Obama planning first post-2020 fundraiser

Obama planning first post-2020 fundraiser

Former President Obama is set to return to the political fundraising circuit later this month for his first post-2020 appearance.

Obama is slated to be a “featured guest” at a virtual National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) fundraiser scheduled to take place on June 28, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by Politico.

The event will be “an intimate virtual discussion about voter suppression and redistricting benefitting,” organizers said.


Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderBiden under pressure to pick new breed of federal prosecutors Obama says Senate will vote again on voting rights Obama: Voting rights bill must pass before next election MORE, the chairman of the NDRC and a former attorney general under Obama, will also be in attendance, as will Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe, eyeing new GOP reinforcements GOP's Banks burnishes brand with Pelosi veto Meghan McCain on Pelosi, McCarthy fight: 'I think they're all bad' MORE (D-Calif.).

The campaign arm of the NDRC launched a national TV ad campaign last week in support of the For the People Act, a sweeping voting rights bill backed by congressional Democrats.

The seven-figure ad buy, which focuses on the influence of corporate donations, dark money and gerrymandering on voting rights, will run until Monday.

The House in March passed the For the People Act largely along party lines in a 220 to 210 vote.

The legislation has since stalled in the Senate and now faces an uphill battle after moderate Democratic Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinOvernight Energy: Senate panel advances controversial public lands nominee | Nevada Democrat introduces bill requiring feds to develop fire management plan | NJ requiring public water systems to replace lead pipes in 10 years Transit funding, broadband holding up infrastructure deal Senate panel advances controversial public lands nominee in tie vote MORE (W.Va.) announced that he will vote against the bill.

The measure appears unlikely to attract the bipartisan 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster, or the 50 votes necessary to pass if the party decides to nix the legislative hurdle.