News & Updates

Newsletter: Fighting Voter Suppression & Intimidation at the Polls

Over the past several weeks, OAG has been working around the clock to ensure voters in the District and nationwide can vote easily and safely in this election.

Press Release

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
Press Release

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.

Press Release

AG Racine Leads 17-State Coalition Opposing Mississippi’s Restrictive Vote-By-Mail Requirements

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that he is leading a group of 17 state Attorneys General in supporting a challenge to several vote-by-mail requirements in Mississippi that threaten the health of voters and could suppress the vote.

Topics: Civil Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Announces FY21 Cure the Streets Grantees and Debuts New Logo for Program

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced grant awards to three community partners that will continue to implement the Cure the Streets violence interruption program in Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) and the winners of a District-wide contest to design a new logo for the program.

Topics: Public Safety
Press Release

AG Racine Leads 18-State Coalition Opposing South Carolina’s Witness Requirement For Mail-In Ballots

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that he is leading a group of 18 state Attorneys General in supporting a challenge to a South Carolina law that requires a witness signature for voters to cast their ballots by mail.

Topics: Civil Rights
Testimony

OAG Testimony on Sanctuary Values Amendment Act of 2019

Statement of Aurélie Mathieu, Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Legislative Affairs, Office of the Attorney General  

Topics: Immigration
Press Release

AG Racine Announces Capitol Drywall Must Pay $200K Penalty to Resolve Wage Theft Investigation

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Capitol Drywall, Inc., a Maryland construction company, will be required to pay a $200,000 penalty as part of a wage theft settlement with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Topics: Worker Rights

Don’t Be Scammed By A ‘Phantom Debt’ Collector

Phantom debt is a term for debt that either does not exist, has already been discharged, or has been artificially (and illegally) inflated, but somehow continues to haunt the debtor.

Suicide Prevention Month: Mental Health Resources

This Suicide Prevention Month, the Office of the Attorney General wants you to know that you are not alone.

Topics: Public Safety