***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021***

TODAY: State Elected Officials and Health Care Storytellers Call for Congressional Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Washington, DC — On Wednesday, July 21, state elected officials along with health care advocates and storytellers will join Protect Our Care for events to emphasize the impact of high prescription drug prices and to call for Congress to take action on this urgent issue.

In 2019, House Democrats passed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), bold legislation to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug costs — the single most effective measure to bring down drug prices. In April, House Democrats reintroduced this legislation, giving Congress another opportunity to lower prescription drug costs and meet the demands of voters.

This summer, Protect Our Care launched The Campaign to Reduce Drug Prices with an ad running on television nationally and digitally in 12 key states to demonstrate the urgent need for comprehensive legislation to lower drug prices.

WEDNESDAY

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WHO:
State Sen. Tom Sherman
Kayla Montgomery, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Heather Stockwell, Rights and DemocracyNH
Stacey Smith, health care advocate

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00 AM ET

ARIZONA

WHO:
State Rep. Melody Hernandez
Dr. Gabrielle Goodrick, health care advocate
Angie Taylor, Arizona patient

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Wednesday, July 21, at 1:00 PM ET // 10:00 AM AT