Obama-tied group partners with Holder redistricting committee
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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 HolderTrump official criticizes ex-Clinton spokesman over defunding police tweet Obama to speak about George Floyd in virtual town hall GOP group launches redistricting site 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.

Obama has fundraised for the NDRC since leaving office and the group had reportedly raised $10.8 million by the end of July.

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.