Yes on 61!

Over the weekend, Senator Bernie Sanders published an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times, endorsing Proposition 61. Prop 61, The California Drug Price Relief Act, would, as Sen. Sanders says, “bar the state from paying more than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs does for the same drugs.”

Naturally, Big Pharma isn’t happy--and they’re pouring a record-shattering $109 million in ads to oppose Prop 61.

But we can fight back--every day voters are standing together to support Prop 61. Can you add your support by using our Letter to the Editor tool to add your voice to Bernie’s in your local paper?

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  • Drug corporation greed is out of control! Prices of vital and lifesaving medications have double, tripled, and beyond in just a few short years. These massive price spikes hurt everyone - especially seniors, like myself, who spend a high percentage of our income on medical costs.

  • That's why I support Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act. Prop 61 would bar the state from paying more than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs does for the same drugs. The measure has been endorsed by seniors' groups like AARP and the California Alliance for Retired Americans, who understand that it is a key first step in reining in prescription drug prices.

  • On Nov. 8th, I will be casting my vote for Prop 61 and I urge your readers to do the same!

  • Californians are paying ludicrously high prices for prescription drugs. Every year, California families are forced to choose between putting groceries in the fridge or our prescriptions in our medicine cabinets.

  • This is a choice that families in Canada and other economically developed countries don't have to make. Only in America are pharmaceutical corporations given free reign to jack up the prices of lifesaving medications like Epi-Pens as much as they'd like.

  • On Nov. 8th, California voters will have the power to change that by voting for Proposition 61, the California Drug Price relief act. This measure would make prescription drugs more affordable for over 6 million people, and send a signal to the pharmaceutical corporations that their greed will no longer go unchecked.

  • A lot of scary ads have been on tv lately focused on Proposition 61, the California Drug Price relief act. What these ads don't mention? They're funded by the big pharmaceutical corporations, who have vowed to spend up to $100 million to fight Prop 61. These corporations want to keep charging the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and they are terrified of Prop 61.

  • The measure would bar the state from paying more than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs does for the same drugs. Big Pharma is responding by holding veterans hostage, threatening to raise their costs if the measure passes. But in fact, they are legally prohibited from raising VA prices, so their threat is an empty one.