The breadth of GAP’s coalition involvement has resulted in a growing public awareness around the value of whistleblowing, as it relates to all sectors of society. By expanding solidarity within the whistleblower community, our members can mobilize within hours to fight for free speech where it counts. From providing a support network for whistleblowers to warning about contaminated food supplies, GAP’s coalition work is designed to keep the government and corporations accountable, and the public safe.
GAP spearheads the Make It Safe Coalition – a nonpartisan, trans-ideological network of 50 good government, taxpayer, scientific, labor, civil liberties, and law enforcement organizations dedicated to strengthening protections for public and private sector whistleblowers. Over 350 groups have endorsed our efforts to strengthen whistleblower legislation, on behalf of millions of members across the country. (Members of the MISC steering committee include the AFGE, POGO, Public Citizen, and UCS)
In addition to MISC, GAP works with a diverse group of coalitions to enhance and enact legislation in all program areas. The Homeland Security program works with a broad range of advocacy groups and coalitions working to fight torture, excessive surveillance and other breaches of civil liberties. Our International Reform program works with global alliances to further Intergovernmental Organization anti-corruption efforts, such as the New Rules on Global Finance Coalition and the Publish What You Pay Coalition.
GAP is a founding member of the Safe Food Coalition (SFC), which works closely with Congress and food safety agencies to ensure the integrity of our food supply. GAP’s public health and safety program is also involved with the Patient Consumer Coalition, and the Integrity of Science Working Group. Collectively, they work to ensure that scientists are able to warn the public about dangerous drugs and medical devices, as well as uphold scientific integrity, even when politically unpopular.