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AG Racine Announces OAG Wins in Five Lawsuits that Stand Up for Mistreated District Tenants & Advocate for Affordable, Safe Housing
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) had five significant and recent wins in different lawsuits brought to defend vulnerable District residents from neglectful slumlords, dangerous living conditions, and housing discrimination. The…
AG Racine Introduces Legislation to Stop Discrimination In Automated Decision-Making Tools That Impact Individuals' Daily Lives
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today introduced landmark legislation to strengthen civil rights protections for District residents and prohibit companies and institutions from using algorithms that produce biased or discriminatory results and lock individuals, especially members of vulnerable…
What do American citizens living in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa all have in common? They lack equal access to federal social safety net programs, like Supplemental Security Income and food stamps that lift families and children out…
AG Racine Announces Settlements in Three Lawsuits Against Real Estate Companies & Professionals that Discriminated Against District Voucher Holders in Wards 4 & 8
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced three settlements with real estate companies and professionals accused of posting illegal and discriminatory advertisements against housing voucher holders on online platforms.
Ahead of Rally for Abortion Justice, AG Racine Says Patients from Any State, Including Texas, Are Welcome & Protected to Access Abortion Care in the District
Ahead of Saturday’s Rally for Abortion Justice in the District, Attorney General Karl A. Racine today sent a message to patients across the District and the country that if they need abortion care, they can safely and legally access it here.
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.
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.