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Administrator2
09-16-2012, 10:34 PM
We are all frustrated with October Visa bulletin. It feels like there is no end in sight to this ordeal and painful wait. We want Congress to take action.

This upcoming week is the last week Congress is in session for September. Please make two phone calls to your two Senators that represent your state and request them to pass H.R. 3012 bill. When you call, ask to speak with someone who deals with judiciary and immigration issues and give them the following message.


Hi, my name is ________. I live in _____________.
I am calling to voice my support for H.R. 3012.
I want to request Senator to support and pass H.R. 3012 bill in Senate as soon as possible. Thank you.


It will take 2-3 minutes of your time to make 2 phone calls. Do it every day this week.

Many political pundits and multiple news articles have repeatedly said that other than H.R. 3012, no other high skilled immigration bill has any change of passing in this Congress.

Here are the phone numbers of all Senate offices, state by state, for your ready reference:


Alaska
BEGICH, Mark
(202) 224-3004

MURKOWSKI, Lisa
(202) 224-6665

Alabama
SESSIONS, Jeff
(202) 224-4124

SHELBY, Richard C.
(202) 224-5744

Arkansas
PRYOR, Mark L.
(202) 224-2353

BOOZMAN, John
(202) 224-4843

Arizona
KYL, Jon
(202) 224-4521

McCAIN, John
(202) 224-2235

California
BOXER, Barbara
(202) 224-3553

FEINSTEIN, Dianne
(202) 224-3841

Colorado
BENNET, Michael F.
(202) 224-5852

UDALL, Mark
(202) 224-5941

Connecticut
BLUMENTHAL, Richard
(202) 224-2823

LIEBERMAN, Joseph I.
(202) 224-4041

Delaware
CARPER, Thomas R.
(202) 224-2441

COONS, Christopher A.
(202) 224-5042

Florida
NELSON, Bill
(202) 224-5274

RUBIO, Marco
(202) 224-3041

Georgia
CHAMBLISS, Saxby
(202) 224-3521

ISAKSON, Johnny
(202) 224-3643

Hawaii
AKAKA, Daniel K.
(202) 224-6361

INOUYE, Daniel K.
(202) 224-3934

Iowa
HARKIN, Tom
(202) 224-3254

GRASSLEY, Chuck
(202) 224-3744

Idaho
CRAPO, Mike
(202) 224-6142

RISCH, James E.
(202) 224-2752

Illinois
DURBIN, Richard J.
(202) 224-2152

KIRK, Mark
(202) 224-2854

Indiana
COATS, Daniel
(202) 224-5623

LUGAR, Richard G.
(202) 224-4814

Kansas
MORAN, Jerry
(202) 224-6521

ROBERTS, Pat
(202) 224-4774

Kentucky
McCONNELL, Mitch
(202) 224-2541

PAUL, Rand
(202) 224-4343

Louisiana
LANDRIEU, Mary L.
(202) 224-5824

VITTER, David
(202) 224-4623

Massachusetts
KERRY, John F.
(202) 224-2742

BROWN, Scott P.
(202) 224-4543

Maryland
CARDIN, Benjamin L.
(202) 224-4524

MIKULSKI, Barbara A.
(202) 224-4654

Maine
COLLINS, Susan M.
(202) 224-2523

SNOWE, Olympia J.
(202) 224-5344

Michigan
LEVIN, Carl
(202) 224-6221

STABENOW, Debbie
(202) 224-4822

Minnesota
FRANKEN, Al
(202) 224-5641

KLOBUCHAR, Amy
(202) 224-3244

Missouri
McCASKILL, Claire
(202) 224-6154

BLUNT, Roy
(202) 224-5721

Mississippi
COCHRAN, Thad
(202) 224-5054

WICKER, Roger F.
(202) 224-6253

Montana
BAUCUS, Max
(202) 224-2651

TESTER, Jon
(202) 224-2644

North Carolina
HAGAN, Kay R.
(202) 224-6342

BURR, Richard
(202) 224-3154

North Dakota
CONRAD, Kent
(202) 224-2043

HOEVEN, John
(202) 224-2551

Nebraska
NELSON, Ben
(202) 224-6551

JOHANNS, Mike
(202) 224-4224

New Hempshire
SHAHEEN, Jeanne
(202) 224-2841

AYOTTE, Kelly
(202) 224-3324

New Jersey
LAUTENBERG, Frank R.
(202) 224-3224

MENENDEZ, Robert
(202) 224-4744

New Mexico
BINGAMAN, Jeff
(202) 224-5521

UDALL, Tom
(202) 224-6621

Nevada
REID, Harry
(202) 224-3542

HELLER, Dean
(202) 224-6244

New York
GILLIBRAND, Kirsten E.
(202) 224-4451

SCHUMER, Charles E.
(202) 224-6542

Ohio
BROWN, Sherrod
(202) 224-2315

PORTMAN, Rob
(202) 224-3353

Oklahoma
COBURN, Tom
(202) 224-5754

INHOFE, James M.
(202) 224-4721

Oregon
MERKLEY, Jeff
(202) 224-3753

WYDEN, Ron
(202) 224-5244

Pennsylvania
CASEY, Jr., Robert P.
(202) 224-6324

TOOMEY, Patrick J.
(202) 224-4254

Rhode Island
REED, Jack
(202) 224-4642

WHITEHOUSE, Sheldon
(202) 224-2921

South Carolina
DeMINT, Jim
(202) 224-6121

GRAHAM, Lindsey
(202) 224-5972

South Dakota
JOHNSON, Tim
(202) 224-5842

THUNE, John
(202) 224-2321

Tennessee
ALEXANDER, Lamar
(202) 224-4944

CORKER, Bob
(202) 224-3344

Texas
CORNYN, John
(202) 224-2934

HUTCHISON, Kay Bailey
(202) 224-5922

Utah
HATCH, Orrin G.
(202) 224-5251

LEE, Mike
(202) 224-5444

Virginia
WARNER, Mark R.
(202) 224-2023

WEBB, Jim
(202) 224-4024

Vermont
LEAHY, Patrick J.
(202) 224-4242

SANDERS, Bernard
(202) 224-5141

Washington
CANTWELL, Maria
(202) 224-3441

MURRAY, Patty
(202) 224-2621

Wisconsin
KOHL, Herb
(202) 224-5653

JOHNSON, Ron
(202) 224-5323

West Virginia
MANCHIN III, Joe
(202) 224-3954

ROCKEFELLER IV, John D.
(202) 224-6472

Wyoming
BARRASSO, John
(202) 224-6441

ENZI, Michael B.
(202) 224-3424


Thank You,
Immigration Voice

stirfries
09-16-2012, 11:20 PM
Thanks IV.

I will be calling the CA senators, first thing tomorow morning.

We need to help ourselves, AND others !

Thanks,

looivy
09-16-2012, 11:49 PM
First thing tomorrow...calling out to my senators.

bpratap
09-17-2012, 12:01 AM
I will call all days from tomorrow morning.

do we have people to cover all 100 senators in all states ?

residency.now
09-17-2012, 01:23 AM
Yep, let's get this started.

Calling the senators tomorrow, first thing !!

pappu
09-17-2012, 05:57 AM
We need to keep the phones ringing every minute from IV members this week in every office. Let's get everyone involved by spreading the message to our friends as well. Please post the link to ths action item on Facebook too.

skrish
09-17-2012, 06:04 AM
aye, aye cap'n. on the job

h1techSlave
09-17-2012, 06:22 AM
planning to do this first thing in the morning.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 07:09 AM
planning to do this first thing in the morning.

so i assume we should call senate offices does it matter e.g. if ppl from CA call offices of out of state ? or just home state ? please clarify. my only concern there are some states which have limited representation.

h1techSlave
09-17-2012, 07:33 AM
My feeling is that there is nothing wrong with calling other state reps. But we should say some thing like, I am from (my home state), but I have several friends in your state, who are affected by this bill.

so i assume we should call senate offices does it matter e.g. if ppl from CA call offices of out of state ? or just home state ? please clarify. my only concern there are some states which have limited representation.

pak
09-17-2012, 07:42 AM
I called my State's both Senators today morning and the both office staffs told me that Senators will support the bill and noted my concern. They took all my details - zip, phone number, e-mail address. Please do not slack or think that others will act for you, call everyday and make this bill passed.

mantagon
09-17-2012, 08:09 AM
...it's one of the easiest action item there is...

Please folks, do your part and make your voices heard!

Particularly, those who couldn't or didn't show up at San Jose, this is the opportunity to make things right and clear your conscience!! ;)

Go IV!!

hello
09-17-2012, 08:09 AM
Done.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 08:18 AM
couple of points :

1. Please dont reply to original post of admin. it will just fill up the pages.

2. if you have received some info from offices of senators please dont post on open forums. email to info at immigrationvoice.org

indrachat_75
09-17-2012, 08:20 AM
Done for GA

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 08:22 AM
we have total of 163 guests and 14 members please come forward and support your cause. One and only chance.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 08:23 AM
LOL... i missed "watching this thread" in my previous post...it wont take much time to do your AI. lets keep this first thread on home page.

actaccord
09-17-2012, 08:50 AM
Done calling for today...will continue this everyday

ssinha63
09-17-2012, 08:57 AM
Attended San Jose Summit and Done calling Ohio Senators for today.

sep_2011_PD
09-17-2012, 09:02 AM
Called VA senators

gopalaj
09-17-2012, 09:02 AM
Done for TX

coopheal
09-17-2012, 09:08 AM
Made the calls.

reddymjm
09-17-2012, 09:08 AM
Done for MI.

geve
09-17-2012, 09:15 AM
Done for Texas. Both seems in support of the Bill. Just asked the Zip.

smuggymba
09-17-2012, 09:17 AM
questions asked in TX:

What's the corresponding Senate Bill number?

What's the calendar sequence for this bill? (Once I mentioned that there is only a week or so left for the Senate to take this up)

Rajeev
09-17-2012, 09:25 AM
Made the calls.

malaGCPahije
09-17-2012, 09:25 AM
Done AI for GA..

gujju
09-17-2012, 09:27 AM
Done calling OH senators.Guys it takes less time to call and do the Action item then it takes time to make Maggi.

Both the Reps were very nice ,listened to me and said they will pass on the message.

Thanks,
Gujju

hx82
09-17-2012, 09:29 AM
Called both of the senators for State of WA.

lahayil
09-17-2012, 09:30 AM
Made the calls.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 09:32 AM
good to know ppl are calling, just called my home state senators. its pretty quick.

vazhippokkan
09-17-2012, 09:33 AM
Done for IN

tsnaresh
09-17-2012, 09:33 AM
Completed the AI. It took <2 minutes to complete the AI.

Thank you.

GO IV GO!!!

django1
09-17-2012, 09:33 AM
Printed out admin2's posting and kept with me. plan to use it to call
3-4 times a day at least.

Should we also mention the senate version in the call? is it S. 1983?

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 09:36 AM
Just say HR - 3012 (H R Thirty Twelve, there is no need for companion bill , if they insist senate version i would say S.1857 and name it Fairness for high skilled Immigrants act)

rajeev_achary
09-17-2012, 09:38 AM
Called both Senators of Connecticut just now.

django1
09-17-2012, 09:39 AM
called both senator offices from jersey just now

mantagon
09-17-2012, 09:45 AM
...look at the number of people viewing this thead...awesome!

If only each of these folks will do the right thing...a FINAL push...come on guys, make the CALLS and post here to encourage others.

Thank you!

gujju
09-17-2012, 09:47 AM
Please make sure that our better Halfs call as well.Volume is the key.

Hopeful567
09-17-2012, 09:51 AM
Attended the San Jose rally.

Called up both the PA Senators.

We have everything to gain and nothing to lose !

hkpatil
09-17-2012, 09:54 AM
I called in Ohio...just quick correction on Phone #. Please do this, you are well received & it takes only couple mins. I am calling all states.

BROWN, Sherrod
(216) 522-7272

PORTMAN, Rob
(202) 224-3353

vdlrao
09-17-2012, 09:56 AM
Without HR3012, EB2 I/C would be as bad as EB3 I/C. Its just a matter of couple of years, both EB3 India and EB2 India PD will be at same year.

bmoni
09-17-2012, 10:01 AM
Done in Missouri.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 10:02 AM
come forward we need absolute more numbers , spouses are also welcome to call please dont ignore them. it doesnt take more than a minute.

rbusgc
09-17-2012, 10:06 AM
Called both NC and OHIO (my prior state) senator offices.. will continue with rest of the senator's later today.

hkpatil
09-17-2012, 10:11 AM
This would work guys...lot of people calling.....my wife just called. The first senator office asked if she is calling for the first time and the second call went to Voice Mail..
Please leave the VM and try back again. It's our only chance. We need to flood them with calls today and rest of the week....
EXTEND the message to your FAMILY & FRIENDS!! My Boss also called!!!

hkpatil
09-17-2012, 10:15 AM
This is working guys...lot of people are calling.....my wife just called. The first senator office asked if she is calling for the first time and the second call went to Voice Mail..
Please leave the VM and try back again. It's our only chance. We need to flood them with calls today and rest of the week....
EXTEND the message to your FAMILY & FRIENDS!! My Boss also called!!!

srij
09-17-2012, 10:17 AM
Done. One of the simplest action items. I am spreading the word around among friends. I will do the action item every day. I hope to have at least 10 friends of mine (citizens and GC holders) to call the senators. Though I will tell them to call daily, my gut feeling is they are going to do it on the first 2 days of me requesting them. What will be the most effective day ? Today or should I wait for a couple of days ?

needhelp!
09-17-2012, 10:17 AM
done for today.

Naah
09-17-2012, 10:21 AM
Done for Pennsylvannia. Will keep doing every day. Also forwarded to my friend.

dts
09-17-2012, 10:27 AM
Done AI. Sent emails to friends, called them to do same.

dhirajs98
09-17-2012, 10:28 AM
I called both Senators from Georgia. Will keep calling as suggested.

apurv7164
09-17-2012, 10:30 AM
called to WI senators - btw, is HR 3012 coming on floor this week?

smp_king
09-17-2012, 10:30 AM
I just called my Ohio senators office and asked them to support the bill. I explained the hardship faced by many of us. I also called alabama senators. Now will call remaining senators.

My suggestion is to call them in this priority

1) Your state senators
2) Alabama senators
3) all other senators.

When calling your local senators, tell them your story and personal hardships faced by your family due to discriminatory per country limit.

Everyone i talked to are friendly and made note of the call & said will inform the senator.

Some offices told that it is still pending in house. So i had to clarify them that it was passed in house nearly a year back with more than 90% bipartisan support and is actually waiting in senate.

MAKE SURE YOU CALL ALL OF THE 100 SENATORS.

desiatl
09-17-2012, 10:34 AM
myself and wife both called ga senators....

desiatl
09-17-2012, 10:44 AM
Please update this thread, if you have already called or made donations. It will encourage other members to do the same.

dba9ioracle
09-17-2012, 10:52 AM
I have called Dan Cardin’s office this morning but got a message that they are closed today. I left a voice message with my name, phone number and email address. I have call Barbara Mikulski’s office and talked to “Alex”. When I called, the person who answered the call transferred me to “Alex” saying that he deals with immigration issues. Alex told me that senator supports the HR 3012 and will vote in favor when it comes to the floor for voting. He noted my name, city where I live, phone number and email address. He was very positive and it was a nice conversation. I am going to call everyday this week on these two numbers.

gccovet
09-17-2012, 10:52 AM
Just Called NC senators office.
Will do it again tomorrow during lunch break.

gcmine
09-17-2012, 11:00 AM
Done for MA, it went to VM and left a VM. Will do every day atleast 2 times.

turvi76
09-17-2012, 11:01 AM
Called CA Senator's office.
Sen. B B's office
Immigration dept is closed today but I left a message with the operator.

Sen. D F's office
We will do our best to pass this bill.

ebizash
09-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Done - Illinois

mastmunda
09-17-2012, 11:14 AM
Called and spoke for staff - it only took two minutes. Folks, please everyone should take 2 mins of their life to fix this.

indrachat_75
09-17-2012, 11:20 AM
Where are folks from GA ? Please make the call.

pappu
09-17-2012, 11:21 AM
questions asked in TX:

What's the corresponding Senate Bill number?

What's the calendar sequence for this bill? (Once I mentioned that there is only a week or so left for the Senate to take this up)

Please stick to the script. D not make up your own talking points.

pappu
09-17-2012, 11:22 AM
Printed out admin2's posting and kept with me. plan to use it to call
3-4 times a day at least.

Should we also mention the senate version in the call? is it S. 1983?

Stick with the script. Bill is HR3012 that has passed the house and coming to senate.

smuggymba
09-17-2012, 11:23 AM
Please stick to the script. D not make up your own talking points.

read carefully again Pappu. I was asked these questions; I didn't make them up.

gad
09-17-2012, 11:36 AM
Done for Delaware

f16mav
09-17-2012, 11:38 AM
Called both. Not sure if they are getting the messages though since the operator took the messages for both of them. They both did mention though they are getting a lot of call today. Keep the momentum up guys!!!

Preet

sguntaka
09-17-2012, 11:38 AM
Called Ohio senators and talked to the staff.

I will let all my friends know.

hello
09-17-2012, 11:40 AM
Where are folks from GA ? Please make the call.

I called both GA sen. And forwarded to all my US Citizen and GC holder friends in Atlanta and they are making calls already:)

cnag
09-17-2012, 11:43 AM
Pappu,

I was also asked by Sen Huchison's office, the corresponding Senate bill number. I just stuck to the talking point. I told the lady who answered my phone that HR 3012 has passed the house and is coming to senate.

Madhuri
09-17-2012, 11:45 AM
Called CA senators.

smuggymba
09-17-2012, 11:49 AM
Pappu,

I was also asked by Sen Huchison's office, the corresponding Senate bill number. I just stuck to the talking point. I told the lady who answered my phone that HR 3012 has passed the house and is coming to senate.

I said the same thing and explained her about the bill and I said - I support HR 3012.

Just wanted to let the callers know that sticking to the script is the key but it doesn't harm to know additional info.

ajay
09-17-2012, 11:49 AM
Called VA Senators

bp333
09-17-2012, 11:50 AM
Called the IL Senator.

ksvreg
09-17-2012, 11:59 AM
Done, North Carolina

vinodindia
09-17-2012, 12:02 PM
Done - Vermont

gp_waiting
09-17-2012, 12:06 PM
Called senators in CA (my current state) and MD and TN (where I have lived for studies/job)

starscream
09-17-2012, 12:09 PM
Done . One office went to VM - left message as per script. Other office spoke to a person as per script.

Also called up DC offices of Kansas Senators (where I studied).

niklshah
09-17-2012, 12:12 PM
called michigan senators

indrachat_75
09-17-2012, 12:14 PM
I called both GA sen. And forwarded to all my US Citizen and GC holder friends in Atlanta and they are making calls already:)

Great. Wow you have some really good friends :)

sbindval
09-17-2012, 12:16 PM
called MD senator Brbara mikulski; Ben cardin's office is closed today for rosh hashanah

bibliophile2020
09-17-2012, 12:16 PM
Called senators from TX.

spicy_guy
09-17-2012, 12:16 PM
Calling them tomorrow - Illinois.

Thanks all. Please forward this message to all and have them do this action items.

As Pappu said, the phone should be ringing all day with IVians calls. :-)

ghost
09-17-2012, 12:25 PM
Left VM for Sen. Kirk's key person (Gretchen Bloom) on judiciary/immigration issues. If she calls back then I'll discuss more details or else will call again later today afternoon.

I'll call Sen. Durbin's office in a little bit. Good Luck All!

jackweb_80@yahoo.com
09-17-2012, 12:26 PM
Done for VA

radsow
09-17-2012, 12:30 PM
Spoken to Offcie Sec. directly

immihelp2009
09-17-2012, 12:33 PM
Called up MO senators and expressed the support for H.R. 3012 and requested their support to pass the bill ASAP.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 12:39 PM
Done for VA
just keep up the good work, please spread the message.

alecshermon
09-17-2012, 12:40 PM
Both I and wife called the WI Senators. Very encouraging response.

cnag
09-17-2012, 12:41 PM
One office responded and staff mentioned that message will be passed on.
Other office it went to VM.

MahaBharatGC
09-17-2012, 12:43 PM
I did it today. Will do it every day. Sorry for missing on the recent events..but IV rocks.
I always contribute and we all should in whatever the way possible.

Go IV!

teachamerica07
09-17-2012, 12:43 PM
Done!

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 01:07 PM
pump it up... just these responses we have 300+ members watching this...

for ones who received a response please use / Fill out the feedback form on the forum and let IV know how your calls went!

manojpwagh
09-17-2012, 01:15 PM
called IN senators

KiranKashi
09-17-2012, 01:16 PM
Completed AIs.

sekharg
09-17-2012, 01:17 PM
Called senators in CA

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 01:18 PM
YOu should let each of your friends know , our spouses that they should do this. we are all in this together EB(3/2/1/X/Y/Z),GC...

laddu0
09-17-2012, 01:18 PM
Called 20 senators office. Good response. Senator John Mccain office took full note and they aware of HR 3012.

Will call all the 100 senators without fail.

Pappu:

Can I represent IV? Because one of the senator office asked me are you individual or orgnaization?

gujju
09-17-2012, 01:20 PM
Is anyone from Nevada there making calls, not seen any update from there and the Senate Majority leader is from NV.

h1techSlave
09-17-2012, 01:24 PM
vm for Cardin; spoke to Mikulski's rep.

Will call again tomorrow.

called MD senator Brbara mikulski; Ben cardin's office is closed today for rosh hashanah

TO BE OR NO TO BE
09-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Called NJ Senators' respective offices

blewstream
09-17-2012, 01:31 PM
Called both the WI Senators and spoke to the office staff. They mentioned that the message will be passed to the Senator(s).

rock581
09-17-2012, 01:33 PM
Called CA senators and expressed support. One of the Senators office asked why you are supporting, so have the script ready. Will call IL senators this afternoon, where I worked before .

grimreaper
09-17-2012, 01:35 PM
Good responses. One senator's office in Ca, asked me why I supported HR3012 and gave her my responses and I could hear her typing on the computer(hopefully she was logging my response). Also I have forwarded the info to all my friends and relatives and have urged them to call.

Gcwait2004
09-17-2012, 01:44 PM
Called PA senators. I was asked to email a person, who deals with judiciary matters for Senator Toomey. I send her an email, asking support of the Senator for H R 3012. I left VM for Senator Casey. Asked many of our friends to support our cause by calling the senators.
TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT!

kopguy
09-17-2012, 01:44 PM
Persons on phone were pretty much ready to take my name, zip and reason why they bill should be supported.

The Alchemist
09-17-2012, 01:45 PM
Please fill out this form after completing the latest action item to help us with tracking of the number of calls made, etc.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHZtMnhYWWtuWkJPOVE0UzlOSlRLRmc6M Q

Thanks!

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 01:46 PM
i guess then you all know why they should support this bill... ?

imv77
09-17-2012, 02:03 PM
Completed AI' s for FL sen.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 02:04 PM
with these many ppl calling we should be at 80th page by now... pump it up guys...

vidyas_m
09-17-2012, 02:15 PM
Completed AI for OK for today.

psaxena
09-17-2012, 02:15 PM
Done for AZ

pappu
09-17-2012, 02:21 PM
Please post this action items on all forums and Facebook pages as well. Point everyone to this thread so that they can log their calls on this thread.

ananth
09-17-2012, 02:25 PM
Called both senators in Michigan. They mentioned that lot of calls coming in support of HR.3012 to their office, and sure take the message to the senators. Good WORK IV.

Question for the core team, Do we have to do this every day ?

H1B_CIVIL_ENGINEER
09-17-2012, 02:26 PM
If you want me to personally visit the senator offices in North Dakota, let me know. I can do that. Please send me a private message.

srinivas_o
09-17-2012, 02:40 PM
Done this action item by calling both the TX Senators.

kiran_pathuri
09-17-2012, 02:46 PM
Called both Senators from Iowa and also filled the form.

asbagga
09-17-2012, 02:57 PM
Called both Senators office requesting them to support H.R. 3012

smp_king
09-17-2012, 02:58 PM
We need to keep the phones ringing every minute from IV members this week in every office. Let's get everyone involved by spreading the message to our friends as well. Please post the link to ths action item on Facebook too.

I have completed calling all the 100 senators office & voiced my support. Started with ohio senators and then went on thru rest of the list. My throat is dried out after talking for several hours but i feel good for making the calls. I'll keep calling my senators all this week. My wife is also making calls to all the 100 senators. :) I'm so proud of her for stepping up and making the calls although she is in india visiting and it is midnight over there. She is a champ :)

I was at the san jose rally. If everyone of us makes the call, they should have their phones ringing non-stop. Let us make this happen people. Time to act now and do not sit on the sidelines & regret later.

desiatl
09-17-2012, 03:00 PM
Please fill out this form after completing the latest action item to help us with tracking of the number of calls made, etc.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHZtMnhYWWtuWkJPOVE0UzlOSlRLRmc6M Q

Thanks!

Done.

nosightofgc
09-17-2012, 03:01 PM
I called VA senators' offices. Took less than 2 mins.

manchala
09-17-2012, 03:04 PM
Called MI senators and sent the action items email to 70 friends....

sasidhar79
09-17-2012, 03:07 PM
We are all frustrated with October Visa bulletin. It feels like there is no end in sight to this ordeal and painful wait. We want Congress to take action.

This upcoming week is the last week Congress is in session for September. Please make two phone calls to your two Senators that represent your state and request them to pass H.R. 3012 bill. When you call, ask to speak with someone who deals with judiciary and immigration issues and give them the following message.


Hi, my name is ________. I live in _____________.
I am calling to voice my support for H.R. 3012.
I want to request Senator to support and pass H.R. 3012 bill in Senate as soon as possible. Thank you.


It will take 2-3 minutes of your time to make 2 phone calls. Do it every day this week.

Many political pundits and multiple news articles have repeatedly said that other than H.R. 3012, no other high skilled immigration bill has any change of passing in this Congress.

Here are the phone numbers of all Senate offices, state by state, for your ready reference:


Alaska
BEGICH, Mark
(202) 224-3004

MURKOWSKI, Lisa
(202) 224-6665

Alabama
SESSIONS, Jeff
(202) 224-4124

SHELBY, Richard C.
(202) 224-5744

Arkansas
PRYOR, Mark L.
(202) 224-2353

BOOZMAN, John
(202) 224-4843

Arizona
KYL, Jon
(202) 224-4521

McCAIN, John
(202) 224-2235

California
BOXER, Barbara
(202) 224-3553

FEINSTEIN, Dianne
(202) 224-3841

Colorado
BENNET, Michael F.
(202) 224-5852

UDALL, Mark
(202) 224-5941

Connecticut
BLUMENTHAL, Richard
(202) 224-2823

LIEBERMAN, Joseph I.
(202) 224-4041

Delaware
CARPER, Thomas R.
(202) 224-2441

COONS, Christopher A.
(202) 224-5042

Florida
NELSON, Bill
(202) 224-5274

RUBIO, Marco
(202) 224-3041

Georgia
CHAMBLISS, Saxby
(202) 224-3521

ISAKSON, Johnny
(202) 224-3643

Hawaii
AKAKA, Daniel K.
(202) 224-6361

INOUYE, Daniel K.
(202) 224-3934

Iowa
HARKIN, Tom
(202) 224-3254

GRASSLEY, Chuck
(202) 224-3744

Idaho
CRAPO, Mike
(202) 224-6142

RISCH, James E.
(202) 224-2752

Illinois
DURBIN, Richard J.
(202) 224-2152

KIRK, Mark
(202) 224-2854

Indiana
COATS, Daniel
(202) 224-5623

LUGAR, Richard G.
(202) 224-4814

Kansas
MORAN, Jerry
(202) 224-6521

ROBERTS, Pat
(202) 224-4774

Kentucky
McCONNELL, Mitch
(202) 224-2541

PAUL, Rand
(202) 224-4343

Louisiana
LANDRIEU, Mary L.
(202) 224-5824

VITTER, David
(202) 224-4623

Massachusetts
KERRY, John F.
(202) 224-2742

BROWN, Scott P.
(202) 224-4543

Maryland
CARDIN, Benjamin L.
(202) 224-4524

MIKULSKI, Barbara A.
(202) 224-4654

Maine
COLLINS, Susan M.
(202) 224-2523

SNOWE, Olympia J.
(202) 224-5344

Michigan
LEVIN, Carl
(202) 224-6221

STABENOW, Debbie
(202) 224-4822

Minnesota
FRANKEN, Al
(202) 224-5641

KLOBUCHAR, Amy
(202) 224-3244

Missouri
McCASKILL, Claire
(202) 224-6154

BLUNT, Roy
(202) 224-5721

Mississippi
COCHRAN, Thad
(202) 224-5054

WICKER, Roger F.
(202) 224-6253

Montana
BAUCUS, Max
(202) 224-2651

TESTER, Jon
(202) 224-2644

North Carolina
HAGAN, Kay R.
(202) 224-6342

BURR, Richard
(202) 224-3154

North Dakota
CONRAD, Kent
(202) 224-2043

HOEVEN, John
(202) 224-2551

Nebraska
NELSON, Ben
(202) 224-6551

JOHANNS, Mike
(202) 224-4224

New Hempshire
SHAHEEN, Jeanne
(202) 224-2841

AYOTTE, Kelly
(202) 224-3324

New Jersey
LAUTENBERG, Frank R.
(202) 224-3224

MENENDEZ, Robert
(202) 224-4744

New Mexico
BINGAMAN, Jeff
(202) 224-5521

UDALL, Tom
(202) 224-6621

Nevada
REID, Harry
(202) 224-3542

HELLER, Dean
(202) 224-6244

New York
GILLIBRAND, Kirsten E.
(202) 224-4451

SCHUMER, Charles E.
(202) 224-6542

Ohio
BROWN, Sherrod
(202) 224-2315

PORTMAN, Rob
(202) 224-3353

Oklahoma
COBURN, Tom
(202) 224-5754

INHOFE, James M.
(202) 224-4721

Oregon
MERKLEY, Jeff
(202) 224-3753

WYDEN, Ron
(202) 224-5244

Pennsylvania
CASEY, Jr., Robert P.
(202) 224-6324

TOOMEY, Patrick J.
(202) 224-4254

Rhode Island
REED, Jack
(202) 224-4642

WHITEHOUSE, Sheldon
(202) 224-2921

South Carolina
DeMINT, Jim
(202) 224-6121

GRAHAM, Lindsey
(202) 224-5972

South Dakota
JOHNSON, Tim
(202) 224-5842

THUNE, John
(202) 224-2321

Tennessee
ALEXANDER, Lamar
(202) 224-4944

CORKER, Bob
(202) 224-3344

Texas
CORNYN, John
(202) 224-2934

HUTCHISON, Kay Bailey
(202) 224-5922

Utah
HATCH, Orrin G.
(202) 224-5251

LEE, Mike
(202) 224-5444

Virginia
WARNER, Mark R.
(202) 224-2023

WEBB, Jim
(202) 224-4024

Vermont
LEAHY, Patrick J.
(202) 224-4242

SANDERS, Bernard
(202) 224-5141

Washington
CANTWELL, Maria
(202) 224-3441

MURRAY, Patty
(202) 224-2621

Wisconsin
KOHL, Herb
(202) 224-5653

JOHNSON, Ron
(202) 224-5323

West Virginia
MANCHIN III, Joe
(202) 224-3954

ROCKEFELLER IV, John D.
(202) 224-6472

Wyoming
BARRASSO, John
(202) 224-6441

ENZI, Michael B.
(202) 224-3424


Thank You,
Immigration Voice

Called both Senator Boxer and Senator Feinstein. Will keep calling and am forwarding this to all my friends icluding those whore GCs and American citizens(all races) to call and leave a message.

ramgres
09-17-2012, 03:09 PM
Georgia
CHAMBLISS, Saxby
(202) 224-3521

ISAKSON, Johnny
(202) 224-3643

Done ...

gcindia123
09-17-2012, 03:11 PM
Hello All,

I have called 4 senators today. 2 each from Massachusetts and Newhampshire.

I spoke with 3 senator's staff and they took my name and email id.

Senator John Kerry's phone went to voice message and I have left a message.

I am going to all them daily from today.

Thanks,
gcindia123

manchala
09-17-2012, 03:17 PM
Please do not call other states' senators. If you are living or lived there it would help. I got this from our Core.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 03:24 PM
right, Only places where you have ties with

gcindia123
09-17-2012, 03:25 PM
Please do not call other states' senators. If you are living or lived there it would help. I got this from our Core.

Actually I live in NH and my cousin lives in MA. My cousin told me to call on behalf of him to MA senators with his details.

Thanks,
Rajni

Suva
09-17-2012, 03:32 PM
Called NJ senators.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 03:46 PM
we have more members and we need more senators. come on pump it up.

Suva
09-17-2012, 03:57 PM
Done.

Please fill out this form after completing the latest action item to help us with tracking of the number of calls made, etc.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHZtMnhYWWtuWkJPOVE0UzlOSlRLRmc6M Q

Thanks!

uscis_lover
09-17-2012, 03:59 PM
Called offices for both senators from TX to ask them to support HR3012. The staff informed me that they didnt know whether or not the Senators were supporting the bill.

ultimatebobcat
09-17-2012, 04:00 PM
Called Senator offices in MN, IL and MA.

sachkal
09-17-2012, 04:02 PM
Called CA senators.

The response from barbara boxer office was very cold. feeling was - she heard, ignored and said thank you:). But we need to keep doing :)

looivy
09-17-2012, 04:07 PM
Done ai

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 04:10 PM
please note they are staffers and are taking our message , our job is to just call them.

mygreen
09-17-2012, 04:14 PM
Called both the CA Senators. Done action items.

Is anyone from Nevada and New York called their senators? I personally feel these two states IV members should be more active as you may know that Democrats control the Senate currently and Reid, Harry from Nevada and Schumer, Charles from New York are the two key people bringing this bill for voting.

Orange73
09-17-2012, 04:17 PM
Called Ohio Senators' offices and completed AI.

abhijitp
09-17-2012, 04:42 PM
This is how I am doing this. What say you?

1. Say to yourself: THIS IS EASY, it is going to help remove country caps on EB green cards!
2. Pick up the phone
3. Feel really good that you are about to talk to a super-friendly staffer of a senator. These wonderful folks take hundreds of phone calls everyday, and to each one of those callers, they speak with a nice, sweet, polite, and welcoming manner.
4. Call, let them introduce themselves
5. Say HELLO, tell them you hope they are having A WONDERFUL DAY
6. Say why you are calling (i.e. why you want support for HR 3012)
7. THANK THEM
8. Hang up
9. Say to yourself: "THAT WAS EASY! I did it, and I had fun too, and the staffer actually had work to do because of my call, and he/she loved doing it!"
10. Look at the next phone number, go back to step 1.

subho
09-17-2012, 04:51 PM
Called both GA Senators. Sent emails and talked to my friends. Few of them have already called. Should we call each day? Core team, please advice.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 05:03 PM
Called both GA Senators. Sent emails and talked to my friends. Few of them have already called. Should we call each day? Core team, please advice.

Yes atleast through Friday or otherwise if announced by core team

nosightofgc
09-17-2012, 05:29 PM
Several members asked for updates and now it is the give show the support. Please call on a daily basis. Please remember the times when the bill was in house judiciary and how the calls effected the outcome of the bill. We have to do the same again and it will be awesome if the senators come back requesting to stop the calls.

jjava100
09-17-2012, 06:09 PM
Called the senators office..

kcham
09-17-2012, 06:21 PM
Called both Richard Durbin & Mark Kirk and requested support

checklaw
09-17-2012, 06:28 PM
Thanks
checklaw

psani
09-17-2012, 06:41 PM
Called New York Senators today.

smp_king
09-17-2012, 07:28 PM
All - Call only senators from state where you have ties. For other states have your friends or family who have ties to them call their senators

pappu
09-17-2012, 07:29 PM
Called offices for both senators from TX to ask them to support HR3012. The staff informed me that they didnt know whether or not the Senators were supporting the bill.

Ask them to find out and tell you back. As a constituent you have the right to know the position of your senator on an issue that is very important to you and for innovation and success of our USA.

praskar
09-17-2012, 07:55 PM
Called up the WA, OR and TX Senate and left voicemails.

GCTorture
09-17-2012, 08:09 PM
AI Done.
Called my Senator, and going to do all week. Spread to all friends and see they make calls too.

Can somebody please educate me?
1) Is this bill going to come to floor again now in this week, hence we need to make calls?
2) what does it mean this is last week, if the bill doesn't come to floor this last week what is the fate of the bill?
3) How about sending flowers also to Senators, as they say when the iron is hot its better to beat up?

Thank you.

pak
09-17-2012, 09:22 PM
Did you attend summit in San Jose? All your questions were answered at Summit. Please follow the action item given by IV and do not post the suggestions which were already answered by IV before.AI Done.
Called my Senator, and going to do all week. Spread to all friends and see they make calls too.

Can somebody please educate me?
1) Is this bill going to come to floor again now in this week, hence we need to make calls?
2) what does it mean this is last week, if the bill doesn't come to floor this last week what is the fate of the bill?
3) How about sending flowers also to Senators, as they say when the iron is hot its better to beat up?

Thank you.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 10:39 PM
GCTorture, see my PM.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 10:49 PM
we need to beat out the turn over today by each of us including spouses , reaching out to more friends..

kumar700
09-17-2012, 11:13 PM
Done AI ga and nc senators. Will reach out to friends tomorrow.

bigboy007
09-17-2012, 11:17 PM
Done AI ga and nc senators. Will reach out to friends tomorrow.
you are supposed to call them all 5 days

GCkiyaGanja
09-18-2012, 01:16 AM
Done AI for CA senators will do for the entire week..this is our one and only chance..

you are supposed to call them all 5 days

AnnaRamdev
09-18-2012, 01:32 AM
called both senators of texas.
senator hutchison staffer knew even before me mentioning that if i was calling about hr 3012 .and heard patiently about my view how hr 3012 will help us and country

bigboy007
09-18-2012, 01:49 AM
Done AI for CA senators will do for the entire week..this is our one and only chance..
GCkiyaGanja, PLEASE update your profile with email and phone number so it will be easy to reach you if required. Thank you please pass this message along.

apurv7164
09-18-2012, 08:08 AM
Did you attend summit in San Jose? All your questions were answered at Summit. Please follow the action item given by IV and do not post the suggestions which were already answered by IV before.

This is not very humble reply. If somebody could not make it to summit, it does not mean s/he lost right to know. If that has been pre-condition for action items, it should have been made public.

gujju
09-18-2012, 08:36 AM
All,

Lets keep the phones ringing.Its very important .Its now now and now.

new_horizon
09-18-2012, 08:39 AM
Called both MI Senators offices. Will pass info to Senators.

cleopatra
09-18-2012, 08:40 AM
This is not very humble reply. If somebody could not make it to summit, it does not mean s/he lost right to know. If that has been pre-condition for action items, it should have been made public.

There is no precondition for the action items. We just need to do it if we are interested in getting this bill passed.

Remember that you are doing no one a favor by doing the action items (unless you are a citizen or GC holder already, in which case thanks a lot.). You are just helping yourself.

Also updates are not a right for anyone. The greater interest of the bill is more important than providing updates to satisfy the curiosity of people.

I am sure the OP meant no offense, but you need to realize that this is a group effort and as such we need to step up and do the action items as needed. This is only to help ourselves and our family, no one else. I hope you recognize this.

Request everyone to do their action items as detailed.

Have a great day.

bigboy007
09-18-2012, 08:41 AM
you are right apurv7164, but PAK is one of such member who purchased tickets from out of state and traveled all the way through to attend rally. So he may be commenting on the fact others are also not being actively involved. So lets dont get there... our agenda is continue our action item of calls... we have 200+ ppl watching this thread are we making 800+ (200*2*2 senators, and spouses calling) calls as of now ? This is the moment of truth if you dont want to track what happens next on forums for foreseeable future this is your opportunity to convey your thoughts to your senators. dont sit idle.

hello
09-18-2012, 08:42 AM
Called both my GA Senators.

actaccord
09-18-2012, 08:48 AM
Called my VA senators to voice my support for HR3012.

manchala
09-18-2012, 08:52 AM
Go and paste the action items everywhere...

h1techSlave
09-18-2012, 08:52 AM
Called MD senators and request their support for HR3012.

I have spoken to 5 of my friends and requested them to call as well. There is a huge negative campaign going on among the lawyer circles and news media that nothing in immigration is going to happen now. Will call a few more of my friends to make the calls.

In a way, it is more difficult to convince our own folks than to convince a Senator to support our bill :(

gcindia123
09-18-2012, 08:54 AM
Called MA & NH senators today.

I asked all of them about the view of the senators on the bill and everyone said still senators didn't release official statement on that.

h1techSlave
09-18-2012, 08:56 AM
If the IV home page pops up a request to call Senators instead of the video link, that would be beneficial to the current action item.

smuggymba
09-18-2012, 09:00 AM
Called TX Senators again.

IV - can you give me the username where I can PM and provide the feedback?

laddu0
09-18-2012, 09:04 AM
Called VA Senators today. Both the senators yet to make statement on their stand, staff informed me.

starscream
09-18-2012, 09:07 AM
Called Senators today. One office said the have been getting lots of calls in support

Posted feedback on

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHZtMnhYWWtuWkJPOVE0UzlOSlRLRmc6M Q

sep_2011_PD
09-18-2012, 09:09 AM
Called in for this mornings call. they asked me why i was calling. spoke about HR3012. but they did not ask for my name and other details.

sep_2011_PD
09-18-2012, 09:12 AM
I have watched the immigration video a couple of times. if it was embedded in the page and not a pop up the site would be more user friendly!

neel_gump
09-18-2012, 09:17 AM
Called both WI senators and left VM...I will call them again today...

apurv7164
09-18-2012, 09:21 AM
no personal offense from my side as well BigBoy and I also agree to the fact that it may not be Pak's intension to be offensive but from verbiage I felf like "do not ask questions if you did not attend rally ... just keep doing what you are said".

As you rightly mentioned, let us not get there and focus our energy on calling everyday.

However, I would still like to know when bill coming on the floor and if not happening this week, what is next. If somebody feels that I do not have right to know these facts because I did not attend rally, they are basically treating team member as slaves which is not cooperative organization. I would respectfully disagree and walk out because I could not make it for rally. I'm sorry I am little late.

you are right apurv7164, but PAK is one of such member who purchased tickets from out of state and traveled all the way through to attend rally. So he may be commenting on the fact others are also not being actively involved. So lets dont get there... our agenda is continue our action item of calls... we have 200+ ppl watching this thread are we making 800+ (200*2*2 senators, and spouses calling) calls as of now ? This is the moment of truth if you dont want to track what happens next on forums for foreseeable future this is your opportunity to convey your thoughts to your senators. dont sit idle.

mantagon
09-18-2012, 09:21 AM
...gosh, cannot imagine how super easy this is...

Folks, who are still contemplating, please make the plunge, you'll be glad you did...

Here's to the success of the bill....CHEERS!!:)

srij
09-18-2012, 09:26 AM
Yesterday I was able to talk to some one in both the senators' offices. Today I left VM at senator LAUTENBERG's office. Some one picked up at Senator MENENDEZ's office. I told them the message along the guidelines provided. The answer was Yes! Thank you!

smuggymba
09-18-2012, 09:32 AM
no personal offense from my side as well BigBoy and I also agree to the fact that it may not be Pak's intension to be offensive but from verbiage I felf like "do not ask questions if you did not attend rally ... just keep doing what you are said".

As you rightly mentioned, let us not get there and focus our energy on calling everyday.

However, I would still like to know when bill coming on the floor and if not happening this week, what is next. If somebody feels that I do not have right to know these facts because I did not attend rally, they are basically treating team member as slaves which is not cooperative organization. I would respectfully disagree and walk out because I could not make it for rally. I'm sorry I am little late.

The point here is that you might not like getting updates but that's how it is. You may not be at fault for coming late but as a personal choice, IV doesn't wan to update every single new member for the sake of the bill.

Don't get into - I want updates or I'll walk out. You're free to do so. Just think who will suffer - you or IV.

Don't get into petty finger pointing etc - We're calling the Senators for our own good, not others and not IV's. We're the direct benefiaciaries so calling is upto you. You'll get updates in due time.

If you see the Senate calendar, which is public, the bill is not up for vote yet but we will get there soon.

bigboy007
09-18-2012, 09:32 AM
no personal offense from my side as well BigBoy and I also agree to the fact that it may not be Pak's intension to be offensive but from verbiage I felf like "do not ask questions if you did not attend rally ... just keep doing what you are said".

As you rightly mentioned, let us not get there and focus our energy on calling everyday.

However, I would still like to know when bill coming on the floor and if not happening this week, what is next. If somebody feels that I do not have right to know these facts because I did not attend rally, they are basically treating team member as slaves which is not cooperative organization. I would respectfully disagree and walk out because I could not make it for rally. I'm sorry I am little late.
apurv, two things: IV is just a framework it is YOU who has to decide whether you want to be part of change. if you walk away no one is going to lose. fyi. When there are official updates you will see it on forum.

ahiyer
09-18-2012, 09:35 AM
Hi,
I called both senator offices in NJ yesterday. they noted down my name and zip code.
Told them about my support for the bill. from Senator Lautenberg, they told me they have been receiving lot of calls and would be supporting the bill. From Senator Mendez office, received similar reply.

My wife as well called both the offices, received same response.

sanatshah
09-18-2012, 09:36 AM
Called PA Senator's offices

sundeepreddym
09-18-2012, 09:46 AM
Called Ohio state senators. Both the senators (D & R) have no positions on the bill yet. Gave the office my zip & details to hear back from the Senator.

They asked me for the Senate version of the bill and not the house version H.R.3012
Can you anyone please provide this info.

-Sundeep

apurv7164
09-18-2012, 09:47 AM
I agree it is not possible to update everbody and I am not asking in that manner. My only objection is with the attitude - "do not ask anything because you did not attend rally and just keep doing action items as you are told".

The point here is that you might not like getting updates but that's how it is. You may not be at fault for coming late but as a personal choice, IV doesn't wan to update every single new member for the sake of the bill.

Don't get into - I want updates or I'll walk out. You're free to do so. Just think who will suffer - you or IV.

Don't get into petty finger pointing etc - We're calling the Senators for our own good, not others and not IV's. We're the direct benefiaciaries so calling is upto you. You'll get updates in due time.

If you see the Senate calendar, which is public, the bill is not up for vote yet but we will get there soon.

dhirajs98
09-18-2012, 09:47 AM
Called both GA Senators. Both of these Senators have not made any statements on this bill yet but they are getting alot of calls.

apurv7164
09-18-2012, 09:49 AM
called to WI & CO senators again today

everwaiting
09-18-2012, 10:06 AM
Called both CA senators and requested them to support the bill. One of senators offices asked me how the bill would impact me personally. I explained how it would impact people like me but also that it is more about bringing fairness into the system.

Suva
09-18-2012, 10:07 AM
Called both NJ senators today.

indrachat_75
09-18-2012, 10:08 AM
Done AI for GA Senators today

StillonH1B
09-18-2012, 10:16 AM
GA Senators today.

rk2460
09-18-2012, 10:25 AM
I called Maryland senators today.
Office staff of one of the senators who answered my call mentioned that they have been getting a lot of calls in the last two days requesting the senator's support for HR 3012.
Good Job guys. :)
Keep up the good work.

CaliHoneB
09-18-2012, 10:33 AM
I got an assistant for one of the senators in IL and another went to voice mail.

Cheers

chakdepatte
09-18-2012, 10:35 AM
is it OK to leave 2+ calls every day?

mogli11
09-18-2012, 10:38 AM
called CO senetors.. person noted details and said yes.

gccovet
09-18-2012, 10:39 AM
Called NC senators again.
GCCovet

np5337
09-18-2012, 10:54 AM
called FL senators today.
will be calling 2 more times before end of the business day. :D

gopalaj
09-18-2012, 10:55 AM
Called TX Senators for today.

msb01
09-18-2012, 11:00 AM
AIs Done

smp_king
09-18-2012, 11:02 AM
Called OH senators where i work. Also called SC senators where i studied. I think people can also call the states if they did their education there. Core team should think about adding that. I found ppl receptive to know i studied in their state and wanted to pass that message to senators. Senators should know some people also got their education here.

Most staff think this bill is waiting in senate due its name Starting with HR. i had to clarify them it was passed in senate and waiting in senate.

pankajkchhabra
09-18-2012, 11:05 AM
Called Boxer and Feinstein DC office and requested support for the bill.

pak
09-18-2012, 11:13 AM
This is not very humble reply. If somebody could not make it to summit, it does not mean s/he lost right to know. If that has been pre-condition for action items, it should have been made public.
My point was very simple - There will not be frequent updates or answers provided here by IV. I am also like you, curious to know the future of the 3012 and trust IV for action items. If you are new to the forum, you are welcome and contribute to the IV's efforts to pass HR3012 by acting on action items, spreading the word and donating to IV. As you suggested flower campaign, I though you have been following IV as a guest since long. Anyway, my apology.

TO BE OR NO TO BE
09-18-2012, 11:17 AM
Called both NJ Senators' respective offices today

bigboy007
09-18-2012, 11:27 AM
Called both NJ Senators' respective offices today

we are at 20% of target( only 2.2 pages compared to 11 yesterday) with only 50% time left(East coast is already up for lunch). Pump it up guys.

vmb7
09-18-2012, 11:29 AM
Done AI for today.

h1techSlave
09-18-2012, 11:29 AM
I guess, only a small percentage of people post their status in IV forum. I have talked to 5-6 of my friends and not one of them post in the forum.

we are at 20% of target( only 2.2 pages compared to 11 yesterday) with only 50% time left(East coast is already up for lunch). Pump it up guys.

bigboy007
09-18-2012, 11:33 AM
Sure i am aware of that :-) .. but we need to exceed our expectations.

cantonsale10@gmail.com
09-18-2012, 11:37 AM
Called michigan senators and conveyed the message.:)

gp_waiting
09-18-2012, 11:44 AM
Called senators in CA, MD and TN

pd052009
09-18-2012, 11:45 AM
Called NJ Senators offices and passed the message.

shridharn
09-18-2012, 11:47 AM
called CA senators

shridharn
09-18-2012, 11:53 AM
I agree, not everyone always posts. I don't.

nareshk78
09-18-2012, 11:57 AM
Called NJ senators and the staff said they are aware of the issue and they will pass on the message.

Do we know which senators are holding this bill from coming to the floor? May be we should focus all our energy on them.

bigboy007
09-18-2012, 12:02 PM
Called NJ senators and the staff said they are aware of the issue and they will pass on the message.

Do we know which senators are holding this bill from coming to the floor? May be we should focus all our energy on them.
see my pm

kopguy
09-18-2012, 12:03 PM
Did anybody call AL senator Sessions? Any feedback

bigboy007
09-18-2012, 12:05 PM
Did anybody call AL senator Sessions? Any feedback
any feedback please report back to IV. Please dont post openly on the forum.

veereddy
09-18-2012, 12:05 PM
Me and my wife called PA senators, good to hear that they have been getting lots of calls asking for support.

Go IV!!

deepakd
09-18-2012, 12:07 PM
Called CA Senators yesterday and today as well.

bigboy007
09-18-2012, 12:09 PM
I agree, not everyone always posts. I don't.
you should boss!! and everyone else should as well.

Administrator2
09-18-2012, 12:17 PM
Thank you everyone for standing up for yourself and your families when calling your Senators.

Please continue these calls but please remember - only call the Senators where you do have roots or where you have lived. And please do not call Senators where you have not lived.

Keep it going, We are WINNING!

goldy
09-18-2012, 12:22 PM
Called both the senators in CA.

mastmunda
09-18-2012, 12:29 PM
Called OH/TX/CA

dts
09-18-2012, 12:32 PM
Keep it going.

rajeev_achary
09-18-2012, 12:40 PM
Called CT Senators for the second day

GCFrenzy
09-18-2012, 12:41 PM
Hi;

I have called both senators, left voice message to FRANKEN, Al (202) 224-5641 MN
and left message with senator staff for MN KLOBUCHAR, Amy (202) 224-3244


gcfrenzy
MN

GCSeeker_1
09-18-2012, 12:42 PM
Called GA Senators, they romised to pass the message to the Senator..

GCSeeker_1
09-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Called GA Senators, they promised to pass the message to the Senator..

apurv7164
09-18-2012, 12:48 PM
Same with me, not only my friends and family, I have many american friends also calling and reporting to me that they made calls but they did not want to be active here and hence they do not report here. They are doing because they are our family & professional friends.

I guess, only a small percentage of people post their status in IV forum. I have talked to 5-6 of my friends and not one of them post in the forum.

hkpatil
09-18-2012, 01:00 PM
Guys,

Keep going. One of the office asked me a question if I was against/for the BILL, that indicates ROWers/Anti's are calling as well.

Thanks
I think this statement is very important..
"I am calling to voice my support for H.R. 3012".
It is also important to ask your senetor's current position on this bill. You should not publish the answer here though.

parikh
09-18-2012, 01:01 PM
Done calling up 2 NJ Senators.

neel_gump
09-18-2012, 01:01 PM
Called up WI Senators and talked to office assistants

gk_2000
09-18-2012, 01:04 PM
Yest me and 1 friend called in. Could not reach Fienstein. Left VM for Boxer

ganpya2000
09-18-2012, 01:12 PM
Staff members said they will pass along the message to senators.

trap
09-18-2012, 01:17 PM
Called CA senators - Both office staff took the message

rock581
09-18-2012, 01:21 PM
Called CA and IL senators. Guys in IL, please call and get at least the staff more educated about the bill. One of the senators office checked my caller ID to verify my IL connections. My phone number belongs to IL even though I live in CA now.

Also in general get the schpeel on why you want HR3012 to pass ready.

dba9ioracle
09-18-2012, 01:22 PM
I called again today. Called MD senators Cardin's office and Mikulski's office and talk to the staff. Senator Cardin's staff member said they are getting many calls asking for support. Both Senators office staff said they will support HR3012.

I forwarded to my friends (in the format shown in another thread) and 2 of my friends called both MD Senators offices and got the same response. They are not member of IV and I convinced them to be a member.

klpd
09-18-2012, 01:24 PM
Called the senators office. The office staff took the message and said they will convey the message. Ms Boxer's office mentioned that they have been getting a lot of calls regarding the HR 3012.

stirfries
09-18-2012, 01:28 PM
I called both Boxer's and Feinstein's office. I couldn't reach anyone or the VM on Feinstein's office. I left a VM with Boxer's office. I am going to try calling Feinstein's office, later in the day. Hopefully, I can reach a live person or a VM at least.

Amman
09-18-2012, 01:37 PM
Called both VA Senators office and pass the message to the staff.

psaxena
09-18-2012, 01:43 PM
Called both the AZ senator. McCain's office said they are getting a lot of calls for this one.

Gcwait2004
09-18-2012, 01:46 PM
Called DE senators, they said they are getting lot of calls regarding H R 3012. Called PA senators office.

Rish
09-18-2012, 01:51 PM
Called NJ Senator's office. Also requested 5 of my friends to do so.

girishc
09-18-2012, 01:51 PM
Called both senators for PA. The staff at Sen Toomey's office told me that they have been getting a lot of calls for this.

Gcwait2004
09-18-2012, 01:53 PM
Got email from senator Toomey's office from the person who oversees his judiciary affairs. How do I forward it to the members of the core team?

bigboy007
09-18-2012, 01:54 PM
Got email from senator Toomey's office from the person who oversees his judiciary affairs. How do I forward it to the members of the core team?
see my pm

bigboy007
09-18-2012, 01:56 PM
Got email from senator Toomey's office from the person who oversees his judiciary affairs. How do I forward it to the members of the core team?
please forward it to info at immigrationvoice.org and use this link

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHZtMnhYWWtuWkJPOVE0UzlOSlRLRmc6M Q

desiatl
09-18-2012, 02:06 PM
Called both the senators from GA ...I am not sure if they are in support or they will ..kind of mild responses from the staffers .

GCOP
09-18-2012, 02:09 PM
Done AI.

GCOP
09-18-2012, 02:21 PM
Can you please check your PM & respond by PM

Thanks

please forward it to info at immigrationvoice.org and use this link

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHZtMnhYWWtuWkJPOVE0UzlOSlRLRmc6M Q

optimizer
09-18-2012, 02:22 PM
Called both TX senators to request support and pass bill HR 3012