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AG Racine Leads Multistate Coalition Opposing Minnesota's Voting Restrictions for Returning Citizens

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 17 attorneys general opposing a discriminatory Minnesota law that bars those convicted of felonies from voting until they have completed the terms of their parole, probation, or supervised release.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Supports Biden Administration Effort to Strengthen Protections Against Housing Discrimination

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reinstate a rule protecting Americans from housing discrimination that was scrapped by the Trump administration.

Topics: Civil Rights

AG Racine Announces the 2021 Artist v. Hate Contest Winners

This week, AG Racine announced the winners for OAG and Project Create DC’s Artists v. Hate contest.

Topics: Civil Rights

OP-ED: States are working to restrict voting. It's time to fight against the passage of suppression laws

States are debating more than 250 bills that would restrict voters, so it is time to fight against this voter suppression.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Announces Two Actions to Stop Discrimination Against District Residents Living East of the River

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced two separate actions to prevent discrimination against District residents who live east of the Anacostia River.

Topics: Civil Rights

OP-ED: President Biden’s choice for U.S. attorney should reflect D.C. values

The next U.S. attorney must possess a clear vision that honors the rule of law and embraces reform.

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AG Racine Leads Coalition of 18 Attorneys General Defending Key Provision of the Voting Rights Act Before Supreme Court

Attorney General Karl A. Racine yesterday led a coalition of 18 Attorneys General urging the Supreme Court to uphold a robust test for applying Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which prohibits policies and practices that interfere with citizens’ right to vote based on their race.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Urges Facebook to Halt Weapon Accessory Advertisements Amid Heightened Threats Ahead of Inauguration

Attorney General Karl A. Racine, along with Illinois AG Kwame Raoul, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, and New Jersey AG Gurbir S. Grewal, today issued a letter urging Facebook to halt advertisements of military tactical gear and weapon accessories until after the inauguration.

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Statement by AG Racine on Hate Groups Demonstrating in D.C. on January 5 & 6

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement regarding the upcoming demonstrations that will take place in downtown D.C. on January 5 and 6.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Leads 23-State Coalition Encouraging Diversity and Local Ownership in Broadcast Media

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 23 Attorneys General voicing concern with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of rules designed to promote diversity and local ownership in broadcast media.

Topics: Civil Rights