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Government Accountability Project Partners with March for Science
April 10, 2017
Nation’s Leading Whistleblower Organization Upholds Support for Scientific Integrity
WASHINGTON – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) proudly announces its partnership with the March for Science as part of the movement to uphold scientific integrity, support scientists, and promote evidence-based policymaking. This broad, nonpartisan coalition, comprising over 170 organizations and individuals standing up for science, represents a united step to defend scientific integrity within the current post-truth environment. We unite to preserve robustly funded and publicly transparent science as a pillar of human freedom, progress, and prosperity.
In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, efforts to promote and defend the vital role that science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments could not be more timely or relevant. Moreover, the March will take place on Earth Day, highlighting the important role science, especially climate science, plays in protecting the environment. GAP’s longstanding support for individuals who exposed instances of scientific suppression and censorship aligns closely with the March for Science mission. Dana Gold, GAP’s Director of Education and Strategic Partnerships, explains:
“The March for Science’s motto, ‘Science Not Silence,’ readily applies to GAP’s mission, having empowered and protected thousands of science professionals whose integrity compelled them to speak up about scientific censorship and serious threats to public health, safety and the environment. As an organization committed to protecting the public interest by promoting the rights of employees to raise serious concerns, GAP could not be prouder to serve as partners with the March for Science.”
GAP, along with its Climate Science & Policy Watch program and Food Integrity Campaign, has for nearly 40 years confronted the government and some of the world’s most powerful corporations by working with employees and contractors of agencies whose missions depend on accurate data and evidence-based policymaking. Science experts working with GAP have exposed such serious concerns as inappropriate censorship of climate science documents intended for Congress and the public, unsafe practices that threatened worker safety and the environment at nuclear weapons sites, and dangerous health risks of pharmaceuticals. GAP will continue holding government agencies and corporations accountable by supporting transparency and scientific integrity, fighting instances of unjust censorship, and empowering and protecting whistleblowers who choose science over silence in service of the public interest.
Contact: Katie Miller, GAP Communications Officer
Phone: 202.457.0034, ext. 125
Government Accountability Project
The Government Accountability Project is the nation's leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, GAP's mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, GAP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.