As you may have heard, OFA will be joining forces over the next few weeks with former Attorney General Eric Holder and his redistricting team.
We're planning something ambitious in 2019 -- be sure to keep an eye out tomorrow for an email from AG Holder with more details.
We couldn't be more excited for this movement to put its full effort behind the fight for fair districts. Look at the issues that have defined so much of our work at OFA: Affordable health care. Fighting climate change. Common-sense gun laws. Economic opportunity.
There's one common thread standing in the way of continued progress: Gerrymandering. We have too many representatives who aren't accountable to us -- and AG Holder's team is committed to fixing this fundamental problem. The decision to join forces is all about helping to take on this challenge.
There are two things I want to highlight for you today as part of this transition:
- OFA is hosting a wonderful training series covering the lessons we've learned from our 10+ years of experience, and it's not too late to join! RSVP to this wrap-up series, which continues next Wednesday.
- We're currently talking to progressive partners about making sure our training resources and toolkits remain available to all -- and that everyone who wants to become trained as a new organizer has a great place to do that. Keep an eye out for future messages that will have more details on this.
Maybe you've been a part of this since back in 2007. Maybe you organized the past few years to save health care. Maybe you got involved ahead of the 2018 midterms.
However you have been involved, you have made a difference. Your volunteer shifts, your calls to Congress, your trainings, your education on issues, your efforts to get your friends to vote -- that's how we have accomplished so much together.
We're grateful to have your support. And as we take on redistricting, I know we'll do it with the same enthusiasm and core values that have made this movement special for so many years.
Organizing for Action