Politiwatch: TDR 2020 Coverage - Marianne Williamson

Basic Information:


Marianne Williamson

Age: 66

Occupations: New Age Writer and Motivational Speaker; Advocacy for HIV/AIDS, Women’s Rights, Peace-Building, Poverty alleviation; attempted to win a representative candidate in 33rd Congressional district in California in 2014.

Party Affiliation: Independent in 2014; reformed to Democratic in 2018

Announcement Date:  January 28, 2019

Motto: Think. Love. Participate

(Source: Campaign)


  • Williamson started her career as a bookstore for metaphysical items and coffeeshop in Houston in 1979

  • In 1983, Williamson started new series of lectures to test-drive her career as a motivational speaker in Los Angeles and New York City, later in other cities.

  • In 1992, Williamson published her first book (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. Another book was published in 1997 as well.

  • Throughout her career, Williamson appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and Real Time with Bill Maher.

  • By end of 2006, Williamson is hereby recognized as one of the 50 most influential baby boomers.

(Source: Williamson)

Signature Issues:  

Position on Disability Rights

The Deaf Report would like to report that there is no substantive information on Williamson’s position on the Disability Rights for the presidency. Also, The Deaf Report will report once Williamson makes a formal announcement about her stance on Disability rights.

Position on Women’s Rights

Williamson frequently stated throughout her campaign that she is pro-choice and she wants to include the reproductive rights into law once elected. Williamson stated from her campaign website that she truly believe the abortion choice is up to every woman, not the US government even the states.

(Source: Women's Rights)

Position on LGBT Rights

Williamson emphasized that she would like to see the United States Government to recognize the LGBTQ community for their rights to marry, coexist, and adopt similiar to the hetrosexual peole. As accordingly to her campaign website, Williamson quoted, “.A report from the Center for American Progress found that more than half of LGBTQ individuals have experienced discrimination at work, and 68.5% of respondents said that anti-LGBTQ discrimination has impacted their mental health”. Williamson promised a new reform for the LGBT with the mental health coverage and remove the discrimination laws against them as well.

(Source: LGBT)