News & Updates

Fighting for Elder Justice so Older DC Residents Can Live with Dignity

Last Thursday, I joined AARP DC State Director Louis Davis, Jr. and more than a hundred DC residents for a conversation about how our office prioritizes combatting exploitation of older District residents, how to help protect our older neighbors from financial abuse and scams, and how we can…

Topics: Elder Justice
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AG Racine Leads Coalition Challenging Florida "Don't Say Gay" Law Which Bans Discussion of LGBTQ Issues in Schools

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in opposing Florida’s recently enacted and discriminatory “Don’t Say Gay” law which prevents classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity, posing a serious threat to LGBTQ+ students who are…

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Joins Conversation with AARP DC on OAG's Landmark Work Protecting Older Residents & Vulnerable Adults from Financial Abuse

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today joined AARP DC State Director Louis Davis Jr. for a virtual conversation about the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) innovative approach to protecting the District’s 87,000 residents over 65 years old from elder exploitation, abuse, and neglect; holding…

Topics: Elder Justice

CONSUMER ALERT: Flea and Tick Prevention Pet Products Containing Dangerous TCVP

We seek tick and flea protection for our pets because ticks and fleas both annoy our pets and can carry serious diseases that affect our pets and us. However, many tick and flea collars seen in stores contain TCVP – a dangerous chemical that presents serious health risks to our pets, children,…

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AG Racine Leads Coalition Urging the Biden Administration to Protect Haitian Migrants Fleeing Persecution

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today led a coalition of 15 attorneys general in filing a friend of the court brief supporting nonprofit group Haitian Bridge Alliance’s challenge to the federal government’s treatment of Haitian…

Topics: Immigration

Defending Workers So Everyone Gets Their Hard-Earned Wages and Benefits

Workers are the backbone of the District and help make our city run. My office works hard every day to stand up for District workers and ensure that they aren’t taken advantage of or mistreated by their employers. We make sure workers receive the wages and benefits that they are entitled to,…

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine Leads Coalition Urging Supreme Court Not To Weaken Voting Rights Act Protections in Alabama Redistricting Case

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 21 attorneys general urging the Supreme Court not to undo four decades of legal precedent that protects the voting power of minority communities.

Topics: Other
Testimony

OAG Testimony on Bill 24-808 "Human Rights Sanctuary Amendment Act of 2022" and Bill 24-726 "Enhancing Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2022"

Statement of Karl A. Racine, Attorney General and Kate L. Vlach, Policy Director Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Topics: Other
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AG Racine Sues Janitorial Companies for Misclassifying Workers and Denying Them Hard-Earned Wages and Sick Leave

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Jan-Pro Franchising International and Jan-Pro of Washington, DC (referred to together as “Jan-Pro”) for operating a multilevel franchising scheme that misclassifies janitorial employees as independent contractors. Jan-Pro lured…

Topics: Other
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AG Racine Leads Coalition of 20 Attorneys General Backing Important New Federal Rule to Regulate Ghost Guns & Make Communities Safer

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today, alongside his counterparts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, led a group of 20 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief supporting an important new federal rule regulating “ghost guns”: unserialized weapons that are often made at home from weapon parts…

Topics: Public Safety