GAP assists all types of whistleblowers throughout the world. We fight for whistleblower rights through the media, inside the courtroom, and on Capitol Hill. But we can’t do it alone – we need your help. Please read below for different ways to take action and help support courageous truth-tellers.
American Whistleblower Tour
GAP's American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability is a dynamic campaign that seeks to educate the public − particularly our country's incoming workforce − about the phenomenon of whistleblowing. In June, the tour wrapped up its 2012-2013 season with GAP’s all-star team of whistleblower speakers sharing their stories with students and faculty of eleven different colleges and universities around the country.
This year, a number of the tour stops were recorded and can be viewed here.
Know Your Rights Campaigns
Since the downward spiral of the global economy after the 2008 sub-prime mortgage crisis, corporate and financial whistleblowers have brought their cases to GAP in increasingly startling numbers. While the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform law is designed to increase oversight and accountability within our country’s most powerful banks, the majority of employees working in these institutions are still unaware of their rights. GAP’s Banking Know Your Rights Campaign seeks to fill this critical void. To provide this necessary education, GAP has established a number of resources, including a website, a hotline, pamphlets, and an entire handbook devoted to assisting financial workers questioning whether or not to blow the whistle. After all, financial whistleblowers are the foot soldiers in the fight against corporate greed, protecting Americans from the next financial crisis.
In the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spew, GAP began the Gulf Workers Know Your Rights Campaign in order to inform Gulf Coast workers of the protections available to them under federal and state whistleblower laws. In the years and months leading up to the release of GAP’s groundbreaking report on BP's use of the the federal-government-approved use the oil dispersant Corexit, dozens of whistleblowers shared their experiences of health and safety hazards created in the aftermath of the disaster. As BP continues to deny their allegations in its widespread misinformation campaign, it is increasingly important that clean-up workers, divers, scientists and Gulf residents know their rights.
In light of the Obama administration’s continuing campaign to silence national security whistleblowers with criminal retaliation, GAP has joined forces with Brave New Foundation and MoveOn.org to petition Congress and demand that these retaliatory practices come to an end. Tell Congress that our whistleblowers deserve protection, not prison!
After the staggering release of GAP’s report – Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf, covering BP’s use of the federally approved, hazardous oil dispersant Corexit – and a slew of subsequent coverage in the press, GAP teamed up with coalition partner TakePart.org to begin the charge to ban the use of Corexit once and for all. Take action with GAP and TakePart and ban the use of Corexit and other toxic dispersants!
Lastly, GAP relies on many coalition partners to help bring about needed change with whistleblower protections. Click here to visit our coalitions page.
If you are a whistleblower and are seeking GAP’s assistance, or if you are interested in blowing the whistle on an issue of public concern and have not yet taken any action, please fill out our intake form completely in order to initiate a review of your case. Please click here to go to our intake page.