Ex-President Barack Obama is joining forces with his former Attorney General to launch a campaign to end gerrymandering.
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The “All On The Line” campaign – which will also work to protect the Affordable Care Act, reduce gun violence, and expand voting rights – is part of a push in recent years by high-profile Democrats to curtail the use of gerrymandering across the country.
“For too long, politicians have been able to pick their voters, instead of allowing voters to choose their representatives,” Eric Holder said in a statement. “Gerrymandering rigs our elections so the party in power can’t lose and it moves our policy debates away from rational solutions to the extremes.”
Gerrymandering has become a hot topic in recent years. State legislatures in Wisconsin and Michigan have been heavily criticized after Republicans have moved to curtail the powers of Democrats elected in November.
“Our mission is to restore fairness to our democracy and ensure every American has an equal say in our government,” Holder said.
Insiders have long whispered about Holder’s presidential aspirations. He is the current chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which is focusing on redistricting reform in key battleground states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida.