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akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 12:24 PM
Hello Everyone,

Last year we ran a High Five Campaign and collected $4883 over a period of 4 months. It was a disappointment.

Now as we know the environment is very volatile and lot of things are going against LEGAL Immigrants i.e US (TARP Employer H-1B Restriction Bill (Sanders Bill)), i will like to request everyone to contribute as much as they can. I will like you to contribute a minimum of $20 dollars.


ALL you need to do is write out a $20 cheque and send it to IV on the address listed.

The address to mail the checks to is:

Immigration Voice
3561 Homestead Road #375
Santa Clara, CA 95051-5161

This address can also be found at: http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=44

Please make sure you send in a cheque ONLY or do a bill pay so that no paypal/google checkout fees apply and all of the $20 ACTUALLY goes to IV.

Folks, we are facing historical hard times. Lets make a small donation to keep IV fighting for our cause. IV appreciates Monthly Subscriptions and that is the best thing to do. But these small campaigns/donations will also help IV. I hope you all agree with me and will support the effort.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.


Folks who have contributed so far:-
AkhilMahajan, GCCovet, hrushi_j, Snathan, Mightykandy, MHKumar, sanjay, mmanurker, ita, kate123, chantu, rvurady14, jelo, WaitingForMyGC, pachaik, vineet, Rajeev, coolpal, pcs, nousername

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Original Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
Feb. 9, 2009 Payment To Immigration Voice Completed ... -$20.00 USD

Related Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
Feb. 9, 2009 Add Funds from a Bank Account Completed Details $20.00 USD
Business Name:
Immigration Voice
Email:
donations@immigrationvoice.org

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

gccovet
02-09-2009, 12:36 PM
Akhil,
I will mail $21.00 Cheque today itself.

As soon as 5K has been collected, I will contribute another $50.00

GCCovet.

sanjay
02-09-2009, 12:38 PM
Original Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
Feb. 9, 2009 Payment To Immigration Voice Completed ... -$20.00 USD

Related Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
Feb. 9, 2009 Add Funds from a Bank Account Completed Details $20.00 USD
Business Name:
Immigration Voice
Email:
donations@immigrationvoice.org

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.


How did you contribute $20? Least amount in contribute section is $50. Let me know link for $20 and I will do it right away.

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 12:39 PM
Just sign on to www.Paypal.com and send money to donations@immigrationvoice.org.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 12:40 PM
Thanks a lot.
Can you please help in keeping this thread on the top?

Akhil,
I will mail $21.00 Cheque today itself.

As soon as 5K has been collected, I will contribute another $50.00

GCCovet.

hrushi_j
02-09-2009, 12:51 PM
Thanks!
This is very easy and takes 15 seconds if you already have the paypal set up.



Transaction Details

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #59F40058D17019301)

Original Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
Feb. 9, 2009 Payment To Immigration Voice Completed ... -$21.00 USD

Related Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
Feb. 9, 2009 Charge From Credit Card Completed Details $21.00 USD
Business Name:
Immigration Voice
Email:
donations@immigrationvoice.org

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 01:01 PM
Thanks a lot. Please ask your friends and family to also contribute.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

snathan
02-09-2009, 01:07 PM
Done...

Unique Transaction ID #5G807044SR6324537)


Guys....its only $20. Please consider to donate ASAP.

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 01:12 PM
Thanks a lot. Please ask your friends and family to also contribute.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 01:34 PM
Bump..............

snathan
02-09-2009, 01:41 PM
Only five guys so far....pathetic.

Guys Wake...are you the one want to fix the problem or just another free rider

gccovet
02-09-2009, 01:42 PM
Thanks a lot.
Can you please help in keeping this thread on the top?

Certainly. Will do.
GCCovet

mightykandy
02-09-2009, 01:48 PM
Paypal'ed $50

(Unique Transaction ID #2TK69366JX343500H)

mhkumar
02-09-2009, 01:48 PM
Amount: $21.00 USD
Transaction Date: Feb. 9, 2009
Transaction ID: 3D0578784M4536128

gccovet
02-09-2009, 01:50 PM
Only five guys so far....pathetic.

Guys Wake...are you the one want to fix the problem or just another free rider

Thank you Snathan, hrushi_j, Mightykandy, Mhkumar.............

Only 6 so far....

IV Handle Date Amount Unique Transaction ID # Pledges?
AkhilMahajan 2/9/2009 $20.00
GCCovet 2/9/2009 $21.00 Pledge $50 when 5K
hrushi_j 2/9/2009 $21.00 59F40058D17019301
Snathan 2/9/2009 $20.00 5G807044SR6324537
Mightykandy 2/9/2009 $50.00 2TK69366JX343500H
MHKumar 2/9/2009 $21.00 3D0578784M4536128

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 01:56 PM
Grand Total - $153

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

sanjay
02-09-2009, 02:33 PM
Done with paypal.

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #2LU89675UY3759432)
Date:Feb. 9, 2009
Time:10:15:06 PST
Status:Completed
Amount sent:-$25.00 USD
Fee:$0.00 USD
Total:$25.00 USD

Will do another in 15 days.

gccovet
02-09-2009, 02:37 PM
Done with paypal.

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #2LU89675UY3759432)
Date:Feb. 9, 2009
Time:10:15:06 PST
Status:Completed
Amount sent:-$25.00 USD
Fee:$0.00 USD
Total:$25.00 USD

Will do another in 15 days.

Thank you Sanjay.

Grand Total = $ 178.00
GCCovet

mmanurker
02-09-2009, 03:03 PM
Here is my $100 contribution
Dt: 02/09/09
Receipt ID: 5524-9117-6391-1389.

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 03:06 PM
Thanks a lot.

Grand Total - $278

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

ita
02-09-2009, 03:07 PM
Just sent $25 Transaction ID: 0MG61582KF344472C. Thank you

gccovet
02-09-2009, 03:08 PM
Here is my $100 contribution
Dt: 02/09/09
Receipt ID: 5524-9117-6391-1389.

Thank you mmanurker and ita!!

G. Total = $303.00

comeon folks...

Gccovet

gccovet
02-09-2009, 03:10 PM
Folks,
We if collect $1000.00 by the end of the day, I will contribute another $21.00 today itself. Less then $700.00 to go...

Keep it going.....

GCCovet.

kate123
02-09-2009, 03:13 PM
25$
Transaction Id: 49C78926VG6647649
Contributed via paypal

Thank you all,
Keep up the good work.

gccovet
02-09-2009, 03:14 PM
25$
Transaction Id: 49C78926VG6647649
Contributed via paypal

Thank you all,
Keep up the good work.



Thank you Kate123 for your kind contribution!!

GCCovet

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 03:18 PM
Thanks a lot kate123.

Grand Total - $328

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

25$
Transaction Id: 49C78926VG6647649
Contributed via paypal

Thank you all,
Keep up the good work.

chantu
02-09-2009, 03:21 PM
Though I have lost my contract this week and searching for new opportunity, I want to contribute $25.

But how do you contribute $25? I can see links for $50/$100 etc.

Thanks.

Thanks a lot kate123.

Grand Total - $338

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 03:29 PM
Chantu, sorry to hear about your situation.
I hopw you find a job soon.

Here is how you can make the #25 contribution.
Just sign on to www.Paypal.com and send money to donations@immigrationvoice.org.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Though I have lost my contract this week and searching for new opportunity, I want to contribute $25.

But how do you contribute $25? I can see links for $50/$100 etc.

Thanks.

sanjay
02-09-2009, 03:34 PM
Folks,
We if collect $1000.00 by the end of the day, I will contribute another $21.00 today itself. Less then $700.00 to go...

Keep it going.....

GCCovet.

I won't ask here for a deadline, but I will keep adding my $25 for each 1000 collected.

gccovet
02-09-2009, 03:35 PM
I won't say a deadline, but I will keep adding my $25 for each 1000 collected.

Alright Sanjay, I will do the same, $25 for every 1000.00 collected. I am with you.


Folks, for every 1000.00 Sanjay and I will contribute $25 each .....

GCCovet

chantu
02-09-2009, 03:40 PM
Thanks Akhil,

Here are the details:

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #1E592259U64890231) $25

Thanks.

Chantu, sorry to hear about your situation.
I hopw you find a job soon.

Here is how you can make the #25 contribution.
Just sign on to www.Paypal.com and send money to donations@immigrationvoice.org.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

snathan
02-09-2009, 03:41 PM
Thanks Akhil,

Here are the details:

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #1E592259U64890231) $25

Thanks.

Thanks a lot and wish you all the best for your new job soon.

gccovet
02-09-2009, 03:43 PM
Thanks Akhil,

Here are the details:

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #1E592259U64890231) $25

Thanks.

Thank you Chantu, good luck for job, I hope and pray you get it soon...

11 contriburotrs so far.. total=353.00

rvurady14
02-09-2009, 03:44 PM
I will mail my $50 Contribution Today.


GO IV GO-

gccovet
02-09-2009, 03:45 PM
I will mail my $50 Contribution Today.


GO IV GO-

Thanks a lot rvurady14.

ita
02-09-2009, 03:51 PM
All the Best Chantu...hope you'll get job soon.

jelo
02-09-2009, 03:54 PM
Transaction ID #34211805W72220746

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 03:59 PM
Thanks a lot rvurady14 and jelo.

Grand Total - $443

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

gccovet
02-09-2009, 04:00 PM
Transaction ID #34211805W72220746

thank you Jelo, your valuable contribution takes us to $443.00

snathan
02-09-2009, 04:20 PM
Please donate...

WaitingForMyGC
02-09-2009, 04:26 PM
Here is my contribution $20 Deliver Date 02/13

BofA Transaction Id:8MT05-DR95T

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 04:30 PM
Thanks a lot WaitingForMyGC.

Grand Total - $463

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Here is my contribution $20 Deliver Date 02/13

BofA Transaction Id:8MT05-DR95T

pachaik
02-09-2009, 04:35 PM
Hi,
I have sent my contribution of $21 through paypal.

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #0FB67301XJ308793P)

gccovet
02-09-2009, 04:38 PM
Hi,
I have sent my contribution of $21 through paypal.

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #0FB67301XJ308793P)

Thank you Pachaik,

With 15 contributors, We are now at $484.00

ashishgour
02-09-2009, 05:01 PM
Another $50 from me...Go IV..

Paypal Details :
Amount: $50.00 USD
Transaction Date: Feb. 9, 2009
Transaction ID: 2AC49278S4623223J

gccovet
02-09-2009, 05:03 PM
Another $50 from me...Go IV..

Paypal Details :
Amount: $50.00 USD
Transaction Date: Feb. 9, 2009
Transaction ID: 2AC49278S4623223J

Thank you Ashish, total is now $534.00

vineet
02-09-2009, 05:16 PM
Unique Transaction ID #93T0361H607470F

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 05:24 PM
..

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 05:24 PM
Thanks a lot vineet.

Grand Total - $554

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

snathan
02-09-2009, 05:59 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Rajeev
02-09-2009, 06:06 PM
I will mail my $25 contribution tomorrow morning.

coolpal
02-09-2009, 06:16 PM
Setting up a bill pay for $20.

pal :)

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 06:23 PM
Thanks a lot Rajeev and coolpal.

Grand Total - $599

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

srinivas_o
02-09-2009, 06:25 PM
Paid $50 through Bank Of America bill pay.

Confirmation number: 8MT87-N97Y8

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 06:25 PM
Thanks a lot srinivas.

Grand Total - $649

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Paid $50 through Bank Of America bill pay.

Confirmation number: 8MT87-N97Y8

snathan
02-09-2009, 06:31 PM
People are giving red dots for asking donation....

Great we will fix all these problem by 2100.

GO IV GO...there are lots of free riders waiting for you.

I really feel ashamed you guys.

pappu
02-09-2009, 06:56 PM
People are giving red dots for asking donation....

Great we will fix all these problem by 2100.

GO IV GO...there are lots of free riders waiting for you.

I really feel ashamed you guys.

I will check who they are cos that means they are anti-IV and anti-immigrants

snathan
02-09-2009, 08:51 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 09:10 PM
March bulletin is out. Still no signs of improvement.
Looks like a long wait for us. Whether you are 2004 or 2007 there is no set period of time for getting GC's.

I think we need to fight this randomness and ineffeciency on part of the Govenrment.

Come on lets get together and try to solve our problems.

Come on lets contribute.

HELP IV TO HELP UR'SELF. GO IV GO.

snathan
02-09-2009, 09:19 PM
Its only $649...at least let us cross $1000 today.

Come on guys.

pcs
02-09-2009, 09:33 PM
I am sending $ 20 ...

Please keep sending emails to all members and encourage them to chip in regularly..

snathan
02-09-2009, 09:37 PM
Its $669...come on guys

snathan
02-09-2009, 09:39 PM
I am sending $ 20 ...

Please keep sending emails to all members and encourage them to chip in regularly..

Thanks for your contribution. Please pursuade your friends and relatives also

nousername
02-09-2009, 09:43 PM
$30 from my side.. Could not set up Paypal a/c without banking details so will do it tonight for sure..

Keep going guys.
Thanks for your contribution. Please pursuade your friends and relatives also

snathan
02-09-2009, 10:24 PM
Any one else....today?

akhilmahajan
02-09-2009, 10:24 PM
Thanks a lot pcs and nousername.

Grand Total - $699

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.


$30 from my side.. Could not set up Paypal a/c without banking details so will do it tonight for sure..

Keep going guys.

shyamkishore
02-09-2009, 10:26 PM
Dear IV Guys,

I have been a passive observer of this forum.

I have done one time contribution of 100$.

Here are the details:
Payment details
Transaction ID: 57T11728MH365274A
Item Price: $100.00 USD
Total: $100.00 USD
Order Description: Contributions
Item/Product Number: Contributions
Buyer: Shyam Kishore Kuppu Rao

Regards,Shyam

snathan
02-09-2009, 10:29 PM
Dear IV Guys,

I have been a passive observer of this forum.

I have done one time contribution of 100$.

Here are the details:
Payment details
Transaction ID: 57T11728MH365274A
Item Price: $100.00 USD
Total: $100.00 USD
Order Description: Contributions
Item/Product Number: Contributions
Buyer: Shyam Kishore Kuppu Rao

Regards,Shyam

cool...thanks lot for your contribution

snathan
02-09-2009, 10:30 PM
$ 799 so far....lets cross $1000 today.

Come on guys......

nik.patelc
02-09-2009, 10:42 PM
Contributing 50 dollars monthly...

I have seen IV actively working on behalf of all us (non immigrants). but i do think we (IV) can do more if all members contribute . I have few suggestions ..
1) if all members contriute monthly and having sufficient funds, IV can hire few lawyers to provide legal advice on inexpensive rate.. directly competeing with Murthy and others....
I m sure all members can hire IV for legal advise.

2) Create a community and help members who lost jobs recenlty...

Regards,
Niraj

us_employee
02-10-2009, 12:19 AM
Made $20.00 contribution just now through Paypal.
Unique Transaction ID #7HY45972ES075991A

akhilmahajan
02-10-2009, 12:28 AM
Thanks a lot us_employee.

Grand Total - $819

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.
Made $20.00 contribution just now through Paypal.
Unique Transaction ID #7HY45972ES075991A

ashwinr
02-10-2009, 01:11 AM
Hi,

Mostly a passive observer. I just contributed $50 through Paypal.

Unique Transaction ID #45308693SL5062504

Thanks.

snathan
02-10-2009, 01:12 AM
Thanks a lot. Today its $ 869

rs_123
02-10-2009, 08:23 AM
I am sending a $50.00 check today.

gccovet
02-10-2009, 10:45 AM
I am sending a $50.00 check today.

Thank you RS_123.

This brings us to $919.00
gccovet

gccovet
02-10-2009, 10:47 AM
Folks,

Sanjay and I are going to contribute additional $25.00 each as soon as we reach $1000.00, and will keepon contributing $25 for every $1000.00 collected.

We need about $81.00 to reach to $1000.00.


Only 26 contributors so far..... out of 20k-30K strong members!!!!!!!!!!!
buck-up IVans

GCCovet

akhilmahajan
02-10-2009, 11:18 AM
Grand Total - $919

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

gc28262
02-10-2009, 11:23 AM
DCU bill payer needs phone number for IV.
Can someone post tel# for IV ?

snathan
02-10-2009, 11:25 AM
dcu bill payer needs phone number for iv.
Can someone post tel# for iv ?

(202) 386-6250

snathan
02-10-2009, 11:30 AM
Grand Total - $919

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Come on guys...its only $81 to cross $1000

gc28262
02-10-2009, 11:37 AM
Sent $25 by DCU bill payer: Conf# 8MWJ0-YG7FV

snathan
02-10-2009, 11:38 AM
Sent $25 by DCU bill payer: Conf# 8MWJ0-YG7FV

Thank you and its $944

akhilmahajan
02-10-2009, 11:39 AM
Thanks a lot gc28262.

Grand Total - $944

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Sent $25 by DCU bill payer: Conf# 8MWJ0-YG7FV

akhilmahajan
02-10-2009, 12:56 PM
bump.............

snathan
02-10-2009, 01:10 PM
Snaju has donated $100 but she is yet to add.


So its $1044

sujijag
02-10-2009, 01:39 PM
Contributed $50
Immigration Voice $50.00 02/13/2009 8MWS5-D1N6F

akhilmahajan
02-10-2009, 02:35 PM
Thanks a lot sujijag.

Grand Total - $1094

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Contributed $50
Immigration Voice $50.00 02/13/2009 8MWS5-D1N6F

needhelp!
02-10-2009, 03:19 PM
Sent $25 check via bill pay.

To IV members watching from the sidelines: Contribute now so that IV can expand its efforts to fix this mess!

gccovet
02-10-2009, 03:22 PM
As promised, I am contributing another $25.00 as $1000.00 has crossed. (Cheque has been posted)

I will again donate another $25 when we cross $2000.00

Comeon folks, we can do it.

So far...29 contributions only.....


GCCovet

gccovet
02-10-2009, 03:24 PM
Sent $25 check via bill pay.

To IV members watching from the sidelines: Contribute now so that IV can expand its efforts to fix this mess!

Thank you needhelp!

gccovet

gccovet
02-10-2009, 03:25 PM
With sujijag's 50, needhelp!'s 25, and gccovet 25.00

we are at $1144.00

Bring it on!!! keep on going.


GCCovet.

sanjay
02-10-2009, 03:42 PM
As promised, I am contributing another $25.00 as $1000.00 has crossed. (Cheque has been posted)

I will again donate another $25 when we cross $2000.00

Comeon folks, we can do it.

So far...29 contributions only.....


GCCovet

Hi GCCovet,

As promised, I am contributing another $25.00 as $1000.00 has crossed.

I will again donate another $25 when we cross $2000.00

Details:
--------

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #3LK7417540480844L)
Total:$25.00 USD
Date:Feb. 10, 2009
Time:11:23:38 PST
Status:Completed
Subject:Immigration Voice
Method: PayPal

gccovet
02-10-2009, 03:53 PM
Hi GCCovet,

As promised, I am contributing another $25.00 as $1000.00 has crossed.

I will again donate another $25 when we cross $2000.00

Details:
--------

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #3LK7417540480844L)
Total:$25.00 USD
Date:Feb. 10, 2009
Time:11:23:38 PST
Status:Completed
Subject:Immigration Voice
Method: PayPal



Thank you Sanjay!!!

With Sanjay's additional contribution as promised, we are now at $1169.00

Thank you to all who have contributed so far... and a request to those who have not contributed yet, to please contribute.

Thank you all.

GCCovet

snathan
02-10-2009, 04:12 PM
bump

snathan
02-10-2009, 04:26 PM
Come on guys...we are slowing down.

godspeed
02-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Hi,
Just sent money thru paypal for $51.
Transaction ID #21052831UU2493611.

I know that it was requested to send in checks, so as to avoid the processing fees etc from paypal, but i thought this could be the fastest way to send money, hence hv put in $51
I pledge to make another $101 as soon as we hit $5000.00 mark.

c'mon folks dont make me wait too long for my pledge.

Thanks to those who have made the contribution.
A humble request to the newbies and casual visitors to contribute at this crucial juncture.

Freeriders, here's a chance to redeem yourself and payback for any help/information you might have got from IV.

akhilmahajan
02-10-2009, 05:04 PM
Thanks a lot preethamsp.

Grand Total - $1220

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Hi,
Just sent money thru paypal for $51.
Transaction ID #21052831UU2493611.

I know that it was requested to send in checks, so as to avoid the processing fees etc from paypal, but i thought this could be the fastest way to send money, hence hv put in $51
I pledge to make another $101 as soon as we hit $5000.00 mark.

c'mon folks dont make me wait too long for my pledge.

Thanks to those who have made the contribution.
A humble request to the newbies and casual visitors to contribute at this crucial juncture.

Freeriders, here's a chance to redeem yourself and payback for any help/information you might have got from IV.

AK_GC
02-10-2009, 05:32 PM
Unique Transaction ID #0LL24091H0267991J

akhilmahajan
02-10-2009, 05:43 PM
Thanks a lot AK_GC.

Grand Total - $1260

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.
Unique Transaction ID #0LL24091H0267991J

santb1975
02-10-2009, 05:50 PM
and good job on the funds raised so far. I will contribute 50$ when we reach 5K. This is in addition to my recurring monthly contribution

Thanks a lot AK_GC.

Grand Total - $1260

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

sanjay
02-10-2009, 05:56 PM
and good job on the funds raised so far. I will contribute 50$ when we reach 5K. This is in addition to my recurring monthly contribution

Santb1975,

Make it to 2.5K instead of 5K. By the speed we are in right now, I don't think we will reach your destination so early. But contribution is being very slow. Sorry for being -ve.

Had this been a call to build some temple or religious place I bet we would had been collected 5 - 10 times more than what we are at now.

I took the example here from a temple collection in my area, which when planned to upgrade it's kitchen, collected more than 175K in 15 days.

AK_GC
02-10-2009, 06:03 PM
I could not comprehend the exact purpose of this campaign.

We might draw more contributions if we have a bulleted point list on what these funds are going to serve. Is it for 2009 contribution pool or we have something that we are going to spend on right away like media campaign or newspaper articles?

piyushvora
02-10-2009, 06:11 PM
I just contributed $20 via paypal.

RNGC
02-10-2009, 06:21 PM
[QUOTE=sanjay;316793]Santb1975,

Had this been a call to build some temple or religious place I bet we would had been collected 5 - 10 times more than what we are at now.

QUOTE]

Totally agree with this!

malibuguy007
02-10-2009, 07:24 PM
Contributed $21 - will do another $21 at 5K

Payee Amount Deliver By ConfirmationNumber Action
Immigration voiceIV $ 21.00 02/18/09 8MXJL-95FVF

akhilmahajan
02-10-2009, 08:58 PM
Thanks a lot piyushvora and malibuguy007.

Grand Total - $1301

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.
Contributed $21 - will do another $21 at 5K

Payee Amount Deliver By ConfirmationNumber Action
Immigration voiceIV $ 21.00 02/18/09 8MXJL-95FVF

akhilmahajan
02-10-2009, 11:50 PM
Bump.........

godspeed
02-11-2009, 11:46 AM
^^^^

nk2006
02-11-2009, 12:39 PM
Sent the check for $25 to the address provided by Akhil in the first post.
Thanks for the effort.

snathan
02-11-2009, 12:42 PM
Thanks NK2006. Its now $1501.

kkarun
02-11-2009, 01:17 PM
I'm going to send check for $50 today.

needhelp!
02-11-2009, 01:17 PM
Are you folks waiting for the next amendment banning all H1B renewals?

If we don't stand up against this NOW, its going to be too late.

akhilmahajan
02-11-2009, 01:19 PM
Thanks a lot nk2006 and kkarun.

Grand Total - $1551

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.I'm going to send check for $50 today.

akhilmahajan
02-11-2009, 02:57 PM
bump..........

snathan
02-11-2009, 04:03 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^

Hopeful1
02-11-2009, 04:10 PM
Grand Total - $1601

akhilmahajan
02-11-2009, 04:18 PM
Thanks a lot Hopeful1

Grand Total - $1601

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

akhilmahajan
02-11-2009, 05:36 PM
Bump...........

viper1400
02-11-2009, 07:54 PM
IV,

I know you don't want us to use paypal - but I think that might be delaying lot of contributions.

Here is my case - I have a very hectic work schedule -so by the time I go home I forget to write and send a check. If I could do paypal then would be no problem as I can do from any where - work - from phone - anywhere.

Just a thought.. I have been planning to send $50 or so but kept on forgetting. Don't get me wrong but telling the truth here.

needhelp!
02-11-2009, 07:58 PM
You can paypal to donations@immigrationvoice.org

Or use online payment from your bank login.


IV,

I know you don't want us to use paypal - but I think that might be delaying lot of contributions.

Here is my case - I have a very hectic work schedule -so by the time I go home I forget to write and send a check. If I could do paypal then would be no problem as I can do from any where - work - from phone - anywhere.

Just a thought.. I have been planning to send $50 or so but kept on forgetting. Don't get me wrong but telling the truth here.

kevin08
02-11-2009, 10:59 PM
Sent $20 check today.

Folks, please consider contributing to the campaign.

snathan
02-11-2009, 11:11 PM
Sent $20 check today.

Folks, please consider contributing to the campaign.

Thanks a lot and its $1621

Come on guys

viper1400
02-12-2009, 12:30 AM
IV,

I know you don't want us to use paypal - but I think that might be delaying lot of contributions.

Here is my case - I have a very hectic work schedule -so by the time I go home I forget to write and send a check. If I could do paypal then would be no problem as I can do from any where - work - from phone - anywhere.

Just a thought.. I have been planning to send $50 or so but kept on forgetting. Don't get me wrong but telling the truth here.


Sent $54 to cover some paypal expenses
You have sent $54.00 USD to donations@immigrationvoice.org.

Contribution so for $204

snathan
02-12-2009, 12:35 AM
Sent $54 to cover some paypal expenses
You have sent $54.00 USD to donations@immigrationvoice.org.

Contribution so for $204

Thanks a lot...Its now $1675

ramaonline
02-12-2009, 04:08 AM
Make that 1700

Payment To Immigration Voice Completed ... -$25.00 USD

pittdude
02-12-2009, 08:03 AM
Will send a check for $50 today and tell family and friends.

akhilmahajan
02-12-2009, 10:38 AM
Thanks a lot everyone.

Grand Total - $1750

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

gccovet
02-12-2009, 11:52 AM
bump^^^^^^^

akhilmahajan
02-12-2009, 01:26 PM
bump..............

akhilmahajan
02-12-2009, 03:16 PM
Bump.................

wecandoit
02-12-2009, 04:24 PM
$25 Sent to IV
PAYPAL: Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #1BA72983WV1168322)

godspeed
02-12-2009, 04:33 PM
bump

malibuguy007
02-12-2009, 06:02 PM
C'mon people, $20 is not that big an amount - keep it flowing.

snvlgopal
02-12-2009, 06:17 PM
sent $30
Unique Transaction ID #5D433679KU7906510

snathan
02-12-2009, 07:31 PM
So far $1805...come on guys

akhilmahajan
02-12-2009, 09:25 PM
Thanks a lot everyone.

Grand Total - $1805

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

akhilmahajan
02-13-2009, 11:42 AM
Bump...........

akhilmahajan
02-13-2009, 03:18 PM
Bump...............

pittdude
02-15-2009, 11:18 AM
bump..

jelo
02-15-2009, 12:43 PM
Man... I have been following this thread and just $1800 over a week?
Come on..folks donate for the cause, nothing is free..10 or 15 is nothing for us..

suriajay12
02-15-2009, 02:10 PM
Sincerely, I dont think its a problem for anyone to send $100 or 200. Most of the people here are not seeing any action from IV core in the last 6-12 months. And we guess same to hope for even for future. Many guys in other forums are writing against IV saying they will no more pursue any campaigns as the dates of core members are now current and they will not do anything that may jeopardize it. I am also not seeing any action eversince I joined here. So what is the point. Why dont we fight our case oursleves. I know unity is strenght, but when its not there, doing nothing is a a bad idea. This is not to hurt anyone.

akhilmahajan
02-17-2009, 11:21 AM
Come on folks, lets get the contribution campaign moving.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

snathan
02-17-2009, 12:10 PM
I dont see people coming forward untill they see something serious. Like a rally or something.

shukla77
02-17-2009, 12:40 PM
I guess the reason most of the people are not contributing is because they do not see any strategy going forward. I am sure IV core is working hard on the issues but there is lack of clarity as an organization.When the bulletins come out and dates dont move forward significantly, people start with various ideas ranging from flower campaign to eliminating country cap to EB3 - EB2 portability to ....( Most of them die by the middle of the month).If we look at the past, contribution campaigns have been successful ( up to reasonable extent) when there is a favorable bill on the floor and people see some hope. I remember till last year there was a guy ( I think Chandu13 ) who tried to motivate people for contribution by calling them coward, lazy.....Believe me it never worked...

So I think it is time to get serious and have some synergy and that might motivate people to come forward, participate and contribute.

Good Luck.

malibuguy007
02-18-2009, 04:42 PM
I disagree. Changes in laws do not happen overnight and any efforts that core is making cannot be made public all the time. If they can get thousands of people the benefit of moving to EAD etc. then I am sure they are working behind the scenes to get more favorable changes done when the time is right. I have faith in their ability.

Moreover since I am not actively volunteering in any activities the least I can do is contribute. So I call on everyone to contribute for your cause - none of us is doing anyone a favor by contributing. We are DIRECTLY favoring us by making a contribution.

I guess the reason most of the people are not contributing is because they do not see any strategy going forward. I am sure IV core is working hard on the issues but there is lack of clarity as an organization.When the bulletins come out and dates dont move forward significantly, people start with various ideas ranging from flower campaign to eliminating country cap to EB3 - EB2 portability to ....( Most of them die by the middle of the month).If we look at the past, contribution campaigns have been successful ( up to reasonable extent) when there is a favorable bill on the floor and people see some hope. I remember till last year there was a guy ( I think Chandu13 ) who tried to motivate people for contribution by calling them coward, lazy.....Believe me it never worked...

So I think it is time to get serious and have some synergy and that might motivate people to come forward, participate and contribute.

Good Luck.

shukla77
02-18-2009, 05:15 PM
Agree with mostly what you have said. Question still remains what causes people not to contribute even 20$ now while in the past they have contributed 50 , 100 or even more. Just something to think about.


I disagree. Changes in laws do not happen overnight and any efforts that core is making cannot be made public all the time. If they can get thousands of people the benefit of moving to EAD etc. then I am sure they are working behind the scenes to get more favorable changes done when the time is right. I have faith in their ability.

Moreover since I am not actively volunteering in any activities the least I can do is contribute. So I call on everyone to contribute for your cause - none of us is doing anyone a favor by contributing. We are DIRECTLY favoring us by making a contribution.

needhelp!
02-18-2009, 05:27 PM
Its easy to point at IV core for direction, but where is everyone when IV core gives a direction? There was a thread poll for another rally, but how many members came forward? How many IV members made an effort to convince others to vote on that poll so that IV core can plan for a rally?

If IV members do not come forward for contributions and action items then IV core has to make do with limited funds and use them thriftily. That only means lesser results for us.

It was the lobbying that got the bills introduced, so the least that we can do is contribute towards the lobbying expense. Its not going to work if everyone says that they will contribute when a bill comes on the floor.



I guess the reason most of the people are not contributing is because they do not see any strategy going forward. I am sure IV core is working hard on the issues but there is lack of clarity as an organization.When the bulletins come out and dates dont move forward significantly, people start with various ideas ranging from flower campaign to eliminating country cap to EB3 - EB2 portability to ....( Most of them die by the middle of the month).If we look at the past, contribution campaigns have been successful ( up to reasonable extent) when there is a favorable bill on the floor and people see some hope. I remember till last year there was a guy ( I think Chandu13 ) who tried to motivate people for contribution by calling them coward, lazy.....Believe me it never worked...

So I think it is time to get serious and have some synergy and that might motivate people to come forward, participate and contribute.

Good Luck.

shukla77
02-18-2009, 05:52 PM
Question remains.. Why ? Why people dont do what is expected when they know that these initiatives are going to help them?

There was a thread poll for another rally, but how many members came forward? How many IV members made an effort to convince others to vote on that poll so that IV core can plan for a rally?
.

needhelp!
02-18-2009, 06:26 PM
I am sure everyone agrees that fixes are needed. I am sure everyone agrees that fixes won't come magically. But to stand up and work for it, Macaca once said "Something has to CLICK!".

pittdude
02-19-2009, 12:13 AM
bump..

akhilmahajan
02-25-2009, 03:23 PM
As we have so many ideas floating around.

Let me stress on the fact that what ever we decide to do, we need funds for that.

Although this funding drive was a bust, but i would like to try it one more time. I request fellow IV'ans to come forward and help in contributing.

GO I/WE GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

akhilmahajan
02-25-2009, 03:27 PM
Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #9SF61544AC045092G)

Original Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
Feb. 25, 2009 Payment To Immigration Voice Completed ... -$20.00 USD

Related Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
Feb. 25, 2009 Add Funds from a Bank Account Completed Details $20.00 USD

akhilmahajan
02-25-2009, 03:27 PM
Thanks a lot everyone.

Grand Total - $1825

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

gcnotfiledyet
02-25-2009, 03:38 PM
Question remains.. Why ? Why people dont do what is expected when they know that these initiatives are going to help them?

Lack of convincing power that IV will do something. Lack of trust in IV organization. Lack of advertisements. lack of communication.

How do successful organizations ask people to donate money? There is something to be learned. If the cause is right (we all know it is) then its a matter of delivering this message that will get people convinced. Lot of charities get donations. How? I think that is what we need to learn. Most desis are not even aware about this organization. I bumped into it via google search for my immigration answer. So lets throw some ideas around for better advertisements.

psaxena
02-25-2009, 04:42 PM
Business Name:
Immigration Voice
Email:
donations@immigrationvoice.org

Business Contact Information

Customer Service URL: http://www.immigrationvoice.org
Customer Service Email: donations@immigrationvoice.org
Customer Service Phone: 850-391-4966

Amount sent:
-$20.00 USD
Fee:
$0.00 USD
Total:
-$20.00 USD

Date:
Feb. 25, 2009
Time:
12:26:48 PST
Status:
Completed

Subject:
You've got a payment from psaxena
Note:
Keep up the great effort. Donated 20$ and will keep donating more.

My all hopes are with you guys.
Shipping Address:
No Address Provided

Funding Type:
PayPal Funds
Funding Source:
$20.00 USD - PayPal Account

akhilmahajan
02-25-2009, 04:49 PM
Thanks a lot everyone.

Grand Total - $1845

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

akhilmahajan
02-25-2009, 04:52 PM
Thanks for your insight and observation.
Do you believe in what IV is doing?

If Yes, i will really appreciate if you can contribute and help us in any way. This is an organisation run by people like me and you, who have full time jobs and have families also. If we all can take out some time out of our busy lives and try to help IV, then everyone will know about IV.

When we say we need to convince people, which is ridiculous, as i am 100% sure, everybody knows whats going on. We all are suffering and are here fort he long haul. If still people dont want to do anything, then no one can help us.

So, Thanks a lot for your insight and help IV to help yourself.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Lack of convincing power that IV will do something. Lack of trust in IV organization. Lack of advertisements. lack of communication.

How do successful organizations ask people to donate money? There is something to be learned. If the cause is right (we all know it is) then its a matter of delivering this message that will get people convinced. Lot of charities get donations. How? I think that is what we need to learn. Most desis are not even aware about this organization. I bumped into it via google search for my immigration answer. So lets throw some ideas around for better advertisements.

psaxena
02-25-2009, 05:21 PM
Pappu,
Can you make it a sticky note so that the users in all the forums can see the donation stuff and also put on the procedure on how to donate.

FreeRiders,
Thats true there are a lot of free riders and unfortunately they actually make fun of the effort and at the same time jumps first to take the advantage.

Free riders if you are reading this and I know you are, please and please come out of your cheap mentality and donate. You know very well that saving 20$ will not help you build a TajMahal, but donating just 20$ or 50$ will make a huge difference to millions of people INCLUDING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

So don't be ashamed of yourself by not donating and donate generously.

qasleuth
02-25-2009, 05:26 PM
Pappu,
Can you make it a sticky note so that the users in all the forums can see the donation stuff and also put on the procedure on how to donate.

FreeRiders,
Thats true there are a lot of free riders and unfortunately they actually make fun of the effort and at the same time jumps first to take the advantage.

Free riders if you are reading this and I know you are, please and please come out of your cheap mentality and donate. You know very well that saving 20$ will not help you build a TajMahal, but donating just 20$ or 50$ will make a huge difference to millions of people INCLUDING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

So don't be ashamed of yourself by not donating and donate generously.

Not sure where you get this philosophy of encouraging people to donate by hurling insults. There is a solid proposal from realizeit which is gaining traction and many people have committed donations. Motivating people by solid proposals rather than silly insults and calls to their conscience by abusing it gets us nowhere.

malibuguy007
02-25-2009, 06:38 PM
All of us getting paid this Friday can schedule a payment through online banking today. Come on, don't procrastinate.

hsingh82
02-25-2009, 07:31 PM
$25 sent by online check.

vbkris77
02-25-2009, 08:10 PM
Payment sent Ref# JB9BKH5W for $20.00

malibuguy007
02-25-2009, 08:36 PM
$1890 - who is the one to get us in into 2000?

sanjay
02-25-2009, 09:10 PM
Free riders if you are reading this and I know you are, please and please come out of your cheap mentality and donate. You know very well that saving 20$ will not help you build a TajMahal, but donating just 20$ or 50$ will make a huge difference to millions of people INCLUDING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

So don't be ashamed of yourself by not donating and donate generously.

Saxena,

How much you had contributed as of now? Can we ask ?

sarangbeley
02-25-2009, 09:20 PM
Payment sent transaction ID: 5XF7750851624640H

suriajay12
02-25-2009, 09:55 PM
Thanks for your insight and observation.
Do you believe in what IV is doing?

If Yes, i will really appreciate if you can contribute and help us in any way. This is an organisation run by people like me and you, who have full time jobs and have families also. If we all can take out some time out of our busy lives and try to help IV, then everyone will know about IV.

When we say we need to convince people, which is ridiculous, as i am 100% sure, everybody knows whats going on. We all are suffering and are here fort he long haul. If still people dont want to do anything, then no one can help us.

So, Thanks a lot for your insight and help IV to help yourself.

GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Akhil,

I could convince 3 of my colleagues who are READY RIGHT NOW to contribute $1000.00 each. I can do $500.00.
But they asked me just one question. What is the action plan that IV is collecting these monies from prospective immigrants who are already in pain due to this economy and all that. I did tell them about July 07, flower campaign, but they are not willing to listen. They said they did not contribute at that time due to some reasons, but they now want to contribute big way. They have a much bigger friend's circle than mine who are also doing good from top schools who may contribute too. They may also register in IV soon.
But their only question is "What is the action plan for FUTURE". Can you please help.
I am confused myself with the same question, no offense. Like me, they wouldnt wait and wait forever for things to happen. We Strongly believe in any action towards goals. Trust me, we need lots of money, but the way they responded made me feel uncomfortable.

snathan
02-25-2009, 11:03 PM
Akhil,

I could convince 3 of my colleagues who are READY RIGHT NOW to contribute $1000.00 each. I can do $500.00.
But they asked me just one question. What is the action plan that IV is collecting these monies from prospective immigrants who are already in pain due to this economy and all that. I did tell them about July 07, flower campaign, but they are not willing to listen. They said they did not contribute at that time due to some reasons, but they now want to contribute big way. They have a much bigger friend's circle than mine who are also doing good from top schools who may contribute too. They may also register in IV soon.
But their only question is "What is the action plan for FUTURE". Can you please help.
I am confused myself with the same question, no offense. Like me, they wouldnt wait and wait forever for things to happen. We Strongly believe in any action towards goals. Trust me, we need lots of money, but the way they responded made me feel uncomfortable.


I do have the same question. I dont see people come forward and contribute untill they see something or any clarity.

PresidentO
02-26-2009, 12:50 AM
Akhil,

I could convince 3 of my colleagues who are READY RIGHT NOW to contribute $1000.00 each. I can do $500.00.
But they asked me just one question. What is the action plan that IV is collecting these monies from prospective immigrants who are already in pain due to this economy and all that. I did tell them about July 07, flower campaign, but they are not willing to listen. They said they did not contribute at that time due to some reasons, but they now want to contribute big way. They have a much bigger friend's circle than mine who are also doing good from top schools who may contribute too. They may also register in IV soon.
But their only question is "What is the action plan for FUTURE". Can you please help.
I am confused myself with the same question, no offense. Like me, they wouldnt wait and wait forever for things to happen. We Strongly believe in any action towards goals. Trust me, we need lots of money, but the way they responded made me feel uncomfortable.

Yeah! Its common sense dude! Lets keep the 50USD in pocket when one has job rather than contributing to a cause that might help keep the job or makes voice heard when a bad bill comes out.. Choice is yours and your friends. If you/your friends are expecting a GC because you paid 50$ towards this effort, I dont know what to tell. If you/your freinds are expecting to hold xyz accountable for every single penny of the donation, that is not the attitude that will bring US together.

Ask your friends to understand the word lobbying and advocacy efforts. How much work it takes to hire a firm and get strategic advise? How much a firm that advises strategically and positions the issue strategically charges per hr? If an IT consultant is charged at the rate of 100-200USD by a big consulting company, Imagine how much would a consultant such as these people on the hill charge? I dont know but I wont be surprised if its north of 500USD an hr.

With out IV, The only two things folks on the hill knew were illegal immigration and H1B visa. Now more than 75% offices know the EB issue inside out and have a position on it. This is an effort that needs to be continued until we get a solution.

"What is the action plan for FUTURE"?

Relief from Retrgoression. Continued advocacy efforts. is it that difficult to know? I dont know but it seemed obvious to me.

suriajay12
02-26-2009, 09:02 AM
Yeah! Its common sense dude! Lets keep the 50USD in pocket when one has job rather than contributing to a cause that might help keep the job or makes voice heard when a bad bill comes out.. Choice is yours and your friends. If you/your friends are expecting a GC because you paid 50$ towards this effort, I dont know what to tell. If you/your freinds are expecting to hold xyz accountable for every single penny of the donation, that is not the attitude that will bring US together.

Ask your friends to understand the word lobbying and advocacy efforts. How much work it takes to hire a firm and get strategic advise? How much a firm that advises strategically and positions the issue strategically charges per hr? If an IT consultant is charged at the rate of 100-200USD by a big consulting company, Imagine how much would a consultant such as these people on the hill charge? I dont know but I wont be surprised if its north of 500USD an hr.

With out IV, The only two things folks on the hill knew were illegal immigration and H1B visa. Now more than 75% offices know the EB issue inside out and have a position on it. This is an effort that needs to be continued until we get a solution.

"What is the action plan for FUTURE"?

Relief from Retrgoression. Continued advocacy efforts. is it that difficult to know? I dont know but it seemed obvious to me.

Please see my answers in BOLD. Please do not assume I am mad to put in BOLD. This is just to make my point more VISIBLE.

Yeah! Its common sense dude! Lets keep the 50USD in pocket when one has job rather than contributing to a cause that might help keep the job or makes voice heard when a bad bill comes out.. Choice is yours and your friends. If you/your friends are expecting a GC because you paid 50$ towards this effort, I dont know what to tell. If you/your freinds are expecting to hold xyz accountable for every single penny of the donation, that is not the attitude that will bring US together.

Ask your friends to understand the word lobbying and advocacy efforts. How much work it takes to hire a firm and get strategic advise? How much a firm that advises strategically and positions the issue strategically charges per hr? If an IT consultant is charged at the rate of 100-200USD by a big consulting company, Imagine how much would a consultant such as these people on the hill charge? I dont know but I wont be surprised if its north of 500USD an hr.
YOU GOT US WRONG.
THEIR POINT IS VERY CLEAR TO ME. THEY ARE WILLING TO SPEND MONEY, AND DO KNOW THE COSTS INVOLVED.
THEY ARE SPENDING CLOSE TO $5000.00 EVERY YEAR FOR 1 YEAR HI-b EXTENSIONS, VISA RENEWALS, EADs extn, APART FROM THE STRESS AND PAIN DUE TO THESE BACKLOGS.We cannot put a number on the pain this has created.
THEY ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT $10, $50 OR $100. THEY ARE READY TO SPEND EVEN $5000.00 AS I FELT, BUT THEY WANT TO SEE THE ACTION PLAN. YOU CANNOT SAY I WILL WAIT AND WAIT AND THEN WHEN WE NEED TO, WE WILL START A CAMPAIGN AND THAT IN SHORT NOTICE WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET THAT MONEY. WE UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT OUR QUESTION IS WHAT DID WE DO IN LAST NEARLY 2 YEARS APART FROM VOICING IN 07 FIASCO.


With out IV, The only two things folks on the hill knew were illegal immigration and H1B visa. Now more than 75% offices know the EB issue inside out and have a position on it. This is an effort that needs to be continued until we get a solution.
WE UNDERSTAND AND WE WANT TO MAKE IV VERY STRONGER TOO. WE DID RESEARCH MANY SITES AND FINALLY NOTED IV IS ONE OF THE BEST WHERE SO MANY PARTICIPATE (READ AS "GIVE IDEAS, BUT NO ACTION") ALL THE TIME. WE DIDNT SEE ANY OTHER SITE WITH THIS MUCH PARTICIPATION AND HENCE WE WANT TO STICK TO THIS AND COLLABORATE HERE.

"What is the action plan for FUTURE"?

Relief from Retrgoression. Continued advocacy efforts. is it that difficult to know? I dont know but it seemed obvious to me.
WRONG. "RELIEF FROM RETROGRESSION" IS NOT THE ACTION PLAN, THATS ONE OF THE END RESULT. WE NEED TO KNOW ACTION PLAN. LOOK AT THE CURRENT STATE OF HOUSING. WE EXPECT A CAMPAIGN TO TOUCH THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO SEND THE MESSAGE HOW WE CAN HELP IN HOUSING, JOBS. WE OFCORS DO NOT SUPPORT WE GO THEIR WITH IMMIGRATION BANNER AT THIS TIME FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. DONT YOU THINK OBAMA KNOWS IT. NOW DONT COME BACK WITH 20% DOWN PAYMENT. WE NEED TO TELL THEM HOW WE CAN CONTRIBUTE.
YOU ARE A PHD HOLDER, OR YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO HAS EXPERTISE IN SOMETHING AND CAN CREATE A JOBS. THATS WHAT THE GOVT WANTS TO HEAR. AND HERE YOU ARE NOT EVEN WISPERING..
AGAIN "RELIEF FROM RETRO" IS JUST ONE OF THE THINGS WE WILL BE FIGHTING FOR,. THERE ARE MANY OTHER ISSUES AND FOR THAT ALSO WE NEED TO CONTRIBUTE IN MUCH SMALLER AMOUNTS EVEN AFTER OUR ISSUING ARE FIXED. THATS COMMUNITY.

Finally one question to ALL.
If we see a good action plan from IV Core and a date, how much are you willing to contribute.I am now ready to do $2000.00 instead of $500.00 as I said before. I am not very well-off to do this much (my friends are, though). But this looks to be nothing when compared to the loss many faced waiting 5-10- years. So I will do.
Feel free. Remember how it feels like if you get it. and dont forget how much you are spending now for different immigration related issues. How much are you ready to contribute to IV.

Green.Tech
02-26-2009, 11:20 AM
Please see my answers in BOLD. Please do not assume I am mad to put in BOLD. This is just to make my point more VISIBLE.

Finally one question to ALL.
If we see a good action plan from IV Core and a date, how much are you willing to contribute.I am now ready to do $2000.00 instead of $500.00 as I said before. I am not very well-off to do this much (my friends are, though). But this looks to be nothing when compared to the loss many faced waiting 5-10- years. So I will do.
Feel free. Remember how it feels like if you get it. and dont forget how much you are spending now for different immigration related issues. How much are you ready to contribute to IV.

Ok. Time out suriajay12.

Tell me one thing - Why do you expect IV core to spoonfeed everything to you and your friends. If you and your friends are raring to go and do something for the retrogressed community, why not come forward with ideas and show some efforts, instead of just harping on a forum with a bundle of dollars in your hand! Remember, IV is made up of you and me, and it's you and me who can make all the difference. It's very easy to sit on the sidelines and talk. And one more thing - "Have a positive attitude" about everything (life, IV, GC etc) and you will notice how much your point of view will change for better.

The best advice I have for you is to join your state chapter because IV does lot of its planning and strategy implementation behind the scenes. That way you will know more about IV's current and future plans, and will be able to contribute in a positive manner.

akhilmahajan
02-26-2009, 11:21 AM
This is what i understand and i might be wrong, and this is specifically from my perspective and i am not representing IV.

For a legal immigrant who has been here for the last 9 years, following the law from day 1, i don't see any hope except IV. I understand this is a political issue, and everything happens on the back-end. There is no time table or time line which can be promised by anyone, because this is all politics. Even anti-immigrants don't do anything everyday. They lobby in the background and try to stop any kind of relief, if any being given to us. They still collect a lot of money. They are also only active when there is something on the table and same goes with IV. Everything goes in the background and when there is something positive they come out and request the community to work on an action item, which in the ends gets a very poor response and undermines all their hard work. IV has an agenda and sticks with it. They have lobbying firms who work on the lines of that agenda. I don't think anybody can promise a time line or timetable regarding anything. They are working on an agenda and trying to get relief for all of us. They can't come out openly every day and say we are working on this and that.

I believe in trying and by supporting IV, i am doing that. If no body is going to fight for us (Legal Immigrants), then we can't expect any relief or i will say not even dream of anything good for us. No one is going to address our plight till the time we fight for it. Ask your friends what have they done till today? If they think giving $1000, can buy themselves a Green Card(so called independence) then i am ready to give them $1500 and will request them to do it for me also and i am sure i can find many fellow IV'ans who can also give them $1500. Its very easy to question someones hard work, but when they will be asked to do something, you wont find them anywhere. Every time they will have some reasons not to contribute or do anything. If they join IV, they are not doing anything good, till the time they don't participate in any activities or action items. If they think sitting and waiting for Visa Bulletins and Processing Dates is the best way to go, then there is no way anyone can help them.

Nobody came to convince me, that IV will get me out of this pain. I understand the problem, which is right in front of everyone and i only see IV as the one and only one organization working to get us some relief. I have met the Core group and i know how dedicated and honest they are. During the rally they were in DC for weeks getting everything worked on, only so that our problem can be highlighted and heard. IV Core spends a lot of time in Washington DC lobbying for our cause. They spend money out of their own pockets. They have families and they end up spending time away from them. Why???? Because they want relief and get our problem sorted. I really salute and appreciate their efforts and the hard work they have put in to come so far.

But we as legal immigrants always end up questioning someones efforts? These questions need to answered by us. If your friends think there life is good and things will fall in place, its fine and they can stay away and go on with their lives as it is going on. But tell them not to criticize and question anybody's hard work and honesty.

At least they can do us a favor, by not questioning what IV does? Rest regarding the funds, IV is a non-profit organization, and the tax returns are available online and can be viewed by anyone.

Rest i hope they wake up and realize that by helping IV they are helping themselves and their families.

I tried my best to explain how i understand IV. If i offended someone i am really sorry about it.

I am proud to be associated with IV. At least in the end i will be happy to say that i tried for my independence.

GO I/WE GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Akhil,

I could convince 3 of my colleagues who are READY RIGHT NOW to contribute $1000.00 each. I can do $500.00.
But they asked me just one question. What is the action plan that IV is collecting these monies from prospective immigrants who are already in pain due to this economy and all that. I did tell them about July 07, flower campaign, but they are not willing to listen. They said they did not contribute at that time due to some reasons, but they now want to contribute big way. They have a much bigger friend's circle than mine who are also doing good from top schools who may contribute too. They may also register in IV soon.
But their only question is "What is the action plan for FUTURE". Can you please help.
I am confused myself with the same question, no offense. Like me, they wouldnt wait and wait forever for things to happen. We Strongly believe in any action towards goals. Trust me, we need lots of money, but the way they responded made me feel uncomfortable.

gcnotfiledyet
02-26-2009, 11:49 AM
This is what i understand and i might be wrong, and this is specifically from my perspective and i am not representing IV.

For a legal immigrant who has been here for the last 9 years, following the law from day 1, i don't see any hope except IV. I understand this is a political issue, and everything happens on the back-end. There is no time table or time line which can be promised by anyone, because this is all politics. Even anti-immigrants don't do anything everyday. They lobby in the background and try to stop any kind of relief, if any being given to us. They still collect a lot of money. They are also only active when there is something on the table and same goes with IV. Everything goes in the background and when there is something positive they come out and request the community to work on an action item, which in the ends gets a very poor response and undermines all their hard work. IV has an agenda and sticks with it. They have lobbying firms who work on the lines of that agenda. I don't think anybody can promise a time line or timetable regarding anything. They are working on an agenda and trying to get relief for all of us. They can't come out openly every day and say we are working on this and that.

I believe in trying and by supporting IV, i am doing that. If no body is going to fight for us (Legal Immigrants), then we can't expect any relief or i will say not even dream of anything good for us. No one is going to address our plight till the time we fight for it. Ask your friends what have they done till today? If they think giving $1000, can buy themselves a Green Card(so called independence) then i am ready to give them $1500 and will request them to do it for me also and i am sure i can find many fellow IV'ans who can also give them $1500. Its very easy to question someones hard work, but when they will be asked to do something, you wont find them anywhere. Every time they will have some reasons not to contribute or do anything. If they join IV, they are not doing anything good, till the time they don't participate in any activities or action items. If they think sitting and waiting for Visa Bulletins and Processing Dates is the best way to go, then there is no way anyone can help them.

Nobody came to convince me, that IV will get me out of this pain. I understand the problem, which is right in front of everyone and i only see IV as the one and only one organization working to get us some relief. I have met the Core group and i know how dedicated and honest they are. During the rally they were in DC for weeks getting everything worked on, only so that our problem can be highlighted and heard. IV Core spends a lot of time in Washington DC lobbying for our cause. They spend money out of their own pockets. They have families and they end up spending time away from them. Why???? Because they want relief and get our problem sorted. I really salute and appreciate their efforts and the hard work they have put in to come so far.

But we as legal immigrants always end up questioning someones efforts? These questions need to answered by us. If your friends think there life is good and things will fall in place, its fine and they can stay away and go on with their lives as it is going on. But tell them not to criticize and question anybody's hard work and honesty.

At least they can do us a favor, by not questioning what IV does? Rest regarding the funds, IV is a non-profit organization, and the tax returns are available online and can be viewed by anyone.

Rest i hope they wake up and realize that by helping IV they are helping themselves and their families.

I tried my best to explain how i understand IV. If i offended someone i am really sorry about it.

I am proud to be associated with IV. At least in the end i will be happy to say that i tried for my independence.

GO I/WE GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

Very well written. We need this kind of language material to present to our friends. You got my contribution. How do I donate $20? I don't see tab for that money on page. Minimum for one time contribution I see is $100. Also is there any way that I do not have to use paypal and directly use my cc to pay?

Also not all of us are as good in writing or speaking the same language. I am glad you understand the pains of IV core but unfortunately all of us have not gone through the same things as you have. So we surely need some convincing on part of IV. This post I see is right step. I need some more info to present to my friends, as to why they should contribute. That would be perfect.

akhilmahajan
02-26-2009, 12:21 PM
There are 2 ways you can contribute.

1) Write out a $20 cheque and send it to IV on the address listed.

The address to mail the checks to is:

Immigration Voice
3561 Homestead Road #375
Santa Clara, CA 95051-5161

This address can also be found at: http://immigrationvoice.org/index.ph...d=26&Itemid=44

2) Just sign on to www.Paypal.com and send money to donations@immigrationvoice.org.

conchshell
02-26-2009, 01:53 PM
Last year we started a major membership campaign in Colorado. People kind of agreed that IV is the appropriate platform for this crusade, and they were willing to contribute money, but only if they see required transparency in the IV organization. Members of the state chapters have so far not heard about how the contributed money is spent, and what kind of lobbying took place in Washington.

Is good to hear the cheers of "IV is our only hope", and yes in one way it is, but unless we bring required reform to IV, the status quo will maintain. That is several years since its inception : limited number of paying members, half hearted participation in various campaigns, and inactive state chapters.

PresidentO
02-26-2009, 02:12 PM
Thanks Akhil for the write up

You answered some of the stuff very nice.

To the guy who is MAD,

Be MAD that you and your friends chose to ignore IV during the biggest screw up of USCIS.

It sounded very condescending that they are ready to give 1000USD now, when they are probably feeling the pinch, and ignored any efforts before/during/after the fiasco.

I did not say this the first time but now I can say this. People who say I will give 1000$ to IV, 10000$ to IV or the big amounts think that they are playing carrots and sticks. So you want the core members to come out and lay out the strategy on which member of congress is sympathetic to the situation and might do some thing. Yeah! right. Let the tunnel rat guy go and tell every guild, numbers usa idiot that what IV is up to.

Money is one of the pieces of this effort. Grass roots efforts are another piece. As Akhil said, people who work at the grass roots efforts dont have the shareholder or value for my buck mentality. Also, my friend, in the current volatile environment, problems do not blaring horns out for you and me. I am still amazed how two reporters sensationally linked H1B and Banking industry to get a bill on the floor. It is those two reporters who called Grassley and ignited his draconian mind.

Watch out what kind of reports are going to run in Mar and Moira Herbst already reported a bill in works by Durbin and Grassley. D & G will attempt to remove the 6th year extensions no matter what, revoke some of the AC21 provisions and god knows what they are penning down now. Then all of us, those who are sleeping, those who are pretending to sleep can wake up for real.

It is a shame that our community will flock to Bollywood/Kollywood/Tollywood events and shell out 20-50 $ per seat but considers contributing to IV as some thing that needs to be seen through the magnifying lens 100 times.

Amma
02-26-2009, 02:46 PM
Mailed a cheque for $50 today.

Have faith in IV guys. I have seen a lot of dedicated members of IV which inspired me a lot. Don't probe IV too much with our highly intellectual brain and do nothing.

If IV is not there ,we will be murmuring with ourselves and resigned to our fate.

Keep going.I salute those dedicated guys.

needhelp!
02-26-2009, 02:56 PM
With out IV, The only two things folks on the hill knew were illegal immigration and H1B visa. Now more than 75% offices know the EB issue inside out and have a position on it. This is an effort that needs to be continued until we get a solution.



This in itself is a stupendous achievement and IV has made it possible. 2 or 3 years back you had NO VOICE. Now you have IV. Thats enough reason contribute and feel involved in the community effort.

akhilmahajan
02-26-2009, 03:00 PM
Thanks a lot everyone.

Grand Total - $1990

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE. GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

ganguteli
02-26-2009, 03:06 PM
Very well written. We need this kind of language material to present to our friends. You got my contribution. How do I donate $20? I don't see tab for that money on page. Minimum for one time contribution I see is $100. Also is there any way that I do not have to use paypal and directly use my cc to pay?

Also not all of us are as good in writing or speaking the same language. I am glad you understand the pains of IV core but unfortunately all of us have not gone through the same things as you have. So we surely need some convincing on part of IV. This post I see is right step. I need some more info to present to my friends, as to why they should contribute. That would be perfect.

So much hoopla for a mere $20!

I do not think that you will even contribute that. You are just looking for excuses not to pay. And don't tell me that your friends can pay 500 or 5000....

They cannot even pay 5 dollars. People who want to contribute, just contribute and not make a big fuss over $20. Go have a lunch today with your $20 instead but for heavens sake do not force people to spend 20 minutes answering you for 20 dollars. Or maybe give it to your lawyer or AILA as you beleve in them.

akhilmahajan
02-26-2009, 05:04 PM
bump^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

sanju
02-26-2009, 06:08 PM
Ok. Time out suriajay12.

Tell me one thing - Why do you expect IV core to spoonfeed everything to you and your friends. If you and your friends are raring to go and do something for the retrogressed community, why not come forward with ideas and show some efforts, instead of just harping on a forum with a bundle of dollars in your hand! Remember, IV is made up of you and me, and it's you and me who can make all the difference. It's very easy to sit on the sidelines and talk. And one more thing - "Have a positive attitude" about everything (life, IV, GC etc) and you will notice how much your point of view will change for better.

The best advice I have for you is to join your state chapter because IV does lot of its planning and strategy implementation behind the scenes. That way you will know more about IV's current and future plans, and will be able to contribute in a positive manner.

Green.Tech,

Allow me to ask you this. Why do you waste your time like this? Don't you have anything better to do? This suri guy is a jerk fresh out of PMP some class, and he wants to see a "project plan". Let me send him a power point presentation and Microsoft Projects file about the "project plan" which he wants to see.

Look, you can waste your time for as long as you want, but there will always be jerks who think that advocacy for EB issues is a "project", and at the end of budget and scheduled time, he wants to see the desired output. That' a narrow mind-set of PMP certification, which often do not apply in advocacy campaigns. It's ok, it took me time to understand this, but I had to do my own research to understand this. suri has to do his own research to learn more than his pmp class. You cannot explain it to this suri guy. So my advice to you is, please don't waste your time.

Also, who knows if this suri guy is an agent of some tracker site, just playing his charm to dampen our spirits so that all we do is track our soft LUDs.

.

sanju
02-26-2009, 06:14 PM
That is several years since its inception : limited number of paying members, half hearted participation in various campaigns, and inactive state chapters.

And who is hurting because of this? Is it not you? And me? and our families? Whose fault is it that we refuse to actively participated in the effort that wants us to lead a stable life.

You see, most people here work in IT. So we have binary logic. 0 & 1. There is no in between. So most people in this community of educated illiterates wants the world to be perfectly aligned before we lift a finger. Lets wait for few more years for GC before we contribute my hard earned $20 after bickering for 10 years, way to go.

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Green.Tech
02-26-2009, 06:48 PM
Green.Tech,

Allow me to ask you this. Why do you waste your time like this? Don't you have anything better to do? This suri guy is a jerk fresh out of PMP some class, and he wants to see a "project plan". Let me send him a power point presentation and Microsoft Projects file about the "project plan" which he wants to see.

Look, you can waste your time for as long as you want, but there will always be jerks who think that advocacy for EB issues is a "project", and at the end of budget and scheduled time, he wants to see the desired output. That' a narrow mind-set of PMP certification, which often do not apply in advocacy campaigns. It's ok, it took me time to understand this, but I had to do my own research to understand this. suri has to do his own research to learn more than his pmp class. You cannot explain it to this suri guy. So my advice to you is, please don't waste your time.

Also, who knows if this suri guy is an agent of some tracker site, just playing his charm to dampen our spirits so that all we do is track our soft LUDs.

.

Sanju,

I couldn't tell from the tone of your message if you were reprimanding me or offering me an advice in good faith. :) Anyway, the optimist in me believes that it was the latter. Thanks for the advice but I do not believe I am wasting my time by answering queries like these from members who think IV is out there to do them a favor at each step without them participating in the march towards the ultimate goal. It's all in one's perception, I guess. Even if I am successful in changing the mindset of one individual in a month, I will happily 'waste' my time on this forum :)

Keep up the good work!

Green.Tech

abqguy
02-26-2009, 07:14 PM
Just made my small contribution of $21 using paypal. Not sure what paypal charges IV on this transaction. I'm hoping the extra dollar would cover the paypal fees and the remaining $20 will go towards the great efforts of IV.

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #7TK259799T695xxxx)

Business Name:
Immigration Voice
Email:
donations@immigrationvoice.org

needhelp!
02-26-2009, 07:29 PM
Thank You abqguy.

conchshell
02-26-2009, 08:32 PM
And who is hurting because of this? Is it not you? And me? and our families? Whose fault is it that we refuse to actively participated in the effort that wants us to lead a stable life.

You see, most people here work in IT. So we have binary logic. 0 & 1. There is no in between. So most people in this community of educated illiterates wants the world to be perfectly aligned before we lift a finger. Lets wait for few more years for GC before we contribute my hard earned $20 after bickering for 10 years, way to go.
.

Sanju,

May be "educated illiterates" is a too strong word to describe our community. But no complaints, I know that sometime passion run high and we use strong words to convey our feelings. I know you mean all good for IV and the community.

I am contributing to IV with my time/money/efforts from a long time. I had several face to face interactions with people here in Colorado when I used to ask them why they shy away from fighting for what they deserve. Trust me, it would be unfair to say that people want someone else to fight on their behalf, but what people want is an organization that can represent them in a fair manner, and they feel that IV has a long way to go before that stage comes. I posted a summary of suggested reforms in IV as a organization, but unfortunately it did not spark that positive debate which can bring such reforms. You can read the thread in your leasure time:
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=20406&page=2

Transparency in its action is one such big thing. Lets just learn from an anti immigration forum called numbersusa.com. On their donation page (http://www.numbersusa.com/content/action/make-donation.html) they clearly mention that "NumbersUSA is recognized by Independent Charities of America as one of the top 3% of well-run charities. When you donate to NumbersUSA, you can be sure that the money is used responsibly." Can we here at IV make such bold statement and prepare ourselves to prove this point if a member ask such question?

I am no way opposing this campaign, I am supporting this and going to contribute too. But I guess its not too much to ask where these contribution will go, and what track able results they might bring.

aroranuj
02-26-2009, 09:50 PM
Just made a contribution of $51 to OUR cause. Unique Transaction ID #7EJ0507917662511X

Guys, can we please keep this thread for DONATIONS ONLY...

Thanks.

akhilmahajan
02-26-2009, 11:27 PM
Thanks a lot everyone.

Grand Total - $2062

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE. GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

suriajay12
02-27-2009, 08:51 AM
Folks,

Its good to see this thread is still active. I just came home after 30 hrs non-stop work due to our product launch. I did go through quickly on all the posts after my post and I really didnt get the point I was looking for. I will respond to each of you tomorrow in one post.
The response I see for any type of campaign in the form of contributions is pathetic, based on the number of people waiting and those who are active. We will go nowhere, but this must change, and we will help.
I will now have to sleep for 5 hrs and then go back.
Thanks,

spulugur
02-27-2009, 09:12 AM
$100 - Transaction ID: 1GV95902XD022880S

akhilmahajan
02-27-2009, 10:06 AM
Thanks a lot everyone.

Grand Total - $2162

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE. GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

sanju
02-27-2009, 10:24 PM
ok suri, while you work 30 hours and make money for yourself, let me take your burden and share my research with you. Here is what you have to do to see the result -

Goto -
http://soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=selectfields

- check box for client name
- click 'submit' button
- enter 'Immigration Voice' in the client name
- click 'submit' button

Now you see the amount spent by IV for lobbying in the Senate documents. Please do the total and let me know how much is that amount. I am not "highly skilled" like you, so I can't calculate?

Do you know anyone who spent 1/2 million on lobbying for our issues. Maybe your friends have spent that money.


.





Folks,

Its good to see this thread is still active. I just came home after 30 hrs non-stop work due to our product launch. I did go through quickly on all the posts after my post and I really didnt get the point I was looking for. I will respond to each of you tomorrow in one post.
The response I see for any type of campaign in the form of contributions is pathetic, based on the number of people waiting and those who are active. We will go nowhere, but this must change, and we will help.
I will now have to sleep for 5 hrs and then go back.
Thanks,

qasleuth
02-28-2009, 01:13 PM
ok suri, while you work 30 hours and make money for yourself, let me take your burden and share my research with you. Here is what you have to do to see the result -

Goto -
http://soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=selectfields

- check box for client name
- click 'submit' button
- enter 'Immigration Voice' in the client name
- click 'submit' button

Now you see the amount spent by IV for lobbying in the Senate documents. Please do the total and let me know how much is that amount. I am not "highly skilled" like you, so I can't calculate?

Do you know anyone who spent 1/2 million on lobbying for our issues. Maybe your friends have spent that money.


.


Sanju my friend, why sarcasm ? This is such wonderful information, why can't this be made more public, posted in a prominent position on IV ? Why should members do research to get this info when it can be relatively easily acquired by Quinn Gillespie & Assoc and given to core ? Come on man, a little bit of information like this goes a long way with members.

sanju
02-28-2009, 03:34 PM
Sanju my friend, why sarcasm ? This is such wonderful information, why can't this be made more public, posted in a prominent position on IV ? Why should members do research to get this info when it can be relatively easily acquired by Quinn Gillespie & Assoc and given to core ? Come on man, a little bit of information like this goes a long way with members.

qasleuth, I don't believe that suri is for real. I think this guy is phony and will not spend a dime on anything other than his selfish self. I don't know why core or admins here do not give out this information, you could ask them, but I do know that folks here should grow up and be mature not scared to do their own research, because the best thing we can do for ourselves is, research and gain knowledge. I did a simple google search and within 5 minutes I found this information. So if someone wants to find information, there is no scarcity of relevant information online. The problem is, some folks don't want to move their fingers to do simple google search, but they have all the time in the world to find reasons to sit on their a$$ and not do anything. And that's just too much bull....

Tell this suri guy to go tell his friends that the EADs they flash every time allay their anxiety is because I and others like me paid for it. So I have earned and paid for the right to sarcasm with these elite educated illiterate idiots, if you know what I mean.


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aroranuj
03-02-2009, 04:48 PM
^^^BUMP^^^ Guys please continue contributing...

gccovet
03-04-2009, 09:57 AM
As we have crossed 2K, I am sending another $25.00 as I had promised.

GCCovet

cnachu2
03-04-2009, 11:10 AM
I sent check for $45 on last friday.

Thank you for everything.
Chandra.

akhilmahajan
03-04-2009, 11:18 AM
Thanks a lot everyone. I am happy the thread is back and alive.

Grand Total - $2232

Come on folks lets help IV, to get things done for US.

IV is I/WE. GO IV GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.

qasleuth
03-10-2009, 12:11 AM
Suri,

Here you go...Answer to your question is in the below thread. Please come forward and also ask your friends to contribute.


http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=24184&referrerid=15623

You did raise some good points on how to sell the concept in terms of what 'tangible' benefits can we see in the near future and we now seem to have the opportunity.

Akhil,

I could convince 3 of my colleagues who are READY RIGHT NOW to contribute $1000.00 each. I can do $500.00.
But they asked me just one question. What is the action plan that IV is collecting these monies from prospective immigrants who are already in pain due to this economy and all that. I did tell them about July 07, flower campaign, but they are not willing to listen. They said they did not contribute at that time due to some reasons, but they now want to contribute big way. They have a much bigger friend's circle than mine who are also doing good from top schools who may contribute too. They may also register in IV soon.
But their only question is "What is the action plan for FUTURE". Can you please help.
I am confused myself with the same question, no offense. Like me, they wouldnt wait and wait forever for things to happen. We Strongly believe in any action towards goals. Trust me, we need lots of money, but the way they responded made me feel uncomfortable.