Labor mobilizing massive get out the vote drive for Obama
Now that registration drives are over, unions in Colorado and across the country are working to make sure that voters actually show up to the polls.
The AFL-CIO, a large coalition of labor groups, has announced what has been called the “largest ever union get-out-the-vote drive” in history.
Union members and their supporters — including a total of 250,000 volunteers — will operate in 20 presidential battleground states, including Colorado.
The volunteers have already made 70 million phone calls and knocked on 10 million doors for Obama, and higher totals are expected before Election Day.
On Thursday the Colorado AFL-CIO will also operate phone banks in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Unions members in the state are also planning to canvass in the same cities over the weekend.
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