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ADVISORY: Protect Our Care Hosts Lite-Brite Demonstration & Mobile Billboard in Nation’s Capital Calling on Lawmakers to Pass Medicare Negotiation Now
POC Will Sponsor Lite-Brite Display Outside of PhRMA Headquarters & Mobile Billboard on Capitol Hill to Demonstrate the Urgency to Lower Drug Prices for Americans
Washington, DC — Today, Protect Our Care will host a Lite-Brite demonstration outside of PhRMA’s headquarters in D.C. making clear that it’s time to put an end to drug company greed and put patients first. And, tomorrow, a mobile billboard will circle Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to support giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices in the upcoming budget legislation. The mobile billboard specifically calls on U.S. Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA-52), Kathleen Rice (D-NY-04), and Kurt Schrader (D-OR-05) to meet the demands of their constituents and vote in favor of Medicare negotiation. These lawmakers recently voted against negotiation in committee, but they still have the chance to support the final bill when it comes to the House floor.
This week, Congress is closing in on a budget agreement that will transform the lives of American families nationwide. President Biden and Democrats are leading the charge to include Medicare negotiation and other key health care priorities in the Build Back Better package, but the fight is not over: Big Pharma is ramping up its lobbying and scare tactics to protect its profits and lie to the American people. These activities will make clear that this is not the time for half measures; Congress must act now to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices for all Americans.
WHAT: Lite-Brite Display in Front of PhRMA’s Headquarters
WHEN: Tuesday, September 28 at 8:30 PM ET
WHERE: 950 F St NW, Washington, D.C., 20004
WHAT: Mobile Billboard (MBB) on Capitol Hill Urging Lawmakers to Do the Right Thing and Bring Down Drug Prices
WHEN: Wednesday, September 29 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM ET
WHERE: Capitol Hill, Capitol Complex Area