Protecting the rights of government whistleblowers

originally posted by Alyssa Wolice at CitizenVox

It’s no secret that the government officials you

elect to serve the public’s best interests often abuse their power and

cost you your hard-earned dollars. So, when the average

government employee witnesses the acts of corruption that continue to

plague our political system, shouldn’t they have the freedom to speak

up and protect the public’s rights without facing the risk of retaliation?

Though strong bills were passed last year that

would provide whistleblowers with greater protection of their rights to

free speech, now is the time to demand that Congress finish the job by

passing a final bill.

The truth is plain and simple. Millions of taxpayer dollars have been squandered. Documents regarding our own nation’s security have been falsified. Scientific research has often been altered, or worse yet, brought to a complete stand-still. Yet,

the very same employees who can defend our rights by blowing the

whistle on the government misconduct have less protection than

corporate employees enjoy. As a result, too few employees are willing to take on the risks of speaking out against government wrongdoings.

Wouldn’t it be nice to ensure that these everyday

eyewitnesses of government corruption can stand up for public rights

without feeling intimidated or threatened?

You can help! Stand up for the everyday heroes who protect your rights by taking action now. So far, more than 200 public interest organizations have signed on to urge Congress to change the status quo – and now you can too. Sign the Citizens’ Whistleblower Petition today or read more

about what the Make It SAFE Coalition is doing to protect those who

help to overcome political corruption. There is no better time than now

to make Congress aware of the grassroots support for honesty and

accountability within our government.