Pass a National Whistleblower Protection Law
Ask Congress to enact a National Whistleblower Protection Law that protects all Americans who lawfully disclose waste and fraud in government spending, violations of law, or threats to the public health and safety.
WHEREAS, recent financial scandals and multi-billion dollar bail out legislation highlight the urgent need to protect those honest Americans who report wrongdoing in the government and in the private sector;
WHEREAS, national security whistleblowers lack effective protections;
WHEREAS, courageous whistleblowers are responsible for recovering billions of dollars stolen by government contractors engaged in fraud;
WHEREAS, whistleblowers have played a critical role in protecting the public by exposing health and safety violations and widespread violations of our Constitutional rights;
WHEREAS, retaliation against whistleblowers targets the very people who we need to tell the truth about fraud and misconduct;
WHEREAS, Congress has not yet passed into law a national whistleblower protection act covering all Americans;
BE IT RESOLVED: That Congress enact into law a National Whistleblower Protection Act which protects all Americans who lawfully disclose waste and fraud in government spending, violations of law or threats to the public health and safety. The law must provide all whistleblowers with the right to federal court proceedings, a trial by jury and reasonable damages. It must also reward employees who risk their careers to serve the public interest.