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2008 Trumpeter Awards: National Consumers League to honor Ehrenreich, Blumenthal for careers in service

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Release Date: September 30, 2008

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Washington, D.C.—The National Consumers League will honor author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal with its highest honor, the Trumpeter Award, this week on Capitol Hill. The event will bring together a diverse group of representatives of the labor unions, advocates, legislators, organizations, and industries touched by the two advocates’ esteemed careers.

“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 Barbara Ehrenreich and Richard Blumenthal,” said NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg. “Their dedication to improving the quality of life for workers and consumers in the United States has earned them this year’s Trumpeter Award.”

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

Hon. Ann Brown, Former Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Chair
Esther Lopez, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Civil Rights and Community Action Director
Jane King, NCL Board of Directors, Chair
Sally Greenberg, NCL Executive Director

Event Details

What: National Consumers League’s 2008 Trumpeter Awards Dinner
When: Thursday, October 2, 2008 | 6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner and Presentation of Awards
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

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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.