Campaign for Accountability Releases Hundreds of Documents Related to Real Alternatives’ Maladministration of Pennsylvania State Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2020
Contact: Michael Clauw, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.780.5750
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, released 289 internal documents obtained through records requests that illustrate a pattern of public program maladministration by the anti-abortion group Real Alternatives (RA). The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) produced the documents in response to three requests CfA submitted that asked for: all documents showing communications between RA and the DHS, all RA reporting materials for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, and all contractually-required reporting materials submitted by RA from January 1, 2019 to present.
CfA Counsel Alice Huling said, “After reviewing these documents, it became clear that Real Alternatives is failing to properly carry out its duties as the Pennsylvania Alternative to Abortion Services Program administrator. We informed Pennsylvania state officials of our findings and the public release of these documents will allow journalists and concerned citizens to draw their own conclusions about Real Alternatives’ effectiveness as a steward of their taxpayer money.”
Releasing the documents is the latest effort in CfA’s mission to hold politicians and publicly-funded organizations accountable, and continues our commitment to make public documents related to anti-abortion advocacy organizations, crisis pregnancy centers, and government efforts to curtail reproductive rights through our Government Records Archive.
Campaign for Accountability is a nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog organization that uses research, litigation, and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life and hold those who act at the expense of the public good accountable for their actions.