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It is time for a revolutionary change in how government works. We need vision and understanding of the whole human and how we live in community.

The traditional political establishment cannot see the real America. They don’t understand the emotional, physical and psychological toll the political solutions they make take on average Americans.

The issues politicians talk about are those convenient for them to discuss because they have some grasp on knowing what to do with what they espouse.

The problem with American politics is that it doesn’t get to the heart of the matter. We need to face our level of corruption, by which our government serves the interests of a small economic elite before the interests of the people. We need to face the level of our systemic racism. We need to face the number of our neglected, chronically traumatized children. And we need to face our failure to wage peace and stand up for democratic and higher human values around the world. ​The good news is this: once we do those things, then we will have breakthroughs the likes of which we cannot now even imagine. We are good and decent people; the problem is that too often our government’s behavior is not aligned with that goodness. And it is up to us to intervene now. A better version of same old same old will not break the pattern, or fundamentally transform us. I hope you will help me have a real conversation so we can get to the real solutions. Let’s do more than make things better.
About Marianne

Marianne Williamson has been helping people heal, for over 30 years, from the problems that politicians have created and the impact of bad policy on average American’s lives.

She is a bestselling author, activist, spiritual and inspirational lecturer. ​Marianne has been on the forefront of personal, spiritual and political ideas and actions for more than three decades. She has written 13 books, four reaching # 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Marianne has founded numerous nonprofits, like Project Angel Food that in 1989 started delivering meals to homebound AIDS patients. The organization has served 11 million meals. With over 3.7 million followers on social media, Marianne has a ready-made base to run a presidential campaign.

The reason Marianne Williamson is running for President is, in part, to unleash the power of the American people.

She believes that our democracy is sliding toward a veiled aristocracy. The rich rule at the expense of the majority. While these forces are trying to create a nation of followers, Marianne has spent her career creating leaders. She helps people build their strength from within, while creating external systems that empower communities and society itself.

Marianne Williamson calls it like it is — we are in turmoil because of our personal anxiety caused partly by chronic economic stress. She knows how people are feeling in their day to day lives, for 35 years, she has helped people transform from trauma.

We need to address the challenges we face at their roots.

Her campaign has the reassuring effect of making people feel that maybe they weren’t crazy to think something is fundamentally wrong, and that perhaps there is a reason to feel that hope is truly justified.

Marianne Williamson may not have similar resume points as other politicians -- what is most important is that they don’t have her qualifications. She understands the issues of the day because she understands people. It’s that intersectionality that makes her candidacy special and important.
Recent Proposals and Statements - View Issues Section

Reparations - Marianne Williamson was the first to introduce the need for reparations for African Americans in her January 28, 2019 announcement speech. Dr. William Darity, of Duke University, foremost economist on reparations, thanked her recently at a joint event for bringing the issue into the campaign.

Create a US Department of Children and Youth - ​America hides beneath its psychic underbelly, millions of suffering children. When it comes to health, hunger, addiction, education, and safety – we are shirking our responsibilities as a nation. Child advocacy is not being addressed with the attention and care it deserves. Too many of our children are endangered physically and/or emotionally; this is a humanitarian emergency. ​Helping ourchildren will embolden action. Our children face educational inadequacy, violence, and poverty. Our children deserve to thrive and prosper. Government agencies work on parts of the issues and can’t communicate or plan due to bureaucracy. Creating this department will pull all the resources together needed to help, to solve and to achieve what we must for our children. In function, it would act like FEMA did when President Bill Clinton made it a cabinet position. The Department of Children and Youth will have broad authority to enact programs needed to aid the whole child and will be able to see beyond just the Department of Education, or Health and Human Services.

Boeing Max 8 Crisis - Question: Why was America the slowest, and most reluctant of the planet’s most advanced nations to ground their potentially dangerous fleet of Boeing Max 8's? Answer: Because last year alone Boeing spent $15 million and hired more than a dozen firms to lobby the government, to the point where the FAA now serves Boeing’s interests before it serves ours.This is how our country operates now in situation after situation: the powers of our government are used to advocate for corporate profits more than for the people or planet on which we live. And that is morally wrong.

National Security - ​While America has some serious enemies - and it’s certainly our responsibility to protect our country and our children - I believe our country’s way of dealing with security issues is increasingly obsolete. We cannot simply rely on brute force to rid ourselves of international enemies. In so doing, we overburden our military by asking them to compensate for the work we ourselves are not doing. ​What should we do about so much violence in the world? America should proactively and vigorously wage peace! Too often we treat violence, both domestically and internationally, by treating symptoms not causes; simply waiting for the problem to occur, then seeking to suppress or eradicate its symptom. According to the Friends Committee on National Legislation, for every $1,885 the world spends on military operations, we spend only $1 on conflict prevention. And yet, investing early to prevent conflicts from escalating into violent crises is, on average, 60 times more cost effective than intervening after violence erupts. This is nonsensical, and under a Williamson administration, we would begin to flip the script.
Biographical Outline

Marianne’s new book, A POLITICS OF LOVE: Handbook for a New American Revolution,​ will be released April 23, 2019.

“In this stirring call to arms, the activist, spiritual leader, and ​New York Times bestselling author of the classic ​Return to Love ​confronts the cancerous politics of fear and divisiveness threatening the United States today, urging all spiritually aware Americans to return to—and act out of—our deepest value: love.”

Healing the Soul of America​ 1997, reprinted last year as 20th anniversary edition

Four #1 New York Times Best Sellers
- Everyday Grace​, 2002
- A Woman’s Worth​, 1993
- A Return to Love, 1992
- Illuminata, 1994



Political and Non-profit Activist

Project Angel Food - HIV/AIDS Advocacy ​(L.A.) has now served 11 million meals since she founded it in 1989.

Centers for Living (L.A. and NY) - In the 1980’s, Marianne received a distressing call from an ailing friend, she mobilized a community, starting a non-profit organization, offering meals, housecleaning, counseling, and other services to those with “life-challenging illnesses.” Two years later, she founded the Manhattan Center for Living.

Peace Alliance (​2004 Co-Founder) - The mission of the Peace Alliance is ​to empower civic action toward a Culture of Peace.

Poverty alleviation - Former Board Member. RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty​.

Women's Advocacy
Sister Giant - 2010​, founded a program of trainings and conferences to support women in running for office, endorsed candidates.

A Woman’s Worth​, ​released in 1993 she published her #1 NYT bestseller which cut across class, race, religion, and gender to speak powerfully and persuasively to a generation in need of healing, and in search of harmony.

Love America Tour​. In 2018, Marianne toured 75 cities and towns with an average attendance of about 500 each event.​ ​marianne.com/love-america-tour/
Latest Interviews and News Articles

Conway Daily Sun (New Hampshire): Williamson wants to put people over politics
CNN: Town Hall with Democratic Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson
Des Moines Register: Editorial Board meeting
MSNBC Live w/Stephanie Ruhle: Marianne Williamson: We Can Turn Love Into A Political Force
MSNBC/Weekends with Alex Witt: Pres. hopeful Marianne Williamson: Anything is possible ‘in the presence of...’
New Hampshire Public Radio: How Marianne Williamson Plans to Heal America's 'Spiritual Malfunction'
WMUR New Hampshire: Williamson aims to grow base of support
WMUR New Hampshire Town Hall: “Conversations with the Candidate”
Pantsuit Politics Show: Marianne Williamson on the Opioid Crisis, Racism, and Healing America
UPI: Williamson running as political visionary
Vice: Marianne Williamson Wants to Make Democrats the Party of Faith

Campaign - Announced on January 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Marianne has a national campaign staff and state directors in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.

Watch​: ​Marianne Williamson for President 2020​ ​
Visit​:​ www.marianne2020.com
Twitter​:​ @marwilliamson

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