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The shadow White House has enlisted the help of the shadow DOJ to elect enemies of the Constitution for the decades following the 2020 census. You might want to ensure that RED states stay red through 2022.
Organizing for Action
When I left office, I asked you to embrace the responsibility of active citizenship -- to get involved in our political process, regardless of which way the pendulum of power swings. And over the course of this year, I've seen millions of people answer that call.
You signed up with OFA to take action, and your efforts made a difference. All summer long, for example, you called your members of Congress, you showed up at their town halls, and you used your voice on social media to protect people's health insurance from partisan politics. And it worked.
Together, you've stood up for science and stood against hate, you've marched for women's rights and protested a divisive immigration agenda.
You're doing the hard work of citizenship. You've inspired me all over again. You remind me of the energy that fueled our campaigns in 2008 and 2012. And I know that once again, we can turn that grassroots energy into real, lasting change.
That's why I'm writing you today.
Soon, our states will be redrawing their Congressional and state legislative district lines. It's called redistricting, and it will take place in 2021, after the next Census takes place. That may seem far off, but the time to get started on this issue is now.
This is our best chance to eliminate the partisan gerrymandering that has blocked progress on so many of the issues we all care about. Simply put, redistricting has the potential to be a major turning point for our democracy. But we need to be prepared.
That's where the National Democratic Redistricting Committee comes in. Led by Eric Holder, my former Attorney General, they're the strategic hub for Democratic activity leading up to redistricting. In partnership with groups like OFA, the NDRC is building the infrastructure Democrats need to ensure a fair outcome. But they need your help.
Sign up on this page, Friend, and let them know that you want in.
The NDRC is providing a comprehensive strategy for the path forward. They're challenging unconstitutional maps in court, and doing the necessary state-by-state electoral work to make sure Democrats have a seat at the table for redistricting.
To support them, OFA volunteers and supporters will provide the grassroots organizing capacity and mobilization that we'll need to win state-level elections and move other initiatives forward ahead of the 2021 redistricting process -- making sure that states are in the best position possible to draw fair maps.
Systemic gerrymandering has favored one side over the other in literally hundreds of congressional and state legislative districts around the country.
If we're ever going to truly achieve our vision of an America that works for everyone, we have to draw our districts so that politicians are encouraged to cater to common sense, not rigid extremes.
Getting that done will require participation. It will require each of us continuing to accept our responsibility to be active, engaged citizens.
This fight matters, and OFA and the NDRC need you to be a part of it. Say that you will be:
President Barack Obama
They NEVER give up, do they, JB?
It seems that it is easier to hate and destroy than to create and build. I remember the story of the Golden Calf. They tried to destroy an entire religion to create something they understood and could control. If a man has no father in his life he will create one -- even if it is not the true Father.
These people do not understand the difference between a democracy and a republic!!
Organizing for Action
A system where politicians pick their voters.
That's what we have right now, and Friend, we deserve so much better.
It's why with the support of President Obama, I started the National Democratic Redistricting Committee -- to fight the gerrymandering that's been holding back our democracy for so long, and to make sure that your vote counts the way it should when you step inside a voting booth.
It's not going to be easy, but together we can fix this rigged system. We can ensure that the next round of redistricting results in maps that represent the diversity of our communities, not the desires of politicians trying to guarantee their own reelection. But we need your help to do it.
OFA and the NDRC are working together to create a more fair, more inclusive democracy. Sign up now and we'll be in touch with ways you can help:
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
82nd Attorney General of the United States
Chairman, National Democratic Redistricting Committee