“Care Force One” Will Travel to Bangor, Portland, Concord, Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville and Atlanta 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 third and final week of Protect Our Care’s 5,800-mile, 21-event, 13-state nationwide bus tour, “Care Force One” is continuing across the country for stops in  Bangor (ME), Portland (ME), Concord (NH), Raleigh (NC), Charlotte (NC), Asheville (NC) and Atlanta (GA). 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. 

Watch all bus tour stops live here. 

The week begins Monday morning in Bangor, ME:

WHO:
State Sen. David Miramant
State Rep. Joe Perry
State Rep. Barbara Cardone
Andrea Irwin, Executive Director, Mabel Wadsworth Center
Greg Marley, Clinical Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
WHAT: “Protect Our Care Maine Health Care Emergency” Press Conference
WHERE: Care Force One, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St, Bangor, ME 04401
WHEN: Monday, August 19 at 10:00 AM EST

And continues Monday afternoon in Portland, ME:

WHO:
State Rep. Sara Gideon, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
State Sen. Catherine Breen
State Rep. Thom Harnett
Nicole Clegg, Vice President of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood New England
Jenna Mehnert, MSW, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
WHAT “Protect Our Care Maine Health Care Emergency” Press Conference
WHERE: Care Force One, Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
WHEN: Monday, August 19th at 2:00 PM EST

Tuesday, Protect Our Care heads to Concord, NH:

WHO:
U.S. Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02)
Dr. Randy Hayes, Kent Street Collation
Dr. Nick Perencevich
Carrie Duran, mother of a child with pre-existing conditions
Pepper Nappo, Granite Stater who relies on the ACA for coverage
Audrey Gerkin, Little Lobbyists
Granite State Progress
Rights & Democracy NH
WHAT: “Protect Our Care New Hampshire Health Care Emergency” Press Conference
WHERE: Care Force One, Concord City Plaza, in front of NH Statehouse (Main Street) – Concord NH
WHEN: Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST

Wednesday, Protect Our Care heads to Raleigh, NC:

WHO:  State Senator Terry Van Duyn and others to be announced
WHAT: “Protect Our Care North Carolina Health Care Emergency” Press Conference
WHERE: Care Force One, Senator Tillis’ Raleigh Office, 310 New Bern Ave Ste 122, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
WHEN: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:30 PM EST

Thursday morning, Protect Our Care heads to Charlotte, NC:

WHO:   
Mecklenburg County Commissioner at-large Pat Cotham
Stacy Staggs, Little Lobbyists
Kara Konrad, North Carolinian with a pre-existing condition
WHAT: “Protect Our Care North Carolina Health Care Emergency” Press Conference
WHERE: Care Force One, Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E 4th St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST

Thursday afternoon, Protect Our Care heads to Asheville, NC:

WHO:
Mallorie Hatcher, Little Lobbyists
Jackie Kiger, Pisgah Legal Services
Others to be announced
WHAT: “Protect Our Care North Carolina Health Care Emergency” Press Conference
WHERE: Care Force One, Pack Square Park 22 S Pack Sq, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:30 PM EST

The third and final week concludes Friday morning in Atlanta, GA:

WHO: U.S. Representative Lucy McBath (GA-06) and others to be announced
WHAT: “Protect Our Care Georgia Health Care Emergency” Press Conference
WHERE: Care Force One, Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
WHEN: Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST

*Additional speakers to be added throughout the week

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