Marianne Williamson is a political activist, author, non-denominational spiritual lecturer and New York Times bestselling author. Her career began in the 1980’s, during which time she became deeply involved with HIV/AIDS activism. A long-time champion for the LGBTQ+ community, she founded Project Angel Food to deliver meals to the homebound unable to shop or cook for themselves. To date, the charitable organization has served over 16 million meals. She also founded the LA Center for Living, the Manhattan Center for Living, and cofounded The Peace Alliance. Williamson has been a non-profit activist throughout her career. She has produced numerous progressive candidate summits and podcasts to encourage more women, LGBTQ+, racially diverse, and progressive Democrats to run for office. Over the years she has lectured to hundreds of thousands of people on spiritually and politically progressive topics, sold over three million books, and has done extensive work with the ill and dying. She has written 15 books, 7 New York Times bestsellers and 4 of them hitting #1. In 2020 she ran for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, and is now a candidate challenging the candidacies of President Biden and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.. As an essential part of her platform Williamson proposes a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights, a Department of Peace, reparations for slavery, a Department of Children and Youth, and a just transition from a dirty to a clean economy. A progressive Democrat, Williamson proposes a new economic beginning including universal health care, tuition free college and tech school, and a guaranteed living wage. Williamson was born and raised in Houston, Texas, in 1952. She has one daughter, India More Nisbett, who is married and lives in London with their newborn daughter Elizabeth.