Wed, Apr 20|
An Evening with NC Attorney General Josh Stein: Passover, Civil Rights, and Social Justice
Time & Location
Apr 20, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
About The Event
Join us for "An Evening with NC Attorney General Josh Stein: Passover, Civil Rights, and Social Justice".
The evening will focus on AG Stein's work with the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice (TREC), where their work has been successful and what challenges lie ahead. After the brief presentation, there will be a monitored Q&A portion.
TREC was Established by Governor Roy Cooper in June 2020; AG Josh Stein and NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls are leading the task force, which consists of twenty-four members from a wide range of backgrounds. The Task Force’s work focuses on addressing existing policies and procedures that disproportionately affect communities of color and developing solutions to ensure racial equity in North Carolina’s criminal justice system.
About NC Attorney General Stein:
Josh Stein was sworn in for his first term as North Carolina’s 50th Attorney General in 2017 and his second term in 2021. As Attorney General, he is focused on protecting North Carolina families from crime and consumer fraud.
Stein works to protect taxpayers, seniors, students, and military families from fraud. His Department of Justice won awards or settlements of more than $1.5 billion from scam artists. He is working to improve data security and is leading a national effort to combat robocalls.
Stein is also working to make North Carolina’s law enforcement and criminal justice systems fairer, combating the opioid crisis and getting treatment and recovery resources for North Carolinians struggling with addiction, protecting clean air and water, and fighting the teen vaping epidemic.
Stein previously served as a state Senator and as Senior Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice. In those roles, he successfully led efforts to put more violent criminals behind bars by expanding the state’s DNA database, wrote the School Safety Act and the Identity Theft Protection Act, worked to protect kids from online sexual predators, and helped run payday lenders charging loan shark interest rates out of the state.
Stein grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and earned law and public policy degrees from Harvard University. He and his wife Anna have three children.