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Remembering the Legacy of Dr. King

As we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., I urge you to remember Dr. King's legacy of non-violence and compassion as he fought for progressive change. Many of you already take part in civic, religious, and volunteer activities as part the MLK Jr. Day of Service, which urges citizens to view the Federal holiday not as "a day off, but a day on."

This MLK Jr. Day, please keep in mind the people of Haiti, as the struggle to recover from last week's earthquake. Over the last several years I have travelled to Haiti many times, and the images of the destruction have broken my heart.
  
We all have charities to turn to during times of immense human suffering but I wanted to share a charity I got acquainted to during my visits to Haiti, I was privileged to become friends with Dr. Paul Farmer, and his organization Partners in Health who have operated in Haiti for a generation. Partners in Health uses community based approaches to medicine that help lead to more sustainable health outcomes. I know that by supporting PIH your support will have immediate impact on saving lives as well as healing and building Haiti.

However you can help during Martin Luther King's Day of Service, I know that your help will be appreciated.