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

Gift card giveaway to offset the cost of inflation, disproportionately affecting the Latino community

(Charlotte, NC) – 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 “The True Cost of Washington” campaign.

Skyrocketing inflation has caused the average household’s annual grocery costs to go up by about $430. To demonstrate the true cost of Washington’s policies, LIBRE is giving out gift cards worth the average cost of inflation for two days ($28.67).

WHO: The LIBRE Initiative-North Carolina and grassroots activists

WHAT: Grassroots awareness event

WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

WHERE: Sav/Way Foods

Darby Acres Shopping Center

4459 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 2805

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 Ciara Kennedy-Mercer at CKennedyMercer@standtogther.org or 202-578-2934.

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 North Carolina is higher than the national average, costing families 12.1% more to live.
  • Households in North Carolina are paying $566 more monthly and $6,789 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.