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Hi, I'm Congresswoman Nikema Williams and I proudly serve the people of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District, how can I help you today?


Protecting Voting Rights

I will always fight to expand the right to vote across our country and build on the legacy of my predecessor and mentor, civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis. Georgians know their vote is their voice, but Georgians – especially in communities of color – are also no strangers to voter suppression tactics.  As a co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, I am committed to amplifying the voice of the people, breaking down barriers to voting, and ensuring the integrity of our elections. I am an original co-sponsor of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and authored the Voters on the Move Registration Act of 2021.

Expanding Access to Health Care

I know from personal experience that our ability to access health care can change, and often save, our lives. I have been uninsured and chosen to not receive medical care after a dangerous car accident because the visit to the emergency department would have been too expensive. I struggled to pay for my mom’s treatment as she battled stage four cancer in the final years of her life.  Every American must have the right to visit a doctor when they need medical care, regardless of the size of their bank account. In Congress, I co-sponsored Medicare for All legislation and I am committed to the promise of universal, quality health care coverage. I will continue fighting to ensure people can access medical services from prenatal to mental health care. We must make sure health care is a right, not a privilege, for all the people.

Building Equitable Access to Education

All of us should have equitable access to high-quality education, no matter our ZIP code or bank account. For me, this is a value that is deeply ingrained. My Great Aunt Autherine Lucy paved the way for accessible education in this country as the first Black woman to attend the University of Alabama. I have also seen firsthand, as a former public school teacher, how integral education is to opening doors to opportunity. In Washington, I will always fight for the resources that our students and teachers need to succeed. Higher Education & Student Debt Relief 44.7 million Americans and counting remain burdened by student loan debt well after graduation–including me. Student debt creates a barrier to purchasing a home, starting a family, and creating the very life promised on the other side of a college education.  As I advocate for student debt cancellation for federal borrowers, I’m also fighting for policies to bring immediate relief to especially debt-burdened borrowers. This includes leading the Student Loan Credit Score Rehabilitation Act, which would ensure all negative credit reporting related to a previously defaulted student loan is removed from a borrower’s credit history once the borrower has completed student loan rehabilitation. 

The Latest

From My Office

Jun 8, 2023
Congresswoman Nikema Williams’ Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Allen v. Milligan

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), Co-Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Alabama must redraw congressional district maps that discriminated against Black voters:  “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for democracy and voters, affirming the continued need for the Voting Rights Act’s […]

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Jun 1, 2023

Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations Celebrates Release of Biden Administration’s National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Nikema Williams (GA-05), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25), and Wesley Hunt (TX-38), as Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations, released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s announcement of the first-ever U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism: “The Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations, which brings together our […]

Jun 1, 2023

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Votes No on GOP’s Dirty Debt Ceiling Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement after voting no on the GOP’s Debt Ceiling Bill: “In Congress, I always center those most marginalized in my decision making process, communities that far too often get overlooked and left behind. These communities look to me to protect lifelines that put food on […]

May 30, 2023

Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Senator Ossoff, and Senator Warnock Deliver New Resources to Clean Up Chattahoochee Brick Company Site in Atlanta 

ATLANTA – Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) and U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock are delivering new resources to help clean up the abandoned Chattahoochee Brick Company site in the City of Atlanta, which is now set to become a public park.  Congresswoman Williams and Sens. Ossoff and Warnock and delivered new resources through the Bipartisan Infrastructure […]

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