Our Revolution, a progressive grassroots organization that originated from the 2016 presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, will hold a meeting on Feb. 16 to plan a large-scale voter mobilization effort ahead of Colorado's March 3 presidential primary election.
“Over the past year, in Colorado and across the nation, we’ve helped to elect nearly 250 candidates, pass local ordinances on affordable housing, the climate crisis and police accountability, and push a majority of congressional Democrats to sign onto Medicare for All,” said the group’s national executive director Joseph Geevarghese. “2020 is a must-win moment for our movement.”
The “Organize to Win Summit” will take place at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St #2821 in Denver at noon. Speakers will include Geevarghese, two national board members and former state Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton.
Our Revolution aspires to mobilize 20,000 supporters of Sanders for the primary. County clerks began sending ballots to voters this week. While the organization supports Medicare for All and the Green New Deal as matters of federal policy, the summit organizers wrote on Facebook that the Denver gathering will “define a progressive agenda at the local, state and national levels.”
That same day, Sanders will appear nearby at a rally in the Colorado Convention Center's Bellco Theater. In 2016, Sanders won the Colorado Democratic Party's presidential caucus, which voters have since replaced with a primary election.