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Department of Interior Whistleblower Resigns Following Retaliatory Reassignment

October 04, 2017

Joel Clement, an Interior Department executive, cites failure of leadership and waste of taxpayer dollars as major driving forces behind resignation

ADVISORY: Government Accountability Project Partners with Society of Professional Journalists for Whistleblower Training

September 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Government Accountability Project and the Society of Professional Journalists invite you to a training that will offer journalists and members of the general public insights from legal professionals on how to work effectively and safely with whistleblowers who report on serious violations of public trust within government and the private sector.

Whistleblower Agency Calls for Further Review of Nuclear Safety Concerns

September 19, 2017

Internal NRC investigation fails to resolve threat of meltdowns at 19 nuclear power plants

Washington, DC – Today, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) whistleblower Larry Criscione and his attorneys at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) commented on findings by the US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that his safety concerns at 20 percent of the nation’s nuclear power plants have not been resolved.

54 Whistleblowers, 29 NGOs Sign Letter Urging Trump and Congress to Revise Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

July 26, 2017

Washington, DC – In prelude to the annual Whistleblower Summit and introduction of National Whistleblower Day legislation, over 50 whistleblowers and 29 NGOs sent messages today to President Trump and Congress on how to “drain the swamp” of government bureaucracies, a major campaign pledge articulated by the president. Their message: complete the unfinished business in the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) of 2012.

ADVISORY: Whistleblower Summit Hosts Advanced Screening of Documentary “Frank Serpico”

July 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Make It Safe Coalition’s (MISC) annual Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights is hosting a special advanced screening of the whistleblower film “Frank Serpico” at Busboys and Poets Brookland location on July 27th from 6-10 PM. The 2017 documentary is set to debut in November and captures the heroic story of Francesco “Frank” Serpico, a New York City Police Department Officer who exposed corruption in the department.

ADVISORY: Government Accountability Project Co-Sponsors Annual Whistleblower Summit

July 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – In collaboration with the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC), the Government Accountability Project will be sponsoring its annual Whistleblower Summit to celebrate truth-tellers who risk their livelihoods to disclose fraud, wrongdoing, and abuse of authority on behalf of the public interest. Prominent whistleblowers, government officials, and members of the nonprofit community will gather for a series of panels to discuss progress made toward adequate whistleblower protection legislation and outline how future campaigns can address the issues.

Make It Safe Coalition Hosts Annual Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights

July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - Over the last ten years members from the Make it Safe Coalition (MISC) have arranged an assembly of whistleblowers in Washington, D.C. each year for an annual conference originally known as Washington Whistleblower’s Week. ACORN 8 ( will host this year’s Whistleblower Summit™ for Civil & Human Rights on July 27-28, 2017.

View the full list of events here


Centre for Law and Democracy: Little Progress in Asian Development Bank Information Policy Proposals

June 26, 2017

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently conducting a consultation on its proposals to reform its right to information policy, the Public Communications Policy 2011. An submission to the consultation by CLD concludes that, after important advances at the ADB in 2005 and 2011, the current Draft Consultation Paper can only be described as disappointing. There are few innovations over 2011 and, in the most problematical area, namely the regime of exceptions, there are even some rollbacks.

Coalition Praises Senate Action Adding Disciplinary Teeth to the Whistleblower Protection Act

June 01, 2017

 Senate Unanimously Approves S. 585, Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

WASHINGTON – The Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) Steering Committee praised May 25 Senate action by unanimous consent approving S. 585, the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. Dr. Kirkpatrick was a whistleblower who challenged excessive prescriptions at the VA Medical Center in Tomah, Wisconsin and took his own life after being fired.


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