National Consumers League Consumer Protection Symposium

November 14, 11:30 a.m. ­ – 3:30 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

Join the nation’s oldest consumer organization, National Consumers League (NCL), to explore food safety, sequestration and privacy issues that affect consumers during a panel discussion at its first Consumer Protection Symposium on Capitol Hill. The symposium will feature expert panelists from the Executive and Legislative branches, consumer advocates, industry representatives and members of the media. 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Patrick Lester, director, Federal Fiscal Policy, OMB Watch
  • Keith Wrightson, worker safety & health advocate, Congress Watch, Public Citizen
  • Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods, Food and Drug Administration
  • Julie Brill, commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Anne Northup, commissioner, Consumer Products Safety Commission
  • Sandy Eskin, director of the food safety campaign, Pew
  • Justin Brookman, director for project on consumer policy, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for privacy-related issues, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Daniel Sepulveda, senior advisor, Office of Senator John Kerry
  • Tony Romm, technology reporter, POLITICO
  • Mia Dell, chief lobbyist, United Food and Commercial Workers Union
  • Monica Sakala, blogger, Wired Mama blog
  • Sarah Roller, chair of the food and drug law practice, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Made possible through a grant from Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, the symposium is free, open to the public, and boxed lunches will be provided for all attendees.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Carol McKay, NCL Communications, at 412-945-3242 or