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October 5, 2018
Progressive Turnout Project Launches Student Weekend of Action in NY-19
Grassroots-funded organization looks to student voter turnout in the final weeks before the midterms
KINGSTON— Progressive Turnout Project is coordinating a massive student weekend of action in New York’s 19th congressional district. The effort, set for the weekend of October 13-14, aims to capture the energy of the thousands of college students within the district.
“Experts have indicated that the youth vote could make the difference in this district,” said Zoe Harter-Saunders, the NY-19 District Director. “With so many colleges in the region, we saw this as a perfect opportunity to create a campus to community pipeline to constructively channel the energy we are seeing from students.”
With just over a month left until Election Day, polls have the race between incumbent Republican John Faso and Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado in a dead heat. Both sides are gearing up for the final push to the finish line where turnout among students may be the deciding factor.
“With the passion students bring to the table, we have an opportunity to impact this race in a big way,” Harter-Saunders noted. “We’re calling on every student to help us remind this community that voting matters now more than ever.”
Progressive Turnout Project has knocked on nearly 10,000 doors and engaged in more than 2,000 conversations with voters across the 19th congressional district.
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 $20 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.