Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement on the Passing Madeleine Albright, First Woman to Serve as Secretary of State
ATLANTA – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement after the passing of the 64th United States Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright:
“Madeline Albright was an inspiration to little girls and women everywhere. Secretary Albright was an exceptional public servant who rallied the world behind our democratic values, and her lived experience as a refugee grounded her diplomacy in uplifting all people. As the first woman Secretary of State, Secretary Albright was often the only woman in the room–a situation I still find myself in–and I am thankful for her leadership in breaking barriers. I will build on her legacy by continuing to defend the rights of everyone, especially those most marginalized. My prayers are with Secretary Albright’s family, friends and loved ones.”
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.