Congresswoman Nikema Williams on Redrawn Georgia Congressional Maps
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), co-chair of both the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus and the Task Force for Strengthening Democracy issued the following statement:
“One thing is clear: Georgia Republicans cannot be trusted to draw fair maps. Ever. After Judge Steve C. Jones ordered the creation of a majority-Black district in west metro Atlanta, Georgia Republicans doubled down on racial gerrymandering to weaken the power of Black voters and protect Republican incumbents. This recycling of Republican tricks reminds us once again that the redistricting process cannot be rooted in political gamesmanship. That’s why I co-sponsored the Freedom to Vote Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, two bills that will ban racial gerrymandering, while expanding the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Fair maps are essential for our democracy.”
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.