Posted on February 1, 2019

New Dem Presidential Candidate Calls for ‘Spiritual Awakening’ in US

Rachel Frazin, The Hill, January 31, 2019

Author and Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson said in an interview Thursday she is running for the White House because America needs a “moral and spiritual awakening.”

“We need a moral and spiritual awakening in the country,” Williamson, who launched her campaign Monday in Los Angeles, said on CNN’s “New Day.” {snip}

Williamson is a best-selling author and spiritual counselor to Oprah Winfrey. She said in the interview Thursday that her career has prepared her to tackle the country’s “deeper levels of moral dysfunction.”


Williamson’s platform includes a Green New Deal, universal background checks for gun owners and free college or technical school, according to her campaign website.

In the CNN interview, she also called for reparations for slavery, with $10 billion per year to be distributed over a decade.

“I believe $100 billion given to a council to apply this money to economic projects and educational projects of renewal for that population is a debt to be paid,” she said.