Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement on Black Maternal Health Week
ATLANTA – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement marking Black Maternal Health week:
Congresswoman Williams, Whip of the Democratic Women’s Caucus said:
“I’m a Black mom, so I’m more than all in to protect Black maternal health. I had blood pressure concerns during and after my pregnancy with my now six-year-old son, Carter. I was fortunate to have access to a high level of care, but every Black mom and mom-to-be should get that same care, too. A horrific number of Black women die from preventable complications related to pregnancy. Georgia is dead last in Black maternal mortality, with our statistics mirroring developing countries. That’s why I didn’t hesitate to sign on to the Black Maternal Health Momnibus and I continue to fight for Medicare for All. We need these two bills because a Black mom’s bank account and ZIP Code shouldn’t determine if she and her baby come home safely after childbirth.”
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.