“People are dying, and they are dying without information.”
"Family of Deceased Iraq Veteran Founds Nonprofit Center to Research Unexplained Illnesses," Washington Post (May 2014)
“When all these folks started coming back from the Persian Gulf War with weird symptoms, a kind of narrative was created to explain these symptoms as being psychosomatic,” he [Dan] said. “And when my brother came back and a lot of these other folks came back [from the post-9/11 wars], they were put into that story … That narrative is damaging. Military service [is] an occupation with lots of environmental, toxic hazards, not just bullets.”
Sullivan says he wants to get away from the term whistle blowing. “It’s truth-telling,” he said. “And this is something we as a society should honor and recognize ... We have to create a cushion for people who do courageous things.”
"Man Takes Lessons From Brother's Life And Mysterious Death," WAMU 88.5 METRO CONNECTION (November 2013)
"That is beautiful — coming together in the face of devastation. And I'm not sure you can get that coming together without the devastation. You know, these things go hand in hand."
"Ring of Fire: Why Our Military's Toxic Burn Pits Are Making Soldiers Sick," The Verge (October 2013)
Daniel hopes ... [for] a shift away from ... "the polarizing divide that has for decades characterized the relationship between advocates who ask for change … and those officials who have the power to make those changes."
Letter to the Editor of Washington Post on Subject: Mourner Died Communion / published March 3, 2012
Many lapsed Catholics take Communion at weddings and funerals, but ... I will not take Communion again until the church changes its policy [of "closed communion"]. Jesus invited everybody, outsiders especially, to His table.
"Tell me a story: How storytelling feeds our craving for connection ... ," The Intelligent Optimist (July/August 2012)
"I found that just telling my stories [of coming out of the closet] and being myself creates a connection. There’s something between the audience and the storyteller that’s palpable ... and that creates something new."
“Let’s say a lesbian couple were to read that language [advertising a real estate agent primarily for gay people] and [think] the word ‘gay’ applies to men [only],” explains Dan Sullivan ... "they could allege that that’s sex discrimination.”
"Landlords Accused of Rejecting Vouchers in Equal Rights Center Investigation," Washington Post (April 2005)
In 26 percent of the cases, the [housing] testers were told that vouchers -- formerly known as Section 8 vouchers -- were not an acceptable form of payment, said Dan Sullivan, director of enforcement for the center [about the case].
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