The mission of Drum Majors for Truth® (DM4T) is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and nurturing alert, engaged leaders, intent on preserving America’s governmental system of checks and balances.
DM4T endeavors to help post-secondary students understand the importance of whistleblowers or “Truth Tellers” to them, not only as members of the general public, but as undergrad and graduate students in particular. Through DM4T, students are groomed to be public policy thought leaders before public policy impacts their careers, businesses, and lives as parents.
Each DM4T campus chapter becomes part of the national DM4T association. Individually and collectively, DM4T chapters seek local, state, and particularly federal legislation to effectively protect public and private sector whistleblowers from unlawful retaliation.
Public Sector Whistleblower Rights
Whistleblower protection is a foundation for any change in which the public can believe. It does not matter whether the issue is economic recovery, prescription drug safety, environmental protection, infrastructure spending, national health insurance, or foreign policy. We need conscientious public servants willing and able to call attention to waste, fraud and abuse on behalf of the taxpayers.
Private Sector Whistleblower Rights
Businesses are held accountable through the protection of whistleblowers within companies, publicizing wrongdoing and threats to the public welfare, and advocating for the reform of organization policies and legal protections.
Judicial Whistleblower Protection
Congress has yet to fortify America’s judiciary by directly extending reasonable protection to judicial whistleblowers. “(I)t is important . . . to ensure not only that . . . substantive First Amendment standards are sound, but also that they are applied through reliable procedures.” Lawyer and judicial disciplinary processes can be misused to silence government critics; the devastating impact extends beyond targeted professionals and their families; in fact scores if not hundreds or thousands of poor and other disadvantaged Americans lack access to affordable, competent legal representation as a result.
A whistleblower or “Truth Teller” is an employee or independent contractor, including consultants and licensed professionals, who discloses information that s/he reasonably believes is evidence of illegality, gross waste or fraud, mismanagement, abuse of power, general wrongdoing, or a substantial and specific danger to public health and safety.
Corporate & Financial Accountability;
Homeland Security & Human Rights;
Judicial Oversight and Accountability.