Dear GAP Supporters:
Thanks to GAP's supporters and On The Media's listeners, only 13 senators have not yet denied placing the secret hold on the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (S. 372).
The campaign and sustained public pressure has brought much-needed public attention to the Senate's 'secret hold' process, as well as to the weaknesses of current whistleblower laws. This week, On The Media interviewed marine whistleblower and GAP client Franz Gayl about the workplace retaliation he has faced for blowing the whistle. On The Media also spoke with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), one of the co-sponsors of the Senate secret hold reform, about the origin and history of the secret hold procedure.
Until this Senate loophole is completely amended, we must hold our elected officials accountable for their voting records. If your senators have not yet responded, please ask them (by phone or twitter) if they were the party who wrongfully killed the whistleblower bill.
Whichever way senators may answer, you can report your correspondence to On The Media at firstname.lastname@example.org and their site will post the information. With your help, we can blow the whistle on the senator that refused protections to government whistleblowers.
Lindsay Bigda is Communications Fellow for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower advocacy organization.