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.”
If we’re going to secure fair maps for the next decade, Democrats need to win critical battles before 2021 redistricting.
We’re on the right path. In the past few years the NDRC has helped fair map Democrats make big gains -- winning nine governors races, flipping eight state legislative chambers, and winning three state Supreme Court races.
But to keep winning in 2020 and ensure fair maps for a decade to come, we need to double down on our efforts now. Will you pitch in to help us fund our multi-pronged strategy to end Republican gerrymandering and demand fair elections?
That’s why the NDRC is fighting back to even the playing field and make sure every voter is heard. Join us today: