Our Democracy is Under Attack
Rampant polarization, divisiveness, and disinformation threaten our ability to work and live together, a situation further exacerbated by an unprecedented and devastating pandemic. Without a proactive approach, our elections could be obstructed by corruption and abuse of power, further unraveling our nation’s fragile democracy.
Our democracy requires urgent protection. The truth and those who stand up for it are under relentless attack from government officials and agencies who deny the reality of corruption and abuse of power perpetuated by the administration for the purpose of personal and political gain.
An anti-science response to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of infections and thousands of deaths, overrunning hospitals, devastating the economy, and causing massive unemployment.
Thousands now take to the streets to advocate for an end to disproportionate, state-sanctioned violence against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, even while risking the infringement of their fundamental rights by federal paramilitary officers.
Citizens will soon cast a ballot to ensure that those elected represent the interests of the people. Yet with the administration unwilling to address the continued threat of foreign interference in our election, we must proactively work to restore confidence in our election process to protect the values—and indeed the existence—of truth, accountability, and a healthy democracy.
Disclosures of truth by individuals who observe wrongdoing is the crucial first step. We stand ready to represent whistleblowers who wish to protect our nation’s fragile democracy.
Our Democracy is Hanging by a Thread
Rick Bright, Fmr. Director of BARDA“Without clear planning and implementation of the steps that I and other experts have outlined, 2020 will be [the] darkest winter in modern history. First and foremost, we need to be truthful with the American people. They want the truth. They can handle the truth.”
Fiona Hill, Fmr. NSC Expert“When we are consumed by partisan rancor, we cannot combat [the Russians] as they seek to divide us against each another, degrade our institutions, and destroy the faith of the American people in our democracy."
William Evanina, Director of NCSC“Ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections, foreign states will continue to use covert and overt influence measures in their attempts to sway U.S. voters’ preferences and perspectives, shift U.S. policies, increase discord in the United States, and undermine the American people’s confidence in our democratic process.”
Now is the Time to Act
Government Accountability Project is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. We stand ready to protect our nation’s democracy by providing pro bono counsel to support whistleblowers in exercising their rights to blow the whistle on serious abuses of public trust and to ensure their disclosures make a difference.
For over forty years, we have helped clients serve the public through the power of information, providing whistleblowers with expert support to protect them while promoting accountability and reform.