Concerned Citizens Join Protect Our Care’s Mobile Billboard Rallies, Protesting Representatives Steel, Garcia, Salazar, Giménez, Peters, and Rice In Their Districts for Putting Big Pharma Ahead of Patients
9 Out Of 10 Voters Support Allowing Medicare To Negotiate; 81% of Voters Think Drug Prices Are Unreasonable
Washington, D.C. – Mobile billboards sponsored by Protect Our Care appeared in front of members’ office in six congressional districts, including Republicans Michelle Steel (R-CA-48), Mike Garcia (D-CA-25), María Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27), Carlos Antonio Giménez (R-FL-26), calling on them to stand up to Big Pharma and bring relief to seniors and families who struggle to afford their medications. In two congressional districts, billboards held Democrats Scott Peters (D-CA-52), and Kathleen Rice (D-NY-04) accountable for their vote in the Energy and Commerce Committee against Medicare negotiation.
The events come as 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.
SAN DIEGO, CA
Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52): September 16th, 2021
Rep. Peters voted against Medicare negotiation in committee even when 9 in 10 voters in his district support it. Over the course of his career, Rep. Peters has received $860,465 in campaign contributions.
- KGTV-TV: Scott Peters Rx Drug Protest Event
- Los Angeles Times: “@ProtectOurCare has a billboard in front of Rep. Scott Peters’s office protesting his opposition to the prescription drug pricing reform Democrats want to include in their reconciliation bill.”
GARDEN CITY, NY
Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04): September 20th, 2021
Rep. Rice voted against Medicare negotiation in committee even when 9 in 10 voters in her district support it. Over the course of her career, Rep. Rice has received $65,633 in campaign contributions.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-48): September 16th, 2021
Former Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA-48) joined Protect Our Care to call out Rep. Steel for opposing Medicare negotiation even when 9 in 10 voters in her district support it.
SANTA CLARITA, CA
Rep. Mike Garcia (CA-25): September 16th, 2021
Rep. Garcia opposes Medicare negotiation even when 9 in 10 voters in his district support it.
Rep. María Elvira Salazar (FL-27): September 17th, 2021
Rep. Salazar opposes Medicare negotiation even when 9 in 10 voters in her district support it.
Rep. Carlos Antonio Giménez (FL-26): September 17th, 2021
Rep. Giménez opposes Medicare negotiation even when 9 in 10 voters in his district support it.