Alanis Morissette Records Campaign Theme Song for Congressional Candidate

By Alina Kleineidam

May 5, 2014 3:49pm
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If you are a Congressional candidate running in a district that includes celebrity hotspots like Malibu, Beverly Hills and Bel Air, you have to step up your game.

And that’s exactly what Marianne Williamson did.

Williamson, who is running to replace Rep. Henry Waxman, a Democrat who is retiring, in California’s 33rd Congressional district, released her official campaign theme song on Monday. It was written and recorded by Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Alanis Morissette.

“I was attempting to capture the passion, mission, activism, deep humanity and tenderness of Marianne, the new political sensibility she represents and the consciousness that produced it,” Morissette said in a statement.

Williamson said she was “thrilled that Alanis has written and recorded the song,” which is titled, “Today.”

“Her artistic genius is a gift to the world; the fact that she would use it in support of my campaign is the highest honor I can imagine,” the independent candidate said.

Morissette’s song speaks of starting a “revolution”:

Unless we start a revolution
Awaken from this frozen
start the mending of our union
Today

‘less we revive this constitution
From sure disintegration
live out this revelation
Today

Morissette, who also sang at Williamson’s announcement, is not the only star to support the congressional hopeful: Singer Katy Perry shows up at her events, Nicole Richie and Eva Longoria shot campaign ads for her and Kim Kardashian officially endorsed Williamson in a blog post on her website.

Williamson is the author of several New York Times best-selling books such as “Healing the Soul of America.” She has denounced the “toxic brew of shrinking civil liberties, expanding corporate influence and domestic surveillance.”

Williamson announced her run for the congressional seat as an independent candidate last October. The district is overwhelmingly Democratic, and the field of candidates vying to replace Waxman is large.

Waxman announced in January that, after 40 years on Capitol Hill, he would not be running for re-election.

Williamson is running against 17 other candidates seeking to succeed Waxman, including former Los Angeles mayoral contender Wendy Greuel, television producer Brent Roske, broadcaster Matt Miller, California State Sen. Ted Lieu and attorneys Elan Carr, Barbara Mulvaney and Tom Fox.

The primary is scheduled for June 3. To win Waxman’s seat, Williamson needs to be one of the top two vote getters in the primary to make it into this fall’s general election.

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