Marianne Williamson for Congress

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher and author of 10 books, six of which have appeared on The New York Times best-sellers list, announced last week in Los Angeles her run for the United States Congress. She’ll be running for the U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 33rd District, a seat currently held by 74-year old Democrat Henry Waxman, one of the most longstanding members of Congress.

I have been following Marianne since the early ‘90s, when I read her best-selling book, “A Return to Love.” I was drawn to her message of love, forgiveness and living a life of awareness. More than 20 years later, I continue to attend her Monday night lectures here in Los Angeles. If there’s anyone who can bring a new level of consciousness to the political conversation, it’s Marianne.

And it appears to me our political system could use a little enlightenment, don’t you think?

For 30 years, Marianne has worked intimately with people in crisis. From her work as a spiritual advisor and teacher of A Course in Miracles, to founding Project Angel Food to provide meals for those living with HIV/AIDS, Marianne has demonstrated a long history of service to those in need.

She is the Emeritus Chair of The Peace Alliance, promoting legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace, and is on the Board of Directors of RESULTS, a citizens lobbying group working to create the political will to end hunger and poverty. Marianne is also the facilitator of Sister Giant seminars, designed to promote “a higher level of contribution among those of us who want to increase our efficacy as activist and/or candidate, in order to uplift the tenor of American politics and in so doing help heal the world.”

While she has been a lifelong Democrat, Marianne is running this race as an Independent.

She says, “I believe that a wave of independent candidates, all committed to a huge course-correction, is necessary to turn our ship around. I feel my campaign, and most importantly my win, can help inspire such a movement. Politics shouldn’t be the least heart-filled thing we do; it should be the most heart-filled thing we do. It should be a collective expression of our most enlightened selves.”

I hope you’ll join me in supporting Marianne in her run for the U.S. House of Representatives. To learn more about the campaign, make a donation or become a volunteer, please visit:

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