2009 Trumpeter Awards: National Consumers League to honor Labor Secretary Solis, CBS News’ Kroft for careers in service – National Consumers League

September 29, 2009

Contact: 202-835-3323, media@nclnet.org

Washington, D.C.—The National Consumers League will honor United States Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and award-winning journalist Steve Kroft with its highest honor, the Trumpeter Award, this week on Capitol Hill. The Trumpeter Awards Dinner and Reception will bring together a diverse group of representatives of labor unions, advocates, legislators, organizations, and industries touched by the two advocates’ esteemed careers. The advocacy organization, which honored Senator Edward Kennedy with its first Trumpeter award in 1973, has recognized leaders who are not afraid to speak out for social justice and for the rights of consumers and workers for more than 30 years.

“The Trumpeter Award is NCL’s highest honor, given to leaders who are not afraid to speak out for social justice and for the rights of consumers. No one fits that description better than Hilda Solis and Steve Kroft,” said NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg. “Solis’ dedication to improving the quality of life for workers in the United States, and Kroft’s dedication to consumer-minded investigative journalism have earned them this year’s Trumpeter Award.”

NCL will also celebrate the career of San Francisco business journalist Lynn Jimenez with its Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award, an honor named for NCL’s first general secretary that is given to grassroots leaders in consumer education.

The Trumpeter event will feature a reception, dinner, and speaking appearances by the three honorees, as well as:

Larry Cohen, President, Communications Workers of America 
Herb Weisbaum
, past Trumpeter recipient and The “ConsumerMan” on MSNBC.com
Michelle Singletary, 
past Trumpeter recipient and syndicated columnist
Jane King
, NCL Board of Directors, Chair
Sally Greenberg
, NCL Executive Director

Event Details

What: National Consumers League’s 2009 Trumpeter Awards Dinner

When: Thursday, October 1, 2009, 6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner

Where: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW,

Washington, DC.

Questions or to RSVP: Larry Bostian, National Consumers League 202-835-3323


About the National Consumers League

The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America’s pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.nclnet.org.