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Progressive Turnout Project sending staff to Alabama to support Doug Jones

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Progressive Turnout Project will support Doug Jones in Tuesday’s Senate special election. The organization dispatched eight staff members to Birmingham and will mobilize its supporters to knock on doors and make phone calls to voters in the final days of the campaign.

“Republicans have truly lowered the bar by putting their full support behind accused child molester Roy Moore,” said Communication Director Priyal Amin.  “We refuse to sit on the sidelines while Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the RNC bankroll such a shameful campaign.”

The group said that since the election of President Donald Trump, there has been a blue wave across the country in local and state elections as voters look for a check on Republican power. Progressive Turnout Project said that on Tuesday, Alabama voters have an opportunity to send a sensible voice to Washington to represent working-class values.

“Doug Jones has time and again demonstrated his strong moral character as a former prosecutor on the right side of justice,” Amin said. “Progressive Turnout Project is proud to support him as he stands up and fights for Alabama.”

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 in the country. In the 2016 cycle, the group raised more than $5 million from more than 93,000 donors and ran programs in 19 congressional races.

All of the polling has this race in single digits; meaning that both Doug Jones and Roy Moore have enough voters out there in the state to win this election.  The question is who is going to actually show up?  History tells us that less than half of registered voters will participate so who is more motivated to actually participate in the process.  Both campaigns are focused now on getting their voters to come out.

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The Moore campaign is encouraging its supporters to set yourself a reminder on your phone or computer to go vote in the Alabama Special Election for U.S. Senate being held Tuesday.

Volunteers from both campaigns will be working phone banks.

It is too late to vote absentee and Alabama has no early voting.  The polls open at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7:00 p.m.. that night.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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