President Obama: End the War on National Security Whistleblowers
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President Obama: End the War on National Security Whistleblowers

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      Make It Safe Coaltion

Thanks in part to the strong support of President Obama, there finally has been some progress on protections for federal whistleblowers.  But at the same time, secrecy in the national security state is growing and threatening whistleblowers, the media, and freedom of speech.

Tell President Obama It’s Time to Shrink the National Security State

The President deserves credit for helping to enact the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act and issuing a directive to protect some national security and intelligence community whistleblowers for the first time. But the Obama Administration also has taken actions to undermine those same protections. There have been unprecedented prosecutions of so-called “leakers” under the Espionage Act. Also, a loophole supported by the Administration allows agencies to cancel due process and strip whistleblower rights in the name of national security without appeal or oversight.

In fact, the Obama administration is at odds with itself over whistleblowers. While the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Justice, and the Office of Personnel Management are making it easier to silence and retaliate against national security whistleblowers, government watchdog agencies such as the Office of Special Counsel and the Merit System Protections Board—each led by Obama appointees—are objecting to the national security loopholes for whistleblower protections.

 A new film called The War on Whistleblowers: Free Speech and the National Security State tells the stories of four whistleblowers who were silenced and the journalists who were finally able to get their voices heard.

In the spirit of the film,  the Make It Safe Coalition is asking people to stand up and demand that Obama end the war on whistleblowers and the threats to our free speech in the name of national security.

Sign our petition to President Obama urging accountability in the national security state and strong protections for whistleblowers.

Sincerely,

Make It Safe Coalition

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 2 months ago

      We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want... everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear... anywhere in the world.

      ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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    • Chris Santen LAKEWOOD, CO
      • 3 months ago

      Our civil rights are being trampled on and we need whistleblowers to maintain the integrity of our founding Constitution.

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    • Steve Bornemann NY NY, NY
      • 8 months ago

      Simple justice our heros are treated as villains

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    • Bryan Yager RENTON, WA
      • 9 months ago

      You supported this platform when you first took office, Mr. Obama. It is just as important now than it was then.

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    • William Mekemson AMES, IA
      • 10 months ago

      Obama stated again and again his promise to protect whistle blowers and free information, yet has done more to curtail freedom of information and has persecuted more whistle blowers. Exposing lies and corruption needs to be protected, and those who speak the truth honored!

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