Infrastructure Week 2016 Showed Why #InfrastructureMatters
Infrastructure Week 2016 began across the nation on May 16th and continued to run through May 23rd. This national, annual week of events helped to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting all Americans.
There were multiple ways to get involved this year from planning an event to writing to Congress, writing an op-ed, hosting a field trip, and much, much more. This was also a great opportunity to engage the next generation.
On May 16th, WEF Members attended a kick-off event on Monday morning which included equal or superior focus on water infrastructure vs. other kinds of infrastructure. May 18th was Infrastructure Advocacy Day and Building America’s Future Co-Chair Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) started the day by pointing out the high percentage of state initiatives to improve infrastructure that are approved by voters.
The briefing included remarks from all four of Infrastructure Week’s Congressional Co-Chairs: Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), Rep. Garett Graves (R-LA), and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY). Each Member of Congress took a few minutes to talk about why #InfrastructureMatters and highlighted the important work Infrastructure Week and its participants are doing.
The theme for 2016 was "Infrastructure Matters." PNCWA tweeted why #InfrastrucureMatters to us, and we hope you did too!