For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Tracy Mayfield
July 11, 2017
PROGRESSIVE TURNOUT PROJECT RAISES $1.85 MILLION IN 2ND QUARTER OF 2017, HAS RAISED $3.7 MILLION FOR YEAR
CHICAGO – Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) raised $1.85 million in the second quarter, putting the national Democratic organization at $3.7 million raised in 2017.
More than 85,000 small-dollar donors have contributed to the organization this year, and the group’s average contribution is $13.50.
“Our grassroots supporters have shown a steady and relentless enthusiasm to combat President Trump. Their support will fund PTP field staff on the ground in more districts than ever before, which will lead to more Democrats showing up to vote in November 2018” said Senior Advisor Tracy Mayfield.
Since launching in late 2015, Progressive Turnout Project has designed, tested, and executed field programs to get Democrats to vote in targeted congressional races nationwide.
Last month, the group launched its first state legislative program, investing $600,000 in a 25-person field staff in ten Republican-held competitive Virginia House of Delegate seats.
So far in 2017, the group has funded field staff in special elections in Montana’s At-Large Congressional District and Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. They also ran a text message program in South Carolina’s 5th District to get Democrats to vote in the special election.
Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots Political Action Committee (PAC) with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive districts in the country. In the 2016 cycle, the group raised more than $5 million from more than 93,000 donors and ran programs in 19 congressional races.