On the final day of the previous session of Congress, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), S. 372, which would have strengthened rights for federal employees who report corruption, was killed by a lone senator's decision to place an anonymous "secret hold" on the bill.
In response to this action, GAP teamed up with the NPR show On The Media (OTM) to identify the culpable senator. OTM asked its listeners, and GAP asked its supporters, to contact their respective senators’ offices and demand to know if they were the party who wrongfully killed this paramount legislation. Click here to check out all the responses so far.
It's working. 82 out of 87 Senate offices have confirmed that they were not the party responsible for placing the secret hold. (Why 87? That's how many individuals continue to serve in the Senate from last term. Through internal connections, GAP is confident that these other 13 individuals are very unlikely to have placed the hold.)
Which means there's only five left. Here's who they are, with notes from a GAP/OTM supporter about the most recent correspondence (each of these senators’ offices has been contacted many, many times):