As Inflation Soars, Locals Urge Lawmakers to ‘Bridge Gaps’ by Lowering Drug Prices, Making Health Coverage More Affordable
What: Rally to call on Congress to pass tax reform and fund health care
When: Wednesday, February 23 at 12 p.m.
Where: Brock Hughes Free Clinic, 450 W. Monroe St., Wytheville, VA 24382
Wytheville, Va. – On Wednesday, February 23, Virginia Organizing’s emerging Wytheville Chapter and leaders from the New River Valley and other parts of Southwest Virginia will gather at the Brock Hughes Free Clinic to call on Congress to finish its work on the budget and fund health care.
Speakers will call on Congress to end the debate on the current reconciliation package, which is stalled in the Senate, by focusing on passing provisions that can garner enough support and that help families and businesses cope with rising inflation in the aftermath of COVID. These policies can help bridge the gap that many families are facing in making ends meet by putting more money in consumers’ pockets and lowering costs for households.
Lowering the price of prescription medicine, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, making private insurance, child care, and other services more affordable, and requiring millionaires and corporations to pay their fair share of taxes are common sense policies supported by a majority of lawmakers and most of the public. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have supported these policies in the past.
To interview a spokesperson with Virginia Organizing, contact Wytheville Organizer Glenda Crockett-Eans at email@example.com or 276-389-4227 or New River Valley Organizer Rachel Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-299-1377.