Press Releases2020-11-23T09:44:37-05:00

Press Statement: Not Above the Law Coalition Ahead of Jan. 6 Commission Vote: “Stand on the Right Side of History”

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2021 Not Above the Law Coalition Ahead of Jan. 6 Commission Vote: “Stand on the Right Side of History” WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, members of the bipartisan “Not Above the Law” coalition released the following joint statement ahead of the Senate’s scheduled vote on H.R. [...]

May 27th, 2021|Categories: Democracy Protection Initiative, Press release|

Press Release: Department of Homeland Security Medical Experts Call Upon Congress to Address Ongoing and Future Harm to Migrant Children and Families from Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2021 Department of Homeland Security Medical Experts Call Upon Congress to Address Ongoing and Future Harm to Migrant Children and Families from Detention WASHINGTON—Today, our clients Drs. Scott Allen and Pamela McPherson submitted a whistleblower disclosure to Congress raising concerns about the substantial danger to [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Client Dawn Wooten’s Whistleblower Disclosures Catalyze DHS to Stop Detaining Immigrants at Irwin County Detention Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 20, 2021  Government Accountability Project Client Dawn Wooten’s Whistleblower Disclosures Catalyze DHS to Stop Detaining Immigrants at Irwin County Detention Center  Investigation, Remedy Still Sought for Wrongful Retaliation  WASHINGTON—Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to sever its contracts with Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) to stop detaining immigrants at that facility, stating in [...]

Press Statement: Not Above the Law Coalition Statement on National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2021 Not Above the Law Coalition Statement on National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, the Democratic chairman and Republican ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee reached an agreement on the creation of [...]

May 19th, 2021|Categories: Press release, Statement|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project, Joined By 170 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Law Enforcement Officers, Calls Upon Congress to Strengthen Police Accountability Whistleblower Protections 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2021 Government Accountability Project, Joined By 170 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Law Enforcement Officers, Calls Upon Congress to Strengthen Police Accountability Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project, alongside 170 advocacy organizations and 30 law enforcement officers, calls upon Congress to include best practice whistleblower and [...]

May 18th, 2021|Categories: Police accountability, Press release, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds January 6 Commission Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds January 6 Commission Legislation WASHINGTON—On Friday, May 14, Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) introduced legislation to form a January 6 commission. The bill, entitled the National Commission to Investigate the [...]

May 17th, 2021|Categories: Democracy Protection Initiative, Press release|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project’s Statement on ICE Detention Facility at Center of Whistleblower Disclosures No Longer Detaining Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2021 Government Accountability Project’s Statement on ICE Detention Facility at Center of Whistleblower Disclosures No Longer Detaining Women WASHINGTON—Recent reporting from Insider revealed that Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) – the immigration facility at the center of our client Dawn Wooten’s whistleblower disclosures – is no longer detaining any [...]

May 4th, 2021|Categories: COVID19, Immigration, Press release|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Applauds Introduction of Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds Introduction of Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project released research demonstrating that federal employees have almost no chance of defending themselves against retaliation despite the Whistleblower Protection Act. Currently, Administrative Judges (AJ) at the U.S. Merit Systems [...]

Press Release: Voice of America Oversight Agency Finds Charges Against Whistleblower Unsubstantiated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2021 Voice of America Oversight Agency Finds Charges Against Whistleblower Unsubstantiated Dr. Setareh Derakhshesh Sieg, Former Director of the VOA Persian News Network, Cleared of All Allegations of Wrongdoing WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project and the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid P.C. applaud the Voice [...]

April 20th, 2021|Categories: Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project and 266 Advocacy Organizations Call on President Biden and Congress to Pass Stronger Whistleblower Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 Government Accountability Project and 266 Advocacy Organizations Call on President Biden and Congress to Pass Stronger Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project is joined by 266 organizations in a letter to government leaders supporting accountability through strengthened whistleblower protections. The letter reflects broad stakeholder [...]

April 1st, 2021|Categories: Press release, Uncategorized, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|