United Spinal hands out awards

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Two lawmakers were recognized for their work on behalf of people with disabilities and veterans during the United Spinal Association’s Roll on Capitol Hill this week. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., received the 2018 James J. Peters Distinguished Veterans Legislator Award; and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., received the 2018 Outstanding Congressional Leadership Award. Two other awards were handed out at the event: Gretchelle Dilan received the 2018 Outstanding Community Service Award; and Earle and Kathy Powdrell received the 2018 Finn Bullers Advocates of the Year Award. During the ROCH, more than 100 wheelchair users and advocates conducted more than 200 visits with lawmakers, advocating for, among other things, protecting the rights of air travelers with disabilities, and opposing the ADA Education and Reform Act.