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How activists in Nevada lowered gas prices to highlight Washington’s reckless spending

Jun 3, 2022 by AFP

True Cost of Washington Tour logo that reads, "Pay More, Get Less" - a reference to Washington's failed policies that are driving inflation, gas prices, and the high cost of living in 2022.

Right now, inflation in Nevada is topping nearly 13 percent — imposing a $686 per month cost on each Nevada household.

To combat this historic inflation and connect folks to its cause — Washington’s overspending and other harmful policies —  our AFP-Nevada state chapter partnered with Jay’s Market and Gas Station just off the Vegas strip.

AFP-Nevada activists pose for a photo next to a sign listing the cost of gas at Jay's Market in Las Vegas. The event was part of AFP's True Cost of Washington Tour, which is stopping at gas stations to lower the cost of gas for customers and educate them about how Washington's reckless government spending is driving up gas prices.

They had quite a day, rolling back the price of gas from a staggering $5.84 all the way down to $2.38 (which was the national average of a gallon of gas when President Joe Biden was inaugurated on January 20, 2021).

As the line for discounted gas stretched more than a block, there was a DJ playing tracks, a mobile billboard truck with our logos and over 20 Americans for Prosperity-Nevada volunteers holding signs and directing traffic.

AFP-Nevada activists direct traffic at the True Cost of Washington gas station event in Las Vegas. The purpose of the event was to lower the cost of gas for customers to educate them about how Washington's reckless government spending is driving up gas prices.

Our “Pay More Get Less” grassroots campaign educated Nevadans on Washington’s reckless spending and crushing regulations that has lead to Nevadans paying more and getting less.

On customer, Molly, told us that the gas prices and grocery bills were putting such a dent into her budget that even with her full time job that requires about 60 hours per week, she was considering adding to that with a side hustle to make ends meet.

A cashier at Jay's Market, the location for AFP's Las Vegas True Cost of Washington tour stop. The purpose of the event was to lower the cost of gas for customers and educate them about how Washington's reckless government spending was driving up gas prices.

Our activists spoke to many Las Vegans who work in the tourism industry, and they told us that without as many visitors, they were not making as much money as they once did and the added cost of inflation was making it even harder.

Fighting inflation and higher prices at the pump is so important as we connect folks at each of these events to the policy solutions needed to tackle our biggest economic hurdles. Thank you to all our activist volunteers that came out to help make this event a success!!

Screenshot of featured image on AFP's True Cost of Washington Tour update blog post. The image features AFP activists who gathered in North Carolina to lower the cost of gas for residents and connect them to how Washington's wasteful government spending and failed energy prices are increasing inflation and driving up gas prices.

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