EMILYs List Statement on Nikema Williams’ Victory in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District
For Immediate Release
November 4, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Nikema Williams’ Victory in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Nikema Williams on being elected to represent Georgia’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Nikema Williams on her victory tonight. Nikema is a tireless champion for justice and equality who has always used her platform to advocate for others. From her work as the first Black woman chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia to serving as the former vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, she is a proven champion for women and working families. In Congress, EMILYs List is confident that she will carry on the late Congressman John Lewis’ legacy and continue to make good trouble as the next representative of Georgia’s 5th Congressional District.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices.