FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2018
Priyal Amin;[email protected]
Progressive Turnout Project Launches Voter Turnout Program in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District
Organization plans to spend more than $350,000 in race to replace Rodney Frelinghuysen
FAIRFIELD— Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) will spend more than $350,000 on a comprehensive voter-turnout program ahead of the November election. The organization will send Field Representatives door-to-door to talk with inconsistent Democratic voters about the importance of the race and why they should commit to vote for Democrat Mikie Sherrill.
“When voter turnout is high, Democrats win elections,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan. “Our team will be pounding the pavement every day between now and November 6 to flip this district blue.”
The organization has an office based in Fairfield and 11 staff members who will canvass the district throughout the summer and fall.
“Face-to-face conversations are proven to be the most effective way to get out the vote,” said Morgan. “Our team is trained to focus on engaging in quality conversations with likely Democrats to ensure those voters have their voice heard in the next election.”
New Jersey’s 11th congressional district is one of Progressive Turnout Project’s 18 target districts. The organization announced an $8 million program investment ahead of the November 6 election. Democrats need to flip 23 districts to take back control of the House of Representatives.
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 $16 million with a supporter base of over 2.6 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 26 congressional races and 17 state legislative races, including 10 Virginia House of Delegate races 2017.