Over the last nine years members from the Make it Safe Coalition (MISC) have arranged an assembly of whistleblowers in Washington, DC each year for an annual conference originally known as Washington Whistleblower’s Week. All whistleblowers and their advocates, as well as the entire civil rights community are invited to participate. Host committee members—ACORN 8 (www.ACORN8.com), Coalition for Change (C4C), Project Censored, Justice Integrity Project and Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund (FEW-LEF), will co-host this year’s Whistle Blower Summit for Civil & Human Rights on Capitol Hill. The theme for the annual conference this year is 1778—Whistleblowers and The First Amendment.
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Pacifica Radio Network
Founded over 60 years ago to support Free Speech and First Amendment Rights, the Pacifica Foundation has fought for and vigorously defended these rights all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. A staunch supporter of unfettered free speech, the Pacifica National Board voted unanimously to support the Whistleblower Protection and Enhancement Act, legislation that would protect Whistleblowers and Free Speech in 2010. Consequently, the Pacifica Radio Network was the first national media organization to formalize its support for Whistleblowers. Once again, as in previous years, the Pacifica Foundation will participate and support this year's Whistleblower Summit in Washington, DC. Also Gloria Minott, Host of Metro Watch, on WPFW will moderate this year's Whistleblower Summit.
“There is no freedom of the press without confidential sources. There can be no congressional oversight without government informants. Whistleblowers are the Fifth Estate protecting freedom and liberty from government overreach and corporate abuses.” —Michael McCray, Esq., CPA (inactive)
FULL MEASURE with SHARYL ATTKISSON
Special thanks to Sharyl Attkisson, Pillar Award Winner (2014) and host of Full Measure, for covering the Whistleblower Summit and regularly featuring Sunday Morning segments from summit panels and guests:
- 12/11/16 BURNED--History of Harassment (at USDA / Forest Service)
- 3/13/16 Encryption--Joseph Nacchio (Quest Communications Whistleblower)
- 11/22/15 BURNED--Alicia Darby and Michael McCray (USDA Whistleblowers)
- 11/18/15 The Whistleblower--Brad Birkenfield (USB "Swiss Bank" Whistleblower)
- 11/1/15 Measure Up--Daniel Epstein (Cause of Action: FOIA Report Card)
Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, which is broadcast each Sunday to 43 million households on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and CW stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
***The Whistle Blower Summit for Civil and Human Rights*** is a non-partisan educational and charitable conference. Whistle Blowing is apolitical; it is not about “Left” vs. “Right”— it is about Right vs. Wrong. The Whistle Blower Summit is “trans-partisan” in nature because not only do we honor Democrats and Republicans; we also host everyone from Libertarians and Conservatives—to Liberals and Progressives.