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We Are Guahan submits petition to Obama

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The We Are Guahan today delivered their petition by electronic and paper formats to the White House. More than 11,000 people signed the petition, asking President Barack Obama to speak directly with the people of Guam during his short visit next week.  

Melvin Won Pat Borja with the organization told KUAM News, "I think that it's very irrelevant whether he comes off or not, I think that if he doesn't it's a very clear indicator as to where the people of Guam stand in the presence of the nation."

Although the Obama Administration has not released any specific information about his visit to Guam, KUAM News has learned the nation's commander-in-chief will be on island next Friday and will speak with military personnel, as well as Governor Felix Camacho. It's not clear how long he will be on island, but several island leaders are requesting that he speak with the local community and possibly even take part in a town hall meeting to discuss the military buildup.

According to a media release from We Are Guahan, there will be a community response on March 19 during the president's visit to break the silence and demonstrate that the island's people demand to have a voice in their future.

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