On July 30th, 2018, the Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights will hold an opening plenary for National Whistleblower Day on the Hill. The event will commemorate the contributions of whistleblowers and celebrate the 240thanniversary of America’s first whistleblower law.

The session will be held in Dirksen Senate Office Building, G50 from 9:00AM-10:00AM.

Representatives from several civil society organizations which advocate for whistleblowers will speak at the event. These include ACORN 8Justice Integrity ProjectFederally Employed Women Legal and Education Fund (FEW-LDF),Government Accountability Project (GAP)Public CitizenProject on Government Oversight (POGO), and Taxpayers Against Fraud, as well as theNational Whistleblower Center.

Stephen Kohn, leading whistleblower attorney and executive director of the National Whistleblower Center, will facilitate the interactive, discussion-oriented panel.

This event will be a valuable opportunity to learn about the contributions of whistleblowers in exposing wrongdoing and promoting accountability. The opening plenary will be followed by an invite-only luncheon hosted by National Whistleblower Center.

The annual Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights highlights the importance of honoring the bravery and commitment of whistleblowers. The theme for this year’s Whistleblower Summit is “Whistleblowing Works!” and over four days, over 20 different panels and other events cover a wide assortment of whistleblower-related issues. The Whistleblower Summit is hosted by ACORN 8. In addition to the National Whistleblower Center, other organizations work with the Whistleblower Summit include Public Citizen, Government Accountability Project (GAP), Project on Government Oversight (POGO), Pacifica Radio (the only media organization to make a formal organizational commitment to supporting whistleblowers), and WPFW 89.3FM. Moreover, the Whistleblower Summit overall was co-hosted by the Justice Integrity Project, Coalition for Change (C4C), Justice Integrity Project, Project Censored, and Federally Employed Women – Legal Education Fund (FEW-LEF).