Nikema Williams attended Talladega College--a liberal arts Historically Black College in Talladega, Alabama--where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Sen. Williams is also a graduate of Lead Atlanta, New Leaders Council and the Women’s Campaign School at Yale.
No to China committee
Sixty-five Democrats in the House of Representatives voted on Tuesday January 10, 2022, against creating a committee to investigate China and find ways to counter the communist country’s growing international influence.
The House overwhelmingly voted to create the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party on a 365 to 65 margin, in one of the first votes since the Republicans took control of the chamber.
However, even though some members did not vote, all 65 lawmakers who voted against the committee’s creation were Democrats, including Nikema Williams.
Humanitarian Needs in Cuba letter
December 16 2021 , House Rules Committee Chair James McGovern (D-MA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory Meeks (D-NY), House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations Chair Barbara Lee (D-CA), and House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy Chair Bobby Rush (D-IL) led 114 Members of Congress in a letter to President Biden asking him to prioritize the well-being of the Cuban people as they experience the worst economic and humanitarian crisis in recent history...
In the wake of this year’s protests, the members urged the administration to support the Cuban people by suspending U.S. regulations that prevent food, medicine, remittances, and other humanitarian assistance from reaching the Cuban people...
Signatories included Nikema Williams.
Nikema Williams January 16 2021.
Live now at facebook.com/EconomicSecPro…, join Amir Farokhi, Nikema Williams, Rashad Robinson, Dorian Warren, Michael Tubbs, and more calling for a #guaranteedincome to make real #MLK 's vision to meet the Fierce Urgency of Now!
OWN YOUR VOTE
Helen Butler, executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight, Actress Crystal Fox, and Congresswoman Nikema Williams will be among the speakers at a virtual town hall Oprah Winfrey will host live Monday, Jan. 4 2021cat 8 PM, ET. The event is part of OWN’s continued OWN YOUR VOTE nonpartisan get-out-the-vote initiative intended to encourage, inspire and support voters ahead of Georgia’s Special Election. The town hall is free and open to the public and presented in partnership with Open Society Foundations and Kapor Center.
Representatives from women’s organizations will also participate including: Dr. Glenda Glover (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated); Beverly E. Smith (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated); Melanie Campbell (Black Women’s Roundtable); Glynda Carr (Higher Heights Leadership Fund); Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole (NCNW); Dr. Kimberly Leonard (The Links, Incorporated); Rasheeda S. Liberty (Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated); Valerie Hollingsworth Baker (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated). A closing prayer will be offered by Rev. Toni Belin Ingram, Presiding Elder, AME Church.
Solidarity with Amazon workers
Eric Hall March 6 2021.
Eric Hall is with Camilla Thompson and Kelsey McClure, Nicole Watkins, Richard A. Rice, Julia Siergiey Juarez, Cory Pettway, Martez Files, Jilisa Renee, Jamie Foster, Haley Mack, Johnny Scott, Majadi Baruti, Gabriel Samuel Rob Burton, Terri Rector Michal, Stephanie Hicks, Keith O. Williams, Ralph Young, AC Poteete, Jason Kobielus
I want to recognize the local organizations on the ground everyday canvassing, connecting with folk, providing security detail, putting up signs in the community.... you may not see them in the spotlight all the time but they work like hell in support of Amazon Democratic Socialist of America Birmingham Chapter 🌹, SWEET Alabama, Black Lives Matter Birmingham, Dynamite Hill-Smithfield Community Land Trust, Alabama Working Families Party, and, of course, Our Revolution Birmingham.
In 2020 Nikema Williams was a new member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
People's Charter endorser
Endorsers included Nikema Williams.
"A letter from the movement to the movement'
In September 2019 Nikema Williams was one of 100 black leaders, many affiliated with Liberation Road who signed A letter from the movement to the movement defending Maurice Moe Mitchell and Nelini Stamp of the Working Families Party for endorsing Elizabeth Warren instead of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
DFA Campaign Academy in Atlanta
Democracy for America Campaign Academy in Atlanta. Pittman Park Recreation Center Sat. April 21 & Sun. April 22.
Team Building and Collaboration, Strategic Planning, Lunch Chat: Running for Election in Georgia
- Senator Nikema Williams - State Senator District 39
- Renitta Shannon, State Representative District 84
Building a Winning Fundraising Strategy, Field Organizing: Who We Talk to Matters
Working with the Press, Developing and Delivering an Effective Message, Lunch chat: Amplifying Your Message Through Social Media
- Benjamin Dixon - Founder of ProgressiveArmy.com
- Erin Parks - Organizer with Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America
Developing Your Digital Story, Crafting and Executing Your Digital Plan, Social Media Platforms
The Collective PAC
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Nikema Williams was National Domestic Workers Alliance Deputy Director of Civic Engagement and Deputy Director for Care in Action. Ai-jen Poo was Senior Advisor to Care in Action, Jessica Morales Rocketto was Executive Director and Alicia Garza was Senior Advisor.
Nikema Williams has over 15 years experience as an advocacy and policy professional working in the reproductive health, rights and justice fields at the intersection of southern politics. Prior to joining NDWA, Nikema spent ten years at Planned Parenthood Southeast serving as the Vice President of Public Policy. Nikema lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Leslie.
Rally against Kemp
A Rally against Kemp–A voting rights rally in the Ga. state capitol rotunda Nov. 11 2018 ended when police aggressively arrested some 16 people for making noise while the legislature was holding a meeting. The principal target seemed to be Southerners On New Ground leader Mary Hooks, who had been emceeing the rally and leading chants.
Police shoved a 70-year old MADSA member to the ground while charging into the crowd toward Hooks. They also arrested two New Georgia Project canvassers; a man who had been especially vocal during the speeches; comedienne “the real Donna J. Trump”; a staffer for Men Stopping Violence; and State Sen. Nikema Williams. All arrested were charged with misdemeanors; Williams was also charged with obstruction.
Kate Shapiro, SONG's membership director, said the demonstration was organized by SONG, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Black Lives Matter Atlanta, New Georgia Project and Mijente Support Committee.
Williams, an LGBTQ ally elected to her Atlanta district in 2016, spoke to media as she was being arrested.
“I was not yelling. I was not chanting. I stood peacefully next to my constituents because they wanted their voices to be heard, and now I’m being arrested,” Williams said according to WSB-TV.
Hooks, Ward and Willis were charged with a misdemeanor and released on $3,000 bond later Tuesday, according to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. Williams was booked for disrupting a General Assembly session and obstruction, and released on $6,000 bond.
“They chanted the same things that members of the House and Senate caucuses chanted earlier this morning, which was that every vote should be counted,” Cannon said.
Williams is scheduled to appear at a press conference with other Democratic leaders and officials from Stacey Abrams' campaign on Wednesday. The event is to “reveal evidence on provisional ballots and disenfranchised voters,” according to a press release.