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Marianne Williamson Would Protect LGBTQ+ and Workers Rights If Elected

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The 2024 presidential candidate tells Advocate Now what would be her first actions in office.

If elected, Marianne Williamson already knows what would be at the top of her presidential agenda.

Williamson is currently running for the Democratic nomination in the 2024 presidential election, going up against sitting president Joe Biden. With widespread attacks on the rights of women, LGBTQ+ people, and racial minorities, Williamson believes those in the oval office must use their power to push back.

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"One of the first things I would do is to declare a special protection status for the transgender community," she tells Sonia Baghdady of Advocate Now. "I would also direct my Department of Justice to vigorously investigate and go after any civil rights violations against transgender people."

If elected, Williamson also says she will immediately end the Willow Project, and push to close military installations around the world, noting she "doesn't understand why we have 800 of them." She would also "cancel all all the contracts of the U.S. government has with union busting companies."

Workers rights is another key piece of Williamson's platform. Though a large percentage of workers in the United States earn minimum wage, there isn't a single state in the country where a minimum wage salary can afford rent.

As many work multiple jobs, Williamson says they are left "without even the bandwidth to take to to be involved in civic engagement, much less be involved in like going to the PTA meeting."

"Trickle down economics has become the order of the day. And what that means is that the corporations main responsibility is to its stockholders," she explains. "So there has been a massive transfer of wealth into the stockholder class at the expense of workers, at the expense of community, at the expense of the environment."

She asks: "Why should the majority of people in the richest country in the world find it so hard to survive?"

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