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“America’s Promise: Keeping Our Kids Safe” Begins Tomorrow in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen tonight welcomes to the City of Milwaukee State Attorneys General from around the nation for his National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Presidential Summit, “America’s Promise: Keeping Our Kids Safe.” As President of NAAG, Attorney General Van Hollen is kicking off his yearlong initiative with a summit featuring speakers and experts from around the nation. “America’s Promise: Keeping Our Kids Safe” begins tomorrow at The Pfister Hotel. An agenda for the two-day conference is available here.
“This summit is designed to address one of my top priorities – protecting our children from victimization. It covers some of the biggest challenges in fulfilling that mission, for instance, preventing school violence and drug abuse,” Van Hollen said. “We’re also exploring and sharing some effective ways to improve their futures through unique partnerships, such as the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s Badges for Baseball Program and others.”
Sessions scheduled for tomorrow include:
· Remarks by Cal Ripken, Jr., MLB Hall of Famer and Co-Founder, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
During the annual summer meeting of NAAG, Van Hollen was formally elected by his nationwide peers to be the NAAG President. In 2011, Attorney General Van Hollen’s peers elected him to the office of Vice President of NAAG.
NAAG’s mission is: "To facilitate interaction among Attorneys General as peers and to facilitate the enhanced performance of Attorneys General and their staffs." NAAG fosters an environment of "cooperative leadership," helping Attorneys General respond effectively - individually and collectively - to emerging state and federal issues. The Association fosters interstate cooperation on legal and law enforcement issues, conducts policy research and analysis of issues, conducts training, and facilitates communication between the states’ chief legal officers and all levels of government. To learn more, visit www.naag.org.