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.”

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.

###

Recent Posts


Feb 21, 2024
Press

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Partners with Spelman College to Deliver $14 Million Grant for Atlanta University Center to Increase Research Capabilities

(ATLANTA) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), a member of the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus announced she helped secure a $14 million grant for Spelman College, in collaboration with Morehouse College, the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Clark Atlanta University. The grant was awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its […]



Feb 20, 2024
Press

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Reintroduces Legislation to Give Communities More Control to Address Highway Noise

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) reintroduced the Negating Neighborhood Noise Act, legislation to give communities the ability to build noise barriers along existing federal interstate highways. Currently, federal funds cannot be used for noise barriers.  The Negating Neighborhood Noise Act allows Highway Trust Fund dollars to be used to build noise barriers in residential […]



Feb 7, 2024
Press

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Receives A Rating on ECU // LAV Action Fund Scorecard

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema (GA-05) announced she received an A Rating in End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund (ECU // LAV) Legislative Scorecard for the 118th Congress. The scorecard grades members of Congress on their support for important anti-corruption and voting rights measures that Congress has introduced and considered over the […]