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May 7, 2012

By Joe Newman

America’s Shame: The U.S. Government's Human Trafficking Dilemma



For Vinnie Tuivaga, the offer was the answer to a prayer: A job in a luxury hotel in Dubai--the so-called Las Vegas of the Persian Gulf--making five times what she was earning as a hair stylist in her native Fiji.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 17, 2012

By Andre Francisco

Stop U.S. Involvement in Human Trafficking



End Human Trafficking Help us end U.S.-supported human trafficking so not another cent of your tax dollars go to funding modern-day slavery.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 19, 2012

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It's Time, Right Now, to Pass Whistleblower Protections



Thumbnail for WPEA Action Graphic The House and Senate cosponsors of the bills to strengthen protections for federal whistleblowers and taxpayers have reached an agreement and will offer the strongest version of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act they think they can pass this wee

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 30, 2012

By Angela Canterbury

Conservatives Tell Rep. Issa: Federal Whistleblowers, and Taxpayers, Deserve Their Day in Court



Whistleblower Protections Today, the North County Times, a paper in Representative Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) district, published an Op-Ed by our allies at National Taxpayers Union and Liberty Coalition that makes clear they expect Rep. Issa to fulfill his promise of protections for

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