Turnout Nation equips people who care deeply about voting - people we call Captains - with the tools and info they need to ultimately get more Americans to the polls. We do that through friend-to-friend mobilization, which leverages the power of personal relationships.
Turnout Nation is a fiscally-sponsored project of The Social Good Fund, a 501(c)3 organization. We're not-for-profit and nonpartisan.
The US has very low turnout rates
The US has a turnout problem. In 2016, only 55% of eligible voters turned up to vote - the lowest number in 20 years. That’s almost half our country unheard, and therefore unrepresented. When broad swaths of the public aren’t voting, it means our government isn’t truly “by the people, for the people.”
Our goal is to return power to the people. Improving voter turnout rates ultimately strengthens our democracy. We envision a future where more people are heard from, one in which our government is more representative, more responsive, and better able to serve us all.
Turnout Nation was founded to help address our nation’s turnout problem and help create a more robust, vibrant democracy. We believe there’s immense power in personal relationships, and are leveraging those connections to get more people to the polls. To that end, we work to empower, inform, and equip our volunteers - called Captains - with what they need to get their friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to vote.
10x more effective than door-to-door canvassing
Increases turnout by 13.2% - largest GOTV effect measured in 2 decades
In just under 4 months of launching, we already have captains in 17 states
Meet the Team
Mark Mullen, Founder
Mark Mullen founded Turnout Nation over two years ago as a way to help return political power to the American people. He cares deeply about small “d” democracy, community, neighborhoods, bicycles, books, swimming, and how we can all be better citizens.
Mark also founded Transparency International in the Republic of Georgia and has spent decades monitoring and facilitating elections in struggling democracies in East Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Susan Radulovacki, CDO / CCO
Susan holds an MBA from Davidson College, University of Chicago. She worked for 10 years in advertising (Leo Burnett, Ogilvy & Mather/Chicago) then launched a consulting business serving former agencies and clients. After numerous anti-voter efforts impacted election outcomes in GA, Susan joined forces with Turnout Nation.