July 7, 2017/Press

Eric H. Holder, Jr. to Keynote 2017 NCDP Unity Dinner

Raleigh – Today, the North Carolina Democratic Party announced that Eric Holder, the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, will be the keynote speaker at the organization’s 2017 Unity Dinner. The event will be held on the evening of Saturday, July 15th, at 7 p.m. at the Talley Student Union at North Carolina State University.

“The Unity Dinner is an annual celebration of our values as Democrats and where we recommit to fight for every North Carolina family, from the Blue Ridge mountains to the Outer Banks,” NCDP Chair Wayne Goodwin said. “We are honored to have former Attorney General Eric Holder join us and to hear him spotlight how Democrats are fighting back against unconstitutional gerrymandering. North Carolina is ground zero in the fight against gerrymandering and has suffered for five years under an unconstitutionally-elected Republican legislature that has blocked progress at every turn and undermined our executive and judiciary branches. With the help of former Attorney General Holder and the NDRC, we are ready to finally give the people of North Carolina a legislature and Congress that truly represent their views.”

“It is an honor to support Democrats in one of the most important swing states in the country,” Attorney General Holder said. “North Carolina is a textbook case of redistricting gone wrong. The gerrymandered maps drawn in 2011 have divided communities and been ruled illegal by courts at multiple levels. I’m proud to join Governor Cooper and North Carolina Democrats in their effort to bring fairer maps to better represent the state’s diverse electorate.”

“Across North Carolina, Democrats are stepping up to move our state forward,” Governor Cooper said. “Democrats are fighting for public education, good jobs, and a stronger middle class because we know that we’re at our best when everyone has the opportunity to succeed. I’m honored to have Attorney General Holder join us in the fight for fairer maps, and excited to join NCDP to help elect a new generation of Democratic leaders.”

To apply for media credentials for the event, please sign up at the following link. The party will reach out to approved media outlets.