Eric Holder Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Rulings on Partisan Gerrymandering Cases
Washington, D.C. — Today, Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chair of National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court actions on partisan gerrymandering:
“Given today’s Supreme Court actions, we anticipate further legal challenges to the partisan gerrymandering that is undermining our democracy. But let me be clear: The National Democratic Redistricting Committee’s strategy for fair maps is not dependent upon a single court ruling and our work is now more important than ever. We will continue to execute our comprehensive approach of taking legal action, supporting ballot reform initiatives, building a grassroots movement of citizens who want to end gerrymandering, and electing Democrats committed to fairness in the redistricting process when maps are redrawn in 2021.”
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts cannot put limits on partisan gerrymandering – in effect allowing rampant map manipulation by Republican legislatures to continue.
Our strategy to end gerrymandering has never relied on one decision from the Supreme Court. We know the path to securing fair maps during 2021 redistricting will require action on multiple fronts, and it’s now more critical than ever that we fund our strategy.
That’s where you come in. Will you pitch in to help us respond to the Supreme Court’s decision?