Sam Waterston Climate Protest

Actor Sam Waterston, from right, marches with Jane Fonda during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 18, 2019.

Actor and environmental activist Sam Waterston will campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg in Colorado on Sunday, the former New York mayor's campaign said.

Waterston, who portrayed prosecutor Jack McCoy on NBC's "Law & Order" for 16 seasons, plans to be on hand at events marking the opening of campaign field offices in Aurora and Colorado Springs.

Bloomberg's campaign has been on a hiring spree and is opening nine field offices across Colorado ahead of the state's presidential primary on March 3, dubbed "Super Tuesday" because 14 states and territories vote the same day.

The billionaire, who is self-funding his presidential campaign, announced earlier this week plans to double his already massive spending on advertising and staff in states including Colorado that start voting in March, after the first four primary and caucus states weigh in this month.

Ballots in Colorado's all-mail election start going out to registered voters on Monday. For the first time, the state's unaffiliated voters will be able to cast ballots in either the Democratic or Republican presidential primaries.

Waterston is scheduled to appear at noon Sunday to open the Aurora office, at 14046 E. Mississippi Ave. Later that afternoon, he'll be at the Colorado Springs office opening at 3 p.m. at 115 N. Tejon St. 

Nominated for an Academy Award for his role in 1984's "The Killing Fields," Waterston currently stars with Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen in the Netflix series "Grace & Frankie."

Waterston is on the board of Oceana, a nonprofit devoted to protecting the oceans. He was arrested in October and again in January at climate protests organized by Fonda in Washington, D.C. 

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