View Full Version : Urgent Action Item if you are unable to come to DC

06-05-2010, 12:26 PM
If you are unable to come to DC, please contribute to this effort by donating funds to immigration voice. It will help us recuperate the costs associated with hosting such a high profile event in Washington DC. If you have not contributed,
click here (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=25) and please contribute now. This is an effort that helps each and every one of us. Hopes and prayers will not make visa bulletins current. Congressional action will. And congress will act only if we act to advocate our issues and solutions.

Most of us are still in the limbo of green card process and waiting in different stages. Some of us may have advanced to the I-485 stage and have a little more career flexibility but the hanging sword of uncertainty still looms over our heads.

Our angst, our insecurity:

Even with EAD and other options, lack of green card is lack of security and lack of certainty. You know it and you feel it every day. In order to find a permanent fix for the uncertainty, angst and insecurity and in order to snap out of the probationary lifestyle and career, we have to finish what we started over 4 years ago -- get the U.S. Congress to act on this problem and solve it once and for all.

Early effort wins:

The first agenda of next Congress will be immigration and we expect an immigration bill to be debated sometime in early 2011. However, it would be a big mistake to wait until that time to do something about that bill. Successful advocacy efforts are the ones that start early and introduce concepts and ideas into the debate before the legislators write their first draft. Once the committee hearings and debates begin, it is harder to get changes or fixes into a bill because it requires an amendment to the bill in a politically charged and heated atmosphere. Groups and organizations that wait until the last minute to influence members of congress often fail to achieve results. In order to succeed in next year's immigration bill, we have to begin talking to members of congress now. Remember, the advocacy efforts we did with lobby day and rally in Sept 2007 influenced congress to include our provisions in bipartisan bills introduced in Aug 2008. Legislative things take time.

How you can help:

You and help in two different ways:

Join the advocacy effort in DC on June 7th and 8th. (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/1437978-iv-announcement-advocacy-days-in-washington-dc-7th-and-8th-june.html) If you have never done this before, we encourage you to help us with this and join us. Immigration voice will arrange the logistics of setting up meetings and arranging the material for you to take to your Congressmen and Senators. We are expecting about 150 immigration voice members to gather in DC and participate in over 200 meetings with Congressmen and Senators.

Contributing Funds to help finance the effort. (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/1534974-funding-drive-iv-needs-your-support-for-advocacy-events-in-dc.html) You are most welcome to come to DC and join us but if your job demands are such that you cannot take two days off on June 7th and 8th, then you can still contribute to this effort by contributing financially to Immigration Voice. Kindly contribute funds to this effort by clicking on this link (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/1534974-funding-drive-iv-needs-your-support-for-advocacy-events-in-dc.html). You have an obligation to yourself and your family to plant your career in this country once and for all. EAD and AP, if you have them, are not going to cut it. We are not there yet. And we have to finish together what we started together.

Thank you.

Immigration Voice. (ImmigrationVoice.org - Home (http://www.immigrationvoice.org)).

06-05-2010, 11:16 PM
can't make it to DC, made a contribution of 100$

Transaction ID: 9BC03733FT1686746

06-06-2010, 10:19 AM
Fellow IVians,

Contributed $200 for the cause.

Wish you all the best

06-06-2010, 11:15 AM
Contributed $100...
Transaction ID: 0LE04357M8091673D

06-07-2010, 11:28 AM
Contributed $50...
Transaction ID: 0376-4645-8164-2141

06-07-2010, 11:57 AM
can't make it to DC, made a contribution.
Transaction ID: 94R50453J99520901

Good Luck !!!

06-07-2010, 02:40 PM
can't make it to DC, made a contribution.
Transaction ID: 94R50453J99520901

Good Luck !!!


06-07-2010, 02:55 PM
Transaction ID: 7WK494028G568634H

06-07-2010, 03:11 PM
Transaction ID: 7WK494028G568634H

Thank you

06-07-2010, 03:51 PM
I have contributed $ 50.00 via paypal (Transaction Id - 1V177239G36459907)

As always, appreciate your efforts.

06-07-2010, 06:56 PM
Good luck everybody who are able to make it for DC campaign. Rest of IV members will be with you guys in spirit. :)

Hi, I am planning to join tomorrow, please let me know, whats tomorrow schedule and where to come and meet.

06-08-2010, 09:21 AM
Transaction ID: 8VJ563474N368532E

06-08-2010, 11:37 AM

Bumping it up. This is the most important action ite we can take part in. Please contribute if you have not contributed to this drive yet.

06-08-2010, 12:42 PM
Sorry I am unable to attend but sent my first contribution 2 weeks back and this is my second
Transaction ID: 15S40320JF846241C

06-08-2010, 02:39 PM
I could not attend this event. I am sending in my contribution:
Transaction ID: 3DD07255HX188021C

Thanks for all the effort.

06-08-2010, 02:53 PM
I could not attend.Thanks for the contribution you are providing to us.

Contributed $100.
receipt no : 4703-1115-6249-7039

06-08-2010, 03:35 PM
My $50 (3626-8870-3772-9306) for this effort.

06-09-2010, 11:28 AM
My $50 (3626-8870-3772-9306) for this effort.

Thank you everyone for the contributions. While have still not met our target, we need to continue this funding drive for some time. We have to pay several outstanding bills associated with this event. It can only be done if all members contribute. Now that the event is over you can see the work we have done, see the photos and hear from others that came to DC how successful it was.

Let us push this thread and keep it on top.

06-14-2010, 09:50 AM
This drive will continue until we meet our goals

06-17-2010, 05:11 PM

06-17-2010, 07:50 PM
Total Contributions on this thread: $650- I am moving these to the funding thread. Please post your contributions on the funding thread.

06-17-2010, 10:00 PM
Contributed 100 dollars. Hopefully everyone here contributes and we meet our goals..

06-18-2010, 12:34 PM
donated $50; learned about the organization on June 8, participated in the event - not knowing any of the issues. Was an eye opener to the legislative process. I did not do much, just accompanied the IV members to the meetings - these members were well prepared to present the case as well as to answer questions. I am impressed, and here I am registered and donated.
Thank you IV for being pro-active. Feels good to be part of the action.

06-18-2010, 02:53 PM
Please post your contributions on the funding drive.