Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Nikema Williams for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia’s 5th Congressional District.
“As a state senator, Nikema Williams has been a strong advocate for environmental justice, voting rights and fair representation,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are thrilled to support her campaign because we know she will continue to lead efforts for justice and equity and is committed to carrying on the late Representative John Lewis’ legacy in Congress.”
“In her role as a state legislator, Nikema Williams has been a champion for people and the planet. She voted pro-environment 100% of the time and took the lead on introducing legislation to protect children from lead poisoning in schools,” said Georgia Conservation Voters Director Brionté McCorkle. “We know that Nikema will continue to be a leader on climate and environmental justice in her role as Congresswoman for Georgia’s 5th District.”
“I am so proud to be endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund. I will continue to stand with them in the fight for environmental justice, and look forward to working with them to safeguard our environment,” said Nikema Williams. “Black and Brown Americans continue to be disproportionately impacted by polluted environments and the related health disparities that come from years of breathing polluted air. In Congress I will support science-based environmental policies to combat negative health impacts and fight for environmental justice in every ZIP code.”
Nikema Williams is running to represent Georgia’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Williams was born in Columbus, Georgia, and raised in Smiths Station, Alabama, by her grandparents in a home that had no indoor plumbing and no running water. She attended Talladega College, a historically Black college, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in biology. She has served as State Senator representing Georgia’s 39th Senate district since 2017. Throughout her time in the State Senate, she has been a strong advocate for environmental justice, voting rights and fair representation. She co-sponsored legislation to guarantee safe and clean drinking water in Georgia’s schools, and legislation to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in retail establishments. Nikema Williams is the first Black woman to serve as Chair of the Georgia State Democratic party. She is also a member of the Executive and Resolution Committees of the Democratic National Committee. She has been included in Georgia Trend Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Georgians, Forty under Forty, Power 30 Under 30, Outstanding Atlanta, and Who’s Who in Black Atlanta. Additionally, she received the Freshman Legislator of the Year award from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.
About LCV Action Fund
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy environment and to defeat anti-environment candidates who oppose climate action. Since the 1990 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 90 U.S. Senators and 450 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Nikema for Congress, Inc.