Current Actions

  • Urge Your Representatives to Support Legislation That Combats Wildlife Trafficking!

    On May 8, 2018, Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) and Rep. Don Young (R-AK), leading members of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced a groundbreaking anti-wildlife trafficking bill which will revolutionize the ability of law enforcement to prosecute traffickers. This is the most powerful anti-wildlife trafficking bill of our generation.

     

    TAKE ACTION: Support the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018!

     

     

    Here are some reasons why we need your voice to support this groundbreaking law:

    • It creates strong incentives for whistleblowers around the world to report trafficking crimes.
    • It enhances the laws that can be used to prosecute wildlife traffickers and makes wildlife trafficking a violation under powerful organized crime statutes.
    • It mandates that all of the fines and penalties collected from successful prosecutions be used for wildlife conservation efforts worldwide.

     

    This is the perfect storm for accountability: enhanced detection, enhanced prosecution, and using monies from the criminals to protect wildlife, at no cost to the taxpayer.

     

    Urge your Representatives to support the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018, a powerful piece of legislation that will close the gaps in our enforcement of wildlife trafficking.

  • Federal Employee Whistleblowers Denied Due Process Rights

    Federal employee whistleblowers are being denied basic due process rights by the failure of Congress to permit these courageous workers to bring their case to federal court. 

    Under current law, federal employees are blocked from having their cases heard in federal district court, and instead have to go before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) —a three-person body appointed by the President. Whistleblowers are judged by the very political officials they are blowing the whistle on!

    TAKE ACTION! Demand that Congress grants federal employee whistleblowers the same access to an independent court review, as state and local government employees and corporate employees.

    Although the MSPB procedure has been harshly criticized over the years, things have become worse. As reported in today's Washington Post, President Trump has failed to nominate members to the Board, thus denying the right of federal whistleblowers to have their cases decided. The steadily growing backlog of 660 cases, is leaving hundreds of people in limbo with no resolution in sight.

    Without federal court access, it will take whistleblowers years to obtain decisions from the Board.

    TAKE ACTION! Give federal employee whistleblowers the right to file cases in federal court!

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