Virtual Tour Kicked Off with Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer, “Hit the Road” for Events in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

On the first week of Protect Our Care’s 16-state “Your Health, Your Vote” virtual bus tour, Protect Our Care held a national kick off with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as events in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. During each stop, elected leaders, health care advocates and storytellers from each state met in a virtual format to highlight the impact of Trump’s failed coronavirus leadership, his ongoing war on pre-existing conditions, attacks on 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.

Additionally, Kristin Urquiza — founder of the group Marked By Covid and adviser to Protect Our Care — joined the tour this week and will be at numerous stops along the way. Urquiza, who founded Marked By Covid after her father passed away from COVID-19, was quoted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel during the Wisconsin stop: “’I am so overwhelmed with the fact that the president continues to not only endanger the lives of us generally but his own supporters,’ she said. ‘It just brings home the point that he cares about himself and his own interests, first and foremost.’”

NATIONAL KICK OFF:

Monday, September 14, 2020: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) joined Protect Our Care to kick off the “Your Health, Your Vote” virtual bus tour to make sure voters know health care is on the ballot in November. Since taking office, President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress have been waging a war on health care including their botched coronavirus response, refusal to provide Americans with meaningful COVID relief through legislation, proposed cuts to Medicaid and Medicare and failure to lower the cost of prescription drugs. 

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Tour Announcement
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PENNSYLVANIA

Tuesday, September 15, 2020: Protect Our Care’s nationwide virtual “Your Health, Your Vote” tour arrived in Pennsylvania to highlight Republicans’ ongoing war on health care and failed coronavirus response. Headlined by U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) Marked by COVID founder Kristin Urquiza and health care advocated Erin Gabriel, the event highlighted how Trump’s health care sabotage, including a lawsuit to completely dismantle the Affordable Care Act during a pandemic, would impact Pennsylvanians’ care. They also called on Republicans to denounce Trump’s war on health care and discussed Democrats’ agenda to improve health care and lower costs for Americans. 

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Coverage:
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WISCONSIN

Thursday, September 17, 2020: Protect Our Care’s nationwide virtual “Your Health, Your Vote” tour arrived in Wisconsin to highlight Republicans’ ongoing war on health care and failed coronavirus response. Headlined by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, the event highlighted how Trump’s health care sabotage, including a lawsuit to completely dismantle the Affordable Care Act during a pandemic, would impact Wisconsinites’ care. 

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Coverage
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