“Care Force One” Events Headlined by U.S. Representatives Peter Welch, (D-VT-AL), Annie Kuster (D-NH-02), Susan Wild (D-PA-07), VT Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, ME Attorney General Aaron Frey

Washington, DC — On the first 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 five 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 including, U.S. Representatives Peter Welch, (D-VT-AL), Annie Kuster (D-NH-02), Susan Wild (D-PA-07), Lt. Gov. Molly Gray (D-VT), Attorney General Aaron Frey (D-ME), headlined events alongside 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. Next week, the tour continues in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Ohio, and Wisconsin. 

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BANGOR, ME:

Protect Our Care was joined by Attorney General Frey, State Sen. Troy Jackson, State Rep. Joe Perry, Lee Humphrey of Consumers for Affordable Health Care, and Laura Packard for a press conference at Pierce Park. 

Coverage

Watch the event here. | Read Event Release here.

PORTLAND, ME:

At Portland City Hall, Protect Our Care held a press conference with State Sen. Stacy Brenner, State Rep. Colleen Madigan, Kate Ende from Consumers for Affordable Health Care, and Laura Packard.


Watch the event here. | Read Event Release here

BURLINGTON, VT

Protect Our Care was joined by Rep. Welch, Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, State Rep. Taylor Small, Sarah DeSilvey from APRN-CFamily Medicine, and Laura Packard at Oakledge Park for a press conference. 

Coverage

Watch the event here. | Read Event Release here.

CONCORD, NH

At City Plaza, Protect Our Care held a press conference with Rep. Kuster, Jay Gupta, Dr. Nick Perencevich, Sandra Pratt, Lisa Beaudoin, Arnie Arnesen, and Laura Packard.

Coverage

Watch the event here. | Read Event Release here.

ALLENTOWN, PA

Protect Our Care was joined by Rep. Wild, Laura Packard, Robin Stelly from PHAN, and Val Miller at Vida Nueva at Casa for a press conference.

Watch the event here. | Read Event Release here.

TEANECK, NJ 

Protect Our Care was joined for a press conference by State Sen. Loretta Weinberg, Maura Collinsgru from NJ Citizen Action, Dr. Aakash Shah, and Laura Packard outside Sen. Weinberg’s office. 

Watch the event here. | Read Event Release here.

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