This year’s event focused on the role of whistleblowers in addressing crises like Covid-19, climate change, and racial injustice.


NWD 2020 featured a slate of distinguished speakers including members of Congress, whistleblowers, & advocates.


Did you miss the live event? You can now access a recording any time at the link below. 



National Whistleblower Day commemorates the bold vision of our Founding Fathers and their uncompromising support for whistleblowers.


This year marks the 242nd anniversary of America's first whistleblower law, passed on July 30th, 1778 during the height of the American Revolution. The law was passed after ten whistleblowers reported wrongdoing and abuses committed by a superior officer in the Continental Navy.

To honor this history, the first Congressional celebration of National Whistleblower Day took place in the U.S. Senate Kennedy Caucus Room on July 30th, 2015. 

Every year since, the National Whistleblower Center has held an event on Capitol Hill to celebrate whistleblowers. For the first time, this year's event will be an interactive virtual conference.

National Whistleblower Day celebrates the people who raise their voice in the name of combatting fraud, corruption and other crimes; their courage in the face of great adversity; and the strength of their conviction and dedication to the truth.


NWC is honored to have had numerous whistleblowers join us this year to celebrate the occasion. These brave individuals have discovered fraud, waste, and abuse in industries ranging from healthcare to engineering to law enforcement.


The Untold Stories of the Whistleblowers of 1777

Stephen M. Kohn, TEDx

America's First Whistleblower Law

Stephen M. Kohn, NWD 2017

National Whistleblower Day 2019

Full Event

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