Defense Fund Established For Leading EPA Whistleblower
Prominent Civil Rights Leaders Condemn EPA’s Unethical Retaliation
Washington, D.C. July 13, 2006. The National Whistleblowers Center
announces the establishment of a defense fund for Dr. Marsha
Coleman-Adebayo, a nationally recognized whistleblower employed by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”).
After winning a major trial in U.S. District Court for the District of
Columbia, in which the jury found EPA guilty of illegal discrimination
against her, Dr. Coleman-Adebayo became the leading force behind the
passage of a major civil rights-whistleblower protection law, the “No
FEAR Act of 2002.”
Unfortunately, EPA’s highest managers have continued to harass Dr.
Coleman-Adebayo. In order to force her resignation from the Agency, the
EPA has refused to provide necessary medical accommodations for Dr.
A national defense fund has been formed to provide Dr. Coleman-Adebayo
the resources necessary to continue her fight for civil rights and
whistleblower protections for all federal employees. The fund can
accept donations online on our Donate Now page or by mail at P.O. Box
3768, Washington, D.C 20027.
Stephen M. Kohn, President of the National Whistleblowers Center, issued the following statement:
Dr. Coleman-Adebayo led the successful efforts for the first civil
right and whistleblower protection law passed in the 21st century. The
Administrator of EPA has attempted to unethically use Dr.
Coleman-Adebayo’s medical condition to force her resignation from
federal employment. One word describes this conduct: despicable.
The Center announced the formation of the fund at a demonstration led
by the Reverend Walter Fauntroy Jr., joined by other leading
whistleblower and civil rights activists, at EPA Headquarters.