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Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2)

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2) By Sarah Hubbard Government Accountability Project is recognizing Women’s History Month by spotlighting women whistleblowers who have made a difference. Read part one of this series here. Dawn Wooten In July 2020, attorneys at Project South [...]

2021-03-31T14:27:38-04:00March 31st, 2021|Blog, Immigration, National Security, VOA Whistleblowers|

To Promote Accountability, Support Whistleblowers

To Promote Accountability, Support Whistleblowers Whistleblowers are one of the most effective catalysts of accountability. Truths about wrongdoing and illegality exposed by employees of conscience act as a check against powerful individuals and institutions. Time and time again, whistleblower stories serve as a case study for why policies should encourage workers to speak up. However, [...]

2021-03-26T13:07:00-04:00March 29th, 2021|Blog, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1)

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1) By Sarah Hubbard In celebration of Women’s History Month every March, our nation honors women who have made great contributions to American history. Government Accountability Project celebrates a sometimes overlooked group of women who have served our nation [...]

2021-03-26T12:17:05-04:00March 26th, 2021|Blog, Climate Science, Food Integrity, Immigration|

Celebrating Sunshine Week in the Time of a New Dawn

Celebrating Sunshine Week in the Time of a New Dawn Government Accountability Project is shining a light on the importance of whistleblowers to open government during Sunshine Week, March 14-20, 2021. At Government Accountability Project, we believe that truth deserves a champion. Many of the truths we encounter would likely stay hidden if it weren’t [...]

2021-03-18T11:12:30-04:00March 18th, 2021|Blog, Illegal Gag Orders, US Government|

Notes from Underground: The Frack Dance

Notes from Underground: The Frack Dance This blog, along with our previous post regarding pipelines, provides an impression of key topics at the intersection of environmental protection and accountability at the start of the Biden administration. The new United States administration has already shown an inclination to go beyond merely undoing the deregulation of the [...]

Notes from Underground: A New Landscape

Notes from Underground: A New Landscape The change of US administration is set to significantly impact federal environmental policy as well as government transparency, both of which were particularly problematic during the Trump administration. This post provides a view of the state of affairs for pipelines under the Biden administration, as it ties to overall [...]

2021-02-23T10:29:32-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Blog, Environment, Energy, and Climate Change, Pipeline|

Democracy Won. Now Whistleblowers Will be Critical to Maintaining Good Government.

Democracy Won. Now Whistleblowers Will be Critical to Maintaining Good Government. During the Trump presidency, whistleblowers took center stage. Brave individuals stood up against the administration’s wrongdoing – sometimes at great professional and personal cost – for what was right. While this should have been celebrated, whistleblowers were repeatedly attacked by the president. Now, as [...]

2021-01-21T13:50:21-05:00January 21st, 2021|Blog, Whistleblower Rights|

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation  When schools opened across the U.S. amidst the ongoing pandemic, students and public school employees blew the whistle on life-threatening public health and safety practices that violated CDC regulations. In several cases this was met with retaliation. Some school employees and students have legal protections from retaliation, though the [...]

Government Accountability Announces Recipients of the Jane E. Rosen Fund to Support Women Fighting for Scientific Integrity

Government Accountability Announces Recipients of the Jane E. Rosen Fund to Support Women Fighting for Scientific Integrity Last year, Government Accountability Project launched the Jane E. Rosen Fund, which was established to continue Dr. Rosen’s pursuit of justice and truth after her passing in October of 2019. The fund is named after Dr. Rosen, a [...]

“And Then There Were None:” How the suppression of truth-tellers heightens the validity of their work

“And Then There Were None:” How the suppression of truth-tellers heightens the validity of their work By Abby Schneekloth On the morning of December 7, 2020, former COVID-19 data scientist Rebekah Jones found her home raided by ten armed Florida police officers. The justification for this search came from a tip from Jones’ former agency [...]

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