MOSP meets at the Ethical Society of St Louis at
9001 Clayton Rd., just west of the Galleria.
Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted and are open to the public. Ample parking is located in the back lot near the door to the Hanke Room (where the meetings are usually held).
(In case a cancellation due to weather is necessary, consult the MoSP website at www.mosp.us after 2pm on the day of the program.)
MoSP Free Public Program
February 18, 2016 at 6:30pm
The Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Road -
"How the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership
will Increase the Cost of Prescription Drugs"
Dave Meinell, President of Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans (MOARA), will lead a discussion on the ways the TPP will increase our cost of prescription drugs. Learn how the TPP will protect pharmaceutical companies, while preventing Medicare and the VA from negotiating fair drug prices. Dave Meinell is retired from District No. 9, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He educates the public on political issues that impact retirees and seniors.
MOARA recently held a protest against TPP at our downtown Federal building, which was covered by local television stations. The AFL-CIO and MOARA are among 1,500 organizations that signed a letter to Congress opposing the TPP, which can be read on line at www.citizenstrade.org. The AFL-CIO asks you to learn about the TPP, then call Congress: 1-855-856-7545 to tell them to oppose the TPP and why.
On World Cancer Day, Feb. 4 two cancer patients were arrested protesting the expansion of medicine monopolies under the TPP trade deal. Hannah Lyon and Zahara Hecksher refused to leave the lobby of the office building that houses PhRMA, the prescription drug lobby in Washington D.C. As she was handcuffed, Hekscher said this about the TPP’s impact on medicine costs: "The monopoly is keeping prices high. Congress should reject the TPP on behalf of people with cancer in the United States and around the world. Even Doctors without Borders has said that this would be the worst trade bill ever for access to medicine…"(Workers Independent News –AFL-CIO)
Ample parking is located behind the building near the rear entrance.
Cancellations due to extreme weather will be posted on the MoSP website, www.mosp.us by 2 pm on February 18.