National Consumers League

Trumpeter Awards

The trumpet is not a quiet instrument. It is used to sound warnings, to mark celebrations, and to announce the presence of special people.


For more than 40 years, the Trumpeter Award has recognized leaders who are not afraid to speak out for social justice and for the rights of consumers. NCL Trumpeter Award recipients are honored for their commitment to raising the voices of consumers and workers to ensure they are heard.

In 2016, NCL presented the award to Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General. Read about other past recipients here.

This year's event will take place October 25, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.


The Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award

Named for NCL’s first general secretary and Progressive Era pioneer, Florence Kelley, the consumer leadership award is given to individuals, who in the spirit of NCL’s early leader, at a grass-roots level, have willingly given of their time, passion, and energy to important causes that may not be popular. Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award recipients are honored for their commitment to social justice for consumers and workers, their vision, their activism, and their dedication.

In 2016, NCL presented Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Awards to Dr. Richard Pan and FCC's Karen Peltz Strauss.

See past Florence Kelley recipients here.