National Whistleblower Center releases 2020 End of Year Report

by John Kostyack, Executive Director
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National Whistleblower Center releases 2020 End of Year Report

2020 was a year of dramatic change. The Covid-19 pandemic has defined the year, reshaping social interactions, economic conditions, and medicine itself. We also saw significant advancements toward decarbonization of the global economy thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the climate change advocacy community combined with powerful market forces. Meanwhile, the U.S. has seen a reckoning with its deeply embedded institutional racism and violence against Black lives, culminating in months of protests that spanned the globe.

Against this backdrop, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) has continued its work in supporting whistleblowers – including those who have spoken out against Covid-19, police violence, and corruption in the industries driving climate change. This marked my second year with the organization, and I’m proud to say that it is has been a year of tremendous progress and demonstrated support for whistleblowers.

Our incredible supporters have generated over two hundred thousand messages so far to Congress and federal agencies demanding stronger protections for whistleblowers across the board. Other achievements include launching the Climate Corruption Campaign, the Coronavirus Accountability Campaign and the European Center on Whistleblower Rights. And looking forward to 2021, we see significant opportunities for our organization and for whistleblowers both in the U.S. and around the globe.

Opportunities to break new ground on whistleblower-assisted prosecutions as well as policy are likely to emerge at a steady and rapid pace, given the interest in climate change action shown by the Biden-Harris transition team and given the December 2021 deadline for whistleblowing legislation set by the European Parliament.

All that we accomplished in 2020 was possible due the strength of our supporters. As we look forward into 2021, the same remains true.  Please read and share our 2020 End of Year Report and consider making a tax-deductible donation to the NWC so that it may continue to fight for whistleblowers. Donate today.

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