Celebrate National Whistleblower Day 2023
On behalf of the National Whistleblower Center, we would like to invite you to attend our virtual celebration of National Whistleblower Day on Thursday, July 28 through Saturday July 30 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT each day! National Whistleblower Day is an annual celebration commemorating the contributions of whistleblowers around the world who have bravely stepped forward to expose waste, fraud, and abuse. The celebration has already begun at Whistleblower Network News, where they will be airing a new video featuring Whistleblower Stories every day from Monday, July 25 to July 29 – here.
Check out our speakers and three day schedule here.
Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Registration is free and donations are much appreciated!
National Whistleblower Day History
The U.S. Continental Congress passed America’s first whistleblower law during the height of the American Revolution on July 30th, 1778. To honor this history, the first Congressional celebration of National Whistleblower Day took place in the U.S. Senate Kennedy Caucus Room on July 30th, 2015. It was a huge success! Since then, the National Whistleblower Center has continued its whistleblower celebration by holding an annual event with this year’s event taking place as an interactive virtual conference.
“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
The History of America’s First Whistleblower Law
As told by the former Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center, Stephen M. Kohn.
- Watch Past Celebrations: National Whistleblower Day Playlist
- Read America’s First Whistleblower Law: 1778 Resolution
- Read the Story of America’s First Whistleblower Law: Whistleblowing and the American Dream
- Read an Article About National Whistleblower Day from The Hill: The Message Behind National Whistleblower Day
Know Your Rights!
Read The New Whistleblower Handbook
It is absolutely essential for whistleblowers to know their rights. The New Whistleblower’s Handbook is the first-ever guide to whistleblowing, by the nation’s leading whistleblower attorney. The Handbook is an easy to read step-by-step guide to the essential tools for successfully blowing the whistle, qualifying for financial rewards, and protecting yourself. What’s inside the handbook?