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National Whistleblower Day

Honor National Whistleblower Day and recognize those who bravely speak out against injustice - their courage inspires us all!
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July 30
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Introduction

Celebrate National Whistleblower Day on July 30th and recognize the brave individuals who risk their careers and reputations to expose injustice. This important day was first established in the US in 1998 as a way to honor whistleblowers, who often face doubts and criticism for speaking up. The traditional mission of these truth tellers is to shed light on corruption, fraud, and other unethical behavior that would otherwise go unnoticed. On this day, let us celebrate their bravery and courage by recognizing their invaluable contributions to society!

History of National Whistleblower Day

National Whistleblower Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1778</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Whistleblower Protection Law</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first whistleblower protection law is enacted by the US Continental Congress, protecting government employees who report misconduct.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1912</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Federal Employees Protection</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Lloyd-La Follette Act establishes the right of federal employees to furnish information to the US Congress, further strengthening whistleblower rights.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Environmental Whistleblower Statute</div><div class='timeline-text'>The US Federal Clean Air Act includes provisions protecting employees from retaliation for reporting violations of air quality laws.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>False Claims Act Amendments</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United States strengthens its principal whistleblower law, the False Claims Act, including additional provisions for anti-retaliation protections.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sarbanes-Oxley Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>In response to corporate scandals, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is passed in the US to protect employees of publicly traded companies who report financial abuses.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act is signed into law, improving protections for federal employees who disclose evidence of waste, fraud, or abuse.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Whistleblower Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read about whistleblowers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Read about some of the most famous whistleblowers in history and learn about the brave individuals who have exposed corruption, wrong-doing and injustice.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a letter of support</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write a letter of support to a whistleblower organization or an individual whistleblower. Let them know that their efforts are appreciated and valued.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer your time</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Volunteer your time to a whistleblower organization or an individual whistleblower in need of support. Offer services such as legal advice, research, or website design.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize an event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize an event in your community to raise awareness about whistleblowing and the importance of speaking up when faced with injustice.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share the message</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share the message of whistleblowing on social media using the hashtag #NationalWhistleblowerDay and encourage others to take a stand against corruption.</p></div></div>

Why National Whistleblower Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Protects whistle-blowers from retaliation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whistleblower protections allow individuals to come forward and make disclosures about wrongdoings without fear of retribution. This type of protection is especially important for those working in sensitive fields like government, law enforcement, and the military.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Encourages corporate accountability</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whistleblower protections encourage people to speak up when they witness unethical or illegal behaviors at their workplace. By doing so, they can help prevent violations and hold corporations accountable for their actions.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Helps expose fraud & corruption</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From consumer protection to government programs, whistleblowers are often the first line of defense against waste, fraud, and corruption. By coming forward with evidence of wrongdoing, they can help protect the public interest and ensure that those responsible are held accountable.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts about National Whistleblower Day

National Whistleblower Day FAQs

When is National Whistleblower Day?

National Whistleblower Day is celebrated on July 30 every year. In 2024, National Whistleblower Day will fall on a Tuesday.

National Whistleblower Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jul 30

Sunday

2024

Jul 30

Tuesday

2025

Jul 30

Wednesday

2026

Jul 30

Thursday

2027

Jul 30

Friday

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