FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2019
CONTACT: Shannon Faulise; [email protected]
Progressive Turnout Project Announces Initial 2020 Endorsements
Voter turnout organization backs 15 House candidates running for re-election in 2020
Progressive Turnout Project announced its first round of 2020 endorsements today as part of a long-term effort to keep the Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“We need their voices now more than ever in Congress to advance crucial pieces of legislation that keep citizens safe, provide equal opportunity, and strive for voter access and election integrity,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan. “I’m pleased to say all 15 of these candidates are co-sponsors of the For the People Act (H.R. 1), the Equality Act (H.R. 5), and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8).”
“If we want to keep our Democratic majority this cycle, the first thing we need to do is defend the districts we won in 2018. We’re proud to endorse these candidates and look forward to supporting them on the campaign trail.”
The endorsed candidates are: Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45), Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06), Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06), Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03), Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11), Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02), Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Rep. Susie Lee (NV-03), Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (TX-07), Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), and Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-08).
Progressive Turnout Project will continue to release additional endorsements as they happen this cycle.
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 races across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization has raised more than $32 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 congressional races.