Partner of DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler, LLC
Spiritual Author and Lecturer
Alice Kessler is an accomplished legislative strategist and currently a Partner in the California-based lobbying firm DiMare, Brown, Hicks, and Kessler, LLC (DBHK), which serves a diverse range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to international philanthropic foundations to physician specialty associations. DBHK has represented clients in leading public policy debates impacting the rights of same-sex parents, single parents, and sperm donors.
Between 2006-2010, Alice served as Government Affairs Director at Equality California, an organization that has been the driving force behind some of the most comprehensive civil rights protections in the nation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Brenda Strong is a two time Emmy Nominated Actress and two time SAG AWARD winner. She is currently on Dallas as Ann Ewing. She also has a successful line of Yoga Products for Women’s Health called Strong Yoga.
In early 2000, Brenda Strong was a sought-after yoga teacher and successful actress when she experienced fertility difficulties. She was struck by the hushed nature of this profoundly delicate subject that touches every single man and woman around the world. She was called to take action, developing the Strong Yoga®4Series to support and educate women and couples who dealt with fertility issues.
After becoming well known in her role as Mary Alice Young on the TV show Desperate Housewives in 2003, Brenda became the national spokes person for the American Fertility Association.
Over the last ten years Brenda Strong has quickly become a leader in the pursuit of bringing this topic into mainstream media. She is interviewed regularly for local and national news and media outlets. As a celebrity, she is humbled by the responsibility and cherishes the opportunity to represent a cause near and dear to her heart. She seeks to be an example of strength, living up to her name.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Bestsellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Bestsellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.
Marianne’s newest book, A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections was released in December 2013. Marianne’s other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of Change and The Law of Divine Compensation.
She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also founded the Department of Peace Campaign, a grass roots campaign to establish a United States Department of Peace.
In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, “Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity.”
Marianne is a candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives from California’s 33rd District. For more information on Marianne’s candidacy, please visit www.marianneforcongress.com.