Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement on the Freedom to Vote Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), issued the following statement on the Freedom to Vote Act: 

“The Freedom to Vote Act is an important piece of legislation to protect our democracy, and I commend its leaders in the Senate for its introduction,” said Congresswoman Williams. “Included in the Freedom to Vote Act is my bill, the Voters on the Move Registration Act, commonsense legislation that makes it easier to register to vote when changing residences. The Freedom to Vote Act will also protect my constituents from Georgia’s Jim Crow 2.0 law, S.B. 202, while establishing strong federal standards for elections.  

“Reaching an agreement to introduce the Freedom to Vote Act is a big step forward in the legislative process to strengthen voting rights across our country. It builds on the leadership the House has already shown in passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, and H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Continued progress toward advancing voting rights will honor the legacy of my predecessor, friend, and mentor Congressman John Lewis, who authored the first 300 pages of H.R. 1 and is the namesake of H.R. 4.

“While this is a big step forward, we have many more to go. They include the House, Senate, and President Biden closely working together to advance voting rights legislation into law. I have long said that we need the reforms included in both H.R. 1 and H.R. 4, and I want to acknowledge the work of my House colleagues, especially Rep. John Sarbanes and my fellow Congressional Voting Rights Caucus Co-Chairs – Reps. Marc Veasey, Terri Sewell, and Bobby Scott  – for all their efforts. We have work left to do, and I will not stop working until we can ensure everyone has free and fair access to the ballot box, no matter your ZIP Code or bank account.”



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