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EVENT ADVISORY: Inflation Event at Hispanic Grocery Store Hosted by The LIBRE Initiative

EVENT ADVISORY: Inflation Event at Hispanic Grocery Store Hosted by The LIBRE Initiative

Free $50 gift cards to offset the cost of inflation, disproportionately affecting the Latino community

(Fort Smith, AR) – The LIBRE Initiative (LIBRE) will host a grassroots event to bring awareness to harmful federal policies driving up costs of everyday goods as a part of their national “True Cost of Washington” campaign.

Skyrocketing inflation has caused the average household’s annual grocery costs to go up by about $433. To demonstrate the true cost of Washington’s policies, LIBRE is giving out gift cards for $50—which is approximately ½ weeks’ worth of inflation for a family of four.

WHO: The LIBRE Initiative-Arkansas, and grassroots activists, and concerned citizens

WHAT: Grassroots awareness event to engage Hispanic community

WHEN: Saturday, August 27 from 11:00 am to 1:00pm CST

WHERE: La Hacienda Market

1530 Midland Boulevard, Fort Smith AR 72901

WHY: The federal government’s spending policies and burdensome regulations have led to skyrocketing costs and the highest levels of inflation in four decades.

MEDIA RSVP: Contact Israel Ortega iortega@standtogther.org or 202-345-9130

On average, Latinos spend more on income staples like food—they are immoderately feeling the squeeze as the prices of everyday goods continue to rise.

Getting prices under control is very clearly the number one priority for majority of Latinos, and it underscores the challenges Biden is facing now.

Background: 

  • The cost of inflation in Arkansas is higher than the national average, costing families 13.3% more to live.
  • Households in Arkansas are paying $514 more monthly and $6,168 annually. 

The LIBRE Initiative

The LIBRE Initiative is a national organization dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community to reach their full potential by promoting and fighting for freedom-oriented solutions at the state and federal level. We leverage the strengths of our community to transform lives and policies by partnering with community leaders, activists, faith groups, and entrepreneurs to drive legislation that breaks down barriers to opportunity.

DISCLAIMER: Gift cards are first come, first serve until they run out.

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For interviews with a representative from The LIBRE Initiative, please contact Israel Ortega at (202) 345-9130 or Wadi Gaitan at (301) 356-2911.