October 11, 2023
Media contact: National Consumers League – Melody Merin, email@example.com, 202-207-2831
Washington, DC –The National Consumers League (NCL), the nation’s pioneering consumer and worker advocacy organization, has announced it will honor former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and former Governor of Kansas Kathleen Sebelius and California Attorney General Rob Bonta with its highest honor, the Trumpeter Award, on Wednesday, October 11 in Washington, DC.
In addition to the Trumpeter Award, NCL will honor activist Fraidy Reiss with the 2023 Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award, named for NCL’s first general secretary and one of the most influential figures in 20th century American history. Reiss is a forced marriage survivor and activist who founded Unchained At Last.
The National Consumers League is also proud to announce that it has bestowed an honorary Trumpeter Award to President Joseph Biden for his exceptional work to protect consumers and workers. President Biden’s focus on safeguarding hard-working Americans from the burdens of hidden or junk fees is unprecedented and deserves special recognition, says NCL’s Chief Executive Officer Sally Greenberg. No living president has ever been given this award.
What: National Consumers League’s 2023 Trumpeter Awards
When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
7 pm Presentation of Awards
Where: Mayflower Hotel DC 1127 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, has been honoring visionaries in consumer and worker protection with its annual Trumpeter Award since 1973. Past honorees include: Senator Ted Kennedy, the award’s inaugural recipient; as well as Labor Secretaries Hilda Solis, Robert Reich, and Alexis Herman; Senators Carl Levin and Paul Wellstone; Delores Huerta of the United Farm Workers; U.S. Representative John Lewis; and other honored consumer and labor leaders.
Last year’s Trumpeter recipients were U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Dr. Francis Collins, former Director of the National Institutes of Health and former Science Advisor to the President. Mary Cheh, Ward 3 DC Councilmember, was recipient of the Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award.
This year’s Trumpeter Awards will feature a reception, dinner, and speaking appearances by NCL leadership, honorees, as well as:
- Susan Hogan, NBC News4 Consumer Investigative Reporter
- Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council
- Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Brian L. Schwalb, Attorney General, Washington, DC
- Carol Ode, Representative, Vermont State Legislature
- NCL Board President Joan Bray, Former Senator, Missouri General Assembly
- NCL Board Member Jenny Backus, Backus Consulting
- NCL Chief Executive Officer Sally Greenberg
To learn more, visit NCL Trumpeter Awards.
About the National Consumers League (NCL)
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 nclnet.org.