As you know, the recent financial meltdown and the Madoff scandal have highlighted the importance of protecting whistleblowers.  Employees that have the courage to stand up for the protection of American taxpayers  should be treated with the respect they deserve.  As the new Administration and Congress prepare to revitalize the economy we must ensure that oversight and accountability are central part to any rescue plan.  You can sign our petition calling for stronger whistleblower protection here.

Another way to make change for whistleblowers a priority for the new Administration is to visit the website and vote for “Protect government whistleblowers from reprisals” by midnight tomorrow, December 31st.

**You need to sign-up as a member to the site in order to vote.**

Ideas for Change in America is a project of, an online community and media network for social issues.  Ideas for Change in America is a non-profit citizen-driven project (not connected with the Obama Administration) that aims to identify and create momentum around the best ideas for how the Obama Administration and 111th Congress can turn the broad call for “change” across the country into specific policies.

The top 10 rated ideas will be presented to the Obama Administration on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009 as the “Top 10 Ideas for America.” will then launch a national campaign behind each idea and mobilize the collective energy of the millions of members of, MySpace, and partner organizations to ensure that each winning idea gets the full consideration of the Obama Administration and Members of Congress.

The “Top 10 Ideas for America” will be determined through two rounds of voting. In the first round, ideas will compete against other ideas in the same issue category. The first round will end on December 31, 2008, and the top 3 rated ideas from each category will make it into the second round.