Iowa: Worst Bridges In The United States
Where Are 2020 Candidates’ Plans to Fix Problem?
Des Moines, IA – As part of a paid communications program ahead of the Iowa Caucuses, ReBuild USA today launched a six-week radio, digital and billboard ad campaign across Iowa highlighting the extreme public safety danger caused by Washington’s failure to enact a federal infrastructure package.
“Iowa has the worst bridges in America,” said Lori D’Orazio, National Political Director at ReBuild USA. “As a consequence, the ‘most structurally deficient bridges in the United States’ pose daily safety and transportation risks to Iowans and the 2020 Presidential candidates, campaign staff, and reporters traveling across the state. Over the next six weeks, ReBuild USA will be raising awareness about this problem to find out from the candidates what’s their plan to fix it.”
Fix our crumbling infrastructure — Before it’s too late
“As we await the State of the Union this evening, ReBuild USA and its 400,000 activists are hopeful that leaders in Washington, DC will finally take action with a true bipartisan effort to fix our nation’s crumbling infrastructure,” says Lori D’Orazio, National Political Director of ReBuild USA. “Americans are in danger because of crumbling roads, deficient bridges, failing water and energy systems, dilapidated schools and airports that need structural modernization, and an out-of-date electrical grid. We urge all our elected leaders in Washington to support a plan that is broad, robust, sustainable, efficient, and includes safety standards for our workers and make infrastructure a real priority this year — before it is too late.”
It’s time to REBUILD the US. It’s time to VOTE.
Washington, DC – Tomorrow is Election Day. For years we have heard promises from Democrats and Republicans alike to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure. Yet, no action. Now we have a chance to hold these politicians accountable and vote for those who pledge to rebuild America.
Just last week, testing revealed that more of America’s cities and towns are facing high, unsafe levels of lead in our water systems, putting our children and families in danger. What’s next? It’s no question: our communities need leaders who will rebuild our communities, and invest in US.
Bipartisan Call to ReBuild the USA Grows in Final Days of Campaign
Across the country, candidates for United States Senate and House of Representatives are signing ReBuild USA’s Infrastructure Pledge, which affirms: “If elected to Congress in 2018, I pledge to support a $1 trillion federal infrastructure package that is broad in scope, robust in funding, sustainable for future generations, efficient in design, and that has worker standards to ensure we rebuild America and empower communities across the country.”
According to results of a recent poll, 78 percent of voters nationwide agree that America’s infrastructure is in poor condition and in need of repair. The poll results also show that 75 percent of voters are concerned by news reports that hostile foreign governments have hacked into the systems that control U.S. electric power.
ReBuild USA State of Infrastructure Report
ReBuild USA has released its report on The State of Infrastructure, and five principles for Congress as it considers an infrastructure bill. Read the full report and principles below.
- BROAD: Modernize all aspects of America’s aging infrastructure to keep our communities safe and thriving, spur economic growth, and invest and grow the middle class.
- ROBUST: Include robust federal investment that will meet our pressing infrastructure needs and lay a foundation for growth.
- STANDARDS: Ensure the safety of all communities by promoting and preserving hiring and procurement standards that maximize community investments, create construction career pathways for underserved communities, and ensure the safest, most productive and optimally trained pool of workers to rebuild our country.