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An Open Letter to President Donald Trump and Members of Congress

The undersigned organizations and corporations write to support the completion of the landmark, 13 year legislative effort to restore credible whistleblower rights for government employees that resulted in unanimous passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) of 2012. While

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Congressional Record on Senate Nominations

President Trump has taken action on Senate nominations that directly impact the whistleblower community, including withdrawal of Ms. Lerner’s nomination to be renewed as the Special Counsel. More information can be found here: https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/2/28/senate-section/article/s1507-8?r=14

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Whistleblower Protection & the First Amendment

As we begin to reflect on our past campaigns and achievements, we have noticed a common theme–The First Amendment. This is a vital tool for many whistleblowers who have faced, or continue to face, retaliation, harassment and isolation. This summer,

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U.S. Forest Service Burned at Congressional Hearing, Admits No Fault

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A year ago, Sharyl Attkisson aired the story of U.S. Forest Service whistleblower Alicia Dabney on Full Measure. An advocate for minority employees, Lesa Donnelley, testified: In the last eight years there’s been virtually no response to our requests. I wish

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Public Citizen filed Amicus Curiae Brief to Uphold “Soft-Money” Ban

On Monday, a three-judge federal panel dismissed a renewed challenge by the Republican party to eliminate the “soft-money” ban on unlimited donations to political parties. The lead lawyers for the plaintiffs, James Bopp Jr., argued that the 2003 Supreme Court

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State Farm attempts to undermine the False Claims Act

On the morning of November 1, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in State Farm Fir and Casualty Company v. U.S. ex rel. Rigsby. In an attempt to avoid paying the judgement, State Farms urged the Supreme Court to automatically

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