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

Jul 14, 2022 by AFP

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Americans for Prosperity-Iowa (AFP-IA) 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 Iowa has skyrocketed to $4.42 a gallon. To highlight this stark difference and the true cost of Washington’s policies, AFP-IA will be rolling back the price of gasoline to $2.38 for Big 10 Mart customers in Hiawatha.

AFP-IA State Director Drew Klein will be available for comment and interview onsite.

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

Who: AFP-IA State Director Drew Klein

Where: Big 10 Mart, 1225 Boyson Rd. Hiawatha, IA 52233

When: Thursday, July 21 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM

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 $5,500 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% 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.