Dominick Williams
Pronouns
He/Him
Year
2021
Chapter
Position
Legislative Assistant, California Legislature | Office of Asm. Shirley Weber
Dominick Williams is a Legislative Staffer with the Office of Assemblymember Shirley Weber where he provides analysis on the issues of higher education, natural resources, local government, and public safety. Dominick also handles issues pertaining to California’s Black Caucus and AAPI caucus. Previously, he was an assistant staffer on Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5, which would repeal CA Proposition 209 and reinstate affirmative action in public education, public hiring and contracting. He further campaigned for California’s Proposition 16 as a statewide organizer, where, among other responsibilities, he taught a class of 60 students to campaign for Proposition 16. Dominick previously served as a paralegal with the Office of Attorney John Burris where he assisted disadvantaged members of the Bay Area community who experienced injustice by California police departments due to brutality, wrongful death, and civil rights violations. He also worked as a Youth Aide for the California Department of Education where he published a white paper on the extent of food and housing insecurity at the community college, California State University, and University of California. As a student at the University of California, Berkeley, Dominick spearheaded a state-wide campaign that focused on racial justice for students of color at the University of California, and established its first scholarship program. Dominick is an avid anime-watcher and enjoys curating music playlists. He plays basketball on the weekends and is a volunteer motivational speaker at his high school alma mater. He currently has several books he is seeking to complete reading, including A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn; The Classic Slave Narratives; and Nobody by Marc Lamont Hill.