Press Release: Government Accountability Project Denounces Senate Rejection of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2022 Government Accountability Project Denounces Senate Rejection of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Senate blocked the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a voting rights bill that would ensure voters can safely and freely cast their ballots, protect against election sabotage, curtail [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds House Passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2022 Government Accountability Project Applauds House Passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a voting rights bill that will ensure voters can safely and freely cast their ballots, protect against [...]

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The Hill: Federal data is key to optimal governance and business — open it with public input

Federal data is key to optimal governance and business — open it with public input This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Biden administration has made it clear that data is vital to achieving its top priorities. President Biden has signed data-driven executive orders on climate change, racial equity, economic recovery and COVID-19. Data is both a [...]

Sputnik International: US DOJ Whistleblowers Urge For Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs

US DoJ Whistleblowers Urge For Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. In a letter obtained by NPR, DoJ whistleblowers urge federal watchdogs and members of Congress to investigate what they say are illegal government directives that forced diversity and inclusion programs planned by the DoJ earlier [...]

NPR: DOJ Whistleblowers Call for Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs

DOJ Whistleblowers Call for Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs This article features Government Accountability Project and our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Justice Department whistleblowers are calling on federal watchdogs and members of Congress to investigate what they call illegal and abusive government directives that waste money and chill "diversity-related [...]

News 5 Cleveland: A Cleveland police officer killed her son. Tamir Rice’s mother says she hasn’t received justice.

A Cleveland police officer killed her son. Tamir Rice’s mother says she hasn't received justice. This article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. CLEVELAND — With the statute of limitations expiring in early December for a federal crime that prosecutors had been considering, Tamir Rice's mother said she [...]

Global Government Forum: Biden to promote diversity and union rights in federal workforce

Biden to promote diversity and union rights in federal workforce This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. President-elect Biden has set out his priorities for government and the federal service, though work on the handover from Donald Trump has so far been blocked by the General Services [...]

Cleveland Scene: NYT: DOJ Ends Civil Rights Investigation of Tamir Rice Killing After Years of Delays and Dysfunction

NYT: DOJ Ends Civil Rights Investigation of Tamir Rice Killing After Years of Delays and Dysfunction This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The New York Times late last week reported that a years-long effort by some in the Department of Justice to conduct a civil rights investigation into the killing of Tamir Rice by [...]

News 5 Cleveland: Report alleges U.S. Department of Justice mishandled Tamir Rice investigation

Report alleges U.S. Department of Justice mishandled Tamir Rice investigation This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. CLEVELAND — The attorney for Tamir Rice's family, the 12-year-old Black boy shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in 2014, said they were “stunned” by The New York Times report alleging [...]

The Washington Post: Justice Dept. quietly curtailed civil rights investigation into Tamir Rice killing

Justice Dept. quietly curtailed civil rights investigation into Tamir Rice killing This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  The Justice Department last year quietly rejected career prosecutors’ bid to use a grand jury to investigate the 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice — a 12-year-old Black boy killed by Cleveland police while [...]