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Joey Williams

Faith in Action Kern County (PICO)
Lead Organizer
Joey Williams is lead organizer for Faith in Action Kern County (PICO), in Bakersfield, Calif. The gangs, drugs, and fast life consumed Williams as a youth, yet faith and family helped provide a new path. Williams attended school in Santa Barbara, Calif., and finished at CSU Bakersfield. He developed a passion for organizing around immigration, labor, and politics. He became a youth pastor, community leader, and organizer of education and health care. Williams is currently organizing the faith community on police misconduct, immigration, and civic engagement, specifically regarding Proposition 47, which allows low-level nonviolent individuals to have felonies reduced to misdemeanors.

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