By Jamal Thomas
Montgomery, AL- Audri Scott- Williams is in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives, Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. She believes that there are opportunities for the state of Alabama to reset the moral and political compass for the whole nation.
“All eyes are on Alabama right now” Williams shared. “We need to be a demonstration. It’s time for us to stand up and step out.”
A resident of a small town in Houston County called Cottonwood, Williams has a background in employment training and education. She is a former U.S. Army Reservist, former Dean at Charles County Community College, and author.
Williams is involved in the community on the local, national, and global levels. Starting off, she volunteers at soup kitchens and mission houses throughout Houston County. She was also heavily involved in advocating the Marriage Equality Act in Alabama. In addition, Williams has traveled all over the country fighting for human rights and standing on the forefront of issues like human trafficking and suicide prevention. As a Global Trustee for the United Religions Initiative, she fights religiously motivated violence.
Fighting for human rights has always been a part of Williams’ life. Growing up, her parents stood on the frontlines of the civil rights movement in North Carolina. She even recalls her parents hosting meetings in their backyard.
Regarding the Congressional seat, Williams says that it is important to have sensitivity. With her professional background and work on the grassroots level, Williams understands how to incorporate what works for the people. “If I know something is important to people in Alabama, I will fight for it.”
Williams is a mother of three sons and a grandmother of 14. She is in a loving relationship with her life partner of 15 years.
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