FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2017
Progressive Turnout Project Increases Virginia Investment
Voter Turnout Organization Adds $100,000 to Boost House of Delegate Candidates, on Pace to Spend More Than $600,000
CHICAGO – Progressive Turnout Project will invest an additional $100,000 in targeted communications in Virginia House of Delegate races. The voter turnout organization will send research-backed digital ads, mail, and text messages to inconsistent Democratic voters to ask them to commit to vote, make a plan, and go to the polls.
The group’s messages are targeted to likely Democrats in House of Delegate districts 2, 13, 21, 31, 42, 50, 67, 72, 73, and 85, where the organization is on pace to spend more than $600,000 in full-time staff and resources. Progressive Turnout Project will specifically direct voters to statewide and local Democratic candidates Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, Mark Herring, Jennifer Carroll Foy, Danica Roem, Kelly Fowler, Elizabeth Guzman, Kathy Tran, Lee Carter, Karrie Delaney, Schuyler VanValkenburg, Debra Rodman, and Cheryl Turpin.
“We’re putting our researched-backed tactics and resources toward electing Democrats to key statewide offices and House of Delegate seats,” said Progressive Turnout Project’s Executive Director Alex Morgan. “The decisions Virginia voters make at the polls will have critical consequences for the Commonwealth.”
To date, the organization’s field representatives have knocked on more than 180,000 doors across the 10 House of Delegate districts. Over the summer, Progressive Turnout Project staff focused on getting Democrats to commit to vote. Now, staff are returning to those same households and encouraging voters to make a vote plan. In the final days of the campaign, staff will reach out to the same voters one more time to encourage them to vote by Election Day.
“Our team is having great conversations across Virginia each and every day and we’re doing everything we can to ensure progressive victories on November 7,” said Morgan.
Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots 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 in the country. In the 2016 cycle, the group raised more than $5 million from more than 93,000 donors and ran programs in 19 congressional races.