For Immediate Release
For more information, contact Deputy Director Brian Beihl at 603-620-8300, or Brian@OpenDemocracy.me
Marianne Williamson speaks Saturday at
Democracy Town Hall in Rochester
ROCHESTER—Best-selling author, activist and Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson speaks Saturday at a Democracy Town Hall Series event, fielding questions about gerrymandering and fair voting districts, whether the electoral college should be abolished, money-in-politics and campaign finance reform, and other issues putting America's electoral system at risk.
The nonpartisan event will be held at the Castle on Charles, 19 Charles St, at 2 p.m. and is scheduled to last one hour. The event is free, and parking is available on adjoining streets and in the back of the Rochester Public Library lot. Registration for the event is highly suggested at OpenDemocracyAction.org.
This Democracy Town Hall event is being moderated by Nick Nyhart, a campaign finance reform expert and former director of Every Voice, a national advocacy group for public financing of elections and other money-in-politics reforms. Williamson is the seventh candidate to attend a Democracy Town Hall events, following businessman Andrew Yang, Sen. Kristin Gillibrand, Sen. Tulsi Gabbard, Governor Steve Bullock, former Congressman John Delaney, and former Governor William Weld.
Williamson met the first debate criteria set by the Democratic Party and raised eyebrows when she said called out her fellow candidates during the debate for their reliance on corporate donors. “For politicians, including my fellow candidates who themselves have taken tens of thousands and, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars from these same corporate donors, to think that they now have the moral authority to say, ‘We’re going to take them on,’ I don’t think the Democratic Party should be surprised that so many Americans believe ‘yadda, yadda, yadda,’” Williamson said.
Williamson is best known for her four books which topped the New York Times best-seller list, including “Healing the Soul of America,” and the more recent “A Politics of Love.” She has founded and worked for poverty and peace nonprofits for decades.
This Democracy Town Hall series is hosted by New Hampshire-based campaign finance reform nonprofit Open Democracy Action and the national money-in-politics group Equal Citizens. Sponsors include Leadership Now Project, New Hampshire Independent Voters, NH Labor News, FairVote, NH Ranked Choice Voting, Fix It America, The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting, NH Voters Restoring Democracy, Stamp Stampede, American Promise, UU Action of NH, Take Back Our Republic, Protect Democracy, and Common Cause.
For further information on the event or upcoming Democracy Town Hall series events, please contact Open Democracy Action at 603-715-8197 or OpenDemocracyAction.org
Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson speaks in Rochester this Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Castle on Charles event center, 19 Charles Street. The nonpartisan Democracy Town Hall Series event concentrates on money-in-politics, Dark Money and disclosure, redistricting, voting rights and voter suppression, and other electoral and campaign finance reform issues. (Photo by Brian Beihl)