"On The Road for Lower Rx Prices” Bus Tour Kick-off Rally, Mon, Sept. 19th - California Drug Price Relief
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For Immediate Release

MEDIA ADVISORY

Yes on Proposition 61 Campaign Launches Statewide Bus Tour

WHAT:  Supporters of Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act, will gather at La Placita Olvera, the heart of Los Angeles, to launch the “On the Road for Lower Drug Prices,” YES ON 61 Tour across California! Coalition members, community leaders and supporters will lay out how Proposition 61 will lower drug prices. Participants and observers will be able to see the 40-foot-long double decker tour bus up close, mingle with neighbors, and grab a bite from local vendors!

WHEN: Monday, 9/19/16 at 12:00PM – 1:30PM

WHERE: La Placita Olvera: 535 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Directions / Parking)

WHO: Rebekka Armstrong HIV/AIDS Activist
Mary Jo Albert, RN. California Nurses Association (CNA)
Donna Stidham, Chief of Managed Care, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Steve Dunwoody Vote Vets
Jesse Brooks Patient Advocate & Community Mobilizer

Further details on additional statewide stops will be available on our Facebook page!

You can also catch the bus as it makes stops in Orange County, Bakersfield, Modesto, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Oakland, San Diego, Sacramento, Fresno, Riverside, San Francisco, San Jose, and more!

Background

Prop 61 is a simple measure that allows California to leverage its massive negotiating power to achieve lower drug prices for the most vulnerable Californians. Drug companies are scared of Proposition 61 because they know it will put us on the road to lower drug prices!

Proposition 61 would require the state of California to negotiate with drug companies for drug prices that are no more than is paid for the same drugs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Unlike Medicare, the DVA negotiates for drug prices on behalf of the millions veterans it serves, and pays on average 20-24 percent less for medications than other government agencies, and up to 40 percent less than Medicare Part D. Prop. 61 empowers the state, as the healthcare buyer for millions of Californians, to negotiate a better deal for taxpayers, saving the state billions.

Prop 61 Endorsements

Prop. 61 has been endorsed by AARP California, the California Nurses Association, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and his organization Our Revolution, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, civil rights and labor activist Dolores Huerta, Rev. Al Sharpton, the Urban League, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Campaign for a Healthy California, Progressive Democrats of America, Social Security Works, and the Vote Vets Action Fund. A full list of endorsements can be found at: http://www.yeson61.com/endorsements

Contacts: Ged Kenslea, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (323) 791-5526 gedk@aidshealth.org
Press Event/Logistics Contact: Sarah Palacios, Sarah@alzamedia.com (310) 489-4865
www.Yeson61.com

Paid for by Yes on Prop 61, Californians for Lower Drug Prices, With Major Funding by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and California Nurses Association PAC. FPPC ID#1376791