Enact a National Whistleblower Day

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Join the National Whistleblower Day Campaign!

This July 30th marks the 241st anniversary of the U.S. Continental Congress passing America’s first whistleblower law during the height of the American Revolution 1778.

On July 30th, 2015, the first Congressional celebration of National Whistleblower Day took place in the U.S. Senate Kennedy Caucus Room. It was a huge success.

Since then, National Whistleblower Center has held an annual celebration to honor and celebrate the great contributions of whistleblowers. We are strongly advocating for July 30th to be permanently recognized as National Whistleblower Day, and we need your support.

Over the last few years the National Whistleblower Center has worked to build bipartisan support for the issue of whistleblower protection. The U.S. Senate has passed a Resolution each year since 2013 declaring July 30th “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.” The National Whistleblower Center believes it is important to change the culture of retaliation that often results in destroying whistleblowers’ careers.

We need your help in securing enactment of a law that would establish July 30th as National Whistleblower Day in perpetuity.

“That it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States, as well as all other inhabitants thereof, to give the earliest information of wrongdoing to Congress or other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds or misdemeanors committed by any officers or persons in the service of these states, which may come to their knowledge.”

First U.S. whistleblower law, unanimously passed on July 30, 1778 by the Continental Congress

How You Can Help

Urge Your Representatives to Permanently Establish a National Whistleblower Day

Congress needs to pass legislation that would require the heads of each federal agency use National Whistleblower Day as an opportunity to set the ‘tone at the top,’ calling public attention to the contributions whistleblowers have made to American democracy and their own agencies. The legislation needs to have all federal agencies highlight the role whistleblowers have played in their agencies to combat waste, fraud, and abuse and enforce the laws of the land.



The National Whistleblower Center is a publicly-supported, tax-exempt organization that needs your support to continue protecting and advocating for whistleblower rights. Donate to support the National Whistleblower Day 2019 Campaign!

Donations of $50 or more to the National Whistleblower Center get a copy of the 2017 edition of  The New Whistleblower’s Handbook.


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National Whistleblower Day 2019


Honored Whistleblowers

Meet the whistleblowers we are honoring this National Whistleblower Day by visiting our whistleblower recognition page and see past honorees here.

National Whistleblower Day Program

A range of speakers from Members of Congress to whistleblowers and whistleblower advocates will be speaking at our event. Program to come.

Watch the Celebration

We’ll be live-streaming our annual event to supporters!

“With their words and actions, leaders have to make clear that whistleblowers are important and retaliation is not tolerated.”

Senator Chuck Grassley

Congressional Resolutions

There is bipartisan support for the issue of whistleblower protection in both houses of Congress. The U.S. Senate has passed a Resolution each year since 2013 declaring July 30th “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.” The 2019 Resolution is currently pending.


This year, there is also a Resolution pending in the U.S. House.


Learn More

The History of America’s First Whistleblower Law

As told by the former Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center, Stephen M. Kohn.

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