Nikema Williams is a strong advocate for environmental justice and equity, voting rights and fair representation. Williams has served in the state Senate representing Georgia’s 39th district since 2017. She co-sponsored legislation to guarantee safe and clean drinking water in Georgia’s schools and toban the use of single-use plastic bags in retail establishments. Williams’ leadership earned her Freshman Legislator of the Year award from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus
Williams is the first Black woman to serve as Chair of the Georgia state Democratic party and is a member of the Executive and Resolution Committees of the Democratic National Committee. She also served as Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast and Deputy Director of Civic Engagement at National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA).
In Congress, Williams will carry on the legacy of the late Representative John Lewis and will continue the fight for environmental justice and voting rights for all.
Williams joins the U.S. House to fill the seat of the late Representative John Lewis, who earned a 92% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In her own words:
“Our most marginalized communities have, for too long in this country, had their lands and communities commandeered for big business, and been used as dumping grounds for pollution and industry. In Congress, I will work around the clock to ensure the people of Georgia are able to thrive regardless of their zip code.”
Source: LCVAF Questionnaire