Coronavirus Whistleblowers

Houston Chronicle: 1 in 5 immigrants at ICE detention in Houston has COVID-19

Note: this article, featuring our client Dr. Scott Allen and our Senior Counsel and Director of Education Dana Gold, was originally published here. 1 in 5 immigrants at ICE detention in Houston has COVID-19 More than 1 in 5 immigrants held at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Houston have tested positive with [...]

PBS News Hour: WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on incarceration practices during COVID-19

Note: this video and article, featuring our client Dr. Scott Allen, was originally published here. WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on incarceration practices during COVID-19 The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing June 2 on incarceration practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the hearing live in the video player above. Dr. Scott Allen testified [...]

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020 Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention Government Accountability Project Client Testifies About Dangers During Pandemic WASHINGTON - Tomorrow, June 2, at 10:00 am, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing titled “Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19.” Government Accountability [...]

Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the CORE Act

May 26, 2020 Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the CORE Act The Hon. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) The Hon. Charles Schumer (D-NY) United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Hon. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) The Hon. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Members of the Senate and House: We strongly [...]

NowThis: COVID-19 Crisis in ICE Detention Centers

Note: this video, featuring our client Dr. Josiah 'Jody' Rich and Government Accountability Project, can be found here. COVID-19 Crisis in ICE Detention Centers ‘We’re like rats trapped in a cage. If one of us gets sick, we’re all going to get sick.’ — These migrant detainees are sharing what it’s like inside an ICE [...]

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture   

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture    For decades, whistleblowers have told us that it is dangerous when Big Ag puts profits over people. Companies such as Tyson, JBS, and Smithfield, which have historically bulldozed independent businesses to gain control of our meat supply, have built fragile global supply chains in [...]

Common Dreams: Trump Calls Legally Protected Whistleblowing a ‘Racket’ as Fired Scientist Rips President’s Failed Covid-19 Response

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump Calls Legally Protected Whistleblowing a 'Racket' as Fired Scientist Rips President's Failed Covid-19 Response "How can federal employees feel safe to speak up when the president wants to take away their legal protections?" President Donald Trump late Sunday railed [...]

KPFA: Special Broadcast – U.S. House Hearing on Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response

Note: this broadcast, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, can be found here. Special Broadcast - U.S. House Hearing on Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response Live Broadcast of the U.S. Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing: “Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response (Panel I). Witnesses Richard A. Bright, Ph.D. Senior [...]

COVID-19 & the Dismantling of Oversight: How the Trump Administration is Exploiting the Pandemic and Public Distraction to Purge Whistleblowers 

COVID-19 & the Dismantling of Oversight: How the Trump Administration is Exploiting the Pandemic and Public Distraction to Purge Whistleblowers  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform every aspect of our society, from our daily lives to the economy, Government Accountability Project continues to confront the unparalleled challenges of the current moment. While the American public is understandably distracted, the current administration is [...]

Press Release: Food Integrity Campaign Petition to Protect Meat Inspectors During COVID-19 Garners Thousands of Signatures 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 8, 2020  Food Integrity Campaign Petition to Protect Meat Inspectors During COVID-19 Garners Thousands of Signatures  Petition Launch Follows Thousands of COVID-19 cases in Meat Industry   WASHINGTON – This week, the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign launched a petition to expand and strengthen protections for essential workers employed within the meat industry. Meat industry [...]

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