Harry Pascal, Founder of the Progressive Turnout Project, has served as Treasurer and Senior Advisor to some of the most high-profile congressional campaigns in the country. After spending more than 35 years as a practicing CPA, Harry began working in progressive politics, bringing his expertise to help campaigns strategically budget and plan. Harry received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.S.T. from DePaul University.
Alex Morgan manages all aspects of Progressive Turnout Project’s on-the-ground organizing efforts, and served as National Field and Training Director in 2016. Alex started his organizing career as a volunteer for Jennifer Granholm’s 2002 campaign for Michigan Governor. Since then, he has overseen grassroots efforts for presidential, congressional, state, and local campaigns. Alex received his B.A. in Political Science from Kalamazoo College and his M.A. in Urban Education from Cardinal Stritch University.
Claire Rogerson is responsible for ensuring that our programs employ cutting-edge tactics and finding new ways to turn out voters. She is passionate about using data and analytics to improve the performance of progressive campaigns. Claire has worked on targeted voter outreach campaigns across the country and served most recently as Political Director on one of the nation’s most competitive congressional races. She received her B.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley.
Tracy Mayfield joins Progressive Turnout Project as a full-time Senior Advisor focusing on fundraising, political outreach, and local press. In 2015-16, she worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as a Regional Candidate Fundraising Director, helping top-tier races in the Midwest launch, staff up, and reach fundraising goals. Tracy has worked on the fundraising staff of four multi-million dollar campaigns and is an alumna of Nancy Kohn Consulting in Chicago. She graduated from Tufts University in 2009.
Brian Koppe has spent his career campaigning for Democrats and promoting progressive causes to ensure government represents the needs of all citizens. With nearly a decade of political experience, he has worked for the Illinois House Democratic Leadership and has held leadership roles in federal, state, and local campaigns. Before joining the Progressive Turnout Project, Brian established a record of success managing highly competitive campaigns for progressive and union-backed candidates in the Midwest. He received his B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University.
Connor Halline, a Chicago native, has worked on numerous environmental grassroots campaigns– from Atlanta to Beijing– conducting research, lobbying policymakers, and educating the public in order to ensure a more sustainable future. He joins PTP eager to break into the arena of national politics and make a significant impact in the make up of our Congressional legislature, which has continued to ignore the threat of Climate Change while preventing realistic solutions from being implemented. He received his B.A. in Environmental Science and International Studies from Emory University.
North Carolina State Director
Gina Cruz, an adopted North Carolinian, is passionate about empowering communities to organize and make long term systemic change. She started her organizing career as a fellow on Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign for Virginia Governor. Most recently, she has spent her time engaging North Carolinians in progressive political activism in both nonprofit and campaign settings. She received her B.A in Psychology and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from University of Richmond.
Western Regional Director
Samantha has over 15 years of organizing and advocacy experience, including managing issue, ballot initiative, and candidate campaigns across the country for a variety of nonprofits, labor unions, and consulting firms, as well as for local, state, and federal candidates in multiple battleground states. Samantha has a BA in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago and an MPA from New York University with a specialization in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy.
Northeast Regional Director
Jillian Matson spent the 2016 election cycle as an organizer traveling the country and working alongside volunteers to elect democrats up and down the ballot. She comes to Progressive Turnout Project with momentum from the presidential election and a passion for empowering progressives to create real change within their communities and beyond.
Southern Regional Director
As an experienced campaign staffer, consultant, radio personality and organizing trainer, Christopher Smith has managed and consulted numerous national, federal, state and local campaign operations. Most recently, he was the Deputy National Field Director for Senator Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign, where he was responsible for the Field and Political operations in all 50 states and US territories. He has also worked with some of the biggest campaigns in politics including Democratic Leader Senator Harry Reid, Senator Mary Landrieu, Congressman Sanford Bishop and Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Smith has also served in Gov. Phil Bredesen (TN) administration, served as Political Director for the Mississippi Democratic Party and worked for Service Employee’s International Union. Christopher Smith is a graduate of Tennessee State University.
Don Crampton, himself a volunteer, is responsible for coordinating the work of local PTP supporters who donate their time and energy implementing our in-house efforts to develop, sustain and enhance donor relationships and communication. He does so because of a fundamental belief in the power of every individual’s vote as well as the national promise of the progressive agenda. For more than 50 years he’s served as a precinct captain, pollster, congressional district campaign manager, candidate, local office holder and civic board member… all as a volunteer. It’s his privilege to support the work of PTP.
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