Government Accountability Project

Government Accountability Project Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Visit us at www.whistleblower.org Founded in 1977, GAP is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.
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Located in Washington, D.C., GAP is a nonpartisan, public interest group. In addition to focusing on whistleblower support in our stated program areas, we lead campaigns to enact whistleblower protection laws both domestically and internationally. GAP also conducts an accredited legal clinic for law students, and offers an internship program year-round.

Mission: The Government Accountability Project’s mission is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists.

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What whistleblower protections are needed in Canada?Our Legal Director Tom Devine joined a Centre for Free Expression pa...
11/13/2020
Legal Protections for Whistleblowers: What is needed in Canada?

What whistleblower protections are needed in Canada?

Our Legal Director Tom Devine joined a Centre for Free Expression panel to discuss. Watch:

Canada, unlike other countries, has little effective legal protection for those who speak out to stop wrongdoing that harms the public.

MYTH: Many whistleblowers are in it for the money.FACT 👇
11/12/2020

MYTH: Many whistleblowers are in it for the money.

FACT 👇

Department of Justice investigations should not be politicized – period. If you’re a DOJ employee that has witnessed wro...
11/10/2020
DOJ's election crimes chief resigns after Barr allows prosecutors to probe voter fraud claims

Department of Justice investigations should not be politicized – period.

If you’re a DOJ employee that has witnessed wrongdoing, our Democracy Protection Initiative is here to provide resources and pro bono legal services 👇
https://www.democracy.whistleblower.org/justice

Barr on Monday issued a memo authorizing prosecutors "to pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities prior to the certification of elections."

Our client Dawn Wooten, who blew the whistle on medical wrongdoing in ICE detention, and Senior Counsel Dana Gold talked...
11/09/2020
Courageous Conversations

Our client Dawn Wooten, who blew the whistle on medical wrongdoing in ICE detention, and Senior Counsel Dana Gold talked to PBS39 about the courage it takes to be a whistleblower.

Watch:

Lehigh Valley Public Media presents 'Courageous Conversations' in partnership with Greater Shiloh Church. These weekly specials will air Sundays at 4 p.m.

Protecting democracy requires truth.We're providing resources and pro bono legal services for election-related whistlebl...
11/06/2020
Government Accountability Project | Democracy Protection Initiative

Protecting democracy requires truth.

We're providing resources and pro bono legal services for election-related whistleblowers through our Democracy Protection Initiative.

Learn more 👇

We must stand together in order to shore up the integrity of the 2020 elections to ensure our democracy is not compromised.

Whistleblower law is complicated. That’s why we broke down what potential election-related whistleblowers need to know t...
11/05/2020
Know Your Rights | Democracy Protection Initiative

Whistleblower law is complicated.

That’s why we broke down what potential election-related whistleblowers need to know through our Democracy Protection Initiative ⬇️

We encourage employees, journalists, and advocacy organizations to reach out to the experts at Government Accountability Project.

🚨 USPS EMPLOYEES: If you witness that ballots aren’t being counted, contact our Democracy Protection Initiative to under...
11/04/2020
USPS Misses Court’s Deadline for Sweep of Mail-In Ballots

🚨 USPS EMPLOYEES: If you witness that ballots aren’t being counted, contact our Democracy Protection Initiative to understand your right to blow the whistle on wrongdoing.

The U.S. Postal Service said it was unable to comply with a federal judge’s order to conduct a sweep of its facilities in crucial swing states for undelivered mail-in ballots by 3 p.m. on Election Day on the East Coast.

Are you an employee that has witnessed wrongdoing related to election protection?Learn how you can blow the whistle thro...
11/03/2020
Know Your Rights | Democracy Protection Initiative

Are you an employee that has witnessed wrongdoing related to election protection?

Learn how you can blow the whistle through our Democracy Protection Initiative 👇

We encourage employees, journalists, and advocacy organizations to reach out to the experts at Government Accountability Project.

As we approach November 3, Government Accountability Project’s Democracy Protection Initiative is prepared to defend the...
11/02/2020
Government Accountability Project | Democracy Protection Initiative

As we approach November 3, Government Accountability Project’s Democracy Protection Initiative is prepared to defend the election. Learn what we’re doing for election-related whistleblowers ⬇️

We must stand together in order to shore up the integrity of the 2020 elections to ensure our democracy is not compromised.

Our CEO's story of fighting for election protection in the 1960s parallels Government Accountability Project's own Democ...
10/30/2020
A History of Standing Up for Democracy

Our CEO's story of fighting for election protection in the 1960s parallels Government Accountability Project's own Democracy Protection Initiative today.

Read more:

A History of Standing Up for Democracy Government Accountability Project was co-founded more than 40 years ago by Louis Clark as a place for whistleblowers—individuals who choose to disclose information about serious abuses that violate public trust—to come for support and protection. Whistleblo...

Truth matters. That's why our Democracy Protection Initiative is providing whistleblowers with the tools to speak up thi...
10/29/2020

Truth matters. That's why our Democracy Protection Initiative is providing whistleblowers with the tools to speak up this election season.

Learn more: democracy.whistleblower.org

Last week, our motion to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief expressing alarm about the politicization of ...
10/27/2020
Justice Dept. Blocked in Bid to Shield Trump From Rape Defamation Suit

Last week, our motion to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief expressing alarm about the politicization of the Department of Justice in E. Jean Carroll's long-standing defamation suit against President Trump was granted.

Now, a federal judge ruled that the president can be personally sued for defamation in connection with his denial while in office. Learn more ⬇️

The Justice Department tried to intervene to represent President Trump against the lawsuit by the writer E. Jean Carroll, who claims he lied when he denied raping her.

After a DHS senior official attempted to chill potential whistleblowers, we sent a letter with AFGE National Citizenship...
10/26/2020
Press Release: Government Accountability Project and the American Federation of Government Employees USCIS Council 119 File Letter to Department of Homeland Security on Illegal Gag Orders

After a DHS senior official attempted to chill potential whistleblowers, we sent a letter with AFGE National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council 119 stating that this constituted an unlawful gag order. Learn more:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2020 Government Accountability Project and the American Federation of Government Employees USCIS Council 119 File Letter to Department of Homeland Security on Illegal Gag Orders Gag orders are violations of workers’ whistleblowing and free speech rights WASHINGTO...

MYTH: Whistleblowers are too quick to run to the press with their grievances.FACT 👇
10/22/2020

MYTH: Whistleblowers are too quick to run to the press with their grievances.

FACT 👇

Back in June, our client Jay Brainard blew the whistle on TSA's mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that TSA has...
10/21/2020
More people flying? TSA screens 1 million daily passengers for first time since pandemic began

Back in June, our client Jay Brainard blew the whistle on TSA's mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now that TSA has reached over 1 million screenings in a day for the first time since March, his disclosure is more important than ever.

The TSA crossed a long-awaited threshold Sunday, screening 1 million passengers at airport checkpoints for the first time since March 17.

Science is under attack, which is why we made a guide to help federal employees and contractors blow the whistle on abus...
10/20/2020

Science is under attack, which is why we made a guide to help federal employees and contractors blow the whistle on abuses of power.

Download here:https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/WhistleblowingScienceGuide.pdf

We know how important whistleblowers are to protecting democracy, which is why we created the Democracy Protection Initi...
10/19/2020

We know how important whistleblowers are to protecting democracy, which is why we created the Democracy Protection Initiative.

Learn how we're supporting whistleblowers that are speaking up for election integrity: democracy.whistleblower.org.

10/16/2020
Government Accountability Project

🚨 ICYMI: Last week our Democracy Protection Initiative team went live to discuss whistleblower rights, election integrity, and what we're doing to help.

Watch to learn more:

Government Accountability Project’s Dana Gold, Senior Counsel and Director of Education, and Aman Panjwani, Democracy Fellow, will discuss how the Democracy Protection Initiative is advocating for election integrity.

Employees on the front lines of the election who witness wrongdoing are vital to protecting democracy. We’re explaining the importance of whistleblowers and the rights of employees within federal government agencies or state and local election programs.

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding blowing the whistle.We're breaking down the differences between leakers an...
10/15/2020

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding blowing the whistle.

We're breaking down the differences between leakers and whistleblowers, and why making a protected disclosure can be a force for good 👇

We’re excited to share that American Constitution Society, American Oversight, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in...
10/13/2020

We’re excited to share that American Constitution Society, American Oversight, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Georgetown Law Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Protect Democracy, Public Citizen, We The Action, and 18 other nonpartisan organizations are partnering with our Democracy Protection Initiative.

Learn more ⬇️
https://whistleblower.org/press-release/press-release-top-advocacy-organizations-partner-to-represent-whistleblowers-and-protect-the-election/

10/08/2020
How We're Protecting Democracy

As the nation's leading whistleblowing protection organization, we understand the power of employee disclosures. In our latest Facebook Live, our Senior Counsel and Director of Education Dana Gold explained how we're harnessing this through our Democracy Protection Initiative.

Learn more: https://www.democracy.whistleblower.org/

10/06/2020
Whistleblower Experts Discuss Election Integrity

Government Accountability Project’s Dana Gold, Senior Counsel and Director of Education, and Aman Panjwani, Democracy Fellow, will discuss how the Democracy Protection Initiative is advocating for election integrity.

Employees on the front lines of the election who witness wrongdoing are vital to protecting democracy. We’re explaining the importance of whistleblowers and the rights of employees within federal government agencies or state and local election programs.

10/06/2020
Government Accountability Project

Our #whistleblower experts are going live TODAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 1 PM EST to discuss election integrity and our Democracy Protection Initiative.

Set a reminder here so you don’t miss it ⬇️

Government Accountability Project’s Dana Gold, Senior Counsel and Director of Education, and Aman Panjwani, Democracy Fellow, will discuss how the Democracy Protection Initiative is advocating for election integrity.

Employees on the front lines of the election who witness wrongdoing are vital to protecting democracy. We’re explaining the importance of whistleblowers and the rights of employees within federal government agencies or state and local election programs.

Learn more: democracy.whistleblower.org

10/05/2020
Government Accountability Project

Our team is hosting a Facebook Live TOMORROW, 10/6 to talk about election integrity and how our Democracy Protection Initiative can help.

Put your questions about whistleblowers and the coming election in the comments👇

Government Accountability Project’s Dana Gold, Senior Counsel and Director of Education, and Aman Panjwani, Democracy Fellow, will discuss how the Democracy Protection Initiative is advocating for election integrity.

Employees on the front lines of the election who witness wrongdoing are vital to protecting democracy. We’re explaining the importance of whistleblowers and the rights of employees within federal government agencies or state and local election programs.

Learn more: democracy.whistleblower.org

With clear evidence of the dangers posed by COVID-19 in detention, ICE's enforcement blitz knowingly endangers immigrant...
10/01/2020
Press Statement: Statement from Government Accountability Project on ICE's Enforcement Blitz

With clear evidence of the dangers posed by COVID-19 in detention, ICE's enforcement blitz knowingly endangers immigrants, workers, and the public for overtly political ends.

Read our full statement 👇

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2020   Statement from Government Accountability Project on ICE’s Enforcement Blitz WASHINGTON—This week the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration is preparing an immigration enforcement blitz in U.S. cities and jurisdictions that have adopted ....

09/29/2020

Government Accountability Project’s Dana Gold, Senior Counsel and Director of Education, and Aman Panjwani, Democracy Fellow, will discuss how the Democracy Protection Initiative is advocating for election integrity.

Employees on the front lines of the election who witness wrongdoing are vital to protecting democracy. We’re explaining the importance of whistleblowers and the rights of employees within federal government agencies or state and local election programs.

Learn more: democracy.whistleblower.org

Whistleblowers like Dawn Wooten help us uncover the truth. After she blew the whistle on medical procedures being perfor...
09/29/2020
Immigrants Say They Were Pressured Into Unneeded Surgeries

Whistleblowers like Dawn Wooten help us uncover the truth.

After she blew the whistle on medical procedures being performed without informed consent at an ICE facility, The New York Times interviewed 16 women who were concerned about the care they received while at the center.

Immigrants detained at an ICE-contracted center in Georgia said they had invasive gynecology procedures that they later learned might have been unnecessary.

ICYMI: We partnered with Food Integrity Campaign for a four-part series examining the current state of accountability in...
09/25/2020
Notes from Underground: The Pipeline Pipeline (Part 1)

ICYMI: We partnered with Food Integrity Campaign for a four-part series examining the current state of accountability in the pipeline industry. Catch up here 👇

Notes from Underground: The Pipeline Pipeline (Part 1) While recent court decisions have stopped or slowed construction on major pipelines, the industry appears to have no intention of capitulating. In a collaborative four-part series between Government Accountability Project’s Environment, Energy...

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