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      Former Vice President Joe Biden Will Participate in “Moving America Forward” Forum This Sunday in Las Vegas; Co-Hosted by ASCE

      February 11, 2020

      Senator Klobuchar & Mayor Buttigieg already confirmed; Candidate Forum at UNLV on Feb. 16, 2020, 2:00 PM PT, to be moderated by The Wall Street Journal's Jerry Seib and Jeanne Cummings, broadcasted and livestreamed by C-SPAN

      LAS VEGAS, Nev.  - 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 Former Vice President Joe Biden will participate in the forum  at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) on Sunday, Feb. 16. Biden joins previously confirmed candidates U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Wall Street Journal  Executive Washington Editor Jerry Seib and Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Jeanne Cummings will moderate the groundbreaking forum, which will be live broadcast on C-SPAN and livestreamed on CSPAN.org.

      The bipartisan nonprofit group United for Infrastructure  has organized the "Moving America Forward"  presidential forum as 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 host committee includes 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. 

      The nation's infrastructure received a "D+" in ASCE's  2017 Infrastructure Report Card . The 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% of Americans believe should be a priority for the next administration. The forum will offer a dynamic conversation on the future of infrastructure, which dictates access to jobs, education and health care. Infrastructure can help alleviate or exacerbate rising inequality and help solve the affordable housing crisis. It impacts how Americans cope with and 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. Pleasesubmit press credential requests to Abigail Gardner as soon as possible.

      Note:  Credentials are for working press ONLY . Ticketing for guests wishing to attend the event is done through a separate process. Please email info@infrastructureforum.org  if you'd like to request tickets attend as an audience member.

      Host Committee

      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. This event is organized by United for Infrastructure.

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      More information about the forum and United for Infrastructure is available at https://infrastructureforum.org/              

      ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

      Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation's infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency. For more information, visitwww.asce.org   or www.infrastructurereportcard.org and follow us on Twitter, @ASCETweets and @ASCEGovRel.

       

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