Friday, May 31, 2019

"Song of Myself" A Poem by Walt Whitman

ActBlue Donate Link

Goal: 130,000 individual donors:
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.

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.


Recommended read about the current trade war with 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.