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Senate Establishes “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day”

August 2, 2013

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On July 30, 2013, by unanimous resolution the U.S. Senate declared July 30, 2013 as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.” The National Whistleblowers Center strongly supports the Senate’s historic action and calls on every American reflect upon the tremendous contributions whistleblowers have made to American democracy, as well as the struggles and sacrifices they have endured.

The resolution (S.Res.202) not only designated July 30, 2013 as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” but it also resolved that the Senate:

(2) ensures that the Federal Government implements the intent of the Founding Fathers, as reflected in the legislation enacted on July 30, 1778, by encouraging each executive agency to recognize “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” by–

(A) informing employees, contractors working on behalf of United States taxpayers, and members of the public about the legal rights of citizens of the United States to blow the whistle; and

(B) acknowledging the contributions of whistleblowers to combating waste, fraud, abuse, and violations of laws and regulations in the United States

In honor of “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” we urge all Americans to reflect on these past sacrifices and accomplishments and show support for the whistleblowers today who are fighting to defend their reputations, their jobs and their freedom after exposing lies at the highest levels of government and frauds that have robbed tax-payers and investors of countless billions.

TAKE ACTION
Please thank your Senators for setting aside July 30 to publicly celebrate the courage and sacrifices whistleblowers have made to American democracy. And tell President Obama to recognize “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” by ensuring that each executive agency inform employees, contractors working on behalf of United States taxpayers, and members of the public about the legal rights of citizens of the United States to blow the whistle.
Please pass this alert onto a friend, co-worker or family member!

Very truly yours,
Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director

Read the Senate Resolution
Read the Continental Congress’s First Whistleblower Protection Law
Read the Chapter from the Whistleblower’s Handbook that published the hidden history behind America’s first whistleblower law

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