Attorneys General Signing Letter at 2019 Capital Forum
Attorneys General Yost of Ohio and Nessel of Michigan are joined by fellow attorneys general as they sign NAAG’s endorsement of the FIGHT Act. 

Have a question about NAAG’s endorsement letter process? Please contact NAAG Legislative Director Ryan Greenstein at rgreenstein@naag.org or 202-326-6262.

The nation’s attorneys general determine NAAG’s legislative agenda through an endorsement letter process.  

 Through NAAG endorsement letters, attorneys general: 

  • Provide invaluable insight to the federal government.  
  • Voice their support or dissent for federal legislation and policy.  
  • Communicate recommendations or requests to industry groups or companies. 

For NAAG to endorse a legislative initiative or a specific piece of legislation, a bipartisan group of at least 36 attorneys general must submit their approval. While NAAG is a nonpartisan organization, it engages in policy advocacy only when an issue has bipartisan support from a majority of attorneys general. Learn more about our process and how we determine priorities.

Explore recent NAAG policy letters below or learn about other NAAG advocacy initiatives. 

“You all were among the first group ever to endorse my violence against women bill…And you’re the reason why it became law. When the attorneys general…signed on, people started to pay a lot more attention.”

-Then-Delaware Senator Joseph R. Biden addressing the attorneys general at the 1998 NAAG Spring Meeting

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NAAG Urges Creative Community to Protect Young Viewers from Tobacco Imagery

NAAG is urging the five creative Guilds involved in producing and developing streamed movies and programs to take action to…

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Attorneys General Call for New Consumer Protections to Protect Airline Industry Customers

State attorneys general are on the front lines of protecting American consumers from deceptive and unfair practices by industries. To that end, we strongly urge Congress that any further financial relief provided to the airline industry be coupled with, or followed by, appropriate consumer protection measures.

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Attorneys General Urge Congress to Adopt Key Changes to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

As state Attorneys General, we are often the administrators of grant funding, through our state compensation programs or otherwise, financed directly from the Fund. In order to ensure the predictability and sustainability of these critical funds, change must be enacted to support our states’ ability to effectively serve victims and survivors of crime for years to come.

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NAAG Endorses Edith’s Bill

Throughout the country, attorneys general are fighting senior fraud and abuse. In 2019, several state attorneys general partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal partners to conduct the largest-ever nationwide elder fraud sweep against perpetrators who had repeatedly targeted seniors, resulting in losses of over $750 million.

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NAAG Urges U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to Reevaluate Changes to Claims Processing Policy

We urge the VA to postpone any change to this long-standing policy until the VA, VSOs and veterans can have more thorough discussions regarding the VA’s reasons for the change, the implications it will have on VSOs and veterans, and whether there are alternative solutions that do not call for complete elimination of this critical quality review.

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Attorneys General Urge Senate to Pass Law to Fight Shell Companies

As our States’ chief legal officers, we are concerned about the use of American financial institutions for money laundering by terrorist groups and other criminal enterprises.

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Attorneys General Ask Apple and Google to Ensure All Contact Tracing Apps Serve a Public Health Purpose

Digital contact tracing may provide a valuable tool to understand the spread of COVID-19 and assist the public health response to the pandemic. However, such technology also poses a risk to consumers’ personally identifiable information, including sensitive health information, that could continue long after the present public health emergency ends.

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NAAG Works to Expose Illegal Robocallers

State Attorneys General have long been leaders in the fight against illegal robocallers and their assault on the American people’s privacy.

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Attorneys General Ask Congress to Fund Expanded Access to Broadband

We urge Congress to close the digital divide and help ensure that all Americans have home internet connectivity necessary to participate in telemedicine, teleschooling, and telework as part of any additional legislation that provides relief and recovery resources related to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NAAG Urges Congress to Pass Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act

This legislation ensures that families of officers and first responders lost while fighting the pandemic do not face unnecessary barriers to benefits they have already been promised.

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