By Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States
A few months ago, President Obama and I asked you to get involved in a movement that could bring about a major turning point for our democracy:
The fight to eliminate partisan and racial gerrymandering.
The response has been incredible, and hundreds of thousands of you signed up to start taking action right away.
You’ve hosted redistricting house parties and invited me in, over video conference, to start the conversation. You’ve participated in trainings with OFA to learn more. And you’ve had real conversations with your friends and family about why this fight is so important.
Together we’re changing the narrative, and we’re seeing victories all over the country.
In just the past few weeks, a federal court in North Carolina ruled that the state’s legislative districts violated the U.S Constitution, and ordered them to be redrawn. Shortly after, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled against the current congressional map and has ordered it to be redrawn. The United States Supreme Court has the opportunity to act this term on similar partisan gerrymandering cases.
And what I’ve seen happening on the ground has been remarkable: Volunteers going door to door to make sure their neighbors’ voices will be heard, and collecting signatures to change the system to ensure a more fair democracy. The momentum for change is building, and I want to thank you for being a part of this with me.
We’re making progress, but none of this is possible without your support.
Eric H. Holder, Jr.