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UNE in Colorado Hosts Organizing Blitz with Make the Road Nevada

During the first week of September, CPD’S Canvass for Power program worked with Colorado affiliate United for a New Economy (UNE) to organize and expand their base through several intensive days of door-to-door meetings in Denver. As part of the Canvass for Power program, four Make the Road Nevada staff members traveled to Denver to support UNE’s efforts to build campaigns and chapters in Westminster and Commerce City, and help increase the number of community members reached through door-knocking. 

UNE members are focused on holding landlords accountable for affordable housing, as well as fighting for paid family leave. This work is key in Westminster, which is represented by a moderate who needs to hear the progressive voices that UNE's hard work amplifies. CPD's Canvass for Power staff supported the training and organizing blitz. The team set outreach goals and scheduled follow-up calls according to a rigorous set of metrics. 

In total, the group knocked on 1,744 doors, had 416 conversations, received 223 petition signatures, canvassed 49 small businesses and spoke with 36 small business owners. Organizers from UNE will follow up with their contacts in the hopes of bringing in new supporters with dues-paying memberships. This is one of more than a dozen organizing blitzes that CPD has held across the country since 2016 to build critical power in key states.