Thursday, June 27, 2019

June 28th in SF 4-8 pm

Hello There:

Watching the Democratic debates, I find it encouraging to see so many people who care so much about our country that they want to serve as POTUS. At least that is the way I choose to see it, because that is why I am running. I care, and I am an optimist. It's the best way I have found to beat back the despair.

We have a gig in SF on Friday, June 28th, from 4-8 pm: The Saloon, 1232 Grant Avenue, corner of Fresno Alley. There will be about 90 minutes between sets to chat but I will be mostly in listening mode since I need to save my voice for the singing. So, please, if you are in the neighborhood, stop by and talk at me.

Scheduled Lineup:
Mari Mack (Tamburo) on vocals 
Pat Duffey on guitar
Arne Frager on bass
Richard Wood on B3
Roy Blumenfeld on drums

There may or may not be special guests.

Sincerely,
Mari

Friday, June 7, 2019

Saturday, June 8th in San Francisco

Link to facebook event for my music gig Saturday, June 8th.
I can promise there will not be much political speaking between songs and it will be nice to meet you:
https://www.facebook.com/events/814422992268457/

A few random thoughts:

Civic engagement is crucial for a government that works for most of us. I discovered this first hand, later in life than most. Please register and vote.

Honest people are at risk for abuse, because we expect others to be honest. I do not advise that we walk around paranoid and completely distrustful, but that we take information from various news sources, and accept information with a healthy dose of critical  thinking.

There is more good than bad in this world, although sometimes it is hard to tell.

Again, thank you for your patience while I update this blog and assemble a team.

Best,
Mari

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Our Country Is At A Crossroad(s)

Climate Change: 

First, we have to achieve consensus that environmental health is a public health issue.

One of my proposals is to use the military to fight climate change. How we will achieve that needs full cooperation and more than one plan, and there is no way to do that until we get to sit down, look at the data, asses resources, etc.
It seems as if we are getting closer to consensus, due to all the hardship so many of us are experiencing. Wildfires, floods, air and water pollution.
As President, I would bring together our most experienced public servants and historians, find out how each department works now and how it worked in the past. Find out where the overlap and conflicts are, and then we would figure out how to work together.

The main thing is to be united in a common goal. There is a good chance that a lot of issues are being addressed already, but these are piecemeal and most of us don't know about them. When people are kept in the dark, we often jump to conclusions and actions based upon previous personal experiences. This is true whether we are talking about a musician who defaults to a familiar chord progression, a politician who assumes that a concerned citizen is just resisting  to resist, or a policeman who sees someone reaching into their pocket  for a wallet and assumes it is a gun.
So, I would encourage more journalism education and focus on solutions journalism and jobs that heal the planet.
What we need is a completely different mind set at the top.  Our country needs to be led by someone  the exact opposite of who is there now. The President sets the mood for the country, and that affects the rest of the world. We need a communicator in the White House who shares a first person perspective with a majority of Americans and can therefore empathize and seek solutions to their unique pain points. This is about more than just winning an election. It is about restoring and representing the soul of America's humanity.

(Note: The above is an excerpt from an online conversation.)

--- MT

Friday, May 31, 2019

"Song of Myself" A Poem by Walt Whitman

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45477/song-of-myself-1892-version

ActBlue Donate Link

Goal: 130,000 individual donors:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mt2020
Yes, before we are even out of the gate, 
the DNC has increased the requirement to participate! 
That is, in any of the primary debates.  I'm sure they have their reasons, and at least they are encouraging small donations. To support this effort, all you need to is donate $1 - and please share with your friends, family and colleagues. 
I appreciate your patience while I update this blog and fine tune/consolidate social media accounts. 
I am eager to get on the road, meet and greet you. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

CADEM, Thoughts On Civic Engagement.

Hello Again,

I am experiencing a challenge getting into CADEM and was surprised to learn that the only way for me to attend (although I am registered candidate for POTUS) is as an "observer." 

Admittedly, I am new to this political process, and while the most politically active consider me late to the contest, please bear in mind that for the everyday citizen, the Democratic primary is just getting started. Of course, I could be mistaken. I never claimed to have all the answers to anything, but given my diverse life experiences, I am able to view things from more perspectives than most.
Anyway, the customer service rep suggested I email the Executive Director. I did so, but have not yet received a reply.
As for CADEM, Mr. Biden is not attending, so if I do not get in, I guess I am in good company, since he is polling as the frontrunner. But we know how not to pay attention to the polls, and the way I see it, if we have a repeat of pre-selecting the candidate, regardless of how "qualified" he or she is or seems to be in the traditional sense, very little will change for the better.

Additional thoughts on civic engagement:

I find it ironic that in order to serve the public, people have to enter a completely different world and spend so many years working their way up and through the ranks, that by the time they are considered "qualified" enough to run,  they have been rendered completely clueless to the world inhabited by their constituents.

We the People

We will always need the people to be engaged in the process, to speak to elected officials. The way the system is currently set up, at least from what I have observed so far, is the people are brought into the conversation a bit late in the game. This is certainly true of planning. Over the years, especially since that sidewalk fiasco, I have noticed changes in other neighborhoods that give me hope. An increase in awareness, for one thing. We can thank DT for that. 

The most pressing challenge we have now, in addition to ocean pollution, climate change, homelessness/increased economic divide, etc.,   is the system that elects our representatives.
We are making progress in these areas; the internet is helping in some cases and hurting in others.

Challenge: Please consider who is drafting and passing these archaic laws that are attempting to abolish a woman's right to choose and laws  that are criminalizing protest. People in office. 

Solution: We need to replace people who are pushing personal agendas with more everyday people who want to be public servants. A mixture of professional and personal backgrounds in the House and Senate will produce a more accurate representation of the people. 

It's not going to happen overnight, and it will not happen without a fight. And it will not happen without more people of all genders, sizes, shapes and colors in positions of power. Until that happens, let us harness our own unique powers where we stand.

In Service And With Respect,
Mari Tamburo

p.s. Please consider donating to my campaign. Money isn't everything, but in this day and age, we can't do much without it, certainly not run for President.
I am eager to get on the road, meet and listen to the people. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mt2020



Recent Bloggings

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend

We are still moving in. Slowly going through boxes, finding things I have been wondering about for years, thought they were long gone. Guessing this must be what it feels like to be an anthropologist or archeologist. As I come across something that belonged to my mom, I wonder how much of this need to run for President has to do with wanting to be closer to her, perhaps have more resources to find a cure for Alzheimer's. Would that be a bad thing? It would help a lot of people.
I think about farmers committing suicide, how hemp can help the farmers. Milkweed production that can help farmers and ducks --- milkweed fluff replaces down. I read an article about how duck down is harvested, and it seems too cruel to be real.  Then again, so much cruelty and suffering in this world, so much of our own making.
Memorial Day Weekend. I think about the ultimate sacrifice that so many have made over the years.

I wish you a heart soft enough to embrace love, understanding and forgiveness and a soul courageous enough to fight for what is right and good in this world.

Ox,
Mari

Recommended read about the current trade war with China:

http://time.com/5588645/trump-trade-war-buy-american-china

Friday, May 17, 2019

Reminder: Special Olympics Regional Games This Weekend

Hi There:

A friendly reminder that I will be using my voice for good this weekend, singing the National Anthem with my dear friend Linda Imperial and athlete Amy Chun. If you are local, you know to wear layers and a hat! As stated previously (on the Mari Mack Music blog) I have done this a few times, and this is always a highlight of my year.

We are settling into our new place, I am looking for full time, part time, temporary and/or semi permanent work as we get this campaign rolling. As you may or may not have noticed, I need to make some updates, as there are remnants of the 2016 Supervisor primary run in the messaging. I greatly appreciate you pointing out any errors to me. I promise not to take anything personally.

As I have been saying since I first joined facebook about ten years ago, "This is not about me, it's about US." Funny how that seems to also be Bernie's slogan. I wonder who said it first?

Have to go, for now. Hope to see you soon.

Ox,
Mari

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sausalito City Wide Sale 9am - 2pm

Recycle, reuse, renew: Best way to keep things out of the landfill!

MLK Parking Lot
610 Coloma, Sausalito


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Reminder: Campaign Kickoff 4/20/2019

Dear Friends:

Reminder that the first official campaign kickoff is this Saturday, 4/20/2019

If you cannot make it, please donate at least $1.
Thanks for your patience as we grow.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mt2020

Ox,
Mari

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Pull to Serve

4/20/19 : Campaign Kickoff

The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA
9:30 pm
Yes, I am doing this running for President thing.
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Goal is 65,000 individual donors in order to get to the debates. We have a long way to go, but at least we have taken the first step! Here is the link to donate. $1 is enough.
Please feel free to share:
 https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mt2020

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

ActBlue Links: Time to Literally Rock the Vote!

Hello Everyone!

ActBlue links are set up. Delay was on my end this time. Feeling hopeful and encouraged,
Goal is 65,000 individual donors, so I can make the debates.

 Ok. Link is active. Please share. All I need is a dollar.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mt2020

Thank you in advance.

Ox,
Mari

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

On The Road Again...

Dear Friends,

Sitting in the dark, writing this note to you. First things first: I am seeking for a full time, temp-to-perm position as I navigate yet another move in less than a year while waiting for ActBlue to set up my account. 
I may have already mentioned somewhere that our landlady has decided to sell her house, which we knew was probably going to happen, so please don't start filling your head with angry evil landlord thoughts. She is a wonderful, patient, kind and smart person. 
It's another chapter in a long story of the roller coaster ride that has been my life story. I will write it one of these days when someone writes me a big fat advance, because I am done giving away everything I do for free.  I am not kidding. Until that happens, enjoy another book. I hear Michelle Obama's book is great and Barbara Bush's book is coming out on April 2nd, which is a bit of a coincidence, since that is/was the exact day I plan/had planned to formally announce I am running for President. 

Anyway, as previously mentioned I was contemplating a bid for POTUS. I have contemplated, and I am running. 
We need to receive at least 65,000 donations in order to get on the debate stage for the primary. 

Anxiously awaiting that Act Blue account to get set up. They are asking me for an FEC number. I was under the impression that I don't need an FEC number until I raise $5000. So here is ground zero. For real. I could use some help. 

Ox, 
Mari 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

I'm Thinking of Running for POTUS

Why?

So I could have a platform to make sure more of us knew about these creative solutions, like retraining out of work coalminers to become beekeepers. The way I see it, "we the people" should be running this country. The only way that is going to happen is by electing someone who knows how to listen.
Normally, a potential candidate would ask for money at this point.
Instead, I ask that you donate to this organization that helps retrain coal miners as beekeepers, and do so in my name (or not.) .
If you want to help me explore the possibility of running, please contact me.
You can find me on Instagram, facebook, twitter and Linked In. Or contact me via analog/snail mail c/o The Saloon, 1232 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 : @maritamburo

Thanks!

https://appheadwaters.org/beekeeping/

Ox,
Mari


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