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mjdup
01-18-2007, 03:35 PM
Here are the minutes and action items ---
1. Congressman/woman are to be focussed but Sen. Kennedy 's office is the most important to focus on.
2. AI: Call Sen.Kennedy's office and try to seek an appointment to explain our issues and make presentation. Aim for last week in January.
3. AI: Find out stance of congressman/woman from MA on immigration committee. If any of them are in immigration sub committee. Identify the counties which these lawmakers represent. This will be a good way to filter out the ones we do not have to concentrate on.
4. AI: Make a list of groceries and places frequently visited by immigrants who could become potential IV members.
5. AI: Refine the presentatioin on IV resources section and provide the first draft to rest of team for feedback - 2 weeks.
6. AI: To enquire about the cost involved in posting ad in India New England paper/media.(Cost can be shared among local state chapter members)
7. AI: To enquire about posting ad (one frame) in Belmont theatre where Indian movies are shown. (Cost can be shared among local state chapter members)
8. AI: All members: Publicity of IV using posters and flyers available in IV resource section. Also publicise on sites like immigrationportal.com etc.

Though action items are assigned to certain members, if there's a feeling that you can pitch in please do so.

Important updates from core member: CIR is on top of the list with Sen.Kennedy but the illegal issue is also going to catch up so we should initially push for CIR or Plan B would be to ask for our provisions to be included in a separate bill if CIR gets complicated and is time consuming.

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it. T