***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2***

TODAY: Health Care Advocates and Storytellers React to New Poll Showing Broad Support for Prescription Drug Reform

West Health Poll Shows Strong Support For Medicare Negotiation Among Voters in West Virginia and New Jersey

On June 2, Protect Our Care will host two virtual press conferences to discuss a new poll conducted by Global Strategies Group on behalf of West Health showing health care is a top priority for West Virginia and New Jersey voters. Lowering prescription drug prices in particular remains a priority for voters in both states, with an overwhelming majority reporting that they support giving Medicare the power to negotiate prescription drug prices for all Americans. The poll also shows that voters reject drug companies’ arguments on innovation. 

Protect Our Care recently launched The Campaign to Reduce Drug Prices, a seven-figure investment to demonstrate the urgent need for comprehensive legislation to lower drug prices. Protect Our Care will host events both nationally and in 12 key states, including West Virginia and New Jersey, throughout the summer. 

WEST VIRGINIA

WHO:
Brad Woodhouse, Executive Director of Protect Our Care
Lynette Maselli, Protect Our Care WV
State Delegate Mike Pushkin (D-Kanawha, 37)
Dr. Jessica Ice, Executive Director of West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare
Gary Zuckett, Executive Director of West Virginia Citizen Action Group
Mindy Salango, Morgantown resident, Type 1 diabetic

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Wednesday, June 2 at 11:00 AM ET 

NEW JERSEY

WHO:
Brad Woodhouse, Executive Director of Protect Our Care
Maggie Leuzarder, Protect Our Care New Jersey
State Senator Vin Gopal, New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District
Gretchen Landenburger, Medicare patient from Cape May

WHAT: Press Call About New Poll Showing New Jerseyans’ Broad Support for Prescription Drug Reform

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Wednesday, June 2 at 2:30 PM ET