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Marianne Williamson

Marianne
Williamson

Marianne Williamson is an author, spiritual leader, and a regular guest on Oprah Winfrey’s show (seriously). She made her first foray into politics when she ran (unsuccessfully) to represent California's 33rd congressional district in 2014. She has published 13 books, founded a volunteer food delivery program, and is the co-founder of a non-profit grassroots organization called the Peace Alliance. If you like Goop, give Marianne a look. She attended Pomona College. Learn more about Marianne Williamson below:

Why are you running

“We need to address the deep emotional and psychological dynamics within the average citizen that have led to the erosion of our political system. In order to have a moral and spiritual awakening in America, we need a leader who is a moral and spiritual awakener.”

— Marianne Williamson

Top Priorities

Establish Dept of Children and Youth

For wrap around services, anti-trauma programs, restorative justice, conflict resolution, medical and nutritional needs, anti-bullying, social work and drug treatment programs.

Establish Dept of Peace

Peace-building agenda focused on diplomacy, mediation, support for democratic institutions, and expansion of economic opportunities.

Environment

Appoint an environmentalist to head the EPA and restart the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan.

Tweeter in Chief

Pod Save America

2020: Marianne Williamson on big truths and moral outrage

Timestamps

[00:01:21] Why she decided to run

[00:02:19] On being a Bernie Sanders fan and how her campaign differs

[00:04:20] On how to turn towards light in dark times

[00:06:10] On naming people’s pain

[00:08:18] Democrats’ history and economic policies

[00:10:19] Her plan for identifying and challenging underlying economic forces

[00:12:36] On the “two types of Democrats”

[00:13:14] On HR-1 and her ideas for the House and Senate

[00:14:14] On voter turnout and if Democrats don’t win the Senate

[00:16:53] Defeating a “big lie” with “big truth”

[00:19:13] On reminding people of America’s mission and fighting for democracy with conviction

[00:22:48] Moral outrage born of love, not anger

[00:24:05] On the Department of Peace

[00:27:11] On using military force as commander-in-chief

[00:28:16] On using integration when to deciding to use defense for a humanitarian mission

[00:32:41] On entering the Iraq war

[00:33:29] On young people, faith, and spirituality

[00:34:06] The history of politics’ relationship with faith and spirituality

[00:34:52] Religion’s impact on how people vote

[00:35:48] Private morality versus public morality and the common good

[00:36:47] On less restrictive definitions of “going to church”

[00:37:16] On spiritual communities, social justice reform, and political activism

[00:39:53] On religion being both inward and outward in practice

[00:40:52] The Good Samaritan versus the conscious Samaritan

[00:42:50] Having spirituality as a politician

On the “two types of Democrats”

On moral outrage born of love

On politics’ relationship with faith and spirituality

Timestamps

[00:00:31] Why she decided to run

[00:01:30] On being a Bernie Sanders fan and how her campaign differs

[00:03:32] On how to turn towards light in dark times

[00:05:23] On less successful positive campaigns and naming people’s pain

[00:07:30] Democrats’ history and economic policies

[00:9:23] Her plan for identifying and challenging underlying economic forces

[00:11:49] On the “two types of Democrats”

[00:12:27] On HR-1 and her ideas for the House and Senate

[00:13:27] On voter turnout and if Democrats don’t win the Senate

[00:16:06] Defeating a “big lie” with “big truth”

[00:18:27] On reminding people of America’s mission and fighting for democracy with conviction

[00:22:03] Moral outrage born of love, not anger

[00:23:20] On the Department of Peace

[00:26:26] On using military force as commander-in-chief

[00:27:31] On using integration when to deciding to use defense for a humanitarian mission

[00:31:55] On entering the Iraq war

[00:32:44] On young people, faith, and spirituality

[00:33:29] The history of politics’ relationship with faith and spirituality

[00:34:08] Religion’s impact on how people vote

[00:35:04] Private morality versus public morality and the common good

[00:36:03] On less restrictive definitions of “going to church”

[00:36:32] On spiritual communities, social justice reform, and political activism

[00:39:10] On religion being both inward and outward in practice

[00:40:08] The Good Samaritan versus the conscious Samaritan

[00:42:06] Having spirituality as a politician

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