FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2018
CONTACT: Priyal Amin; [email protected]; (872) 216-9067
Progressive Turnout Project Congratulates Kim Schrier on Victory in Washington
Grassroots-funded organization spent more than $347,000 on field staff and text messages to boost Democratic turnout
RENTON —Progressive Turnout Project congratulates Kim Schrier and her team on a hard-fought victory in Washington’s 8th congressional district. In total, PTP spent more than $347,000 to boost Democratic turnout in support of Schrier and Democratic candidates up and down the ballot.
“Progressive Turnout Project has been pounding the pavement in Washington’s 8th congressional district since June to boost Democratic turnout in this historically purple district and finally send a progressive like Kim 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 87,000 doors, made over 93,000 phone calls, and sent more than 37,000 peer-to-peer text messages. Their efforts resulted in more than 5,000 commitments to vote across the district.
“A big reason why Kim 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.