Barack Obama’s OFA Folds into Eric Holder’s Redistricting Committee
Former President Barack Obama’s political organization, Organizing for Action (OFA), is folding into former Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Redistricting Action Fund. The merger gives Holder control of a valuable list of supporters, donors, and volunteers that Obama and his team built over more than a decade. The now-combined group is kicking off a campaign dubbed "All On The Line" to promote redistricting reform and participation in the 2020 Census. Their first big organizing event is March 23rd when they will ask supporters to host All On The Line house parties across the country. “The integration of OFA with NDRC, into our redistricting effort, is going to help us have activists all over the country who are fighting for fair maps and more representative democracy,” Holder told The Hill in an interview. “The integration of OFA with NDRC is an organizational action, and it's really just designed to effectuate that which OFA has always stood for, which is to engage citizens at the local level.” The group will hire staff and train volunteers and activists in 10 states at the heart of legal fights over fair ways to draw U.S. House and state legislative district boundaries: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. The Hill reports that the expanded group will be run by John Bisognano. NDRC’s former Executive Director, Kelly Ward, is transitioning to a big-picture role as President. More here.