“Infrastructure Week” is now United for Infrastructure
In its eighth year, the official national advocacy week changes its name to United for Infrastructure
March 11, 2020 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the organization that has hosted Infrastructure Week for the past seven years announced it has officially changed the name of the advocacy week this year to United for Infrastructure 2020: A Week to Champion America’s Infrastructure. The national week raises awareness about our nation’s roads, rails, pipes and ports and airports, and more, and will be on May 11-18 this year. The nonpartisan nonprofit that organizes the week has also renamed itself United for Infrastructure.
The steering committee of United for Infrastructure 2020 will include the same national organizations as past years: AFL-CIO, US Chamber of Commerce, American Society of Civil Engineers, Brookings: Metropolitan Policy Program, Building America’s Future, Business Roundtable, National Association of Manufacturers, and the Value of Water Campaign. More than 500 organizations participated and drove tens of millions of social media impressions for Infrastructure Week in 2019. 2020 is the eighth year of the national education and advocacy week, and we are planning a major engagement and advocacy push for May 11-18.
Zach Schafer, CEO of United for Infrastructure, says: “After seven successful years of Infrastructure Week, we felt that a new name would reflect what the week and the organization has become: United for Infrastructure. We’re proud of the partnerships we’ve built, from labor and business to all modes of transportation and sectors of the economy in Washington, D.C. and around the country. The dynamic partnerships and engagement from so many organizations and people in support of our nation’s infrastructure inspired the new name. The name United for Infrastructure celebrates who we are and what we do.”
Besides hosting the annual week of education and advocacy events, United for Infrastructure recently hosted the first-ever presidential candidate forum on infrastructure issues, Moving America Forward. Held Feb. 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the candidate forum featured candidates Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer. Jerry Seib and Jeanne Cummings of The Wall Street Journal moderated the event, and C-SPAN had a live broadcast on television and livestreamed the forum online. You can watch the forum in its entirety.