Statement from Eric Holder on Iowa Legislature’s Passage of Nonpartisan Legislative and Congressional Maps

October 28, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, released the following statement in response to the Iowa Legislature’s passage of the second set of maps put forward by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency:  

“I am glad to see that Iowa Democrats and Republicans came together to uphold the state’s legacy of nonpartisan redistricting. From public hearings to comment portals, Iowans made it clear that the longstanding, nonpartisan nature of their state’s redistricting process is a point of pride and should be maintained. The second set of maps that were produced by nonpartisan professional staff and passed by the legislature accurately reflect the competitive nature of Iowa and uphold the state’s tradition of producing fair maps. These maps ensure that Iowa will remain competitive for the next decade, and where Democrats can compete in a fair system they can win.”