Monday, February 24, 2020

“It's Time to Take a Stand”: Marianne Williamson Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

At a rally yesterday in Austin, Texas, author, activist, and former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president.

Anyone familiar with this blog will know that I resonate with the politically progressive vision shared by both Bernie and Marianne. Indeed, until she suspended her campaign last month, Marianne was my preferred candidate. Since then, I've wholeheartedly supported Bernie, as I did in 2016.

According to Reuters correspondent Ginger Gibson, only a handful of former candidates have made endorsements in the 2020 race. “Former Vice President Joe Biden has picked up the backing of two former candidates – U.S. Representatives Seth Moulton and Tim Ryan,” writes Gibson, while “Julián Castro, the former federal housing chief, endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren.”

Following is Marianne Williamson's speech at yesterday's rally with and for Bernie Sanders in Texas, an event that drew over 12,000 people to Vic Matthias Shores in Austin to show their support for the Democratic front-runner in the 2020 U.S. presidential race. Marianne was introduced to the cheering crowd by columnist and political activist Jim Hightower.

Related Off-site Links:
Marianne Williamson Endorses Bernie Sanders During Surprise Appearance at Texas Rally – Christina Zhao (Newsweek, February 23, 2020).
Marianne Williamson Endorses Sanders: “It’s Time for Us to Take a Stand with Bernie” – Emily Larsen (Washington Examiner, February 23, 2020).
A Confident Bernie Sanders Barnstorms Texas With Burst of Momentum – Patrick Svitek (The Texas Tribune, February 23, 2020).

For more coverage at The Wild Reed of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, see:
Quote of the Day – February 23, 2020
Bernie Sanders and the Corporate Media
Thoughts on the “Sanders Surge”
The Case for Bernie Sanders
Thoughts on the Eve of the Iowa Caucuses
Quote of the Day – February 9, 2020
A Thank You Letter to Marianne Williamson
“A Beautiful Message, So Full of Greatness”
Progressive Perspectives on Joe Biden's Presidential Run
Beto, Biden and Buttigieg: “Empty Suits and Poll-Tested Brands”
Pete Buttigieg, White Privilege, and Identity Politics
Quote of the Day – October 19, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day – February 26, 2019

For The Wild Reed's coverage of Marianne Williamson's presidential campaign, see the following chronologically-ordered posts:
Talkin’ ’Bout An Evolution: Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid
Why Marianne Williamson Is a Serious and Credible Presidential Candidate
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – April 24, 2019
Marianne Williamson: Reaching for Higher Ground
“A Lefty With Soul”: Why Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson Deserves Some Serious Attention
Sometimes You Just Have to Take Matters Into Your Own Hands
Marianne Williamson Plans on Sharing Some “Big Truths” on Tonight's Debate Stage
Friar André Maria: Quote of the Day – June 28, 2019
Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson: “We’re Living at a Critical Moment in Our Democracy”
Caitlin Johnstone: “Status Quo Politicians Are Infinitely ‘Weirder’ Than Marianne Williamson”
Marianne Williamson On What It Will Take to Defeat Donald Trump
“This Woman Is Going to Win the Nomination”: Matt Taibbi on Marianne Williamson in Iowa
Something to Think About (and Embody!)
The Relevance and Vitality of Marianne Williamson’s 2020 Presidential Campaign
Quote of the Day – November 4, 2019
Quote of the Day – November 11, 2019
Marianne Williamson: “Anything That Will Help People Thrive, I’m Interested In”
Marianne Williamson and the Power of Politicized Love
Quote of the Day – December 14, 2019
Marianne Williamson: “I Am Not Suspending My Candidacy”
Marianne Williamson on New Day with Christi Paul – 01/04/20
“A Beautiful Message, So Full of Greatness”
A Thank You Letter to Marianne Williamson
“I Learned So Much From the Experience”: Marianne Williamson on Her Presidential Bid

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