Release: Friday, August 26, 2016
Atlanta, GA – Democratic Party of Georgia First Vice Chair Nikema Williams released the following statement to celebrate Women’s Equality Day.
“Today, we commemorate the 96th anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment by celebrating Women’s Equality Day. Milestones like this serve as a testament to the mountains that can be moved by dedicated advocates who believe in the best of this country.
“While great strides have been made in the fight for women’s rights, so much work is left to be done. Year after year, Georgia Republicans push legislation designed to restrict access to reproductive healthcare. Efforts to close the wage gap or expand paid family leave are stonewalled. And the divisive rhetoric of the extreme right continues to marginalize women, building barriers on the path to true equality.
“As Democrats, we believe in lifting women up. We believe women have the right to chart their own destiny without the interference of small-minded lawmakers. And we will continue to work toward a future where every little girl grows up knowing that, with hard work, anything is possible.” – Nikema Williams, First Vice Chair