FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2018
CONTACT: Priyal Amin; [email protected]
Progressive Turnout Project to Participate in #WeDemandDemocracy Day of Action
Organization will join coalition in support of comprehensive democratic reform
CHICAGO—Progressive Turnout Project will join more than 110 organizations in demanding the 116th Congress prioritize democratic reforms in the upcoming legislative agenda. The organization’s staff and supporters nationwide will conduct drop-in meetings at local congressional offices on Thursday, December 20, 2018 to deliver coalition materials including a sign-on letter in support of H.R. 1.
“Our democracy isn’t working and in order to fix it, we need to address the most basic issues that are holding us back, like comprehensive voting rights,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan. “We’re calling on Congress to restore and expand our most basic and fundamental right – the right to vote.”
During these drop-in meetings, staff and supporters will meet with congressional staff and present them with the coalition’s demands that include a call for a comprehensive bill package that addresses the problems with our political system that are preventing us from making progress. This includes demands for real fixes to voting rights and campaign finance reform.
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 has raised more than $26 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 congressional races.