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Media Advisory: Americans for Prosperity Hosts “True Cost of Washington” Tour in Wisconsin

Jul 11, 2022 by AFP

AFP-WI hosting events across Wisconsin to help relieve pain caused by runaway inflation

MADISON, Wis. – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) announced today that the grassroots group will host several events throughout the state to highlight the true cost of Washington’s bad policies and the pain runaway inflation is causing families and small business owners.

The rapidly rising cost of food, rent, and gas prices in 2022, are on the top of everyone’s mind in Wisconsin. As Wisconsinites are struggling to get by, AFP-WI will be partnering with several local businesses to give out gift cards to residents to offset the impacts of needlessly increasing inflation.

The events will kick off Wednesday, with additional details forthcoming. AFP-WI spokespeople will be available for comment and interview onsite.

July 13 – Milwaukee

Who: AFP-WI Grassroots Engagement Director Jamiroquan Kittler
When: Wednesday, July 13 from 9:00AM-11:00AM
Where: BP Gas Station, 807 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53206

Who: AFP-WI State Director Eric Bott
When: Wednesday, July 13 from 5:00PM-7:00PM
Where: The Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen, 320 E. Clybourn St. Milwaukee, WI 53202

July 14 – Reedsburg

Who: AFP-WI Grassroots Engagement Director Mason Judd
When: Thursday, July 14 from 12:00PM-1:30PM
Where: Viking Village, 150 Viking Dr., Reedsburg, WI 53959

July 15 – Wausau/Appleton

Who: AFP-WI Deputy State Director Annette Olson
When: Friday, July 15 from 11:00AM-12:30PM
Where: True Cost of Washington Rally, 10805 Business Highway 51, Rothschild, WI 54474

Who: AFP-WI Deputy State Director Annette Olson
When: Friday, July 15 from 5:00PM-6:30PM
Where: MotoMart, 3225 West Glenpark Drive, Appleton, WI 54914

July 16 – Eau Claire/Hudson

Who: AFP-WI Deputy State Director Annette Olson
When: Saturday, July 16 from 11:30AM-1:00PM
Where: Roadside Diner, 1160 Menomonie Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Who: AFP-WI Deputy State Director Annette Olson
When: Saturday, July 16 from 5:00PM-7:00PM
Where: Kozy Korner, 798 6th St. N., Hudson, WI 54016

To RSVP, please contact Victoria Garcia at VGarcia@afphq.org or (571) 969-9615. She can also facilitate interviews and provide additional information on the event.

Background:

AFP’s The True Cost of Washington campaign provides Americans across the country a with the truth behind rising costs, while offering real solutions to make everyday life more affordable. Thanks to skyrocketing inflation, Americans can expect to spend an extra $5,500 to maintain the same standard of living as last year, and an extra $1,433 for gasoline.

poll recently conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for AFP found that 75 percent of Americans reported that the increase in costs has impacted their consumer behavior over the past year. Most individuals surveyed agreed that government policies and regulations have caused price increases. 61 percent of those surveyed blamed President Biden for this increase.

AFP’s solutions to combat these rising prices garnered support, with 88 percent of respondents agreeing the government should make it easier to produce energy domestically, and 82 percent agreeing with getting government spending under control by tackling the federal debt and reducing federal budget deficits.