For Immediate Release
April 21, 2022
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LCV Action Fund Endorses Nikema Williams for Congress
Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today the endorsement of Nikema Williams for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia’s 5th Congressional District.
“It has never been more important to have leaders in Congress like Representative Nikema Williams who are fighting hard every day to protect our democracy and for climate, clean energy, jobs, and justice,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are thrilled to support her campaign for reelection so she can continue to lead efforts for environmental justice to keep our communities healthy, grow our clean energy economy, and make our democracy more accessible to all.”
“Congresswoman Nikema Williams has been a champion for environmental justice and climate action throughout her career in the state legislature and Congress,” said Georgia Conservation Voters Director Brionté McCorkle. “We know that she will continue to lead on climate, justice, and democracy for all communities and are proud to have her representing Georgians in Congress.”
“I am thankful for this endorsement by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund. I center the most marginalized in all that I do and environmental justice is a big part of that,” said Representative Nikema Williams. “Ensuring cleaner communities for everyone is a critical component of the 21st century civil rights movement and I appreciate their partnership in this essential work.”
Rep. Williams is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She has championed the transformative climate and environmental justice investments in the Build Back Better Act and recently worked with Representatives Sean Casten (D-IL) and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) to get 86 of their colleagues to sign a letter urging President Biden to restart bicameral reconciliation negotiations recognizing climate provisions as a key starting point where common ground can be pursued. As part of the House Ways and Means markup of the Build Back Better Act, she and Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA) introduced a $1 billion tax credit bill that would advance environmental justice using tax credits for research and other academic programs. She has been a vocal advocate for protecting voting rights and cosponsored the For the People Act, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Protecting Our Democracy Act. Representative Williams earned a 100% score on LCV’s 2021 National Environmental Scorecard.
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 95 U.S. Senators and 462 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.
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