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AG Racine Sues Predatory Online Lender For Illegal High-Interest Loans To District Consumers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Elevate, an online lender, for deceptively marketing high-cost loans carrying interest rates far above the District’s cap on interest rates.

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AG Racine Announces D.C. Winners of National “Do The Write Thing” Challenge Anti-Violence Essay Contest

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced Amari Edmonds and Tyler Willis were selected as the District of Columbia winners for the “Do the Write Thing” Challenge, a national anti-violence essay contest.

Topics: Public Safety

Newsletter: Protecting Peaceful Protests

Today, as the District reels from a night of chaos sparked by a tyrannical president, local government must offer a promise to all residents: we are with you, and we will protect you.

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Statement by AG Racine on President Trump’s Unconscionable Order to Assault Peaceful Protestors Around Lafayette Square

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to direct federal law enforcement and military police to attack peaceful protestors demonstrating against police brutality outside of the White House last night.

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Secures Instacart Agreement to Expand COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave for Grocery Delivery Workers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Instacart will expand its COVID-19 Extended Pay Program in order to address the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG’s) desire to expand protections for workers and protect public health.

Topics: Worker Rights

District Voting Rights and Information

The District of Columbia’s primary election is Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and the special election for Ward 2 is Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

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OP-ED: Leaders must step up to fight hate

Two contagions are ravaging the United States today. Our leaders must combat both the coronavirus and hate in a way that unites us all behind our common enemy and inspires us to love. 

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AG Racine Leads State Coalition To Stop Trump SNAP Cuts That Would Leave Millions Hungry During Pandemic

Attorney General Karl A. Racine and New York Attorney General Letitia James today led a coalition of 24 Attorneys General and the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York in urging Congress to block the Trump administration’s attempts to cut vital food assistance for millions of Americans,…

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AG Racine Announces Fossil-Fuel Energy Company Must Pay $2.5 million for Polluting the Potomac River

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that GenOn Holdings, Inc., a major U.S. fossil-fuel power producer, is required to pay $2.5 million to the District to resolve allegations that one of its powerplants illegally discharged oil and other pollutants directly into the Potomac River.…

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Leads State Coalition Opposing North Carolina's Unfair Voting Restrictions For Formerly Incarcerated Citizens

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of five Attorneys General in opposing a North Carolina law that attaches burdensome barriers to voting for former felons who have returned to their communities.

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