Congresswoman Nikema Williams’ Statement on Ruling that Georgia Violated the Voting Rights Act

(ATLANTA) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus and the Task Force for Strengthening Democracy issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled that the Republican-controlled Georgia General Assembly violated the Voting Rights Act.

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus and the Task Force for Strengthening Democracy said: 

“Today’s decision is a victory for Georgia voters and our democracy. By striking down Georgia’s congressional and legislative maps, the court has rejected Georgia Republicans’ attempts to weaken the power of Black voters. The court’s ruling affirms the purpose of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the urgent need to restore its full protections. I recently co-sponsored the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which expands among other things, the VRA’s protections against racial gerrymandering. Fair maps are essential for our democracy and I will continue to fight for the promise of fair representation.”

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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