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. 

Andrew

NV/NH Onboarding Coordinator

A former educator and Rotary Ambassador Scholar, Andrew has worked on numerous political campaigns across the country from local to congressional campaigns. He has served at the White House under President Obama and the U.S. Department of State overseas in the Madrid Embassy. Andrew recently worked in Arizona during the 2020 election and worked hard with other Democrats to turn Arizona blue.

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.

Brad

Eastern & Federal Fellows program Manager

Brad coordinated our pilot Legislative Turnout Fellows program in his home state of New Jersey in 2021. In the 2022 cycle, he is managing our expanded Legislative Fellows program for the Eastern region, as well as our Federal Fellows program. A veteran teacher, trainer, and Field Organizer, Brad is excited to help develop the emerging organizers who will shape the next generation of Democratic campaigns.

Caitlin

Postcard Program Organizer

Caitlin joined PTP in 2020 as part of the postcards program. She also works in Chicago’s theatre scene as a costume, puppet, and scenic designer. The pandemic led Caitlin to pursue her interest in activism, and she is happy to continue her work with PTP. She earned her BFA in Theatre Design Technology at the University at Buffalo, and her MFA in Stage Design at Northwestern University.

Camilla

Midwest Fellows Program Manager

Camilla manages our expanded Legislative Campaign Fellows Program in the Midwestern region.  Before joining PTP, Camilla served as the Program Director for Rep. Jamie Raskin’s Democracy Summer Fellowship Program and has organized in states across the country. Camilla received her BA in International Relations and Modern History from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
 

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.

Dylan

AZ Interviewing Coordinator

Dylan ventured into political organizing in 2018 as a means to fight back against Republicans’ relentless attacks against the transgender community, of which he is an advocate and member. Dylan is a Washington State Democrats alum and a PTP alum three times over. Dylan is an avid gamer and a proud dog Dad to a rescue Chihuahua named, Kaldr.

Emani

NV Distributed Organizing Director

With a background in media and government, Emani is a former PTP field representative who is honored to be back for another election cycle as Nevada’s Distributed Organizing Director. Given the political climate of her parents native countries, early on Emani’s interpretation of democracy began with foreign actors and world history. If she’s not rallying progressives to the polls, you can find her advocating for domestic human security through research, direct aid and collective action.

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.

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.
 

Heather

PA Onboarding Coordinator

Heather first became involved in politics volunteering with the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign and continues to be an active volunteer within her community supporting food security efforts. She brings to PTP her passion for meaningful community engagement and prior onboarding experience for field operations in the public sector. She earned her B.S. in engineering from Bradley University.

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.

Jason

Legislative Political Coordinator

Jason coordinates PTP’s support for state legislatures and statewide officials in the West. He brings experience working at the federal, state, and local levels of campaigns, legislatures, and non-profit advocacy. Jason is originally from Boston, attended the University of Cincinnati, and received his Master’s in Government from Johns Hopkins University.

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.

Kemp

Wisconsin Interviewing Coordinator

Kemp recently left behind a career in the corporate world to fight for a better future for his young son. As a State Interviewing Coordinator for Wisconsin, Kemp will help the Progressive Turnout Project field team find the passionate people who will help rally Democrats to vote.

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

Fellows Program Director

Kevin got his start in politics as a volunteer on President Obama’s reelection campaign and a field intern for Rep. Dan Kildee in 2012. At PTP, Kevin is responsible for directing the Fellows Program to help support state legislative and federal campaigns in target states. He received a B.S. in Philosophy and English Literature from the University of Michigan.

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.

Lily

Legislative Political Coordinator

Lily is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied Political Science and Journalism. She has worked with the Minnesota-Biden Coordinated Campaign, where she was in charge of faith-based organizing, and for Rep. Angie Craig’s office, speaking with a diverse array of people and showing them how government can improve their lives.

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.

Martin

PA Fellows Coordinator

Martin approaches his political work fueled by his experiences getting to know those who have been most failed by our society. He has worked with unhoused communities, those living on Death Row, and students in an under-resourced school district. In addition to political work, he is an artist and documentary filmmaker.

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.

Michelle

Postcard Program Organizer

Michelle joined PTP as part of the Postcards to Swing States team, based in Illinois, in 2022. Her activism began as a flight attendant and union rep with the Transport Workers Union. Beyond PTP, Michelle is a volunteer canvasser with local campaigns in her Chicago suburb, helps take care of her grandpup and plays Catan with her family regularly.

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.

Mike

Federal Political Director

Mike manages PTP’s outreach to federal campaigns. He fell in love with campaign work after joining President Obama’s campaign in St. Louis, MO. He’s worked in senior leadership roles for state, federal, and presidential campaigns. Mike received degrees from Auburn University, the University of Colorado in Boulder, and Saint Louis University.

Miracle

Georgia Fellows Coordinator

Miracle is a staunch progressive who believes that training the next generation of organizers is critical to the continued success of Democrats across the nation. Having directed field operations in NH, SC, WI, and IL for Sen. Sanders, and MT, KS, AL for Progressive Turnout Project, Miracle has worked across the country. He enjoys spending time with his daughter and wife, either reading books or ballroom dancing.

Mziyanda

NH Interviewing Coordinator

Mzi got his start in politics in 2018 with PTP. As part of an amazing team, he helped flip Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. Since that profound experience, he has volunteered with several DC GOTV organizations. Mzi is excited to rejoin PTP as the New Hampshire State Interviewing Coordinator. He earned a degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri.

Nate

Federal Fellows Coordinator

Nate coordinates the training of fellows on Congressional races across the U.S. Since 2014, they have worked as an organizer and consulted for a number of campaigns on outreach and turnout best practices. Nate received an MA in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in 2013 and completed an MS in Instruction and Curriculum at the UW-Madison in 2020. They believe in making tiny changes to Earth, one conversation at a time.

Nation

NV Relational Organizing Director

Nation has organized successful field programs all over the country, from rural Montana to the bustling streets of Philadelphia. He is passionate about music, history, and community organizing. He is a scientist by education, earning his bachelor’s in biology/pre-med from Northwest University, and spends his free time listening to music, studying history, and serving as Dungeon Master for various D&D groups.

Paul

AZ Distributed Organizing Director

Paul began organizing at an early age, always curious about the movers and shakers in his community. He has been organizing and managing campaigns at all levels, working in 27 states over the past 20 years. Paul is constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve operations and processes while uplifting the most vulnerable in our communities. He is an OFA, Biden/Harris, NDTC, and PTP Alum; an avid outdoor enthusiast, triathlete, and singer/songwriter.

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.

Rachel

National Onboarding Manager

Rachel has been involved in progressive activism and mission-driven entrepreneurship for over 25 years. A strategic systems thinker and operations leader with the heart of a former psychotherapist, she is passionate about the intersection of organizational effectiveness and sustainable, empowered changemaking. Rachel is a proud alum of the Georgia Dems’ Senate runoffs cure canvass team, and excited to create a seamless onboarding experience for our field team this fall.

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.

Sammantha

Legislative Political Coordinator

Sammantha began her career in politics as an intern for her hometown Congressman, Rep. James Oberstar (MN-08). Since graduating from American University, she has worked at the DCCC, the Texas Democratic Party, NextGen America, and eStreet Consulting Group. She oversees PTP’s support for state committees and legislators in the Midwest.

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.

Sasha

National Recruitment Manager

Sasha recruits candidates for our Distributed and Relational Organizing programs. She most recently was a writer for the 2020 Biden-Harris Digital Correspondence Team. She launched social media accounts in support of the 2020 Democratic races. Sasha received her BSBA from the University of San Francisco and a Masters in Political Management from George Washington University.

Seneca

Technical support coordinator

A veteran of local races and issue campaigns surrounding criminal justice reform, Seneca has been organizing in Austin since 2014. A self-described organizing nerd, Seneca brings his skills to the Technical Support Coordinator role to make sure the tools powering our distributed organizing program stay in our organizer’s hands. Seneca enjoys riding his bike and competing in historical fencing.

Shannan

NC Onboarding Coordinator

Shannan’s background includes administrative and office management support. Somewhat new to politics Shannan joined Progressive Turnout Project to help aid in the change she wanted to see and looks forward to making history with such a resilient and innovative organization. Beyond work, Shannan is also a practitioner and owner of a beauty business.

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.   

Shelly

NC & SC Fellows Coordinator

Shelly has fought for social justice and equity all her life, professionally organizing for progressive issues and Democratic campaigns over the last decade. She believes that in-depth conversations with voters will win elections and ultimately create a more equitable society. She also serves on the board of directors for both Southeastern NC’s LGBTQIA+ Center and the region’s public radio station.

Sophia

Federal Political Coordinator

Sophia received her B.S. in Law & Public Policy from Indiana University Bloomington. She has since worked on campaigns at the state, federal, and presidential levels, including Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign in Iowa. At PTP, Sophia serves as the bridge between our organization and federal campaigns. She is excited to help elect candidates who exemplify our mission.

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.

Sophie

NV Interviewing Coordinator

Sophie began her political career as a volunteer for Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign. She has since worked in support of Veterans mental health, reproductive rights and as an emphatic Postcards to Swing States volunteer. In her role as Nevada State Interviewing Coordinator, Sophie is excited to build a dynamic team of progressive organizers and community mobilizers for the 2022 Midterms.

Sue

Postcard Program Organizer

Sue joined PTP in the Fall of 2021. Since 2017, she has actively volunteered with her local democratic organizations and was involved with Postcards to Swing States in 2019. Her background as a Business Analyst and other corporate positions gives her the skills to interact with our volunteers to meet their needs and to help manage their questions or issues that arise.

TaQuilla

Wisconsin Onboarding Coordinator

TaQuilla became involved in community work as a teen, providing safe modern playgrounds to underfunded CPS schools with Chicago Cares and Playground Pilots. She is passionate about continuing to do meaningful work, and having earned a B.S. in Human Resources Management, her goal is to support the PTP team as they set out for progressive change.

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.

Tiffany

National Interviewing Manager

Tiffany’s interest in politics began in high school when she joined a student-run organization in Chicago called Youth in Government. In college, she pursued a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In her role as a National Interviewing Manager, Tiffany looks forward to finding passionate people who will help rally Democrats to vote.

Wes

NH Distributed Organizing Director

Wes Lathrop has been working in the field of social change for 20 years. He is a cofounder of POWER (PA), has led multiple grassroots organizations, and has managed campaigns leading to wage and benefit increases and the expansion of voting rights. Recently, Wes has been consulting with social change organizations, seeking to help organizations and leaders make high quality decisions, plan for the future, and solve problems.

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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