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santb1975
05-22-2008, 02:31 AM
We have several bills that are being discussed to provide releif for all of us stuck in the Green Card process. We have very few dedicated volunteers working very hard and knocking the doors of representatives across the country seeking support for our bills. We need to lobby hard to get releif for all of us in this election year and lobbying is not cheap. We need dollars to keep up our lobbying efforts. We need help with raising dollars that are needed to keep working for our cause. We do not have Star Players and/or Star Athletes raising funds to support our cause. We need to do it ourselves. We all need to come together as a dedicated team with a mission to raise the targeted dollar amount. Can we do it?. Can we all step up and raise the dollars we need for our cause?.

Yes we can. Let's do it

Click on Contribute Now (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=44) to make a contribution

Want to donate an amount not listed on the contributions page?. Login to paypal and send in your desired contribution to donations@immigrationvoice.org

Made a contribution already?. Get your friends to make a contribution as well

santb1975
05-22-2008, 02:33 AM
//

Fundraising Target: 50000

Total $$ so far: 19931

Recurring Contributions: 14

Members Contributed so far: 193

Members listed below helped us reach our first 10K:

gconmymind-51, snathan-50, smanikandan-100, ahasan-100, MunnaBhai-100, vineet-100, rameshk75-50, mariusp-35, gcfordesi-50, belmontboy-100, Houstonguy-200, vikasw-50, kshitijnt-100, pune_guy-100, walking_dude-100, prasha98-100, ivvm-50, manojp4-100, Pineapple-200, sammyb-50, ca_gc-100, santb1975-100, nav_saini-100, gcpadmavyuh-100, pcs-100, akbose-100, eastwest-50, ubetman-100, pmurgai-100, deba-100, 5-Jun-100, wa_Saiprasad-100, chaukas-100, arunmohan-50, jimytomy-100, aspiration-50, prshah102-100, czar_the_king-100, maverick6993-100, eb3_nepa-100, kumar_77-50, Alien-100, nagio-100, vin13-100, manja-100, loti_GC-50, sonaliak-100, mdmd10-100, surabhi-100, m306m-100, malaGCPahije-100, patbose-50, clif-100, goel_ar-50, dba9ioracle-100,djit71-100, Jitamitra-100, rajtp-100, espoir-50, rp0lol-100, kicca-50, rajmalhotra-100, anuraj1234-100, yetanotherguyinline-100, MI member 1-100, MI member 2-100, NolaIndian32-50, poreddyp-100, Karthikthiru-100, pshah-100, tapukakababa-100, h1techSlave-100, uffyegc-100, rameshk75-50, Nagireddi-100, srinivas_o-100, nc14-50, aa2aa-100, add78-100, jbr-100, jayleno-100, naidu2543-50, vansvenkat-100, amit_sp-100, gova123-100, psvk-100, xlr8r-100, 65B4GC-100, asanghi-100, GCneeded-100, tampa2006-100, gnlbigte-50, newuser-100, deafTunes123-25, gandhig-100, srmeka-100, akred-100, gc_maine2-100, gconmymind-50, gc78-100, sirinme-100, lalithkx-100, aspiration-50, reedandbamboo-100, GreenMe-100, GreenMe-50, jnayar2006-100, wizpal-100, aubGC-100, raminmd-100, mpadapa-50, nightowl76-100, NolaIndian32-100, birbal-100, coopheal-100

Members listed below are helping us reach our second 10K:

axp817-50, ngodisha-100, preethamsp-50, pappusheth-50, niklshah-50, coopheal-100, espoir-50, JacK41-50, velan-50, sk298-100, ak_2006-100, snowshoe-50, m306m-50,new_horizon-100,ho_gaya_kya-50,sundar-1000,continuedprogress-100,rongha_2000-100,cmdline-100,imv77-100,justwait-50,kvrr-50,conchshell-100,npperi-100,for_gc-100,sam2006-100,pyar555-100,tcsonly-100,axp817-50,GTGC-100,arbhaat-100,GC4All-100,dagu1234-50,ramaonline-50,mohmd1-100,wantgc23-100,mohan_ada-100,psam-100,nil-100,askbz1-100,hsshah-50,everwaiting-100,swamy-100,reddymjm-50,abqguy-25,ca_immigrant-50,elaiyam-100,waiting4gc-100,vdlrao-100,tampa2006-100,vasu-100,ashkam-100,skk2004-100,mpadapa-100,msaheb-100,gconmymind-50,pnagar-100,grupak-100,rameshk75-50,minimallist-100,Green.Tech-100,srkamath-100,mbartosik-100,ak_2006-100,helix-100,gc_freedom-100,gclabor07-100,danu2007-100,smmakani-100,srinivos-100,wandmaker-50,jimytomy-100,akp22-100,vadicherla-100,dcvideo-100,amsgc-100,govindk-100,cpbaherwani-100, zappy-500,rpchalasani-100,Green.Tech-50,ek_bechara-100,NolaIndian32-25,jayZinDC-100,ashokmohan-100,ramaonline-100,pointlesswait-50,weshallovercome-50,rpOlol-100,dingdong12-100,prashanthg-100,coopheal-100,vikramark-100,Amma - 100,m306m-50,wandmaker-50,santb1975-50

Members listed below signed up for recurring contributions in this drive:

snathan-50,gcfordesi-50,sammyb-50,eastwest-50,loti_gc-50,naidu2543-50,mpadapa-50,firhill-50,dslamba-50,manojp4-50,ncrtpmay2004-50,gclabor07-25,kevinkris-50,nc14-50

wandmaker
05-22-2008, 08:40 AM
Come forward and contribute for your own cause.

santb1975: Change the thread title to read as FUNDING DRIVE: Let us step up IV(I+We)'ans

santb1975
05-22-2008, 08:58 AM
Good suggestion

Come forward and contribute for your own cause.

ak_2006
05-22-2008, 01:01 PM
Friends...

Contribute to the nobel cause.

Help IV and IV Helps you.

gclabor07
05-22-2008, 01:15 PM
I just sent a check of $100 via online bill payment to IV. I've also set up recurring contribution checks of $25 every month beginning June. I strongly believe in IV's cause and hope that many folks will come forward. This is the time to act to help ourselves, otherwise we'll be left behind. Keep up the good work.

wandmaker
05-22-2008, 01:23 PM
I just sent a check of $100 via online bill payment to IV. I've also set up recurring contribution checks of $25 every month beginning June. I strongly believe in IV's cause and hope that many folks will come forward. This is the time to act to help ourselves, otherwise we'll be left behind. Keep up the good work.

Thank you!

Go IVans Go!

santb1975
05-22-2008, 02:24 PM
Thankyou. You are our first contributor after our relaunch.

Wandmaker - I will add your name to the list tonight

I just sent a check of $100 via online bill payment to IV. I've also set up recurring contribution checks of $25 every month beginning June. I strongly believe in IV's cause and hope that many folks will come forward. This is the time to act to help ourselves, otherwise we'll be left behind. Keep up the good work.

santb1975
05-22-2008, 04:12 PM
This thread is mostly being bumped without contributions today :confused:

rameshk75
05-22-2008, 04:31 PM
People are very busy since morning looking for a positive news regarding the amendments..there is no time to contribute !!

IV members, try to contribute otherwise nothing will happen without lobbying !!

add78
05-22-2008, 05:03 PM
You are right, Ramesh, sadly people have time to check for Bill updates and get their spirits down with amendment removal news but no time to get more friends to join or contribute. Please wake up people and contribute, and persuade your friends / colleagues at work you know to join IV. I got a weird response (chat) from a close friend saying she would rather donate to Myanmar/ China victim that her own Immigration cause, but I haven't given up, I will try to persuade such friends even though that raised my B.P. Please, people who seek advice and answers, consider contributing first. Bump.

danu2007
05-22-2008, 06:02 PM
I have made a one time contribution of $100.

Receipt ID: 97J49355KG857603M

Thanks

wandmaker
05-22-2008, 07:02 PM
I have made a one time contribution of $100.


Thank you! Go IVans Go!!

santb1975
05-22-2008, 07:13 PM
That is our second contribution for the day

I have made a one time contribution of $100.

Receipt ID: 97J49355KG857603M

Thanks

wandmaker
05-22-2008, 11:09 PM
^^^^^^

immigration07
05-22-2008, 11:47 PM
//

wondering how yu came up with a list of contributors.......if i provide my transfer confirmations to IV and still cannot find my name in the list then how will I trust the veracity of yur list.....

....not for an argument but a query

Green.Tech
05-23-2008, 01:25 AM
wondering how yu came up with a list of contributors.......if i provide my transfer confirmations to IV and still cannot find my name in the list then how will I trust the veracity of yur list.....

....not for an argument but a query

Not sure but I guess the IV team is just picking names from when people post confirmation of the contribution, and quite likely inadvertently missed your name....

...not for argument either but I won't worry too much who is or is not on the list...I will just be content with contributing...who cares if I am on the list or not! :)

Thanks for your contribution!

santb1975
05-23-2008, 01:54 AM
If you have made a contribution and posted on this thread or on the thread we had before your name should be on the list. We do not have an automatic way of updating this list once someone had made a contribution through paypal at this time. Every night I go through this thread, update numbers and names. I could have made a manual error and missed some names but once people have brought that to my attention I have been double checking and responding back to them. I know I am behind on verifying one or two contributions but I will catch up. I work long hours,take classes and I live 80 miles away from where I work. I wish I had more than 24 hours in my day. If you could help us with maintaining an accurate list that would be awesome.

Hope I answered your query :)

wondering how yu came up with a list of contributors.......if i provide my transfer confirmations to IV and still cannot find my name in the list then how will I trust the veracity of yur list.....

....not for an argument but a query

santb1975
05-23-2008, 01:56 AM
Thanks a lot for your one time and recurring contributions

I just sent a check of $100 via online bill payment to IV. I've also set up recurring contribution checks of $25 every month beginning June. I strongly believe in IV's cause and hope that many folks will come forward. This is the time to act to help ourselves, otherwise we'll be left behind. Keep up the good work.

santb1975
05-23-2008, 02:06 AM
Thankyou for your contribution

Receipt ID: 1X745313KW043800M

wandmaker
05-23-2008, 09:54 AM
wondering how yu came up with a list of contributors.......if i provide my transfer confirmations to IV and still cannot find my name in the list then how will I trust the veracity of yur list.....

....not for an argument but a query

It is not automatic - santb1975 has to manually go through the posts and update the list. Manual error happens - if your/anyone's name is missing, please do post in this thread, the list will be updated as soon as possible (not in the next minute or hour).

snathan
05-23-2008, 10:15 AM
If you have made a contribution and posted on this thread or on the thread we had before your name should be on the list. We do not have an automatic way of updating this list once someone had made a contribution through paypal at this time. Every night I go through this thread, update numbers and names. I could have made a manual error and missed some names but once people have brought that to my attention I have been double checking and responding back to them. I know I am behind on verifying one or two contributions but I will catch up. I work long hours,take classes and I live 80 miles away from where I work. I wish I had more than 24 hours in my day. If you could help us with maintaining an accurate list that would be awesome.

Hope I answered your query :)

Actually I paid $100 and not $50. It was two $50 on the same day.

wandmaker
05-23-2008, 11:05 AM
Actually I paid $100 and not $50. It was two $50 on the same day.

Thanks for notifying snathan!

Bump!!!!

wandmaker
05-23-2008, 12:23 PM
Its Friday and long weekend!

People who have not contributed, put some thoughts, wakeup and start contributing

Bump again without a $

santb1975
05-23-2008, 12:53 PM
I remember you. You have made a 50$ one time contribution and signed up for 50$ monthly recurring contribution. Am I correct?. Your name has been counted once in the one time contribution pool and once in the recurring contributions pool

Actually I paid $100 and not $50. It was two $50 on the same day.

wandmaker
05-23-2008, 01:52 PM
^

kevinkris
05-23-2008, 03:10 PM
Subscription Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #9AK05597S18798425)
In reference to:S-472207269L710703U

Original Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
May 23, 2008 Payment To Immigration Voice Completed ... -$50.00 USD

Everyone subscribe... I was skeptic before just like you. But it's NOW or NEVER..
YES WE CAN.. Go IV..

kevinkris
05-23-2008, 03:12 PM
Everyone who reads this post at least just bump it..

santb1975
05-23-2008, 03:16 PM
This is Great

Subscription Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #9AK05597S18798425)
In reference to:S-472207269L710703U

Original Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
May 23, 2008 Payment To Immigration Voice Completed ... -$50.00 USD

Everyone subscribe... I was skeptic before just like you. But it's NOW or NEVER..
YES WE CAN.. Go IV..

kevinkris
05-23-2008, 04:07 PM
Toppp

nc14
05-23-2008, 04:13 PM
My recurring contribution coming in next couple of days

................................................
$270 + $50 recurring.

Toppp

Green.Tech
05-23-2008, 04:19 PM
Keep the contributions coming guys! These bills are a golden opportunity for us...We don't want IV to stop short of funds on its efforts, do we?

santb1975
05-23-2008, 06:04 PM
We gotto

santb1975
05-23-2008, 11:21 PM
??

santb1975
05-23-2008, 11:23 PM
We had one recurring contribution sign up today

santb1975
05-23-2008, 11:29 PM
Thankyou for the contribution

Contributed $100 today.

Transaction ID: 6WL593393P795301W

santb1975
05-24-2008, 08:19 AM
Please contribute

jimytomy
05-24-2008, 10:56 AM
Contributed $100 . Good way to start long weekend !
Receipt ID: 2168-6313-9515-3493
Have a nice Week End !

- JimyTomy
______________________
EB3 India

santb1975
05-24-2008, 11:37 AM
Good start for a long weekend

Contributed $100 . Good way to long start weekend !
Receipt ID: 2168-6313-9515-3493
Have a nice Week End !

- JimyTomy
______________________
EB3 India

santb1975
05-24-2008, 02:44 PM
:confused:

wandmaker
05-24-2008, 02:44 PM
^^^

santb1975
05-24-2008, 04:39 PM
Can we do better?

NolaIndian32
05-24-2008, 05:49 PM
Please contribute IVians. We need your support to lobby for the current bills which have been introduced.

My perspective on contributing to IV, is that I would gladly contribute $100 if there was a chance that I can get my gc a few months faster because of the efforts of IV.

Got GC Stress??
Contribute To IV Today!!

wandmaker
05-24-2008, 07:13 PM
^^^^^^

rajuram
05-24-2008, 11:18 PM
Which bills are you talking about? I read most were dropped from Iraq funding bill that passed recently.

We are just drifting my friend..no direction..no hope....

Please contribute IVians. We need your support to lobby for the current bills which have been introduced.

My perspective on contributing to IV, is that I would gladly contribute $100 if there was a chance that I can get my gc a few months faster because of the efforts of IV.

Got GC Stress??
Contribute To IV Today!!

santb1975
05-24-2008, 11:30 PM
We are talking about HR 5882,5921 and 6039. Very few people are working very hard to take all of us a step ahead with the GC process and we have lots of hope and we also have direction. Please check with your state chapter lead for latest updates.


Which bills are you talking about? I read most were dropped from Iraq funding bill that passed recently.

We are just drifting my friend..no direction..no hope....

rajuram
05-24-2008, 11:42 PM
Thanks for the information. Bills come and go every year, hard to count how many we have seen go up in the air in the last 3 years.

We are talking about HR 5882,5921 and 6039. Very few people are working very hard to take all of us a step ahead with the GC process and we have lots of hope and we also have direction. Please check with your state chapter lead for latest updates.

santb1975
05-25-2008, 12:02 AM
Every time we work on a bill we move a step forward. We have come a long way in the past 2 years. Some bills came and went and did not bring us any relief but that should not stop us from working hard when we see the next window of opportunity.

Thanks for the information. Bills come and go every year, hard to count how many we have seen go up in the air in the last 3 years.

santb1975
05-25-2008, 11:08 AM
yes it has been

Green.Tech
05-25-2008, 12:28 PM
Stay on top!

niklshah
05-25-2008, 01:44 PM
so the amendmants which were linked to war bill are differant than all this HR bills.....?

hopefulgc
05-25-2008, 02:34 PM
Santb1975 is right.
If we stopped trying every time we failed we would not be here, we would still be in the caves looking for the next big invention.. the wheel.

Hell, if your folks stopped trying, you wouldn't be here in the first place.. hope you catch my drift :)





Every time we work on a bill we move a step forward. We have come a long way in the past 2 years. Some bills came and went and did not bring us any relief but that should not stop us from working hard when we see the next window of opportunity.

santb1975
05-25-2008, 03:31 PM
The amendments were on the senate side and the HR bills are from the house side. Please contact your state chapter lead (walking_dude for MI) for updates and find out what's happening. We have lot of work to do and we really need volunteers. I am unable to post any info. on this public forum which is open to the world.

so the amendmants which were linked to war bill are differant than all this HR bills.....?

santb1975
05-25-2008, 05:17 PM
with your contributions.

Green.Tech
05-25-2008, 11:10 PM
Please contribute!

Green.Tech
05-26-2008, 02:15 AM
Fight it out...Support IV!

Green.Tech
05-26-2008, 12:21 PM
Where are all the contributors? Wake up guys! EAD is not going to solve GC problems!

Green.Tech
05-26-2008, 05:37 PM
Another bump!

santb1975
05-27-2008, 12:23 AM
:confused:

m306m
05-27-2008, 09:28 AM
^ to the top ^

santb1975
05-27-2008, 01:00 PM
hmmm

kevinkris
05-27-2008, 01:47 PM
goto top..

santb1975
05-27-2008, 03:03 PM
^^^

Green.Tech
05-27-2008, 03:49 PM
No contributions at all!

Come on folks, contribute!!!

dslamba
05-27-2008, 04:35 PM
If I may suggest it may help our funding drive if we allow smaller contributions. (20$ or 10$) both recurring and one time.

I know at least a couple of people who would do a 20$ 2-3 times a year but won't do a $50. Anecdotal but may hold true for a lot more people.

-dslamba

gc_on_demand
05-27-2008, 04:47 PM
If I may suggest it may help our funding drive if we allow smaller contributions. (20$ or 10$) both recurring and one time.

I know at least a couple of people who would do a 20$ 2-3 times a year but won't do a $50. Anecdotal but may hold true for a lot more people.

-dslamba

We should do that .. Only fear is people who are contributing 50 will change to 20.. and what if those new members wont contribute ?

santb1975
05-27-2008, 04:50 PM
Just login to paypal directly and send in your contribution to donations@immigrationvoice.org. This info. is provided on the firts post of this thread as well. We had a member last week who setup recurring 20$ contributions through paypal

If I may suggest it may help our funding drive if we allow smaller contributions. (20$ or 10$) both recurring and one time.

I know at least a couple of people who would do a 20$ 2-3 times a year but won't do a $50. Anecdotal but may hold true for a lot more people.

-dslamba

nandakumar
05-27-2008, 08:37 PM
Friendly Bump....

akp22
05-27-2008, 08:59 PM
$100 today

Green.Tech
05-27-2008, 11:59 PM
$100 today

Thanks akp22.

santb1975
05-28-2008, 12:49 AM
not good

santb1975
05-28-2008, 12:56 AM
still under 20k :confused:

gcformeornot
05-28-2008, 09:05 AM
please contribute

santb1975
05-28-2008, 10:52 AM
we are losing momentum. Aren't we?

needhelp!
05-28-2008, 12:10 PM
Seems like there are so many threads about EAD renewals right now, are we going to be content with renewing EADs for the next 5,6,8 years? While there are no restrictions on discussing individual issues, lets not lose sight of the real cause of our group.
Contribute so that IV can assign more resources to work on fixing this whole mess!

Green.Tech
05-28-2008, 02:35 PM
When are you folks going to wake up? :)

vadicherla
05-28-2008, 03:27 PM
i will contribute 50$ now

vadicherla
05-28-2008, 03:27 PM
i will contribute 50$ now

contributed 350$ so far

vadicherla
05-28-2008, 03:31 PM
contributed 100$ now from paypal

Total contribution 400$

Green.Tech
05-28-2008, 04:43 PM
contributed 100$ now from paypal

Total contribution 400$

Thanks vadicherla!

needhelp!
05-28-2008, 06:44 PM
Thanks for your contribution. Please join us also in calling the important list of representatives: http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=19339

Contributed $100 and ready to volunteer...
Receipt ID: 1265-7063-2043-8518

santb1975
05-28-2008, 08:04 PM
That is Awesome

Green.Tech
05-28-2008, 09:32 PM
Keep 'em coming!

santb1975
05-29-2008, 01:06 AM
They gotto

santb1975
05-29-2008, 01:30 AM
Let us keep going forward

Green.Tech
05-29-2008, 10:56 AM
Back on top...

santb1975
05-29-2008, 12:44 PM
Let us keep this going

nandakumar
05-29-2008, 03:34 PM
vadicherla has contributed $100 and updated the old contribution thread...

santb1975
05-29-2008, 04:54 PM
His name should be on the list

vadicherla has contributed $100 and updated the old contribution thread...

santb1975
05-29-2008, 10:42 PM
^^^

amsgc
05-29-2008, 11:32 PM
Receipt ID: 0375-0762-4300-7538

Let's keep 'em comming!

santb1975
05-29-2008, 11:48 PM
Thankyou for your contribution

Receipt ID: 0375-0762-4300-7538

Let's keep 'em comming!

santb1975
05-30-2008, 12:33 AM
Have not reached 20K yet

ak_2006
05-30-2008, 12:02 PM
Contribute generously....

Thanks in advance

santb1975
05-30-2008, 01:42 PM
We really need to

gclabor07
05-30-2008, 03:22 PM
Let's contribute and give IV the muscle it needs. Can we?

Green.Tech
05-30-2008, 05:14 PM
Back to the top!

santb1975
05-30-2008, 10:56 PM
hmmm..

santb1975
05-31-2008, 10:04 AM
Yes we have to

nc14
05-31-2008, 10:27 AM
$50 recurring sent to IV yesterday.


.................................................. ...
$320 + $50 recurring

Proud to be an IVian. GO IV GO..



Yes we have to

gcformeornot
05-31-2008, 01:41 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

santb1975
05-31-2008, 03:43 PM
That is awesome

$50 recurring sent to IV yesterday.


.................................................. ...
$320 + $50 recurring

Proud to be an IVian. GO IV GO..

Green.Tech
05-31-2008, 09:10 PM
Keep contributing guys...

Green.Tech
06-01-2008, 04:07 AM
Who will be the first one to contribute this fine Sunday?

Green.Tech
06-01-2008, 08:46 PM
Back to the top!

santb1975
06-02-2008, 04:17 AM
No contributions today

Green.Tech
06-02-2008, 11:55 AM
Don't let the visa bulletins work you every month, every year, year after year....Support IV to make the visa bulletins work for you...

Green.Tech
06-02-2008, 01:43 PM
...to stay on top!

coopheal
06-02-2008, 02:59 PM
Contributed $100 for June
Receipt ID: 47W850****

Green.Tech
06-02-2008, 03:00 PM
Contributed $100 for June
Receipt ID: 47W850****

Thanks, coopheal!

Green.Tech
06-02-2008, 05:46 PM
Wake up people!

kevinkris
06-02-2008, 08:19 PM
Goto TOP

santb1975
06-02-2008, 10:35 PM
This is Great

Contributed $100 for June
Receipt ID: 47W850****

santb1975
06-02-2008, 10:51 PM
We need 2194$ to reach 20K

govindk
06-03-2008, 11:26 AM
Contributed $100 just now
(Receipt ID: 3118-4400-XXXX-XXXX).


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$200 contributed so far

cpbaherwani
06-03-2008, 12:29 PM
Mailed a check for $100 today.

santb1975
06-03-2008, 02:30 PM
This is great

Contributed $100 just now
(Receipt ID: 3118-4400-XXXX-XXXX).


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$200 contributed so far

santb1975
06-03-2008, 02:30 PM
Please work on our Action Item

Mailed a check for $100 today.

Green.Tech
06-03-2008, 06:09 PM
Bump!

amsgc
06-03-2008, 09:17 PM
^^

santb1975
06-03-2008, 10:33 PM
Let's keep moving forward

zappy
06-04-2008, 09:59 AM
I got my GC couple of weeks ago and IV has been like a true supportive friend throughout my long wait for this day.

As a way to 'celebrate' my GC, made a Contribution of $500.00 via PayPal.

"This email confirms that you have paid Immigration Voice (donations@immigrationvoice.org) $500.00 USD using PayPal."

wandmaker
06-04-2008, 10:22 AM
I got my GC couple of weeks ago and IV has been like a true supportive friend throughout my long wait for this day.

As a way to 'celebrate' my GC, made a Contribution of $500.00 via PayPal.

"This email confirms that you have paid Immigration Voice (donations@immigrationvoice.org) $500.00 USD using PayPal."

Zappy, thank you for your generosity and support for IV.

Wakeup Folks

rpchalasani
06-04-2008, 12:09 PM
I Contributed $ 100.00 Now.
Receipt # 4674-1281-7879-3812

Thanks,

santb1975
06-04-2008, 12:09 PM
That is awesome.

Wandmaker - Thanks for your tireless support


I got my GC couple of weeks ago and IV has been like a true supportive friend throughout my long wait for this day.

As a way to 'celebrate' my GC, made a Contribution of $500.00 via PayPal.

"This email confirms that you have paid Immigration Voice (donations@immigrationvoice.org) $500.00 USD using PayPal."

ak_2006
06-04-2008, 02:15 PM
:)Thanks to Zappy and rpchalasani...

Zappy...:DEnjoy the moments....:D

santb1975
06-04-2008, 02:49 PM
Thanks for your contribution

I Contributed $ 100.00 Now.
Receipt # 4674-1281-7879-3812

Thanks,

Green.Tech
06-04-2008, 03:11 PM
Thanks to all who contributed...

Others...wake up!

Green.Tech
06-05-2008, 12:51 AM
Folks, the bills are going to be taken to the next level soon...We don't have much time....Please contribute financially for this cause so we can all get GC's sooner than later...

Who knows when our next opportunity will come!

Green.Tech
06-05-2008, 10:54 AM
...on top!

santb1975
06-05-2008, 11:41 AM
I will update our numbers tonight

chanduv23
06-05-2008, 11:51 AM
I will update our numbers tonight

Just reinstated my $50 monthly recurring contributions back :)

Green.Tech
06-05-2008, 01:42 PM
Just reinstated my $50 monthly recurring contributions back :)

Excellent! Thanks chanduv23...

Keep'em coming folks...

santb1975
06-05-2008, 01:47 PM
Thankyou

Just reinstated my $50 monthly recurring contributions back :)

conchshell
06-05-2008, 02:09 PM
I am keeping an eye on the funding drive... and it seems that there is progress but somewhat slow. I think we need new ideas to promote the same. What about giving IV T-Shirts to all those who contribute $100+ for our 20K to 50K drive?

kevinkris
06-05-2008, 03:46 PM
Instead of giving like that why don't IV open a "IV Store" and sell T-shirts for 100 or 200$ ?

we can use
http://www.cafepress.com/ or other sites which provide this service.

Great Idea conchshell !!

I am keeping an eye on the funding drive... and it seems that there is progress but somewhat slow. I think we need new ideas to promote the same. What about giving IV T-Shirts to all those who contribute $100+ for our 20K to 50K drive?

amitjoey
06-05-2008, 05:25 PM
Instead of giving like that why don't IV open a "IV Store" and sell T-shirts for 100 or 200$ ?

we can use
http://www.cafepress.com/ or other sites which provide this service.

Great Idea conchshell !!

That idea has already been implemented, please feel free to buy the apparel
at
http://www.cafepress.com/immivoice.
A lot of us bought shirts, sweat shirts for the rally in washington and Sanjose last year.

amitjoey
06-05-2008, 05:28 PM
There is a lot of merchandise under $20 that members can buy, proceeds (only a small- portion) goes to IV.

Green.Tech
06-05-2008, 07:22 PM
Hoolabalooo...

amsgc
06-05-2008, 11:25 PM
Lets make it happen folks!

Green.Tech
06-05-2008, 11:55 PM
Amount: $50.00 USD
Transaction ID: *1701P

Please come forward and contribute guys!

santb1975
06-06-2008, 01:58 AM
That is awesome

Amount: $50.00 USD
Transaction ID: *1701P

Please come forward and contribute guys!

santb1975
06-06-2008, 02:09 AM
still not at 20K..We need to keep this going

Green.Tech
06-06-2008, 10:35 AM
...and contribute....

chanduv23
06-06-2008, 11:04 AM
Come on IV heros - you can do it. Lets push this thread on top

santb1975
06-06-2008, 11:06 AM
Chanduv - Great to see you back here and rallying IV'ans

Come on IV heros - you can do it. Lets push this thread on top

chanduv23
06-06-2008, 02:20 PM
Chanduv - Great to see you back here and rallying IV'ans

My pleasure to be associated in any possible way. Yourself, needhelp, wandmaker and all the gang are experts in rallying the threads - I am just a novice.


Come on HEROS, we need a lot of money for our lobbying efforts. We have to make every effort to succeed.


"Every bit counts" - so please do your bit.

kevinkris
06-06-2008, 04:03 PM
Goto Top. Guys, can we make this thread STICKY ?

santb1975
06-06-2008, 04:47 PM
We need to do this

pappu
06-06-2008, 05:33 PM
/\/\/\/

ek_bechara
06-06-2008, 09:47 PM
Just contributed 100 USD. I know the money will go far and also that IV needs more money to get us where we want to be. Come on people, lets do it.

100 USD will buy you freedom.

santb1975
06-06-2008, 10:56 PM
That is awesome

Just contributed 100 USD. I know the money will go far and also that IV needs more money to get us where we want to be. Come on people, lets do it.

100 USD will buy you freedom.

chanduv23
06-07-2008, 08:47 AM
Just contributed 100 USD. I know the money will go far and also that IV needs more money to get us where we want to be. Come on people, lets do it.

100 USD will buy you freedom.

You are now a super hero.

Come on heros, you can all do it. IV == "I" and "we" all together united.

United - we can all do it.

Green.Tech
06-07-2008, 01:30 PM
Bump.

santb1975
06-07-2008, 05:16 PM
We need 1244$ to make it to 20K. Can we do it?

amsgc
06-08-2008, 11:47 AM
^^

santb1975
06-08-2008, 08:49 PM
none at all?? :confused:

Green.Tech
06-09-2008, 12:32 PM
Bump.

sriramkalyan
06-09-2008, 01:05 PM
i was regular contributor to IV ..I stopped it ..

My request is ..

All postings on IV should identify the user as contributing member or a Free User.

That change will help IV to increase Funding ..

I will sign up for monthly recurring to IV if I see above change ..

wandmaker
06-09-2008, 01:29 PM
i was regular contributor to IV ..I stopped it ..

My request is ..

All postings on IV should identify the user as contributing member or a Free User.

That change will help IV to increase Funding ..

I will sign up for monthly recurring to IV if I see above change ..

You can add your contribution details to the signature. Remember, all the IVans are not paid for volunteer work. If you have time, please feel free to write the component compatible with joomla, paypal and google-checkout to implement this. We need to focus our energy on the action items, which will bring the benefit to immigration community through the bills that are in table.

santb1975
06-09-2008, 03:41 PM
^^^

Green.Tech
06-09-2008, 07:34 PM
This thread falls off the radar so quickly and other threads with EAD, AP, H-1B etc. keep popping up every second. I know all those things are important as well but if you pause and think about the big picture, this funding drive is very important as well. So, please buck up and contribute! :)

rajuram
06-10-2008, 12:16 AM
multiple year eads & ap - may or may not happen
visa recapture - no chance
visa increase - will not happen

still contribute??

Green.Tech
06-10-2008, 01:15 AM
multiple year eads & ap - may or may not happen
visa recapture - no chance
visa increase - will not happen

still contribute??

I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying.

For those who believe in this, please contribute to the cause...

santb1975
06-10-2008, 01:16 AM
Reflects my thoughts

I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying.

For those who believe in this, please contribute to the cause...

chanduv23
06-10-2008, 07:21 AM
multiple year eads & ap - may or may not happen
visa recapture - no chance
visa increase - will not happen

still contribute??

What we are trying to achieve is not easy. If you are involved more closely with IV leadership - you will understand the hardships being faced at every stage.
Issues can only be resolved if we are a strong voice, and thats what we all want to be. It takes time and we have to be patient. We are in a lot better shape than we were sometime back.

santb1975
06-10-2008, 12:54 PM
^^^

Green.Tech
06-10-2008, 03:12 PM
These visa bulletins, and EAD renewals, and H-1B extensions are not going to cut it for those who want GC's sooner than later. Please help IV to help you.

1) Make those ever important phone calls, and
2) Contribute financially

Don't let this opportunity pass by. Don't let the same visa bulletin get you 3 years down the line. Only we can help push these reforms, no one else is out there to help us!

conchshell
06-10-2008, 04:54 PM
We are in a lot better shape than we were sometime back.

I totally agree ... just look one year back ... today most of us are enjoying EAD/AP, and security net of AC21. Compare this with the situation we had on just H1B.

doknek
06-10-2008, 06:05 PM
multiple year eads & ap - may or may not happen
visa recapture - no chance
visa increase - will not happen

still contribute??

First one did happen today. So, how much are you going to contribute then?:D

add78
06-10-2008, 06:13 PM
multiple year eads & ap - may or may not happen
visa recapture - no chance
visa increase - will not happen

still contribute??

They said the same thing about Clinton having the Dem nomination locked up a year ago. :) Do not underestimate the power of grassroots organization, unified efforts, public awareness and its influence over the representatives, call/fax/flower campaigns and active lobbying. Do not get discouraged and keep trying till you succeed.
The Multi-Year EAD happened today. Others will too. All we have to do is try and follow the Action Items. And urge others to join and do the same.

Green.Tech
06-10-2008, 09:39 PM
..on top!

santb1975
06-11-2008, 01:43 AM
not good

add78
06-11-2008, 10:41 AM
Even if one member donates $100 in one calendar year to IV, it will make a huge impact in your own cause. And that just comes to 27 cents a day!!!!. Think about how much you spend on a cup of coffee or that vending machine at work or tipping at restaurants or a hair salon, folks, I am sure you can set aside 27 cents a day to help your own cause. Please donate at least $100 in a year to IV. As you have already seen, this small investment does pay handily in rewards like July visa bulletin, Admin fixes, EADs and other numerous bills/fixes/reliefs.

Donate generously, and get others to join IV.
Thank You.

Green.Tech
06-11-2008, 11:46 AM
Let's see who the first HERO will be to break the pattern of 2 days of zero contributions...

Green.Tech
06-11-2008, 01:11 PM
Let's see who the first HERO will be to break the pattern of 2 days of zero contributions...

Bump...waiting for a HERO.

willwin
06-11-2008, 01:29 PM
Bump...waiting for a HERO.

Become one.

shantanup
06-11-2008, 02:05 PM
multiple year eads & ap - may or may not happen
visa recapture - no chance
visa increase - will not happen

still contribute??

Do you usually get paid first and then work? Do you get the returns first then you invest? Do you get the overpaid tax back first and then you file the tax return?

How do you know in advance that visa recapture and visa increase will not happen?

NolaIndian32
06-11-2008, 02:40 PM
Here is a small contribution from me today.

$25 check made out to IV - 6/11/08
Placed in mail to IV - 6/12/08.

Green.Tech
06-11-2008, 04:00 PM
Here is a small contribution from me today.

$25 check made out to IV - 6/11/08
Placed in mail to IV - 6/12/08.

Thanks!

Come on people...looking for more HEROES!

jayZinDC
06-11-2008, 07:53 PM
a small contribution for now I will set up recurring soon. Can't thank you guys enough for being such a great support network. Not to be preachy, are we the same people who stood an united front against the Brits?





Paypal Receipt ID: 3JA591826E386220Y

Green.Tech
06-11-2008, 09:36 PM
a small contribution for now I will set up recurring soon. Can't thank you guys enough for being such a great support network. Not to be preachy, are we the same people who stood an united front against the Brits?





Paypal Receipt ID: 3JA591826E386220Y

Thanks jayZinDC...Hope your contribution inspires a few others!

santb1975
06-11-2008, 10:08 PM
That is better than yesterday. We can do better.

Thanks to contributors today

Green.Tech
06-12-2008, 10:38 AM
Can we do better today (more than $125)?

add78
06-12-2008, 10:47 AM
got 1 friend to donate yest., he should be posting the receipt Id soon.. I have the ID but didn't wanna post myself to double count.
Guys, please persuade your friends and coworkers.
Thanks.

Green.Tech
06-12-2008, 12:29 PM
got 1 friend to donate yest., he should be posting the receipt Id soon.. I have the ID but didn't wanna post myself to double count.
Guys, please persuade your friends and coworkers.
Thanks.

Good work, add78!

Green.Tech
06-12-2008, 03:28 PM
Come on guys!

Green.Tech
06-12-2008, 04:59 PM
We need to stand up for ourselves. Please contribute so IV can keep lobbying for our cause in DC.

santb1975
06-13-2008, 02:42 AM
will we reach 20k atleast??

ashokmohan
06-13-2008, 11:45 AM
You just paid without exposing your financial information.
$ 100
Receipt ID: 5190-9283-7820-4961
An email with your order summary has been sent to ashokmohanrajes

wandmaker
06-13-2008, 11:48 AM
You just paid without exposing your financial information.
$ 100
Receipt ID: 5190-9283-7820-4961
An email with your order summary has been sent to ashokmohanrajes

Great, First post with contribution - Thank you

chanduv23
06-13-2008, 11:56 AM
IV has changed our lives.

Folks - look back at the situation beyond last year

Retrogression
Desi employer blood sucking
Labor issues
Companies closing down
No job promotions no salary hikes
CIR Draconian bill
Durbin Grassley bill
July fiasco

Look at the difference IV made
Constant grassroots lobbying - bringing awareness
Extreme dedication of all volunteers - kept IV going
Trust and faith - providing confidence and support
Hard work and faced criticism in a positive manner
Flower campaign during July fiasco - visa bulletin reversal
September 18th massive rally - first time IV could manage to stage a rally with nearly 2000 highly skilled workers from around the country
Media awareness
Working with lawmakers
Admin fix campaign
2 year EAD
Working on Lofgren bills
Brought the entire community under one umbrella
Discussion forums - a source of knowledge
Tracking help


Folks - let us all be thankful that IV has been there for us. This is the best thing to happen to the community.

Please do not resist from contributing. It is diifficult for the first time, but once you do it - you will be happy.

add78
06-13-2008, 12:03 PM
You just paid without exposing your financial information.
$ 100
Receipt ID: 5190-9283-7820-4961
An email with your order summary has been sent to ashokmohanrajes

Thanks my friend.
You finally posted the details!!!!

chanduv23
06-13-2008, 01:36 PM
Come on folks - your contributions are highly appreciated

chanduv23
06-13-2008, 04:32 PM
Come on folks - please donate generously to IV

Our donations go long way towards lobbying efforts

santb1975
06-14-2008, 06:15 PM
??

santb1975
06-15-2008, 01:28 PM
We have 1109 dollars to raise to reach 20K. That shouldn't be hard to achieve

Green.Tech
06-16-2008, 03:30 PM
No contributions today?

Wake up folks!

Green.Tech
06-16-2008, 05:45 PM
Step up for yourself!

Green.Tech
06-16-2008, 06:25 PM
Stay on top!

ramaonline
06-16-2008, 07:40 PM
Another paypal contribution on top of the previous amts - just in response to those friendly bumps..

ID - 8U366744YC025615S

Green.Tech
06-16-2008, 09:22 PM
Another paypal contribution on top of the previous amts - just in response to those friendly bumps..

ID - 8U366744YC025615S

Thanks ramaonline!

santb1975
06-17-2008, 01:24 AM
We need 829 dollars to reach 20k

Green.Tech
06-17-2008, 10:27 AM
...to reach $20k.

Contribute folks!

Green.Tech
06-17-2008, 12:49 PM
Show me the money!:)

Green.Tech
06-17-2008, 02:05 PM
Do I hear a contribution coming?

Green.Tech
06-17-2008, 03:55 PM
..willing to contribute today?

Green.Tech
06-17-2008, 03:56 PM
...to get us to $20k.

Are you one of them?

santb1975
06-17-2008, 04:14 PM
Wandmaker and Green.Tech - Thankyou for your leadership towards this funding drive

Green.Tech
06-17-2008, 04:48 PM
Wandmaker and Green.Tech - Thankyou for your leadership towards this funding drive

Thank you santb1975!

Thank you to all who have contributed...and to those who will contribute in the future!

Still waiting for 10 generous souls to come forward and help IV realize its first $20k enroute to $50k.

It's now or now!

Green.Tech
06-17-2008, 06:12 PM
Paypal away!!!

Green.Tech
06-17-2008, 09:17 PM
...looking for Heroes, still!

santb1975
06-18-2008, 02:33 AM
??

wandmaker
06-18-2008, 09:25 AM
Today's Funding Drive Requirements, We are looking for


Two 500$ heroes (EB1) or
Ten 100$ heroes (EB2) or
Twenty 50$ heroes (EB3) or
Any combination of above* Classification is for fun, no offense

pointlesswait
06-18-2008, 12:04 PM
contributed 50 today+enrolled for monthly too..

Green.Tech
06-18-2008, 12:54 PM
Today's Funding Drive Requirements, We are looking for


Two 500$ heroes (EB1) or
Ten 100$ heroes (EB2) or
Twenty 50$ heroes (EB3) or
Any combination of above* Classification is for fun, no offense

Good one wandmaker!

Got one hero today (thanks pointlesswait)...Where are other heroes?

Green.Tech
06-18-2008, 02:25 PM
Need to hit $20k as soon as we can!!!

Green.Tech
06-18-2008, 03:19 PM
Please contribute for your own benefit.

add78
06-18-2008, 03:54 PM
please persuade your friends to join IV and donate.
each donation counts towards the goal and inspires others.
bump....

Green.Tech
06-18-2008, 05:31 PM
No one but you need to work for yourself in this GC mess.

WeShallOvercome
06-18-2008, 08:09 PM
contributed $50 via paypal

Green.Tech
06-18-2008, 09:35 PM
contributed $50 via paypal

Thanks, WeShallOvercome.

Glad to see GC holders contributing.

Folks - Do you need anymore inspiration?

Green.Tech
06-19-2008, 01:14 AM
Wake up folks. Oh well, wake up tomorrow morning, I mean :)

Green.Tech
06-19-2008, 11:11 AM
Contributions have been trickling everyday. 1 or 2 contributors per day for an organization that has 30,000 members.

Come on folks, get inspired and contribute!

Still looking for HEROES to get us to $20k.

add78
06-19-2008, 01:01 PM
Guys,
every bit helps.
do whatever you can.
remember that cup of starbucks / dunkin is $3 / $2 a day, 10 days = 2 weeks of coffee = $30 / $20.
we can reach out to our friends and energize them.
every phone call counts. every discussion counts. every persuasion triggers another one. every donation counts.
$100/year = 27 cents a day!
$50/year = 14 cents a day!
Let us stand up to our High Income, High Education, High Skills reputation.
Please donate. Please reach out. Please do whatever you can to help your own cause.
Thank You.

santb1975
06-19-2008, 02:10 PM
With the economy turning out the way it is I wonder when we will get our next opportunity to bring our issues to Lawmakers notice and ask them to work on our issues. We need to speak up now and we need $$ to fund our organization. I was talking to my mentor syesterday and he is on the board of directors of an organization. He was mentioning to me that if people are losing Jobs, not able to pay their mortgages and struggling to pay for gas and food all other issues will be put on the back burner and the focus on immigration related issues might go down. I am still trying to sink that into my head

Green.Tech
06-19-2008, 03:12 PM
If the economy is holding up like it does, other issues including immigration may get put on the backburner. This is the time to stand up and make our voices heard. Please step up and contribute for the massive lobbying that we (you and I) need to do to get these action items taken care of.

Don't think that other guys are contributing and this will be taken care of by iteself since I have other channels where my money is flowing into, and that I will contribute later if one of the bills get to the house floor etc. This is the time your help is needed the most. Each and every penny that you contribute matters.

It's high time we all see the big picture and stand up for ourselves because you know why...No one else is looking out for us but IV (us)!

Green.Tech
06-19-2008, 04:25 PM
Stay on top!

Green.Tech
06-19-2008, 05:51 PM
What are you waiting for?

needhelp!
06-19-2008, 08:15 PM
2 - year EAD was officially announced. How about a small thank you contribution?

santb1975
06-20-2008, 01:53 AM
Are we not reaching 20K even??

Green.Tech
06-20-2008, 03:38 AM
No more Heroes!

add78
06-20-2008, 11:30 AM
Is there no one here who has a few $ to donate to the organization that gave them so much back, just think about how lucky some of you were to be able to file 485 last july! That alone should be enough reason to donate! Please, please give back to the community that gives you so much in return!
Do what you can
At least do the action items and call the representatives.
Thousands of legal immigrants waiting in EB queues and yet we can't reach even $20K. Let's change this perspective. Please donate in your good conscience.

Thank You.

Green.Tech
06-20-2008, 01:36 PM
Any Happy Friday contributors?:)

Green.Tech
06-20-2008, 03:20 PM
Bump w/o $$$!

Green.Tech
06-20-2008, 04:19 PM
Please contribute.

Green.Tech
06-20-2008, 06:19 PM
...and contribute

Green.Tech
06-21-2008, 12:20 AM
Wake up people...

santb1975
06-21-2008, 01:15 AM
Are we giving up??:confused:

Green.Tech
06-21-2008, 12:07 PM
...to lobby for these bills.

Please revive the funding drive by your valuable contribution.

rp0lol
06-21-2008, 02:10 PM
another 100$ from IL
PayPal Receipt ID: 70125366SU56XXXXX

GO IV!!!!

santb1975
06-21-2008, 04:58 PM
you rekindled our hopes on this funding drive


another 100$ from IL
PayPal Receipt ID: 70125366SU56XXXXX

GO IV!!!!

Green.Tech
06-22-2008, 11:57 AM
Bump.

santb1975
06-22-2008, 04:13 PM
We are closer to 20K now more than we were before

Green.Tech
06-22-2008, 09:18 PM
...where art thou'?:)

add78
06-23-2008, 09:39 AM
Good morning...
Lets target to reach 25k by the end of this week.
800 more to get to 20K = 8 contributions @100 each, and then
5000 more to get to 25k = 50 contributions @100 each
And we have "thousands" of registered members
And there are "hundreds of thousands" of people who benefited from last year's July visa bulletin due to IV's efforts.
Folks, now more than ever, we need you to be just a little less self centered and open up your hearts, not for some other people, but your own cause.
Your own cause guys, We need funds to lobby for the 3 Lofgren bills!!!!
If the July bulleting could get us EADs and APs, imagine what those 3 bills can do - MAGIC, WONDER, THE HOLY GRAIL A.K.A. THE G.C.
So please, please, please, do what you can.

dingdong12
06-23-2008, 11:55 AM
well, i just made my first payment for $100 thru paypal

Receipt ID: 14F00794MF330594S

Green.Tech
06-23-2008, 12:03 PM
well, i just made my first payment for $100 thru paypal

Receipt ID: 14F00794MF330594S

Thanks dingdong12!

Folks - Please continue contributing!

prashanthg
06-23-2008, 01:41 PM
Thanks dingdong12!

Folks - Please continue contributing!


$100.00
0136-0000-0025-4711

add78
06-23-2008, 01:58 PM
Thanks dingdong12 and prashanthg
Guys n Gals,
The latest State Chapter update should be inspiring if you were a skeptic.
Please rally your friends and colleagues to join IV, State Chapters and contribute.
Every $ counts.
Every call counts.
Every persuasion counts.
Everybody counts.
Thank You fellows.
Let us stand up to our High Skills and High Income prestige.
Help IV, Help Yourself.