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Government Accountability Project Statement on the Protests Against Racism

June 2, 2020 Government Accountability Project Statement on the Protests Against Racism   WASHINGTON – For the past week, tens of thousands of Americans have joined together to protest police brutality and systemic racism following the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. These protests come at a time when our country is [...]

2020-06-03T12:34:56-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Letter, Police accountability, Press release|

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 [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Clients Spotlighted in New Publication by Award-Winning Journalist  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  05/14/20  Government Accountability Project Clients Spotlighted in New Publication by Award-Winning Journalist   Acclaimed Journalist Publishes Book Showcasing Major Whistleblower Stories  WASHINGTON – This week, acclaimed author and investigative journalist Daniel Moldea published Money, Politics, and Corruption in U.S. Higher Education: The Stories of Whistleblowers. Moldea focuses on the rampant corruption in higher education and uses case studies to track whistleblowers’ journeys from disclosure to [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Attorneys Submit Recommendations to United Nations Internal Justice Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 13, 2020  Government Accountability Project Attorneys Submit Recommendations to United Nations Internal Justice Council Letter Seeks to Improve Whistleblower Protection and Internal Justice System WASHINGTON – The United Nations International Justice Council (IJC) is submitting recommendations to the General Assembly on how to improve internal justice systems within the UN, including protection for whistleblowers. Government Accountability Project was invited to submit recommendations [...]

2020-05-13T14:16:34-04:00May 13th, 2020|International, Press release, United Nations|

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 [...]

Press Release: Senator Wyden Opposes Senior Intelligence Official’s Nomination Over Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2020 Senator Wyden Opposes Senior Intelligence Official’s Nomination Over Whistleblowers WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) opposed William Evanina’s nomination to serve as the Senate-confirmed Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). Sen. Wyden’s opposition comes days after Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) lifted his 2018 hold on [...]

Press Statement: Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Keeping Meat Plants Open Amidst Pandemic 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 30, 2020  Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Keeping Meat Plants Open Amidst Pandemic  WASHINGTON – President Trump announced on Tuesday that he intended to order meat plants to stay open by declaring them essential infrastructure under the Defense Production Act. This order comes after more than 6,000 meat workers have tested positive and 20 have died of COVID-19. Across the country, plants have been closing in [...]

Study Projects Significant Impact on Immigrants and Local Health Care if ICE Detention Populations are not Decreased

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/27/2020 Study Projects Significant Impact on Immigrants and Local Health Care if ICE Detention Populations are not Decreased New Modeling Demonstrates How Spread of COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Will Impact Facility Populations and Local Health Care Systems Providence, RI – A new paper released today captures the results of a modeling project that [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against a DHS Director 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  04/23/20  Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against a DHS Director  Doctor Leading Agency Effort to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine Removed from Post   WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the top official responsible for researching a vaccine for the novel coronavirus had been dismissed from his post after pushing for significant vetting of controversial treatments President Donald [...]

Press Statement: Federal Court Orders ICE to Consider Releasing Detainees Amidst Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2020 Federal Court Orders ICE to Consider Releasing Detainees Amidst Pandemic Decision Cites Government Accountability Project Clients’ Letter on Health Concerns LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, immigration detainees won a court case against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Federal District Court  in Los Angeles, The decision ordered ICE to consider releasing [...]

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