Press Releases

Press Releases2019-12-13T07:37:55-05:00

PRESS STATEMENT: Silencing and Intimidating Whistleblowers about Coronavirus Could Have Grave Consequences for Public Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/28/2020  Silencing and Intimidating Whistleblowers about Coronavirus Could Have Grave Consequences for Public Health WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the New York Times reported that Vice President Mike Pence, who President Trump announced would coordinate the government’s response to the Coronavirus, directed government health officials and scientists to “coordinate [...]

February 28th, 2020|Categories: Press, Public Health, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Release: Whistleblowing Community Blasts Merit Systems Vacancies

For Immediate Release: 2/26/2020 Whistleblowing Community Blasts Merit Systems Vacancies Make It Safe Coalition Calls for Reforms to Whistleblowing Laws WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the members of the Steering Committee of the trans-ideological, bi-partisan whistleblower support coalition, the Make It Safe Campaign, sent a letter calling on congressional leadership to revive crippled [...]

February 26th, 2020|Categories: MISC, MSPB, Press, Press release, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Release: Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill Protecting Aviation Whistleblowers

For Immediate Release: 2/25/2020 Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill Protecting Aviation Whistleblowers Government Accountability Project Endorses Aviation Whistleblowing Bill WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Restoring Aviation Accountability Act of 2019, which bolsters protections and incentives for a comprehensive class of aviation whistleblowers. The bill affords employees, contractors, and [...]

February 26th, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, Press, Press release|

Press Release: White House Removes Impeachment Witness

For Immediate Release: 2/7/2020 White House Removes Impeachment Witness Administration’s Actions Against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Could Create Chilling Effect WASHINGTON - Today, CNN reported that Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was “pushed out of his role” from the National Security Council. The move comes just months after Lt. Col. Vindman [...]

DOI Whistleblower Reaches Settlement after 5-Year Battle for Reinstatement, Back pay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/4/2020 DOI Whistleblower Reaches Settlement after 5-Year Battle for Reinstatement, Back pay Government Accountability Project Client Concludes Legal Fight WASHINGTON - Thanks to effective support by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), the five-and-a-half year ordeal for Department of Interior whistleblower Jeffrey Missal is over. In [...]

February 4th, 2020|Categories: Press release|

For Immediate Release: Sen. Rand Paul Attempts to Out Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower

For Immediate Release  1/30/2020 Sen. Rand Paul Attempts to Out Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower Government Accountability Project Cautions Chilling Effect on Whistleblowers  WASHINGTON ‒ Today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) offered the name of a person who he alleges to be the Ukraine whistleblower on the Senate floor and at a press [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: DHS WHISTLEBLOWER TO TESTIFY AS EXPERT IN “SEATTLE SIX” TRIAL

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2020 DHS WHISTLEBLOWER TO TESTIFY AS EXPERT IN “SEATTLE SIX” TRIAL Government Accountability Project client Dr. Scott Allen to Testify as Expert on Impacts of Child Detention in Trial of “Seattle Six” Constituents Urging Congressional Action WASHINGTON - On Thursday, January 30, Dr. Scott Allen, [...]

January 28th, 2020|Categories: Immigration, Press release|

Government Accountability Project Submits Letter to OSC in Support of Climate Science Whistleblower

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2019 Government Accountability Project Submits Letter to OSC in Support of Climate Science Whistleblower WASHINGTON — On December 17, Government Accountability Project submitted a letter to the Office of Special Counsel in support of climate scientist and federal whistleblower Dr. George Luber, whose employer, the Centers for Disease Control and [...]

December 18th, 2019|Categories: Climate Science, Press release|

Press Advisory: USDA Meat Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Dangerous New Hog Inspection System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2019 USDA Meat Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Dangerous New Hog Inspection System NBC’s Morning Joe features two Food Integrity Campaign clients who reveal food safety threats from USDA’s “modernization” of hog inspection WASHINGTON -- Today, two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspectors [...]

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Food Integrity, Food Integrity, Press, Press release, Public Health|

Sign On: Bring Joel home! ¡Regresen a Delmer a Casa!

Dear Secretary Scalia: On Oct. 12, construction worker Delmer Joel Ramírez Palma was working on the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans when the structure collapsed, killing three workers and injuring dozens more. Ramirez Palma sustained serious injuries, but survived. Ramírez Palma had done construction work in the New Orleans [...]

December 13th, 2019|Categories: Letter, Press|

PRESS RELEASE: UN INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION FIRES CYBER SECURITY WHISTLEBLOWER AFTER U.S. WITHDRAWS MILLIONS OVER WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION CONCERNS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2019 UN INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION FIRES CYBER SECURITY WHISTLEBLOWER AFTER U.S. WITHDRAWS MILLIONS OVER WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION CONCERNS MONTREAL - On December 13, 2019, the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) fired whistleblower Vincent Smith for his disclosure that ICAO’s leadership responded inadequately to a [...]

December 13th, 2019|Categories: International, Press release, United Nations|

PRESS RELEASE Ukraine Passes Anti-Corruption Whistleblower Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2019 UKRAINE PASSES ANTI-CORRUPTION WHISTLEBLOWER LAW New Whistleblower Law Signed by President Volodymyr Zelensky Stronger than U.S. Rights UKRAINE -- On October 17 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed new whistleblower reforms into law. Current questions about Ukraine’s commitment to fight corruption complicate Zelensky’s efforts to [...]

December 11th, 2019|Categories: Press, Press release, Ukraine|

PRESS RELEASE: TSA WHISTLEBLOWER CHARGES COVER-UP OF ONGOING AVIATION SECURITY BREAKDOWN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/11/2019 TSA Whistleblower Charges Cover-Up of Ongoing Aviation Security Breakdown WASHINGTON – Today, former Federal Air Marshal (FAM) Robert MacLean released his November 26 rebuttal to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) incomplete report instigated by his whistleblower disclosures. The rebuttal, a 58-page white paper, details an ongoing [...]

December 11th, 2019|Categories: National Security, Press release, TSA|

In Remembrance of Cooper Brown 

In Remembrance of Cooper Brown  It is with great sadness that we announce that the Honorable E. Cooper Brown, director of Government Accountability Project’s Corporate Responsibility Program, has passed away. His professional life as an attorney was devoted in equal parts to advocacy on behalf of workers, adjudicating whistleblower and [...]

December 4th, 2019|Categories: Press, Uncategorized|

Press Release: USCIS Union and Government Accountability Project Respond to USCIS Management’s Attempts to Intimidate Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2019 Contact: Andrew Harman Communications Director Government Accountability Project andrewh@whistleblower.org USCIS Union and Government Accountability Project Respond to USCIS Management’s Attempts to Intimidate Whistleblowers Recent publicly reported actions by USCIS management effectively and illegally stifle guaranteed whistleblower rights, say union, whistleblower protection organization WASHINGTON – [...]

November 26th, 2019|Categories: Immigration, MPP, Press, Press release|

PRESS RELEASE: House Committee Holds Hearing on Humanitarian Concerns Resulting From Migration Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2019 House Committee Holds Hearing on Humanitarian Concerns Resulting From Migration Crisis Government Accountability Project Client Doug Stephens to Testify WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Friday, November 22, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations will hold [...]

November 21st, 2019|Categories: Immigration, MPP, Press release|

Sign On: Broad Coalition Opposes PATRIOT Act Extension Absent Major Reforms

Broad Coalition Opposes PATRIOT Act Extension Absent Major Reforms  Dear Representatives and Senators, The undersigned organizations write to express our strong opposition to the reauthorization of three expiring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorities currently contained in Section 1703 of the just-released Continuing Resolution, ‘‘Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and [...]

November 21st, 2019|Categories: Letter, Press|

PRESS RELEASE: House Committee Holds Hearing on Implications of ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2019 House Committee Holds Hearing on Implications of ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Government Accountability Project Clients Submit Testimony in Hearing WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, November 19, the House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation and Operations of the House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing titled [...]

November 20th, 2019|Categories: Immigration, MPP, Press, Press release|

PRESS RELEASE: Sens. Durbin, Booker, and Harris Introduce Legislation Addressing ICE’s Abuse of Solitary Confinement on Vulnerable Migrants

November 18, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Sens. Durbin, Booker, and Harris Introduce Legislation Addressing ICE’s Abuse of Solitary Confinement on Vulnerable Migrants Concerns Raised by Government Accountability Project Whistleblower Client Ellen Gallagher Prompt Congressional Action WASHINGTON - Last Thursday, Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) [...]

November 18th, 2019|Categories: ICE solitary confinement, Immigration, Press release|

PRESS RELEASE: Former Asylum Officer Blows Whistle on Harm to Immigrants Under MPP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2019 Former Asylum Officer Blows Whistle on Harm to Immigrants Under MPP Government Accountability Project Client Goes Public With Concerns  WASHINGTON – This week, former U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) asylum officer Douglas Stephens first spoke publicly about his decision to blow the whistle [...]

November 18th, 2019|Categories: Immigration, MPP, Press release|
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