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Attorney General James and Multistate Coalition Secure $391.5 Million from Google for Misleading Millions of Users about Location Data Tracking

Attorney General James and Multistate Coalition Secure $391.5 Million from Google for Misleading Millions of Users about Location Data Tracking

New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 40 attorneys general, today secured $391.5 million from Google for misleading millions of users about its location data tracking. A multistate investigation found that Google failed to notify users that location tracking services were automatically turned on for web and app activity. Millions […]

Legislator Drucker Attends Girls, Inc. LI’s Annual Luncheon

Legislator Drucker Attends Girls, Inc. LI’s Annual Luncheon

Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) joined Girls Inc. Long Island on Thursday, Nov. 3 at their annual “Fuel Her Fire” luncheon at The Heritage Club in Bethpage. During the celebration, Legislator Drucker presented Nassau County Legislature Citations to “Girl of the Year” Dreshta Boghra and “Alumna of the Year” Amy Stephanie […]

'The Trend With Justin A Williams' Podcast, Episode 219: The Cannabis Victory in New York and Beyond with CEO/Deputy Sec. Jesse Campoamor

‘The Trend With Justin A Williams’ Podcast, Episode 219: The Cannabis Victory in New York and Beyond with CEO/Deputy Sec. Jesse Campoamor

Jesse Campoamor has served as the deputy secretary for intergovernmental affairs for the Governor of New York State. In that role, Jesse played a critical role for the state in helping to get adult-use cannabis passed in New York State.We discuss his journey, his process, his future goals and talk about the state of education […]

PRESIDENT BIDEN COMES ON REV. AL SHARPTON’S SHOW TO TELL BLACK AMERICA HOW HE’S DELIVERED FOR THEM IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS

PRESIDENT BIDEN COMES ON REV. AL SHARPTON’S SHOW TO TELL BLACK AMERICA HOW HE’S DELIVERED FOR THEM IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS

President Biden sat down for a one-on-one interview with Rev. Al Sharpton today to tell Black Americans how the Biden-Harris administration has delivered for them in less than two years in office. The President’s message comes just days before the 2022 midterm elections, which are viewed as a referendum on the safety of democracy in […]

Rev. Sharpton Responds To Russian Court Decision to Uphold Brittney Griner's Sentence

Rev. Sharpton Responds To Russian Court Decision to Uphold Brittney Griner’s Sentence

Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), today once again urged the Russian government to show mercy upon Brittney Griner after an appeals court upheld the WNBA superstar’s sentence on drug charges. “What else must Brittney Griner do to show she has suffered enough? She has told every judge, official, […]

Attorney General James Takes Action to Immediately Stop Donald Trump and the Trump Organization from Continuing Financial Fraud

Attorney General James Takes Action to Immediately Stop Donald Trump and the Trump Organization from Continuing Financial Fraud

New York Attorney General Letitia James took action today to stop Donald Trump and the Trump Organization from continuing to engage in the significant fraudulent and illegal business activity outlined in Attorney General James’ September 2022 lawsuit pending trial. In a motion for a preliminary injunction filed today, Attorney General James is seeking several measures […]

REV. AL SHARPTON RESPONDS TO BIDEN PARDON OF SIMPLE MARIJUANA POSSESSIONS

REV. AL SHARPTON RESPONDS TO BIDEN PARDON OF SIMPLE MARIJUANA POSSESSIONS

Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), issued the following statement on President Biden’s marijuana reforms, which include a historic decision to pardon of all federal offenses of simple possession. “The United States will never justly legalize marijuana until it reckons with the outdated policies that equated thousands of young […]

#WinWithBlackWomen And Their Brothers Convene in Historic Show of Unity Ahead of Midterms

#WinWithBlackWomen And Their Brothers Convene in Historic Show of Unity Ahead of Midterms

The #WinWithBlackWomen collective for the first time welcomed a plurality of their brothers running for office and activating their neighbors ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. The group – which included DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, Senate Candidate Mandela Barnes, Gubernatorial Candidate Wes Moore, Rev. Al Sharpton, Derrick Johnson and Terrance Woodbury – spoke to the […]

Attorney General James Works To Stop Efforts to Dismantle the U.S. Postal Service

Attorney General James Works To Stop Efforts to Dismantle the U.S. Postal Service

New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision permanently stopping Postmaster General Louis DeJoy from taking certain measures that would degrade mail service and further undermine the United States Postal Service (USPS). “After […]

NY State Dental Association  Pledges $50,000 To “Vote Yes on 2” Campaign in Massachusetts: New Law Would Require Bulk of Dental Insurance Premiums to be Spent on Patient Care

NY State Dental Association Pledges $50,000 To “Vote Yes on 2” Campaign in Massachusetts: New Law Would Require Bulk of Dental Insurance Premiums to be Spent on Patient Care

The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) has voted to support proposed legislation in Massachusetts that would ensure patient dollars are spent on patient care.    Question 2, on Massachusetts’s state ballot next month, if passed, would require insurance companies to spend at least 83% of patient premiums on patient care rather than employee compensation, corporate […]

Attorney General James’ Statement on Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico

Attorney General James’ Statement on Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico

New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement on the ongoing relief efforts for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona: “The Biden administration’s decision to temporarily waive the Jones Act to allow critical resources to get to Puerto Rico is an important step in accelerating recovery efforts. I have previously called for this […]

Attorney General James Leads Coalition to Support Fast-Food Restaurant Workers

Attorney General James Leads Coalition to Support Fast-Food Restaurant Workers

New York Attorney General Letitia James continued her efforts to stand up for workers’ rights, leading a coalition of 15 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief to defend a New York City statute that requires just cause to fire or reduce the hours of a fast-food chain employee. This law, which took effect in 2021, requires […]

Attorney General James Sues Cryptocurrency Platform for Operating Illegally and Defrauding Investors

Attorney General James Sues Cryptocurrency Platform for Operating Illegally and Defrauding Investors

New York Attorney General Letitia James joined seven state securities regulators in suing cryptocurrency companies Nexo Inc. and Nexo Capital Inc. (Nexo), for failing to register with the state as securities and commodities brokers or dealers and for lying to investors about their registration status. Despite warnings from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) […]

NATIONAL LEADERS MARK HISTORIC CONVENING OF THE WHITE HOUSE UNITED WE STAND SUMMIT

NATIONAL LEADERS MARK HISTORIC CONVENING OF THE WHITE HOUSE UNITED WE STAND SUMMIT

Leaders of national organizations representing racial and ethnic groups targeted by violent extremists today convened at the White House for the United We Stand summit. In May, the National Action Network (NAN), Anti-Defamation League (ADL), National Urban League (NUL), Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) urged President Biden […]

Weekly Community Op-Ed / Mayor Eric Adams

Weekly Community Op-Ed / Mayor Eric Adams

Sat., Sept. 17 – Fri., Sept. 23, 2022 Last week, the United Nations gathered in our city for the annual General Assembly, the first in-person Assembly in two years. I was honored to meet with leaders from all over globe to discuss the many issues we’re facing, from migration to economic recovery to climate change. […]