February 7, 2014
Los Angeles, CA -- Despite the flurry of attention given to Democrats jumping into the race for retiring Congressman Henry Waxman's seat in California District 33, only one candidate in the race has raised $367,000 since her announcement, with an average donation of $51; has 7,079 donors to her campaign; has 2,569 volunteers; has a social media reach of nearly 1 million per week with 419,000 Facebook likes and 210,000 Twitter followers; and has taken a stand for a new vision for America before Congressman Waxman's retirement announcement created an opportunity for career politicians.
That candidate is Marianne Williamson. Her message is that the United States government has become a system of legalized corruption due to the excessive influence of money on our politics, and that the greatest moral challenge of our generation is to outlaw such corruption by passing a Constitutional amendment. As an independent voice, Marianne's ability to reach out to voters throughout District 33 has given her a unique platform from which to wage her campaign.
"A toxic brew of shrinking civil liberties, expanding corporate influence, and domestic surveillance threaten to put American democracy into a death spiral," says Williamson. "Given that the political status quo created this situation, they are not the ones we should look to to heal it. Only a genuine alternative -- not traditional candidacies offered up by a stale status quo -- is worthy of the aspirations of the voters in District 33."