Published on April 06, 2023

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Senator Chuck Grassley Urges President Biden to Enact a Rose Garden Ceremony for Whistleblower Appreciation Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. | APRIL 6, 2023 — On April 4, 2023, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to President Biden urging him to enact a Rose Garden Ceremony to acknowledge national efforts of whistleblowers in recovering taxpayer dollars and preventing fraud and corruption. NWC recognizes Senator Grassley for his leadership and continued commitment to whistleblowers. The letter comes just one month after whistleblower Jane Turner launched a campaign to Make National Whistleblower Day Permanent.

Senator Grassley has been a prominent proponent of fighting for whistleblower recognition since holding his seat in the Senate, in his letter, Senator Grassley states “I have asked every president since President Ronald Reagan to hold a Rose Garden ceremony to honor whistleblowers. No president has done so. I hope you will be the first.”

And, “A Rose Garden ceremony on Whistleblower Appreciation Day with the President of the United States honoring whistleblowers for their courage and sacrifice sends a loud, clear message that our government leaders appreciate the importance of whistleblowers and retaliation will not be tolerated.”

Senator Grassley has spoken at NWC’s National Whistleblower Day celebration for years, watch his 2022 remarks here.

National Whistleblower Center agrees with Senator Grassley and joins his calls urging President Biden to hold a Rose Garden ceremony honoring whistleblowers. “Senator Grassley is a true champion for whistleblowers. This letter marks his continued commitment to whistleblowers and National Whistleblower Center celebrates Senator Grassley’s incredible legacy.” Said Siri Nelson, Executive Director at National Whistleblower Center.

This letter serves not only to remind President Biden of the past and current contributions of whistleblowers and how they can serve the American people, but it also comes in anticipation of the upcoming Whistleblower Appreciation Day, or National Whistleblower Day, which lands on July 30th, 2023.

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

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