>> RELATED: We now know what President Obama will be doing after he leaves the White House
In 2016, Holder laid out the reason for the redistricting push, saying in an interview, “American voters deserve fair maps that represent our diverse communities — and we need a coordinated strategy to make that happen. This unprecedented new effort will ensure Democrats have a seat at the table to create fairer maps after 2020.”
The former president also released a statement on redistricting through his spokesperson, Kevin Lewis:
Restoring fairness to our democracy by advocating for fairer, more inclusive district maps around the country is a priority for President Obama. […] The President supports NDRC, Holder’s efforts to address unfair gerrymandering practices that leave too many American voters feeling voiceless in the electoral process.
This is the only political event on Obama's schedule in the near future as he continues to shy away from weighing in on too many political topics. He does, however, want to help balance out the "inequities" that he sees on political maps. As one top aide told The Chicago Tribune, Obama will be "supporting efforts that tackle the inequities of our current political system."