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About the Community Action Network

Democracy isn’t something that happens every two years in November – it’s something we must participate in every day! We created the Progressive Turnout Project Community Action Network (PTP-CAN) after the 2016 election because constituent advocacy is more important now than ever.

In fact, a new report from the Congressional Management Foundation “proves that [constituent] voices do make a difference, and [constituents] can magnify their voices by using more effective advocacy techniques,” according to the report’s authors, Bradford Fitch and Kathy Goldschmidt.1

Local activists in key battleground districts will work with PTP Regional Organizers and local Volunteer Coordinators to identify important local issues, organize visible and effective advocacy, pressure Trump-supporting legislators, and create a culture of political participation that will ultimately motivate more progressives to get out and vote in their next election!

Activists who don’t live near a battleground chapter have a home here too: the PTP-CAN Action Center provides tools to contact your legislators about important issues, such as protecting voting rights, resisting the Trump agenda, and more.

Join us, and begin leading by example in your community today!


1 Bowman, Bridget. "Report Shows 'Untapped Power' of Constituent Advocacy." Roll Call. The Economist Group, 13 Feb. 2017. Web. 01 Mar. 2017. http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/report-shows-untapped-power-constituent-advocacy.

About Progressive Turnout Project

Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots Political Action Committee (PAC) with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. We design, test, and execute specialized voter turnout programs targeting sporadic Democratic voters in the most competitive congressional districts in the country. In the 2016 election cycle, we sent our trained teams to districts across the country to run tailor-made turnout programs complementing the work campaigns do and boosting Democratic turnout.

Our focus on turnout stems from our team’s belief that getting Democrats to the polls is the most effective way to win elections. When turnout is high, the electorate is more liberal, and when turnout is low, the electorate is more conservative. Decades of research has shown that one-on-one voter contact is the best way to get Democrats to the polls. For example, experiments have shown that having conversations at the door increases turnout more than 7 percent and makes a lasting impact on voting behavior.2

We’re part of a proud tradition of progressives using data and behavioral science to hone campaign strategy. We synthesize existing research and run our own experiments on new tactics to make sure our programs have the largest effect possible.

Learn more about our electoral work at www.turnoutpac.org


2 Green, Donald P., and Alan S. Gerber. Get out the Vote!: How to Increase Voter Turnout. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 2012. 139-40. Print.

About Progressive Turnout Project

Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots Political Action Committee (PAC) with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. We design, test, and execute specialized voter turnout programs targeting sporadic Democratic voters in the most competitive congressional districts in the country. In the 2016 election cycle, we sent our trained teams to districts across the country to run tailor-made turnout programs complementing the work campaigns do and boosting Democratic turnout.

Our focus on turnout stems from our team’s belief that getting Democrats to the polls is the most effective way to win elections. When turnout is high, the electorate is more liberal, and when turnout is low, the electorate is more conservative. Decades of research has shown that one-on-one voter contact is the best way to get Democrats to the polls. For example, experiments have shown that having conversations at the door increases turnout more than 7 percent and makes a lasting impact on voting behavior.2

We’re part of a proud tradition of progressives using data and behavioral science to hone campaign strategy. We synthesize existing research and run our own experiments on new tactics to make sure our programs have the largest effect possible.

Learn more about our electoral work at www.turnoutpac.org


2 Green, Donald P., and Alan S. Gerber. Get out the Vote!: How to Increase Voter Turnout. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 2012. 139-40. Print.