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Administrator2
08-06-2012, 12:46 AM
Dear Immigration Voice Members:

Working together, we have made so much progress on the bill H.R. 3012, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. Because of your work, this legislation, which would finally eliminate discriminatory per country ceilings, has already passed the House by an overwhelming vote of 389 to 15. But for this bill to become law, H.R.3012 must now pass the Senate, where the bill has been pending for months.

We are now at a very critical juncture, and we need your help. Members of the Senate must hear from Immigration Voice's grassroots members across the country and realize the urgent need for this legislation.

To help get our message across, Immigration Voice will hold 'Fairness and Freedom Summit' in the city of San Jose, California, on Saturday, September 8th, 2012. We ALL have to attend this rally and stand up for what we believe in - passage of H.R. 3012 and the elimination of these unfair per country caps. We are the ones whose lives and careers are at stake here, so we have to be the ones to show up. We cannot rely on other groups to take care of us. This is a make or break moment for this bill and we need ALL members from across the country to attend the summit in San Jose and stand up in support of H.R.3012.

Shortly, we will be sending detailed information on the logistics of the 'Fairness & Freedom Summit'. If you would like to book your travel to attend this summit, however, please go ahead and plan on being in Downtown San Jose, California, at 10:00 am on September 8th. Please plan on staying with us until around 7:00 PM on the day of the summit.

We all share the same frustration about the slow progress of the bill, but we can't get discouraged or give up the fight. We have come too far. Let's get together to make a difference and channel our frustration towards visible action in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is widely regarded as the epicenter of the innovation economy.

When thousands of us come together and express our desire for fairness, we will make our voices heard. Our goals are clear and there is a path to victory. Let's march together because we are in this together and fighting for a fairer system that matters to all of us. There is nothing stronger and more powerful than honest hardworking people coming together to call for fairness and freedom.

Please mark your calendars and plan on being in San Jose on September 8, and let's give H.R.3012 bill the real grassroots final push it needs.

I look forward to meeting you at Fairness and Freedom march.

Thank you,
Immigration Voice

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Please RSVP and confirm your attendance at the rally (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80&Itemid=36) as soon as possible so that it will help our team of volunteers with planning and logistics for this huge event.
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Administrator2
08-06-2012, 12:54 AM
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Administrator2
08-06-2012, 12:54 AM
Below are some experiences and wonderful memories shared by IV members right after the massive and hugely successful IV summit in September 2007 (Washington D.C).

http://dcrally.blogspot.com/

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-2.html#post169620

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-3.html#post169676

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-3.html#post169732

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-3.html#post169730

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-7.html#post170309

Join us on September 8th, 2012. Let us re-create the magic!

https://picasaweb.google.com/wolfpok/SkilledImmigrantRallyInWashingtonDCSeptember18th

Administrator2
08-06-2012, 12:54 AM
ACTION ITEM:

Poster Attached.

Please print and post in all grocery stores, temples, etc where high-skilled immigrants are there across the country.

Please also print and distribute it in parks, malls, public places to immigrants and request them to join this summit.

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Posters:


Design 1 with tearsheets

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/8/85/Poster1_color.pdf (color)

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/6/63/Poster1.pdf (B&W)

Design 2 without tearsheets

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/3/33/Poster2a_color.pdf (color)

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/5/52/Poster2a.pdf (B&W)

Design 3 (with tearsheets)

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/f/f3/Poster3_color.pdf (color)

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/8/80/Poster3.pdf (B&W)

Design 4 (with tearsheets)

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/5/5b/Poster4_color2.pdf (color)

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/3/3c/Poster4a.pdf (B&W)

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Cards
http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/1/1c/5x7_cards.pdf
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Design 6 (with tearsheets)

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/e/eb/Turvi76_Rally_Flyer.pdf

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/3/33/Turvi76_Justice_Flyer.pdf

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http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/a/a3/Turvi76_Rally_Chinese.pdf
[Chinese Language Flyer] - Please post in Chinese EB forums and request to circulate

Administrator2
08-06-2012, 12:54 AM
Immigration Summit invitation

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/4/4e/Summit_Invitation_Sep82012.pdf

lostcause2007
08-06-2012, 02:16 AM
Go IV!!!! Amazing plan.
I will be there with family.
Time to get united.

flthere
08-06-2012, 03:20 AM
I'll be there for sure !

cleopatra
08-06-2012, 05:17 AM
Time to come together. Let's all plan on being there even if we have to fly across the country. This is the moment we need to pull ourselves together and participate in the final push.

Do not think that someone else will do it on your behalf. You need to be part of it. Those who attended the advocacy days will tell you that it was a great feeling to be part of the process.

This is even simpler tHan that. Just show up and walk with thousands of others supporting the cause. The strength is in the numbers.

Plan on being there and get all your friends who are in the same boat. This is the difference between fairness and being unfairly made to wait decades. If you are frustrated about the current wait, make sure you participate in this rally.

Remember if you don't participate, only you are to blame. Do not find any excuses for not attending. If someone gave you a million dollars will you use the same excuse to not go and miss the million? If not, show up for the rally.

Get your friends and family too. IV will take care of the arrangements. You just need to show up.

Spread the word. Be there. Bring fairness to the system. Together we will win.

pappu
08-06-2012, 05:46 AM
Please book your tickets today. We want every immigration voice member from everywhere in the country in San Jose on 25th. No exceptions . No excuses.

This is make or break event for HR3012. Your presence is very critical.

kumar700
08-06-2012, 07:40 AM
I'll be there.

greencard.wait
08-06-2012, 09:39 AM
Can someone start putting flyer/banner in Temple, Indian restaurant and Grocery stores - specially at west coast. I will take care in Maryland area and will be there to attend.

Thanks,

turvi76
08-06-2012, 10:14 AM
Me and my wife will be there!

actaccord
08-06-2012, 10:16 AM
which is as important as participate in big number. Let your friends, colleagues and family members know about your participation so that they can join too.

Me and my wife will be there!

Chandini
08-06-2012, 10:27 AM
Send me the flyers for Chicago. Will try to put at the temples and desi stores.


which is as important as participate in big number. Let your friends, colleagues and family members know about your participation so that they can join too.

manchala
08-06-2012, 10:37 AM
Already sent the message to every one I know in Jose...

amitjoey
08-06-2012, 10:43 AM
We will be there

coopheal
08-06-2012, 10:49 AM
Will see you guys there.

amulchandra
08-06-2012, 10:50 AM
Great news. I will try to spread the message.

Amul

nosightofgc
08-06-2012, 11:03 AM
Members asked for the updates and new AIs. Here it is. Let us make this a great success. I will be there for the rally as I did for DC rally. It is a great feeling and every one should participate.

rock581
08-06-2012, 11:13 AM
Will be there with wife. As Pappu said, this is make or break moment for the bill, lets make it happen.

psaxena
08-06-2012, 11:37 AM
I will be there...I will make the bookings.

Dear Immigration Voice Members:

Working together, we have made so much progress on the bill H.R. 3012, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. Because of your work, this legislation, which would finally eliminate discriminatory per country ceilings, has already passed the House by an overwhelming vote of 389 to 15. But for this bill to become law, H.R.3012 must now pass the Senate, where the bill has been pending for months.

We are now at a very critical juncture, and we need your help. Members of the Senate must hear from Immigration Voice's grassroots members across the country and realize the urgent need for this legislation.

To help get our message across, Immigration Voice will hold 'Fairness and Freedom March' in the city of San Jose, California, on Saturday, August 25th, 2012. We ALL have to attend this rally and stand up for what we believe in - passage of H.R. 3012 and the elimination of these unfair per country caps. We are the ones whose lives and careers are at stake here, so we have to be the ones to show up. We cannot rely on other groups to take care of us. This is a make or break moment for this bill and we need ALL members from across the country to attend the rally in San Jose and stand up in support of H.R.3012.

Shortly, we will be sending detailed information on the logistics of the 'Fairness & Freedom March'. If you would like to book your travel to attend this rally, however, please go ahead and plan on being in Downtown San Jose, California, at 12:00 noon on August 25. Please plan on staying with us until at least 7:00 PM on the day of the rally.

We all share the same frustration about the slow progress of the bill, but we can't get discouraged or give up the fight. We have come too far. Let's get together to make a difference and channel our frustration towards visible action in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is widely regarded as the epicenter of the innovation economy.

When thousands of us come together and express our desire for fairness, we will make our voices heard. Our goals are clear and there is a path to victory. Let's march together because we are in this together and fighting for a fairer system that matters to all of us. There is nothing stronger and more powerful than honest hardworking people coming together to call for fairness and freedom.

Please mark your calendars and plan on being in San Jose on August 25, and let's give H.R.3012 bill the real grassroots final push it needs.

I look forward to meeting you at Fairness and Freedom march.

Thank you,
Immigration Voice

praskar
08-06-2012, 11:48 AM
This is a great idea, I've informed all my friends in Seattle and Portland as well. A carpool sounds like a GOOD idea.

amoltipnis
08-06-2012, 11:54 AM
I will be there.

ajaysri
08-06-2012, 12:14 PM
me and my wife will be there.

makusa70
08-06-2012, 12:23 PM
I will inform my friends in west coast area ( Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue, Portland) and will join on Aug 25.

praskar - Can we discuss offline about the car pool from seattle area..

Prakash_Sunnyvale
08-06-2012, 12:52 PM
I will be there with many friends. I will also pass on this information to the local/regional groups.

Prakash

gopalaj
08-06-2012, 12:57 PM
I will be there...

m_kashif_b
08-06-2012, 01:02 PM
I'll be there for sure.

apshodh
08-06-2012, 01:17 PM
:):D:):D:):D:):D:):D
No GRASSROOTS movement can be successful in this age without spreading the word in SOCIAL MEDIA. Where is the immigration voice page in facebook. I see only 258 likes for the page itself. Where is the flyer for the FAIRNESS AND FREEDOM MARCH in facebook. Below are Proposed action items for IV core teams consideration and requesting immediate approval to spread the word faster on social media and in coherent fashion. There should be few unique and attractive banners which every IV member should like and share. There should be atleast 100,000 likes in next 10 days.


Proposed Action Items
1) Create 2 or 3 attractive and consice JPG images (banners) canvassing the FAIRNESS AND FREEDOM MARCH in San Jose. Upload this banner on immigration voice facebook page.
2) Request all the IV members and patron to like it and share it. Requesting all to spread the word.
3) Spread the word on twitter. Use Immigration Voice's twitter handle.

What is needed in IV core team is a Marketing Guru who is specialized in Social Media. This fight cannot succeed without social media. Please, please make sure to use a coherent approach. Everybody should spread and share same JPG image to create a brand effect instead of staring their own post.

:):D:):D:):D:):D:):D

pappu
08-06-2012, 01:24 PM
:):D:):D:):D:):D:):D
No GRASSROOTS movement can be successful in this age without spreading the word in SOCIAL MEDIA. Where is the immigration voice page in facebook. I see only 258 likes for the page itself. Where is the flyer for the FAIRNESS AND FREEDOM MARCH in facebook. Below are Proposed action items for IV core teams consideration and requesting immediate approval to spread the word faster on social media and in coherent fashion. There should be few unique and attractive banners which every IV member should like and share. There should be atleast 100,000 likes in next 10 days.


Proposed Action Items
1) Create 2 or 3 attractive and consice JPG images (banners) canvassing the FAIRNESS AND FREEDOM MARCH in San Jose. Upload this banner on immigration voice facebook page.
2) Request all the IV members and patron to like it and share it. Requesting all to spread the word.
3) Spread the word on twitter. Use Immigration Voice's twitter handle.

What is needed in IV core team is a Marketing Guru who is specialized in Social Media. This fight cannot succeed without social media. Please, please make sure to use a coherent approach. Everybody should spread and share same JPG image to create a brand effect instead of staring their own post.

:):D:):D:):D:):D:):D
Thanks for your thoughts.
Please contact StarsunII asap to volunteer in our publicity efforts. We need experts like yourself to make this event successful.

bpratap
08-06-2012, 01:49 PM
I am in.

rgulatius
08-06-2012, 02:10 PM
Have sent emails to my contacts, will be there to support.

digital2k
08-06-2012, 02:16 PM
Everyone from Bay Area and California
Letus get ready for action.
Please get in touch with local chapter.

Suva
08-06-2012, 02:21 PM
Sent email to one of my friends who stays near this area.

bigboy007
08-06-2012, 03:26 PM
we need atleast 10000*2 responses... ppl watching what are you still thinking ? please come forward and support yourself.

dudes2006
08-06-2012, 03:32 PM
I will be there.

Go IV Go !!!!

sunny2007
08-06-2012, 03:43 PM
we need atleast 10000*2 responses... ppl watching what are you still thinking ? please come forward and support yourself.

Please provide more details about the venue ASAP. Will go around and personally invite more Indians/Chinese for this rally.

Can I invite Americans and others too who support our cause ?

sage2006
08-06-2012, 03:53 PM
Please RSVP and confirm your participation in the rally. LInk is on top left of IV main page as well as on the first post of this thread. We need this info for our large team of volunteers to coordinate the logistics and planning.
If possible please add the RSVP to 2012 rally link to all your profile signatures.

flthere
08-06-2012, 04:12 PM
Bring in another friend along with me .. confirmed. Just RSVP'd as well.

cnag
08-06-2012, 04:17 PM
I am coming from Texas. Bringing in another friend. Flight tickets already booked. Also reaching out to friends in Bay Area.

virat
08-06-2012, 04:24 PM
Go IV go!!!
Will be there with me family to support.

SGP
08-06-2012, 04:29 PM
Please provide more details about the venue ASAP. Will go around and personally invite more Indians/Chinese for this rally.

Can I invite Americans and others too who support our cause ?

As long as they support our cause. I do not see any issue for not having them.

new_horizon
08-06-2012, 04:57 PM
I'll be there on Aug 25th. Already booked my flights. Wondering if there's any host willing to accomodate for Aug 24th night.

Is there any means of transportation from SFO to the rally venue? Locals, pls provide info. Thanks.

rpathativ
08-06-2012, 05:10 PM
I will be attending this Rally along with friends and families. I already communicated this thread to all of my friends and colleagues. Hope we will see the big crowed for this Rally.

seahawks
08-06-2012, 06:48 PM
booked flight tickets for the rally. Me, my wife and my 2 year old son will be there to support IV!

bibliophile2020
08-06-2012, 09:08 PM
Jai Ho brothers and sisters,
I cannot attend the rally on August 25th as I am working on that day. Yes I work on Saturday. Itís too late to arrange for someone to cover me. I am contributing $500 for arrangements for the rally. This is in addition to $1000 + contributed to the cause so far. Hum Honge Kamyaaab. I am proud to be part of this historic and defining movement.
You just made a payment of $500.00 USD
Paid to
Immigration Voice
donations@immigrationvoice.org
850-391-4966
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 8381128351885110H

forever_waiting
08-07-2012, 02:37 AM
I will be there and currently trying to get along a big group of friends.
Cmon folks...when it comes to throwing out opinions and ideas on anything and everything about the bill or about immigration, people post at rapid pace but when it comes to actually doing something productive, why is everyone silent?? IV has done its part, its our turn now. Speak up and act up.

forever_waiting
08-07-2012, 02:45 AM
Well Said.

Time to come together. Let's all plan on being there even if we have to fly across the country. This is the moment we need to pull ourselves together and participate in the final push.

Do not think that someone else will do it on your behalf. You need to be part of it. Those who attended the advocacy days will tell you that it was a great feeling to be part of the process.

This is even simpler tHan that. Just show up and walk with thousands of others supporting the cause. The strength is in the numbers.

Plan on being there and get all your friends who are in the same boat. This is the difference between fairness and being unfairly made to wait decades. If you are frustrated about the current wait, make sure you participate in this rally.

Remember if you don't participate, only you are to blame. Do not find any excuses for not attending. If someone gave you a million dollars will you use the same excuse to not go and miss the million? If not, show up for the rally.

Get your friends and family too. IV will take care of the arrangements. You just need to show up.

Spread the word. Be there. Bring fairness to the system. Together we will win.

lostcause2007
08-07-2012, 03:34 AM
Very nice experiences from the 2007 rally.Thanks a lot for sharing :).
Looking forward even more now to being at the Fairness and Freedom rally.

Below are some experiences and wonderful memories shared by IV members right after the massive and hugely successful IV rally in September 2007 (Washington D.C).

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-2.html#post169620

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-3.html#post169676

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-3.html#post169732

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-3.html#post169730

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-7.html#post170309

Join us on August 25th, 2012. Let us re-create the magic!

pak
08-07-2012, 08:10 AM
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pak
08-07-2012, 08:12 AM
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pappu
08-07-2012, 08:19 AM
ACTION ITEM:

Please help with the publicity of the rally.
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/3556921-post953.html

arun_ramani
08-07-2012, 08:28 AM
I think the poster needs to be edited (font changed) at the bottom. The words are truncated. Please update and repost it.

sanjay
08-07-2012, 08:33 AM
Pappu,

Why in San Jose? Why not in Washington DC? Don't you think the impact and media coverage would be more if march is organized in DC rather than anywhere in the country?

Just a thought.


Please book your tickets today. We want every immigration voice member from everywhere in the country in San Jose on 25th. No exceptions . No excuses.

This is make or break event for HR3012. Your presence is very critical.

pappu
08-07-2012, 08:41 AM
We need volunteers ASAP to help out with the preparation of the Rally. We need time commitment from people who can spare some time .We in the core team have been taking time off from work, traveling to DC, used up our vacation time, doing late night work till 3 AM, working on weekends for the last 6 months. We are stretched very thin and really need help. It could be 1 hr to 8 hrs each day . The tasks will be based on your interests and expertise. There are a lot of areas like media, publicity, logistics, etc etc where help is needed.

Please contact StarSunII (Ritu) to help out. She will be posting shortly on the thread. Email her at ritu@immigrationvoice.org

or

Call her at
202-386-6250

ASAP

pappu
08-07-2012, 08:42 AM
Pappu,

Why in San Jose? Why not in Washington DC? Don't you think the impact and media coverage would be more if march is organized in DC rather than anywhere in the country?

Just a thought.

There are several reasons due to the kind of meetings and advocacy work we have been doing in the background. It is the best place at this time if we want the bill become the law asap.

pappu
08-07-2012, 08:48 AM
I think the poster needs to be edited (font changed) at the bottom. The words are truncated. Please update and repost it.

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/0/06/San_jose_rally_2012.pdf

ascetic
08-07-2012, 08:54 AM
Pappu, it is still clipped at the bottom. Nearly 5 characters missing from the bottom of the poster. Thanks.

StarSunII
08-07-2012, 08:56 AM
We need volunteers ASAP to help out with the preparation of the Rally. We need time commitment from people who can spare some time .We in the core team have been taking time off from work, traveling to DC, used up our vacation time, doing late night work till 3 AM, working on weekends for the last 6 months. We are stretched very thin and really need help. It could be 1 hr to 8 hrs each day . The tasks will be based on your interests and expertise. There are a lot of areas like media, publicity, logistics, etc etc where help is needed.

Please contact StarSunII (Ritu) to help out. She will be posting shortly on the thread. Email her at ritu@immigrationvoice.org

or

Call her at
202-386-6250

ASAP
I will be coordinating volunteers for the Rally.
Call me on (202) 386-6250.
Or, drop me a line at ritu@immigrationvoice.org
There are several things that need immediate attention and I look forward to hearing from you!

coopheal
08-07-2012, 09:08 AM
Bought the air tickets. Will be there.

TO BE OR NO TO BE
08-07-2012, 10:02 AM
We will be there from NJ and contributed $200 for the rally...

needhelp!
08-07-2012, 10:56 AM
Core members, your perserverance and hard work continues to amaze and inspire! Hope I can be a small help in this big undertaking. Wishing us all the success for the Rally.

srij
08-07-2012, 11:00 AM
I am from NJ. I will be there at the rally. Planning to be reach there on the day of the rally. Has contributed $400 in one time payments and is currently subscribed for 6 months donation. Go IV!

gcebanil
08-07-2012, 11:19 AM
Contributed 100$ just now.. will join you guys out there.

smitin_2000
08-07-2012, 12:40 PM
I will be there and also I will contact my friends and try to get them at the march as well.
GO IV...

PavanV
08-07-2012, 01:05 PM
I will be there and bring my family as well....

tracka
08-07-2012, 01:17 PM
I am from NJ. I will be there at the rally. Planning to be reach there on the day of the rally. Has contributed $400 in one time payments and is currently subscribed for 6 months donation. Go IV!

Anybody planning to book Airline ickets to San Jose, This link might be useful. JetBlue has some deals available on Time

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srij
08-07-2012, 01:42 PM
Anybody planning to book Airline ickets to San Jose, This link might be useful. JetBlue has some deals available on Time

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The best prices were in southwest when we booked. If you choose "wanna get away" option, it gives very good rates. We got round trip for $366 apiece.

saabsi
08-07-2012, 01:49 PM
Are you stuck in Green Card Backlogs?

I think this should be highlighted to attract the attention when we posting this in restaurants and other places.

pappu
08-07-2012, 02:35 PM
Please post the link

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3093111-fairness-and-freedom-march-immigration-voice-rally-on-25th-august-in-san-jose-ca.html


On your Facebook wall. It will help spread the message to all our friends, friends of friends etc. The success of this rally (number of people) is going to be directly proportional to the success and early passage of the bill in Senate and House when Congress is back in session.

Chandini
08-07-2012, 02:40 PM
Any body going from Chicago Please email or send private message to the Rally ASAP.

StarSunII
08-07-2012, 02:51 PM
Everyone that has confirmed that they are attending the rally, please make sure that you are using the RSVP Rally Link to Register!

ImmigrationVoice.org - RSVP Form - IV Fairness and Freedom March - 25th August, 2012 (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80&Itemid=36)

seahawks
08-07-2012, 02:52 PM
Please post the link

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3093111-fairness-and-freedom-march-immigration-voice-rally-on-25th-august-in-san-jose-ca.html


On your Facebook wall. It will help spread the message to all our friends, friends of friends etc. The success of this rally (number of people) is going to be directly proportional to the success and early passage of the bill in Senate and House when Congress is back in session.

posted link in FB. Sent emails to all my friends and family, asked them to attend, contribute, spread the word and sponsor also. Will follow up again.

Today will start putting up posters in grocery stores, restaurants and other community areas.

mantagon
08-07-2012, 03:21 PM
...marching for Fairness & Freedom!

Go IV!

sijinkj
08-07-2012, 03:59 PM
Will come with my family. Have send emails to friends.

apshodh
08-07-2012, 04:03 PM
:):D:):D
Is there a concrete strategy to involve and engage our Chinese friends who are also feeling the same pain as we are?

I do not see any Chinese aware of these rally. I do not see any efforts from our Chinese friends in support of HR3012.

Just imagine same number of our Chinese friends showing up on the rally on 25th August. Its basically going to double the number of people in rally. It is going to add to our show of strength and solidarity.

Please involve and engage our Chinese friends.

Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai

:):D:):D

gk_2000
08-07-2012, 04:20 PM
http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/0/06/San_jose_rally_2012.pdf

Pappu, it is still clipped at the bottom. Nearly 5 characters missing from the bottom of the poster. Thanks.

Expand bottom margin please! Or provide me the doc file and I will do it ..

smitin_2000
08-07-2012, 04:25 PM
Shared the link on Facebook to spread the message

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/fo...n-jose-ca.html (Fairness and Freedom March: Immigration Voice rally on 25th August in San Jose, CA)

GO IV...

praskar
08-07-2012, 04:38 PM
:):D:):D
Is there a concrete strategy to involve and engage our Chinese friends who are also feeling the same pain as we are?

I do not see any Chinese aware of these rally. I do not see any efforts from our Chinese friends in support of HR3012.

Just imagine same number of our Chinese friends showing up on the rally on 25th August. Its basically going to double the number of people in rally. It is going to add to our show of strength and solidarity.

Please involve and engage our Chinese friends.

Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai

:):D:):D

If someone who works in Sun, Cisco, etc. can fwd this email to the Asian (chinese) folks will be amazing. Thanks.

pappu
08-07-2012, 04:44 PM
:):D:):D
Is there a concrete strategy to involve and engage our Chinese friends who are also feeling the same pain as we are?

I do not see any Chinese aware of these rally. I do not see any efforts from our Chinese friends in support of HR3012.

Just imagine same number of our Chinese friends showing up on the rally on 25th August. Its basically going to double the number of people in rally. It is going to add to our show of strength and solidarity.

Please involve and engage our Chinese friends.

Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai

:):D:):D

If you have co-workers from china nationality, please inform them. If anyone stuck in backlogs is from china reading this, please post on your language forums and extend the invitation from immigration voice to join us in the rally.

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forever_waiting
08-07-2012, 05:22 PM
Looks good now.

Expand bottom margin please! Or provide me the doc file and I will do it ..

gk_2000
08-07-2012, 06:34 PM
Looks good now.

Please provide me the MS word version. I will get it translated to mandarin

cnag
08-07-2012, 07:07 PM
I got commitment from a friend that he is going to attend along with his family so +2

apshodh
08-07-2012, 07:28 PM
:):D:):D

Here is the list of prominent and highly successful INDIAN and CHINESE people in Silicon Valley. Their support for this noble cause will add a great weight to our rally. The government will be all ears when these people are present among us. If you have any contact with these people, please invite them to the rally.

Also the Marketing arm of IV should make sure to publicize their visit by clicking their pictures and taking videos. This should be shown in the news and their support to our cause should be made public and well known.

Eminent Indian Personalities
- Vinod Khosla
- Vish Mishra
- Rob Chandra
- Vinod Dham
- Padmasree Warrior
- Amit Singhal
- Prith Banerjee
- Vivek Wadhwa
- Anand Rajaraman
- Naveen Jain


Eminent Chinese Personalities
- Lei Jun, CEO, Xiaomi
- Jerry Yang , co-founder, Yahoo
- ADD MORE !

:):D:):D

pappu
08-07-2012, 08:15 PM
:):D:):D

Here is the list of prominent and highly successful INDIAN and CHINESE people in Silicon Valley. Their support for this noble cause will add a great weight to our rally. The government will be all ears when these people are present among us. If you have any contact with these people, please invite them to the rally.

Also the Marketing arm of IV should make sure to publicize their visit by clicking their pictures and taking videos. This should be shown in the news and their support to our cause should be made public and well known.

Eminent Indian Personalities
- Vinod Khosla
- Vish Mishra
- Rob Chandra
- Vinod Dham
- Padmasree Warrior
- Amit Singhal
- Prith Banerjee
- Vivek Wadhwa
- Anand Rajaraman
- Naveen Jain


Eminent Chinese Personalities
- Lei Jun, CEO, Xiaomi
- Jerry Yang , co-founder, Yahoo
- ADD MORE !

:):D:):D

Could you please message me urgently on info@immigrationvoice.org with your contact information so that you can help out with publicity efforts. We need volunteers to help out with all ideas and make this rally successful.

The Alchemist
08-07-2012, 08:26 PM
Please contact info@immigrationvoice.org with your details as we need volunteers who can provide live video feeds of the rally

Could you please message me urgently on info@immigrationvoice.org with your contact information so that you can help out with publicity efforts. We need volunteers to help out with all ideas and make this rally successful.

mantagon
08-07-2012, 09:59 PM
...and looking forward to being an active part in the fight for fairness!

...marching for Fairness & Freedom!

Go IV!

sripk
08-07-2012, 10:02 PM
I have unlimited data plan so can use it for the coverage.

seahawks
08-07-2012, 10:05 PM
courtesy my wife

Image:IV flyers 2012 3.pdf - Immigration Wiki (http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/index.php/Image:IV_flyers_2012_3.pdf)

Image:IV flyers 2012 1.pdf - Immigration Wiki (http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/index.php/Image:IV_flyers_2012_1.pdf)

Image:IV flyers 2012 2.pdf - Immigration Wiki (http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/index.php/Image:IV_flyers_2012_2.pdf)

seahawks
08-07-2012, 10:08 PM
...and looking forward to being an active part in the fight for fairness!

sweet, don't forget to RSVP too from the link

kumar700
08-07-2012, 11:01 PM
Is any one knows chinese Bay Area site names similar to sfindia.com ...

seahawks
08-07-2012, 11:58 PM
Is any one knows chinese Bay Area site names similar to sfindia.com ...

Chinese Institute of Engineers -- SF/Bay Area Chapter (http://www.cie-sf.org/index.php?page=past_press_release)

Chinese Groups - Silicon Valley & San Francisco Bay Area Directory (http://www.goto-silicon-valley.com/guide/groups/ethnic/asia/china/index.shtml)

seahawks
08-08-2012, 12:55 AM
I have been hitting my friends in Facebook, emailing them, calling them out. They are also affected by all this, but seemed so cold, so now started calling each one of them. Phone calls are slowly gaining traction... guys if you face the same, try making calls, they work much better.

seahawks
08-08-2012, 01:27 AM
yes +1, Friend agreed to attend rally. Anyone else from Seattle. Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks, Nordstorm, Expedia, Google, Facebook, Zynga,,I am sure there are many of us are affected and care deeply for this, please come and join us for the rally

spiderman
08-08-2012, 03:07 AM
URGENT NEED:

Trying to organize a group from Seattle with air tickets, accommodation and local transportation.

1. What time and place are we meeting in San Jose?

2. When can I plan our return to Seattle?

Also, any other Seattlites interested in joining, please reply to me.

makusa70
08-08-2012, 03:16 AM
Yes +my friend(s). from seattle , Car pool also works for me..

mantagon
08-08-2012, 07:09 AM
...already done RSVP.

sweet, don't forget to RSVP too from the link

seahawks
08-08-2012, 08:20 AM
URGENT NEED:

Trying to organize a group from Seattle with air tickets, accommodation and local transportation.

1. What time and place are we meeting in San Jose?

2. When can I plan our return to Seattle?

Also, any other Seattlites interested in joining, please reply to me.

12:00 noon to 7 pm is the mandatory window we should be there. Reaching there earlier will help with on the ground volunteering to prep.

we have booked our tickets but pm me. More people will come if the have options.

needhelp!
08-08-2012, 09:06 AM
+2 from Texas. Booked the tickets. See you all there!

pappu
08-08-2012, 09:45 AM
bump

seahawks
08-08-2012, 10:58 AM
+2 from Texas. Booked the tickets. See you all there!


sweet.. look forward to seeing you guys there.

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08-08-2012, 11:38 AM
I believe banner and signs should be a more organized effort on what to write and what to print. We need to send the right message and have this really vetted. For the DC rally, IV provided all of this, for this time around I am not sure what the plan is, but before we start making our own, would like to see what IV has in mind for this.

psaxena
08-08-2012, 11:52 AM
I will be coming from phoenix.

apshodh
08-08-2012, 12:19 PM
Chinese Institute of Engineers -- SF/Bay Area Chapter (http://www.cie-sf.org/index.php?page=past_press_release)

Chinese Groups - Silicon Valley & San Francisco Bay Area Directory (http://www.goto-silicon-valley.com/guide/groups/ethnic/asia/china/index.shtml)

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pappu
08-08-2012, 12:52 PM
New Posters uploaded
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3093111-fairness-and-freedom-march-immigration-voice-rally-on-25th-august-in-san-jose-ca.html#post3556812

mallina
08-08-2012, 01:15 PM
I would suggest all of us use the attached jpeg image as a profile picture on all our personal profiles on every social networking site (facebook,twitter,google...) starting today.

needhelp!
08-08-2012, 01:36 PM
I would suggest all of us use the attached jpeg image as a profile picture on all our personal profiles on every social networking site (facebook,twitter,google...) starting today.

This will be good if all IV members do it.

saabsi
08-08-2012, 01:37 PM
I talked to many people and they have no idea about HR3012. Is it possible to add the word "GREEN CARD" to all the poster headers so that it will attract attention of people who have no idea about it. something like this:

--------- STUCK WITH GREEN CARD BACKLOG????? -------

JOIN THE FAIRNESS AND FREEDOM MARCH ON AUG 25th AT SAN JOSE

seahawks
08-08-2012, 01:44 PM
I would suggest all of us use the attached jpeg image as a profile picture on all our personal profiles on every social networking site (facebook,twitter,google...) starting today.

done, updated my FB profile picture with this.

pappu
08-08-2012, 01:52 PM
I talked to many people and they have no idea about HR3012. Is it possible to add the word "GREEN CARD" to all the poster headers so that it will attract attention of people who have no idea about it. something like this:

--------- STUCK WITH GREEN CARD BACKLOG????? -------

JOIN THE FAIRNESS AND FREEDOM MARCH ON AUG 25th AT SAN JOSE

There is now a third design that is for green card backlog as title

saabsi
08-08-2012, 02:02 PM
Thanks a lot Pappu!

The Alchemist
08-08-2012, 02:31 PM
All members are requested to update their signature.

Copy the code in the attached file and paste it in the signature field available here --> Click on this link to Edit Signature (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/profile.php?do=editsignature)

Thanks!

pappu
08-08-2012, 02:37 PM
All members are requested to update their signature.

Copy the code in the attached file and paste it in the signature field available here --> Click on this link to Edit Signature (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/profile.php?do=editsignature)

Thanks!

Thanks

Gravitation
08-08-2012, 02:39 PM
For the last rally we had a thread matching sponsors with attendees. Shouldn't we have the same here? I'm sure some supporters are lacking in time and others lacking in financial resources. Matching them should improve attendance.

waitingnwaiting
08-08-2012, 02:52 PM
For the last rally we had a thread matching sponsors with attendees. Shouldn't we have the same here? I'm sure some supporters are lacking in time and others lacking in financial resources. Matching them should improve attendance.

I think every legal high skill immigrant can afford few hundred dollars to come to the rally and increase their chances of getting a greencard. We pay more than 3 thousand just to renew H1B or thousand just to renew our EAD to lawyers. We pay $250 only to talk for 15 minutes with a lawyer, so why can't we spend few hundred on something that only benefits us? I believe those coming to the rally are the ones that want Greencard. Those not coming are the ones that do not want greencard or are low skilled earning below US poverty line.

Gravitation
08-08-2012, 03:04 PM
...why can't we spend few hundred...

We can, but that's not my point.

gsudheer17
08-08-2012, 03:05 PM
Hi,

We are expecting a baby very soon. Myself and my husband cannot participate in the rally.
My small contribution $100.

Transaction ID: 4YP0770641153651X

I am printing the posters and distributing it all the Indian/Chines in my apartment.
also posted it in all the near by Indian store.

looivy
08-08-2012, 04:21 PM
Looking at the demand , you can clearly see the sorry state of EB2 I/C and EB3 India, China Mexico and Phillipines because of numerical cap.

http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/EmploymentDemandUsedForCutOffDates.pdf

lostcause2007
08-08-2012, 04:29 PM
Great images from the 2007 rally! Thanks for sharing. Everyone here should take a look

Below are some experiences and wonderful memories shared by IV members right after the massive and hugely successful IV rally in September 2007 (Washington D.C).

Immigration Voice rally in DC - Live updates (http://dcrally.blogspot.com/)

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-2.html#post169620

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-3.html#post169676
Great pics/videos from 2007 rally. Thanks for sharing!

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-3.html#post169732

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-3.html#post169730

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel-7.html#post170309

Join us on August 25th, 2012. Let us re-create the magic!

seahawks
08-08-2012, 05:15 PM
I think every legal high skill immigrant can afford few hundred dollars to come to the rally and increase their chances of getting a greencard. We pay more than 3 thousand just to renew H1B or thousand just to renew our EAD to lawyers. We pay $250 only to talk for 15 minutes with a lawyer, so why can't we spend few hundred on something that only benefits us? I believe those coming to the rally are the ones that want Greencard. Those not coming are the ones that do not want greencard or are low skilled earning below US poverty line.

yes, that's not the point. We need to use every available resource to get people to come. The intent is to get more people to come, whatever motivates them, whatever situations they are in, we can't generalize. Lets do our best together and get as many of our members out there.

smitin_2000
08-08-2012, 05:59 PM
I was able to convince +2 friends to join the march, and continuously trying to get more friends to join march on 25th August.

GO IV...

sunny2007
08-08-2012, 06:13 PM
I was able to convince +2 friends to join the march, and continuously trying to get more friends to join march on 25th August.

GO IV... Can someone tell how many rsvp'd for the event ? I pinged more than 30 Indians for support and only 5 showed interest to show up (out of which 3 already have green card ) ..I'm very disappointed but will go out door to door in next few days and will keep reminding the fence sitters ( who want to sit @ home and watch tamasha @ 10 pm news).

seahawks
08-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Can someone tell how many rsvp'd for the event ? I pinged more than 30 Indians for support and only 5 showed interest to show up (out of which 3 already have green card ) ..I'm very disappointed but will go out door to door in next few days and will keep reminding the fence sitters ( who want to sit @ home and watch tamasha @ 10 pm news).

don't lose heart, persistence will win, your efforts will definitely pay off. If things were easy then life would have no meaning. Keep up the hard work.

seahawks
08-08-2012, 06:58 PM
Please don't forget to update your signatures, there are lots of new comers who are visiting the site would need information they don't have, updating your signature is important for people to find information easily.

sunny2007
08-08-2012, 07:20 PM
Yes added the signature.

sripk
08-08-2012, 07:58 PM
Hi, I looked at the pdf flyers to print and noticed that it has typo error with word fix. Can you please fix this and resend the links to pdf?

Thanks!

pappu
08-08-2012, 08:15 PM
Hi, I looked at the pdf flyers to print and noticed that it has typo error with word fix. Can you please fix this and resend the links to pdf?

Thanks!

Which flyer? I do not see any typo

cnag
08-08-2012, 08:35 PM
Done

greencard.wait
08-08-2012, 08:45 PM
Hi guys,

which network coming for coverage.. CNN? FOX ?

Thanks,

pappu
08-08-2012, 08:59 PM
Hi guys,

which network coming for coverage.. CNN? FOX ?

Thanks,

This time I am sure thousands of people will be available for H.R. 3012 rally in washington DC if IV team initiate. This will sure give more media attention to this bill.

Your comments / Thoughts

We look forward to seeing you in San Jose. Please RSVP asap.

Gandhi_Mihir
08-08-2012, 09:11 PM
Spreading this message to all friends and asking them to join. Will try my best to join this.

Gandhi_Mihir
08-08-2012, 09:15 PM
Is there any facebook page for ImmigrationVoice or this Rally on 25th?? That will be easier to spread. I already sent emails to various friends.

The Alchemist
08-08-2012, 09:18 PM
We are on FB, Twitter & Google+

Check out the links below

Gandhi_Mihir
08-08-2012, 09:32 PM
Got it! Thank you..

The Alchemist
08-08-2012, 10:00 PM
All members are requested to visit the Facebook & Google+ pages (see links in the signature below), download the banner images and use them on your own FB timelines & G+ profiles ASAP.

Thanks to our volunteer siddu999 for an outstanding job at creating these.

makusa70
08-08-2012, 11:31 PM
I guess we can use - USTREAM, You're On. Free LIVE VIDEO Streaming, Online Broadcasts. Create webcasts, live stream videos on the Internet. Live streaming videos, TV shows (http://www.ustream.tv/) live stream our event and we can stream from
iPhone/iPad/Android devices.

psaxena
08-09-2012, 12:41 AM
Today i reached out to temple in my city and got a good success, and i would suggest others to do same.

I approached one of the temple here and spoke to them and explained about immigrationvoice and the work done by the IV. They were not only willing to put the flyers but actually asked to address the gathering and promised to help in reaching out to as many they can in the community.

I would suggest everyone should try to reach to the trustees of the temples and urge them to help. Most of them i believe will help us out. Also target janamashtami as most of the crowd will come to temple for pooja and stuff.

Robert Kumar
08-09-2012, 05:02 AM
I'll be there, booking my tickets. Coming from Newark, NJ.
It is now or never.

pak
08-09-2012, 06:45 AM
I will be distributing IV flyers in NYC on August 19th and thought members can utilize the opportunity to spread the word.

pappu
08-09-2012, 06:47 AM
Today i reached out to temple in my city and got a good success, and i would suggest others to do same.

I approached one of the temple here and spoke to them and explained about immigrationvoice and the work done by the IV. They were not only willing to put the flyers but actually asked to address the gathering and promised to help in reaching out to as many they can in the community.

I would suggest everyone should try to reach to the trustees of the temples and urge them to help. Most of them i believe will help us out. Also target janamashtami as most of the crowd will come to temple for pooja and stuff.

Thank you. We request everyone to take initiatives with their ideas to spread the message. We need people from every state coming for ths event.

indrachat_75
08-09-2012, 06:51 AM
Any one from Atlanta attending ?

green_mile
08-09-2012, 09:50 AM
I live in an apartment, where we have approximately 25 indian families living and couple of chinese families too. yesterday I personally called each family and invited them for a potluck this weekend , we do this kind of thing once in a while for no reason, and for sure every year to celebrate Diwali.

I already printed the posters and planning to explain every one about the freedom march and urge every one to attend and also contact their friends and families across the nation to attend the rally.

I am suggesting every one to come up with your own ideas to out reach the families and friends to attend this rally memorable in the history of EB immigration. This is our only chance and let us fight with every thing we have.

Let us show our strength , law makers should understand there is a huge problem and that needs to be fixed. If we do not come out and show our numbers they think it is a problem of few but not for many.

Rish
08-09-2012, 10:43 AM
Had supported IV in 2010 and have been a passive member since then. I had been out of the country for 4 months due to a personal tragedy and couldnít support when HR3012 bill passed in the house. Seeing the NEVER GIVE UP attitude of IV members, I decided to attend the Freedom and Fairness March with my wife and daughter to express our support. I will be travelling from New Jersey and just booked my tickets.

I have unlimited text and internet plan and IV can use my phone for streaming any videos during the rally.

MarkVikki
08-09-2012, 11:05 AM
Just my 2 cents....please request your american friends to join the rally

seahawks
08-09-2012, 12:11 PM
Rally flyers up in Bellevue/Redmond (WA) Indian grocery stores, Fred Myers and cross roads mall. If any of you visit these places to buy groceries or hang out, please talk to by standers and make them aware. I happened to talk to many of them yesterday, most of them are shy to look at it when you are standing, so you need to do the soliciting part. Irony is they think we are selling and then they finally understand, its theirs to lose.

Its really an humbling experience, but really proud to do something for a cause.

forever_waiting
08-09-2012, 12:51 PM
Everyone who is coming to the rally..PLEASE RSVP. there is a big link on the top left of main page itself.

MarkVikki
08-09-2012, 12:59 PM
Another idea:

Rally organizers should speak to all the companies who are lobbying for HR 3012....and request them to send their representatives to join the rally

pappu
08-09-2012, 01:28 PM
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/3556812-post4.html

Has some cards in 5x7 format that you can print and put them on cars in parking lot or hand over to people in public places

seahawks
08-09-2012, 01:38 PM
Everyone who is coming to the rally..PLEASE RSVP. there is a big link on the top left of main page itself.

Please update signatures too please. Thanks

pak
08-09-2012, 01:50 PM
Those who can not attend due to unavoidable reasons, please donate...

Subscription number: S-9E9607898K773004W $25 for 12 month.

pappu
08-09-2012, 05:16 PM
There has been some development. An important announcement is coming shortly.

The Alchemist
08-09-2012, 05:40 PM
We've already checked it out and do plan on using this as well as Google+ Hangouts on the Air.

I guess we can use - USTREAM live stream our event and we can stream from
iPhone/iPad/Android devices.

operas
08-09-2012, 06:57 PM
There has been some development. An important announcement is coming shortly.

Holding my breath .. hope we have some good news..

PavanV
08-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

rajeev_achary
08-09-2012, 07:13 PM
There has been some development. An important announcement is coming shortly.

Cool, Waiting for the Good News

sunny2007
08-09-2012, 10:13 PM
There has been some development. An important announcement is coming shortly. Are we changing the rally to SFO instead ? :D

sunny2007
08-09-2012, 11:38 PM
Are we changing the rally to SFO instead ? :D I'm not sure if lots of people will be able attend during Labor day week as they might have existing travel plans.

forever_waiting
08-10-2012, 02:09 AM
Labor day is Sep 3rd..the previous weekend. So we are good.

I'm not sure if lots of people will be able attend during Labor day week as they might have existing travel plans.

pappu
08-10-2012, 11:58 AM
Updated posters are uploaded

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/3556812-post4.html

Action Item for the weekend:
Please use this weekend to make multiple printouts and post them in your town.

pappu
08-11-2012, 12:42 PM
1 more poster added. Thanks Vishal.
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/3556812-post4.html

pappu
08-11-2012, 07:33 PM
Please post information about the rally in your State Chapter google and yahoo groups.

Please also post on your internal message boards, community email list, google groups, other websites etc.

franklin
08-12-2012, 11:13 AM
Just for old times' sake!

seahawks
08-12-2012, 11:16 AM
Just for old times' sake!

sweet, looking forward to!

kumar700
08-12-2012, 12:19 PM
Is there any website where we can order flyers to print bigger size. More like 1/2 size of movie posters.

seahawks
08-12-2012, 03:20 PM
Is there any website where we can order flyers to print bigger size. More like 1/2 size of movie posters.

Kinko's should be able to help with that and is faster

smp_king
08-12-2012, 07:24 PM
I cannot be there due to work commitments. I'm contributing $100 towards the rally.

Transaction ID:
78H61874LC233862C

seahawks
08-12-2012, 08:32 PM
I cannot be there due to work commitments. I'm contributing $100 towards the rally.

Transaction ID:
78H61874LC233862C

bummer we will miss you, if you can spread the word around and get more people to come, that would be great. Thanks for contributing.

gk_2000
08-12-2012, 09:09 PM
There has been some development. An important announcement is coming shortly.

will you be announcing it later today?

ascetic
08-12-2012, 10:41 PM
will you be announcing it later today?

You have quoted Pappu what he typed on 9th Aug. That is the one with rest to the postponement of the dates.

kutts76
08-13-2012, 11:41 PM
I plan to be in San Jose on September 8 to attend the rally. However we have not much information on how this rally will be organized, who is coordinating etc. Request IV officials to send an email with above details to all those who RSVP for the rally.

I plan to be in San Jose on September 8 to attend the rally. However we have not much information on how this rally will be organized, who is coordinating etc. Request IV officials to send an email with above details to all those who RSVP for the rally.

manchala
08-14-2012, 02:24 PM
bump

seahawks
08-14-2012, 06:51 PM
I plan to be in San Jose on September 8 to attend the rally. However we have not much information on how this rally will be organized, who is coordinating etc. Request IV officials to send an email with above details to all those who RSVP for the rally.

I plan to be in San Jose on September 8 to attend the rally. However we have not much information on how this rally will be organized, who is coordinating etc. Request IV officials to send an email with above details to all those who RSVP for the rally.

Please contact Ritu at ritu@immigrationvoice.org. She needs volunteers to help with lots of logistics, planning and organizing. The event starts at 10 am in San Jose. Flyers are out and the updates are available in this thread.

seahawks
08-14-2012, 06:56 PM
bump

Folks please update your signatures to match mine, so that people who are new can easily get to all the threads by clicking on the links in our signatures. Thanks much.

seahawks
08-15-2012, 11:17 AM
Independence day...
Its not about posting a flag and hitting likes. Its to value the hard work and many sacrifices people made for a nation to be free. Wake up and join a movement. You know the employment based Immigration System is not fair to you. Why would you not express yourself in attending the rally?

Todays status from my FB.

seahawks
08-15-2012, 11:37 AM
It Never Matters When we Start or Where we Begin; All it matters is how we Finish - FINISH STRONG.
Please support and participate in the rally actively to make a difference for all of us!

mantagon
08-15-2012, 01:06 PM
What fun being a passive spectator to all the efforts to bring fairness to this broken system, when in fact, IV has created a platform for each one of us to be active?

The answer is obvious, in't it?


Independence day...
Its not about posting a flag and hitting likes. Its to value the hard work and many sacrifices people made for a nation to be free. Wake up and join a movement. You know the employment based Immigration System is not fair to you. Why would you not express yourself in attending the rally?

Todays status from my FB.

needhelp!
08-15-2012, 02:25 PM
It takes a certain courage to come out and do something about an issue. We all have it in us, and whats to lose? IV has done all the hard work. All we have to do is show up and have our friends show up..

nikunjshreya
08-15-2012, 03:19 PM
I live in Fremont and can accommodate a small family . please let me know whom to talk about it ? I can also pickup same from oakland airport.

mantagon
08-15-2012, 03:34 PM
...believe you already have your green card, yet continue to be active here and going to the rally! Awe-inspiring! People like you make this world a better place...

Folks, even an iota of inspiration will help...stop maintaining a status quo...come out of your comfort zone and show some zeal...

It takes a certain courage to come out and do something about an issue. We all have it in us, and whats to lose? IV has done all the hard work. All we have to do is show up and have our friends show up..

gcebanil
08-15-2012, 04:01 PM
I live in Fremont and can accommodate a small family . please let me know whom to talk about it ? I can also pickup same from oakland airport.

Hi, I am coming alone on Friday and will leave on Saturday night, would you kindly help me out ?

apshodh
08-15-2012, 07:24 PM
:):D:):D

On 16th and 18th August, Fremont city (part of Bay Area, very near to San Jose, CA) is going to celebrate Indian Independence day. Every year, Fremont which has very very huge Indian population celebrates Indian Independence day with great fervor, pomp and pageantry. I belive a couple thousand Indians get together and celebrate.

Here is the link to the event --> 2012 Festival of India and Parade | Fremont | FunCheapSF (http://sf.funcheap.com/festival-india-parade-fremont/)

This is a very good opportunity to Market and canvass about this rally. I will not be able to go because of other compulsions. If any body is going, please carry few hundred printouts of San Jose rally flyers and distribute. Please spread the message.

This is a unique opportunity to spread the word among Indian brothers and sisters.

:):D:):D

mantagon
08-16-2012, 09:05 AM
...hopefully, several folks can make this their action item and follow through.

Apshodh, I'm sure you must have talked about this to your friends who may be able to do this, since you cannot!

Thanks for the great idea!:)

:):D:):D

On 16th and 18th August, Fremont city (part of Bay Area, very near to San Jose, CA) is going to celebrate Indian Independence day. Every year, Fremont which has very very huge Indian population celebrates Indian Independence day with great fervor, pomp and pageantry. I belive a couple thousand Indians get together and celebrate.

Here is the link to the event --> 2012 Festival of India and Parade | Fremont | FunCheapSF (http://sf.funcheap.com/festival-india-parade-fremont/)

This is a very good opportunity to Market and canvass about this rally. I will not be able to go because of other compulsions. If any body is going, please carry few hundred printouts of San Jose rally flyers and distribute. Please spread the message.

This is a unique opportunity to spread the word among Indian brothers and sisters.

:):D:):D

MarkVikki
08-16-2012, 09:22 AM
...hopefully, several folks can make this their action item and follow through.

Apshodh, I'm sure you must have talked about this to your friends who may be able to do this, since you cannot!

Thanks for the great idea!:)

This is a fantastic idea...

Guys..Rally organizers should contact the Fremont organizers and request them to announce about Sep 8th rally...Individuals trying to talk there doesn't work...
What an opportunity to invite a lot of people.

needhelp!
08-16-2012, 10:48 AM
...believe you already have your green card, yet continue to be active here and going to the rally! Awe-inspiring! People like you make this world a better place...

Folks, even an iota of inspiration will help...stop maintaining a status quo...come out of your comfort zone and show some zeal...


Actually, its the other way around. Its an honor being associated with the awe-inspiring leaders that are driving this organization. May their kind flourish and grow!!

GCkiyaGanja
08-16-2012, 12:52 PM
Folks to avoid parking issues on September 8th , you can use VTA to SJ down town, Bay area locals might already be aware , but I thought this information would be handy nevertheless..there are free park n ride locations around the VTA routes which might help.

More info on park and ride lots Park and Rides Lots Map - Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (http://www.vta.org/services/park_ride.html)

For Schedules and Routes visit vta.org

apshodh
08-16-2012, 01:59 PM
Folks to avoid parking issues on September 8th , you can use VTA to SJ down town, Bay area locals might already be aware , but I thought this information would be handy nevertheless..there are free park n ride locations around the VTA routes which might help.

More info on park and ride lots Park and Rides Lots Map - Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (http://www.vta.org/services/park_ride.html)

For Schedules and Routes visit vta.org

VTA (Valley Trasportation Authority) runs buses as well as trains (it is called lightrails in bay area). The nearest light rail station to Circle of Palms is San Antonio light rail station --> San Antonio Station (0) (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=type:transit_station:%22San+Antonio+Statio n+(0)%22&ftid=0x808fccbb03bdddc1:0xc1efb77b66c2537a)

There also other bus stops near by. Please check it in the same link above. Use google maps to get route for public transportation (very handy to quickly search nearest and fastest public trasporation). Any questions about San Jose, please let me know.

Thanks

needhelp!
08-16-2012, 04:49 PM
Some flight deals for the Rally weekend:

$160 Phoenix <-> San Jose
$191 Seattle <-> San Jose
$211 Portland <-> San Jose
$300 Austin <-> San Jose


if you find another one, post it !

pappu
08-16-2012, 07:27 PM
Please post rally info in your state chapter forums and local craigs list, local desi sites, ethnic message boards etc.

spiderman
08-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Here are some more pamphlets we created:

Please Spread the word and get people to act!

If you sit on the side lines now and wait, we might all have to wait for YEARS!!

ACT! ACT! ACT!

https://picasaweb.google.com/pavank425/HR3012

mantagon
08-17-2012, 09:49 AM
...so who's gonna make it extra special...by committing to the rally?

Common friends, take the step forward, you'll be glad you did...

sanjuu
08-17-2012, 10:35 AM
Can someone direct me to what needs to be done for this. I saw it in one of the threads but not sure which one was that and at what page.

sanjuu
08-17-2012, 10:38 AM
Is there a local NJ chapter for Immigration Voice? I see thousands(probably in tens of thousands) of Indians taking trains from Metropark, NJ everyday and think will be a good place to seek donation and increase awareness. Is there someone who is thinking alike and want to join?

mantagon
08-17-2012, 11:00 AM
...http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3093140-san-jose-september-8th-2012-rally-donate-get-frequent-flyer-miles-3.html#post3557484

Thank you for being generous!

Can someone direct me to what needs to be done for this. I saw it in one of the threads but not sure which one was that and at what page.

seahawks
08-17-2012, 11:08 AM
Quote from One of my friends who moved out of the US. I feel he put it nicely when I reached out to him.

Even though I have no stake as I moved out of the U.S, I believe Immigration Voice is a great movement that has indeed helped move the Green Card process. A lot needs to be done still and the folks who wield the power need to made aware of the grim fact that if the Green Card process continues to move at a glacial pace, the US will have to contend with some of its best immigrant engineers (many of whom have received Masterís degrees from the best of the Universities all along the West and East coasts and the MidWest) will just look for greener pastures, either in their home countries or in other countries that give their qualifications the true credit they deserve.

Lawmakers should realize that while granting someone a green card is a privilege offered by the US, the US also enjoys the privilege of the services of hardworking immigrant men and women who contribute incredibly to the economy. Their experience and qualifications are strong enough that other countries will be more than happy to give them a place to settle along with endless lucrative opportunities.

dts
08-17-2012, 03:30 PM
Is there a local NJ chapter for Immigration Voice? I see thousands(probably in tens of thousands) of Indians taking trains from Metropark, NJ everyday and think will be a good place to seek donation and increase awareness. Is there someone who is thinking alike and want to join?

Hi sanjuu,
In fact, I and other member PAK already in talk about this.
Please contact ritu@immigrationvoice.org and send me PM.
We will coordinate efforts to handout thousnad of flyers on NJ stations.

dts
08-17-2012, 03:34 PM
Quote from One of my friends who moved out of the US. I feel he put it nicely when I reached out to him.

Even though I have no stake as I moved out of the U.S, I believe Immigration Voice is a great movement that has indeed helped move the Green Card process. A lot needs to be done still and the folks who wield the power need to made aware of the grim fact that if the Green Card process continues to move at a glacial pace, the US will have to contend with some of its best immigrant engineers (many of whom have received Masterís degrees from the best of the Universities all along the West and East coasts and the MidWest) will just look for greener pastures, either in their home countries or in other countries that give their qualifications the true credit they deserve.

Lawmakers should realize that while granting someone a green card is a privilege offered by the US, the US also enjoys the privilege of the services of hardworking immigrant men and women who contribute incredibly to the economy. Their experience and qualifications are strong enough that other countries will be more than happy to give them a place to settle along with endless lucrative opportunities.

Can you please put signature HTML code to copy and paste in ours?

kumar700
08-18-2012, 01:54 PM
admin: can't we have Rally discussion threads on top of other threads. if no one touches it then moves furthur down.

pappu
08-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Please start informing media about this even by following this simple action item that only takes 10 seconds
ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- Thousands of legal, high-skilled immigrants to march peacefully in Silicon Valley in support of H.R.3012 (http://www.capwiz.com/immigrationvoice/issues/alert/?alertid=61712501&type=ME)

gujju
08-19-2012, 09:28 AM
Our destiny is in our own hands. If we don't speak, we won't be heard.

All the Members and guests who keep on asking questions ,giving suggestions now is the time to show you care for yourself and will do something for yourself and for that you will be willing to go the extra mile.GO ATTEND THE RALLY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

smiles
08-19-2012, 11:42 AM
:):D:):D

On 16th and 18th August, Fremont city (part of Bay Area, very near to San Jose, CA) is going to celebrate Indian Independence day. Every year, Fremont which has very very huge Indian population celebrates Indian Independence day with great fervor, pomp and pageantry. I belive a couple thousand Indians get together and celebrate.

Here is the link to the event --> 2012 Festival of India and Parade | Fremont | FunCheapSF (http://sf.funcheap.com/festival-india-parade-fremont/)

This is a very good opportunity to Market and canvass about this rally. I will not be able to go because of other compulsions. If any body is going, please carry few hundred printouts of San Jose rally flyers and distribute. Please spread the message.

This is a unique opportunity to spread the word among Indian brothers and sisters.

:):D:):D

We've a dedicated booth setup in the Fremont Mela... If you can spare some time, please go there and help the volunteers.

smiles
08-19-2012, 11:56 AM
IV core gathered in Bay area and also participated with other volunteers in spreading the information in Fremont.

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/d/d9/Securedownload.jpeg

Folks, we've few weeks left and every member should participate in whatever way they can. l'm calling people, posting banners and volunteering in activities, just like other 100s of people I see in distribution lists. Please call coordinators and pick up some activities for yourself and support the cause.

pak
08-19-2012, 03:02 PM
We distributed 600 flyers at India Day Parade today. Within 2 hours we ran out of flyers. We met with at least 25 people stuck in backlog. Many people asked questions and committed support to IV.

Please PM me if you are interested in similar drive at "Chaalo Gujarat - 2012" - World Gujarati Conference event at Raritan Center, NJ on Aug 31, Sept 1 and 2. Approx. 15,000 people will visit the event. www.worldgujaraticonference.com/

spicy_guy
08-19-2012, 04:19 PM
In Bay Area, there are a couple radio stations Indians listen to during the weekend. Especially Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. The website is klok1170am.com.

I guess we can reach them to grab more attendees.

flthere
08-20-2012, 01:47 AM
Glad to see IV booth in Fremont festival today ...

pappu
08-20-2012, 07:31 AM
We distributed 600 flyers at India Day Parade today. Within 2 hours we ran out of flyers. We met with at least 25 people stuck in backlog. Many people asked questions and committed support to IV.

Please PM me if you are interested in similar drive at "Chaalo Gujarat - 2012" - World Gujarati Conference event at Raritan Center, NJ on Aug 31, Sept 1 and 2. Approx. 15,000 people will visit the event. www.worldgujaraticonference.com/

IV core salutes you.

mantagon
08-20-2012, 12:43 PM
...hopefully more people will be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and come to the rally! :)


We distributed 600 flyers at India Day Parade today. Within 2 hours we ran out of flyers. We met with at least 25 people stuck in backlog. Many people asked questions and committed support to IV.

Please PM me if you are interested in similar drive at "Chaalo Gujarat - 2012" - World Gujarati Conference event at Raritan Center, NJ on Aug 31, Sept 1 and 2. Approx. 15,000 people will visit the event. www.worldgujaraticonference.com/

srij
08-20-2012, 01:01 PM
Hi sanjuu,
In fact, I and other member PAK already in talk about this.
Please contact ritu@immigrationvoice.org and send me PM.
We will coordinate efforts to handout thousnad of flyers on NJ stations.

Guys, I am from NJ too. In fact I am attending the rally at San Jose, and have also volunteered to (and making) calls to people on the west coast. Please let me know how we can co ordinate and distribute flyers. BTW I live 2 miles from Oak tree road.

Thanks
Sri

pappu
08-20-2012, 03:59 PM
Here is what I wrote for someone who was complaining about a 2 month delay in one of his forms on another thread . I think people need to get up and ask the system to be fixed. We do not do rally every month. And who knows if there will ever be a rally again if HR 3012 gets stuck. So then do not blame anyone else. Just blame ourselves for not showing up.
-----
Welcome to the world of immigration. 2 months delay is nothing. After filing 140 prepare to wait for years and even decade.
It takes 2 months or even more to fill and sign a simple form because everyone is okay with it. And on top of that many will line up to worship people who file simple forms. I have always maintained that this backlog and the messed up system exists because of immigrants themselves. Fault is immigrants and the attitude. This is the reason we see so many posts on the forums where people will either whine or tell a story of getting screwed. But none will take matters in their own hand and fix the system. Posts like this will continue forever unless people get up from their whining, tracking, predictions and join a big movement to fix the system. Come for the rally and that will be the start of a big change. Many will follow after HR3012 is passed.

pappu
08-20-2012, 03:59 PM
Here is what I wrote for someone who was complaining about a 2 month delay in one of his forms on another thread . I think people need to get up and ask the system to be fixed. We do not do rally every month. And who knows if there will ever be a rally again if HR 3012 gets stuck. So then do not blame anyone else. Just blame ourselves for not showing up.
-----
Welcome to the world of immigration. 2 months delay is nothing. After filing 140 prepare to wait for years and even decade.
It takes 2 months or even more to fill and sign a simple form because everyone is okay with it. And on top of that many will line up to worship people who file simple forms. I have always maintained that this backlog and the messed up system exists because of immigrants themselves. Fault is immigrants and the attitude. This is the reason we see so many posts on the forums where people will either whine or tell a story of getting screwed. But none will take matters in their own hand and fix the system. Posts like this will continue forever unless people get up from their whining, tracking, predictions and join a big movement to fix the system. Come for the rally and that will be the start of a big change. Many will follow after HR3012 is passed.

dts
08-20-2012, 04:42 PM
Please start informing media about this even by following this simple action item that only takes 10 seconds
ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- Thousands of legal, high-skilled immigrants to march peacefully in Silicon Valley in support of H.R.3012 (http://www.capwiz.com/immigrationvoice/issues/alert/?alertid=61712501&type=ME)

Done. Will keep on doing to diffrent media each time.

mantagon
08-21-2012, 09:24 AM
...dudes & dudettes, rise up to the occassion and do the RIGHT thing - join the RALLY!

Here is what I wrote for someone who was complaining about a 2 month delay in one of his forms on another thread . I think people need to get up and ask the system to be fixed. We do not do rally every month. And who knows if there will ever be a rally again if HR 3012 gets stuck. So then do not blame anyone else. Just blame ourselves for not showing up.
-----
Welcome to the world of immigration. 2 months delay is nothing. After filing 140 prepare to wait for years and even decade.
It takes 2 months or even more to fill and sign a simple form because everyone is okay with it. And on top of that many will line up to worship people who file simple forms. I have always maintained that this backlog and the messed up system exists because of immigrants themselves. Fault is immigrants and the attitude. This is the reason we see so many posts on the forums where people will either whine or tell a story of getting screwed. But none will take matters in their own hand and fix the system. Posts like this will continue forever unless people get up from their whining, tracking, predictions and join a big movement to fix the system. Come for the rally and that will be the start of a big change. Many will follow after HR3012 is passed.

gujju
08-21-2012, 09:30 AM
If we want to be heard, its time to speak up and act by attending the Freedom March.Its now or never. Dont escape the reality please attend and be a part of history and feel good about yourself that u did something for ur self.

seahawks
08-21-2012, 03:30 PM
yes, what is it that is stopping you from coming to San Jose, how can I convince you. Me, my wife and my 2 year old are coming from Seattle. Are you not convinced that this is our only hope to get relief? People have put it many many hours to reach to this point, now we want you to stand up for something that all of us are affected. Hope everyone thinks for a moment, be convinced book your tickets and convince others.

goosetavo
08-21-2012, 05:01 PM
Wouldn't miss the rally for the world! Time to make our voices heard! GO IV!

pak
08-21-2012, 05:22 PM
Where are these people???

Cumulative Demand EB2 Prior To January 1, 2012
China - 6,025
India - 28,250

Cumulative Demand EB3 Prior To January 1, 2012
China - 1,925
India - 47,950
Mexico -1,400
Philippines - 9,550

Grand Total - 95,100

gujju
08-21-2012, 09:32 PM
Does anybody know how we can create a shortcut for RSVP , just like we have done for
Facebook | Google+ | Twitter | Contribute | HR3012 Wiki

mantagon
08-22-2012, 07:33 AM
...among us, who are either
- too selfish to act, thinking someone else will do the hard work for them, so why bother!
- too busy enjoying their 'pseudo' freedom
- too busy whinning about the stinkin' situation they are in, but lacking the guts to rise up to the occasion
- all of the above

How can you guys be so myopic in your attitude to not see that IV needs you and you need IV to try and make things right?

Common people, show a little bit of compassion and consideration!


Where are these people???

Cumulative Demand EB2 Prior To January 1, 2012
China - 6,025
India - 28,250

Cumulative Demand EB3 Prior To January 1, 2012
China - 1,925
India - 47,950
Mexico -1,400
Philippines - 9,550

Grand Total - 95,100

seahawks
08-22-2012, 12:23 PM
Please keep all rally related threads active so that new users can access them quickly. Volunteers are ramping up support, so lets not let them down. Lets keep these threads up and running. Nothing else matters until the rally is over with a resounding success, so lets do everything we can to attend, contribute and help work the logistics out.

dts
08-22-2012, 05:02 PM
Bump

anshu
08-22-2012, 05:04 PM
:confused:Hi every buddy,
obama declare his DREAM project for illigal student, if illigal student get the EAD so why ligal H1b & H4 people get EAD?, i don't understand obama's sitty idea. i am waiting last 5 years for EAD but no. any one have a idea about thia issue.....Thanx....

pappu
08-22-2012, 05:53 PM
:confused:Hi every buddy,
obama declare his DREAM project for illigal student, if illigal student get the EAD so why ligal H1b & H4 people get EAD?, i don't understand obama's sitty idea. i am waiting last 5 years for EAD but no. any one have a idea about thia issue.....Thanx....


Waiting for 5 years patiently means nothing unless each of us are doing something about it.

If you think your issue is genuine, then come for the rally in San Jose. Posting on the forums will not solve the issue, wasting time debating pros and cons of a bill on many pages, predicting, tracking etc is all a waste if the end goal is to fix the system. It only helps websites that make money off our page views and promoting their business interests. Undocumented got the relief because they genuinely deserved it. They did a lot to get it. They did not waste time on the forums fighting among themselves, giving ideas and stratagies or criticizing the same people who are working to help them. They did many rallies, went and met lawmakers, did media interviews, advocated aggressively, made friends in top places, collected millions and spent on advocacy, appeared on TV, You tube etc without fear, ...... How much have each one of us done? How much time is each one of us is volunteering each day, How many of us are recurring subscribers, how many of us are regularly visiting lawmaker offices, how many of us talking about our good English and high level of education writing regular articles, op-eds for media, publishing research papers on the problem, How many us are trying to reach out to our company heads and getting support? How many of us are reaching out to US settled influential folks from our native countries and involving them for our cause? The list will go and on.

If we can match even a fraction of what undocumented did, this EAD relief, H4 relief, STEM, recapture or HR3012 is very much possible. It all depends on how desperate we all are and what are we all willing to do about it. The immediate action item in front of us is the San Jose Rally. If someone is serious about their immigration relief they will show up instead of watching movies or partying on that weekend. Travel to San Jose is no big deal unless someone finds excuses like financial problems, long travel or job. As someone posted recently we folks happily spend $250 for a 15 minute consultation that is not even a written legally binding proof of a legal consultation or spend thousand to file a simple EAD form, but are give all excuses not to spend $25. After this rally I am going to confront each whiner and arm chair critic on the forum and ask them what they are doing to fix the problem other than posting on forums.

So as I have said before, the immigration problem exists because of the immigrants and their attitude. Nobody else is at fault. If immigrants want it, they can easily get the system fixed by working together at it.

seahawks
08-23-2012, 03:05 AM
:confused:Hi every buddy,
obama declare his DREAM project for illigal student, if illigal student get the EAD so why ligal H1b & H4 people get EAD?, i don't understand obama's sitty idea. i am waiting last 5 years for EAD but no. any one have a idea about thia issue.....Thanx....

Yes come for the rally and make your voice heard, everything else at this moment is a distraction. Come and motivate other people to come. We are all in it together, don't wait for things to happen.

seahawks
08-23-2012, 02:20 PM
Yes come for the rally and make your voice heard, everything else at this moment is a distraction. Come and motivate other people to come. We are all in it together, don't wait for things to happen.

This is it guys, if this does not go through, we are in for a long wait. All we will be doing is tracking and filing for extensions. We don't have a choice, come show your support and attend this rally. Please post in this thread as soon as you buy your tickets. If you have any questions, please post it here, we will do out best to answer your questions about the rally. If you have a few minutes or even an hour to volunteer, please contact ritu@immigrationvoice.org. Come see how these volunteers are working tirelessly by planning for the rally. Don't sit on the side lines and keep pushing off on this. We have never been so close and we may never be at any other point, we need all of you to be involved, we need to be heard, we need IV as a platform to work through our issues. Failure is not an option.

pappu
08-23-2012, 04:00 PM
We need 4-5 additional local San Jose volunteers to coordinate the event. They are going to be needed from Wednesday to Sunday. Please
Please contact StarSunII (Ritu) to help out. Email her at ritu@immigrationvoice.org

or

Call her at
202-386-6250

ASAP

pappu
08-23-2012, 07:46 PM
We need 50 volunteers for work to be done from tomorrow evening till this Sunday night. It will be calling IV members this weekend and you could be anywhere in the US. Please contact us urgently.

Please contact StarSunII (Ritu) to help out. Email her at ritu@immigrationvoice.org

or

Call her at
202-386-6250

ASAP
________

pak
08-24-2012, 08:58 AM
We need 50 volunteers for work to be done from tomorrow evening till this Sunday night. It will be calling IV members this weekend and you could be anywhere in the US. Please contact us urgently.

Please contact StarSunII (Ritu) to help out. Email her at ritu@immigrationvoice.org

or

Call her at
202-386-6250

ASAP
________

IV may post the requirement volunteers finding web site. Please let me know is it OK, I can post. VolunteerMatch - Recruit and Manage Volunteers (http://www.volunteermatch.org/nonprofits/)

pappu
08-24-2012, 10:50 AM
IV may post the requirement volunteers finding web site. Please let me know is it OK, I can post. VolunteerMatch - Recruit and Manage Volunteers (http://www.volunteermatch.org/nonprofits/)

If it is free go ahead and do whatever it takes to get help.

pappu
08-24-2012, 10:50 AM
One more reason to come for this event:
The immigration issues here in USA are a hurdle for our growth and peace of mind here. But once we can overcome it, there is no stopping for what we can achieve in this country. This is why we all are here and wish to become a permanent resident. Come to the event on Sept 8 and work together to create a better future for all of us. Some silicon valley venture capitalists and Industry heads are also coming to join us and will discuss their thoughts with us. This is more than a march but will be a big learning experience where we will get to interact with some big names including some Immigrants who have made it big here. We have many new additions to the event due to interest shown by the industry leaders where our members work and venture capitalists.

seahawks
08-24-2012, 12:18 PM
There are so many guests who are in this site, but nobody is creating a profile a login. Guys, pleas create a login and be active and ask questions and learn about this platform. Its not been a busier time and need for having everyone join and participate. Please don't sit in the sidelines and keep viewing this thread. Come on in, jump into the band wagon and start doing something to change your lives. We are really nice people and we don't bite:) but we sure appreciate and take in more people.

PRHolder
08-24-2012, 12:36 PM
Guys,

Thanks to one of my friend who called me to notify me about this rally. I had stopped checking forums for quite a while now. I have networked with around 100 of my friends and some of them are going to show up at the rally.

As lots of folks have mentioned, it is time to Act - not to sit on the sidelines. Try to help out. There are so many ways we can support.

pappu
08-24-2012, 12:52 PM
Guys,

Thanks to one of my friend who called me to notify me about this rally. I had stopped checking forums for quite a while now. I have networked with around 100 of my friends and some of them are going to show up at the rally.

As lots of folks have mentioned, it is time to Act - not to sit on the sidelines. Try to help out. There are so many ways we can support.

Thanks

pak
08-24-2012, 02:07 PM
If it is free go ahead and do whatever it takes to get help.

You will see Volunteers Needed posting after 24 hrs. I posted to contact Ritu.

dts
08-24-2012, 04:34 PM
Friends,
I can not come to rally due to unavoidable circumstances although heartly wish.
However I am sponsoring two 50% tickets from east cost.

Sometime People may have genuine reason for not coming to rally. Not necessarily they lie or just have false excuses. In this case, please show your commitment by sponsoring 50% contributions in tickets for others to join instead of you.
Ultimately headcount matters.
I am in touch with active members ritu, pak, skrish in NJ and trying best to help IV initiatives.

pappu
08-25-2012, 09:08 AM
Please use this weekend to post flyers about the event on Sept 8 in grocery stores, restaurants etc in your town. Posters are updated at
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/3556812-post4.html

We request our friends from China to also post this on their forums and in their stores. Please help spread the word around.

pappu
08-25-2012, 09:28 AM
Please also post messages about this event in your state chapter group, office email lists, your community email lists etc.

A message was posted today in some state chapter. if your chapter was left out please post the folowing message for the action item this weekend:

Dear Members

We eagerly look forward for your participation on Sept 8 Immigration summit in San Jose. If you have not yet booked the tickets. Please do so now.
More details are at
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3093111-fairness-and-freedom-summit-immigration-voice-rally-on-september-8th-in-san-jose-ca-16.html

Please use this weekend to post flyers about the event on Sept 8 in grocery stores, restaurants etc in your town. Posters are updated at
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/3556812-post4.html
Please help spread the word around.

We also need volunteers to make calls this weekend. Please contact Ritu at
E-mail: ritu@immigrationvoice.org
Contact: (202) 386-6250

Thanks
Team IV

goosetavo
08-25-2012, 12:42 PM
Got my ticket booked and all set to go for Sept. 8th!

Fellow Immigrants (doesn't matter if you're from India, China, Mexico, Ireland or Zimbabwe), a first-come, first-serve system is the best long-term solution for the green card backlogs. Having people born in the wrong country have to wait 10-20 years for a GC is ridiculous. We're all in this together. We need to prove that employment-based immigrants can get organized anc change things.

This is our last chance for the next several years to get something passed. Stand up and support the Summit and support IV!

needhelp!
08-26-2012, 01:17 PM
13 days to go.. Are you doing your part?

jetflyer
08-26-2012, 03:13 PM
One more reason to come for this event:
The immigration issues here in USA are a hurdle for our growth and peace of mind here. But once we can overcome it, there is no stopping for what we can achieve in this country. This is why we all are here and wish to become a permanent resident. Come to the event on Sept 8 and work together to create a better future for all of us. Some silicon valley venture capitalists and Industry heads are also coming to join us and will discuss their thoughts with us. This is more than a march but will be a big learning experience where we will get to interact with some big names including some Immigrants who have made it big here. We have many new additions to the event due to interest shown by the industry leaders where our members work and venture capitalists.

I 100 percent agree with pappu. IV is doing great job to help us.

kumar700
08-26-2012, 07:40 PM
13 days to go.. Are you doing your part?

we need more and more volunteers out side CA for phone campaign. I am in this team. Even if every one spends 3 hours a week for this cause, that would be a great cummulative effort. Think that you are skipping going to movie one time or not seeing TV for few hours.
I have a friend waiting for GC since 9 years but not ready to spend 3 hours what a ridiculous thing.. Ofcourse I have friends who are doing great job volunteering for this event.
Folks this is the time....... Do favour for your self and for every one by dedicating volunteer work for 3 to 6 hours just this two weeks.

If 150 people come out for this effort, can't tell how great the result would be.

Come on guys you can do it... forget the family or work for just 3 to 6 hours. these two weeks.

GCkiyaGanja
08-27-2012, 12:36 AM
Folks ,

Please let me know doing if this would be appropriate on September 8th.

People who are attending the event either face paint the number of years in waiting or wear a t-shirt with the number of years one has been waiting for in this mess.

If it is inappropriate then lets drop this idea.

Thanks

GCkiyaGanja
08-27-2012, 12:39 AM
Folks ,

Please let me know doing if this would be appropriate on September 8th.

People who are attending the event either face paint the number of years in waiting or wear a t-shirt with the number of years one has been waiting for in this mess.

If it is inappropriate then lets drop this idea.

Thanks

Sorry too many grammatical errors :), tired from the voluntary work..but feel satisfied I did something ..let's go guys

pappu
08-27-2012, 08:03 AM
Sorry too many grammatical errors :), tired from the voluntary work..but feel satisfied I did something ..let's go guys

Thank you.

We need more volunteers this week.
Even if you can give coule of hours each day, it will ok. Please contact us ASAP if you can spare some time.

smp_king
08-27-2012, 11:34 AM
I recently got in touch with ritu and started remotely volunteering for the effort by making phone calls. I strongly encourage others to join. We have barely 2 weeks left. We need to go all in with best efforts. Do not think about pass or fail. Just put in efforts and you wont feel bad for doing something in your power. It will be a shame if we dont help as by helping for this rally we in turn help ourselves. It does not matter if you can put in just 1 or 10 hrs. Just volunteer whenever you can. Think about the countless hours we put in our jobs and still stuck in immigration limbo. Nobody will care for us if we dont care ourselves. This great country allows us to express our voice openly. You may not get this level of freedom in any other country. If you never voice your opinion, you may never be heard however valuable your opinion is. Buckle up & Let us ride this to the finish line!!

PRHolder
08-27-2012, 01:41 PM
Guys,

I agree. We need to put in as much time as we can. This is the time to act. I did put on 4/5 hours calling friends in my list and also called from the list provided by IV. Let's get the message to as many folks as possible. I got in touch with folks with H1/students who will be in this queue in the future and they were excited to support us.

arc
08-27-2012, 06:14 PM
I am volunteering for distributing fliers - But have we started any Mass media approach - I remember hearing something about announcements on local radio stations, how about News Paper/Internet Media etc? I know TV is expensive but we should line up some local channels like Kron4/ABC7 to show up at the event to get some coverage/traction.

pappu
08-27-2012, 06:31 PM
I am volunteering for distributing fliers - But have we started any Mass media approach - I remember hearing something about announcements on local radio stations, how about News Paper/Internet Media etc? I know TV is expensive but we should line up some local channels like Kron4/ABC7 to show up at the event to get some coverage/traction.

There is an action item for media. Please do that everyday. It takes less than 1 min. If many people take part and put different zip codes, we will get more publicity.

pak
08-27-2012, 07:23 PM
Thank you.

We need more volunteers this week.
Even if you can give couple of hours each day, it will okay. Please contact us ASAP if you can spare some time.


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nat23
08-28-2012, 08:04 AM
My $100 contribution.

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