CREW and Coalition Urge Congress to Restore Protections to Whistleblowers

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On June 9, 2015, CREW joined a coalition of organizations in signing a letter to urge the House and Senate to swiftly restore best practice whistleblower protections for Intelligence Community (IC) contractors. These employees are currently defenseless against retaliation when they disclose government waste, fraud, abuse, gross mismanagement, or a violation of law. Whistleblowers must be free to report abuses of power that betray the public trust without fear. It is imperative that Congress quickly fill this accountability loophole.

Read the letter to congressional leaders.