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Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights

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Capitol Hill (Various Venues)

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Washington Summit

Beginning in May 2007, members from the Make it Safe Coalition (MISC) have arranged an assembly of whistle-blowers in Washington, DC each year for an annual conference originally known as Washington Whistleblower’s Week. The original purpose of which was multifaceted and manifold.

Purpose and Goals

  • Highlight the special projects and accomplishments of the whistleblowers and NGOs in the Make It Safe Coalition.
  • Come together to defeat the “isolation” experienced by whistleblowers and create a sense community among individual whistleblowers and the NGOs that support us.
  • Provide a meaningful “mutual support network” for whistleblowers and our advocates across the country the globe.
  • Provide lobby training for the whistleblower community to support the passage of important legislation related to transparency, whistleblowing and the First Amendment.
  • Publicize the successful efforts of NGOs, whistleblowers and our advocates, and provide media training to individual whistleblowers to broaden our access to the media.
  • Place whistle-blowing in its proper historical context, and redefine whistleblowers as beneficial and integral to democratic society and Champions of the Constitution and First Amendment.
  • Change the public perception of the term “whistleblower” from being a pejorative to being patriotic “persons of conscience.”
  • Finally, to connect Whistleblowers and First Amendment advocates to the broader Civil Rights and global Human Rights movements.

Today, this annual conference is now known as the Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights. We recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the passage of the Whistleblower Protection Act and we have embarked upon a national campaign to recognize National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. The theme for this year’s conference is—Whistleblowing Works!

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Washington, DC

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