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    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 27, 2009
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      Below, the National Whistleblower's Center is asking advocates to call
      members of the House Rules Committee asking them to vote for a National
      Whistleblower's Protection Law. [text below]

      Absent from the legislative language developed by the Whistleblower's Center
      is inclusion of protection for citizens who are victimized by hazardous
      medical products. Hundreds of thousands of citizens suffer serious disabling
      harm--many are killed--by toxic prescription drugs and defective medical

      Whistleblower legislation cannot be blind to the suffering caused by corrupt
      practices by corporations and /or government officials.

      Contact: Vera Hassner Sharav


      From: "National Whistleblowers Center" <lmw@...>
      Date: January 27, 2009 1:12:30 PM EST
      To: "Stephen Sheller" <sasheller@...>
      Subject: Call Members Of The Rules Committee Now!
      Reply-To: "National Whistleblowers Center" <lmw@...>

      Dear Active Member,

      Contact the Congressional Rules Committee to urge them to vote for
      federal whistleblower protection in the stimulus bill. It is critical that
      you call Rules Committee members now!

      Below is a list of the Rules Committee members and their office
      phone numbers. Please call them now and tell them to vote for oversight and
      accountability today!

      Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) - (202) 225-3615

      James P. Mc Govern (D-MA) - (202) 225-6101

      Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) (202) 225-1313

      Doris O. Masui (D-CA) (202) 225-7163

      Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) (202) 225-6131

      Michael Arcuri (D-NY) (202) 225-1891

      Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) (202) 225-2645

      Chellie Pingree (D-ME) (202) 225-6116

      Jared Polis (D-CO) (202) 225-2161

      David Dreier (D-CA) (202) 225-2305

      Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL) (202) 225-4211

      Pete Sessions (R-TX) (202) 225-2231

      Virginia Foxx (R-NC) (202) 225-2071

      Thank you!

      Stephen M. Kohn
      National Whistleblowers Center

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      WHEREAS, the adequate protection of employee whistleblowers is
      essential to ensure that the American people know about the misconduct of
      their elected officials;

      WHEREAS, employee whistleblowers have saved the taxpayers billions of

      WHEREAS reports made by employee whistleblowers exposed numerous
      failures in the "war on terror";

      WHEREAS, employee whistleblowers serve the public interest by
      disclosing violations of law, fraud against investors and threats to the
      environment and public health and safety;

      WHEREAS, there are currently no federal protections for employees who
      expose drug safety violations, election fraud, medical misconduct, food
      safety violations, pesticide abuses, consumer fraud and violations of
      numerous other laws designed to protect the American public;

      WHEREAS, Congress has not enacted a comprehensive national
      whistleblower protection law akin to the national laws enacted to prohibit
      discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion or disability;

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the undersigned petitioners hereby call upon the
      Congress of the United States to pass a National Whistleblower Protection
      Act designed to prevent retaliation against employees who blow the whistle
      on violations of law and threats to the public health and safety;

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that any National Whistleblower Protection Act
      provide whistleblowers with a level of protection that is at least equal to
      the protections currently afforded all employees under Title VII of the
      Civil Rights Act of 1964 (the law which prohibits discrimination on the
      basis of race, sex, religion, or national origin), and the false claims act.

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