Americans For Prosperity lowers gas prices briefly in Forest

Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 6:54 PM CDT
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FOREST, Miss. (WTOK) - “Whoop, whoop, hooray!” Those are words many people were saying as they were filling up their gas tanks for only $2.38 a gallon for a couple of hours Tuesday. Americans for Prosperity wanted to come and help out the community by offering gas at the average gas price from two years ago.

“We are rolling back prices at the pump here in the community, giving everybody a little break today to $2.38 a gallon which was the national average back in January of 2021, and so we are giving that break in the community. But we are also talking to people about what’s causing inflation,” said the Mississippi State Director for AFP, Starla Brown.

AFP wants people to know that something can be done about rising inflation and gas prices. They believe that there are even policies that can go into action that can bring down inflation because it is hurting everyone.

“Want real people to really see the difference how great it was just two years ago and how good gas prices were, not only gas prices, but everything else. I got notices today that my candy bars, Hershey and Mars, both went up. They went up 15 percent across the board on their candy bars, so the cost of inflation is really hurting everybody no matter what you do,” said Cox Chevron owner, Vance Cox.

AFP is not only planning on helping people here in Mississippi, but they are making as many stops as they can around the country.

“We are doing it across the nation. We’ve been in Pennsylvania. We’ve done one in Georgia. We’ll be in Colorado next month. They’ve done one in Kansas, everywhere across the nation. Anywhere we can go, we’re going to be there,” said Elizabeth Chatham, the grassroots trainer and curriculum specialist for AFP.

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