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Photos: Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images and William Tong

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong will host a national convening to address anti-AAPI hate next week.

Why it matters: Officials have faced increasing pressure to tackle anti-Asian hate in the weeks following a mass shooting in Georgia that killed eight people, including six Asian women. Anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police in some of the largest U.S. cities jumped nearly 150% in 2020, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University.

  • The event is part of Racine's yearlong initiative, "The People v. Hate: Standing Up for Humanity," as president of the National Association of Attorney General Association (NAAG).

Details: The convening, hosted with the Attorney General Alliance, will bring together a range of top legal and policy experts, advocates and business leaders to discuss anti-AAPI hate and "pledge to take educational and actionable steps to help stop it."

  • Slated for Tuesday, the event will kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
  • Participants include John Yang from Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC; Sung Yeon Choimorrow from the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum; Manjusha P. Kulkarni from Stop AAPI Hate and Kim Poyer from the FBI.

The big picture: Several attorneys general have spoken out about facing hate and discrimination on the job.

  • Tong, who is Chinese American, was once called "Kim Jong Tong" by an opponent.
  • California Attorney General Rob Bonta, who is Filipino American, has promised to make anti-Asian hate — and hate at large — a priority in his office.
  • Asian Americans are underrepresented in law enforcement, which experts say can make it more difficult for police to identify and counter anti-Asian hate crimes.

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Women of color turned out to vote at record rates in the 2020 election, with almost nine in 10 agreeing that the stakes were too high not to vote, according to a new poll.

Why it matters: The findings in the poll, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of a group of reproductive justice organizations, appear to confirm the highly-motivated voting bloc's emerging power.

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Why it matters: Job gains slowed sharply, but the labor market recovery remains on track.

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