Thursday, June 6 - Lower Drug Prices / Stop Big Tech Support of ICE / World Refugee Day Celebration
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Tell Your MoC: Co-sponsor the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act
Action 2: Tweet at big tech companies and tell them to stop enabling ICE’s human rights abuses
Action 3: World Refugee Day Celebration + One Human Family March on Sunday, June 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pottawatomie Park (7340 N Rogers Ave.)
Action 1: Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act
Prescription drug prices are substantially higher in the United States than in other high-income countries, and as a result, Americans spend more on prescription drugs than residents of other countries. Despite this, the government is not allowed to use its position as the largest purchaser of prescription drugs in the country to bargain for lower prices for patients.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) has introduced the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act (H.R. 1046) to give Medicare the power it needs to effectively negotiate with drug companies and bring drug prices down. Read more here.
Every representative should co-sponsor H.R. 1046, the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act! You can check here to see if your member of Congress (MoC) has already signed on.
Call your MoC and tell them: reject bills that would use arbitration to bring down drug prices, and co-sponsor H.R. 1046, the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act!
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to urge [NAME] to co-sponsor H.R. 1046, Rep. Doggett’s Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act because it will bring down our obscenely high drug prices while protecting patients’ access to critical medicines.
Will <MoC> commit to rejecting an approach that uses arbitration to bring down drug prices, and to co-sponsoring H.R. 1046?
Action via Indivisible
Action 2: Tell Big Tech to Stop Enabling ICE
ICE told migrant children as young as 5, who had been ripped from their parents, that they were going on a 30-minute ride to finally reunite with their families. Then they left them sitting in vans for up to 39 hours.
These are just some of the human rights abuses that ICE is committing on a daily basis. And yet tech companies continue to provide ICE with the technology that helps them continue to carry out this abuse. This cannot continue.
Companies like Microsoft, HP, Palantier, Motorola, and Thomson Reuters need to hear that the public is watching and we will not stand quietly by while they enable the abuse of young children.
Tweet at these companies today and tell them to cancel their contracts with ICE:
Action via Act 4 Progress
Action 3: World Refugee Day Celebration + One Human Family March on 6/29
Join us on Saturday, June 29 at Pottawatomie Park for the 2019 World Refugee Day Celebration! Event details listed below:
Soccer Tournament: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One Human Family March at noon
Multi-cultural performances & speakers: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Youth Activities: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When: Sunday, June 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Pottawatomie Park (7340 N Rogers Ave.)
RSVP and share on Facebook
Action via World Refugee Day Chicago