Congresswoman Nikema Williams’ Statement on Signature Verification for Atlanta’s Public Safety Training Facility
(ATLANTA) Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement on signature verification for Atlanta’s Public Safety Training Facility.
Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said:
“Petition drives are a new chapter in Atlanta’s democracy. I’ve spoken with Mayor Dickens and he shares my concern over using an exact match signature process to verify petition signers, as it has been proven to disproportionately impact voters of color. The City of Atlanta must pioneer a transparent system that ensures everyone who is eligible and chooses, has the opportunity to participate in the petition drive. As the City of Atlanta continues through this uncharted territory, we must center our civil rights legacy with a petition system that ensures fairness for every Atlantan.”
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.