Chuck Ludlam gives an interview about his recent lawsuit against the Peace Corps, regarding their refusal to release volunteer survey results under the Freedom of Information Act. Ludlam also discusses his efforts to reform the Peace Corps and the Peace Corps Volunteer Empowerment Act.
Read an open letter to the Peace Corps community written by Chuck Ludlam and Paula Hirschoff.
Listen to it at the Stateless Man.
Visit the Stateless Man’s website here.
An investigative report was recently released which harshly criticizes the Peace Corps for its failure to respond to criticism and calls for reform. According to the author, the Peace Corps has been intentionally hiding its failures from the public for years in order to protect its reputation, and silencing those who could cause any negative publicity. This includes Volunteers who are victims of violence, illness, and sexual assault. The report is available on Amazon.com.More can be found at the author’s website.
Watkins has published the bibliography he used to create his report on PeaceCorpsWiki.org.
The Peace Corps is being sued for refusing to release the country-by-country breakouts of volunteer survey results post-2008. They filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit on 4/3/12. The motion has been uploaded to PeaceCorpsWiki.org.
Chuck Ludlam and Paula Hirschoff have written an open letter to the Peace Corps community, and details their reform efforts over the past eight years. It has been published on PeaceCorpsWiki.org.
Obama signed the Kate Puzey Act into law.