WASHINGTON, DC — The American Edge Project, a coalition of nearly two dozen domestic organizations, today launched a new ad campaign calling on Congress to focus their attention on inflation – which continues to rank as voter’s top concern – instead of spending time enacting misguided anti-innovation legislation. 

In the first spot, titled “Anne,” Anne Krenselewsk, who worked as a public school teacher for forty years, details the difficulty of living on a pension amid record high levels of inflation and expresses concern that the anti-innovation bills under consideration will hurt public pensions funds which she – and millions of others – rely upon. The second ad, titled “Bill,” features twenty seven year Army veteran Bill Witte urging Congress to address rising costs instead of threatening domestic technology needed to protect Americans.

“High prices are threatening the security of millions of American families and seniors,” said Doug Kelly, CEO of American Edge. “Voters want their elected representatives to stay focused on core economic issues, especially inflation. Now is not the time for Congress to consider risky anti-innovation legislation that will undermine America’s economy and national security.”  

Watch “Bill” here.

Watch “Anne” here.


I served in the Army for twenty-seven years. Today, I’m retired and living on a pension.

Instead of lowering our costs and tackling inflation, Congress is going after American technology. 

This misguided agenda will threaten the technology we use every day…

…and it could cost public pension plans over one hundred billion dollars.

Seniors like me will pay a heavy price.

Tell Congress to leave our technology alone. 


I worked for forty years as a public school teacher…

…Today, I’m living on a pension.

With inflation soaring, times are hard right now.

But instead of lowering costs, Congress is going after American technology.

This misguided agenda will weaken our economy and cost public pensions over one hundred billion dollars. 

Retired teachers like me will pay a heavy price.

Congress needs to leave our technology alone.


The American Edge Project is a coalition of domestic organizations representing a cross-section of U.S. innovators who are dedicated to telling the story about technology’s positive influence on America’s economy and the vital role innovation plays in our society. Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, former U.S. Representative Chris Carney, and former Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley A. Smith are directors of the American Edge Project. AEP’s National Security Advisory Board is comprised of Former White House Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend; retired four-star General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., United States Marine Corps (USMC), who served as former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Michael J. Morell. Former U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Economic Advisory Board. Former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and former U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Open & Accessible Internet Advisory Board. Visit AmericanEdgeProject.org for more information.