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Celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day!
Today is Whistleblower Day. On this day in 1778 the Continental Congress passed what very well could be the world’s first whistleblower law. Our revolutionary forefathers, when they learned that two whistleblowers that had exposed misconduct by the highest-ranking U.S. navel official, were being prosecuted in the State of Rhode Island, agreed to act. They voted to spend precious monies from the new government’s treasury to ensure that the whistleblowers had lawyers to defend them. They voted to release all of the naval records documenting the whistleblower’s concerns.
Finally, the Founding Fathers, on July 30, 1778 passed our nation’s first whistleblower law. It’s message was clear and the vote was unanimous: “That it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States, as well as all other inhabitants thereof, to give the earliest information to Congress or any other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds or misdemeanors committed by any persons in the service of these states, which may come to their knowledge.”
To Blow the Whistle on Whistle Blowers Contact: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?V=2&c=1FBvSVQCqpv%2FdiBW4lDyh2%2F4pcgD7q7t the National Whistleblower Center* today, July 30, 2014, you will receive a copy of The Whistleblower's Handbook as our gift in honor of National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. *Please note the donation links take you to the National Whistleblower Center's secure donation page.