Jesselyn Radack was once labelled a traitor. As an attorney at the Justice Department, she
blew the whistle on the Bush administration’s use of torture in the “war on terror.” In return,
the government subjected her to a criminal investigation, placed her on the no-fly list,
convinced her next employer to suspend her indefinitely, and subjected her to a variety of
other forms of retaliation.
After emerging from years of reprisals, she dedicated her career to defending others in similar circumstances. In 2015, she founded the Whistleblower & Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts.
Thank Jesselyn for defending whistleblowers.
You will likely recognize the names of many of her clients: Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake,
John Kiriakou, Brandon Bryant, Cian Westmoreland. Jesselyn has provided a combination of legal protection, public advocacy, and moral support for all of them as they serve to inform the public on human rights abuses, civil liberties violations, and war crimes.
“Whistleblowers come in here and say to me, ‘You won’t believe what I’m going through.’ And I can actually look them in the eye and say ‘Yes, I will.’ Because I know what the government is capable of.”
-- Jesselyn Radack
Throughout the war on whistleblowers, she has been their champion. But it has at times been a lonely and frustrating battle. Her warnings have often been ignored. She has often been the first to defend a whistleblower, when no one else would.
It’s time to take a stand with Jesselyn and her work at WHISPeR. In the age of “alternative facts” -- when the Attorney General is increasingly threatening to prosecute both sources and journalists for espionage, when the President is openly promising to commit war crimes as a matter of policy -- her work protecting truth-tellers is critically important to our struggle for peace and justice.
We hope you’ll join us to send your support and thanks to Jesselyn for her leadership and dedication to defending voices of conscience.
STAND WITH JESSELYN
“I would like to take a moment and personally express my deepest appreciation and gratitude to Jesselyn. She has become my public voice and conscience. I am truly honored to have her on my side being who she is, doing all she can to keep me free.”
-- Thomas Drake, NSA whistleblower
The RootsAction.org Team
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