Virtual 16-State Tour Featuring Elected Leaders, Health Care Advocates and Storytellers Will Take Place Throughout September and October 

Washington, DC — In the lead up to the 2020 election, Protect Our Care will be virtually hitting the road to make sure voters know health care is on the ballot in November. The virtual tour will start off with a national kick off event featuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) before moving onto 16 key states: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, New Hampshire, Maine, Iowa, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Illinois and Texas to hold Trump and his Republican allies in Congress accountable for his relentless attacks on health care and his complete mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic. The tour will also include other special events. One week after election day, on November 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the Trump administration’s lawsuit to completely dismantle the ACA in the midst of the worst public health crisis in a century, which would throw America’s entire health care system into chaos.

This is Protect Our Care’s third national bus tour. The “Your Health, Your Vote” tour will feature important local voices, including elected leaders, health care advocates and storytellers, from each state in a virtual format to highlight the impact of Trump’s failed coronavirus leadership, his ongoing war on pre-existing conditions, Medicaid and Medicare and his failure to lower the cost of prescription drugs — and contrast them with the leadership of House and Senate Democrats and Vice President Biden. 

“As we battle the ever worsening coronavirus pandemic, voters know their health is at stake in the 2020 election,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “Donald Trump refused to take decisive action early on to control the virus and still has no plan more than six months into the crisis. He has failed to protect Americans from coronavirus, and this virtual tour will highlight the ways Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress waged war on our health care and has made the pandemic worse.”

“President Trump and his Republican allies need to be held accountable for their relentless attacks on health care. From trying to remove protections for people with pre-existing conditions to causing prescription drug prices to skyrocket, Trump has taken every opportunity to sabotage Americans’ health care.” said Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse. “Voters know health care is on the ballot in November, and the contrast between Trump and Vice President Biden couldn’t be more clear. Another four years of Trump would be a disaster for Americans’ health.”

The Protect Our Care “Your Health, Your Vote” tour will make stops in: 

Pennsylvania on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Wisconsin on Thursday, September 17, 2020
Minnesota on Monday, September 21, 2020
Michigan on Tuesday, September 22, 2020
New Hampshire on Thursday, September 24, 2020
Maine on Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Iowa on Thursday, October 1, 2020
Arizona on Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Montana on Thursday, October 8, 2020
Nevada on Thursday, October 15, 2020
North Carolina on Monday, October 19, 2020
Georgia on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Florida on Thursday, October 22, 2020
*More dates will be added in coming days