top of page
  • Nikki-NEWS
  • Facebook
  • X
  • Instagram

Meet Nikki

We need inclusive leadership in Georgia to make sure all voices are given the respect and time they deserve. As your next State Senator I will be that leader.

Donate

Nikki on the Issues

A people first approach to social and economic change in Georgia is the backbone of my campaign.

  • While Georgia may be the best state for business, we are one of the worst states for workers’ rights - in fact, we have ranked in the bottom three states in the nation for worker protections for years. We have thousands of job openings across the state that are critical to our success - we need to step up our efforts to make Georgia the best state for business and workers by strengthening employees’ rights and supporting unions. Good business is only successful when workers are valued and protected.

    • Examples in action:

      • SB166 - Allowing public employees to engage in collective bargaining in wage negotiations

      • SB 25 Raise the minimum wage

      • Combat Anti Union Bills SB367

  • A key component of our ability to work and live is access to affordable healthcare. I am troubled by the limited access to critical healthcare services in poor and rural communities around our state, which is in part a result of short-sighted policies designed to preserve profit over Georgians’ wellness. I fully support expanding Medicaid to cover those most in need, taking the government out of the exam room, and allowing Doctors and Patients to make the choices that are right for them. I am also committed to seeing an improvement in racial equity in healthcare - black women are three times more likely to die due to complications in childbirth compared to white women in Georgia - we must close this gap.

    • Examples in action:

      • SB76 - Capping insulin costs for state employees on the benefits plan

      • Expanding Medicaid fully to cover tens of thousands of Georgia residents who cannot afford healthcare, including thousands of children

      • Protecting abortion rights and allowing women to make family planning decisions without government intervention - we need to decriminalize reproductive healthcare

      • Keeping the government out of doctor-patient relationships, including for trans teenagers seeking counseling and healthcare

      • SB441 - Improving oversight in prescriptions of opioids to prevent expansion of the opioid epidemic

      • SB 487 Medicaid Expansion

      • SB 106 Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Act

      • SB 35 require Department of Community Health to include continuous glucose monitors as a benefit for Medicaid recipients
         

  • With the metro-Atlanta region projected to hit 8 million people by 2050, all of Georgia is feeling the crunch when it comes to housing. Not only is the stock of available housing too small to sustain a growing workforce, but many of the units being built are either too expensive or are being controlled as rentals by investment companies. It is my goal to ensure that every Georgia resident is able to have a safe and affordable place to live - not only is it our moral obligation, but it also crucial to supporting Georgia’s economy.

    • Examples in action:

      • SB239 - Requiring carbon monoxide detectors in all rental properties in Georgia - a cheap and effective safety mechanism to protect renters

      • HB404 - Supporting sweeping overhauls in renter protections and regulations, to ensure that every resident has safe housing

      • Reducing the ability of rent-to-own companies to take over neighborhoods, allowing local residents to engage in home ownership (the most important factor in securing intergenerational wealth for low income families)

  • Children are our future, and ensuring all of Georgia’s children have equitable access to a good education will ensure the future of our state and nation. No child should receive less resources than their peers due to their race, rural home, or income level - I will continue to fight for all students to receive top-tier public education, improving pay and benefits for teachers, and prevent public dollars from being funneled towards private schools through voucher programs.

    • Examples in action:

      • Anti-voucher, promoting equity in school spending and protecting at-risk students in minority and rural communities

      • Opposing don’t-say-gay bills and teacher/literary censorship

  • (Change the text and add your own content, including any information that is relevant to share. Then customize the font, size and scale to make it your own.)

    • Examples in action:

      • HB 1015 Income tax saving to benefit every household HB 1015

      • HB717 Gwinnett County Ad Valorem tax-increase homestead exemption $8000

      • HB 748 Gwinnet Homestead exemption for public service employees 

      • SB 534 Fair Business Practices 

      • SB 539 Increase taxes on tobacco and vaping 

      • Preserve local control and fight preemption laws.

  •  In the past 4 years we have witnessed a rise in anti-democratic and authoritarian rhetoric and violence that have shaken our democracy and institutions to the core. We must continue to combat misinformation, protect public servants and civil liberties, and ensure equitable access to the polls for all Georgians.

    • Examples in action:

      • SB??? - Protecting election workers and officials from doxxing

      • SB??? - Protecting Jurors from doxxing and intimidation

      • SB89 - Allowing campaign funds to be used for childcare and dependent care, removing barriers for lower-income and new parents, diversifying our General Assembly and bringing these critical voices to the Capitol

      • SB253 (first bill to passed in 2021) Notice of poll location changes provisions for proper signage 

      • SB 538 Elections Interfering with poll workers

      • Combatting voter suppression legislation that reduce voting access

      • Combatting misinformation and anti-democracy measures

Endorsements

Title

First Last

Add paragraph text. Click “Edit Text” to update the font, size and more. To change and reuse text themes, go to Site Styles.

Title

First Last

Add paragraph text. Click “Edit Text” to update the font, size and more. To change and reuse text themes, go to Site Styles.

First Last

Title

Add paragraph text. Click “Edit Text” to update the font, size and more. To change and reuse text themes, go to Site Styles.

Title

First Last

Add paragraph text. Click “Edit Text” to update the font, size and more. To change and reuse text themes, go to Site Styles.

Title

First Last

Add paragraph text. Click “Edit Text” to update the font, size and more. To change and reuse text themes, go to Site Styles.

The People for Nikki Merritt

 

1911 Grayson Hwy Suite 8367

 

Grayson GA 30017

 

404-369-3682

Connect with Nikki

Nikki-bg-site_edited_edited.jpg
Elect Nikki Merritt for Georgia Senate District 9 | Putting People at the Heart of Georgia We need inclusive leadership in Georgia to make sure all voices are given the respect and time they deserve. Together we can move Georgia forward.

Putting People at the Heart of Georgia

We need inclusive leadership in Georgia to make sure all voices are given the respect and time they deserve. Together we can move Georgia forward.

Elect Nikki Merritt for Georgia Senate District 9 | Putting People at the Heart of Georgia We need inclusive leadership in Georgia to make sure all voices are given the respect and time they deserve. Together we can move Georgia forward.
  • Merritt Minute Newsletter
  • Facebook
  • X
  • Instagram
bottom of page