FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2018

CONTACT:
Priyal Amin; press@turnoutpac.org

Progressive Turnout Project to Invest $8 Million in 2018 Elections
Organization plans to run field programs in 17 congressional districts

CHICAGO — Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) plans to invest $8 million in field programs across 17 competitive congressional districts ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The organization will have staff on the ground in each district this summer and fall leading up to Election Day.

“This cycle we’re making our largest investment ever because we need a Democratic House and Senate to hold this reckless White House accountable for its actions,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan.

PTP will run programs in the the following 17 districts: CA-45, CO-06, FL-26, IA-03, IL-06, KS-03, MI-11, MN-02, NE-02,  NJ-11, NV-03, NY-19, OH-12, TX-07, VA-07, VA-10, and WA-08. Of the 17 districts, 13 of them will also hold Senate elections this fall.

“PTP teams will be based in competitive congressional districts across the country, but their work will also lift up progressive champions like Senator Sherrod Brown in Ohio and progressive candidates like Beto O’Rourke in Texas,” said Morgan.

Since its inception in 2015, Progressive Turnout Project has invested in voter-turnout programs in 26 congressional races and 17 state legislative races. The organization’s 2018 voter-turnout program will build off its most recent success in Virginia and Pennsylvania, where it successfully flipped all of their districts.

“We know it is going to take a tremendous effort to take back the House and Senate this fall, and that’s why you’ll see Progressive Turnout Project on the front lines of this fight,” said Morgan.

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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 $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.