July 2020 Newsletter: A new frontier for whistleblowers

from NWC's Monthly Newsletters

The letter from NWC Executive Director John Kostyack featured in the National Whistleblower Center's July 2020 newsletter.

Published on July 31, 2020

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July 2020 Newsletter: A new frontier for whistleblowers

Hi Friend,

This past month was an exciting one for the National Whistleblower Center (NWC). As you will see below, in the space of just a few weeks we released a major report on whistleblowers and climate change risk, launched a major new partnership with Duke University, and hosted our first virtual National Whistleblower Appreciation Day conference.

Although this year’s whistleblower celebration was quite different compared to past events due to Covid-19, we were still able to reach thousands of people with compelling stories of whistleblowers’ successes and challenges. We appreciated the opportunity to educate and inspire our audience to support whistleblowers as they tackle the great issues of the day, including police misconduct and racial injustice, mistreatment of workers on the front lines of the Covid-19 response, and climate change.

I am happy about the quality of our team’s education and outreach, but what matters to me most is knowing that the work is having an impact. That is why I was especially gratified to see the letter sent this week to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from Senator Elizabeth Warren discussing NWC’s climate change report. I’m proud of the attention and respect NWC’s climate change work is getting from such important leaders. I am increasingly optimistic that, thanks to our work and that of our partners, SEC climate risk disclosure rules will be strengthened, and whistleblowers will play a central role in ensuring compliance. 

If you would like to support our work so that we can continue to expand our advocacy for whistleblowers, democracy and the rule of law, you can do so here.


John Kostyack

Executive Director

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