Marianne Williamson, Democratic Presidential Candidate
Marianne Williamson is a bestselling spiritual and inspirational author, lecturer and non-profit activist. She has worked with thousands of individuals, as well as large and small groups, in transforming crisis into opportunity. For 35 years she has been helping people heal from problems that in many ways have been created by an irresponsible political establishment. She has an up close and personal understanding of the impact of bad policy on average American’s lives.
For three decades Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. Her book about the intersection of spirituality and politics, Healing the Soul of America, was released in 1997 and re-released in a revised edition earlier this year. Her latest book, A POLITICS OF LOVE: Handbook for a New American Revolution, was released in April 2019. In total she has written 13 books, four reaching # 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.
Marianne has founded nonprofit organizations such as Project Angel Food, that in 1989 started delivering meals to homebound AIDS patients. The organization has now served over 11 million meals. She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. She has advocated for reparations for slavery since the 1990’s and was the first candidate in this presidential primary season to make it a pillar of her campaign. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a US Department of Peacebuilding. In addition, she advocates a cabinet level Dept. of Children and Youth adequately to address the chronic trauma of millions of American children.
Marianne’s candidacy has received national attention as she continues to campaign in early primary states. She has appeared on MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt, MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle, CNN New Day and Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream, among others. She was also featured in a live CNN Town Hall in early April. Recent campaign swings include Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada and California.
Marianne was declared a 'major candidate' by Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight on April 26th, and on May 9, Marianne announced that she has reached the DNC requirement of 65K unique contributors to qualify for the DNC Presidential Debates in Miami on June 26-27.
Her website is www.Marianne2020.com