FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2018
CONTACT: Priyal Amin; [email protected]
Progressive Turnout Project Congratulates Kyrsten Sinema on Victory in Arizona
Grassroots-funded organization spent more than $126,000 on digital ads and mail to boost Democratic turnout
CHICAGO —Progressive Turnout Project congratulates Kyrsten Sinema and her team on a hard-fought victory in the Arizona Senate race. In total, PTP spent more than $126,000 to boost Democratic turnout in support of Sinema and Democratic candidates up and down the ballot.
“The tide is turning in Arizona and tonight it’s clear that Kyrsten Sinema will be the next United States Senator from Arizona,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan. “PTP was proud to support Kyrsten during her campaign and it’s clear that we’ll continue our work here in 2020 and beyond.”
PTP sent data-driven and research-proven digital ads and mail to more than 31,000 inconsistent Democratic voters asking them to commit to vote, make a plan, and go to the polls.
“Our targeted digital programs have been proven to boost Democratic turnout by as much as 3 percent so we’re confident that our campaign played a major part in Kyrsten’s win tonight,” 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.