When scientific research is altered or suppressed, government contractors waste millions of taxpayer dollars, or national security documents are falsified, witnesses need to know that they can blow the whistle without reprisals endangering their careers and their lives.
We are close to ending retaliation against those who speak up--and the unmistakable, chilling message that reprisals against whistleblowers sends to all employees that they should keep quiet, or else.
You can help! Add your name to our growing list of citizens standing up for those who stand up for us. Tell Congress: Make the government work for us!
As President-elect, Obama posted the following policy on change.gov:
"Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to the courts and due process."
Your signature will help keep the Obama administration on the road to a transparent administration that promotes government accountability.
We are closer than ever to winning the fight for whistleblower protections for federal workers. Join more than 300 public interest organizations and thousands of your fellow citizens. Tell Congress and President Obama that you support honesty and accountability!
Sign the Citizens’ Whistleblower Petition
I strongly support more rights and protections for government employees and contractors who blow the whistle on waste, fraud, and abuse.
I believe the Whistleblower Protection Act must be strengthened and modernized. The new law must close loopholes by expanding protection to national security workers in the FBI and other intelligence agencies, government contractors, and to airport baggage screeners. It also must specifically protect scientists who expose efforts to censor or alter the results of federally funded research. For these and other whistleblowers, the right to genuine due process must be provided, including normal access to courts and a jury trial when the administrative process fails.
I join my fellow citizens in urging members of Congress to act now to protect the dedicated public servants who safeguard our tax dollars and expose waste, fraud, and abuse on our behalf.