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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 08:48 PM Feb 2020

Marianne Williamson Switches 2020 Support from Andrew Yang to Endorse Bernie Sanders in Fiery Speech [View all]

Marianne Williamson: “You know what else I learned in that public school in Houston, Texas, I learned my history,” she said. “I learned that were other generations just like this one for whom it was time to stand up.” Invoking abolitionists, women suffragists, and civil right protestors, Williamson compared their social justice movements to the current one fueling Sanders’ rise to be the Democratic frontrunner.

“It was the people who rose up and the people who woke up and the people who stepped in…and now it is our turn,” Williamson declared to cheers. “And, of course, we’re being told, ‘It can’t happen, he can’t beat Trump, Bernie can’t beat Trump. It can’t happen. Well, what do you think they told the abolitionists? They said ‘Abolishing slavey is impossible. It can’t happen.’ And they said to the women suffragettes: ‘Oh, it’s impossible, it can’t happen.’ And they said to the civil rights workers, ‘It’s not possible, it can’t happen.'”

“They stood up for what America can be,” she added. “We have been trained in American over the last few decades to expect too little. To say, ‘pretty please’ about things that should be the right of every American.”

“Today, we are tired of saying ‘pretty please,'” Williamson proclaimed, winding up an emotional conclusion. “Because we’re going to stand up and we’re going to show up because we woke up and we’re going to say with grace and we’re going to say with style and we’re going to say to all those who say liberty and justice cannot be done: ‘Sure as hell can be, because we’re here and we’re with Bernie!”

Williamson’s speech begins at the 11:00 mark in video below.

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