Why I believe in All On The Line

By Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

I know there are a lot of campaigns asking for your support right now. Today, I want to make sure you know about one that’s absolutely critical to the future of our democracy.

It’s called All On The Line, and it’s led by a team that’s fighting to end partisan and racial gerrymandering nationwide. It’s an effort rooted in common sense and based on the idea that voters should pick their politicians — not the other way around. This work is a top priority for me and my friend, former Attorney General Eric Holder.

In a second, I’m going to ask you to chip in to support All On The Line — but first, I wanted to tell you why I believe so deeply in this cause and the people who are fighting for it every day.

It’s because of the ordinary folks coming together to pick up the fight — because they believe that with enough effort and enough passion, we can make things better.

This team is growing fast and they’re doing it the right way. All On The Line is empowering local organizers to become redistricting experts, offering free top-notch training, and helping activists make a difference in their communities. First and foremost, it’s a campaign driven and informed by local volunteers.

It’s good, old-fashioned neighbor-to-neighbor organizing — the same style that I based my campaigns on in 2008 and 2012. Some of All On The Line’s local leaders are the same talented folks who’ve fought for so much progress over the past decade. Others are first-time organizers — new activists who are fired up and ready to go.

All have one thing in common: They want to restore fairness to our democracy.

I hope you’ll join us. Contribute to All On The Line today and be a part of the team that is fighting to make our voting districts fairer: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aotloh.

Over the past decade, we’ve seen firsthand how gerrymandering plays a role in blocking progress on issues that the majority of Americans agreed on. Republicans in the House of Representatives refused to vote on common-sense gun laws, blocked meaningful action on climate change, and tried again and again to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip down the security it offers to millions of Americans.

Progress on so many of the issues we care about was hurt or hindered by gerrymandering — by politicians who knew their seats were safe from any real challenge. Because when you’ve got a safe seat, you’ve got less reason to seek out common ground.

But with All On The Line leading the way, we can change things. We can make sure our democracy works for everybody.

This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of a big movement. Chip in today to support this critical work: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aotloh.

Thank you,

Barack Obama