***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 26***

Congresswoman Val Demings, Congressman Darren Soto, Congressman Charlie Crist, and  Congresswoman Kathy Castor Will Headline Protect Our Care’s Nationwide “Lower Costs, Better Care” Bus Tour Stops in Orlando and Tampa on Thursday

Florida — Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL-10th) along with Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-9th) will join health care advocates and local residents for Protect Our Care’s “Lower Costs, Better Care” bus tour stop in Orlando, Florida. Then, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL-13th) and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL-14th) will headline Tampa’s bus tour stop. Both events are part of Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour to call for lowering health costs, expanding coverage, and reducing racial disparities in care. Protect Our Care is fighting to ensure critical health care measures supported by President Biden remain in upcoming budget reconciliation legislation. At tomorrow’s event, speakers will convey the urgency to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices for all Americans. 

ORLANDO 

WHO: 

Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-9th)

Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL-10th)

Jennifer Dotson, local Orlando resident and health care advocate with a story on the cost of prescription drugs and the need to expand Medicaid

Laura Packard, national healthcare advocate and stage-4 cancer survivor

Other healthcare advocates; members of For Our Future

WHERE: Care Force One, in front of Orlando City Hall – 400 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

WHEN: Thursday, August 26 at 11:30 AM

 

TAMPA 

WHO: 

Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL-13th)

Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL-14th)

State Representative Dianne Hart (District 61)

Dr. Vondalyn Wright, local doctor and owner of a community pharmacy

Laura Packard, national healthcare advocate and stage-4 cancer survivor

Other healthcare advocates; members of For Our Future

WHERE: Care Force One, outside at Lykes Gaslight Park – 2310 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

WHEN: Thursday, August 26 at 4:00 PM

 

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