We founded the Progress Action Fund in August 2020 to solely focus on Georgia.
During the Summer, Democratic groups were being outspent nearly 5 to 1 by Republican groups in Jon Ossoff’s Senate race. To support Ossoff, we ran 3 million Facebook ads holding Senator Perdue accountable to 626,000 Georgians. Ossoff lost by less than 2 points and forced a runoff. Had Democratic groups allocated a fraction of the $330 million they spent on Senate losses in Iowa, Maine, Montana, and North Carolina to Ossoff, the data suggests he would have won outright on Nov. 3.
To support Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for the January runoffs, we ran an ad exposing Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue for investing in a company that makes body bags after receiving classified COVID-19 intel. Our ad went viral with 1 million views in the first 24 hours and received coverage from outlets such as The Intercept. 577,000 Georgians saw the digital ad a total of 8.5 million times. Thanks in part to our work, Ossoff and Warnock won, giving Democrats Senate control and a chance for our country to make real change.