Recent Proposals and Statements - View Issues Section
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.
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 AdvocacySister 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/