Congresswoman Nikema Williams Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana at the Federal Level
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) voted to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE Act), legislation that will decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, retroactively expunge previous convictions and more.
Congresswoman Williams said:
“Decriminalizing marijuana is a step toward criminal justice reform and racial justice. Black and brown people suffer most from our federal marijuana policies and are disproportionately jailed and arrested for marijuana-related offenses. The MORE Act will help right some of these injustices while reinvesting in communities that were harmed by our misguided federal marijuana laws. The House of Representatives did its job. Now the Senate must quickly act to pass this bipartisan legislation. We must undo the damage from our failed war on drugs.”
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.