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Protect Our Care Puts Trump’s Disastrous Health Care Agenda Front and Center Ahead of State of the Union Address

By February 4, 2020No Comments

Over the past two weeks Protect Our Care has launched a full-court press ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union Address to bring the conversation back to health care leading up to his speech tonight. In order to debunk the many false claims about health care Trump will likely make, we set out to make clear that his record on health care is as unpopular as it is disastrous. Through polling, press events, op-eds and a new ad, Protect Our Care led the charge to hold Trump accountable and remind Americans about his many lies and destructive policies, backed up by polling data in key battleground states that proves Trump’s health care agenda is deeply unpopular with voters. 

Over the past two weeks, POC brought the conversation back to health care:

POC released a memo debunking Trump’s most egregious lies on health care he will likely repeat at his State of the Union Address.

POC conducted a new battleground poll showing Trump’s deep unpopularity on health care in key 2020 states of Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. 

POC launched a new ad highlighting Trump’s “Damnable Lie” that he “saved” protections for pre-existing conditions.

POC distributed Protect Our Care buttons to members of Congress and their guests to wear at the State of the Union. 

POC hosted a press call with Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), Representatives Donna Shalala (FL) and Susan Wild (PA) denouncing President Trump’s health care record ahead of the State of the Union and highlighting the disastrous impact on their constituents. 

POC state teams in a dozen key states identified health care storytellers for members of Congress to bring as guests to the State of the Union, encouraged them to write op-eds and letters to the editor, and are lifting up their stories on social media and with local press. 

And tonight, POC will be responding in real time to President Trump’s health care lies and false promises during his State of the Union Address. Follow @protectourcare and #protectourcare on Twitter throughout the night.