FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2018
Progressive Turnout Project Announces $30,000 Ad Campaign to Reject Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
Organization plans to target two key Republican Senators
CHICAGO—Progressive Turnout Project announced an initial $30,000 ad campaign to oppose Donald Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The organization purchased bus and digital ads in Alaska and digital ads in Maine. The ad campaign targets two key Republican Senators – Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Senator Lisa Murkowski(R-Alaska).
“Donald Trump has made it clear that overturning Roe v. Wade is the litmus test for a Supreme Court nominee,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan. “We’re calling on Senator Collins and Senator Murkowski to live up to their proclaimed pro-choice positions and oppose Trump’s nomination.”
If the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade is overturned, states will have the power to eliminate a woman’s right to an abortion. Currently, four states have “trigger laws” that will automatically ban abortion if the ruling is overturned.
The organization’s ads contain the following messages:
“Congressional Republicans have prioritized an agenda that rolls back women’s rights and their constituents have taken note,” said Morgan. “While we’re working hard to elect a wave of progressive champions in November, we cannot sit on the sidelines during this pivotal debate.”
Earlier this year, Progressive Turnout Project announced an $8 million program investment that includes staff on the ground in 18 competitive congressional districts.
Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded Political Action Committee 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 across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization raised more than $17 million with a supporter base of over 2.9 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 26 congressional races and 17 state legislative races, including 10 Virginia House of Delegate races 2017.