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AG Racine Leads 17-State Coalition Defending Texas County Clerk’s Decision To Send Mail-In Voting Applications To Voters

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 17 state Attorneys General to defend a Texas county clerk’s decision to send mail-in voting applications to registered voters ahead of the November election.

Topics: Civil Rights

Newsletter: D.C. Voter Checklist

We are in the home stretch toward Election Day on Tuesday, November 3rd!

D.C. Voter Checklist

But whether you’re a first-time voter or ballot box regular, it’s so important that every District resident make their voice heard this election.

Press Release

AG Racine Leads 22-State Coalition Urging USDA To Remove Red Tape Threatening SNAP During Pandemic

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 22 states and New York City in urging the Trump administration to waive certain administrative burdens so that states can expedite the distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to residents during the pandemic,…

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Announces Former ITT Students To Receive $330 Million In Loan Forgiveness

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that PEAKS Trust, a private loan program run by the defunct for-profit school ITT, will provide more than $580,000 in debt relief for former students in the District as part of a settlement with 48 attorneys general and the federal Consumer…

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AG Racine Announces DCHA Must Upgrade Security at 10 Public Housing Properties, Fund Violence Interruption Services

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) will be required to implement a comprehensive security plan at 10 public housing properties as part of a settlement with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Testimony

OAG Testimony on COVID-19 Tenant Protection and Eviction Prevention

Statement of Jennifer L. Berger, Chief of Social Justice Section, Public Advocacy Division

Topics: Tenant Rights
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AG Racine Files Lawsuit Against EPA Over Failure to Protect Chesapeake Bay

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to protect the Chesapeake Bay and local waters, including the Potomac River.

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AG Racine Sues Seven Real Estate Companies and Professionals to Protect District Tenants From Housing Discrimination

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced three new lawsuits in response to discriminatory actions against District residents taken by seven real estate companies and professionals operating in Wards 4 and 8.

Topics: Tenant Rights
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AG Racine Leads 18-State Coalition Supporting California's Ban On Large-Capacity Magazines

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 18 state Attorneys General to defend California’s ban on large-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Topics: Public Safety