The progressive group that emerged from President Obama’s former campaign will formally launch a partnership with a redistricting group that Obama has championed since leaving office.
Organizing For Action (OFA) will officially partner with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), led by Obama’s former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderWith extreme gerrymanders locking in, Biden needs to make democracy preservation job one The Memo: Democrats may rue pursuit of Bannon Ben Affleck, Tracee Ellis Ross join anti-gerrymandering fundraiser with Clinton, Holder MORE, starting on Monday, according to an OFA release.
Obama will make the announcement in an email to OFA supporters on Monday, according to Politico.
“OFA volunteers and supporters will provide the grassroots organizing capacity and mobilization that we’ll need to win state-level elections and move other initiatives forward ahead of the 2021 redistricting process, making sure that states are in the best position possible to draw fair maps,” Obama reportedly writes in the email.
OFA Executive Director Katie Hogan said in a release that the partnership “is a natural extension of that work and OFA members are eager to roll up their sleeves on this critical issue.”
And Kelly Ward, the executive director of the NDRC, said the group “can’t wait to engage with the OFA community on this important work.”
“Fixing gerrymandering can be the key that unlocks progress on so many issues the American people care about,” Ward said in the release.
While OFA is run independently from Obama, the former president making the announcement is part of his latest return to the political sphere since leaving office. He campaigned for New Jersey and Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Thursday.