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Fix Espionage Act to Protect Whistleblowers & Journalists

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Fix Espionage Act to Protect Whistleblowers & Journalists

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

Amend or repeal the Espionage Act of 1917 so that journalists and government whistle-blowers who share information of public interest with journalists can't be charged with "aiding the enemy."
There are currently 16,055 signatures. NEW goal - We need 20,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Government employees who share information with journalists in the public interest should never face charges of "aiding the enemy" under the Espionage Act of 1917. Urge Congress to fix the law so it can't be used to intimidate whistle-blowers and journalists with the charge of "aiding the enemy."

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