Join us this evening April 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm CST!

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Hosted by Marti Oakley & Lawrence Lucas

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Whistleblower’s! is brought to you in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Whistleblower’s Annual Summit, in Washington D.C., July 30-31, 2018

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Hour #1 : Lesa Donnelly

Lesa returns to update us on the ongoing efforts for the women of Forestry Service who have been molested, raped and abused by co-workers and supervisors, to get relief from USDA secretary Sonny Perdue.  As it is, Mr. Perdue has been less than forthcoming on these issues as have been his under-secretary’s, even those designated to handle this specifically.

Hour #2:  Corey Lea

The Georgia Chapter of the African-American Agriculturalist Association’s addresses the refusal of the USDA  Secretary of Agriculture to allow hearings from African-American farmers but does allow their Caucasian counterparts to have hearings.
The Cowtown Foundation Inc., a Tennessee Corporation that specializes in the rights of minority farmers at the administrative level, was part of a protest that took place on April 25, 2018, in Albany, Georgia.
Bios:

Corey Lea from Tennessee. He is an active black farmer and in civil rights for many years.  He has been responsible for filing several petitions in the Court of Federal Claims on behalf of Black Farmers in order to hold USDA accountable for its discriminatory practices which have gone on for decades .  He is representative of the plight of Black farmers in the Southern Region comprising 13 states, and others who have been discriminated against repeatedly by the USDA and its internal agencies and departments.

Lawrence Lucas, Founding member and President Emeritus, of the USDA Coalition of Minority employees since May 1994.
The USDA Coalition of Minority Employees and the Black farmers, representing 13 southern states. Lawrence is a regular guest on TS Radio and will be our guest the last Thursday of every month to update us on the issues with USDA.

Lesa Donnelly lives in Anderson, California. She is a California native.
She worked for USDA, Forest Service, in California (Region 5) in administrative and collateral fire positions from 1978 to 2002, retiring in 2002 under a settlement agreement.
Lesa currently works as a paralegal, representing Federal employees in civil rights matters ad federal employment matters. She and her brother, Robert Donnelly have represented employees before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Merit Systems Protection Board for twenty years. In 2002 they founded Donnelly and Donnelly Alternative Dispute Resolutions and have represented federal employees at the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Interior, the Postal Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Veterans Administration.
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