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AFP-Illinois, Congressman Darin LaHood to Hold “True Cost of Washington” Event in Peoria

May 23, 2022 by AFP

AFP-IL will roll back gas prices to $2.38, the price per gallon the day before President Biden took office

PEORIA, IL — Americans for Prosperity-Illinois will host a grassroots awareness event this Wednesday, May 25 to highlight the “True Cost of Washington” and its impact on hardworking Illinoisans.

Washington’s reckless spending and crushing regulations have Illinoisans paying more and getting less. Inflation in Illinois is topping nearly 11%, a $594 per month cost per household. Meanwhile, gas prices have skyrocketed to the tune of nearly $5 per gallon in the state.

That’s why AFP-Illinois will be rolling back the price of gasoline to $2.38, the price per gallon on the day President Biden took office. To highlight this stark difference and the true cost of Washington’s policies, AFP is paying the difference for nearly 2,500 gallons of gasoline for Beachlers customers in Peoria.

WHO: U.S. Congressman Darin LaHood

Americans for Prosperity-Illinois State Director Jason Heffley

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

WHERE: Beachlers, 3623 N. University St. at War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL 61604

RSVP: Caitlin Gallagher, or (206) 402-8432.

The True Cost of Washington

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.

For further information or an interview, reach CAITLIN GALLAGHER at or (206) 402-8432. 

Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Illinoisans behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit