Monday, 10 July 2017

Obama makes first political move with redistricting group fundraiser


Former President Barack Obamais set to make his first official political move since he left theWhite House Thursday, headlining a private fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee in Washington, Politico reports.
The aim of the event is to support the group he’s backing to coordinate the efforts of Democrats in State races and lawsuits to push back on Republican gerrymandering, the event will also be attended by NDRC chair Eric Holder and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Holder said, “The National Democratic Redistricting Committee is proud to have the support of President Obama as we work to undo gerrymandering and create a fairer representation in our democracy ”.
Obama is expected to make his return to the campaign trail in the fall, on behalf of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam.

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