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Attorneys General Take Action to Help Constituents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • AGs across the country are using their prominent public profiles to provide reliable information during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey launched a new website with information for first responders and healthcare workers, California AG Xavier Becerra publicized resources to combat intimate-partner violence during the lockdown, and Florida AG Ashley Moody shared tips for safe videoconferencing.
  • A bipartisan group of 25 AGs, led by New York AG Letitia James, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calling on the Department of the Treasury to ensure that emergency stimulus payments authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) are protected from garnishment by debt collectors.
  • Massachusetts AG Healey also sent a letter to the state’s Division of Insurance asking for an immediate reduction in personal auto insurance premiums, arguing that car travel and accidents have fallen significantly as a result of stay-at-home orders and that insurance premiums should also be lowered until driving picks up again.