News & Updates

The Office of the Attorney General’s Legal Victories Cracking Down on Wage Theft

Far too often, OAG has seen employers cheat District workers out of hard-earned wages and break the law to gain an unfair edge over competitors.

Topics: Worker Rights

The Office of the Attorney General’s Legal Victories Protecting Housing for DC Residents

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has been using all the tools in our toolbox to preserve existing housing and protect tenants.

T-Mobile customers should take action to protect their identities, as their data may be for sale on the dark web

Residents who were impacted by the massive data breach announced by T-Mobile in August 2021 should take steps to protect their information from identity theft, because they are at heightened risk as a result of the breach.

OP-ED: We sued the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to prevent another Jan. 6

That’s why we are teaming up in a landmark lawsuit against two violent groups and their members and affiliates for their role in the Jan. 6 attack. The litigation, filed Tuesday, is the first civil case brought by a government body to hold insurrectionists — here, the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers…

Topics: Other

OP-ED: The Mayor Must Step Up and Reform the DC Jail

Recent reports of squalid conditions in the District’s jail are unfortunately not new. But they should finally serve as a clarion call to District leaders to take bold action. Instead of making modest improvements to our crumbling jail, the District must use this moment to take a different…

Topics: Other

OP-ED: Dear SCOTUS, 3.5 Million Americans in territories deserve same federal benefits

What do American citizens living in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa all have in common? They lack equal access to federal social safety net programs, like Supplemental Security Income and food stamps that lift families and children out…

Topics: Civil Rights

OP-ED: We Must Keep Our Eyes on the Prize – Voting Rights for All  

The release of a compromise voting bill by 8 Senate Democrats coupled with the recent passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the House is a small – but promising – step in the fight for voting rights. As Congressional negotiations play out, we must keep our eyes on the prize…

Topics: Other

OP-ED: Violence Interruption Programs Can Break the Cycle of Violence  

As recent high-profile shootings have focused the city’s attention on gun violence, more needs to be done to address it.  

Topics: Other

Learn About CURE THE STREETS and Our Grant Application Process

Please join us for our virtual information sessions on July 12 at 6:00pm to learn more. Our Co-chiefs and Grant Administrator will review our guidelines, walk through the application, provide direction, and answer applicant questions. 

Topics: Other

OP-ED: Mr. President, keep your promise on the death penalty

President Biden’s Justice Department recently filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who, along with his older brother, bombed the Boston Marathon in 2013. 

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