July 14, 2024 2:03 pm

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See you in court! CADF wins battle in whistleblower suit


OLYMPIA—The Citizen Action Defense Fund (CADF) won its legal battle on Friday, June 21, against the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Office of Financial Management’s attempt to dismiss cap-and-trade scheme whistleblower Scott Smith’s lawsuit. “This isn’t just about me – it’s about state employees everywhere,” said Scott Smith. “I look forward to […]

Whistleblower who refused to lie about Cap-and-Trade scheme, files lawsuit


OLYMPIA—The Citizen Action Defense Fund (CADF) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, March 5, on behalf of whistleblower Scott Smith, who earlier last year was pressured by the Governor’s Office of Financial Management and the Washington State Department of Transportation to change the numbers in his reports that indicated that the cap-and-trade scheme was significantly impacting […]

Civil Rights complaint filed in mishandling of juvenile sexual assault cases​ 

sexual assault

OLYMPIA—The Citizen Action Defense Fund (CADF) on December 19 submitted formal complaints with the civil rights divisions of both the Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington related to allegations that the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office’s (KCPAO) mismanaged juvenile sexual assault cases and violated the civil rights […]

Public Records lawsuit filed against Seattle for withholding texts and emails from press

Public Records lawsuit

Olympia, Wash., October 22, 2023—On October 20, the Citizen Action Defense Fund (CADF) filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle for its failure to provide public records pursuant to a request made by unDivided Media LLC and podcast host Brandi Kruse regarding a controversial vote by a Seattle Councilmember. “The Public Records Act exists so […]

Allegations of discrimination against The District Director and Board Chair

The District

LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 21, 2023—Citizen Action Defense Fund has launched an investigation into alleged discrimination of Lynnwood Public Facilities District (PFD) board member Vivian Dong by Board Chair Mike Miller and Executive Director Janet Pope for their latest treatment of the newly appointed board member during Lynnwood Luau on August 19. “I felt shocked, frustrated, […]

Citizen Action Defense Fund announces Jackson Maynard as Executive Director

Jackson Maynard

OLYMPIA, Wash., September 9, 2022—The Citizen Action Defense Fund (CADF) announced that Olympia attorney Jackson Maynard will serve as its Executive Director. CADF is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Washington state that is a grantee of Project 42, a 501c4 organization also based in Washington that is building out the free market infrastructure in […]

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