Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Colleagues, Introduce Resolution Recognizing Days of Peace

Dec 19, 2023
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WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) introduced a resolution recognizing the 10 days of peace observed by the international community. Congresswoman Williams introduced similar legislation in the 117th Congress. 

The inspiration for Congresswoman Williams’ resolution was her  predecessor, Congressman John Lewis, one of the world’s leading proponents of nonviolence. Congressman Lewis perennially introduced a resolution recognizing the International Day of Peace which is observed on the third Tuesday of September. Congresswoman Williams’ resolution commemorates the 42nd International Day of Peace which was observed on September 19. 

Representatives Colin Allred (TX-32), Jasmine Crockett (TX-30), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-07), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-Del), Henry C. Hank Johnson (GA-04), Barbara Lee (CA-12), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Hillary Scholten (MI-03), Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), Jim McGovern (MA-02), Dina Titus (NV-01), Juan Vargas (CA-52), David Scott (GA-13), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Alma Adams (NC-12), Jonathan Jackson (IL-01), Jim Costa (CA-21), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Dwight Evans (PA-03), Kevin Mullin (CA-15), Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) are cosponsoring the introduction of the resolution. 

The resolution reads in part that Congress commits to:

“[E]ncouraging the people of the United States to continue commemorating international days of peace, coexistence, and cooperation; supporting activities on international days of peace, coexistence, and cooperation that promote thoughtful, deliberative, and cooperative actions to achieve peace; and facilitating the application of peace, tolerance, cease-fire, and nonviolence throughout the year.” 

Click here for the text of the resolution. 

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District on the exclusive Financial Services Committee. She is a champion of voting rights and builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams is committed to closing the racial wealth gap and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of your ZIP code or bank account.

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