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Media Advisory: AFP to Host “True Cost of Washington” Event in Bellevue

Jun 20, 2022 by AFP

AFP to be joined by Gov. Ricketts, Sen. Arch, Sen. Flood, and Sen. Linehan

BELLEVUE, Neb. – Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska (AFP-NE) announced today that the grassroots group will host an event to highlight the true cost of Washington’s bad policies and the pain runaway inflation is causing families and small business owners.

On the first day of the Biden Administration, the national average for gasoline was $2.38 a gallon. Today, the average price for unleaded gas in Nebraska has skyrocketed to $4.79 a gallon. To highlight this stark difference and the true cost of Washington’s policies, AFP-NE will be rolling back the price of gasoline to $2.38 for Speedy Gas N Stop customers in Bellevue.

Gov. Pete Ricketts, Sen. John Arch (LD-14), Sen. Mike Flood (LD-19), Sen. Lou Ann Linehan (LD-39), & AFP-NE State Director Jessica Shelburn will be available for comment and interview onsite.

What: “True Cost of Washington” Gas Price Drop Event

Who: Gov. Pete Ricketts, Sen. John Arch, Sen. Mike Flood, Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, & AFP-NE State Director Jessica Shelburn

Where: Speedy Gas N Stop 12701 South 28th Ave. Bellevue, NE 68123

When: Wednesday, June 22nd from 8AM – 10AM

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 will educate Americans about the truth behind rising costs while offering real solutions to make everyday life more affordable. Thanks to skyrocketing inflation, Americans across the country can expect to spend an extra $5,200 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% 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% of those surveyed blamed President Biden for this increase.

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