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green_mile
01-12-2012, 10:13 AM
completed my action items today.

waitjul282010
01-12-2012, 10:53 AM
Hi...

Here is one idea. We have Sankranthi/Pongal coming up this weekend. So we would see big gatherings at the temples.

Also, many big movie releases happen during this Festival period. For example, the latest Mahesh Babu (the Telugu superstar) movie "The Businessman" will be shown in our town this coming Sunday. That show will definitely be a sell-out.

I think the time for posting flyers is over. We have to start distributing pamphlets in these places.

vsrinir
01-12-2012, 12:07 PM
Done AI Today

anibhat
01-12-2012, 12:32 PM
Contributed $100...Transaction ID: 015390528V014125L :D


Also have been regularly sending letters using link on my and my wife behalf

Suva
01-12-2012, 12:59 PM
Thanks very much. I just want to mention that many of my friends (including Ani) are doing the action items regularly. Thanks to all my friends who are doing this regularly.

Contributed $100...Transaction ID: 015390528V014125L :D


Also have been regularly sending letters using link on my and my wife behalf

dts
01-12-2012, 01:59 PM
I am completing action item almost everyday though noy posting that here. I know many friends are also doing same.. Just they do not post reply here. But that does not mean community is quiet. I think people are active as before.

gchopes2012
01-12-2012, 03:08 PM
Done AI as directed

njverifier
01-12-2012, 03:13 PM
I am completing action item almost everyday though noy posting that here. I know many friends are also doing same.. Just they do not post reply here. But that does not mean community is quiet. I think people are active as before.

You are correct, I am one of them. Don't to show everyone what you are doing. Show it only if needed. Thanks for understanding.

Suva
01-12-2012, 03:58 PM
Agree. Many people would be inspired if they see the posts by others.

It is not about showing. We post it here to inspire others.

pak
01-12-2012, 04:20 PM
Reporting action item done inspire others but limited to IV forum followers. I try to recruit more non-IV people every day by all means suggested by pappu and others.
Just a suggestion: I do not know it will be a privacy issue or not but IV should collect as many e-mail addresses of friends and possible supporters from IV members at central post. IV should send e-mail to all those collected contacts to appeal their support in our grass root efforts to Senators with all action items (donate, petitions, fliers, post positive comments on articles related to HR 3012, reach out to others etc.)

indrachat_75
01-12-2012, 09:46 PM
Done AI for today

mechanical13
01-12-2012, 10:00 PM
Guys,

I've been busy at work and putting together my AoS papers, and had been unable to do the action items for the past 3 days.

I however noticed something very interesting today when I did my action items:

Since it had been a few days since I went to the Petition2Congress site, I realized that when I entered my email address and attempted to send the petition, it no longer told me "you have recently sent a petition". Instead, the system actually sent emails.

I did the same with my wife's email address, and the same thing happened.


What this tells me is that there MAY be a benefit to sending petitions via Petition2Congress every 2 to 3 days instead of everyday. That way, more emails reach Senators and the President.

Does anyone know if Petion2Congress counts repeat submissions towards the total Petition count? If the system does not, and only counts those that are unique, then sending a letter via the system every 2 -3 days may be what we need!

IV Core's thoughts would be appreciated.

GO IV GO!

digital2k
01-12-2012, 10:39 PM
Pls stay united, focused and follow all IV Action items Daily.

Eliminate Discrimination Based on Country of Birth in 21st Century - HR3012 !


"With hr 3012 we can try to minimize the wait times and make the system fair."

History will be created soon and all those acting will be proud ...

nosightofgc
01-13-2012, 08:49 AM
Action Items thread is gone from the home page. Please bump.

vsrinir
01-13-2012, 09:39 AM
Done Action Items Today

snsharda
01-13-2012, 10:34 AM
US Senate India Caucus. Although this is a 110 congress, most senators in current congress are in the list.

Members of US Senate India Caucus (http://www.usindiafriendship.net/congress1/senatecaucus/members.htm)

psychedelicNerd
01-13-2012, 10:45 AM
Done Action Items for today

Amman
01-13-2012, 02:37 PM
Action items have been completed for today.

looivy
01-13-2012, 03:03 PM
US Senate India Caucus. Although this is a 110 congress, most senators in current congress are in the list.

Members of US Senate India Caucus (http://www.usindiafriendship.net/congress1/senatecaucus/members.htm)

This is funny as hell. Grassley is on the US-India Friendship caucus list.

floridasun
01-13-2012, 07:44 PM
This is funny as hell. Grassley is on the US-India Friendship caucus list.

even funnier - check out Eric Cantor || Majority Leader || Jobs Legislation Tracker (http://majorityleader.gov/JobsTracker/) . I wonder then why wouldn't reps talk to their own member who is creating obstacles to hr 3012. :D

skrish
01-14-2012, 12:37 PM
Hi All,

A little advanced Happy Pongal and Sankranthi Wishes to all.

If you are going to temples or other social events, please remember to spread the word, post on bulletin boards etc... about supporting H.R 3012 .... It is the one and only ray of hope for all backklogged ppl (both EB2 and 3).

Jan 23rd is the Chinese new year and is also the day the Congress is going back into session (Coincidence? :) )

May the Year of the Dragon herald great new events such as a sea change in the Immigration Landscape for our Chinese friends too...

Would request our chinese members to also spread the word at pre-new year and new year celebratory events.

I did go down to Chinatown and post in a few placess too :-)

Cheers all.

digital2k
01-14-2012, 03:50 PM
Please follow ALL IV Action items Daily, stay united, focused ...
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-09-2012-a.html

Reach out to more, contribute and help yourself...

Eliminate Discrimination Based on Country of Birth in 21st Century - HR3012 !

GC_wait_weary
01-15-2012, 03:53 AM
Established recurring payment.
transaction id: S-5L61899371552974W

IV Core,
Please indicate you the funding needs. If I understand correctly there is need for advocacy for 3012 and on going operation viz immediate large donation vs smaller re-occurring donation. I am sure majority of folks here understand and will donate accordingly.

nosightofgc
01-15-2012, 09:51 AM
Done Action Items. And also around 5 neighbors also signed the petition and sent letters to senators. It is a bit hard to convince people to contribute money who are not in this mess, but at least sending letters and signing petition is what a lot of people can do.

My priority date is 2003 November and there are > 15000 infront of me. Even if we consider the families, there should be at least 7000 and they should come out of woods to contribute for this very cause.

mechanical13
01-15-2012, 10:09 AM
Team:

Done action items for today!

I didn't see any responses to my Petition2Congress idea.

In my earlier post,I had mentioned that in order to circumvent the petion2congress frequent user limitation, we should submit petitions only every 2-3 days instead of every day.

Please look into this and get bak to me. Doing so will ensure that Senators receive the maximum number of emails in these crucial weeks ahead of the Senate vote.

GC_wait_weary
01-15-2012, 11:04 AM
should IV include action item to keep or raise position of 3012 on the thomas congress website's "Weekly Top five"

THOMAS (Library of Congress) (http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php)

nosightofgc
01-15-2012, 11:09 AM
I felt the same way, unless the count of signatures on the petition matters. And also if the senators are already in support of the bill, I am not sure if sending mails repeatedly does any good other than annoying them. But I am just blindly following the action item (I am doing this at least every couple of days).


Team:

Done action items for today!

I didn't see any responses to my Petition2Congress idea.

In my earlier post,I had mentioned that in order to circumvent the petion2congress frequent user limitation, we should submit petitions only every 2-3 days instead of every day.

Please look into this and get bak to me. Doing so will ensure that Senators receive the maximum number of emails in these crucial weeks ahead of the Senate vote.

nosightofgc
01-15-2012, 11:17 AM
Please bump the action items page

digital2k
01-16-2012, 12:08 AM
1) Daily - All Action Items
2) Contribute - Contribute
3) Reach to more people

NOW is the Time ...

Please follow ALL IV Action items Daily, stay united, focused ...

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-09-2012-a.html

Reach out to more, contribute and help yourself...


Eliminate Discrimination Based on Country of Birth in 21st Century - HR3012 !

GCTorture
01-16-2012, 11:54 AM
Completed Action Items for today.
Recurring contributions happening.

And lot of prayers .......

psychedelicNerd
01-16-2012, 12:19 PM
Done Action Item for today. Can't wait till Jan 23rd.

Suva
01-16-2012, 12:32 PM
Done with action items today.

Pappu_Pager
01-16-2012, 05:16 PM
Antis are posting bad comments on OpenCongress.org, as Jan 23 nears .. .Also, the voting is down to 88% from 92, as it used to be during House hearing ....

Not sure, if people who are doing action items are here . need to focus there, as well .. ?

floridasun
01-16-2012, 09:48 PM
Wow this is interesting... Mitt Romney says he is all for legal immigration and every American including him are were legal immigrants. Well only one person thinks otherwise and wants to care for "Americans"

vsrinir
01-17-2012, 07:33 AM
New ad stresses GOP consensus on high-skilled immigration - POLITICO.com (http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/01/new-ad-stresses-gop-consensus-on-highskilled-immigration-111014.html)

vsrinir
01-17-2012, 07:35 AM
Done AI Today

skrish
01-17-2012, 07:53 AM
Done Action Items for Today.

Its the last week before Congress opens guys.

Lets band together, give this one big push and GET IT DONE !!

gchopes2012
01-17-2012, 10:18 AM
Completed actions items for today

amulchandra
01-17-2012, 10:25 AM
Since we are coming close to Jan 23rd is there any specific action item or update from IV? Or just do the same action items?

I know a lot might be going in the back ground but I am wondering is there anything that needs to be done by the members.

Thank you

Amul

Suva
01-17-2012, 10:33 AM
One of the things that I want to stress is multiple submission with same email address on the petition does not work as emails to the senators are blocked with same email address. I even tried to use same email address after 3 days and it still did not work. So I am using different email address on everyday on the petition website. Additionally please send the emails from IV website as the link below sends the emails to the senators no matter what email you use.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- Request your leadership to support HR 3012 Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (http://immigrationvoice.capwiz.com/immigrationvoice/issues/alert/?alertid=57856511)

dts
01-17-2012, 10:51 AM
New ad stresses GOP consensus on high-skilled immigration - POLITICO.com (http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/01/new-ad-stresses-gop-consensus-on-highskilled-immigration-111014.html)


This is very encouraging. Everyone, please focus on AI. Try to personally contact friends and mobilise then in . Now specifically convince them to contribute money rather than merely sending emails. If everyone vows to get at least two new person to contibute, it will be massive boost.

dts
01-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Donated another $100 on top of previous $225.

neel_gump
01-17-2012, 11:18 AM
Done AI Today

waitjul282010
01-17-2012, 01:08 PM
I see some posts in the other forums that the bill already has support from 55 democrats in the Senate. Where is this information coming from? How much of it is true?

khendai
01-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Exactly a week from now, tens of thousands of Indian and Chinese immigrants' life will change. We will suddenly taste freedom in a free country. Does it make nervous to think about it? Do you feel like doing something so that you can be proud when the change actually happens..

srij
01-17-2012, 01:31 PM
I see some posts in the other forums that the bill already has support from 55 democrats in the Senate. Where is this information coming from? How much of it is true?

Come on bud....there are only 49 democrats in the senate!!:D

rudrasg79
01-17-2012, 01:32 PM
How do you know the bill will even come up for a vote on the Senate floor as soon as it opens? I am pretty sure this is not priority number 1 for the Senate.

thomachan72
01-17-2012, 01:33 PM
Exactly a week from now, tens of thousands of Indian and Chinese immigrants' life will change. We will suddenly taste freedom in a free country. Does it make nervous to think about it? Do you feel like doing something so that you can be proud when the change actually happens..
Good one!

gcnov2002
01-17-2012, 01:36 PM
Come on bud....there are only 49 democrats in the senate!!:D

There are 51 democrats and 2 independents who caucus with Democrats.
Scott Brown and Mark Kirk (Republicans) have supported S 1983 which includes HR 3012 provisions.

I guess this is where the figure of 55 coming from.

pappu
01-17-2012, 01:58 PM
Lesson learned, never trust other forums and sites when it comes to HR3012

Yup. Stop believing in rumors or updates from people not doing advocacy or not closer to what is going on.

Please continue to do action items. If you have not contributed after the bill passed the house, please do so ASAP. There is a lot of advocacy work going on and we need resources to bring the bill in the senate.

digital2k
01-17-2012, 02:05 PM
Pls act now
1) Daily - All Action Items
2) Contribute - Contribute
3) Reach to more people

NOW is the Time ...

Yup. Stop believing in rumors or updates from people not doing advocacy or not closer to what is going on.

Please continue to do action items. If you have not contributed after the bill passed the house, please do so ASAP. There is a lot of advocacy work going on and we need resources to bring the bill in the senate.

Qualifiedfor2butinEB3
01-17-2012, 03:07 PM
Donated another $200 to make my contribution $700 so far. (Receipt number 5236-2791-3094-6374.)

gcnov2002
01-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Contributed $200 more.. In addition to $500 before..

Transaction ID: 84X5286790928894R
Transaction ID: 59339155CX238984Y

digital2k
01-17-2012, 03:42 PM
NOW - Action Time

Also let us reach our Chinese Friends
Mailing list for Chinese University Students Mailing list for Chinese University Students | Information Center of Excellence (http://t.co/JfyuNWEa)

digital2k
01-17-2012, 03:48 PM
Pls act now
1) Daily - All Action Items
2) Contribute - Contribute
3) Reach to more people

NOW is the Time ...

Thank You, hope it inspires more
Contributed $200 more.. In addition to $500 before..

Transaction ID: 84X5286790928894R
Transaction ID: 59339155CX238984Y

Thank You, hope it inspires more
Donated another $200 to make my contribution $700 so far. (Receipt number 5236-2791-3094-6374.)

sdeshpan
01-17-2012, 04:16 PM
NOW - Action Time

Your active contribution and enthusiasm seems unmatched here! Way to go!
However, why is your profile all empty with N/A? Are you an EB-x GC-seeker yourself? Just curious. :)

pak
01-17-2012, 04:18 PM
Done AI and recruited 3 new people.

mkr_s05
01-17-2012, 05:13 PM
Donated $100 after the House approval, looking forward to Senate action

digital2k
01-17-2012, 06:37 PM
Eliminate Discrimination Based on Country of Birth in 21st Century

Your active contribution and enthusiasm seems unmatched here! Way to go!
However, why is your profile all empty with N/A? Are you an EB-x GC-seeker yourself? Just curious. :)

Hope above answers ...

And we want everyone to join NOW for the cause

digital2k
01-17-2012, 06:39 PM
Pls act now
1) Daily - All Action Items
2) Contribute - Contribute
3) Reach to more people


NOW is the Time ...


Donated $100 after the House approval, looking forward to Senate action

Its the only chance to do all above everyday ... clock is ticking ...

floridasun
01-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Your active contribution and enthusiasm seems unmatched here! Way to go!
However, why is your profile all empty with N/A? Are you an EB-x GC-seeker yourself? Just curious. :)

Yes...after Pappu, digital2k is our hope/cheer/great leader. If 3012 passes and becomes
Law of the land, we should have a success meet and felicitate at the minimum these 2 guys...I am sure I am missing other important people but u get my point

digital2k
01-17-2012, 07:48 PM
Another contribution sent and asking many others for same ... :)

Donated $100 after the House approval, looking forward to Senate action

digital2k
01-17-2012, 08:13 PM
Letus everyone try to reach lot more people for ALL action items

Let us ALL work harder NOW ...

IV is I+We = Everyone, IV is Your Best Friend
"Remember each one of us is responsible for OUR "IV's" success and IV is everyone."
All the efforts by everyone here and a huge team behind scenes to make grass root efforts successful, lots of pending, gc holder, citizens ...

Yes...after Pappu, digital2k is our hope/cheer/great leader. If 3012 passes and becomes
Law of the land, we should have a success meet and felicitate at the minimum these 2 guys...I am sure I am missing other important people but u get my point

One day when we get over
Eliminate Discrimination Based on Country of Birth in 21st Century
we can enjoy thanking all those involved ...

pappu
01-17-2012, 09:04 PM
Thanks for your $100 Contribution today.

Letus everyone try to reach lot more people for ALL action items

Let us ALL work harder NOW ...

IV is I+We = Everyone, IV is Your Best Friend
"Remember each one of us is responsible for OUR "IV's" success and IV is everyone."
All the efforts by everyone here and a huge team behind scenes to make grass root efforts successful, lots of pending, gc holder, citizens ...



One day when we get over
Eliminate Discrimination Based on Country of Birth in 21st Century
we can enjoy thanking all those involved ...

skrish
01-17-2012, 09:41 PM
Donated $200 from my side also


Your transaction ID for this payment is: 6LR84596G2575871Y.


Full Steam Ahead Folks !! Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is reached !!

Lets ROLL !!

nosightofgc
01-17-2012, 10:14 PM
How much is your total now? Just wondering how much more I need to contribute to beat you - to help our efforts :-)


Donated $200 from my side also


Your transaction ID for this payment is: 6LR84596G2575871Y.


Full Steam Ahead Folks !! Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is reached !!

Lets ROLL !!

skrish
01-17-2012, 10:40 PM
How much is your total now? Just wondering how much more I need to contribute to beat you - to help our efforts :-)

If you double your contribution or even increase it bty 50%, youll beat me comfortably :)

Having said that, both of us are in a very similar boat.

I just hope that at H.R 3012 will go through and this enoromous life-wasting burden will be lifted from our shoulders. It will then be well-worth the price many times over.

If this dosent go through, at least if the below goes through by March or so, it will be a decent consolation price:



RIN: 1615-AB92

View Rule (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201104&RIN=1615-AB92)


Dont mean to detract from the main focus though. Lets continue with the Action Items

indigokiwi
01-17-2012, 11:21 PM
My contribution total is $625 in installments of $250, $250, $125. Another $300 from friends and family.

The Senate is due back in session next week. Lets push for another strong wave of support!

ivwizard
01-18-2012, 02:22 AM
Donated $100 for the cause. Transaction ID - 5F518580EN789064K

milindc
01-18-2012, 05:44 AM
Contribute $200 today
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 0RX38645FU713745U.

Total contribution for HR 3012 Advocacy $800

pappu
01-18-2012, 06:23 AM
Contribute $200 today
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 0RX38645FU713745U.

Total contribution for HR 3012 Advocacy $800

Thanks everyone for the contribution today. We have just one week before senate returns. It is a crucial time for lobbying and needs all the support it can get. If you have not contributed after the bill passed the house, this is the time. Please do not wait until the last moment. We can put more resources at work to advocate in more senate offices now.

vsrinir
01-18-2012, 07:22 AM
Done AI Today

starscream
01-18-2012, 09:29 AM
Donated $200
Your receipt number for this payment is: 4854-1903-6367-0967.

Completed AI for today

Members - As indicated by Pappu, lots of advocacy is going on and we need to support it.
Members who have started contacting friends in the last couple of months for this effort plz. ask them to contribute.

Bill has come a long way, and we need to make sure that we do not regret not doing anything in these last steps. Bill opponents are also sending petitions, emails etc but on ground lobbying is the differentiator and our contributions aid lobbying

Thanks everyone for the contribution today. We have just one week before senate returns. It is a crucial time for lobbying and needs all the support it can get. If you have not contributed after the bill passed the house, this is the time. Please do not wait until the last moment. We can put more resources at work to advocate in more senate offices now.

nosightofgc
01-18-2012, 09:41 AM
Here is my Nth round of contribution bringing the total to $1100.00

Transaction ID - 5586-7231-8678-6776.

Folks, the time never comes. Please contribute. As every one is saying - we should not be in a position to regret. Let us put all our efforts (IV Core is doing the heavy lifting in the background and we are just being asked to do our action items) and leave the rest to almighty.

hpandey
01-18-2012, 09:48 AM
Sent printed letters to my representatives and the president through the Petition2Congress website.

Suva
01-18-2012, 10:23 AM
An excellent article on Rule XIV.

http://www.llsdc.org/attachments/wysiwyg/544/CRS-RS22299.pdf

dts
01-18-2012, 10:23 AM
Sent printed letters to my representatives and the president through the Petition2Congress website.

This is also very efefctive way and costs very little. I already sent printed letters and request others to do same to make more effetc than emails. AI send emails to Senators has option for this.

neel_gump
01-18-2012, 11:06 AM
I just sent PRINTED Letters to Senators and Mr President. With $9, you all can generate max impact with printed letters!!

digital2k
01-18-2012, 11:38 AM
Let us reach more and more people everywhere and also on other threads.
Next few days/nights be most dedicated as if This is It ...

Its everyone' struggle to Eliminate Discrimination Based on Country of Birth in 21st Century

Thanks everyone for the contribution today. We have just one week before senate returns. It is a crucial time for lobbying and needs all the support it can get. If you have not contributed after the bill passed the house, this is the time. Please do not wait until the last moment. We can put more resources at work to advocate in more senate offices now.

IV is I+We = Everyone, IV is Your Best Friend
"Remember each one of us is responsible for OUR "IV's" success and IV is everyone."

navkap
01-18-2012, 04:53 PM
Just a thought --Will it be a good idea to create a page where folks who contribute or support HR3012 --can buy pixels with their names, etc-I know time is short but we can possibly spread it like a viral and get some awareness around it -- or given the time crunch, we just display names or initials of folks who support hr3012 . . . . . .let me know what u guys think?

Example --http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/faq.php

green_mile
01-18-2012, 07:49 PM
I just sent PRINTED Letters to Senators and Mr President. With $9, you all can generate max impact with printed letters!!

I also sent the printed letters to the virginia senators .
Come on guys please amp up the efforts , we just have few days before the senate comes to session.If we loose battle now we have to wait long , long time for any relief.

digital2k
01-19-2012, 01:20 AM
Goal amount for this month: 10000 USD, Received: 100 USD (1%) :confused:

Let us reach more and more people everywhere and also on other threads.
Next few days/nights be most dedicated as if This is It ...

Its everyone' struggle to Eliminate Discrimination Based on Country of Birth in 21st Century

IV is I+We = Everyone, IV is Your Best Friend
"Remember each one of us is responsible for OUR "IV's" success and IV is everyone."

sudarshana_sg
01-19-2012, 06:57 AM
Already heard back from my senators, they seem to be on board - what else can we do during this crucial last few days before senate reconvenes?

starscream
01-19-2012, 07:31 AM
Thanks for not posting names of Senators and their replies on open forum. Please forward the specific replies you got to ivcoordinator@gmail.com this will help - the IV Core team in their advocacy work.

Already heard back from my senators, they seem to be on board - what else can we do during this crucial last few days before senate reconvenes?

sudarshana_sg
01-19-2012, 09:45 AM
Thanks for not posting names of Senators and their replies on open forum. Please forward the specific replies you got to ivcoordinator@gmail.com this will help - the IV Core team in their advocacy work.

Will do- I am going to be on vacation in India for the next two weeks, so will continue to do my bit from there, and will be following IV anxiously to keep up with the latest. Good luck to the IV team.

starscream
01-19-2012, 09:53 AM
Thanks - before you go travel contribute some amount if you have already not done so or still if you want to contribute anyways consider it "renentry / renewal anxiety/hassle free one time tax" . Before you travel please urge all your friends/contacts to contribute - mention the bill benefits and the votes it got in the house.

Will do- I am going to be on vacation in India for the next two weeks, so will continue to do my bit from there, and will be following IV anxiously to keep up with the latest. Good luck to the IV team.

Suva
01-19-2012, 10:24 AM
Done with action items.

HR-3012 is listed on the blog from President's job council. Check here...

President’s Jobs Council to President Obama: Adopt GOP Bills, Approach to Job Creation | Speaker of the House John Boehner | speaker.gov (http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?postid=275098)

vsrinir
01-19-2012, 10:28 AM
Done AI Today

psaxena
01-19-2012, 10:46 AM
Like everyday did AI again.

psychedelicNerd
01-19-2012, 11:25 AM
Contributed 200. And already setup for recurring contributions.

Done action items for today. Pump it up everybody.

psychedelicNerd
01-19-2012, 12:05 PM
Contributed 200. And already setup for recurring contributions.

Done action items for today. Pump it up everybody.

Transaction id 7WT899977X556032S

digital2k
01-19-2012, 12:31 PM
Action, Friends Action, Lead the cause
Letus contribute ... And reach more people everywhere & on other threads.
Next few days/nights be most dedicated as if This is It ...

Its everyone' struggle to Eliminate Discrimination Based on Country of Birth in 21st Century

Sleepless nights, thinking about Discrimination, with a +ve result "I pledge to get a check from everyone I meet, talk from today."

Chandini
01-19-2012, 01:52 PM
Chuck Grassley IOWA Senator has responded to my letter what do i do ? Should i respond back or keep quite.

starscream
01-19-2012, 02:20 PM
Please email StarSun at ivcoordinator@gmail.com witth the specific response you got or PM Pappu they should be able to advise

Chuck Grassley IOWA Senator has responded to my letter what do i do ? Should i respond back or keep quite.

Chandini
01-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Pappu,

I forwarded the email to you.

digital2k
01-19-2012, 06:10 PM
Thanks and Pls inspire others
Contributed 200. And already setup for recurring contributions.
Done action items for today. Pump it up everybody.

People pay attorneys and others but now need to stand for the cause.

Next few days/nights be most dedicated as if This is It ...

indrachat_75
01-19-2012, 07:56 PM
Donated $100

Receipt No: 0248-6987-5903-3841
Donated another $100

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 3H6770958R440582R

skrish
01-20-2012, 12:20 AM
I even got a response from grassley for SOPA .... :-) I never sent him anything about it though. looks like someone is on a reply-sending spree

floridasun
01-20-2012, 12:23 AM
Remaining 4 republican presidential nominees passionately supporting and promising to reform legal immigration. Is this a fairy tale dream or usual political script ?

122003PK
01-20-2012, 12:27 AM
I have forwarded my senator's response to StarSun at ivcoordinator@gmail.com. It was about IV's online petition, had nothing to do with SOPA :)

Donated another $100 towards IV's good cause, receipt no: 5435-6433-6365-2091

Thanks.

- PK

skrish
01-20-2012, 12:27 AM
well, I guess they realise tat they are a bit on the back-foot due to grassleys ill-thought-out hold and need to do something to make amends, hence the ad. just my 2 cents

skrish
01-20-2012, 12:49 AM
the petition is getting close to 25000. Hope it gets there by the time senate starts ....

Where is the link to the Action Items page. Need the link to the letters to senators action item.

digital2k
01-20-2012, 02:01 AM
Action item: HR 3012: Week of 01/16/2012 - Immigration Voice (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=2586064)

the petition is getting close to 25000. Hope it gets there by the time senate starts ....

Where is the link to the Action Items page. Need the link to the letters to senators action item.

Next few days/nights be most dedicated as if This is It ...

The Alchemist
01-20-2012, 09:39 AM
all these links are also available on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Support.HR3012 - see the left panel for links to Email, Donation, Petition, Action Items, etc.

smuggymba
01-20-2012, 09:50 AM
Remaining 4 republican presidential nominees passionately supporting and promising to reform legal immigration. Is this a fairy tale dream or usual political script ?

Remember Mr Obama promised he would pass the CIR in the first 2 yrs of his presidency.

Politicians are supposed to say nice things...looks like our best friend is CO:D

vsrinir
01-20-2012, 09:50 AM
Done AI Today

psychedelicNerd
01-20-2012, 09:54 AM
Done action items for today. Hope our lives change for good in the near future.

puding
01-20-2012, 10:08 AM
completed action items today

sman
01-20-2012, 11:17 AM
AI Done for Today.

SMAN.

ronhira
01-20-2012, 11:23 AM
Remember Mr Obama promised he would pass the CIR in the first 2 yrs of his presidency.

Politicians are supposed to say nice things...looks like our best friend is CO:D

probably u did not get the memo saying that obama can no longer vote in the congress since he is now the president..... cir has to pass in the congress where republicans r looking to cream obama every time....

does obama want to pass cir? absolutely
have republicans threatened to not let cir pass? absolutely
can cir pass without republican vote? no
so will be reasonable to blame obama was not passing cir? absolutely not

mc1234
01-20-2012, 11:39 AM
Completed all actions items..

Subscription Number: S-6LP83895LY5327229 Subscription Terms:$50.00 USD for each month, for 6 installments towards HR 3012

Hopeful1
01-20-2012, 12:46 PM
completed action items for today!

donated another $100. payment id: 42M416734H255733N

jnagendra
01-20-2012, 01:26 PM
probably u did not get the memo saying that obama can no longer vote in the congress since he is now the president..... cir has to pass in the congress where republicans r looking to cream obama every time....

does obama want to pass cir? absolutely
have republicans threatened to not let cir pass? absolutely
can cir pass without republican vote? no
so will be reasonable to blame obama was not passing cir? absolutely not

He spent all his political capital on HealthCare reform bill. He didn't spent even 1% on legal immigration.

rkp
01-20-2012, 01:52 PM
probably u did not get the memo saying that obama can no longer vote in the congress since he is now the president..... cir has to pass in the congress where republicans r looking to cream obama every time....

does obama want to pass cir? absolutely
have republicans threatened to not let cir pass? absolutely
can cir pass without republican vote? no
so will be reasonable to blame obama was not passing cir? absolutely not

You are forgetting the fact that the Dems had a majority for 2 years. And they wasted a golden opportunity.

Suva
01-20-2012, 01:53 PM
It was same with Healthcare bill also. Democrats had majority in House/Senate when Obama came to power. That's why he was able to pass Healthcare at that time. People are angry about him as he made lot of promises on the immigration side but he did nothing on the immigration side compared to what he did on the healthcare side


probably u did not get the memo saying that obama can no longer vote in the congress since he is now the president..... cir has to pass in the congress where republicans r looking to cream obama every time....

does obama want to pass cir? absolutely
have republicans threatened to not let cir pass? absolutely
can cir pass without republican vote? no
so will be reasonable to blame obama was not passing cir? absolutely not

namjoshi
01-20-2012, 01:55 PM
the senate will be back in session next working day -Monday, Any thoughts on HR 3012 to be taken up ?

ronhira
01-20-2012, 02:16 PM
It was same with Healthcare bill also. Democrats had majority in House/Senate when Obama came to power. That's why he was able to pass Healthcare at that time. People are angry about him as he made lot of promises on the immigration side but he did nothing on the immigration side compared to what he did on the healthcare side

if he would do immigration..... then he would be criticized for doing immigration and not healthcare..... its like damned if you do and damned if u don't....

even healthcare bill there was lots of negotiations with the republican to pass the bill..... just becoz democrats were in charge does not mean cir could have passed the senate.... mccaskill, tester, baucus and ben nelson refused to vote for legalization & there were zero votes from the republican camp..... so cir was dead on arrival even with democratic super majority.... the question here is, is it obama's fault? i don't think so.....

he made promises about his intention & he will say that again this time..... people have to understand that he is not allowed to vote in the congress...... & if they agree with passing cir, then elect members of congress that will vote for cir....

now if you tell me that congress would pass cir or any immigration bill but obama refused to sign that bill into law even after campaigning for cir..... then it would be fair to blame him, but not under the current circumstances......

education gives us the ability to look beyond the obvious & understand the complexities of the process...... it is easy but at the same time unrealistic+unreasonable to say that obama said that he will do cir & i was to get my gc within 2 yrs but he hasn't done anything on immigration so its obama's fault.....

digital2k
01-20-2012, 02:34 PM
Thanks and Pls inspire others

Everyone
Let us show collective efforts, community working for community.

completed action items for today!
donated another $100. payment id: 42M416734H255733N

Next few days/nights be most dedicated as if This is It ...

gchopes2012
01-20-2012, 03:05 PM
Completed actions Items for today

Suva
01-20-2012, 04:26 PM
I don't agree with you. I understand that it's not under his control to pass a controversial bill like CIR. But remember that he is the president of USA and he promised to do this CIR within 2 years after he became President and he was aware that he could not do this alone. With this respect he has to take the responsibility to what he said to the people whom he promised. He cannot give any excuse that he could not do this for so many reasons. Even if he at least tried to do this within his 1st term then people would have realized that he at least tried. So to make it short people have the every reason to blame him on this issue.


if he would do immigration..... then he would be criticized for doing immigration and not healthcare..... its like damned if you do and damned if u don't....

even healthcare bill there was lots of negotiations with the republican to pass the bill..... just becoz democrats were in charge does not mean cir could have passed the senate.... mccaskill, tester, baucus and ben nelson refused to vote for legalization & there were zero votes from the republican camp..... so cir was dead on arrival even with democratic super majority.... the question here is, is it obama's fault? i don't think so.....

he made promises about his intention & he will say that again this time..... people have to understand that he is not allowed to vote in the congress...... & if they agree with passing cir, then elect members of congress that will vote for cir....

now if you tell me that congress would pass cir or any immigration bill but obama refused to sign that bill into law even after campaigning for cir..... then it would be fair to blame him, but not under the current circumstances......

education gives us the ability to look beyond the obvious & understand the complexities of the process...... it is easy but at the same time unrealistic+unreasonable to say that obama said that he will do cir & i was to get my gc within 2 yrs but he hasn't done anything on immigration so its obama's fault.....

starscream
01-20-2012, 04:40 PM
Guys let us please keep this thread for action items and HR 3012 specific discussions only

[QUOTE=Suva;3172550]I don't agree with you. I understand that it's not under his control
to pass a controversial bill like CIR.

bpratap
01-20-2012, 05:14 PM
Donated another $100

Transaction ID: 5MF228254E781861D

Guys, lets get charged up to a final push to get the Bill Passed in the senate. Please do the action Items and donate as much as possible. Money alone wont pass the bill, but it certainly does help !

Please keep your contributions pouring in !

oops1975
01-21-2012, 12:08 AM
Donated another $100 - Conf # 0E487544DB5668346

Total Donation $300 so far with $50 Monthly going on.....

Let's get this done and won!!!!

digital2k
01-21-2012, 01:40 AM
We need Everyone to Act Now

Your Efforts are most appreciated
Pls inspire Everyone

Donated another $100

Transaction ID: 5MF228254E781861D

Guys, lets get charged up to a final push to get the Bill Passed in the senate. Please do the action Items and donate as much as possible. Money alone wont pass the bill, but it certainly does help !

Please keep your contributions pouring in !

Lets get charged up to the final push for HR 3012

digital2k
01-21-2012, 01:42 AM
Thanks and Pls inspire others

Donated another $100 - Conf # 0E487544DB5668346

Total Donation $300 so far with $50 Monthly going on.....

Let's get this done and won!!!!

Everyone
Let us show collective efforts, community working for community.

Action item: HR 3012: Week of 01/16/2012 - Immigration Voice (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=2586064)

IndiaEB32003
01-21-2012, 02:44 AM
Just made my 4th contribution of $100 (total $400).

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 3G377358M44314134.

thomachan72
01-21-2012, 09:31 AM
HR.3012 DAYS ARE HERE FRIENDS!!!
Include this in ur prayers too! Let all obstacles however strong they migt seem fade away before the united support & power of IV members:D:D
Flood all threads with encouraging posts vigorously
I beleive another good post from admin late Sunday/Monday morning willbring in more contributions. No need for updates just an encouraging, rallying post would do:D

digital2k
01-21-2012, 03:26 PM
Maybe this inspires Everyone for Action Items Now
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum14-members-forum/2086451-live-updates-advocacy-day-in-dc-april-2011-a.html#post2560957 (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum14-members-forum/2086451-live-updates-advocacy-day-in-dc-april-2011-a.html#post2560957)

HR.3012 DAYS ARE HERE FRIENDS!!!
Include this in ur prayers too! Let all obstacles however strong they migt seem fade away before the united support & power of IV members:D:D
Flood all threads with encouraging posts vigorously
I beleive another good post from admin late Sunday/Monday morning willbring in more contributions. No need for updates just an encouraging, rallying post would do:D

Another good one from "gsc999" Super Moderator,
"This is great development.
Thanks to IV members for their unrelenting pursuit of gc goal.
Special shout-out to Northern California members!"
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/2483369-after-6-years-of-hard-work-patience-and-persistence-we-are-at-the-doorstep-of-success.html#post3173820

Next few days/nights be most dedicated as if This is It ...

Prakash_Sunnyvale
01-21-2012, 07:04 PM
Friends,

I did my part by going and submitting my information on H.R.3012: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3012/show)

Please do your part and make this bill successful.

---
Donated 600$ to IV

skrish
01-21-2012, 07:33 PM
Petition has gone past 24500 guys... Lets get 25K signatures this weekend.

Please reach out to friends and family.

This is the home stretch. Like someone said, Lets get this done and WON !!!

floridasun
01-22-2012, 12:44 PM
Get ready to open the door with open arms... Because if you do not, you will be locked eternally !! Keep doing action items and pitching in fraction of what you are making.

mechanical13
01-22-2012, 01:17 PM
Done action items for my wife and me today.

GO IV GO!!

mechanical13
01-22-2012, 01:24 PM
I can't find the Action Items Thread.

Moderators - please bump that thread to the top.

psychedelicNerd
01-22-2012, 04:18 PM
I can't find the Action Items Thread.

Moderators - please bump that thread to the top.

Here is the link:

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-16-2012-a.html#post3174078

Good luck to all of us. The silence on H.R. 3013 is eerie. I hope all works out well tomorrow.

skrish
01-22-2012, 06:16 PM
I would be (pleasantly and ecstatically) surprise if anything works out well tomorrow.

Im thinking its going to be a few days more before we see action...

Side note - petition is at 24703. Link is below :

Please Vote 'Yes' on HR3012 | Petition2Congress (http://www.petition2congress.com/5686/please-vote-yes-on-fairness-high-skilled-immigrants-act/)

Lets spread the word and get it to 25 K !!

navkap
01-22-2012, 10:30 PM
Did the AI -its now 24775
Senate calendar for 23rd-http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CCAL-112scal-2012-01-23/pdf/CCAL-112scal-2012-01-23.pdf

Every Day will be important in the journey ahead --so lets keep doing the action items-

digital2k
01-22-2012, 11:18 PM
Everyone
Let us show collective efforts, community working for community.

Next few days/nights be most dedicated as if This is It ...
Lets get charged up to the final push for HR 3012

Contribute (Fraction of what you make or pay others is a good start)
All Action Items Daily and reach more ...
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-16-2012-a.html

gchopes2012
01-22-2012, 11:52 PM
Completed AI for today

arukala
01-23-2012, 12:43 AM
I completed Action Item

skrish
01-23-2012, 07:13 AM
Completed Action Items for Today

Petition Count is - 24820 ! only 180 more to go for 25000

GCTorture
01-23-2012, 07:25 AM
Action Items done for day.
Contributions made and are recurring.

Only one question. Since senate is returning to business today, any idea when this bill will come for consideration/vote?

starscream
01-23-2012, 09:12 AM
Action Items thread

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-16-2012-a.html
Folks - plz contribute if you have already not done so and encourage others to contribute - Petion, emails, facebook etc are good and everyone should be doing them but contributions enable IV core in their on ground advocacy

Amman
01-23-2012, 12:12 PM
Done the AI today!
Any one or IV core has any news when this comes to Senate ?

vsrinir
01-23-2012, 12:16 PM
Done AI Today.
Nothing was shown about our bill on the Senate Floor Schedule Today.

Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, January 23, 2012 | Senate Democrats (http://democrats.senate.gov/2012/01/23/senate-floor-schedule-for-monday-january-23-2012/)

Pappu_Pager
01-23-2012, 12:33 PM
Done AI Today.
Nothing was shown about our bill on the Senate Floor Schedule Today.

Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, January 23, 2012 | Senate Democrats (http://democrats.senate.gov/2012/01/23/senate-floor-schedule-for-monday-january-23-2012/)

HR 3012 was read first time in Senate and it was objected to, so there will not be anything on it, sooner -- not at least this month ... !!

Keep doing action items and more importantly, keep contributing so we can built lobby-power to have the bill considered ..

digital2k
01-23-2012, 12:38 PM
Everyone
Let us show collective efforts, community working for community.
Next few days/nights be most dedicated as if This is It ...
Lets get charged up to the final push for HR 3012
Contribute (Fraction of what you make or pay others is a good start)
All Action Items Daily and reach more ...
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/fo...16-2012-a.html (Action item: HR 3012: Week of 01/16/2012)

"The Senate comes back to session today. Continue sending emails to your senators seeking their support on HR 3012. Spread the word among your friends and family to do the same, use FB to encourage people. Support Immigration Voice's efforts on HR 3012 by raising funds and donating. The time for action is NOW. Your support is invaluable."

Pappu_Pager
01-23-2012, 12:44 PM
Done AI Today.
Nothing was shown about our bill on the Senate Floor Schedule Today.

Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, January 23, 2012 | Senate Democrats (http://democrats.senate.gov/2012/01/23/senate-floor-schedule-for-monday-january-23-2012/)

U.S. Senate Periodical Press Gallery (http://www.senate.gov/galleries/pdcl/)

Not sure, if this link says the same .. but it sounds no action on it for this month, at least ...

Waiting for IV to comment on it .. i.e. what happened to Jan 23rd Date ?

thomachan72
01-23-2012, 01:07 PM
U.S. Senate Periodical Press Gallery (http://www.senate.gov/galleries/pdcl/)

Not sure, if this link says the same .. but it sounds no action on it for this month, at least ...

Waiting for IV to comment on it .. i.e. what happened to Jan 23rd Date ?

I think the schedules keep changing quite frequently. It can show up on the calender any moment or even be taken up without actually being put on the calender. Why do you say no action on it this month? Lets keep the hopes up and dont give up your hopes just because nothing happened on the 23rd. :D

GCTorture
01-23-2012, 01:12 PM
I think the schedules keep changing quite frequently. It can show up on the calender any moment or even be taken up without actually being put on the calender. Why do you say no action on it this month? Lets keep the hopes up and dont give up your hopes just because nothing happened on the 23rd. :D

I seriously wish IV Core says something on this. The whole thing is very encouraging on one hand, and sad/disappointing on the other. If there is a way, to say, when this will come up onto the floor, it will boost up our hopes. Message from Pappu, not at least this month, is really killing. I hope IV Core understands. I totally trust they are doing everything they can, but at the same time, a word on these schedules only motivate us more.

howzatt
01-23-2012, 01:19 PM
I seriously wish IV Core says something on this. The whole thing is very encouraging on one hand, and sad/disappointing on the other. If there is a way, to say, when this will come up onto the floor, it will boost up our hopes. Message from Pappu, not at least this month, is really killing. I hope IV Core understands. I totally trust they are doing everything they can, but at the same time, a word on these schedules only motivate us more.

I've no idea whats going on behind the scenes but it should be pointed out that Pappu_Pager is not Pappu from the IV Core. Like the earlier poster said, I'm not sure Pappu_Pager makes that conclusion.

digital2k
01-23-2012, 01:52 PM
Pls read for your concerned answers from IV for IV
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-16-2012-a.html#post3183859
The Senate comes back to session today. Continue sending emails to your senators seeking their support on HR 3012. Spread the word among your friends and family to do the same, use FB to encourage people. Support Immigration Voice's efforts on HR 3012 by raising funds and donating. The time for action is NOW. Your support is invaluable.

digital2k
01-23-2012, 01:56 PM
Pls read to do needful as Pappu, Administrator wrote "Advocacy is a long process and we have come very far and are well positioned. http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-16-2012-a.html#post3062430
Action Items thread
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-16-2012-a.html
Folks - plz contribute if you have already not done so and encourage others to contribute - Petion, emails, facebook etc are good and everyone should be doing them but contributions enable IV core in their on ground advocacy

pkamthekar
01-23-2012, 01:56 PM
Do we have a new set of action items today ? as it is Monday and week of Senate coming back.

digital2k
01-23-2012, 01:58 PM
Yes Today, 06:28 AM
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-16-2012-a.html#post3183859
Do we have a new set of action items today ? as it is Monday and week of Senate coming back.

Here for your convenience :

The Senate comes back to session today. Continue sending emails to your senators seeking their support on HR 3012. Spread the word among your friends and family to do the same, use FB to encourage people. Support Immigration Voice's efforts on HR 3012 by raising funds and donating. The time for action is NOW. Your support is invaluable.
Goal amount for this month: 10000 USD, Received: 100 USD (1%)

thomachan72
01-23-2012, 01:59 PM
The only force that is going to work now is the lobbying and for that hopefully a lot of our members should become monthly donors. All senators are going to be very busy dealing with the election year activities and so only lobbyist will be able to help us now. Lets all join in to support by becoming monthly donors.

DesiGuy
01-23-2012, 02:24 PM
It is still on schedule for today.

see below link and check 'Bills in conference'

Senate Calendar, DAILY - Senate Calendar for January 23, 2012 - 112th Congress, 2nd Session (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CCAL-112scal-2012-01-23/content-detail.html)

here's a direct link (go towards the bottom)

Senate Calendar for January 23, 2012 - 112th Congress, 2nd Session-RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS OVER, UNDER THE RULE (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CCAL-112scal-2012-01-23/html/CCAL-112scal-2012-01-23-pt7.htm)

keep fingers crossed ;)

gumpena
01-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Has the H.R.3012 has been read for the second time?

digital2k
01-23-2012, 02:37 PM
The only force that is going to work now is the lobbying and for that hopefully a lot of our members should become monthly donors. All senators are going to be very busy dealing with the election year activities and so only lobbyist will be able to help us now. Lets all join in to support by becoming monthly donors.

Contribute (Fraction of what you make or pay others is a good start)

thomachan72
01-23-2012, 02:56 PM
Has the H.R.3012 has been read for the second time?
Have no idea but based on the link provided in the previous post looks like it is on the calender!!

thomachan72
01-23-2012, 02:58 PM
It is still on schedule for today.

see below link and check 'Bills in conference'

Senate Calendar, DAILY - Senate Calendar for January 23, 2012 - 112th Congress, 2nd Session (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CCAL-112scal-2012-01-23/content-detail.html)

here's a direct link (go towards the bottom)

Senate Calendar for January 23, 2012 - 112th Congress, 2nd Session-RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS OVER, UNDER THE RULE (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CCAL-112scal-2012-01-23/html/CCAL-112scal-2012-01-23-pt7.htm)

keep fingers crossed ;)
Good find desiguy. Thanks. That probably cleared the doubt among members that it was not on the calender. :D

The Alchemist
01-23-2012, 03:23 PM
The Senate convened at 2:00 PM.

The following bills were read en bloc for a second time:
H.R. 440 (To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia).
H.R. 3012 (Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011).
The bills were read for a second time. Further readings were objected to and the bills were placed on the calendar.

thomachan72
01-23-2012, 03:28 PM
The Senate convened at 2:00 PM.

The following bills were read en bloc for a second time:
H.R. 440 (To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia).
H.R. 3012 (Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011).
The bills were read for a second time. Further readings were objected to and the bills were placed on the calendar.
Thanks for posting updates donquit!!:D:D

digital2k
01-23-2012, 03:32 PM
Time for action items, Everyone

Action item: HR 3012: Week of 01/16/2012 - Immigration Voice (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=2586064)

Contribute (Fraction of what you make or pay others is a good start)

digital2k
01-23-2012, 03:34 PM
Pls use this thread to report action items ...
Thanks for your understanding ...

rorlig
01-23-2012, 03:35 PM
The Senate convened at 2:00 PM.

The following bills were read en bloc for a second time:
H.R. 440 (To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia).
H.R. 3012 (Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011).
The bills were read for a second time. Further readings were objected to and the bills were placed on the calendar.

What does this mean?

The Alchemist
01-23-2012, 03:37 PM
Time for action items, Everyone

Action item: HR 3012: Week of 01/16/2012 - Immigration Voice (Action item: HR 3012: Week of 01/16/2012)

digital2k
01-23-2012, 03:39 PM
YES
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-16-2012-a.html#post3183859
Time for action items, Everyone
Action item: HR 3012: Week of 01/16/2012 - Immigration Voice (Action item: HR 3012: Week of 01/16/2012)

Contribute (Fraction of what you make or pay others is a good start)

gumpena
01-23-2012, 03:40 PM
What does this mean?

It means, the bill will not go to Judiciary committee and this will be put to vote on Senate floor.

digital2k
01-23-2012, 03:44 PM
Pls use this thread to report action items ...
Thanks for your understanding ...

digital2k
01-23-2012, 03:46 PM
Let this moment be precious
and
everyone put best efforts for the cause.
All Action items including contribution NOW.

02809094
01-23-2012, 03:47 PM
It means, the bill will not go to Judiciary committee and this will be put to vote on Senate floor.

Hi Any info on the dates when the voting will happen ? I was under the impression voting was to happen today ?

starscream
01-23-2012, 03:49 PM
As per my understanding from links members have posted specifically about rule XIV this is process of Rule XIV where bill is read first time objected to , the read second time on next legislative day, objected to so that it bypasses commitee(in this case judiciary) and gets to senate calendar fo foor vote

HR 3012 has followed this process and now will most probably proceed to floor vote - don't have idea as to when or how the floor vote process works.

Members who were asking for updates from hope now you have gotten the update.

Please contribute and do action items

The Senate convened at 2:00 PM.

The following bills were read en bloc for a second time:
H.R. 440 (To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia).
H.R. 3012 (Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011).
The bills were read for a second time. Further readings were objected to and the bills were placed on the calendar.

digital2k
01-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Pls be careful not to post anything here (48 members and 172 guests)
Please only report your action items
Yes, everyone is excited but lets wait and focus on all action items.

starscream
01-23-2012, 03:53 PM
No voting was not supposed to happen today - you might want to refer to the link about Rule XIV process on this thread somehwere that was posted by some members - as per the process explained in the rule today was the next legislative day afer dec 17th (when the first reading was done and objected to ), so today was the second reading with objection which puts the bill on the Senate floor by skipping commitee

Hi Any info on the dates when the voting will happen ? I was under the impression voting was to happen today ?

digital2k
01-23-2012, 03:54 PM
Members who were asking for updates from hope now you have gotten the update.
Please contribute and do action items

Contribute (Fraction of what you make or pay others is a good start)

digital2k
01-23-2012, 03:55 PM
Goal amount for this month: 10000 USD, Received: 100 USD (1%)
Please contribue for your own cause

baleraosreedhar
01-23-2012, 04:16 PM
President’s Jobs Council to President Obama: Adopt GOP Bills, Approach to Job Creation | Speaker of the House John Boehner | speaker.gov (http://www.speaker.gov/blog/Default.aspx?postid=275098)

I have tried to counter the arguments being posted on the website against HR3012, but it is giving me error.Please try to counter the arguments against 3012 here.

Thanks

swarnapuri
01-23-2012, 04:56 PM
All the Action Items complete for this week!

digital2k
01-23-2012, 05:02 PM
Let this inspore others to act now.
Another Contribution received ad working to get more

Suva
01-23-2012, 05:19 PM
Done with action items.

02809094
01-23-2012, 09:11 PM
President’s Jobs Council to President Obama: Adopt GOP Bills, Approach to Job Creation | Speaker of the House John Boehner | speaker.gov (http://www.speaker.gov/blog/Default.aspx?postid=275098)

I have tried to counter the arguments being posted on the website against HR3012, but it is giving me error.Please try to counter the arguments against 3012 here.

Thanks

Tried doing that...it said that "your comment has been submitted for approval", lets see if it gets approved..

skrish
01-23-2012, 11:06 PM
Very generic letter thanking me for taking part in the democratic process. Nothing specific to h.r 3012, but on white house stationery with the seal embossed. Guess something small to be proud of...

looivy
01-23-2012, 11:35 PM
Did my AIs today...did you do yours

ahiyer
01-23-2012, 11:42 PM
It was pending on my part, due to hectic work schedule have been unable to do this sooner.

Done Action Items today Have told friends about this bill.

setup small monthly contribution for $25, will contribute more in coming months.

Thanks,
Anand

vsrinir
01-24-2012, 06:07 AM
Done AI Today

GCTorture
01-24-2012, 06:08 AM
Action Items done for today. Contributions made, recurring contributions happening and will make again.

Good luck to all of us....

Suva
01-24-2012, 10:19 AM
Done with AI.

buddhaas
01-24-2012, 10:41 AM
Sent letters Senators.

sman
01-24-2012, 10:44 AM
Donated another $100.
Your receipt number for this payment is: 2615-3511-5024-1933

Makes my Total donation of $400.

Lets go IV

psychedelicNerd
01-24-2012, 11:33 AM
Its quite possible that some people received a reply from their senators in favor of or against the bill, while others in the same area who have been sending letters to the same senators, might not have received the same reply from Senator's offices. In cases like these, continuing to send emails to the Senators who have already shown their support for the bill, will be annoying. Nothing wrong on the part of the users who are sending out the emails, because they do not know, but shouldn't there be a way to govern this better? Just saying that we do not want to spam their mail boxes.

I am continuing with my Action Items.

starscream
01-24-2012, 12:00 PM
What you got is probably a standard reply his office has for immi issues they consider important - my guess is with so many emails / letter they just send out std replies ...

just continue with your daily action items and most important make some contribution and encourage others to do so ..thats the most important action item

[QUOTE=neel_gump;3188487]This is the reply I got from my Senator after I send a printed letter:mad::mad:. I is very sad to see a reply regarding illegal immigration where as my letter was regarding high-skilled immigration.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

psychedelicNerd
01-24-2012, 01:25 PM
What you got is probably a standard reply his office has for immi issues they consider important - my guess is with so many emails / letter they just send out std replies ...

just continue with your daily action items and most important make some contribution and encourage others to do so ..thats the most important action item

[QUOTE=neel_gump;3188487]This is the reply I got from my Senator after I send a printed letter:mad::mad:. I is very sad to see a reply regarding illegal immigration where as my letter was regarding high-skilled immigration.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

I got the standard reply, but my sister got a confirmation. Hence the question. I felt hesitant carrying out my action items today since i knew what the senator's stand was.

digital2k
01-24-2012, 01:25 PM
Come on people i request You continue push for 3012 right now
even though if you are current or if you have already received EAD/GC etc...
Lets have continue All Action Items with more efforts
Community need to stand for Community for a cause above personal interests.


just continue with your daily action items and most important make some contribution and encourage others to do so ..thats the most important action item

GCTorture
01-24-2012, 04:34 PM
Well, senate session is over for today (1/24) :(

digital2k
01-24-2012, 05:32 PM
No update means a lot is going on
Focus on all action items and contribute now
We're responsible for our success
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/2586064-action-item-hr-3012-week-of-01-16-2012-a.html#post3188207

Amman
01-24-2012, 10:55 PM
Tonight at State Of Union address to Nation, the President said he will sign any bill that will get the Citizenship to the talented people. Let's send HR-3052 to his desk.

Completed the AI.

skrish
01-25-2012, 05:29 AM
Great News !! Lets get H.R 3012 to his desk then ...

vsrinir
01-25-2012, 05:59 AM
Done AI Today

GCTorture
01-25-2012, 07:29 AM
AI done for today.

pappu
01-25-2012, 08:56 AM
Guys we are all working very hard on the bill. We want the bill passed immediately as anyone else here. Details of discussion cannot be posted so please have faith.
If anyone has not contributed after the bill passed the house, please do so iurgently. Your contribution will go a long way in helping advocate our issues to move the bill forward in the senate.

psychedelicNerd
01-25-2012, 09:47 AM
Dont Action Items for today and sent printed letters to officials. Yesterday's state of the union address was somewhat promising keeping in mind the objectives we have at hand. Let's hope all the hard work and prayers pay off well.

Keep doing your action items guys and CONTRIBUTE!!!

dts
01-25-2012, 03:40 PM
Paapu and all IV workign 24/7 for a cause

I meet someone new everyday for contribution and reaching out to all friend for generosity ... positive :)

Same for me. Calling atleast one new person and explaining everything going on and requesting for contributions and AI.
Twitted Senators few times.
I think there should be update on twitter for Senators. Twitter is more effective than FB to directly reach Senators.

IV, Can we have daily updated tweet ?

The Alchemist
01-25-2012, 04:06 PM
Same for me. Calling atleast one new person and explaining everything going on and requesting for contributions and AI.
Twitted Senators few times.
I think there should be update on twitter for Senators. Twitter is more effective than FB to directly reach Senators.

IV, Can we have daily updated tweet ?

Yes, daily updated tweets are available on https://www.facebook.com/Support.HR3012
If you are on FB, click on the "like" button on this page and you will get automatic updates and instructions.

skrish
01-25-2012, 07:00 PM
I have also been telling 1-2 friends of mine about it regularly...

jungalee43
01-25-2012, 08:30 PM
$100
Receipt # 59P24229DA564804C

2004EB3
01-25-2012, 08:44 PM
$ 100

Greentown
01-25-2012, 09:46 PM
Thank you 2004eb3 !

Greentown
01-25-2012, 09:55 PM
$100
Receipt # 59P24229DA564804C
Thank you jungalee43

vsrinir
01-26-2012, 06:37 AM
Done AI Today

GCTorture
01-26-2012, 07:13 AM
Action Items done for today.

When I go to petition2congresss and send letters it gives me this message:

"Thanks for taking action! Since you recently submitted electronic messages from this Rally Form, we cannot send them again.

You have taken action on "Please Vote \'Yes\' on \HR3012""

Does anybody get the same? What should I do?

Suva
01-26-2012, 09:38 AM
Yep it happens if you use the same email address everyday. Try using 3-4 email addresses every alternate day.


Action Items done for today.

When I go to petition2congresss and send letters it gives me this message:

"Thanks for taking action! Since you recently submitted electronic messages from this Rally Form, we cannot send them again.

You have taken action on "Please Vote \'Yes\' on \HR3012""

Does anybody get the same? What should I do?

gppyati
01-26-2012, 11:18 AM
Contributed $100

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 9EA73828VT501545T

Greentown
01-26-2012, 12:24 PM
Contributed $100

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 9EA73828VT501545T
Thanks for the contribution gppyati !

sky1929
01-26-2012, 02:04 PM
Contributed $100.

Your receipt number for this payment is: 3830-3138-1035-3836.

Greentown
01-26-2012, 02:16 PM
Contributed $100.

Your receipt number for this payment is: 3830-3138-1035-3836.
Thank you for participating sky1929

s416504
01-26-2012, 02:21 PM
digital2k - I hope you are posting these Echos/bumping with IV direction. I am not against your posting but sometimes felt unneccessary.

Its the best to hear when on 1st post, people announce here we start.:)

GCTorture
01-27-2012, 07:32 AM
AI done for today.

vsrinir
01-27-2012, 07:44 AM
Done AI Today

Suva
01-27-2012, 11:11 AM
Pappu/Neelu, I have sent you a message with my Senator's response.

Thanks

dts
01-28-2012, 03:44 PM
Guys,
I create follwoing twit which I think will be simple and effective to Senators.
---
H.R.3012 is just like changing 3+2=5 to 2+3=5. Provides fairness by tech. fix w/o changing visa nos. Pls. pass in Senate.

-------

I posted this tweet to few Senators.
If this sounds good, IV admin, please update twit on facebook page and ask people to retwit.

btw, does anyone know how we can send twit to all senators at once?
-dts

dts
01-28-2012, 04:58 PM
https://twitter.com/#!/search/%223%2B2%22%20%23HR3012

The Alchemist
01-28-2012, 10:50 PM
...on FB gets updated every day. please do follow @support_hr3012 and @support_hr_3012 so that you get live tweet feed and can RT all tweets from those 2 accounts.

Guys,
I create follwoing twit which I think will be simple and effective to Senators.
---
H.R.3012 is just like changing 3+2=5 to 2+3=5. Provides fairness by tech. fix w/o changing visa nos. Pls. pass in Senate.

-------

I posted this tweet to few Senators.
If this sounds good, IV admin, please update twit on facebook page and ask people to retwit.

btw, does anyone know how we can send twit to all senators at once?
-dts

looivy
01-29-2012, 08:36 PM
Grassley bottles up bill to lift green-card limit | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com (http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012301280025)

DallasBlue
01-30-2012, 12:28 AM
Grassley bottles up bill to lift green-card limit | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com (http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012301280025)


Delay in getting his green card has prevented him from opening his own business, a dream hes had since his graduate school days at the City University of New Yorks Baruch College.

The fear of possibly having to return to India after living here for 10 years has put life on hold for Anand, his wife and their two U.S.-born children.

You cant buy a home because of all the uncertainty, he said. My job mobility is definitely affected.

noted that companies are barred from asking about an applicants national origin in job interviews, but unfortunately, when it comes to immigration based on your skills, somehow the question of country of origin comes into play.

That gives workers from countries other than India and China an advantage because employers know their green-card applications wont sit for years, said Kapoor, who waited nine years to become a permanent resident.

That notion of somebody getting ahead of line of somebody else with the same skill set, same educational background, the same professional background, is unfair, he said.


well said !! this is possibly more or less the same for all those stuck in the process.

may be we should fly a helicopter over Senator Grassley with a banner saying "release the hold on hr3012" :-) ( like they did for the healthcare bill )

Pass HR3012 to liberate the entrepreneurs and innovators and spur the ECONOMY.

GCTorture
01-30-2012, 06:47 AM
AI Done for today.

vsrinir
01-30-2012, 06:54 AM
Action Items Done Today

h1techSlave
01-30-2012, 08:48 AM
Grassley bottles up bill to lift green-card limit | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com (http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20120128/NEWS/301280025/Grassley-bottles-up-bill-to-lift-green-card-limit)

thomachan72
01-30-2012, 09:44 AM
Sent emails

starscream
01-30-2012, 09:50 AM
Sent emails , signed petition

sanhari
01-30-2012, 10:48 AM
Any idea why IV is missing in this list at opensecrets.org?

Lobbying Spending Database H.R.3012, 2010 | OpenSecrets (http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/billsum.php?id=128399)

girish989
01-30-2012, 10:55 AM
:confused:

neel_gump
01-30-2012, 11:53 AM
Done AI today!!

thomachan72
01-30-2012, 12:07 PM
Any idea why IV is missing in this list at opensecrets.org?

Lobbying Spending Database H.R.3012, 2010 | OpenSecrets (http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/billsum.php?id=128399)
Dont worry too much about that. Doesn't matter to me personally whether IV is listed there or not. Havn't checked this link yet. Only thing I know is that if not IV then who will be concerned about us? Lets think this way. A person goes to a police officer and request action on a particular issue that he faces. The police man's name is listed as one of the lobbyist against that issue but that affected person's name is not. Does it matter?:D:D:D

GCTorture
01-30-2012, 12:26 PM
Dont worry too much about that. Doesn't matter to me personally whether IV is listed there or not. Havn't checked this link yet. Only thing I know is that if not IV then who will be concerned about us? Lets think this way. A person goes to a police officer and request action on a particular issue that he faces. The police man's name is listed as one of the lobbyist against that issue but that affected person's name is not. Does it matter?:D:D:D

Thomachan, we know IV is doing all work, but please avoid your riDDDIculous analogies.. People do worry dude. It's natural, may be some like you who are above in the heavens...

thomachan72
01-30-2012, 12:46 PM
Thomachan, we know IV is doing all work, but please avoid your riDDDIculous analogies.. People do worry dude. It's natural, may be some like you who are above in the heavens...

Really??:D:D:D Honestly, I thought people never worried about anything:D:D Maybe thats because as you said some like me are above in the heavens :DThanks for educating and now I am also concerned why IV's name is not on the list:D:D

pak
01-30-2012, 01:31 PM
Any idea why IV is missing in this list at opensecrets.org?

Lobbying Spending Database H.R.3012, 2010 | OpenSecrets (http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/billsum.php?id=128399)

$20k (http://disclosures.house.gov/ld/pdfform.aspx?id=300454055)

We need more donations to push harder.

naan
01-30-2012, 01:35 PM
Sen. Grassley from IOWA is threatening to filibuster this bill and is opposed to this bill. You as a reader from IOWA have the right to express your support or opposition to this bill and let Sen. Grassley know about it. Please call Sen. Grassley and express your support to this bill. Only constituents (non-citizens included) are allowed to call and express opinions on bills to their Senator and Congress members. Please call Sen. Grassley at (202) 224 - 3744 or (319) 363-6832 or (712) 322-7103 or (563) 322-4331 or (515) 288-1145 or (712) 233-1860 or (319) 232-6657 and URGE him to support HR 3012 that has been placed on the senate.

psychedelicNerd
01-30-2012, 01:55 PM
Sen. Grassley from IOWA is threatening to filibuster this bill and is opposed to this bill. You as a reader from IOWA have the right to express your support or opposition to this bill and let Sen. Grassley know about it. Please call Sen. Grassley and express your support to this bill. Only constituents (non-citizens included) are allowed to call and express opinions on bills to their Senator and Congress members. Please call Sen. Grassley at (202) 224 - 3744 or (319) 363-6832 or (712) 322-7103 or (563) 322-4331 or (515) 288-1145 or (712) 233-1860 or (319) 232-6657 and URGE him to support HR 3012 that has been placed on the senate.

Is this new information reported somewhere or are you highlighting something that is already being anticipated due to Grassley's stand/hold on the bill?

thomachan72
01-30-2012, 02:10 PM
Is this new information reported somewhere or are you highlighting something that is already being anticipated due to Grassley's stand/hold on the bill?
I guess this is something IV Iowa local branch can handle??

starscream
01-30-2012, 02:15 PM
Please confirm this action with IV before starting this.

QUOTE=naan;3208023]Sen. Grassley from IOWA is threatening to filibuster this bill and is opposed to this bill. You as a reader from IOWA have the right to express your support or opposition to this bill and let Sen. Grassley know about it. Please call Sen. Grassley and express your support to this bill. Only constituents (non-citizens included) are allowed to call and express opinions on bills to their Senator and Congress members. Please call Sen. Grassley at (202) 224 - 3744 or (319) 363-6832 or (712) 322-7103 or (563) 322-4331 or (515) 288-1145 or (712) 233-1860 or (319) 232-6657 and URGE him to support HR 3012 that has been placed on the senate.[/QUOTE]

vsrinir
01-31-2012, 07:38 AM
Done AI Today

neel_gump
01-31-2012, 10:41 AM
Completed AI today

LONGGCQUE
01-31-2012, 10:55 AM
AI done for today

gc_check
01-31-2012, 12:22 PM
IV Web Page Admin, You might need to verify the ticker that shows tweets in IV Homepage. It shows messages against HR3012 in IV homepage. I sent an email via IV page to ID "Pappu" with the mesaage

GCTorture
01-31-2012, 03:10 PM
01/31/2012: President Obama START UP America Legislative Agenda Calling for Congress Action to Eliminate EB Per Country Limit

Today, the White House released its legislative agenda reiterating his earlier START UP America legislative agenda. This agenda includes key components of H.R. 3012 as follows:
III. RELIEVING THE BACKLOG OF IMMIGRANT VISAS
A. ADJUST EXISTING VISA CAPS:
The President is committed to fixing our broken immigration system through comprehensive immigration reform. This includes creating a legal immigration system that meets our diverse economic needs and honors our rich traditions as a nation of immigrants that attracts entrepreneurial immigrants and strengthens the American workforce. In an effort to reduce backlogs in the legal immigration system, the President is calling to:
Eliminate the per-country caps on employment-based immigrant visas ("green cards")
Raise the caps on family-based green cards from 7 percent to 15 percent.
These small but meaningful reforms represent a balanced approach to addressing some of the long-standing problems with our broken immigrant visa system. These measures would not increase the total number of available immigrant visas but it would help address some of the longest backlogs that occur because of annual per country caps. For the White House release today, please click here.

It is likely to help the H.R. 3012 which may come on the floor soon in the Senate.

thats from Oh Law. Finally this guy wrote something +ve.

i_my_Voice
01-31-2012, 03:22 PM
GCTorture - be careful with what you say for senior members like Thomachan72, who is an active member on this forum even being current. I know you are frustrated with this ridiculous system but you need to show your skills in fixing this system rather than showing your attitude to an honest member. If you don't understand this, you need to change your name to GCTortureIsMyDestiny....:)

dts
01-31-2012, 04:19 PM
GCTorture - be careful with what you say for senior members like Thomachan72, who is an active member on this forum even being current. I know you are frustrated with this ridiculous system but you need to show your skills in fixing this system rather than showing your attitude to an honest member. If you don't understand this, you need to change your name to GCTortureIsMyDestiny....:)

Guys, This is time to unite instead fighting with each other.
Lets get focussed on AI and keep up momentum.

GCTorture
01-31-2012, 05:25 PM
GCTorture - be careful with what you say for senior members like Thomachan72, who is an active member on this forum even being current. I know you are frustrated with this ridiculous system but you need to show your skills in fixing this system rather than showing your attitude to an honest member. If you don't understand this, you need to change your name to GCTortureIsMyDestiny....:)

WHATEVER....are you here to advocate for him? or advocate 3012?

Suva
01-31-2012, 05:32 PM
Do the people with MS and above need to join this conference call for "Foreign GRADUATES with ADVANCED U.S.DEGREES (M.S.& PhD.) should get GREEN CARDS." organized by White House?

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/response/building-21st-century-immigration-system?utm_source=wethepeople&utm_medium=response&utm_campaign=gradvisas

Suva
01-31-2012, 05:35 PM
Done AI today.