There are two new articles on the Daily Kos inspired by today’s Senate committee hearing on the proposed Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA). The first, by Michael German, is called, "Why Protect Whistleblowers?" Michael is the ACLU Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy. His article explains how a few whistleblowers did connect dots before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and how protecting them would enhance our national security.
Jesselyn Radack wrote the other article, called, "Whistleblower Bill Hearing Today & Why We Should Give a Damn." She concludes that federal employees, "need the right to a jury trial in federal court." Both articles are recommended reading. I notice that "Winnie" has asked what action can we take to support the Whistleblower Protection Act? For those who cannot come to Room 342 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 2:30 pm today, I provide this link to the National Whistleblower Center Action Alert.