FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2018
CONTACT: Priyal Amin; [email protected]; (872) 216-9067
Progressive Turnout Project Congratulates Harley Rouda on Victory in California
Grassroots-funded organization spent more than $9,000 on mail to boost Democratic turnout
CHICAGO—Progressive Turnout Project congratulates Harley Rouda and his team on a hard-fought victory in California’s 48th congressional district. In total, PTP spent more than $9,000 to boost Democratic turnout in support of Rouda and Democratic candidates up and down the ballot.
“Congratulations to Harley Rouda and his team on their well-deserved victory,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan. “We look forward to helping Harley promote a progressive agenda in the next Congress.”
PTP sent data-driven and research-proven mail to more than 25,000 inconsistent Democratic voters asking them to commit to vote, make a plan, and go to the polls.
“Our targeted mail programs have increased voter turnout by as much as 8 percent, so we’re confident that our campaign played a major part in Harley’s win,” said Morgan.
Overall, Progressive Turnout Project hired and trained more than 400 staff in 72 battleground districts and states where they ran or supported field programs. This includes more than 300 staff who were part of 18 independent expenditure field programs. The grassroots-funded organization increased its reach by investing in an additional 80 races, where they ran targeted digital and mail programs to get out the vote.
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 has raised more than $26 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 congressional races and 17 state legislative races, including 10 Virginia House of Delegate races in 2017.