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Williamson Debuts First Television Ad: Reparations - An Idea Whose Time Has Come
By: Marianne 2020
Williamson has advocated for reparations for slavery since the 1990's and was the first candidate in this presidential primary season to make it a pillar of her campaign. Williamson has proposed a "Reparations Commission" to guide the way, dispersing $200-500 billion over ten years to promote education, infrastructure, and projects dedicated to African American communities.
The text of the ad is below:
Reparations - An Idea Whose Time Has Come
One of the bigger issues that has really resonated with many people from the debates is the issue in and around reparations.
This has been one of your core issues. Why?
I've been talking about this since my book came out in 1997. The first enslaved persons are brought over in 1619, slavery not abolished until 1865. That's 250 years, followed by another hundred years of institutionalized violence against black people.
That's 350 years of institutionalized violence.
That's longer than this country has been in existence.
Paying reparations for slavery will not fix everything. But America will not have the future that we want if we're not willing to clean up the past, To clean up this original character defect of racism. Whatever it costs, it's time to do this.
I'm Marianne Williamson, and I approve this message.
Here is a link to the video of commercial Reparations -An Idea Whose Time Has Come (https://www.youtube.com/
About Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson is a best-selling author, activist and non-denominational faith leader. For 35 years, Williamson has been a leading progressive voice on spirituality and its intersection with politics. She is the author of 14 books (4 #1 NYT best-sellers)
Williamson is the co-founder of several non-profit organizations including The Peace Alliance (https://peacealliance.org/
Her signature policy issues include establishing a U.S. Department of Children & Youth, (https://www.marianne2020.com/