Whistleblower Rights

Press Release: Make It Safe Coalition Commends New Legislation to Protect All Congressional Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2020 Make It Safe Coalition Commends New Legislation to Protect All Congressional Whistleblowers Government Accountability Project Joins Coalition in Supporting the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act WASHINGTON — This morning, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act to strengthen federal workers’ right to communicate with Congress without fear [...]

Press Release: Make It Safe Coalition Praises New Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2020 Make It Safe Coalition Praises New Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers Government Accountability Project Joins Coalition in Supporting Composite Legislation to Strengthen the Whistleblower Protection Act of 2012 WASHINGTON ­– Today, 10 organizations in The Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) Steering Committee praised House Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) [...]

WNYC: Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before

Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before This show features Government Accountability Project's Legal Director Tom Devine and originally aired here. In recent months, we've been able to witness police misconduct from anywhere in the nation, via smartphone video captured by civilians and activists on the ground. More often than not, though, the only witnesses to police [...]

House Introduces New Bill to Improve Whistleblower Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2020 House Introduces New Bill to Improve Whistleblower Legislation Government Accountability Project Praises the Whistleblower Protection Empowerment Act as a Step Toward More Comprehensive Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Merit Systems Protection Board Empowerment Act of 2020 to reauthorize the U.S. Merit Systems [...]

Foreign Policy: ‘Campaign of Bullying’ Prompts Key Trump Impeachment Witness to Quit Army

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. ‘Campaign of Bullying’ Prompts Key Trump Impeachment Witness to Quit Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified on Trump’s withholding of aid to Ukraine, faced a White House block to further promotion. A key witness in the impeachment trial of President [...]

The Hill: To Change the Culture of Silence, Protect Police Whistleblowers

Note: this op-ed, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine and whistleblower Frank Serpico, was originally published here. To Change the Culture of Silence, Protect Police Whistleblowers After millions of people around the world watched in horror as George Floyd died during an arrest by Minneapolis police officers, many Americans are awakening to the historical consequences of systemic racism and the [...]

Daily Commercial News: Legal Notes: Whistleblowing — Publicity Risks for Companies Versus Legal Risks for Employees

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Legal Notes: Whistleblowing — Publicity Risks for Companies Versus Legal Risks for Employees Whistleblowing is generally defined as “the disclosure by organization members (former and current) of the illegal, immoral and illegitimate practices under the control of their employers to persons or [...]

2020-06-30T09:25:38-04:00June 30th, 2020|In The News, International, Whistleblower Rights|

Sign On: Policy Paper on Ending Gag Lawsuits

Read the original policy paper here. Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights The problem: gag lawsuits against public interest defenders The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that hold those in positions of power to account. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) are lawsuits brought forward [...]

Government Accountability Project Congratulates Department of Defense Whistleblower on Victory

Government Accountability Project Congratulates Department of Defense Whistleblower on Victory Government Accountability Project congratulates Jacqueline Garrick, founder of Whistleblowers of America (WoA), on her recent victory at the MSPB following a years-long battle after blowing the whistle on attempted contracting fraud and tragic mission breakdowns at the Department of Defense’s Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO). [...]

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 [...]

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