Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and other hosts of Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America announced the first candidates to confirm participation in the upcoming forum on infrastructure. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg have confirmed they will participate in the forum at the University of Las Vegas on Sunday, February 16. This groundbreaking forum will be moderated by Jerry Seib, Executive Washington Editor of The Wall Street Journal, and Jeanne Cummings, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal. The forum will also be live broadcast on C-SPAN and livestreamed on CSPAN.org.
The candidate forum, titled “Moving America Forward,” is organized by the non-partisan group, United for Infrastructure, and the host committee includes the American Society of Civil Engineers; International Union of Operating Engineers; Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO; North America’s Building Trades Unions; Transport Workers Union of America; American Public Transportation Association; American Council of Engineering Companies; American Road and Transportation Builders Association; Value of Water Campaign; Association of Equipment Manufacturers; Airports Council International-North America; and Build Together.
Infrastructure presents both an urgent challenge and a singular opportunity for the next presidential administration to address an issue that affects every American. It is also an issue that 90 percent of Americans believe should be a priority for the next administration. The forum will be an opportunity for candidates to address the challenges facing American’s roads and transit systems, bridges and railroads, ports and airports and water and wastewater systems — and to lay out their vision for an infrastructure plan that supports a strong economy, job creation, consumer safety and national security. The forum will offer a dynamic conversation on the future of infrastructure in America. Infrastructure dictates access to jobs, education, and health care; it can help alleviate or exacerbate rising inequality; it can help solve the affordable housing crisis; and it is key to how Americans experience climate change pressures.
The candidate forum will be open to the press. See additional details below.
Where: University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Student Union Center
4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Paradise, NV 89154
When: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Event begins: 2:00 PM PT
Doors for press: 12:00 PM PT
Credentials: Credentials must be requested in advance and cannot be guaranteed for every outlet due to space constraints. Please submit press credential requests to Abigail Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Host Committee: International Union of Operating Engineers; Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO; North America’s Building Trades Unions; Transport Workers Union of America; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Public Transportation Association; American Council of Engineering Companies; American Road and Transportation Builders Association; Value of Water Campaign; Association of Equipment Manufacturers; Airports Council International-North America; Build Together. This event is organized by United for Infrastructure.
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