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National Whistleblower Day
July 30, 2022
National Whistleblower Day is celebrated on July 30th. This is a holiday with a deep meaning, as it was founded to protect the integrity and inviolability of America. Two phenomena that significantly weaken the country and society are corruption and lawlessness. Unfortunately, many do not notice, or they are silent about it. National Whistleblower Day demonstrates how important and significant whistleblowers are in protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens, as well as national integrity. In the early 18th century, Congress passed a resolution protecting the rights of whistleblowers.
The resolution, which is of historic importance to America, was drafted and adopted after a grandiose revelation concerning a senior officer in the Continental Navy. Revealing information was provided by 10 informants. The military man was guilty of grave crimes, they were reported to the authorities by a lieutenant and midshipman. Richard Marven and Samuel Shaw became the first informers in American history. National Whistleblower Day was founded by the National Whistleblower Center in 1988.
- Most informants are in government organizations, trading companies, banks, and medical institutions. Reporting a wrongdoing is considered a sign of active citizenship.
- As a result of studies conducted by the Public Health Service, it was revealed that some people were not given penicillin.
- The Founding Fathers dreamed that whistleblowers in America would be legally protected.
- Whistleblowers in American society today are respected and even encouraged for what they do.
- According to statistics, most messages are related to politics and corporate activities.
How to take part
Read more about whistleblowers; it turns out that their activities are dangerous, and even their family members are in danger. Numerous stories of revelations inspire us to become more courageous. The actions of whistleblowers are bold, talk about it on social networks. Study the legal framework on the protection of whistleblowers’ rights. There are many documentaries and feature films about whistleblowers, watch them.
When is National Whistleblower Day celebrated in 2022?
National Whistleblower Day is observed on July 30 each year.