Home » 2024 presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson makes pitch to Black voters

2024 presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson makes pitch to Black voters

by The Grio

Though critics say 2024 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has a long-shot path to the White House, the best-selling author and spiritual leader is undeterred in her quest to unseat President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination.

“That’s exactly what we said about Donald Trump. And for that matter, Barack Obama was considered a long shot when he first ran,” said Williamson in a nearly 30-minute interview with theGrio about her presidential campaign.

This isn’t Williamson’s first attempt at clinching the Democratic nomination. In 2019, she launched her 2020 campaign for president and, ultimately, dropped out before the primary elections. 

Four years later, Williamson says she believes she can do a better job than President Biden to “repair” the country, all from her economic agenda – which includes Medicare for All and upending the existing gap between the top 1 percent and less wealthy Americans – to her reparations plan for Black Americans and the descendants of enslaved people in the United States.

“There is a debt that needs to be paid,” said Williamson. “I would be a president who recognizes that and do everything in my power to get it paid.”

Criticizing the Biden administration’s support for H.R.40, a congressional bill that would create a commission to study the reparations in America, Williamson said, “We really don’t need another study about the effects of slavery. It’s time to actually begin to do something about it.”

She called the effort “classic deflection of a presidential administration [that] doesn’t want to have to deal with it at all.”

The White House hopeful acknowledged the elephant in the room when asked about her pitch to Black Americans who wonder why they should vote for her.

“I’m a white woman,” she said. “As a white woman, there’s a limit to what I can understand from the experience within a…

Read the full article here

Have information to send to Urban New Now? Contact our reporters. Advertising inquiries? Contact us. Opinions? Email us.

You may also like

About Us

Urban News Now is your number one website for the latest news affecting the Black community. Follow us now to get the news and updates that matters to you.

Feature Articles

Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news and updates. Let's stay updated!

Copyright © 2023 Urban News Now – All Right Reserved

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More