Past Event

States Defending Progress

Center for American Progress Action Fund
10:15 - 11:15 AM EST

In the first 40 days of the Trump presidency, progressive policies from civil rights to climate regulation and from immigration reform to financial protections have already come under attack. In response, many state-level leaders have risen to protect progress made in these areas from further regressive actions.

Attorneys General Lisa Madigan (D-IL), Karl Racine (D-DC), and Mark Herring (D-VA) will discuss how state attorneys general have positioned themselves as the first line of defense, using the legal system to defend policies that protect not only economic and personal well-being but often the most basic human rights.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund as we welcome these champions in a discussion on the role of progressive reform at the state level.

Introductory remarks:

Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Distinguished panelists:

Mark Herring, Attorney General, Virginia
Lisa Madigan, Attorney General, Illinois
Karl Racine, Attorney General, Washington, D.C.


Michele Jawando, Vice President, Legal Progress