We can't match the hundreds of millions that prescription drug corporations' spend on lobbying, but we can use people power to hold policymakers and corporations accountable and increase access to affordable medicines. So what can you do?
Join our movement for affordable medicines to take action with Public Citizen (click here) and check out these materials to learn more about why prescription drug prices are so high and what you can do:
Drug Pricing Reform in the U.S. – the Affordable Meds Act
As the most comprehensive bill introduced in the U.S. for tackling high drug prices, the Affordable Meds Act (full name: Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act) would change the rules to help make medicines affordable for everyone. It is one of the best tools for us to envision and advocate for a better system where people's lives are valued over profits.
Let's amplify the voices of the American public, who say that it’s unfair when drug corporations price medicines out of reach. Using the messaging, tactics, and guides in the toolkit, you can mobilize from anywhere in the country to stand up for affordable medicines. Tactics include town hall advocacy, writing letters to the editor, social media samples, and sample phone banking language. Recently featured as a part of MoveOn's resistance recess.
By following this worksheet step-by-step, you can draft your own letter to the editor for a local newspaper. Feel free to send a draft or ask for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're already planning to meet your Senators or Representative and talk about issues that are important to you, take this version of our fact sheet along and ask your elected officials to co-sponsor and support the Affordable Meds Act.