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Gravitation
01-08-2007, 01:32 PM
First Meeting of Massachusetts State Chapter of Immigration Voice will be held on Saturday, Jan 13th at 11:30 onwards in Marlborough, MA.

Objectives:
We'll discuss ways to strengthening and supporting Immigration Voice in its pursuit of legal immigration reforms.

Who can attend:
The meeting is open to all who are interested in the cause of elimination of retrogression. Their families and children are welcome as well. Besides Massachusetts, people from neighboring states are welcome to attend as well. Meeting is open to people from all races, nations & ethnicities.

Meeting Format:
The meeting will start with lunch. As most of the people will be meeting each others for the first time, it's better to socialize first before getting down to the nitty-gritty of the meeting. It's a potluck, so everybody brings a dish to share.

Spouses and children are welcome as well. There will be separate spaces for spouses to socialize and children to play during the meeting.

How to Attend:
Please RSVP as soon as possible and preferably before Jan 10th. RSVP by sending a PM to "Gravitation".

Include the following information in your PM:

1. Names of all adults attending the events
2. Number of children (if any) accompanying you
3. which town/city you're from
4. Your handle on ImmigrationVoice.org
5. Food/dish you/re planning to bring (it's ok if you're not able to bring anything for a reason, you're still welcome to attend)
6. Phone number where you can be reached
7. You email address (this is the email address where you'll receive address and directions information as well as contact information if you need further details).

Directions:
All those who RSVP will receive address and directions for the meeting.

Gravitation
01-11-2007, 04:59 PM
Hi friends,
This is a crucial meeting for MA state chapter. Thanks to all of you who have RSVP'd. Those of you who haven't, please consider attending the meeting. Our strength is in numbers.

We need to discuss the ways of strengthening and publicizing about IV. You're welcome to attend whether you are an active or non-active member. We only want input from as many people as possible.

The information I've asked for with RSVP is for printing the name-cards. If you'd like not to volunteer any piece of information (such as your online handle), that's ok.

Also, please forward the announcement to your friends who may be interested.

We're seeking changes in a democratic environment; our biggest enemy is apathy and complacency. If we can't make small efforts for our future... why should lawmakers?

Best Regards,
Sanjay

mjdup
01-12-2007, 01:09 PM
Date: January 13, 2007, 11.30am
Venue: Marlborough, MA
Duration: 2 hours

• Brief introduction of existing and new members.
• Little discussion on retrogression problems and IV’s goals.
• Membership drive, spreading the word.
• Raising funds and contribution. The 60K milestone still hasn’t yet been reached.
• Contacting lawmakers – we have the list and now we need to distribute and take up action items to contact lawmakers and seek times to meet them.
• Call from Jay Pradhan (core member). Please bring some questions for Jay about IV’s functioning. Let’s not discuss individual case with him since he is not an attorney (between 12.30 – 1pm).
• Strategy and action for coming months.
• Discuss status on action items from December’s conference call.
• Questions/comments/feedback – open discussion.

Gravitation
01-12-2007, 01:32 PM
One of the IV core members, Jay has agreed to call in on a speaker phone. He'll also take questions from attendees. This is your golden chance to get your answers straight from the core group!