The Current

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Holly Burkhalter
May 10, 2010

I’m sitting here at my desk with a 650-page, 15-pound letter to President Obama on my lap. It wasn’t that I had a lot to say – the text is only one page long. No, the reason this letter is so huge is because it is signed by 20,300 friends of IJM in 50 states. There are 3,060 Californians, 557 Georgians, 800-plus from Pennsylvania, and over 1,000 from nearby Virginia. These are folks who took the time to respond to an appeal from IJM, and they sent it on to family and friends and neighbors. They tweeted, posted to Facebook, phoned, wrote and e-mailed.