National Whistleblowers Center
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Lindsey M. Williams (202) 342-1903
or email at lmw@whistleblowers.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Whistleblower Groups Ask President to Reaffirm Campaign Promises

 

 

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.”

Click here to read the letter to President Obama
Click here to read the press release from the public interest groups
Click here to sign the NWC petition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Campaign For Federal Whistleblower Protection Continues

Whistleblower Groups Ask President to Reaffirm Campaign Promises

 

As you know, the National Whistleblowers Center has been actively involved in the campaign to obtain stronger whistleblower protection for all federal employees, including national security employees.

Take Action! Keep Whistleblower Protection On the Administration’s Agenda!

 

Recently there have been some positive developments in the fight to protect federal employee whistleblowers:

 

On January 27, the House of Representatives passed the Platts/Van Hollen Amendment to the stimulus bill by unanimous voice vote.  Unfortunately, the amendment was not included in the final version of the legislation.

On February 13, the McCaskill Amendment protecting private contractors and state and local government employees was passed as part of the stimulus bill.

On March 4, President Obama pledged to end cost-plus no-bid government contracts.

On March 12, Congressman Chris Van Hollen introduced H.R. 1507, which would extend whistleblower protection to all federal employees, including national security employees.

 

 

Keep the Momentum Going! Tell the White House We Need Whistleblower Protection Now!

Today, the National Whistleblowers Center joined the ACLU, the American Federation of Government Employees, the Government Accountability Project, The Liberty Coalition, National Treasury Employees Union, OpenTheGovernment.org, Project on Government Oversight, Public Citizen, Union of Concerned Scientists, and U.S. Bill of Rights Foundation 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.

You can help!  Let the Administration know you believe oversight and accountability must be a priority.  Send a letter to the President and pass this alert on to your friends.

 

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