“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.”
— Continental Congress in 1778.
On July 30th, 1778, our Founding Fathers unanimously passed America’s first Whistleblower Protection Law. This visionary action, taken during the height of the American Revolution, stands today as a testament to the importance of whistleblowing in our history.
We must remember how our Founding Fathers stood up to defend whistleblowers and demand that our current leaders follow this tradition, support and honor the sacrifices whistleblowers have endured, and ensure that our nation’s laws protect these heroes.
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 establishing July 30th as National Whistleblower Day permanently.
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