Congresswoman Nikema Williams’ Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Allen v. Milligan
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), Co-Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Alabama must redraw congressional district maps that discriminated against Black voters:
“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for democracy and voters, affirming the continued need for the Voting Rights Act’s protections against racial gerrymandering in redistricting. These protections are still needed in 2023 and beyond as evidenced by the rejected congressional maps in Alabama. This ruling brings us closer to ensuring that Black voices will fully be heard at the ballot box, restoring their power to elect leaders who truly represent them in Congress.
“My friend, mentor, and predecessor the late Congressman John Lewis nearly died in pursuit of the Voting Rights Act. Now it’s time to strengthen it by passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which fully restores the Voting Rights Act and the promise of full representation for everyone no matter your ZIP Code.”
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.