About Us

Our Team

Harry Pascal

Founder

Harry Pascal, Founder of 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 fully support robust voter turnout programs. Harry received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.S.T. from DePaul University.

Alex Morgan

Executive Director

For 20 years, Alex Morgan has been rallying Democrats to vote, leading grassroots efforts for presidential, state, and local campaigns. In 2015, he partnered with Harry Pascal to launch Progressive Turnout Project and invest in innovative voter turnout initiatives. Under Alex’s leadership, PTP has hired and trained more than 2,000 field staff who have made more than 59 million voter contact attempts. He won’t stop until every eligible Democrat is empowered to exercise their right to vote.

Anna McGreal

Chief Operating Officer

Anna McGreal manages the day-to-day efforts of Progressive Turnout Project’s various departments. Anna started in politics as a congressional fellow in 2014, quickly becoming a Field Organizer and later moving on to work in Chicago’s aldermanic races. In 2018, she joined PTP as a Regional Director, returning to politics after 3 years of learning project management at Epic Systems. Anna received her B.A. in Environmental Anthropology from North Central College.

Colleen Martin

Chief Political Officer

Colleen Martin oversees all aspects of Progressive Turnout Project’s political programming, and is a co-founder of PTP’s Stop Republicans initiative. She got her start in Democratic politics as an intern for Senator Dick Durbin and has since worked her way up to managing and advising high profile campaigns and influencers across the country. Colleen received her B.A. in Political Science from Baylor University, winners of the 2021 Men’s NCAA Championship (Sic ‘Em Bears).

Allison

National Distributed Organizing Director

Allison is excited to launch our innovative Distributed Organizing pilot program nationwide in 2022. Her political career began on the 2010 Delaware Democratic campaigns for Sen. Coons and Rep. Carney. Back home in NJ, she has served as the elected Committeewoman for her district, Jersey City Deputy Chief of Staff and most recently the Director of Public Works. Allison received her B.A. from the University of Delaware.

Anthony

Device and Account Security Specialist

As our Device and Account Security Specialist, Anthony ensures all members of the team are up to date with the latest and greatest security and tech protocols. He has been committed to helping elect Democrats since 2015 by volunteering on campaigns, canvassing and phone banking. Anthony is an ASU alumni with a B.S. in Political Science.

Amber

GA Relational Organizing Director

Amber is a native Memphian and a graduate of Hodges University with a Master of Legal Studies degree, Summa Cum Laude. She has several years of experience as a political organizer, most recently working on the Senate runoff in Georgia and a County Executive race in Maryland. She is a nationally known political strategist, activist, organizer, and speech writer who enjoys using her voice and platform to inspire her peers and the next generation. 

Arina

Compliance Assistant

Arina became passionate about politics and liberation work as a teen after she immigrated to the U.S. in her early years. She began working at Progressive Turnout Project as an intern during the 2020 General Election under their phone banking campaign to reach Democratic voters all over the country. Now, Arina assists the Compliance Manager with processing monthly reports and donor contributions.

Belle

Digital Producer

Belle is a creative storyteller with a designer’s eye, who helps showcase our work by producing content to tell the story of who we are and what we do. Prior to joining PTP, she worked as a freelance graphic designer for women of color in entrepreneurship. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Fashion Media and Journalism.

Benno

Deputy Data Director of Experimentation

Benno applies his mathematical modeling and data analysis experience to assist the progressive field organizers at PTP.  Prior to working at PTP, he volunteered for many local and national progressive campaigns while also completing his PhD in applied mathematics at Princeton University and working as a data scientist for clinical trials. Benno currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Cindy

Grassroots Engagement Director

Cindy coordinates messaging and content to mobilize our supporters and ensure a strong brand voice. After a long private-sector career in marketing and public relations for Nike and other brands and projects, she is honored to join the fight to restore our democracy. Cindy earned a degree from Northwestern University and along with her husband is raising three progressive activists in the Chicago suburbs.
 

Clare

Human Resources Assistant

Clare’s love of community building and progressive politics brought her to Progressive Turnout Project, where she supports the HR team in ensuring pay and benefits for our staff. She has lived in France and, most recently, Ireland, and is eager to delve back into American politics. Clare graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in the Program of Liberal Studies.

Dori

Compliance Manager

Dori returned home to the Midwest after completing her degree in sunny Florida. Before joining Progressive Turnout Project as our Compliance Manager — dealing with all things related to the FEC — she crunched numbers and built relationships in several respected, boutique environments. Dori’s dogs are a welcome addition to any PTP video meetings they choose to attend.

Emily

Grassroots Grant Manager

Emily runs our Turnout Grants Program. Her passion for voter and civic engagement began in 2017, when she developed and managed the K Votes program for Kalamazoo College. She is excited to continue working in voter turnout, partnering with grassroots organizations across the country. Emily received her BA in Political Science, Public Policy, and Global Health from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

Emily

Payroll and Benefits Manager

Emily ensures that Progressive Turnout Project staff from coast to coast are paid and supported with benefits. She joined PTP with prior HR experience in global and local non-profit organizations. Beyond work, she can be found enjoying Lake Michigan or learning how to grow things. Emily is an alumna of Kalamazoo College and Iliff School of Theology.

Erin

TX & NV Fellows Program Coordinator

Erin is a proud Chicana and dedicated organizer with a background in progressive electoral work and youth civics. She co-founded and works at Rhizome, a non-profit which trains students to build power. As an alum of the James Lawson Institute and a Fellow with the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, she is deeply passionate about strategic nonviolence and social impact work.

George

Digital Strategist

George manages our online presence, showcasing and supporting our work with things like voter portals, social media, and the occasional animated gif. He worked to turn out voters in Virginia’s 2017 elections and in Illinois’s most competitive Congressional races in 2018. George earned his B.A. from Brown University in Rhode Island, lives in Chicago, and misses DC’s free art museums.
 

India

Talent Manager

India’s background includes administrative, executive, and office management support and recruiting in the private and nonprofit sectors. She is a trusted leader, managing efficient processes and practices through empowerment and belonging. India is thrilled to join PTP where she will support our talent initiatives. India holds a B.A. from Salisbury University and holds a MPA from the University of Baltimore.

John

Data & Analytics Director

John first started working in politics in high school, serving as an organizing fellow for then-Senator Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. After attending Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, John transitioned to the data and analytics space in 2014 and has since worked on a number of progressive campaigns across the country, including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton’s presidential bids.
 

Julio

Western Fellows Program Manager

Julio got his start in politics as a Field Representative with PTP in 2016. In addition to learning the importance of personal conversations with voters, he experienced first-hand the profound impact of being supported along the way. This positive campaign work culture is what inspires Julio to continue in this work environment as the Western Fellows Program Manager for the 2022 Campaign Fellows Program.

Kelly

HR & Payroll Specialist

Kelly supports the HR team as the HR and Payroll Specialist. She brings to Progressive Turnout Project her passion for politics as well as prior non-profit human resources experience. At home in Southern California, she enjoys being involved with her local community as well as spending time at the beach and hiking with her family.

Keovan

Technology Support Coordinator

Keovan is passionate, driven by technology, and has more than eight years of experience in the IT field with multiple certifications. He studied exercise science at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Keovan will oversee all aspects of technology and application management, system configuration, and user implementation for all Distributed and Relational program staff.

Kevin

ATS Administrator

Kevin’s background includes being an educator in the non-profit sector and working in operations with tech-focused companies. He now works with PTP’s HR team and Hiring Managers to help make the recruiting experience the best it can be. Kevin is an alum of SUNY Binghamton and is a long-time (suffering) Mets fan.

Kristen

Alumni Engagement Manager

Two years of service with AmeriCorps, 11 years of teaching and counseling, and organizing with PTP in WI-01 have instilled in Kristen a love of helping others access resources that will empower them and their communities. As Alumni Engagement Manager, she aims to similarly support former PTP employees. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Krystan

GA Interviewing Coordinator

Krystan’s background includes human resources and volunteer management for private and public organizations. She is passionate about social equity and committed to leveling the playing field. During college she volunteered as a tutor for the America Reads program, providing tutoring to students in underserved communities. She has a B.S in Sociology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a M.S. in Human Resources from DePaul University.

Lucas

GA Distributed Organizing Director

Lucas is a Columbus, Georgia native and a 2006 graduate of Shaw High School. He graduated from Florida A&M University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law. As a college student, he became a leader in student engagement and activism on campus, which later turned into a career working for various causes and campaigns.

Luke

AZ Onboarding Coordinator

Luke’s interest in politics and activism began during college when he helped jumpstart the College Democrats chapter at Birmingham-Southern College, his alma mater. Since graduating, he has dedicated his career to organizing for progressive policies and democratic campaigns. He’s excited to join the operations side of campaigning and is looking forward to creating smooth systems for Democratic activists in Arizona.

Mason

Supporter Engagement Specialist

Mason has worked as an organizer on progressive campaigns in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Utah since they graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2018. Now, Mason is thrilled to be back home in Chicago working with PTP on anything and everything related to communicating with our supporters, donors, and volunteers.

Matt

Wisc. Distributed organizing pilot director

Matt has been working in Democratic politics for seven years, where he has served on senior state leadership teams for presidential campaigns and national PACs, and managed top-targeted legislative races across the country. He is excited to join Progressive Turnout Project as the Wisconsin Distributed Organizing Director to continue to fight for working-class families and Democratic values.

Melissa

Relational Organizing Director

Melissa began organizing on President Obama’s reelection campaign. Since then, she has worked on over a dozen campaigns in various leadership roles. Melissa is excited to launch an innovative PTP pilot program in her beloved Commonwealth of Virginia. She received her B.A. in Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Mickey

NC Interviewing Coordinator

Mickey is a South Carolina native and a graduate of Valparaiso University. During his career Mickey has worked to advance the rights of the marginalized and help those in need get the resources they can. Before joining Progressive Turnout Project Mickey worked in Field, Operations, and Fundraising for campaigns and organizations such as Arena, Jaime Harrison’s 2020 Senate Campaign, and more.

Quinton

WI & OH Relational organizing Director

Quinton has organized in six states across five election cycles. His passion for community building and empowering underserved communities fuels his belief in paid relational organizing as the future of campaigns. In his free time, Quinton is walking his beagle, hiking or watching the Seattle Mariners. He is a proud graduate of Washington State University.

Rebecca

Human Resources Director

Rebecca’s background includes corporate HR and nonprofit leadership roles.  Most recently, she put those two skill sets together helping newly arrived immigrants and refugees enter the U.S. professional workforce. After years of volunteering as a canvasser for democratic campaigns, Rebecca is thrilled to join PTP. She received her B.S. in Human Resources from Ohio State University.

Reid

Postcard Program Director

Reid co-founded Postcards to Swing States as a volunteer in 2019. With the help of PTP, the program’s volunteers wrote 21 million postcards to voters in 2020. Postcards to Swing States became part of PTP in 2021, and Reid left a career in corporate operations management to direct the program full time. Reid earned a BA in English and Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Rosario

AZ Regional Organizing Director

Rosario serves as our Arizona Regional Organizing Director. They are a formerly undocumented poultry plant worker born in Mexico to two USA migrant farmworkers. Rosario is a chicanx poet, nationally-recognized public speaker/academic debater, and Southern politico who has run for local office twice. When not working, Rosario likes to spend time with their four children, their partner, and houseplants.

Sabrina

Deputy Data Director

Sabrina got started in progressive politics as a volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Before coming to PTP, they served as the Data and Content Manager at BallotReady. Sabrina enjoys biking around Chicago, shooting film photography, and listening to shoegaze. Sabrina received their B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago.

Sarah

Deputy Data Director of Engineering

Sarah automates data pipelines and processes to support the Relational and Distributed Organizing Programs. She is passionate about using data and technology to create a healthier, progressive, and inclusive future for all. She holds a B.S. in statistics and public health from Brown University and enjoys gardening, fiber arts, and hiking in her free time.

Shaynna

Deputy Distributed Organizing Director

Shaynna began organizing with the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016. Since then, she has worked on over a dozen campaigns in various leadership roles.  Shaynna is a trusted leader and is very passionate about serving her community in any capacity possible.  She received her B.A. in Political Science from Delaware State University.   

Sophia

Technology Logistics Manager

Sophia oversees the Field program’s technology resources. Their passion for politics was sparked in high school when they volunteered for the Obama campaign. Sophia received their B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, where they co-founded a political literacy nonprofit as part of their Senior Capstone.

Tyrone

Regional volunteer coordinator

Tyrone began his career in politics as a volunteer on Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign. After attending Kansas State University, he continued growing his passion for civic engagement on the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign. Since then, he has consistently fought for progressive candidates. He plans to bring his talents to PTP to support all races for the 2022 Midterms.

Will

Cybersecurity Manager

Will learned the value of face-to-face conversations and direct voter contact in 2014, while working as an organizer for Brad Schneider’s re-election campaign in IL-10. After honing his customer service and writing skills the past few years, he’s energized to manage our cybersecurity, supporting team members in keeping all aspects of our work secure.

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