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.