Forbes Magazine: How FestForums Became The Power Players In The Festival Game 

SANTA BARBARA, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino attends FestForums at The Fess Parker ... [+]

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Festivals, in music and beyond, are a massive part of pop culture in 2019 going into 2020. From music festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, BottleRock, Life Is Beautiful and more to food, wine, film, art and more, the gathering of sometimes hundreds of thousands like-minded individuals to celebrate a common shared hobby or passion has become a routine part of the global community.

As…

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They died with a case unresolved! The Whistleblower Summit Salutes Congressman Elijah Cummings 

Howard University, “The Mecca,” has a reputation for producing leaders and activists. Today we lay to rest, The Honorable U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, one of our beloved sons. As a fellow Howard alum, I followed or tradition of servant leadership and activism, when I blew the whistle on $40 Million at USDA during the Clinton Administration. Now I co-host the annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival along with ACORN Whistleblower Marcel Reid. Perhaps our fondest memory of Representative…

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Hollywood Comes To Capitol Hill: The Whistleblower Summit a Tinsel Success 

WASHINGTON, DC — Over the course of four days, whistleblowers, advocates and film enthusiasts descended upon Washington, DC, filling the halls of Congress, the Library of Congress, local theaters and landmark social establishments with educational panels and films educating lawmakers, influencers and the general public on the latest movements in the Civil & Human Rights arena. Over the last twelve years members from the Make It Safe Coalition have arranged an assembly of whistleblowers in Washington, DC…

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CSPAN -- National Whistleblower Day Luncheon 

CSPAN--Coverage of National Whistleblower Day Luncheon The National Whistleblower Center hosted an event honoring National Whistleblower Day. Linda Tripp, the whistleblower in President Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky scandal, was a featured speaker, as was Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The whistleblowers and advocates talked about the role and importance of anti-corruption informants and about ways Congress could better protect those willing to speak out against waste, fraud and …Read more

Whistleblower Summit Thanks and GAP Sign On Letter 

Dear Whistleblower Summit attendees,

At last week's summit, we learned about whistleblower stories and successes, and we also learned that we have far to go before whistleblowers are afforded the rights they deserve. During his opening statement, Tom Devine from the Government Accountability Project outlined several legislative priorities that will advance whistleblower rights by closing loopholes in the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. Those priorities include ensuring that whistleblowers have…

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Justice Integrity Project Kudos for the Whistleblower Summit 

It’s now a week after the start of the 2018 Summit.

I’d like thank once again the organizers of the event and the whistleblowers whom I met for creating such an important and successful event. I’ve blind-copied above those whom I met.

In a column linked below, I sought to summarize a few of the highlights. But any such effort is doomed to incompleteness. That’s because of such a varied and important agenda and the inevitable limits of space, at least for an op-ed length article. That said, I hope it helps…

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#MeToo Aids US Forest Service Whistleblowers and Representative Jackie Speier’s Battle for Investi 

#MeToo Aids US Forest Service Whistleblowers and Representative Jackie Speier’s Battle for Investigations into Sexual Harassment at USDA

WASHINGTON – The Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights congratulates the brave and courageous Women in the U.S. Forest Service and the members of the USDA Coalition of Minority Employees. The resignation of U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke highlights the need for transparency and accountability in the Forest Service and across USDA. In 2012, the ACORN8 and…

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Robert F. Kennedy: Whistleblower Champion 

“Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.”― Robert F. Kennedy

Fifty years after his death, the life of Robert F. Kennedy remains a beacon of hope and inspiration for yet another generation of Americans, more necessary today perhaps than at any…

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