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The National Redistricting Action Fund (NRAF) is the 501(c)(4) advocacy and lobbying arm of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), a Democratic PAC chaired by former Attorney General Eric Holder, and the National Redistricting Foundation, a 501(c)(3) litigation nonprofit. The nonprofit was created to litigate against Republican state elected officials for alleged Voting Rights Act infractions and what it deems illegal “gerrymandering” of state legislative and congressional districts ahead of the 2020 U.S. Census.
The National Democratic Redistricting Action Fund describes its mission as “initiating litigation that will have a nationwide impact in creating more just and representative electoral districts,” a goal it pursues through engaging in “work that affects the redistricting process, including monitoring the national census activity.”
The NRAF’s targeted litigation and national census efforts are coordinated with its two “sister” affiliates: the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a Democratic Party PAC chaired by Eric Holder, and the National Redistricting Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The organizations share the same Washington, D.C. office space. 
In August 2019, former president Barack Obama announced Redistricting U, an educational program by NRAF’s project All On the Line that aims to provide liberal volunteers throughout the country with the tools needed to affect the redistricting process in their state.   
In 2019, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee announced its plan to support candidates campaigning during spring elections in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The National Redistricting Action Fund invested $350,000 in the groups Together Wisconsin Acts and Black Leaders Organizing Communities (BLOC). These groups supported the advertising and organizational components of Judge Lisa Neubauer’s campaign for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. 
The National Redistricting Action Fund invested $10,000 in Progress Iowa to prevent Republicans in the Iowa state legislature from changing the process for selecting state judges in Iowa. 
Iowan Republicans submitted a proposal that expands the power of local lawmakers and the government to select judges for Iowa’s state courts. This revision would allow Iowa’s legislators and governor to determine the candidates for membership of the state judicial nominating commission. The Iowa State Judicial Nominating Commission helps to select judges that serve on the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals. 
Note that NRAF’s Form 990 does not follow a normal calendar year, and instead runs from July 1 to June 31
In 2018-2019, the National Redistricting Action Fund reported total revenues of $4,081,820, total expenditures of $4,767,247 (including grants paid totaling $1,981,360), and net assets of $2,046,179. 
In 2017-2018, the National Redistricting Action Fund reported revenues of $2,511,046, total expenditures of $1,593,743 (including grants paid totaling $275,000), and net assets of $2,731,606. 
Donors to NRAF
Support to Other Redistricting Groups
Voters Not Politicians, or Yes on 2, is a committee that proposed and successfully qualified a 2018 Michigan ballot measure to amend the state constitution to, as they claim, “fix Michigan’s broken redistricting process.” NRAF made a $250,000 donation to the committee that NDRC Chair Eric Holder claimed would help “people take power back from politicians and truly control their destiny.”
President and CEO
Kelly Ward serves as president and chief executive officer of the National Redistricting Action Fund and the National Redistricting Foundation, and she also serves as executive director of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), the nonprofit’s PAC affiliate.   Ward is a Democratic Party operative and campaign strategist. From 2010 to 2017, she served first as political director and then as executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), a primary PAC utilized by House Democrats. Prior to that, Ward served in various positions for a number of left-leaning nonprofits in Arizona, campaign manager for Democratic congressional candidates, and in the office of Democratic Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano.
Board of Directors
Elisabeth Pearson is president of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC). From 2013 to December 2018, Pearson served as executive director of the Democratic Governors Association; she has also served as political director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).
Mitch Stewart is a Democratic Party consultant and campaign strategist. Stewart is a founding partner at 270 Strategies, a Democratic consulting firm whose clients include Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, the U.S. Senate campaign for Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Organizing for America, and Planned Parenthood.  He served as battleground states director for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and prior to that as national director for Organizing for America, a left-wing advocacy group.