Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which will be held at George Soros’ son, Alex Soros’s New York City home on Monday, according to the Breitbart News.
Obama will be speaking alongside former Attorney General for the Obama administration, Eric Holder, and CNN contributor and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, according to POLITICO.
“Founded in 2016, the NDRC is a super PAC aimed at positioning Democrats favorably in the round of redistricting after the 2020 census,” Breitbart reported.
According to the publication, Obama has been active in drumming up support for the upcoming election, even aligning his advocacy group, Organizing for Action, into Holder’s group, which propels a campaign called “All On The Line” which is supporting the redistricting effort
Just two months ago, their combined group also promoted an initiative called Redistricting U, which is a group of activists that provide free training and tools to volunteers who are involved in the redistricting efforts, in order to teach them how to “be leaders in the movement for fair maps.”
“Training is at the heart of organizing. It’s why I’ve always made it a priority – from my 2008 campaign until now,” Obama wrote in a tweet announcing the effort, which is part of the “All On The Line” campaign according to Breitbart.
“The movement for fair maps will determine the course of progress on every issue we care about for the next decade,” the former president added. “And we can’t wait to begin organizing when the redistricting process starts in 2021. We need to build this movement from the ground up – right now.”
Obama called redistricting a top priority when speaking about his post-White House career before leaving office.
“Restoring fairness to our democracy by advocating for fairer, more inclusive district maps around the country is a priority for President Obama,” Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement at the time.
Written by Savannah Pointer.