In response to a recent letter from 21 state attorneys general urging the American Bar Association to remove race-based criteria from its accreditation process, 19 other state AGs wrote a letter Thursday refuting what they called “baseless attacks on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and programs.”

The letter, spearheaded by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, is not only addressed to the ABA but also to “Fortune 100 CEOs and other organizations unfairly targeted for their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”