Yes on 61 Campaign: Drug Companies Making You Sick? Sign the ‘WhiteHouse.gov’ Petition for Lower Drug Prices

Backers of Prop. 61 in California seek 100,000 signatures on petition
calling on President Obama to speak out and address the problem of
runaway drug pricing. NOTE: signers do NOT need to live in
California—only anywhere in the U.S.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With two weeks left to the November election, backers of California’s ‘Yes
on 61’
ballot measure campaign have launched a WhiteHouse.gov
petition
calling on President Obama to support Prop. 61, a statewide
California ballot measure that allows California to leverage its massive
negotiating power to achieve lower drug prices for the most vulnerable
Californians. The ‘Yes on 61’ campaign seeks to achieve the required
100,000 signatures in record time, and note that signers do NOT
necessarily have to live in California to sign—citizens concerned about
high drug prices living anywhere in the U.S. may sign the petition. To
sign the drug pricing WhiteHouse.gov petition, click here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/support-proposition-61-california-drug-price-relief-act-means-rein-runaway-drug-pricing

The ‘Yes on 61’ WhiteHouse.gov petition language:

The undersigned hereby call on President Barack Obama to support and
endorse Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act, on the
ballot on November 8, and support the tenets of the ballot measure as a
first step toward getting control over the outrageous spike in the
prices of prescription drugs. This is an acute healthcare crisis that
threatens not only the health, well-being and lives of American
citizens, but imperils the solvency of public healthcare programs at the
Federal and state levels. In the absence of any action on drug prices by
a Congress that is paralyzed and afraid to act in the face of drug
industry lobbying and campaign contributions, Proposition 61 deserves
the public support of the President of the United States.

For more information, visit: www.YesOn61.com.

Background on Prop. 61

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
of 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: 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

Yes on Prop 61
Roger Salazar, Spokesperson
(916)
284-1255
RSalazar@alzamedia.com
or
AIDS
Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea
(323) 791-5526
gedk@aidshealth.org