“Care Force One” Will Travel to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Pueblo and Aurora, for Events Highlighting the Health Care Emergency Created By Trump’s Lawsuit and Democrats’ Agenda to Improve Care and Lower Costs

Washington, DC — On the first week of Protect Our Care’s 5,800-mile, 22-event, 13-state nationwide bus tour, “Care Force One” will travel to Las Vegas and continue onward for stops in Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Pueblo and Aurora. During each stop, elected officials, health care advocates and storytellers will join Protect Our Care to call for an end to the GOP’s continued war on Americans’ health care and highlight the dire emergency created by the Trump-Republican lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Event participants will also discuss the Democratic agenda to lower costs and improve health care. 

The week begins on Monday in Las Vegas, NV:

WHO: U.S. Representative Dina Titus (NV-01)

               Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate 

               Joe Merlino, cancer survivor and health care advocate 

               SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

               PLAN (Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada)

WHAT: “Protect Our Care Nevada Health Care Emergency” Press Conference 

WHERE: SEIU, 2250 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV

WHEN: Monday, August 5, 2019 at 1:30 PM PDT

 

The week continues Tuesday in Phoenix, AZ:

WHO:  State House Minority Leader Rep. Charlene Fernandez

               Dr. Hiral Tipperninai, ER physician and cancer research advocate

               Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate 

WHAT: “Protect Our Care Arizona Health Care Emergency” Press Conference 

WHERE: Arizona State Capitol Building, Phoenix, AZ

WHEN: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM MST

 

On Wednesday, “Care Force One” makes a stop in Tucson, AZ:

WHO:  U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02)

               Dr. Larry DeLuca, University of Arizona College of Medicine

               Genesis Cubillas, Planned Parenthood Director

               Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate

               Jeff Jeans, cancer survivor from Sedona, AZ

               Steve Gomez, father of a son with a pre-existing condition

WHAT: “Protect Our Care Arizona Health Care Emergency” Roundtable 

WHERE: Planned Parenthood, Tucson, AZ 

WHEN: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 11:30 AM MST

 

Next up on Thursday, Protect Our Care heads to Santa Fe, NM:

WHO:  Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

               NM Attorney General Hector Balderas

               Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate

WHAT: “Protect Our Care New Mexico Health Care Emergency” Press Conference 

WHERE: Santa Fe, NM

WHEN: Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM MDT

 

The first week ends with events on Friday in Pueblo, CO:

WHO:   Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate

WHAT: “Protect Our Care Colorado Health Care Emergency” Press Conference 

WHERE: Pueblo, CO

WHEN: Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM MDT

 

And in Aurora, CO:

WHO:  U.S. Representative Jason Crow (CO-06)

               Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate

WHAT: “Protect Our Care Colorado Health Care Emergency” Press Conference 

WHERE: Aurora, CO

WHEN: Friday, August 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM (local)

*More speakers to be announced throughout the week

 

The Protect Our Care “Health Care Emergency Tour” Continues In: 

St. Paul, MN on Monday, August 12, 2019

Des Moines, IA on Monday, August 12, 2019

Cedar Rapids, IA on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Lansing, MI on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Detroit, MI on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Youngstown, OH on Thursday, August 15, 2019 

Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Allentown, PA on Friday, August 16, 2019

Scranton, PA on Friday, August 16, 2019 

Bangor, ME on Monday, August 19, 2019

Portland, ME on Monday, August 19, 2019

Concord, NH on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Richmond, VA on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Charlotte, NC on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Asheville, NC on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Atlanta, GA on Friday, August 23, 2019

For more information on the Protect Our Care Health Care Emergency Bus Tour visit  https://www.protectourcare.org/bus-tour/