Rev. Sharpton, Urban League’s Marc Morial to Lead Downtown Los Angeles Rally for ‘Yes on 61’ Drug Pricing Ballot Measure

Your Vote is Your Voice’

Mon, Oct. 31st 10:00am-11:30am — La Placita Olvera

Short advocacy march to nearby Edward R. Roybal Federal Building will follow after rally to call on federal government to step up on helping rein in runaway drug pricing.

WHAT:      PRESS CONFERENCE, RALLY & MARCHSupporters of ‘Yes on Prop. 61,’ the California Drug Price Relief Act, will gather at La Placita Olvera, the heart of Los Angeles, for a press conference, rally and march in support of Proposition 61, a November 2016 ballot measure to lower drug prices in California.
 
WHEN:     Monday, 10/31/16                     10:00am – 11:30am
 
WHERE:    La Placita Olvera: 535 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
                    (Directions / Parking)
 
WHO:              Reverend Al Sharpton
Marc Morial, President, National Urban League
Dr. Christopher G. Goring, Orthopedic Surgeon and 15-year Veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as an orthopedic surgeon in the Iraq War.
Other Prop. 61 Speakers, including Spanish language speakers TBA
 
B-ROLL:        40-foot-long ‘On the Road for Lower Drug Prices/Yes on 61’ double decker bus
                        50-70+/- patients & advocates marching in support of ‘Yes on 61’
 
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
 
 
 
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#137679