Hey, Candidates: What about infrastructure???
October 8, 2016
No matter who you plan on voting for, it’s important that voters get a chance to hear about how presidential candidates would deal with country’s problems if they were elected to the White House.
Unfortunately, the first debate was light on substance about one critical issue: infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates there is a $3.6 trillion backlog in transportation infrastructure project needs, for both state-of-good-repair (SOGR) and expanded capacity. Transit alone faces an $86 billion shortfall in SOGR funding for upgrades to aging legacy systems.
While scandals have dominated recent media coverage, there’s still a chance to ensure that the candidates are asked the important questions. Sunday’s "own hall debate will feature questions selected from the internet by ABC and CNN moderators. If we can get an infrastructure question into the Top 30 on the Open Debate Coalition, there’s a good chance moderators will select it!
The debate will be held Sunday, Oct. 9, at 9pm EDT, so don’t delay.
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You can also use these hashtags, paired with #Debates2016, to raise awareness about this issue among the public and the campaigns:
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