Today a letter was released by 30 whistleblowers that support passage of S. 372, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. Signed by star whistleblowers including Frank Serpico and Ambassador Joseph Wilson, to intelligence community and FAA whistleblowers, the letter concludes:
“In short, we can’t wait any longer. Even if you could get us a three quarters loaf two years from now at the end of the next Congress instead of two thirds now, we can’t wait. We need stronger rights now. Many of us have been hanging on for years already, waiting for a new law that would give us a fighting chance. We’re running out of time, money and hope. Our cases are getting stale, with witnesses moving on. We need to file in January 2011. We can’t wait until January 2013. Now, we urge you to stand with us or stand aside.”
Click here to view the letter, which was organized by Federal Air Marshal whistleblower Robert MacLean and Pentagon whistleblower Franz Gayl.
GAP praised the Senate last week for its passage of S. 372, and we're strongly urging the House to pass this key legislation as soon as possible. Please sign GAP's petition here to urge the House to protect federal whistleblowers!
Shanna Devine is Legislative Coordinator for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower advocacy organization.