Joey Williams is currently the Chapter Director of Faith In Kern, part of Faith In The Valley, a PICO affiliate. People Improving Community through Organizing (PICO) is the largest faith based community organizing network in United States. Faith In Kern and PICO CA was instrumental in passage of Prop 47 in 2014, which reclassifies low level, nonsexual, and nonviolent felonies to misdemeanors. Williamsalso led efforts in Kern and the Central Valley to pass Props 55, 56 and 57, and was recently hired by PICO CA as it's Integrated Voter Engagement Coordinator.
Joey Williams is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and former ASB President. Williams returned to Bakersfield in 2007 and earned B.A. (History) and M.A. (Sociology) from CSU Bakersfield, and served as a youth pastor for five years working with at risk youth. Williams was himself was a student in Kern High School District, and expelled under "Zero Tolerance", and is a recipient of a reclassification under Prop 47.