The 2020 Democrats: Marianne Williamson

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Posted: Mar 05, 2019 9:00 AM
The 2020 Democrats: Marianne Williamson

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Quick Facts

Who: Marianne Williamson

Where: Houston

Current Position: No current political position.

Campaign Website: https://www.marianne2020.com/

Background: Up to this point, Williamson has been primarily a social activist and spiritual author. She is the cofounder of Project Angel Food. Originally launched to support HIV/AIDS patients, it expanded to cook and deliver meals to people with life-threatening illnesses.

2020 Campaign & Endorsements

  • Date Announced: Jan. 29, 2019

  • Fundraising: $1.5 million raised in first quarter

  • Campaign Leadership: 

  • Key Endorsements:

Political Positions

  • Economy: Williamson supports the institution of a $15 minimum wage. She also supports the Green New Deal, an economic stimulus bill that calls for radical environmental and economic policies.
  • Healthcare: She backs the socialist Medicare for All bill, a self-explanatory bill proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). 
  • Abortion: Williamson has affirmed her support for abortion, calling herself "one hundred percent pro-choice."
  • Immigration: She believes that there should be a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants with no "serious criminal background." She has also said that she would work on providing affordable healthcare to illegal families.
  • Criminal Justice: Her signature campaign promise is a call for $100 billion in reparations for black Americans. This would be distributed over 10 years by a group of black leaders for selected "economic and education projects."
  • Gun Control: As president, she would support the elimination of the sale of semi-automatic firearms. She would fight to ban bump stocks and require universal background checks, including at gun shows.
  • Education: Williamson would advocate for legislation that supports free college education and low-cost education for middle or older aged citizens.