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Each year, the NAAG president identifies an issue to raise public awareness and dedicate Association resources during their one-year term. In typical years, NAAG hosts a Presidential Summit, during which the NAAG president and their colleagues discuss the initiative topic, raise awareness, and suggest solutions to presented challenges.

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine has selected “The People v. Hate: Standing Up for Humanity” as his 2021 Presidential Initiative, which will focus on uniting state and territory attorneys general to counter hate and hate-related violence nationwide.

The initiative aims to elevate the national dialogue surrounding hate and find bipartisan solutions to raise awareness of hate and related violence, prevent hate from taking root in our communities, and support those who have experienced hate, to strengthen all of our communities. Learn more about the initiative by watching the videos below.

Questions about this year’s Presidential Initiative can be directed to NAAG Director of the Center for Excellence in Governance Mike Kuykendall.

Learn about the 2020 Presidential Initiative on Transformational Leadership and Civility or explore previous presidential initiatives.

For more information, contact:

Mike Kuykendall
Director, NAAG Center for Excellence in Governance

Presidential Initiative Videos

Learn more about the 2021 Presidential Initiative by visiting the video archive, which includes videos from the 2021 Presidential Summit: Taking the Politics Out of Hate.

Resources to Combat Hate

Discover a variety of resources designed to assist attorneys general and their staff in combating hate. The resources aim to raise awareness of all forms of hate and extremism.