Progressive Turnout Project Congratulates Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats on Convening of 116th Congress

January 3, 2019
CONTACT: Priyal Amin; [email protected]

Progressive Turnout Project Congratulates Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats on Convening of 116th Congress
Progressive Turnout Project Executive Director Alex Morgan released the following statement:

“It’s a new day for democracy as Republican one-party rule comes to an end and Democratic oversight returns to Washington,” said Alex Morgan, Executive Director of Progressive Turnout Project. “Democrats are fortunate to have Speaker Nancy Pelosi wielding the House gavel. Speaker Pelosi has proven herself as one of the most effective legislative leaders in our nation’s history and is the right person to lead the charge to re-open the federal government, defend the Affordable Care Act, and expand and protect our right to vote.”
“For 13 days, Donald Trump has put our national security at risk and failed to fulfill one of his most fundamental responsibilities by refusing to fund the federal government. We applaud Speaker Pelosi and Democrats for bringing an immediate vote to the floor of the House to fund the federal government and get Washington back to work.”
“Progressive Turnout Project was proud to support more than 40 of the new Democratic members of the House during the 2018 campaign. In the coming weeks and months, PTP’s more than 3 million supporters are eager to advance progressive legislation like the restoration of the Voting Rights Act and campaign finance reform. We know that when all Americans have equal representation in our political process, we will be able to better address critical issues like the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, common-sense gun violence prevention, and comprehensive immigration reform.”
“Now, more than ever, we’re looking to Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats to repair the pillars of our democracy and restore faith in our federal government. We’re confident that they will make us proud.”


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.

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