Congresswoman Nikema Williams Calls for Passage of Abolition Amendment to Finally End Slavery in America

WASHINGTON Ahead of Constitution Day, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) called for the immediate passage of the Abolition Amendment, legislation she introduced that would close the “Slavery Loophole” in the Constitution. A bipartisan group of 172 members of the House of Representatives have co-sponsored the Abolition Amendment. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the Constitution in 1787. 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said: 

“Saturday, Constitution Day, commemorates 235 years since the Constitution was signed. That’s 235 years too many with slavery as the law of the land. We shouldn’t wait one day longer to abolish slavery. Passing the Abolition Amendment, which I introduced, will end slavery once and for all. Passing the Abolition Amendment now will bring the Constitution closer to its goal of freedom for all as we continue to form a more perfect union.” 

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Congresswoman Williams serves on the exclusive Financial Services Committee where she is Vice Chair of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress. She is Freshman Class President and Co-Chairs the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as a champion of voting rights, closing the racial wealth gap, and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of their ZIP code or bank account.

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