DPG Chairwoman Nikema Williams Statement on Republican Hijacking of Hate Crimes Legislation

June 19, 2020

ATLANTA – Today, Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) Chairwoman Nikema Williams released the following statement: 

“I am outraged and disgusted that Geoff Duncan and Senate Republicans are only pretending to act on a long-overdue hate crimes bill in order to add additional protections for law enforcement members who have been murdering Black Americans. On Juneteenth, the day we celebrate Black liberation, this is insulting to the lives and families of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks, and outright malicious to the Black Georgians who have been asking for the bare minimum from our government for decades.

Let’s be clear here: Georgia Republicans have had decades to show that they stand with Black Georgians, instead of deeply racist institutions. They will never change — we must vote them out.”

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