Inland Empire to be First to See ‘Yes on 61’ Drug Pricing Documentary Featuring Bernie Sanders

Riverside’s Mission Inn Hosts “Your Money or Your Life,” Film Depicts Pharma Greed

What:     Yes on 61, Californians for Lower Drug Prices, in partnership with TruEvolution, presents Your Money or Your Life: A Fair Drug Pricing Town Hall & Short Documentary Screening.

Yes on Proposition 61 will screen “Your Money or Your Life” at the historic Mission Inn. The film is a new documentary film by Foxhound Productions featuring U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders about pharmaceutical greed and discuss the groundbreaking changes Proposition 61 will bring for many Californians who are struggling to afford their medications. You can preview the film trailer HERE. The 30-minute film will also air statewide on stations in all of California’s major markets on Saturday, October 29th (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento & Fresno). The screening will be followed by a panel featuring vet Steve Dunwoody, Ernie Powell of Social Security Works, CNA RN Pat Schramm, patient advocate Cameron Swisher, hosted and moderated by Gabriel Maldonado, Executive Director of TruEvolution. Light snacks & beverages will be served.

When:     Thursday, 10/27/16 at 7:00PM – 9:00PM                        

Where:   Mission Inn – Grand Parisian Ballroom

3649 Mission Inn Ave

Riverside, CA 92501

Who:     Ernie Powell, Social Security Works, Organizer 

   Steve Dunwoody, Vote Vets, California Director

   Pat Schramm, California Nurses Association, RN

   Cameron Swisher, Patient Advocate

   Moderated by Gabriel Maldonado, Executive Director of TruEvolution

NOTE:     Registered or credentialed media outlets may request access to a link of the “Your Money or Your Life” doc immediately AFTER the Mission Inn screening Thursday evening.



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.

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