Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sign this GAP online petition and demand government accountability!

Take 30 Seconds

to Demand Federal

Whistleblower Rights!

Dear GAP Supporters:

This is it. Congressional leaders have a chance to finally pass the Whistleblower

Protection Enhancement Act (S. 372, H.R. 1507) during this final session of Congress.

If they don’t, GAP and our partners will have to start from scratch next year with the new


Tomorrow, leaders are expected to set their agenda for the lame duck session. But they

need to hear from you that whistleblower rights for federal employees are important!

Please take 30 seconds to sign this online petition and demand

government accountability!

We can’t overstate the importance of this legislation. Countless whistleblowers continue

to be the targets of retaliation, without having any credible rights to defend themselves.

These protections have been years in the making, and are truly an absolute necessity for

government accountability and transparency.

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act would provide solid protections to all

kinds of federal workers. The types of whistleblowers that would be directly affected is

incredible – that is, you would already think these employees could safely tell the truth!

Just to provide a few examples of who these protections would apply to:

· FDA drug scientists who are harassed for wanting to report killer drugs
· Food safety inspectors being muzzled about unsafe practices
· Climate scientists being suppressed from reporting data
· Air Marshals exposing unsafe practices or uncovering vulnerabilities to our safety

It's clear that providing a safe method for people to tell the truth – and expose serious

public safety threats before it’s too late – is essential to keeping Americans safe. Half a

minute of your time could result in a safer country and more accountable government.

Please support federal whistleblowers today. Sing the petition that has been posted by

the Make It Safe Coalition, which GAP spearheads.

Please take 30 seconds to sign this online petition and

demand government accountability!

Please also consider calling the Obama administration and Congressional Leadership as

well. Our suggested message to leadership is: “If you're serious about reducing the debt

and deficit by fighting waste, fraud and abuse, complete passage of the Whistleblower

Protection Enhancement Act during the lame duck. Don't delay again on protection for

those who risk their careers to defend the taxpayers.”

Obama administration: 202-456-1111
Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid: 202-224-3542
Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell: 202-224-2541
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: (202) 225-0100
House Minority Leader John Boehner: 202-225-6205

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