Scenes From The AFSCME Forum On Public Service

HuffPost's Amanda Terkel and the Nevada Independent's Jon Ralston at the AFSCME Forum on Public Service on Saturday in Las Ve


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HuffPost’s Amanda Terkel and the Nevada Independent’s Jon Ralston at the AFSCME Forum on Public Service on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Nineteen Democratic presidential candidates came to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Forum on Public Service at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Saturday to present their platforms on unions and other issues in the 2020 presidential race.

The forum was moderated by HuffPost’s Amanda Terkel and the Nevada Independent’s Jon Ralston. 

Check out images from the forum at the union gathering and also behind the scenes. 

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts backstage at the forum.
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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts backstage at the forum.
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  • Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro speaks at the forum.
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    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro speaks at the forum.
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  • Former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to the forum.
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    Former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to the forum.
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden answers a question from the forum moderators.
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    Former Vice President Joe Biden answers a question from the forum moderators.
  • Biden rocks socks in a dog pattern.
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    Biden rocks socks in a dog pattern.
  • Backstage, Biden greets Cam, the son of one of his rivals in the Democratic presidential race, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.
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    Backstage, Biden greets Cam, the son of one of his rivals in the Democratic presidential race, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.
  • Former Rep. Beto O' Rourke of Texas speaks during the forum.
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    Former Rep. Beto O’ Rourke of Texas speaks during the forum.
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  • An AFSCME union member asks a question at the forum.
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    An AFSCME union member asks a question at the forum.
  • Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland speaks.
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    Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland speaks.
  • Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado during the forum.
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    Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado during the forum.
  • Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey answering a question.
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    Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey answering a question.
  • AFSCME President Lee Saunders speaks with Booker backstage.
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    AFSCME President Lee Saunders speaks with Booker backstage.
  • Marianne Williamson speaks with the press backstage at the forum.
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    Marianne Williamson speaks with the press backstage at the forum.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) addresses issues during the Las Vegas forum.
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    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) addresses issues during the Las Vegas forum.
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  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota speaks during the forum.
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    Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota speaks during the forum.
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  • Klobuchar with moderators Terkel, Washington bureau chief of HuffPost, and Ralston, editor of The Nevada Independent.
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    Klobuchar with moderators Terkel, Washington bureau chief of HuffPost, and Ralston, editor of The Nevada Independent.
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during the forum.
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    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during the forum.
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii speaks.
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    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii speaks.
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  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at the forum.
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    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at the forum.
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  • Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio speaks.
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    Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio speaks.
  • Sen. Kamala Harris of California greets Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio backstage.
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    Sen. Kamala Harris of California greets Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio backstage.
  • Sen. Kamala Harris of California gets a question from Terkel.
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    Sen. Kamala Harris of California gets a question from Terkel.

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