U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL-13) and Darren Soto (D-FL-09), State Senator Richard Lindsay (D-WV-08), State Senator Jay Chaudhuri (D-NC-15), State Senator Natalie Murdock (D-NC-20), Charlotte City Councilman Malcolm Graham, and Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, II Will Headline “Lower Costs, Better Care” Events in Four States

Washington, DC — On the third week of Protect Our Care’s 8,600-mile, 36-event, 19-state “Lower Costs, Better Care” bus tour, “Care Force One” will make stops in four states to demonstrate the urgent need to lower health costs, expand coverage, and reduce racial disparities in care. During each stop, national and local elected officials, health care advocates and storytellers will promote the work of President Biden and dozens of Democratic lawmakers who are leading the charge to advance American health care and hold Republicans accountable for continuing to reject measures to improve care and lower costs for the American people. Additional speakers are expected to be added throughout the week. 

Throughout the nationwide tour, participants will advocate to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices for all Americans, create a federal solution to close the Medicaid coverage gap, expand Medicare benefits to include vision, dental and hearing, and reduce health insurance premiums by making permanent the provisions of the American Rescue Plan so millions of people can continue to access low-cost coverage.

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MONDAY

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: 

WHO:

Senator Richard Lindsay

Delegate Mike Pushkin

Mindy Salango, Type 1 diabetic

Delegate Kayla Young

Laura Packard, cancer survivor and ACA storyteller

WHERE: Care Force One, West Virginia State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd.

WHEN: Monday, August 23rd at 3:00PM

 

TUESDAY

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: 

WHO: 

Senator Jay Chaudhuri

Senator Natalie Murdock

NC AFL-CIO President Mary-Be McMillan

Raleigh-Apex NAACP President Gerald Givens

Laura Packard, cancer survivor and ACA storyteller

WHERE: Moore Square, Raleigh (Martin Street side)

WHEN: Tuesday, August 24th at 9:30AM

 

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA:

WHO: 

Charlotte City Councilman Malcolm Graham

Action NC Executive Director Pat McCoy

DonnaMarie Woodson

Little Lobbyists Community Engagement Director Stacy Staggs

Laura Packard, cancer survivor and ACA storyteller

WHERE: Action NC, 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte 

WHEN: Tuesday, August 24th at 2:00PM

 

WEDNESDAY

ATLANTA, GEORGIA:

WHO:

State Representative Rebecca Mitchell

Health Care Voter Executive Director Laura Packard

WHERE: IBEW Local 613 Auditorium: 153 Richardson St, SW, Atlanta, GA 30312

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25th at 9:30AM

 

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA:

WHO:

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II

Laura Packard, cancer survivor and ACA storyteller

WHERE: City/Visitors’ Center: 301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25th at 4:00PM

 

THURSDAY

ORLANDO, FLORIDA:

WHO:

Representative Darren Soto (D-FL-09) 

Laura Packard, cancer survivor and ACA storyteller

WHERE: City Hall: 400 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

WHEN: Thursday, August 26th at 10:00AM

 

TAMPA, FLORIDA:

WHO:

Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL-13)

State Representative Dianne Hart

Dr. Mona Mangat, MD

Laura Packard, cancer survivor and ACA storyteller

WHERE: City Hall: 400 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

WHEN: Thursday, August 26th at 4:00PM 

 

The Protect Our Care “Lower Costs, Better Care” Tour Continues In: 

Denver, Colorado on Monday, August 30, 2021

Flagstaff, Arizona on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday, September 1, 2021

San Diego, California on Thursday, September 2, 2021

Anaheim, California on Thursday, September 2, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, September 3, 2021

 

For more information on the Protect Our Care “Lower Costs, Better Care” Bus Tour visit  https://www.protectourcare.org/bus-tour/