FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2018

CONTACT:
Priyal Amin; press@turnoutpac.org

Progressive Turnout Project endorses T.J. Cox in California

CHICAGO—Progressive Turnout Project today endorsed Democrat T.J. Cox in his 2018 campaign for Congress in California’s 21st congressional district. Cox’s interest in making elections more accessible for all Americans through the restoration of the full Voting Rights Act, automatic voter registration, and early voting are many of the reasons why he has the support of the grassroots-funded organization.

“T.J. Cox is running a people-powered campaign to bring our progressive values to Congress and we look forward to doing everything we can over the next 55 days to help the Cox campaign organize, mobilize, and get out the vote on November 6,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan.

Today’s endorsement is part of a larger effort by Progressive Turnout Project to expand its impact in the 2018 election. The grassroots­-funded organization released an expansive watch list in January and followed up with the announcement of 18 field programs in May. PTP hired a Fellows Program Coordinator in July to support additional candidates.

“Our more than 3 million supporters and 230,000 grassroots donors have been loud and clear that we need to do everything we can to win by supporting candidates who will represent our values and defend our democracy,” said Morgan.

Progressive Turnout Project asks campaigns to complete an endorsement questionnaire that asks about critical voting rights issues such as the restoration of the Voting Rights Act, automatic voter registration, early voting, no excuse absentee voting, and voter ID laws. The organization will continue to announce endorsements as it receives and reviews completed candidate questionnaires.

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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 raised more than $19 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-­turnout programs in 73 congressional races and 17 state legislative races, including 10 Virginia House of Delegate races 2017.