DFA Celebrates Nikema William’s Win In Georgia
Nikema Williams has won her general election campaign for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. Williams, a State Senator and the first Black woman to ever Chair the Georgia State Democratic party, was selected to run for the safely Democratic seat after the passing of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.
Democracy for America endorsed Williams’ campaign after the formal announcement of her candidacy on the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act in an homage to her predecessor and a clear indication that she’s committed to carrying on Lewis’ leadership on voting rights and other major progressive priorities in Congress.
DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on Nikema Williams’ win in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District:
“Nikema Williams has dedicated her life fighting for civil rights, voting rights, and women’s rights, so it’s no surprise that the voters of GA-05 have chosen her to continue that work in Washington. A State Senator and the first Black woman to Chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, Nikema is no stranger to blazing new trails without forgetting where she came from.
“While no one will ever fill the shoes of American hero and civil rights icon John Lewis, Democracy for America is confident that Nikema will carry on his legacy of making good trouble, continuing to stand for voting rights while championing other progressive causes like Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.” -- Charles Chamberlain, Chair, Democracy for America