Drawing voting distinct lines to give advantage to the party already holding power is a political tactic that goes all the way back to the elections of 1788. But four years after the Supreme Court decided that partisan gerrymandering cannot be challenged in federal court, its use has become more rampant than ever before and therefore destructive to our fundamental rights as voters.
Join us as Ilana Glazer chats with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the work his organization The National Democratic Redistricting Committee is doing to raise awareness of current redistricting, shift balances of power, and empower the public to fight for our democracy ahead of the 2024 election cycle.
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Ilana Glazer is a creator and comedian who co-created and co-starred in the critically acclaimed series BROAD CITY. Her debut stand-up comedy special, THE PLANET IS BURNING is on Amazon Prime, and her film FALSE POSITIVE which she co-wrote and starred in, was produced by A24 and available on Hulu. She was also cast in THE AFTERPARTY for Apple TV+.
Ilana is the co-founder of the non-profit Generator Collective, which was founded in 2016. Generator Collective defines minimal civic engagement and aims to humanize policy through people-powered stories on social media. This summer, Ilana will be going on tour for ILANA GLAZER LIVE! and perform stand up comedy across the country.
Eric Holder served as Attorney General from February 2009 to April 2015. As the third longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history and the first African American to hold that office, Eric is an internationally recognized leader across a broad range of regulatory enforcement, criminal justice, and national security issues. In 2014, Time magazine named Eric to its list of 100 Most Influential People, noting that he had “worked tirelessly to ensure equal justice.”
Before his service as Attorney General, Eric maintained a wide-ranging investigations and litigation practice at Covington. Among numerous significant engagements, he led the firm’s representation of a major multi-national agricultural company in related civil, criminal, and investigative matters; acted as counsel to a special investigative committee of the board of directors of a Fortune 50 technology company; successfully tried a complex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a leading financial services company; and represented several life sciences companies in litigation and investigations.
Including his tenure as Attorney General, Eric has served in government for more than thirty years, having been appointed to various positions requiring U.S. Senate confirmation by Presidents Obama, Clinton and Reagan.