Disturbingly, the Obama administration has criminally prosecuted more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act then all other past administrations combined.
As Congress grows increasingly dependent on whistleblowers to report waste, fraud, abuse and substantial threats to public health and safety, it is imperative that you provide them the protections they need to come forward.
The American people also rely on whistleblowers more than ever before. Thanks to whistleblowers we know that Big Brother has moved into every American’s smart phone and computer. Whether that policy is right or wrong, the public had a right to know. Only thanks to whistleblowers, we do.
Please support legislation that would arm whistleblowers with an affirmative defense for criminal prosecutions, and make it illegal to open a criminal investigation in retaliation for activities shielded by the Whistleblower Protection Act.