Eric Holder is the chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and served as 82nd attorney general of the United States under President Obama. Holder joins national political reporter Robert Costa on Post Live Election Daily to discuss combating voter suppression in the 2020 election. Following Holder’s one-on-one, former house speaker Newt Gingrich will join Washington Post Live at 1:15 p.m. to discuss the election.

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Eric Holder, Chairman, National Democratic Redistricting Committee

Eric H. Holder, Jr. serves as Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. Mr. Holder is an internationally recognized leader on a broad range of legal issues and a staunch advocate for civil rights. He served in the Obama Administration as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States from February 2009 to April 2015, the third longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history and the first African-American to hold that office.

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee has a four-pronged strategy to fight for a more representative democracy and ensure we have fair electoral maps in 2021 that includes:

· Litigation to overturn gerrymandered maps and protect voting rights and equal representation.

· Reform efforts to create independent commissions or make the process less partisan.

· Building infrastructure including grassroots support for fair maps and developing state-of-the-art data and mapping tools.

· Electing Democrats to key state and local positions that play a role in the redistricting process.

Since launching in early 2017, Holder has traveled to 25 states to help elect candidates, meet with activists and voters, and raise awareness of how gerrymandering and voting rights issues undermine our democracy.

Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today. He is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the United States House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Newt was also a Republican candidate for president of the United States in 2012.

Today, Newt is Chairman of Gingrich 360, a full-service American consulting, education, and media production group that connects the past, present, and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges, and develop opportunities. The company serves a Fortune 500 client base with consulting services and creates award-winning, entertaining media projects. Additionally, Newt participates in about 30 marquee speeches and events around the world each year.

Newt is a Fox News contributor and the host of the Newt’s World podcast, a dynamic new weekly series that offers context to today’s world through entertaining stories and conversations. The podcast is distributed by iHeart and is available everywhere.

A prolific author, Newt has published 40 books, including 17 fiction and nonfiction New York Times best sellers, such as Understanding Trump and Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback.

He also writes nationally syndicated columns twice a week. His new book Trump and the American Future: Solving the Great Problems of Our Time will be published in June.

Newt’s historical fiction works include Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, and To Try Men’s Souls. These intriguing novels are active historical studies in the lessons of warfare based on fictional accounts of historic battles and how they shaped our nation. He also writes political thrillers focused on Washington intrigue and international terrorism, the latest, Shakedown, is published through Harper Collins and is available is available for pre-order.

Recognized internationally as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs, Newt is the longest-serving teacher of both the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals and Capstone for rising generals. He also taught officers from all five services as a distinguished visiting scholar and professor at the National Defense University.

In addition, Newt served as a Member of the Defense Policy Board. He was a member of the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations, and he co-chaired the Task Force on United Nations Reform, a bipartisan Congressional effort to modernize and improve the UN.

As Chairman of Gingrich 360, Newt continues to promote American values as he works toward thinking through and helping to solve our nation’s greatest challenges in health care, education, national security, and many other areas.

Newt is married to Callista Gingrich, author of the Ellis the Elephant children’s book series, and producer and host (with Newt) of nine documentaries, the most recent of which is The First American.

The Gingriches have two daughters and two grandchildren.