PTP Calls for Emergency Vote-By-Mail Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 13, 2020 

Progressive Turnout Project Responds to Coronavirus Election Changes

“While it is critical we protect vulnerable populations against COVID-19, suspending or postponing elections without a plan to extend absentee voting or allow vote-by-mail is a mistake. The Trump administration’s disastrous response to this crisis shows how important it is to have elected officials that prioritize the health of voters and the health of our democracy. 

Now more than ever, it’s vital that the American people have the ability to vote for leaders and policies that meet this moment. Progressive Turnout Project is calling on every governor and state legislature to pass emergency legislation that allows for vote by mail and to send every eligible voter a ballot. This is the only way we can guarantee free, fair, and safe elections in 2020.” Kait Sweeney, Communications Director, Progressive Turnout Project

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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 elections across the country. In 2020, the organization will invest $45 million to knock on over 7 million doors and get out the vote in 17 presidential and Senate battleground states.

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