Twenty-One AGs Sent a Letter Urging Fortune 100 CEOs on Legality of DEI Practices

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in sending a letter to Fortune 100 CEOs explaining that diversity, equity, and inclusion practices aimed at addressing racial disparities are not unlawful. The letter refuted arguments made by a coalition of 13 AGs led by Kansas and Tennessee, who had previously sent the CEOs a letter claiming that corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion programs are illegal. The coalition led by AG Ford explained that these programs are not only lawful, but “serve important business purposes” and “remain vital to the wellbeing of our society, both socially and economically.”