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Administrator2
06-14-2015, 07:35 PM
Dear Friends,

You are probably aware that most significant advocacy event is underway to ask Members of Congress to COSPONSOR H.R.213 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2015 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/213), the bill to removes the per-country caps on Employment Based green cards. During this event we expect to have 350+ Congressional meetings with key offices.

In order to enhance the impact of these meetings, we will be posting information about some of the completed meetings on both Immigration Voice Facebook page and on the forums. We would really appreciate if you could periodically check our facebook page (or the forums) to find out the Congressional offices from your State where we need your help. And since this is time sensitive, please make phone calls promptly to the specific offices from your State if you see us post message for your help. Please also engage with your friends and colleagues and ask them to pitch-in to call Congressional offices.

When calling the specific office of Member of Congress from your State, you could help make the following points using terminology you are most comfortable with:



I am a resident of their [STATE_OF_YOUR_RESIDENCE].
Representatives of Immigration Voice just visited your office to request the Representative to consider COSPONSOR bill H.R.213. I am calling from [STATE_OF_YOUR_RESIDENCE] to express my support and enforce the message requesting the Representative to give consideration for the request to COSPONSOR.
HR.213 bill is a simple technical fix that addresses long backlogs spanning decades in Employment Based Green cards for tax paying law abiding skilled immigrants. The bill doesn’t add any new Immigrant visas to the system. The last time this bill came up for the vote in 2011 as H.R.3012 it passed 389-15.
I would like to be in touch and call back next week to inquire about Representative’s decision.
Thank You!



Please try to make this call as soon as we post on our Facebook page. Our Facebook page and forums will be updated periodically throughout the day on 15th and 16th June as meetings are conducted. In order to make sure your calls are made in a timely fashion, please check our Facebook page and forums frequently. This is a time sensitive request and your active participation is key to making progress on this very important bill.

Thank you for your support,

Immigration Voice

Administrator2
06-14-2015, 07:36 PM
Read the instructions provided above at this link (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3096306-do-your-share-important-advocacy-day-action-item.html#post3587859)

Rep. Randy Weber (REP) TX14 (202) 225-2831
Rep. Robert Hurt (REP) VA5 (202) 225-4711
Rep. Mo Brooks (REP) AL5 (202) 225-4801
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (REP) KS1 (202) 225-2715
Rep. Scott Perry (REP) PA4 (202) 225-5836
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (REP) FL4 (202) 225-2501
Rep. Austin Scott (REP) GA8 (202) 225-6531
Rep. Brett Guthrie (REP) KY2 (202) 225-3501
Rep. Christopher Smith (REP) NJ4 (202) 225-3765
Rep. Ted Poe (REP) TX2 (202) 225-6565
Rep. Ron DeSantis (REP) FL6 (202) 225-2706
Rep. Rich Nugent (REP) FL11 (202) 225-1002
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (REP) KS2 (202) 225-6601
Rep. Matt Salmon (REP) AZ5 (202) 225-2635
Rep. Robert Dold (REP) IL10 (202) 225-4835
Rep. Kevin Yoder (REP) KS3 (202) 225-2865
Rep. Ralph Abraham (REP) LA5 (202) 225-8490
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (REP) OK2 (202) 225-2701
Rep. John Kline (REP) MN2 (202) 225-2271
Rep. Stephen Fincher (REP) TN8 (202) 225-4714
Rep. Martha Roby (REP) AL2 (202) 225-2901
Rep. John Moolenaar (REP) MI4 (202) 225-3561
Rep. Mike Bishop (REP) MI8 (202) 225-4872
Rep. Rick Crawford (REP) AR1 (202) 225-4076
Rep. Chris Gibson (REP) NY19 (202) 225-5614
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (REP) NJ2 (202) 225-6572
Rep. Sam Johnson (REP) TX3 (202) 225-4201
Rep. John Ratcliffe (REP) TX4 (202) 225-6673
Rep. Jim Jordan (REP) OH4 (202) 225-2676
Rep. Alex Mooney (REP) WV2 (202) 225-2711
Rep. Ken Calvert (REP) CA42 (202) 225-1986
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (REP) FL27 (202) 225-3931
Rep. Steve Pearce (REP) NM2 (202) 225-2365
Rep. Bob Latta (REP) OH5 (202) 225-6405
Rep. Tom Cole (REP) OK4 (202) 225-6165
Rep. J. Randy Forbes (REP) VA4 (202) 225-6365
Rep. Richard Hudson (REP) NC8 (202) 225-3715
Rep. Peter King (REP) NY2 (202) 225-7896
Rep. John Fleming (REP) LA4 (202) 225-2777
Rep. John Katko (REP) NY24 (202) 225-3701
Rep. Kay Granger (REP) TX12 (202) 225-5071
Rep. Leonard Lance (REP) NJ7 (202) 225-5361
Rep. James Renacci (REP) OH16 (202) 225-3876
Rep. David McKinley (REP) WV1 (202) 225-4172
Rep. Evan Jenkins (REP) WV3 (202) 225-3452
Rep. Daniel Webster (REP) FL10 (202) 225-2176
Rep. David Jolly (REP) FL13 (202) 225-5961
Rep. Pete Sessions (REP) TX32 (202) 225-2231
Rep. Robert Aderholt (REP) AL4 (202) 225-4876
Rep. Jackie Walorski (REP) IN2 (202) 225-3915
Rep. Mark Amodei (REP) NV2 (202) 225-6155
Rep. Reid Ribble (REP) WI8 (202) 225-5665
Rep. Andy Harris (REP) MD1 (202) 225-5311
Rep. Ed Royce (REP) CA39 (202) 225-4111
Rep. Harold Rogers (REP) KY5 (202) 225-4601
Rep. Charlie Dent (REP) PA15 (202) 225-6411
Rep. Robert Pittenger (REP) NC9 (202) 225-1976
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (REP) TX19 (202) 225-4005
Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP) CA50 (202) 225-5672
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (REP) WI5 (202) 225-5101
Rep. Tom Reed (REP) NY23 (202) 225-3161
Rep. Mia Love (REP) UT4 (202) 225-3011
Rep. Susan Brooks (REP) IN5 (202) 225-2276
Rep. Larry Bucshon (REP) IN8 (202) 225-4636
Rep. Andy Barr (REP) KY6 (202) 225-4706
Rep. Marlin Stutzman (REP) IN3 (202) 225-4436
Rep. Bob Gibbs (REP) OH7 (202) 225-6265
Rep. Renee Ellmers (REP) NC2 (202) 225-4531
Rep. Tom McClintock (REP) CA4 (202) 225-2511
Rep. Kristi Noem (REP) SDAL (202) 225-2801
Rep. Virginia Foxx (REP) NC5 (202) 225-2071
Rep. Earl Carter (REP) GA1 (202) 225-5831
Rep. Rob Bishop (REP) UT1 (202) 225-0453
Rep. Sean Duffy (REP) WI7 (202) 225-3365
Rep. Dennis Ross (REP) FL15 (202) 225-1252
Rep. Steve Scalise (REP) LA1 (202) 225-3015
Rep. John Duncan (REP) TN2 (202) 225-5435

BABUG
06-15-2015, 02:08 PM
Hi,
Called the office of Rep Robert Dold and the staff from his office picked the call and conveyed the message that he will pass on the message. He also asked me about My Name, organization that i am representing , State and city. But he sounds as if he is in a rush when i tried to explain all the information provided . He said he will do the research on H.R 213.

VShallOverCome
06-15-2015, 02:11 PM
Called the offices of -
Rep. Christopher Smith (REP) NJ4 (202) 225-3765
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (REP) NJ2 (202) 225-6572

The staffer at both the offices enquired about my name and address and said they would convey it to the Representative.
I have asked them that I would call back next week to enquire and they were fine with it.

Also, am encourage friends in other states to call their representatives.

Atlanta
06-15-2015, 02:53 PM
I called office of Austin Scott (REP) GA8. The lady who received my call was very nice; heard everything patiently and took my email address for sending me update on the bill.

My husband also called Austin Scott as soon as the message was posted by IV.

The Alchemist
06-15-2015, 04:27 PM
bump...

gcharry
06-15-2015, 04:39 PM
I called Rep. Chris Gibson (REP) NY19 (202) 225-5614 - response was good.
and
Rep. Peter King (REP) NY2 (202) 225-7896 - response was not good

VShallOverCome
06-15-2015, 04:57 PM
My wife too called up the offices of NJ Congressmen to convey her support for HR 213.
The more the merrier..

hil3182
06-16-2015, 12:00 PM
We are working on getting the important meetings out for today but are facing a manpower crunch - many people were unable to do the full two days.

I am not saying we will not be able to get the list up today - but just saying it might be delayed.

Please continue to monitor our forums and FB for when the meetings will be posted.

Your calls are having the desired impact.

The Alchemist
06-16-2015, 01:43 PM
Read the instructions provided above at this link (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3096306-do-your-share-important-advocacy-day-action-item.html#post3587859) for talking points

Rep. Patrick Meehan (REP) PA-7 (202) 225-2011
Rep. Joe Wilson (REP) SC-2 (202) 225-2452
Rep. Scott Tipton (REP) CO-3 (202) 225-4761
Rep. Rick Allen (REP) GA-12 (202) 225-2823
Rep. Rod Blum (REP) IA-1 (202) 225-2911
Rep. Devin Nunes (REP) CA-22 (202) 225-2523
Rep. Ann Wagner (REP) MO-2 (202) 225-1621
Rep. Brian Babin (REP) TX-36 (202) 225-1555
Rep. Rob Woodall (REP) GA-7 (202) 225-4272
Rep. Mike Pompeo (REP) KS-4 (202) 225-6216
Rep. Will Hurd (REP) TX-23 (202) 225-4511
Rep. Mark Meadows (REP) NC-11 (202) 225-6401
Rep. Bill Flores (REP) TX-17 (202) 225-6105
Rep. Edward Whitfield (REP) KY-1 (202) 225-3115
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (REP) MO-4 (202) 225-2876
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (REP) PA-8 (202) 225-4276
Rep. Kenny Marchant (REP) TX-24 (202) 225-6605
Rep. Ted Yoho (REP) FL-3 (202) 225-5744
Rep. Mark Walker (REP) NC-6 (202) 225-3065
Rep. Michael McCaul (REP) TX-10 (202) 225-2401
Rep. Todd Rokita (REP) IN-4 (202) 225-5037
Rep. Tom Rice (REP) SC-7 (202) 225-9895
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP) OH-2 (202) 225-3164
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (REP) CA-48 (202) 225-2415
Rep. Ryan Zinke (REP) MT-AL (202) 225-3211
Rep. Billy Long (REP) MO-7 (202) 225-6536
Rep. Pat Tiberi (REP) OH-12 (202) 225-5355
Rep. Mike Kelly (REP) PA-3 (202) 225-5406
Rep. Diane Black (REP) TN-6 (202) 225-4231

You should also call the offices listed in this post (http://ImmigrationVoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3096306-do-your-share-important-advocacy-day-action-item.html#post3587860) that we met with yesterday

The Alchemist
06-16-2015, 03:21 PM
Read the instructions provided above at this link (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3096306-do-your-share-important-advocacy-day-action-item.html#post3587859) for talking points

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (REP) CA-1 (202) 225-3076
Rep. Tom Price (REP) GA-6 (202) 225-4501
Rep. Glenn Grothman (REP) WI-6 (202) 225-2476
Rep. Mike Coffman (REP) CO-6 (202) 225-7882
Rep. Bill Johnson (REP) OH-6 (202) 225-5705
Rep. Paul Gosar (REP) AZ-4 (202) 225-2315
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (REP) GA-11 (202) 225-2931
Rep. Peter Roskam (REP) IL-6 (202) 225-4561
Rep. Adrian Smith (REP) NE-3 (202) 225-6435
Rep. Scott Garrett (REP) NJ-5 (202) 225-4465

Shared earlier
Rep. Patrick Meehan (REP) PA-7 (202) 225-2011
Rep. Joe Wilson (REP) SC-2 (202) 225-2452
Rep. Scott Tipton (REP) CO-3 (202) 225-4761
Rep. Rick Allen (REP) GA-12 (202) 225-2823
Rep. Rod Blum (REP) IA-1 (202) 225-2911
Rep. Devin Nunes (REP) CA-22 (202) 225-2523
Rep. Ann Wagner (REP) MO-2 (202) 225-1621
Rep. Brian Babin (REP) TX-36 (202) 225-1555
Rep. Rob Woodall (REP) GA-7 (202) 225-4272
Rep. Mike Pompeo (REP) KS-4 (202) 225-6216
Rep. Will Hurd (REP) TX-23 (202) 225-4511
Rep. Mark Meadows (REP) NC-11 (202) 225-6401
Rep. Bill Flores (REP) TX-17 (202) 225-6105
Rep. Edward Whitfield (REP) KY-1 (202) 225-3115
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (REP) MO-4 (202) 225-2876
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (REP) PA-8 (202) 225-4276
Rep. Kenny Marchant (REP) TX-24 (202) 225-6605
Rep. Ted Yoho (REP) FL-3 (202) 225-5744
Rep. Mark Walker (REP) NC-6 (202) 225-3065
Rep. Michael McCaul (REP) TX-10 (202) 225-2401
Rep. Todd Rokita (REP) IN-4 (202) 225-5037
Rep. Tom Rice (REP) SC-7 (202) 225-9895
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP) OH-2 (202) 225-3164
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (REP) CA-48 (202) 225-2415
Rep. Ryan Zinke (REP) MT-AL (202) 225-3211
Rep. Billy Long (REP) MO-7 (202) 225-6536
Rep. Pat Tiberi (REP) OH-12 (202) 225-5355
Rep. Mike Kelly (REP) PA-3 (202) 225-5406
Rep. Diane Black (REP) TN-6 (202) 225-4231

You should also call the offices listed in this post (http://ImmigrationVoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3096306-do-your-share-important-advocacy-day-action-item.html#post3587860) that we met with yesterday

apostrophe
06-16-2015, 04:15 PM
Called Rep Will Hurd (REP) TX23. They asked me for my opinion and said they will convey it to the representative. Told me they will be glad to talk again when I follow up next week.

BABUG
06-16-2015, 04:18 PM
Called the office of Rep. Peter Roskam IL-6 (202) 225-4561 and requested for support , the staff memeber said that he will communicate the message.

VShallOverCome
06-16-2015, 04:20 PM
Called the office of Rep. Scott Garrett (REP) NJ-5 (202) 225-4465. The lady on the phone took my message and said would she convey it to the congressman. She did not appear particularly enthusiastic though.

rohitrr
06-16-2015, 05:54 PM
Called both offices of CO Rep's:
Rep. Scott Tipton (REP) CO-3 (202) 225-4761, Rep. Mike Coffman (REP) CO-6 (202) 225-7882
Both offices responded very positve and took the message as we addressed.

rsr_am
06-16-2015, 05:59 PM
called all reps from KY and said i'd follow up with them..

mpk1978
06-17-2015, 12:00 AM
Than you members of IV for all your hard efforts. I am sorry that I could not make it to the advocacy event. However, called all the 4 Reps from NJ and requested them to cosponsor the bill. Also passed on the message to some friends and urged them to call as well.

legalimmi11
06-17-2015, 08:56 AM
I have called all PA rep today Morning and asked them if I can call back next week to know their decision. Thanks IV..

moon_walker333
06-17-2015, 12:59 PM
Called five Texas representatives' office. Two of them asked for my name and zip code. All of them were ok with me calling back next week to follow up.

sengs
06-17-2015, 06:22 PM
IV community,

Thanks for being with us in this effort. Your persistence in calling your representative's local offices is very important in maintaining continuity to our efforts at DC. We had a very productive 2 day session at the congress, very warm reception and response and more than 90% offices agree with us. Their only request is, that they want to hear from their constituents. We had several states like FL, CA, NH from where we had no members attending this event. Some of us represented IV as this is a national problem, and even those offices gave us 30-45 mins and heard our requests and have not slammed the doors on us (as some people uses to scare away real fighters). I am reiterating again- they want to hear from their constituents- and they are you. Call every day, until they cosponsor the bill. I heard from one house member that one guy (who didn't even attend event and no one in IV knows him) represents IV and calls the representative's office every day (since last May) regarding the bill, and that representative is very eager to put her name on the list.

So my friends, please please keep calling, until they say YES.

Hum honge kaamyab ekdin! We shall overcome someday (very soon!)

hil3182
06-17-2015, 06:38 PM
IV community,

Thanks for being with us in this effort. Your persistence in calling your representative's local offices is very important in maintaining continuity to our efforts at DC. We had a very productive 2 day session at the congress, very warm reception and response and more than 90% offices agree with us. Their only request is, that they want to hear from their constituents. We had several states like FL, CA, NH from where we had no members attending this event. Some of us represented IV as this is a national problem, and even those offices gave us 30-45 mins and heard our requests and have not slammed the doors on us (as some people uses to scare away real fighters). I am reiterating again- they want to hear from their constituents- and they are you. Call every day, until they cosponsor the bill. I heard from one house member that one guy (who didn't even attend event and no one in IV knows him) represents IV and calls the representative's office every day (since last May) regarding the bill, and that representative is very eager to put her name on the list.

So my friends, please please keep calling, until they say YES.

Hum honge kaamyab ekdin! We shall overcome someday (very soon!)

It was an honor fighting the good fight by your side. There is no doubt in my mind that we will win this fight.

But people need to followup. This game is all about the followup.

We need the people in the districts to call in and say immigration voice is your voice - and HR.213 will be hugely beneficial for people in their states.

Thank you for coming. It was an honor fighting beside you and getting to know you as a human being.

hil3182
06-17-2015, 06:39 PM
It was an honor fighting the good fight by your side. There is no doubt in my mind that we will win this fight.

But people need to followup. This game is all about the followup.

We need the people in the districts to call in and say immigration voice is your voice - and HR.213 will be hugely beneficial for people in their states.

Thank you for coming. It was an honor fighting beside you and getting to know you as a human being.

HR.213 - sorry. Please don't make the same mistake I did when you call.

sengs
06-17-2015, 06:41 PM
It was an honor fighting the good fight by your side. There is no doubt in my mind that we will win this fight.

But people need to followup. This game is all about the followup.

We need the people in the districts to call in and say immigration voice is your voice - and HR.213 will be hugely beneficial for people in their states.

Thank you for coming. It was an honor fighting beside you and getting to know you as a human being.

Thank you Hill, all emotions and wishes are reciprocative. :)

BTW, real human being …… so I am not a robo-clicker?

hil3182
06-17-2015, 07:19 PM
Thank you Hill, all emotions and wishes are reciprocative. :)

BTW, real human being …… so I am not a robo-clicker?

Who knows who is who on an anonymous forum.

Even if you can figure out who the person behind the handle is, if you have never met the person, how do you get a measure of how trustworthy or knowledgable he is?

There are all kinds of weirdos on the web, who don't seem to have anything better to do with their time than prognosticate about developments in immigration policy.

The people who come to our events and know how things work - know that they are full of shit.

DMX17
06-17-2015, 07:26 PM
Entertainment must go on, Hil! We have long wait times. lol

Thanks to all who made it to the event and represented the entire EB community to push for the cause.

hil3182
06-17-2015, 08:23 PM
Let us keep this thread focussed on getting calls out - that is the only thing that matters right now.

I am sorry for detracting from that.

sunrl
06-17-2015, 09:21 PM
I wanted to share my own experiences about the advocacy and even though it sounds like a broken record and pretty much having similar experiences as others it does mean a lot to me as I am one of those guy who doesn't get too excited about something very easily. I am not the one who would over analyze any issue or take a day off to hit refresh button just to see when the announcement comes out, I am more laid back and skeptical at first kind of guy.

I do understand like me, many of you might have had certain perceptions on how things happen, how things work in DC, how you might be treated at IV events, what are you going to say at congress man's or senator's office, would IV core start slamming at me if I make a mistake and this are all valid reasons that you might have thought and avoided participating in IV events and believe me I know this because I have always somehow convinced myself to avoid participating. Not sure at what moment I decided to register, most likely I had few too many drinks that day but once I hit the button I am going that commitment for me takes precedence over any other fear so I gathered the courage up (don't go by looks those who know me but I am a wuss usually) and hit the road. I understand there are many who can't do so but are genuinely interested in supporting the cause and the organization, for them there are plenty of ways to show the support other then going to IV events, so please look into using those opportunity to be a part of something that you believe in.

Last few days with IV seemed to me as the best decision I had made, yes there was a lot of work to be done but with so much energy and encouragement things just came naturally. Each and everyone was so helpful including the leadership and some of the things that I had perceived were all shattered and I felt so glad to be wrong. Even though I had been waiting for 12 years the stories I heard from others make mine nothing compared to what issue a lot of us are facing. I learned a lot about the process, what I also learned is action item that are asked is very carefully thought out and planned and if you were thinking by constantly repeating the message Hildingur (hil3182) is trying to torture you then let me say it that's not the case, there is a well thought out reason and a plan to do that, even if it is as simple as hitting a like button on Facebook post, so please follow it you would be glad that you did. I was fortunate to meet a lot of great people who are selflessly fighting for our cause and lot of them don't even face the problems anymore, but they still believe in the cause so they are spending their time and energy for those thousands who don't even know this organization exists.

In the end all I wanted to say I am very proud to be part of such fantastic organization and a special thanks to all those who made this experience happen. Thanks IV

sengs
06-17-2015, 09:23 PM
every voice counts, sunrl

VShallOverCome
06-17-2015, 11:47 PM
IV community,

Thanks for being with us in this effort. Your persistence in calling your representative's local offices is very important in maintaining continuity to our efforts at DC. We had a very productive 2 day session at the congress, very warm reception and response and more than 90% offices agree with us. Their only request is, that they want to hear from their constituents. We had several states like FL, CA, NH from where we had no members attending this event. Some of us represented IV as this is a national problem, and even those offices gave us 30-45 mins and heard our requests and have not slammed the doors on us (as some people uses to scare away real fighters). I am reiterating again- they want to hear from their constituents- and they are you. Call every day, until they cosponsor the bill. I heard from one house member that one guy (who didn't even attend event and no one in IV knows him) represents IV and calls the representative's office every day (since last May) regarding the bill, and that representative is very eager to put her name on the list.

So my friends, please please keep calling, until they say YES.

Hum honge kaamyab ekdin! We shall overcome someday (very soon!)

I sincerely believe Hum honge kaamyab. And that is the reason my user name is "VShallOverCome" :)

I and my spouse have called the offices of the reps in my state and have also approached many friends in various states asking them to call the representatives of their states. To my surprise quite a few of my acquaintances are not familiar with IV and are not aware of H.R. 213, so trying to make them aware of these.
I have also lived in a couple other states at some point in time and so am going to call all the reps in our list from those two states. Some times the staff members ask for our postal address and I do not want it to look phoney so avoid calling states where I have never lived. By that token, many people have moved from one state to another and can call the reps of at least all those states where they live or have lived at some point in time.

And I sincerely want to say - I cannot thank IV team enough for whatever they are doing for all of us.

sengs
06-18-2015, 07:12 AM
Thanks for stepping up. It will not be done by calling once. Follow-up is the key. Keep on calling the office as long as they say YES.

jaggu bhai
06-18-2015, 10:28 AM
wondering, if we keep calling rep's! after the advocacy event. need direction.

sengs
06-18-2015, 10:42 AM
wondering, if we keep calling rep's! after the advocacy event. need direction.

Jaggubhai, please read the last few communications in this thread and try to understand what we are asking you to do. Thanks for stepping up. :)

rsr_am
06-18-2015, 10:44 AM
wondering, if we keep calling rep's! after the advocacy event. need direction.

Yes. Until we get a yes from our congressmen/women. Calling not only the congressman from our district, but others in the state as well. That's what was recommended on IV facebook and earlier up in this thread.

I plan to do it every other day starting this monday (already called on mon/wed - need to do it tomorrow) with all congressmen from my state.

it's a great motivation for me personally from one of IV posts that someone has been calling daily his/her representative since may and the representative now is planning to support this bill. way to go anonymous person!

VaniC
06-18-2015, 11:35 AM
just created a id on this forum and i wanted to thank IV and all the senior members for the sincere efforts they are putting in...go IV...

BABUG
06-18-2015, 11:41 AM
New Cosponsor: Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]

New Cosponsor: Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19]

New Cosponsor: Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]

New Cosponsor: Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0]

The bill now has 37 cosponsors (24 Republicans, 13 Democrats).

Great Job Guys..

sengs
06-18-2015, 12:22 PM
just created a id on this forum and i wanted to thank IV and all the senior members for the sincere efforts they are putting in...go IV...

Welcome Vani, Thanks for stepping forward. We need motivated members like you to fight this cause. Please remember, you are the voice of immigration reform, so the cause is yours too. Hoping to see more active participation from you. :)

VaniC
06-18-2015, 12:34 PM
thank you...:)
i am already doing my part by calling my district reps and also making my friends and colleagues aware of IV and their action items.

I am ready to help in what ever way i can.HR213 has to pass this time.

Thanks to you all..

IMNotACommonMan
06-18-2015, 12:55 PM
thank you...:)
i am already doing my part by calling my district reps and also making my friends and colleagues aware of IV and their action items.

I am ready to help in what ever way i can.HR213 has to pass this time.

Thanks to you all..

Vani, please check your PM.

hil3182
06-18-2015, 01:29 PM
Co-sponsors that would really help:

Steve Scalise (Republican LA-1): House Majority Whip. Louisiana New Orleans area.
Kevin McCarthy (Republican CA-23): House Majority Leader. Bakersfield, CA area.
John Boehner (Republican OH-8): Speaker of the House. Nearby Cities. Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus OH area.

For the above, if you are in those states please don't forget to call. Please note that Kevin McCarthy and John Boehner did not give us appts because there was no one working those offices at the local level. Please adjust your message to those offices accordingly. For Boehner and McCarthy, it is particularly important to have local presence. So, if you or your friends/family can drive to their offices, please PM me.

We already have someone working on Steve Scalise locally (which is the main reason we got the meeting). But more people calling/visiting his offices, puts more pressure on them - so please step up.

Regarding Scalise, you can either collaborate or work independently with the person working the office - depending on your mutual comfort levels.




For everybody else on the list we published - please call.

There is one more thing you can do to enhance the impact of your call - ask to speak to the person who deals with immigration POLICY in their office and give the message to them instead of the first person who picks up the phone. Giving the message/voicemail directly to the immigration staffer eliminates the small risk of the message not reaching the right destination. You can get to the person who deals with Immigration Policy by asking to speak to a staffer who deals with immigration policy when they pick up the phone.

mpk1978
06-18-2015, 04:06 PM
Hi,

Just for my own understanding on how the process works, is there a specific reason why you have only listed selected reps to call from each state? Also, it appears that Rep Leonard Lance from NJ is already listed as a co-sponsor to the bill. Any particular reason we need to follow up with him again?

sengs
06-18-2015, 04:16 PM
Right now we are requesting to contact Republican members of the house only.

hil3182
06-18-2015, 04:46 PM
Hi,

Just for my own understanding on how the process works, is there a specific reason why you have only listed selected reps to call from each state? Also, it appears that Rep Leonard Lance from NJ is already listed as a co-sponsor to the bill. Any particular reason we need to follow up with him again?

That is probably an oops. The advocacy was very hectic and mistakes happen.

That said, there is nothing wrong with calling your Rep and thanking him for co-sponsoring so you have a channel of communication open when it comes time to push for a vote.

IMNotACommonMan
06-18-2015, 07:03 PM
That is probably an oops. The advocacy was very hectic and mistakes happen.

That said, there is nothing wrong with calling your Rep and thanking him for co-sponsoring so you have a channel of communication open when it comes time to push for a vote.

Folks for sending a message just click on the user name of a member and click on send private message.

greenvisa
06-18-2015, 09:38 PM
I was wondering what would it take to table this for vote. In 2011 I see HR3012 had only 11 cosponsors but still had overwhelming vote of 389-15 and passed congress.
But now we have almost 40 but still this is not considered for voting in this month though June is considered as Immigrants month. Can this bill be tabled in July?

Also among the one who voted "yay" for HR 3012 were
Steve Scalise (Republican LA-1): House Majority Whip. Louisiana New Orleans area.
Kevin McCarthy (Republican CA-23): House Majority Leader. Bakersfield, CA area.

Wondering why Jason Chaffetz is not pushing hard to table this in congress?
Any thoughts or ideas to untangle this?

IMNotACommonMan
06-18-2015, 09:50 PM
I was wondering what would it take to table this for vote. In 2011 I see HR3012 had only 11 cosponsors but still had overwhelming vote of 389-15 and passed congress.
But now we have almost 40 but still this is not considered for voting in this month though June is considered as Immigrants month. Can this bill be tabled in July?

Also among the one who voted "yay" for HR 3012 were
Steve Scalise (Republican LA-1): House Majority Whip. Louisiana New Orleans area.
Kevin McCarthy (Republican CA-23): House Majority Leader. Bakersfield, CA area.

Wondering why Jason Chaffetz is not pushing hard to table this in congress?
Any thoughts or ideas to untangle this?

Excellent question, and many folks reading this forum may have this. Okay I am not an expert or a senior guy here in IV but will try to answer this and I hope seniors will correct me. For any bill whether this or any other, momentum is very important, everyone agree that immigration system is broken and it needs to be fixed, but it's a complex issue. So whenever there is complex issue folks and specially elected representative take time to deliberate on the subject.
Now last time when there was only 10 cosponser where there, the bill had enough momentum, this time around we are seeing the same momentum building. The experience from last time was so good that almost everyone wants to get associated with the bill and that is why you are seeing so many Cosponsers.

So at this time we can help maintaining this momentum by following what IV is suggesting thru the Admin post. And you could check hr3012.immigrationvoice.org to check who voted for it.

I hope this will help you understanding the process.

A Legal Immigrant,
IMNotACommonMan

sengs
06-18-2015, 10:04 PM
I was wondering what would it take to table this for vote. In 2011 I see HR3012 had only 11 cosponsors but still had overwhelming vote of 389-15 and passed congress.
But now we have almost 40 but still this is not considered for voting in this month though June is considered as Immigrants month. Can this bill be tabled in July?

Also among the one who voted "yay" for HR 3012 were
Steve Scalise (Republican LA-1): House Majority Whip. Louisiana New Orleans area.
Kevin McCarthy (Republican CA-23): House Majority Leader. Bakersfield, CA area.

Wondering why Jason Chaffetz is not pushing hard to table this in congress?
Any thoughts or ideas to untangle this?

I am sure you understand that political situation in 2011, especially surrounding immigration, is very different from what it is now in 2015. Therefore Congressman Chaffetz is taking extra steps to ensure that the bill passes the house. Saying that, we are confident that HR213 will pass with equal majority or may even better HR3012. More cosponsors ensure easier passage of the bill to become a law.

greenvisa
06-19-2015, 01:53 AM
I am sure you understand that political situation in 2011, especially surrounding immigration, is very different from what it is now in 2015. Therefore Congressman Chaffetz is taking extra steps to ensure that the bill passes the house. Saying that, we are confident that HR213 will pass with equal majority or may even better HR3012. More cosponsors ensure easier passage of the bill to become a law.

I do completely comprehend that but do we have any tentative date when it could be tabled for vote in house.
After house we have a big uphill in the form of senate where Grassley and Sessions are heading the immigration judiciary committee. And as we all know they are very tough to interpret especially on Immigration.

sengs
06-19-2015, 06:46 AM
I do completely comprehend that but do we have any tentative date when it could be tabled for vote in house.
After house we have a big uphill in the form of senate where Grassley and Sessions are heading the immigration judiciary committee. And as we all know they are very tough to interpret especially on Immigration.

Something I learnt from my trip to DC this time- most of the information that one gets from media, that shapes ones ideas are not what actually happens. The game on the ground is very different. Otherwise Congressman Chaffetz would not have introduced the bill (he skipped it in last Congress, if you remember). Otherwise Sen. Grassley would not have met personally with IV and appeared for a photoshoot.

A date for bringing the bill to the house floor completely depends on how much effort we can actually put on the ground to get as many cosponsors for the reasons specified earlier. You can do your part too, which will help all of us, and expedite the process. Sitting behind the computer and throwing up hands because of the unknown fear is losing the battle completely even before it started.

essell
06-19-2015, 09:12 AM
Something I learnt from my trip to DC this time- most of the information that one gets from media, that shapes ones ideas are not what actually happens. The game on the ground is very different. Otherwise Congressman Chaffetz would not have introduced the bill (he skipped it in last Congress, if you remember). Otherwise Sen. Grassley would not have met personally with IV and appeared for a photoshoot

Sengs, very well articulated.

I believe the Layer websites/forums (who enjoy the business coming to their offices due to references by traffic) and their lobbying group (to keep their business by keeping people stuck in the backlogs), and the employers (enjoying the CAPTIVE pool of employees with lesser rights) want the 1 million people stuck in backlog to believe that passing a bill is difficult. They don't want to share what it means when a bill was passed by earlier congress by 389-15 .

As we noticed in meetings with the lawmakers, all were willing to help and said they are aware of the issues and will definitely support when the bill comes to floor. It will be even better than 395 this time and in Senate don't see any opposition.

Administrator2
06-19-2015, 11:26 AM
I do completely comprehend that but do we have any tentative date when it could be tabled for vote in house.
After house we have a big uphill in the form of senate where Grassley and Sessions are heading the immigration judiciary committee. And as we all know they are very tough to interpret especially on Immigration.

For anyone asking for timeline, deadline, tentative date, target date or any such "project plan" -
THERE IS NO SUCH THING WITH THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

This is not meant to offend you or anyone else. But it is beyond uncomfortable when some folks keep asking for "tentative date".

You are talking as if you know something that others don't. There will be challenges in Senate and it won't be easy, which is why folks here are trying to get more awareness so more people can get involved, which will help to push the bill out of Senate.

It is unwise to assume that Senator Grassley and Sessions will be hostile to any fix. And if you or anyone else wants all the answers before you decide to move a finger, then Advocacy is not for you. And you can leave this alone because with Advocacy, even though we all would like to have answers, somehow all the answers are not available and one has to figure so many things along the way.

We know some people take an offense as soon as we say that there is no "tentative timeline". So be it. These folks (very small in number) generally behave as if they and/or their egos are made out of candle and they starts to melt with marginal heat. Advocacy requires operating in tough climate. And if you are used to working on IT projects with set time and budget, and if you think everything in the world should work like an IT project (with fixed time and budget), then Advocacy is not for you.

For all others, if you want to see this bill through then you will have to step up and do your share. Yes, it won't be easy. Yes, there are no guarantees of when or if this will be done. But if this was a done deal, then why do you need to make that phone call or write that letter. If it already done deal with "tentative dates", then there is no need for all this, isn't it?

Change to the law of any land is not easy. And if anyone thinks that this is done deal and that is why you will participate, then please stop wasting your time. If it is done deal, we don't need you to do anything. Rather, if you care for this bill and this fix, then we need you to step up and do your share.

palciparum
06-19-2015, 09:25 PM
Should we call congressman only in our district or state or can we call of them from the list on IV Facebook page asking to support HR 213.

IMNotACommonMan
06-19-2015, 09:33 PM
For anyone asking for timeline, deadline, tentative date, target date or any such "project plan" -
THERE IS NO SUCH THING WITH THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

This is not meant to offend you or anyone else. But it is beyond uncomfortable when some folks keep asking for "tentative date".

You are talking as if you know something that others don't. There will be challenges in Senate and it won't be easy, which is why folks here are trying to get more awareness so more people can get involved, which will help to push the bill out of Senate.

It is unwise to assume that Senator Grassley and Sessions will be hostile to any fix. And if you or anyone else wants all the answers before you decide to move a finger, then Advocacy is not for you. And you can leave this alone because with Advocacy, even though we all would like to have answers, somehow all the answers are not available and one has to figure so many things along the way.

We know some people take an offense as soon as we say that there is no "tentative timeline". So be it. These folks (very small in number) generally behave as if they and/or their egos are made out of candle and they starts to melt with marginal heat. Advocacy requires operating in tough climate. And if you are used to working on IT projects with set time and budget, and if you think everything in the world should work like an IT project (with fixed time and budget), then Advocacy is not for you.

For all others, if you want to see this bill through then you will have to step up and do your share. Yes, it won't be easy. Yes, there are no guarantees of when or if this will be done. But if this was a done deal, then why do you need to make that phone call or write that letter. If it already done deal with "tentative dates", then there is no need for all this, isn't it?

Change to the law of any land is not easy. And if anyone thinks that this is done deal and that is why you will participate, then please stop wasting your time. If it is done deal, we don't need you to do anything. Rather, if you care for this bill and this fix, then we need you to step up and do your share.

Excellent write up, and one line said it all: Step up and do your share.

Requesting all who have not and thanking all who have. Please don't let anything get better of you, step up and help the good folks who are working day and night.

essell
06-19-2015, 11:50 PM
Should we call congressman only in our district or state or can we call of them from the list on IV Facebook page asking to support HR 213.

You will notice the most support you receive from your district and state representatives. However, since this is a national issue you can all other representatives too.

greyhair
06-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Well said. In 1963, there was bombing in Birmingham church killing 4 African American girls. Next day Martin Luther King gave this speech which is applicable to the current immigration debate.

He pretty much said that the reason for long standing injustice is apathy and complacency. To this context, everyone who sit down in the cubes to not participate in the process is responsible for the injustice, mostly so called "professional individuals" who are selfishly concerned about taking few minutes away from their weekend pani-puri parties than freedom and justice

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For anyone asking for timeline, deadline, tentative date, target date or any such "project plan" -
THERE IS NO SUCH THING WITH THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

This is not meant to offend you or anyone else. But it is beyond uncomfortable when some folks keep asking for "tentative date".

You are talking as if you know something that others don't. There will be challenges in Senate and it won't be easy, which is why folks here are trying to get more awareness so more people can get involved, which will help to push the bill out of Senate.

It is unwise to assume that Senator Grassley and Sessions will be hostile to any fix. And if you or anyone else wants all the answers before you decide to move a finger, then Advocacy is not for you. And you can leave this alone because with Advocacy, even though we all would like to have answers, somehow all the answers are not available and one has to figure so many things along the way.

We know some people take an offense as soon as we say that there is no "tentative timeline". So be it. These folks (very small in number) generally behave as if they and/or their egos are made out of candle and they starts to melt with marginal heat. Advocacy requires operating in tough climate. And if you are used to working on IT projects with set time and budget, and if you think everything in the world should work like an IT project (with fixed time and budget), then Advocacy is not for you.

For all others, if you want to see this bill through then you will have to step up and do your share. Yes, it won't be easy. Yes, there are no guarantees of when or if this will be done. But if this was a done deal, then why do you need to make that phone call or write that letter. If it already done deal with "tentative dates", then there is no need for all this, isn't it?

Change to the law of any land is not easy. And if anyone thinks that this is done deal and that is why you will participate, then please stop wasting your time. If it is done deal, we don't need you to do anything. Rather, if you care for this bill and this fix, then we need you to step up and do your share.

hil3182
06-20-2015, 10:13 AM
Should we call congressman only in our district or state or can we call of them from the list on IV Facebook page asking to support HR 213.

You should definitely call everyone in your state.

You can also call anyone in a state you lived in previously.

dvsj
06-22-2015, 03:35 PM
Hi,
I called Kevin McCarthy's (California) office to request him to cosponsor H R 213 and was asked to send an email to his immigration specialist. Is there a draft/format that I can use to communicate a consistent & effective message? Apologies if IV ADMIN already shared that on the forums on IV website. I new to the forum and might have missed any guidance on this topic.

Appreciate your help.

Regards,

hil3182
06-22-2015, 04:13 PM
Hi,
I called Kevin McCarthy's (California) office to request him to cosponsor H R 213 and was asked to send an email to his immigration specialist. Is there a draft/format that I can use to communicate a consistent & effective message? Apologies if IV ADMIN already shared that on the forums on IV website. I new to the forum and might have missed any guidance on this topic.

Appreciate your help.

Regards,

Sent you a PM.

rsr_am
06-22-2015, 04:41 PM
Followed up with 4 of KY's Reps from the list today. Will do it again on Wed. #GoIV

Padala
06-22-2015, 06:42 PM
Followed up with GA7 Rep. Rob Woodall (REP) GA-7 (202) 225-4272.
The lady was polite, took all notes and noted down my mailID and she told I will get response through mail.

hil3182
06-23-2015, 10:03 AM
Followed up with GA7 Rep. Rob Woodall (REP) GA-7 (202) 225-4272.
The lady was polite, took all notes and noted down my mailID and she told I will get response through mail.

Thank you. Please don't forget to followup. We recommend following up twice a week.

Once you start following up, you will find yourself developing a relationship with the staffer. For eg, if you call back on (say) Thursday, she will say that she is going to talk to her boss on (say) Monday and you will hear from her by (say) Tuesday.

Odds are you will not hear back by Tuesday, and you will need to call back on Wednesday. In our experience, this game will continue for 4-6 weeks. Your responsibility is to call and keep following up until you get a yes/no answer.

The mantra is to be polite yet persistent.

DMX17
06-23-2015, 10:44 AM
For those who live in Texas, here is a Texas list from the overall list. I will call these folks with a moderate goal of cailling 2 Reps per day during lunch time.

1) Rep. Randy Weber (REP) TX14 (202) 225-2831
2) Rep. Ted Poe (REP) TX2 (202) 225-6565
3) Rep. Sam Johnson (REP) TX3 (202) 225-4201
4) Rep. John Ratcliffe (REP) TX4 (202) 225-6673
5) Rep. Kay Granger (REP) TX12 (202) 225-5071
6) Rep. Pete Sessions (REP) TX32 (202) 225-2231
7) Rep. Brian Babin (REP) TX-36 (202) 225-1555
8) Rep. Will Hurd (REP) TX-23 (202) 225-4511
9) Rep. Bill Flores (REP) TX-17 (202) 225-6105
10) Rep. Kenny Marchant (REP) TX-24 (202) 225-6605
11) Rep. Michael McCaul (REP) TX-10 (202) 225-2401

DMX17
06-23-2015, 10:57 AM
And Congratulations to all those who worked hard, HR 213 is the #1 most viewd bill this week!

Keep it up and ask your H4 spouces to call and practice their communication skill while they wait for EAD approval!

VShallOverCome
06-23-2015, 12:17 PM
For those who live in Texas, here is a Texas list from the overall list. I will call these folks with a moderate goal of cailling 2 Reps per day during lunch time.

1) Rep. Randy Weber (REP) TX14 (202) 225-2831
2) Rep. Ted Poe (REP) TX2 (202) 225-6565
3) Rep. Sam Johnson (REP) TX3 (202) 225-4201
4) Rep. John Ratcliffe (REP) TX4 (202) 225-6673
5) Rep. Kay Granger (REP) TX12 (202) 225-5071
6) Rep. Pete Sessions (REP) TX32 (202) 225-2231
7) Rep. Brian Babin (REP) TX-36 (202) 225-1555
8) Rep. Will Hurd (REP) TX-23 (202) 225-4511
9) Rep. Bill Flores (REP) TX-17 (202) 225-6105
10) Rep. Kenny Marchant (REP) TX-24 (202) 225-6605
11) Rep. Michael McCaul (REP) TX-10 (202) 225-2401

I used to live in TX few years back, so called the reps of TX last friday in addition to calling the reps of my current state. Almost all of them asked for my postal address. The staffer of Rep. Sam Johnson (REP) TX3 (202) 225-4201 in particular after listening to my request asked me if I am from their district and since I had lived in a different district from theirs in TX, put down the phone abruptly thanking me for calling them. Guess she may have received calls from many people belonging to different districts so seemed curt in her reply. Just wanted to share my experience if it helps you.
I had also lived in CA earlier and called the reps there as well. Coincidently none of them asked for my postal address.

DMX17
06-23-2015, 12:41 PM
Good to know! Thanks.

BABUG
06-23-2015, 12:46 PM
Called the offices of
Robert Dold- IL 10 (Got the email of the person handling Immigration issues in thier office and sent an email)
Peter Roskam-IL6(Conved the message to their staff member but when i asked about my previous call hesounded as if he as no clue. This time i again said i will call again to follow up..I visited their website to find an email but its asking for address in IL6, so i don't have an option of sending email.)

sengs
06-23-2015, 01:31 PM
IV Community, Thanks for your help and participation, we are adding new cosponsors every day. Official information on the new cosponsors will come from IV admin very soon. Please keep on calling your representatives. If you have previously lived in a different US State or had an address in a different district, use your old address. They just need to know if you're calling from their district. And please remember, follow-up is the key. Call and/or email at least twice a week. As said earlier, 5-10 calls and emails will do the trick.

We can do this for our sake.

mpk1978
06-23-2015, 01:51 PM
I followed up with the offices of NJ congressmen again today. A couple of them asked where I live and seemed annoyed when they found that I do not belong to the exact district the congressman represents. Any pointers on how to avoid this?

sengs
06-23-2015, 01:54 PM
I followed up with the offices of NJ congressmen again today. A couple of them asked where I live and seemed annoyed when they found that I do not belong to the exact district the congressman represents. Any pointers on how to avoid this?

if you have friends in their districts, use their address…… if not find out towns (and zip codes) in their districts and say that I live in so and so town, which is in Congressman/Congresswoman's district.

nvik16
06-23-2015, 02:25 PM
Hi All,
I live in NJ and I was wondering if we could just meet the congressmen/women. I tried calling them but I suspect they just don't care. Maybe putting a face to all those calls would help. Does anyone who lives in NJ would like to accompany me ?

hil3182
06-23-2015, 02:33 PM
Hi All,
I live in NJ and I was wondering if we could just meet the congressmen/women. I tried calling them but I suspect they just don't care. Maybe putting a face to all those calls would help. Does anyone who lives in NJ would like to accompany me ?

We have a solid bench of members in NJ. PM your name and contact info to me. I will pass it along.

rbusgc
06-23-2015, 03:55 PM
We have a solid bench of members in NJ. PM your name and contact info to me. I will pass it along.

I am in Charlotte, NC and ready to meet with Congressman Robert Pittenger's (Republican) office..please let me know if anybody else in Charlotte is interested in meeting with congressman.

hil3182
06-23-2015, 06:49 PM
I am in Charlotte, NC and ready to meet with Congressman Robert Pittenger's (Republican) office..please let me know if anybody else in Charlotte is interested in meeting with congressman.

4 of our guys just met with Pittenger's office today. Please call his DC office, ask for the immigration policy person and make the following points:

1. Tell them your story and how the backlog affects you. Tell them the backlog affects ordinary Americans as well, because it makes them less competitive in the job market when compared with immigrants with less rights.
2. HR.213, is a bill that will dramatically shorten your wait and will also help Americans by reducing the attractiveness of backlogged immigrants to employers.
3. HR.213 is budget neutral
4. HR.213 adds no new visas even numbers USA took no position with the bill the last time it was passed.
5. in the 112th congress an identical bill HR.3012 passed 389-15.
6. Influential republicans like Cathy McMorris Rogers (chairwoman of the house republican conference) have co-sponsored the bill.
7. IV members visited her DC office last week to ask for co-sponsorship.
8. Constituents visited her district yesterday and asked for the same.
10. you are now calling and humbly request that your rep co-sponsor.

Feel free to take another trip to the office.


Also, PM your info to me, I will pass it on to the other NC guys.

rbusgc
06-24-2015, 09:20 AM
4 of our guys just met with Pittenger's office today. Please call his DC office, ask for the immigration policy person and make the following points:

1. Tell them your story and how the backlog affects you. Tell them the backlog affects ordinary Americans as well, because it makes them less competitive in the job market when compared with immigrants with less rights.
2. HR.213, is a bill that will dramatically shorten your wait and will also help Americans by reducing the attractiveness of backlogged immigrants to employers.
3. HR.213 is budget neutral
4. HR.213 adds no new visas even numbers USA took no position with the bill the last time it was passed.
5. in the 112th congress an identical bill HR.3012 passed 389-15.
6. Influential republicans like Cathy McMorris Rogers (chairwoman of the house republican conference) have co-sponsored the bill.
7. IV members visited her DC office last week to ask for co-sponsorship.
8. Constituents visited her district yesterday and asked for the same.
10. you are now calling and humbly request that your rep co-sponsor.

Feel free to take another trip to the office.


Also, PM your info to me, I will pass it on to the other NC guys.

Sure, I will call his office today and please include me in any IV related activities here in Charlotte,NC.

mpk1978
06-24-2015, 09:49 AM
Hi All,
I live in NJ and I was wondering if we could just meet the congressmen/women. I tried calling them but I suspect they just don't care. Maybe putting a face to all those calls would help. Does anyone who lives in NJ would like to accompany me ?

Hi nvik16, I am willing to accompany you/other IV members from NJ if there is a plan to meet the congressmen/women

hil3182
06-24-2015, 10:44 AM
Hi nvik16, I am willing to accompany you/other IV members from NJ if there is a plan to meet the congressmen/women

Check you PM please.

hil3182
06-24-2015, 01:05 PM
Hi nvik16, I am willing to accompany you/other IV members from NJ if there is a plan to meet the congressmen/women

Thank you for the PM. I passed along your information to the people in the NJ chapter.

I would like to use this opportunity to remind folks that calling is just half the battle. You need to followup - repeatedly and persistently to get results.

It helps if you:

Remember the staffers name you spoke to so you can ask for them by name the next time you call
Ask for someone who deals with Immigration Policy when you call. That way you can skip the receptionist who could easily forget to pass along any message you might be leaving.

neversayno
06-24-2015, 04:46 PM
I have called into the offices of all the Reps in NC(I come from that area).

So, whats next?

Should the cosponsors increase for it to be brought for a Vote? Or, can Sen. Grassley bring it to a vote anytime?

hil3182
06-24-2015, 04:57 PM
I have called into the offices of all the Reps in NC(I come from that area).

So, whats next?

Should the cosponsors increase for it to be brought for a Vote? Or, can Sen. Grassley bring it to a vote anytime?

There are several things you could do:

Most importantly, follow-up in a few days. The calendar on my phone has a reminder for me to follow up every Monday and Thursday at 1PM. You should set something similar up.
Physically visit the district office. If you want to work in a group, we have a large NC chapter. I can forward your information to them if you PM it to me. Last I heard the group was planning to drive around to adjacent districts also.
Call the Senators in your state. Ask them to introduce a "companion bill" to HR.213 in the Senate. Take the trouble to educate the immigration staffer about the bill and why we need it
Call Reps in other states you might have lived in. If they ask for your an address, use your old one. Calling as a former constituent is legitimate.


The more co-sponsors we have, the quicker we can get this through the House and move onto the Senate. For now the focus is on accumulating co-sponsors.

vineetr
06-25-2015, 09:32 AM
I called offices of Rep Randy Weber TX 14 and Rep Sam Johnson TX3 and Rep Ted Poe TX 2.
Spoke with Harry Kumar who handles immigration policy for Rep Randy Weber, he was very patient and heard me out, also mentioned about IV meeting. He said that Rep Weber will decide by end July about co-sponsoring the bill.
For Rep Johnson's office, I left a message with the reception and also send a mail to his Plano office seeking a meeting during recess. I live in Plano and will follow up for the meeting. The staff in his office told me that Rep Johnson favors legal immigration and that they would pass on my message to him.
Foe Rep Poe's office I could not speak with the concerned person but got his email and have sent him a mail.
I will continue following up with others in TX.
I can join hands with other members in DFW who are following up on this issue!
Cheers!

neversayno
06-25-2015, 10:34 AM
I see 39 cosponosors today :-).

sengs
06-25-2015, 10:44 AM
Kudos to IV volunteers who attended the advocacy event, and also to the entire IV community who are relentlessly calling their representative's office, we now have 39 official cosponsors, and many more have pledged. Please keep on calling the offices and put your pressure on them (nicely).

Never underestimate the power of a group of high-skilled immigrants with a common goal! :D

neversayno
06-25-2015, 12:11 PM
Yes, agree. Thanks to IV for the motivation and encouragement!

Its a nice feeling when you do your part - no matter what the end is

So, a quick question

I know you said the focus is now to add on more cosponsors. How many do we need to get it to a Vote? Are you in touch with any Sen who is the key person to bring this up for a vote?

Again, appreciate the push and you taking charge on this

hil3182
06-25-2015, 12:43 PM
Yes, agree. Thanks to IV for the motivation and encouragement!

Its a nice feeling when you do your part - no matter what the end is

So, a quick question

I know you said the focus is now to add on more cosponsors. How many do we need to get it to a Vote? Are you in touch with any Sen who is the key person to bring this up for a vote?

Again, appreciate the push and you taking charge on this

What's going on on the back-end is Rep Chaffetz is pushing his leadership for a vote. He will keep turning the temperature up on his demands. The more co-sponsors there are on the bill, the more favorably his demands will be considered.

This is just phase one. Phase two is to ask co-sponsors that we recruited to also ask leadership for a vote - which will turn the temperature up on leadership even higher. The more co-sponsors we have, the higher the chances of getting a vote.


That was the long answer.

The short answer is, we will have enough co-sponsors when HR.213 gets a vote - so we need to keep the pressure on.

rsr_am
06-25-2015, 01:46 PM
whenever vote is referred to, is it the subcommitte vote or the floor vote?

can it get to floor vote directly, if the bill has a big number of co-sponsors (or otherwise) ?

hil3182
06-25-2015, 01:54 PM
whenever vote is referred to, is it the subcommitte vote or the floor vote?

can it get to floor vote directly, if the bill has a big number of co-sponsors (or otherwise) ?

HR.3012 got through by a "suspension of rules" i.e. it bypassed committee and went stright to the floor. We hope to accomplish the same thing this time around with HR.213.

Only House leadership can do this. A large number of co-sponsors demanding a vote will get the job done.

That is why we want co-sponsorship. Each sponsor is like an "owner" of the bill and when the time comes, and we ask them to push for a vote - they will.

Atlanta
06-26-2015, 02:45 PM
I have called GA representatives; will follow up again next week. Is there any plan to visit GA offices? I would like to know the plan of Atlanta IV chapter and join them if possible.

BABUG
06-26-2015, 04:41 PM
Followed up with Robert Dold IL10 and Peter Roskam IL6..But seen no luck so far..Going in circles..Will follow up again ..

hil3182
06-26-2015, 04:55 PM
I have called GA representatives; will follow up again next week. Is there any plan to visit GA offices? I would like to know the plan of Atlanta IV chapter and join them if possible.

Please PM your contact info to me. I will get in touch with you this weekend.

hil3182
06-26-2015, 04:57 PM
Followed up with Robert Dold IL10 and Peter Roskam IL6..But seen no luck so far..Going in circles..Will follow up again ..

Don't get discouraged. Keep at it. Persistence is the name of the game.

Atlanta
06-29-2015, 11:44 AM
hil3182,

I have sent you PM today.... sorry for the delay.

hil3182
06-29-2015, 02:05 PM
hil3182,

I have sent you PM today.... sorry for the delay.

Thank you. Turns out we do have members in Atlanta - I will pass your info along.

Thanks for stepping forward.

BABUG
06-29-2015, 09:02 PM
Sent a follow up email to the offices of Robert Dold IL10 and Peter Roskam IL6. Targeted this two offices and will follow up till i hear some thing from them.:)

Bhishma
07-01-2015, 10:40 AM
The short answer is, we will have enough co-sponsors when HR.213 gets a vote - so we need to keep the pressure on.

I live in Kansas and I have gathered other folks (H1B) here in Kansas for our cause. We will start calling Kansas representatives starting tomorrow and I have already made notes of all the points, how and whom to talk over the phone and follow up.

Admin, If you have a checklist, please pass it to us. Sorry I couldn't act fast due to my new job commitments but now I will step up for this cause.

Also, from my past experiences as a federal contractor I noticed that most statements and or decisions are shared before the long weekend. Can we expect anything good before this long weekend?

hil3182
07-01-2015, 11:16 AM
I live in Kansas and I have gathered other folks (H1B) here in Kansas for our cause. We will start calling Kansas representatives starting tomorrow and I have already made notes of all the points, how and whom to talk over the phone and follow up.

Admin, If you have a checklist, please pass it to us. Sorry I couldn't act fast due to my new job commitments but now I will step up for this cause.

Also, from my past experiences as a federal contractor I noticed that most statements and or decisions are shared before the long weekend. Can we expect anything good before this long weekend?

Here is a simple script you can use when you call in. Please ask to speak to someone about Immigration policy - try to avoid leaving the message with the receptionist.

I am a resident of their [STATE_OF_YOUR_RESIDENCE].
If you are talking to someone (vs leaving a voicemail), tell them about the green-card backlog and how it affects you and your family's life.
Representatives of Immigration Voice visited your office in June to request the Representative to consider COSPONSOR bill H.R.213. I am calling from [STATE_OF_YOUR_RESIDENCE] to express my support and enforce the message requesting the Representative to give consideration for the request to COSPONSOR the bill.
HR.213 bill is a simple technical fix that addresses long backlogs spanning decades in Employment Based Green cards for tax paying law abiding skilled immigrants. The bill doesn’t add any new Immigrant visas to the system. The last time this bill came up for the vote in 2011 as H.R.3012 it passed 389-15.
HR.3012 was scored as being budged neutral by the CBO and even Numbers USA had no position on this bill.
If you are calling a Republican office mention that establishment Republicans like Rep Cathy McMorris Rogers - chairwoman of the House Republican conference has co-sponsored and on the other side, freedom caucus Reps like Raul Labrador has co-sponsored. Because of the broad consensus of this bill - there will be no backlash associated with co-sponsoring the bill.
If you are calling a Democratic office, mention that Zoe Lofgren, ranking member on the subcommittee on immigration has co-sponsored.
Since you are calling from KS, mention that Rep Lynn Jenkins has already co-sponsored.
I would like to be in touch and call back next week to inquire about Representative’s decision.
Thank You!



Please try to develop a relationship with the staffers you call and continue to follow up at-least once a week. If you are calling multiple offices, this will take some effort - each caller will have to keep track of who who they spoke to, when the call was made and when an appropriate time to follow up would be given the content of the call.

Also, if you can visit their district office and make the same pitch - it will be 10x more effective than a phone call. Similarly if you visit their DC office, it will be 100x more effective than a visit to the District office (which is why we do the lobby day events).

If you and your friends want to go visit the district office, PM me and I will give you a crash course in how to present the info and can send you some handouts.


Thank you for stepping forward. It is empowering to do something about your situation rather than uselessly gossiping on forums about the "2R's".

sengs
07-01-2015, 11:31 AM
Thank you for stepping forward. It is empowering to do something about your situation rather than uselessly gossiping on forums about the "2R's".

Yup!

Bhishma
07-01-2015, 11:38 AM
If you and your friends want to go visit the district office, PM me and I will give you a crash course in how to present the info and can send you some handouts.


I will keep you updated. I will definitely visit the district office and also the DC office. I am visiting DC from July 23rd to 26th (I can move it to a week or 2 weeks from this date, if any one else is interested in joining me). I am all in.

sengs
07-01-2015, 11:44 AM
I will keep you updated. I will definitely visit the district office and also the DC office. I am visiting DC from July 23rd to 26th (I can move it to a week or 2 weeks from this date, if any one else is interested in joining me). I am all in.

I believe you will need to get appointment to meet with the DC offices. It is a little bit formal affair over there. I would suggest that you warm yourself with the local offices, and proceed from there. Thanks again for stepping up for the cause. We are all shareholders of the outcome.

ne9897
07-08-2015, 09:30 AM
I am in TX and would like to contribute in whatever way I can. Here is a small donation to applaud your efforts IV and show my support in this uphill battle.
Confirmation:
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 4C081830GS9663152.

skrovvidi
07-08-2015, 09:59 AM
I am in WI and would like to contribute in whatever way I can.

moon_walker333
07-08-2015, 10:14 AM
There are 42 co-sponsors now to HR 213. Three were added yesterday.

Good job guys!!!

BABUG
07-08-2015, 11:49 AM
Sent a follow up email to the offices of Robert Dold IL10 and Peter Roskam IL6.So far no response..I am following up with them from mid of june.

vivmit
07-08-2015, 12:05 PM
First of all, kudos to IV for all the work they are doing in supporting the immigrant community. I believe there was going to be a news release couple of months back that got delayed for some reason regarding the Executive action and how it may benefit the Immigrant community especially the EB backlogged one. Is there any update on that?

Thanks

Flyingcrow
07-08-2015, 01:41 PM
First of all, kudos to IV for all the work they are doing in supporting the immigrant community. I believe there was going to be a news release couple of months back that got delayed for some reason regarding the Executive action and how it may benefit the Immigrant community especially the EB backlogged one. Is there any update on that?

Thanks


Thanks you very much for the appreciation. Sorry, there is no update.

hil3182
07-08-2015, 03:28 PM
I am in WI and would like to contribute in whatever way I can.

For those of you who want to help, look at "uhsarp" posts and responses in this thread (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3096105-major-announcement-rep-chaffetz-introduced-h-r-213-to-eliminate-per-county-limits-11.html)

The actions he took are a textbook example of the help what we need.

If nothing else, read and internalize this (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/3588146-post169.html) post by Administrator2 - it will help you understand where we stand in the grand scheme of things.

phoenixwings
07-09-2015, 10:20 AM
43 sponsors now! Thanks for the hard work IV and us.

vineetr
07-10-2015, 12:27 PM
I met Chance Watson (chance.watson@mail.house.gov) in Rep Sam Johnson's office here in Plano TX. Rep Johnson voted for HR3012 and he will also support HR213 as and when it comes up for a vote. Chance mentioned that it would be good to have more people contact him and meet him especially if they reside in District 3, this will help him put up a strong case to the Congressman to co-sponsor the bill. I will follow up with a call to Chance next week.

ri1402012
07-10-2015, 03:42 PM
I live in this district and today i spoke to Constantine POLIBIS @ Rep.Murphy's DC office over the phone. He said, currently they have no stand on this Bill as it's in early stages and they need to hear from more number of their constituents regarding this bill. Ph # 202-225-2301

I also told him that I'll be visiting their office in Pittsburgh. i am trying to get an appointment for face-to-face meeting in Pittsburgh office, so if anyone from this area is interested, please PM me.

If anyone already has appointment to for meeting @ Pittsburgh office, please let me know and I'll join you guys.

BABUG
07-10-2015, 04:59 PM
Here is the response that i got
"
So, the Congressman has introduced a bill of his own that includes the elimination of per country percentage caps for employment-based visas. That provision is included in Section 5 of Congressman Dold’s Startup Act, which contains a number of provisions aimed at encouraging high-skilled immigrants and immigrant entrepreneurs to come to this country, stay here, and start businesses. A backgrounder on Congressman Dold’s bill is attached – please spread the word about the Congressman’s great bill."

I am attaching the document that he sent. Please see and advise.

ri1402012
07-10-2015, 05:43 PM
Misspelled staffer's name in previous post :

Correct Name:
Constantine POLITIS

I live in this district and today i spoke to Constantine POLIBIS @ Rep.Murphy's DC office over the phone. He said, currently they have no stand on this Bill as it's in early stages and they need to hear from more number of their constituents regarding this bill. Ph # 202-225-2301

I also told him that I'll be visiting their office in Pittsburgh. i am trying to get an appointment for face-to-face meeting in Pittsburgh office, so if anyone from this area is interested, please PM me.

If anyone already has appointment to for meeting @ Pittsburgh office, please let me know and I'll join you guys.

BABUG
07-13-2015, 10:15 AM
Can any senior members suggest on how to proceed further from my post on
07-10-2015, 04:59 PM

Thanks

hil3182
07-13-2015, 11:06 AM
Here is the response that i got
"
So, the Congressman has introduced a bill of his own that includes the elimination of per country percentage caps for employment-based visas. That provision is included in Section 5 of Congressman Dold’s Startup Act, which contains a number of provisions aimed at encouraging high-skilled immigrants and immigrant entrepreneurs to come to this country, stay here, and start businesses. A backgrounder on Congressman Dold’s bill is attached – please spread the word about the Congressman’s great bill."

I am attaching the document that he sent. Please see and advise.

Sorry for the delay. We are all pretty busy right now.

We are redoing the state chapters so ppl can get more help at the local level with IV members. Most members stop hanging around forums once they come to DC - which is good and bad.

It is good because we get more things done on the ground, bad because good well meaning ppl like you end up feeling neglected.


That said, my suggestion would be leave this guy alone. He wants to push his own bill and sees HR.213 as competition. It sounds like he will support HR.213 when it hits the floor, but will be proactive in helping HR.213 hit the floor.

If I were you, I would send him an email thanking him for his support for HR.213 and tell him you will count on his support when HR.213 hits the floor.

I would suggest moving to a Republican congressman in an adjacent district.

Thank you for stepping forward.

hil3182
07-13-2015, 11:13 AM
Misspelled staffer's name in previous post :

Correct Name:
Constantine POLITIS

I am pretty sure we have ppl there, I am trying to find out for sure. I'll let you know by EOD today.

hil3182
07-13-2015, 11:26 AM
I met Chance Watson (chance.watson@mail.house.gov) in Rep Sam Johnson's office here in Plano TX. Rep Johnson voted for HR3012 and he will also support HR213 as and when it comes up for a vote. Chance mentioned that it would be good to have more people contact him and meet him especially if they reside in District 3, this will help him put up a strong case to the Congressman to co-sponsor the bill. I will follow up with a call to Chance next week.

Our members have met with Chance and have had no luck.

Can you PM you info to me. I will forward it to one of the TX guys and they will brief you on the current situation and work out a strategy.

Thanks.

hil3182
07-13-2015, 12:35 PM
I live in this district and today i spoke to Constantine POLIBIS @ Rep.Murphy's DC office over the phone. He said, currently they have no stand on this Bill as it's in early stages and they need to hear from more number of their constituents regarding this bill. Ph # 202-225-2301

I also told him that I'll be visiting their office in Pittsburgh. i am trying to get an appointment for face-to-face meeting in Pittsburgh office, so if anyone from this area is interested, please PM me.

If anyone already has appointment to for meeting @ Pittsburgh office, please let me know and I'll join you guys.

I can confirm we do have a team in Pittsburgh. Please PM your info to me and I will pass it along to them.

Thanks for stepping forward.

pari1234
07-13-2015, 04:53 PM
I know this information is already provided in this thread. But, I am newbie.. I am from Ohio...whom should I contact and talk to support HR. 213?

neodyn55
07-13-2015, 05:01 PM
Do you guys need more calling in CA? I'm in silicon valley and it looks like all the reps in the immediate area around me are +ve on this bill.

hil3182
07-13-2015, 05:04 PM
I know this information is already provided in this thread. But, I am newbie.. I am from Ohio...whom should I contact and talk to support HR. 213?

Can you drive to Boehner's district?

If you cannot, any Republican in the House where you can drive to will do just fine.

hil3182
07-13-2015, 05:06 PM
Do you guys need more calling in CA? I'm in silicon valley and it looks like all the reps in the immediate area around me are +ve on this bill.

We published a list of Rep's at the beginning of this page. I would suggest calling the nearest Republican who hasn't co-sponsored or a Republican in an area you have lived in before.

IMNotACommonMan
07-13-2015, 05:32 PM
Sorry for the delay. We are all pretty busy right now.

We are redoing the state chapters so ppl can get more help at the local level with IV members. Most members stop hanging around forums once they come to DC - which is good and bad.

It is good because we get more things done on the ground, bad because good well meaning ppl like you end up feeling neglected.


That said, my suggestion would be leave this guy alone. He wants to push his own bill and sees HR.213 as competition. It sounds like he will support HR.213 when it hits the floor, but will be proactive in helping HR.213 hit the floor.

If I were you, I would send him an email thanking him for his support for HR.213 and tell him you will count on his support when HR.213 hits the floor.

I would suggest moving to a Republican congressman in an adjacent district.

Thank you for stepping forward.

Hey Hil, sorry buddy as you know there is so much going on right now, but will try to provide you some backup here.

BABUG
07-13-2015, 06:19 PM
Started chasing Peter Roskam IL6 ..may be this is my 5th follow up with them..Will keep doing it until i hear some thing.

BABUG
07-14-2015, 10:06 AM
"I have passed your request along to my superior, and I do not know where the Congressman currently stands on the issue. I do know that the office has been meeting with people to discuss the bill so it is in the Congressman’s mind."

Still need to do some follow up until i here what is there in congressman's mind :)

pari1234
07-14-2015, 11:49 AM
Can you drive to Boehner's district?

If you cannot, any Republican in the House where you can drive to will do just fine.
Hill,

Yes of course... I can drive Boehner's district.... It sounds close to me...Just researched... District 8 right? Please advise me or train me what should I do?

hil3182
07-14-2015, 12:17 PM
Hill,

Yes of course... I can drive Boehner's district.... It sounds close to me...Just researched... District 8 right? Please advise me or train me what should I do?

Thank you sir! Please PM your info to me. We will have a talk about this tomorrow night.

haranrk
07-14-2015, 02:24 PM
Jackie Speier (San Mateo) and Nancy Pelosi (San Francisco) are not on the co-sponsor list yet. Is there any push to follow up with Democratic Representatives?

hil3182
07-14-2015, 02:35 PM
Jackie Speier (San Mateo) and Nancy Pelosi (San Francisco) are not on the co-sponsor list yet. Is there any push to follow up with Democratic Representatives?

Pelosi would be great - but it is very unlikely we will get her. People in her position usually don't put their names on small bills.

We want you to prioritize selected Democrats, people high up on our target list are:

Luis Gutiérrez (or any member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus)
Sheila Jackson Lee (or any member of the Congressional Black Caucus)


We don't want to discourage you from visiting your local congressman and asking them to co-sponsor the bill (regardless of party affiliation). However, if you are going to put in a lot of work, and you have a choice where you direct your effort, we would like you to direct your effort at the nearest Republican who hasn't co-sponsored.

pari1234
07-14-2015, 03:51 PM
Should we sign here too? Is this government website?

Pass with a majority the - H.R.213 - To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and (http://www.petition2congress.com/17168/pass-with-majority-hr213-to-amend-immigration-nationality-act-to/)

sengs
07-14-2015, 03:54 PM
Should we sign here too? Is this government website?

Pass with a majority the - H.R.213 - To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and (http://www.petition2congress.com/17168/pass-with-majority-hr213-to-amend-immigration-nationality-act-to/)

Please don't. These petitions hurt more than helping the cause. No one, believe me no one in the Hill reads these petitions. I don't think these petitions are even forwarded to the Hill. These are just revenue generators for these websites and nothing else.

moon_walker333
07-16-2015, 12:06 PM
Now you can write to all your Representatives at once, easily.

Use this new website created by Electronic Frontier Foundation:
https://democracy.io

Read this article for more info:
https://www.eff.org/press/releases/new-eff-tool-makes-emailing-congress-just-few-clicks-away

Admins, let us know if we should not be using this medium of communication.

pari1234
07-16-2015, 12:52 PM
Please don't. These petitions hurt more than helping the cause. No one, believe me no one in the Hill reads these petitions. I don't think these petitions are even forwarded to the Hill. These are just revenue generators for these websites and nothing else.

Thanks so much for your guidance. I haven't sign any petition and will not sign without taking guidance here...

I humbly request others as well..... please do not sign any petition without asking IV.... Pleasssseeee....

BABUG
07-23-2015, 03:04 PM
So far follwed about 7 times and no luck..Will keep trying.

sengs
07-23-2015, 03:12 PM
So far follwed about 7 times and no luck..Will keep trying.

Did anyone from IV ever got in touch with you? If not, please PM your Name and phone number and I will ask one of our IL members to work with you.

rsr_am
07-23-2015, 10:25 PM
Do I followup with congress men's DC offices during the august 'recess'? Or would it be local offices..? Or is it like a 'vacation' for the stafffers?

curious what others are planning on doing..

ne9897
07-24-2015, 11:00 AM
Is someone from IV pushing for the new Conrad 30, Physicans Access Act that was recently introduced? That can help Indian physicians immensely and reduce EB2 backlogs. Can we also campaign for this?

BABUG
07-24-2015, 08:19 PM
Here it is

"I have added this bill to my list and I will look into it as soon as I can to see if the Congressman would want to cosponsor.

Thank you for passing along the information."

devenssd
07-25-2015, 09:44 PM
Have sent an email and left a voicemail at GA(1) Buddy/Earl Carter. Will contact his office coming week to follow up and seek feedback regarding his thoughts on co-sponsoring H.R 213

sengs
07-27-2015, 11:44 AM
Chicago - U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th District) 7th Congressional District Town Hall

Meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

The meeting will be in -

Council Chamber of Village Hall,
123 Madison St.

For more information,
call 708.345.6857.

BABUG
07-27-2015, 12:43 PM
Do we have a active IV team in Chicago Land ?
Its almost impossible to me drive there after work, Its almost an hour and half drive during traffic hours.

BABUG
07-27-2015, 12:52 PM
How about Req Congress woman Tommy Duckworth IL8? for co sponsering HR 213.

rj16
07-30-2015, 11:35 AM
I'm a new member from NJ. Willing to help out as needed. Is there a priority about which rep. to contact?

sengs
07-30-2015, 11:39 AM
I'm a new member from NJ. Willing to help out as needed. Is there a priority about which rep. to contact?

Hi,
Pls join our NJ-NY team on FB and contact one of the administrators, they will connect with you immediately.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/IVStChapterNJNY/

IMNotACommonMan
07-30-2015, 12:53 PM
I'm a new member from NJi
. Willing to help out as needed. Is there a priority about which rep. to contact?

Please PM me your details.

xs2sharad
07-30-2015, 03:07 PM
Please send me more details for the 6th Aug meeting address etc..

BABUG: I have a 2 hours commute, my wife will pick the kid from day care and by the time I reach home my kid would be asleep. If you live even in the suburbs you can try.. I can not say u have too.. as everyone doing there part..

sengs
07-30-2015, 03:13 PM
Please send me more details for the 6th Aug meeting address etc..

BABUG: I have a 2 hours commute, my wife will pick the kid from day care and by the time I reach home my kid would be asleep. If you live even in the suburbs you can try.. I can not say u have too.. as everyone doing there part..

I posted whatever information I had. You may get more information from Danny Davis' website.

Thanks for doing this.

BABUG
09-01-2015, 05:07 PM
Do you have any update from the meeting ?
I got a reply from Peter Roskam IL 6 office today
"The Congressman is working from his district office back home until Congress is back in session September 8th. Once he is back, I will be able to discuss HR 213 with him and see if he would like to cosponsor. Please do not worry I have your request on my list and will have an answer for you mid-September".

hil3182
09-05-2015, 11:03 AM
Do you have any update from the meeting ?
I got a reply from Peter Roskam IL 6 office today
"The Congressman is working from his district office back home until Congress is back in session September 8th. Once he is back, I will be able to discuss HR 213 with him and see if he would like to cosponsor. Please do not worry I have your request on my list and will have an answer for you mid-September".

Thank you for your dedication.

If you don't hear anything by 9/20, please send a followup email thanking your contact for their reply and asking them if they have gotten around to asking the Congressman for his sponsorship.

BABUG
09-23-2015, 10:03 PM
I called the office of Peter Roskam IL 6 today and spoke with the person who looks into the immigration issues, Unfortunately she told that she could not get time to discuss about H.R 213 with Congressman. I told her that i will call again next week to check the status.