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Voter Advisory: Destroying Election Signs Violates District Law

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued an advisory to inform District residents that destroying election signs violates District law.

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AG Racine Sues Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Preschool for Endangering Children, Violating District Childcare Safety Laws

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC), a synagogue that also operates a fee-based childcare center, for routinely ignoring District laws designed to protect children and creating an environment ripe for abuse.

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Leads 13-State Coalition Defending Minnesota’s Deadline Extension For Mail-In Ballots

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 13 state Attorneys General in defending Minnesota’s deadline extension for receiving and counting mail-in ballots that were properly cast on or before Election Day.

Topics: Civil Rights

Know Your Rights: COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

In May, the D.C. Council passed a temporary expansion of the District’s Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (ASSLA), which provides some workers additional paid sick leave during the COVID-19 emergency.

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine’s Lawsuit Stops Trump Administration’s Cruel Cuts to SNAP Food Assistance for 700,000+ Unemployed Americans

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has permanently blocked an effort by the Trump administration to revoke vital Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility for over 700,000 unemployed Americans.

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Leads 17-State Coalition Opposing Alabama’s Attempt To Ban Curbside Voting

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 17 state Attorneys General opposing Alabama’s attempt to ban curbside voting after a federal court permitted local officials the flexibility of allowing it.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Wins Lawsuit Resolving Leadership Crisis at District Nonprofit Caused by Trump Appointee

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Superior Court granted the District’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit to resolve a dispute over control of the Open Technology Fund (OTF), an internet freedom nonprofit.

Topics: Other

ALERT: Food Delivery Workers Should Beware of Car Thefts

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has seen a rise in car thefts involving food delivery drivers because drivers are leaving their cars idling, with keys in the ignition, ripe for theft while the driver is dropping off food.

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Leads 19-State Coalition Opposing Texas Order Drastically Limiting Number Of Ballot Drop-Off Sites

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 19 state Attorneys General in supporting a challenge to a Texas Executive Proclamation that limits the number of absentee ballot drop-off sites in the state to one per county and shutters sites that were already open.

Topics: Civil Rights
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Voter Advisory: Protecting D.C. Residents from Unauthorized Poll Monitoring and Voter Intimidation

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued an advisory on poll monitoring and voter intimidation for District residents in response to a recent interview by President Trump inaccurately suggesting that his office could send law enforcement officials to conduct poll monitoring.