We did it! With your help, we effectively got the word out about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and its very real benefits. That is why we started our whole Powering Progress campaign in the first place -- so more people could understand how this piece of historic legislation benefits our communities across race and place. Powering Progress pushes back on the divide-and-conquer politics that are undermining the IRA’s success by showing how an active and inclusive government can work for everyone.
As you know, the Inflation Reduction Act is the biggest piece of climate legislation we have ever seen in America. From slashing carbon emissions and putting money back into our pockets, to lowering prescription drug prices for seniors -- the benefits of the IRA are too good for us to not shout its impact from the (metaphorical) rooftops. Or from your literal rooftop if you’re taking advantage of the solar panel rebates. 😂
And last month, we did just that as we celebrated the one-year anniversary!
Since launching our Powering Progress campaign in July, dedicated Indivisibles like you have already hosted more than 60 events throughout the country, from tabling at local fairs to hosting events with members of Congress. We wrote 244 letters to the editor (LTEs) to our local papers -- here’s a quick sample of published letters from California and Minnesota. And we mobilized online with our digital day of action, sharing content to help amplify the incredible impact of the IRA and disrupt lies about clean energy.
Together, we helped tell a united, hopeful story about how our government has and can play an active role in improving all our lives -- no exceptions.
And we’re just getting started celebrating -- with more benefits rolling out every week! Just a few days ago, Medicare announced the first-ever drugs that will have negotiated prices. This historic announcement comes after decades of fighting to make medicines affordable for patients.
We know that Big Pharma isn’t happy, and we know their playbook. They will spread lies about these cost-saving measures to help them put profits over people. Combating lies and misinformation isn’t new to us. We have our own playbook that is just as effective as theirs: combating misinformation and disinformation with the Truth Brigade.
Help us continue to throw a meaningful wrench into the democracy-destroying lie machine spreading disinformation, and attend our Truth Brigade Big Truths Call on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30pm Eastern Time / 3:30pm Pacific Time. Bad actors don't want us to support the IRA provisions that cap insulin costs and allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices. We can disrupt that disinfo with knowledge! Join disinfo experts and Steve Knievel from Public Citizen to better understand the ways pharmaceutical companies spread false or misleading information that undermines folks' well-being -- and take action to counter the lies, together.
Thank you to all the Indivisibles who came together to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act. With climate change looming over our heads and healthcare costs out of control, it is our responsibility to fight for the future of the planet and our health -- and we will continue to do just that. As always, there is no one we would rather be in this fight with than you.