Whistleblowers Lead Campaign for a Permanent National Whistleblower Day

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A whistleblower-led grassroots campaign launched last year has resulted in thousands of letters urging President Biden to sign an Executive Order permanently recognizing July 30 as National Whistleblower Day.

FBI whistleblowers Jane Turner and Fred Whitehurst, Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins, Army Corps of Engineers whistleblower Bunnatine Greenhouse, and Second Chance body armor whistleblower Aaron Westrick are spearheading the campaign.

“Last year, our grassroots campaign gained a ton of momentum with thousands of letters sent to the President,” said Turner, a leading whistleblower advocate. “The American public clearly supports whistleblowers, and as our campaign continues to grow, we believe that the White House will take note and act.”

The proposed Executive Order would require all federal agencies to educate employees about their whistleblower rights as well as celebrate whistleblowers who have made innumerable contributions in the past.

Each year since 2013, the U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a National Whistleblower Day Resolution. The date of July 30 commemorates an important event in U.S. whistleblowing history.

“People of Integrity and Courage deserve your help,” says Turner. “Support whistleblowers by contributing to the GoFundMe campaign and sign the petition for a permanent National Whistleblower Day. We need whistleblowers more now than ever to make 2024 the year for Whistleblower recognition.”

To support the campaign, the whistleblowers have launched a GoFundMe. They also encourage whistleblower supporters to join the campaign by signing the petition and amplifying the campaign’s message on social media.

Learn more about the campaign and the whistleblowers leading the cause here.

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