Redistricting

EMILY’s List to Spend Big on Legislative Races in 2020

The group spent nearly $40 million in the 2018 midterm cycle for pro-choice candidates

EMILY's List, one of the largest pro-choice political action committees in the country, announced its intentions to spend $20 million supporting and training female state legislative candidates in the 2020 election cycle in hopes of improving Democrats' control of the redistricting process.

FLASHBACK: Obama Launched His Political Career Through Gerrymandering

Former president now 'tired of politicians manipulating maps' for political gain

Former president Barack Obama took to Twitter on Monday to decry "politicians manipulating maps" for political gain, but a look back to his early days in Illinois shows he used his redistricting power as a state senator to launch his political career.

Obama-Holder Group Dealt Blow with SCOTUS Gerrymandering Decision

Ruling says federal courts must stay out of state gerrymandering challenges

The Court ruled 5-4 on Thursday that federal courts must stay out of partisan gerrymandering cases involving state-drawn congressional maps. The decision was a major setback for groups such as the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC).

Eric Holder-led Group Fundraises Off Supreme Court Ruling

'We'll be honest—we're disappointed'

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee led by former Obama-era attorney general Eric Holder sent out a fundraising email Thursday afternoon telling readers about a "midnight" deadline to raise $20,000 to combat gerrymandering in the wake of a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Democrats’ Redistricting Effort Touts Wins Where Steyer and Soros Invested

Holder-led PAC may owe Democrat gains more to billionaire activists

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), an effort spearheaded by former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder, is claiming victory in several states targeted for a barrage of outside spending by a 527 group led by billionaire activists George Soros and Tom Steyer.