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NWC Urges Federal Agencies to Recognize National Whistleblower Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. | May 20, 2022 — Earlier this week, National Whistleblower Center (NWC) wrote to executives of federal agencies urging them to create and implement educational programming in support of National Whistleblower Day, celebrated on July 30th – this year marking the 244th anniversary since Congress passed the first whistleblower law.

In recent years, the Department of Homeland Security, the Director of National Intelligence, the Office of the Special Counsel, and the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency have all hosted or participated in the commemoration of National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. Just last year, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division observed National Whistleblower Day, and Chair Gary Gensler of the Securities and Exchange Commission made remarks supporting whistleblowers on National Whistleblower Day.

NWC celebrates the increasing recognition and respect for National Whistleblower Day and would like to see continued increases across all federal agencies. In NWC’s letter, federal agencies were offered support for developing programming and digital promotion of events and resources.

In addition to its federal advocacy work, NWC will host its annual National Whistleblower Day celebration over three days, from July 28th through July 30th this year. National Whistleblower Day 2022 celebrations will be happen in real time as a virtual event featuring a range of speeches from policymakers, whistleblowers, and their advocates, as well as a series of panels on pressing whistleblower issues. Learn more about National Whistleblower Day 2022 on our website.

NWC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit increasing public awareness of whistleblowing issues advocating for increased whistleblower protections. Please consider donating today to continue this important work.

NWC Executive Director Siri Nelson is available for comment. For more information, contact NWC at info@whistleblowers.org.

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