Congresswoman Nikema Williams’ Statement Before Voting to Protect People from Gun Violence
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement before voting to pass a package of common sense gun safety bills:
“I shouldn’t have to worry if my son will be safe from gun violence at school or if I will be shot while grocery shopping. But the slaughter of students at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and shoppers at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo were more tragic reminders of the reality of gun violence in America. My vote today is a vote to keep my Carter, and everyone in this country safe. We can’t simply move on from tragedies. The House of Representatives is once again doing its job to keep people safe. Now, the Senate must act quickly on these lifesaving bills. How can anyone continue to debate if guns are worth more than people?”
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.