Sen. Gillibrand to Accept Petitions, Talk Rx Costs With AARP Members on Telephone Town Hall

By AARPNY | April 11, 2022

AARP to Deliver 283,000 Signatures to Sen. Gillibrand Urging Congress to Let Medicare Negotiate Lower Rx Prices & More

WHAT: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will accept a petition signed by over 283,000 New Yorkers calling for Congress to act now and stop unfair drug prices.

The petition delivery will take place on a telephone town hall with AARP members from across New York State during which the Senator will discuss and take questions from participants about proposals to cut high prescription drug costs and other federal issues important to New Yorkers and Americans 50 and over.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2022

WHERE: Via phone, listen-only, 877-229-8493; PIN # 13827, or on line at or


WHO: Special Guest U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Beth Finkel, AARP New York State Director

David McNally, AARP New York Director of Government Affairs & Advocacy

AARP members from across New York

WHY: With proposals to reduce America’s highest-in-the-world prescription drug prices stalled after passing the House last fall, Congress needs to act. AARP is advocating allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices, capping out-of-pocket costs older adults pay for their prescription drugs, and authorizing penalties on drug companies that raise prices faster than the rate of inflation.

AARP gathered the signatures of more than 283,000 New York members calling for congressional action on those proposals and will present the petition to Senator Gillibrand during the telephone town hall.

Senator Gillibrand will also take questions from participants.