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AG Racine Leads 22-State Coalition Opposing Trump Administration’s Drastic Limits on International Student Visas

Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced today they are co-leading a group of 22 state Attorneys General in opposing efforts by the Trump administration to severely restrict the amount of time international students are allowed to stay in the…

OP-ED: Too many D.C. families count on food stamps to allow the president to cut the program

The courts this month struck down the president’s plan to cut food stamps to more than 700,000 Americans.

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Leads 15-State Coalition Defending North Carolina’s Extended Deadline For Receiving Mail-In Ballots

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today he is leading a group of 15 state Attorneys General in defending North Carolina’s deadline extension for receiving and counting mail-in ballots that were properly cast on or before Election Day.

Topics: Civil Rights
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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.

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