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2011 Trumpeter Awards: NCL to honor FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg and AFT President Randi Weingarten for careers in service

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October 4, 2011

Contact: NCL Communications, (202) 835-3323, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Washington, D.C.—The National Consumers League will honor Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, and American Federation of Teachers President, Randi Weingarten, with its highest honor, the Trumpeter Award, Thursday, October 6, in Washington DC. The event will bring together a diverse group of labor unions, consumer advocates, organizations, and industries.

“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 Dr. Peggy Hamburg and Randi Weingarten,” 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.”

NCL will also be honoring Paheadra Robinson, Director of Consumer Protection at the Mississippi Center for Justice, with the Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award, named for NCL’s early leader and awarded to grassroots consumer advocates.

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

Ann F. Lewis, President, No Limits Foundation

Jennifer Donelan, Reporter, ABC7 / WJLA-TV

Martha Bergmark, Founding President and CEO, Mississippi Center for Justice

Neal Gregory, Patient Advocate, Mended Hearts

What: National Consumers League’s 2011 Trumpeter Awards Dinner

When: Thursday, October 6, 2011 | 6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner and Presentation of Awards

Where: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

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

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