by the UIN Staff 2 25 24
In a stunning turn of events, Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson announced on today that she is “un-suspending” her campaign. The unexpected move comes after Williamson was inspired by the actions of the Arab community’s uncommitted strategy due to the war in Gaza, and grassroots Reparations advocates in Detroit.

Williamson made the announcement at Reparations Awareness Day at the Shrine of the Black Madonna church in Detroit, where she delivered a keynote address as a guest speaker ( Watch Reparations Awareness Day Event here)The gathering showcased Williamson’s renewed hope towards her presidential bid, drawing inspiration from the bold stance of the Arab community and the organized efforts by Detroit’s Reparation advocates.


The move by Williamson has garnered support from many within the African American community, younger voters, and those who want a Cease Fire candidate. They view her candidacy as a potential avenue to leverage any delegates garnered in negotiations with President Biden and the Democratic Party for concrete actions to end the war and Reparation negotiations, amongst other policies that strengthen the American people. Williamson’s grassroots campaign has demonstrated significant traction, amassing an impressive 23,000 votes in the Michigan primary, in contrast to well-funded rivals, notably Dean Phillips.

Williamson’s campaign relied heavily on independent media, grassroots efforts, and the networks of activists which is far from the lavish spending of some competitors. Despite being largely ignored by mainstream media, Williamson’s unexpected resurgence serves as a testament to the power of grassroots movements and marginalized communities in shaping the political landscape. As the presidential race intensifies, Black voters who are yet to cast their ballots may adopt similar strategies to pressure President Biden into addressing the long-standing issue of Reparations owed to the descendants of the enslaved and choose to vote for a candidate still on the ballot instead of voting uncommitted.