doing anything. 2. Since neither of you were able to attend, I personally added the following into myspeech,
"Recently, two advocacy organizations, MSPBwatch andWhistlewatch, broke the news that the Department of Health and HumanServices failed to submit annual reports to Congress for 10 years IAW the NoFear Act. They uncovered this by requesting the reports under the Freedom of Information Act and wondered why no one is incensed by this violation of lawin the nation's capital. If EPA is any indication, no one seems to care aboutviolations of the civil rights laws.
" As my sister would say, "What do you want - amedal or a monument?" 3. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo did not attempt to STEAL (plagiarize) or "misappropriate" the information you uncovered about HHS and DOT. After reviewingthe press releases, the only sentence that we could come up with is one written byme in which I said we were going to ask for reports under FOIA and review as acommittee. Marsha simply used the sentence I wrote, if that is what you areconsidering plagiarism.4. The sentence came about because we were supposedly working together to getthe information necessary under FOIA from the agencies to out the violators; Davideven sent me the draft letter he prepared to get the reports for us to use. We talkedlater because he had only two agency reports available on his web site out of theentire list of Departments/Agencies.5. I also decided that the No Fear Institute would have more clout in getting thereports quicker than my organization and then we would compare notes with your findings. I appreciate everyone wanting to get credit for their ideas and findings, butwhat is the point here? I misunderstood and thought it was about violations, nottaking credit for uncovering the violations, even though I gave you credit. There is noend to the violations under the Civil Rights Act and No Fear Act - this is just one of many.6. I have over 25 years of experience in civil rights and as a hobby review agencyreports on complaints. I had already downloaded the agency reports on line. I alsoknow many of the civil rights officials because this is a small community. Ichecked one agency that I thought would have excellent reports and noticed theReport to Congress with the type of data that I was interested in, such asdiscipline, costs for complaints, fees and an analysis of trends. I was sure that theother agencies did not comply and knew that EPA did not to my knowledge.7. I am sorry that these mean-spirited emails have destroyed any relationship or workthat we could have done together.SusanDear Mr. Pardo,We have not met, but it appears we all have the same concern of making the federalgovernment more accountable to the taxpayers.I was very dismayed to receive the e-mail you sent accusing Dr. Coleman-Adebayo of allegations noted in your e-mail I received.Dr. Coleman-Adebayo was key in appealing to Congress for the passage of the NOFEAR ACT which makes it possible to attain detailed data of agency efforts withrespect to EEO complaint activity.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-FEAR_ActOver a decade ago, I attended the hearing where Dr. Coleman-Adebayo testified beforeCongress to make it possible to implement the NO FEAR data requirements. I alsoparticipated in the first No FEAR
Whistleblower Week In Washington
event which shespearheaded under Rev. Walter Fauntroy's leadership. On many occasions I sat withDr.Coleman-Adebayo and Congressional Staffers to create language that wouldprovide for the collection of No FEAR Data. I share this with you -
not to beantagonistic,
but rather to let you know that I am most aware that the collection andanalysis of NO FEAR data has always been within Dr.Coleman-Adebayo's scope asChair of the No FEAR Coalition.While, I applaud the efforts of your organization seeking NO FEAR data via FOIA