FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2018
CONTACT: Priyal Amin; [email protected]; (872) 216-9067
Progressive Turnout Project Congratulates Jason Crow on Victory in Colorado
Grassroots-funded organization spent more than $375,000 on field staff and text messages to boost Democratic turnout
AURORA—Progressive Turnout Project congratulates Jason Crow and his team on a hard-fought victory in Colorado’s 6th congressional district. In total, PTP spent more than $375,000 to boost Democratic turnout in support of Crow and Democratic candidates up and down the ballot.
“Progressive Turnout Project has been pounding the pavement in Colorado’s 6th congressional district since June to boost Democratic turnout in this historically purple district and finally send a progressive like Jason to Congress,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan.
Progressive Turnout Project launched a comprehensive field program in June. The organization’s Field Representatives knocked on more than 88,000 doors, made over 112,000 phone calls, and sent more than 52,000 peer-to-peer text messages. Their efforts resulted in 6,000 commitments to vote across the district—likely cementing Jason Crow’s margin of victory.
“A big reason why Jason won tonight is because the Progressive Turnout Project team ran an aggressive ground game that inspired inconsistent Democrats to get to the polls,” 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.