Folk-Rock-O-Rama for Barack Obama 10-12-12

“A politics based only on anger, one based on dividing the world between us and them not only sets back international cooperation, it ultimately undermines those who tolerate it….It is time to leave the call of violence and the politics of division behind. On so many issues, we face a choice between the promise of the future or the prisons of the past, and we cannot afford to get it wrong.”

~President Obama, addressing the UN General Assembly September 25th, 2012

It is easy to get sucked into the negative forces of the political climate surrounding the upcoming presidential election. I find myself getting lost in the muck coming from both sides and losing sight of what is truly important and life-giving. Rather than allowing my energy to be diverted into tearing down the other guy any more than it already has, I am trying to focus my attention on the positive, on what I really love about my candidate.

No one is perfect and no one person holds all the answers to the challenges we face as a country. Yet it is clear to me that President Obama best personifies the democratic values of diversity, justice, and the pursuit of happiness that our country so desperately needs. I appreciate how Obama encourages us to work together, to celebrate our interconnectedness, and to include all voices in the democratic process. I agree with President Obama that our federal government does have an important role to play in protecting and promoting the general welfare of all Americans. I want to celebrate our President with music, community, and positive joyful energy. 

That is why I am organizing another Folk-Rock-O-Rama for Barack Obama. A follow-up to the 2008 concert with the same name, this concert will be just as fun and will not only raise money for the Obama campaign but, perhaps more importantly, generate the collective energy of love in support of our 44th President. I will be joined by amazing and talented musicians Allison Radell, Mark Stone, Lesley-Anne Stone, Billy King, William Copeland, and Markita Moore.

Monetary donations are being accepted online and at the door for concert admission, and we are also accepting donations of gifts and services that will be raffled off at the concert. You can make a donation even if you can’t attend the concert! All proceeds from the event will benefit the Obama campaign. Whether you donate online or at the door, please call (734)769-2999 to reserve your seats. Space is limited, but I want to be sure you have a spot!

Whether you are blue, red, green, purple, or rainbow, I hope that you are able to focus on the love and music that is within you and around you. We need you to survive and to be happy. We are in this together!



PS. If you are looking for a more sane and spiritually-grounded way to move through the political process, check out Mindful Votes!

PPS. Check out the Folk-Rock-O-Rama for Barack Obama Facebook Event!

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  1. Hi Joe,
    I was planning to come to the Rock-O-Bama, and just saw on your website here that donations are accepted. I’ve made a few small silver lapel pins that say “VOTE” and I’d like to bring them as a donation.

    If you need to tell me anything; 734-975-6750

    Also a friend if Lois & Bill.. T-F 9:30am

    • Hello Sharon and thank you for your support. We had a wonderful concert last night. If you still are looking for a place to donate the pins, you can bring them to the Obama campaign office in Kerrytown in Braun Court. Thanks!