Washington, D.C. April 1, 2009. Today, the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) joined 10 other public interest groups in urging President Obama to reaffirm his campaign commitments to strengthen whistleblower protections. The letter urged the President to strongly endorse legislation that would protect all federal employees, including national security employees, from retaliation and give them access to jury trials. The letter also asked the President to appoint a liaison to the whistleblower community as promised in his response to the NWC’s campaign survey.
NWC President Stephen M. Kohn stated, “Now is the time to act. We look forward to working with the President and members of Congress to obtain meaningful whistleblower protection for all federal employees.”