**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 12:00 PM MST**
Protect Our Care to Urge Senator Sinema to Do the Right Thing and Bring Down Drug Prices With Mobile Billboard & Chalk Art Event with Constituents Outside of Her Phoenix Office
Roughly 9 Out of 10 Arizona Voters Support Allowing Medicare to Negotiate
Phoenix, AZ — A mobile billboard and chalk art event with constituents sponsored by Protect Our Care will appear in front of U.S. Senator Kristin Sinema’s (D-AZ) Phoenix office on Tuesday, September 21, calling on the senator to stand up to Big Pharma and bring relief to Arizona’s seniors and families who struggle to afford their medications. The mobile billboard will be circling Phoenix between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, and it will join constituents as they draw a message to Senator Sinema in chalk outside of her office at 12:00 PM.
This week, Senator Sinema indicated she may not support giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices in upcoming budget legislation, but she has a chance to do the right thing when the final bill goes to the Senate floor.
These actions 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. This event will make clear that Senator Sinema must not cower to the demands of drug companies and deliver on her promises to her constituents and all Americans.
WHO: Protect Our Care, Concerned Citizens
WHAT: Protect Our Care to Urge Senator Sinema to Do the Right Thing and Bring Down Drug Prices With Mobile Billboard & Chalk Outside of Her District Office
WHERE: 3333 E. Camelback Rd, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85018
WHEN: Tuesday September 21 at 12:00 PM MST
The mobile billboard outside Senator Sinema’s district office comes on the heels of a new polling project showing the overwhelming, bipartisan support for this reform across Arizona. With this project and interactive map, Senator Sinema and her constituents can now find the level of backing for Medicare negotiation, opinions about pharmaceutical companies, concerns about Congress failing to act, and belief in pharma’s top arguments. The project was conducted by Data for Progress on behalf of Protect Our Care and Patients For Affordable Drugs Now.