FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2019
CONTACT: Shannon Faulise; [email protected]
Progressive Turnout Project Disappointed by SCOTUS Common Cause Gerrymandering Decision
Progressive Turnout Project Executive Director Alex Morgan released the following statement regarding the Rucho v. Common Cause case:
“The decision by the Supreme Court may feel like a letdown to some, but it also offers some hope for voters in the form of transparent redistricting commissions,” said Alex Morgan, Executive Director.
“Districts are supposed to be drawn in a way that best represents the communities within a state. It is time now to focus on independent, state-based, citizen-led movements for redistricting so that no one in any community is left out of our democracy.”
“The history of gerrymandering in this country is longstanding and the continued fight against it is tough, but so are the voters and activists fighting for fair district maps and elections. In the wake of this decision, Progressive Turnout Project will advocate even more for transparently drawn districts, equal access to the polls, and expanded voting rights.”
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 $32 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 House and Senate races.