U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO), U.S. Representatives Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) and Katie Porter (D-CA-54) joined State and Local Elected Officials to Headline “Lower Costs, Better Care” Events in Four States
Washington, DC — On the fourth and final week of Protect Our Care’s 8,600-mile, 36-event, 19-state “Lower Costs, Better Care” bus tour, “Care Force One” made stops in four states to demonstrate the urgent need to lower health costs including for drugs and insurance premiums, expand coverage, and reduce racial disparities in care. During each stop, national and local elected officials, including U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO), U.S. Representatives Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) and Katie Porter (D-CA-54), headlined events alongside local lawmakers, health care advocates and storytellers promoting the work of President Biden and their Democratic colleagues who are leading the charge to advance American health care.
Protect Our Care was joined by U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO), State Senator Julie Gonzales, State Representative Iman Jodeh, cancer survivor and health care advocate Laura Packard, and local resident Mariah Zebrowski, at the Colorado State Capitol.
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At Heritage Square, Protect Our Care held a press conference with Congressional District Director Keith Brekhus, Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy, and health care advocate Laura Packard.
Protect Our Care was joined by Charlotte City Councilman Malcolm Graham, Action NC Executive Director Pat McCoy, DonnaMarie Woodson, Little Lobbyists Community Engagement Director Stacy Staggs, and Laura Packard for a press conference.
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Protect Our Care held a press conference with State Senator Kirsten Engel and health care advocate Laura Packard.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA:
Protect Our Care was joined by Representative Sara Jacobs, Serving Seniors CEO Paul Downey, West Health’s Tim Lash, and health care advocate Laura Packard at a press conference.
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ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA:
In Tustin, Protect Our Care was joined by Representative Katie Porter, Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan, health care access organizer Bryant Miramontes, and Laura Packard for a press conference.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA:
State Representative Fabian Donate, State Assemblyman Edgar Flores, and Laura Packard joined Protect Our Care in Las Vegas for a press conference.
For more information on the Protect Our Care “Lower Costs, Better Care” Bus Tour visit https://www.protectourcare.org/bus-tour/.