DENVER—Six weeks after trying to save two Democratic legislators from recall, President Obama’s Organizing for Action is back in Colorado to stump for Amendment 66.
Organizing for Action, previously known as Obama for America, sent out emails to supporters Friday asking them to vote in favor of the proposed $950 million income-tax increase for K-12 education, calling it “a chance to improve education in our state.”
“This reform is so forward thinking that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, ‘If the voters pass Amendment 66, Colorado will become the educational model for every other state to follow,’” said Justin Steele, OFA-Colorado state coordinator, in the email.
In September, Organizing for Action sent hundreds of volunteers to knock on doors in Colorado Springs in an effort to get out the vote for Senate President John Morse. Despite those efforts, Morse was defeated in the recall election.
OFA-Colorado’s purpose is to “bring the tools, knowledge, networks, and volunteers from the campaign to the fight to enact the President’s agenda,” according to its Facebook page.
The group’s Facebook page and email also give three-step, illustrated instructions on how to vote in the Nov. 5 election, including “vote yes on Amendment 66” and “mail ballot with 2 stamps by Nov. 2.”
The push by OFA comes as the campaign ramps up for its crucial final days. Despite a deluge of television and radio advertising by the pro-Amendment 66 committee, a Magellan Strategies poll released Sept. 20 found the ballot question losing by 38 to 44 percent, with 18 percent undecided.