Williamson brings consciousness, peace to Perry message Monday

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The Perry Area Democrats hosted self-help author and presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson at a meet-and-greet event Monday in downtown Perry. The event was free and open to the public.


Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson addressed about 20 Perry-area voters Monday morning in downtown Perry.

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson addressed about 20 Perry-area voters Monday morning in downtown Perry, bring her message of higher consciousness and peace seeking to to the campaign trail.

The event was free and open to the public as a public service by the Perry-Area Democrats.

Williamson has sold more than 3 million books worldwide, with millions of people attending her lectures over a 35-year career focused on spiritual enlightenment and well being. Her most recent works include “A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution,” published in 2019, and “Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment,” from 2016.

One of Williamson’s signature campaign promises was a call for between $100 billion and $500 billion in reparations for African-American slavery to be distributed over 10 years by a group of black leaders for economic and education projects.

“My campaign for the presidency is dedicated to the search for higher wisdom,” Williamson’s website says. “Its purpose is to create a new political possibility in America — where citizens awaken, our hearts and minds are uplifted and our democracy once more becomes a thing about which we can all feel proud.”

Williamson’s issue statements are available online on the campaign website.

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