On Thursday, former President Barack Obama will headline a closed-door fundraiser in DC on behalf of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC). The NDRC aims to influence how state and federal legislative districts are drawn and hopes to create a centralized, strategic hub for a comprehensive redistricting strategy. The group’s chairman, former AG Eric H. Holder Jr. will also be at the event as well as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). DNC Chair Tom Pérez said in an interview Sunday that while some Democrats have urged Obama recently, “You’ve got to get out front on issue X or issue Y,” the former president wants instead to “build the bench” for the party. More here.
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