For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Tracy Mayfield
April 10, 2017
PROGRESSIVE TURNOUT PROJECT RAISES NEARLY $2 MILLION FROM 60,000 SUPPORTERS IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2017
Funded by more than 60,000 energized grassroots supporters, Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) raised $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2017.
During this time, the organization’s low-dollar base of donors rapidly expanded—more than half of the contributors were new donors. The average contribution to PTP is $13 so far this year.
The strong first quarter fundraising total is currently funding field staff on the ground in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, Montana’s At-Large Congressional District, and Virginia’s House of Delegate races. This staff is having one-on-one conversations with Democratic voters with the goal of getting inconsistent Democrats to commit to vote in these respective critical off-year elections.
“Our supporters are more engaged than ever before,” said Senior Advisor Tracy Mayfield. “The outpouring of enthusiasm from Democrats ready to fight back against Donald Trump is helping us put staff on the ground in pivotal races.”
To work with its passionate supporters who want to get more directly involved in the political process, PTP launched its Community Action Network (PTP-CAN) last month. Regional Field Directors throughout the country are working with supporters to highlight damage being done by the Republican agenda. Activists can also use PTP-CAN’s web platform at www.turnoutaction.org to locate battleground chapters near their home and helpful tools to interact with elected officials.
Since launching in late 2015, Progressive Turnout Project has raised more than $7 million from 126,000 donors to fund voter turnout projects throughout the country. The organization designs, executes, and tests unique voter outreach programs.
Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots Political Action Committee (PAC) with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. They design, test, and execute specialized voter turnout programs targeting sporadic Democratic voters in the most competitive districts in the country. In the 2016 cycle, they raised more than $5 million from over 93,000 donors and participated in 19 congressional races.