Obama and Holder Look to Redistricting for Progress on Liberal Policy Goals

December 20, 2018

Edward-Isaac Dovere, The Atlantic 

“The bulked-up NDRC will be the main outlet for Obama’s fund-raising and political involvement over the next two years, with him returning to the sidelines and staying out of the fray until the 2020 elections.

Holder said Obama has landed on redistricting reform as his central political cause as a way to get more action on climate change, gun control, and health care. He argued that those would move if the state legislatures and House districts elect members who are more representative of the voting public than the current lines allow.

“If you say, ‘The Obama legacy will then be focused on redistricting,’ that’s the mechanism by which the things the Obama presidency were about will be preserved,” Holder said.”

Read the full article on The Atlantic.