Last year the U.S. Senate declared July 30, 2013 as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.”
“In honor of ‘National Whistleblower Appreciation Day’ we call upon the President of the United States, and every public institution in the United States, to publicly celebrate the courage and sacrifices whistleblowers have made to American democracy, and to widely publish the words enacted by our Founding Fathers on July 30, 1778:
‘That it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States, as well as all other the inhabitants thereof, to give the earliest information to Congress or other proper authority of ay misconduct, frauds or misdemeanors committed by any officers or persons in the service of these states, which may come to their knowledge.'”
The history behind the Founding Fathers’ support of whistleblowers was buried in the records of the
Continental Congress for over 200 years, and was only rediscovered as part of the research behind the book, The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (3rd Ed. 2013, Lyons Press).
When you make a donation of $15 or more to support the National Whistleblower Center* between now and July 30, 2014, you will receive a copy of The Whistleblower’s Handbook as our gift in honor of National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.
The Whistleblower’s Handbook is the authoritative reference for anyone who has ever wondered how they might blow the whistle – and, once they’ve done so, how to prevail.
*Please note the donation links take you to the National Whistleblower Center’s secure donation page.