Obama Headlines Democrat Fundraiser at Home of George Soros' Son
Alex Soros hosts National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) fundraiser
Former President Barack Obama is headlining a Democrat fundraiser hosted at the New York home of George Soros' son, Alex Soros.
The younger Soros will host the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) event at his NYC home on Monday evening, according to Politico Playbook.
The group’s founder and chairman, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and former Virginia governor and CNN contributor Terry McAuliffe are also expected to attend the NDRC event.
The NDRC is a super PAC that was founded in 2016 and aims to position Democrats favorably in the round of redistricting after the 2020 census.
The organization then launched a campaign called “All On The Line” aimed at promoting redistricting reform.
In August, the group unveiled another initiative, Redistricting U.
The new initiative saw activists provide free training and tools to volunteers involved in redistricting efforts and guide groups on how to “be leaders in the movement for fair maps.”
“Training is at the heart of organizing,” Obama wrote in a tweet announcing the effort, which is part of the “All On The Line” campaign.
"It’s why I’ve always made it a priority – from my 2008 campaign until now."
Training is at the heart of organizing. It’s why I’ve always made it a priority – from my 2008 campaign until now. And it’s why I’m proud to announce @allontheline’s in-person training initiative, Redistricting U. Join us: https://t.co/yrWJ50wSdE pic.twitter.com/HiKvGd2XyE— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 26, 2019
“The movement for fair maps will determine the course of progress on every issue we care about for the next decade,” the former president added.
“And we can’t wait to begin organizing when the redistricting process starts in 2021.
"We need to build this movement from the ground up – right now.”
Before leaving the White House, Obama stated that he would make redistricting efforts a top priority in his post-White House career.
“Restoring fairness to our democracy by advocating for fairer, more inclusive district maps around the country is a priority for President Obama,” Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement at the time.