Marianne Williamson launched Crowdfunding Platform to Support Her Run for Congress

The Marianne Williamson’s campaign in California’s District 33, launched a crowdfunding effort so fans and supporters around the country can play a role in supporting her run for Congress.

Crowdfunding is the practice of raising money from a large number of people on the Internet, and fans can create their own branded page and ask those they know to contribute.

Williamson is not taking money from corporate PACS, special interests or lobbyists. To date the campaign has received grass roots donations from thousands of people across the country. Her campaign message of getting big money out of politics has become even more critical with the recent McCutcheon decision eliminating the cap on the amount of money that one citizen can donate to a political campaign committee. is the platform the Williamson campaign is using to fuel this crowdfunding effort, which allows individuals to create their own page, personalize their message of why they are supporting Marianne for Congress and recruit others to do the same!

“I am inspired by this crowdfunding platform,” Williamson said. “Running as an Independent, it is vital that my candidacy be powered by the people, using every method of engaging citizens to raise the funds necessary to take this effort to a top two spot in the open primary on June 3.”

Williamson’s campaign is using this innovative method of engaging citizens around the country to get involved in the political process, supporting a Constitutional amendment outlawing the undue influence of money on our politics. Her campaign represents a disruption as opposed to the perpetuation of America’s political status quo, promoting a politics of conscience and a new bottom line.

To learn how to create your own crowdfunding page to support Williamson, visit:

VIDEO: Marianne Williamson Running for Congress

New York Times bestselling author and spiritual teacher, Marianne Williamson, announced her candidacy for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s Congressional District 33.

Williamson brings to the candidacy a 30-year career as a speaker, counselor and author, having written 10 books, including “Healing the Soul of America,” in 1997. She also founded the non-profit organization in Los Angeles called Project Angel Food, which is a meals on wheels program that feeds home-bound people with AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses. She is also the founder of The Los Angeles and Manhattan Centers for Living, providing non-medical support services for people living with life-challenging illnesses, and co-founded The Peace Alliance, based on the campaign to establish a Unites States Department of Peace.

“I do not think of this move as a career change. Rather, I feel I’m further expanding my work by taking the transformational principles to which I have dedicated myself for the last 30 years into another area where they are sorely needed,” Williamson wrote on a blog at her new site, “We have developed, over the last few decades, a system of legalized corruption in the United States, in which those with money are accorded much more political influence than those who are without. And that is not democracy. If only those with financial leverage can wield political influence, then those without such leverage – children, for instance – too easily see their interests sidelined.”

Running against Congressman Waxman, Williamson said she does not think of him as an opponent, but as someone running for the same position, and does not feel that she would be better at the job – just different.

“When it comes to issues of the environment and holding banking institutions accountable, I would seek to continue Mr. Waxman’s legacy,” she said. “But, I will bring to the position an additional set of priorities, and a new consciousness regarding our political discourse. From child poverty to mass incarceration to the corruption of our food supply to more enlightened peace-building measures – and, most particularly, to our need to counter the assault on our democracy through gerrymandering and the undue influence of money on our politics – I bring a new set of priorities and new energy with which to express them.”

Waxman has been a Congressman for 38 years, and what Williamson plans to bring is “fresh ideas,” to the role, she explained on her site. “A new conversation is required now, and the political status quo – even the best of it – cannot provide that. Waxman knows many things because he’s been in Congress for 38 years, but I know many things because I have not been. Institutional memory is important in any organization, but so are fresh ideas,” she stated.

Although she is a Democrat, Williamson is running as an Independent because she is “interested in a new conversation in American politics,” that she doesn’t believe “can be contained by any political party.”

Williamson hopes the campaign will give people who have not participated in a Congressional campaign in the past inspiration to become more involved.

“What needs to be done now can’t be done only from the sidelines; those of us who share the values of this campaign need to stand on them, run on them and win on them,” she said. “This way we’ll reclaim our democracy and do our part to help save the world.”

Watch Williamson on Larry King in the video below: