REP. LIEU STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE LAUNCH OF WHISTLEBLOWER AID
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in support of the launch of Whistleblower Aid, a new non-partisan legal organization based in Washington, D.C., that will assist federal workers, contractors, and members of the armed services with reporting and publicizing government lawbreaking – lawfully, safely, and responsibly – at no cost to them. The group, co-founded by former State Department whistleblower John N. Tye and national security attorney Mark S. Zaid, will provide professional and confidential legal advice and representation to help public servants uphold their oath without breaking the law or exposing themselves to criminal prosecution.
"Whistleblower Aid is exactly the type of organization the American people need to make sure government is held accountable. Earlier this year Representative Don Beyer and I created a resource guide on how to blow the whistle under the Whistleblower Protection Laws passed by Congress. Whistleblower Aid can help employees and contractors navigate through what can be a complicated set of laws and regulations. Now, more than ever, we need patriots to step forward and inform the public of any unlawful or inappropriate activity by government officials."