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

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

‘Your Vote is Your Voice’

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.

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yes on Prop. 61:

WHAT:

   

PRESS CONFERENCE, RALLY & MARCH—Supporters 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 Speakers TBD, including Spanish language speakers

 

B-ROLL:

40-foot-long ‘On the Road for Lower Drug Prices/Yes on 61’ double
decker bus

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

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

Contacts

General Prop. 61 Media Contact:
Roger Salazar, 916-284-1255
rsalazar@alzamedia.com
or
Press
Event/Logistics Contact:

Sarah Palacios, 310-489-4865
Sarah@alzamedia.com
or
AHF
Ged
Kenslea, 323-791-5526
gedk@aidshealth.org