Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP will be hosting a wine and cheese party to celebrate the life of Beth Daley, a passionate advocate for whistleblower rights and responsible democracy, and to raise funds for the Beth Daley Memorial Impact Fund on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 5:30pm.
For ten years, Beth played a vital role at the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), a government watchdog organization, where she worked as POGO's first Director of Development and Director of Communication, and later as Director of Investigations. One of the many highlights of her career was her work to expose the oil industry's underpayment of oil royalties from federal and Indian lands which resulted in nearly $500,000,000 being returned to the Treasury, legislation requiring more honest reporting by the oil and gas industry, and exposing the corruption now widely recognized in the Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service. She also sought to improve nuclear security by exposing ineffective contractors, exposing the fact that U.S. nuclear weapons labs failed 50% of their security tests, and revealing the conflict of interest inherent in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s use of the same private security contractor to both test and secure commercial nuclear power plants. She also testified in support of protections for national security whistleblowers—legislation providing such protections is finally pending before Congress.
The wine and cheese party and fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm at 1718 Connecticut Ave NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20009.
Tax Deductible Contributions to the Beth Daley Memorial Impact Fund should be made out to the Project On Government Oversight. Credit card gifts may also be made online at www.pogo.org. The Suggested Contribution is $50. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org