United Spinal names award winners

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

NEW YORK – United Spinal Association will host a Congressional Awards Reception on June 13 as part of its Roll on Capitol Hill to recognize members of Congress for their outstanding service to people with disabilities and veterans. The association will recognize Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with its James J. Peters Disability Rights Champion Award; Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., with its VetsFirst Congressional Bronze Star Award; and Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., with its Junius A. Kellogg Congressional Outstanding Leadership Award. United Spinal will also honor disability advocates who have shown leadership and dedication to, and success in, state and/or federal policy issues impacting the broader disability community. This year, Frances M. Ozur Cole, the president of United Spinal's New Mexico Chapter, will receive the 2017 Finn Bullers Advocate of the Year Award. Jenn Wolff, formerly United Spinal's advocacy alliance manager, will receive the 2017 Grassroots Advocacy Award. Roll on Capitol Hill, in its sixth year, takes place June 11-14.