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In case you missed Anyone Can Whistle, the humbling and inspiring event celebrating the crucial role of whistleblowers in American society, you can watch the entire two-hour event online. If you don’t have time to see the entire video right away, be sure to watch the enlightening segment featuring Public Citizen’s Angela Canterbury (it begins at about 01:14:00).

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“As we see it, every worker, public or private, should be able to report fraudulent spending, gross mismanagement and illegalities without fear of retaliation,” said Angela Canterbury, an advocacy director at  Public Citizen, in her testimony before Congress.

Tonight, Canterbury’s work, along with that of Public Citizen and its partners, will be recognized  at Anyone Can Whistle: The Essential Role of the Whistleblower in American Society, a gathering of whistleblowers, elected officials and civic leaders in New York City.

But you don’t need to be in New York to watch this event. From 7 – 8:30 p.m., you can watch a live webcast here or on Facebook. (more…)

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Senators bought and sold by powerful private interests. Public policy cynically manipulated to rip off constituents. Flagrant abuse of the public trust and tenacious advocates battling for the public interest, despite entrenched opposition.

mrsmithNo, I’m not describing the policy battles happening in Congress today. I’m talking about the 1939 Frank Capra film starring Jimmy Stewart, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. As part of DC Labor’s Whistleblower Film Series this October, Public Citizen is sponsoring a screening of this classic at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Capitol Visitor Center (underground on the east side of the Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street NE).

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