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smartguru
01-03-2016, 05:39 PM
My one time $600 contribution - Transaction ID : 7AF82068F33053220
I am also doubling my monthly contribution.

People please speak up. Please post your contributions to this thread. Be bold. We can afford this. And for a green card, this cost is nothing. Let us be bold here and flood IV with money. Let us give IV a chance to hire a good lobbying firm. After all this is for our own selves.

Happy 2016

nvedia
01-03-2016, 05:44 PM
Good job smartguru
We all should start contributing if it helps the GC cause

Also, I guess IV should fix the link
It keeps saying
Goal amount for this month: 10000 USD, Received: 0 USD (0%)

RandomizedPrecision
01-03-2016, 05:49 PM
Contributed $100 recurring for 12 months - the least I can do. No reason why IV should be short of funds.

LAGUY
01-03-2016, 06:30 PM
The ongoing call is very informative and thanks IV for all the work.
Thanks smartguru for starting this thread.Contributed $60 recurring for 12 months .
Guys Please contribute and lets make sure that IV is not short of funds.

thanks

what_if
01-03-2016, 07:04 PM
I'm set up for a monthly contribution and added a one-time donation. Thank you IV.

gaur_ashu
01-03-2016, 07:17 PM
Added a 12 month subscription. Thanks IV

awaaz
01-03-2016, 08:06 PM
Added a 12 month subscription. Thanks IV

I have donated $100 one time and $60 recurring for 12 months. Please donate guys. We are not giving this money to anyone infact we are spending this money for a cause which will in turn benefit all of us.

sundeepreddym
01-03-2016, 08:57 PM
IV Team - Each time you conduct a public like the one today, you raise the curtain and show us the tough battle you, as a team, fight on our behalf.

I signed up for $60/month for 12 months. Transaction # S-0CF15782R78117912.

Will request friends and family to donate their money/ time for the cause.

Eagerly waiting for the first iteration of comments to post.

Jambo
01-03-2016, 10:35 PM
IV Core team,

Can we deduct our contributions for tax purposes? How can we get a receipt?

essell
01-03-2016, 10:41 PM
Can we deduct our contributions for tax purposes? How can we get a receipt?

These are Not tax deductable
(they go towards lobbying for our cause and not for charity)

casinoking
01-03-2016, 10:47 PM
These are Not tax deductable
(they go towards lobbying for our cause and not for charity)

You are contributing to non profit org not directly to lobbying. Should be tax deductible.

essell
01-03-2016, 10:51 PM
You are contributing to non profit org not directly to lobbying. Should be tax deductible.

Are my contributions tax-deductible?

Even though our organization helps a large number of people, since advocacy is a significant part of our expenses, we have a Tax exemption status under section 501(c)(4) . Because our Organization is not an Organization described in section 170(c) of the code, contributors may not deduct contributions made to our organization.Read more about this at the IRS website - Donations to Section 501(c)(4) Organizations.

Reference Link (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=44#TaxDeductible)

bob4gc
01-03-2016, 10:51 PM
This might help.

Refer: ImmigrationVoice.org - Questions on Contributions? (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=44)


Are my contributions tax-deductible?

Even though our organization helps a large number of people, since advocacy is a significant part of our expenses, we have a Tax exemption status under section 501(c)(4) . Because our Organization is not an Organization described in section 170(c) of the code, contributors may not deduct contributions made to our organization.Read more about this at the IRS website - Donations to Section 501(c)(4) Organizations.

greyhair
01-03-2016, 10:53 PM
You can only tax-deduct contributions to 501 c 3. But 501 c 3 cannot lobby.

IV is a 501 c 4 non-profit organization. To lobby you have to be 501 c 4. This means your contribution is not tax deductible.

gcadv15
01-04-2016, 11:42 AM
I signed up for $60/month for 12 months. Transaction # 2DT74129DD584314A.

haranrk
01-04-2016, 02:30 PM
I have been on the sidelines for far too long. I have been a spectator, watching IV volunteers doing the heavy lifting for me (and for rest of us). The least I can I do is contribute to their efforts monetarily. Thank you again for what you do for us IV!

crackjack9
01-04-2016, 04:53 PM
IV team, Thanks to you for your tireless efforts for advocating our cause all this while.

I pledge to stand by you and contribute in the form of money and time (next lobby day in DC, meeting lawmakers locally). I pledge not to outsource my fight to armchair online warriors, I pledge not to live under the delusion that someone else will fight for my rights.

I pledge to take matters in my own hands.

Set up 100 $ contribution for next 12 months - Txn Id - 5AX454240W710790U

If now now, when ? If not us, who ?

smartguru
01-05-2016, 12:23 AM
I just cancelled my monthly $50 contribution and started monthly $100 contribution ( Transaction ID 8WX90124J4282550C )

It is interesting friends asking about Tax deduction. I wish the same people ask for only 70% green card status (rest 30% green card status not available because of taking tax deduction ).

The money that you donate to IV is
* Not for IV
* Not for members of IV
* It is for you.
* It is for your family.
* It is for your future.

Consider this as an insurance policy.

What is the worst case scenario. That you will lose all the money that you donated to IV.
What is the WORSTEST case scenario. That you will end up being a slave to this EB GC system and to your employer.

On the brighter side, If IV is successful (because IV is able to hire reputable lobby firm from your hard earned money that you donated )
* You get EAD after I140 (hoping there is still light after the current fiasco)
* You get to change jobs based on same-or-similar and get promotions and salary hikes . ( If we sit like this same-similar regulation will also go the EAD for I140 route)
* You get GC because HR213 is passed by IV's efforts in 2016

Think about it. This is not for IV, not for IV members, this if for you and your family. Do not go to restaurant once a month and you will make up for your donation. Donate generously. After all, you and your family deserve better

Greenleaf
01-05-2016, 01:28 AM
Hello IV team

This is the first time I have heard about IV and I am glad that I was able to dial into the call on 3 Jan 2016. Since I am some one who has been following the course of this rule from the day of executive order till today, the call gave me lots of information on the back ground on rule making and also what IV does.

I have initiated my 12 month contribution to IV. I look forward to work with IV and volunteer if needed for this cause

Thanks much for the opportunity.

Greenleaf
01-05-2016, 01:53 AM
Also wanted to thank IV for providing the comments to be posted on regulations.gov. I have posted the same on the link.

moon_walker333
01-05-2016, 11:56 AM
Learned the hard way. If you don't take action now you shouldn't expect anything in future.

Lobbying costs money and that is what we need to reach the right people in Administration to get the right rule out people.

Subscribed for $60 contribution for 12 months. Transaction ID: 3K838800KK810112B

achyan
01-05-2016, 12:49 PM
Transaction ID 6ME83086JR326543P -Humble contribution of $60 for 12 months

bfullife
01-05-2016, 01:04 PM
I signed up for $30/month for 12 months. Transaction # 1V2768007B535222J

Hopefully that helps

Happy 2016

ahiyer
01-05-2016, 01:24 PM
I signed up for $100 for 12 months Transaction ID# 4XG72142SX130363V.

Thanks IV for all your support and help.

Chief34
01-05-2016, 05:26 PM
Signed up for 100$/month, for 12 months. Hopefully, we get enough to enable IV to make a difference.

Transaction ID: 3U601693SM4736053

DMX17
01-05-2016, 06:00 PM
Great job all for helping with your donations. Proud to see people showing support.

I just upgraded mine to $100/month for 2016. Hopefully we will be able to employ lobbying firm to make things happen in 2016.

puneet2k5
01-05-2016, 09:05 PM
Signed up for 12 month recurring donation .. 100 dollars a month..

I believe IV should be more forth coming in asking for funds.. Should have a dedicated page that shows much is collected and who donated.

The page should provide a goal to people on how much funds IV need on quarterly basis and for what specific endavours.
Ours is reasonably financially sound community. I am sure thousands would contribute when they would have clear understanding on how much funds IV needs and for what exact action items.

Puneet

crackjack9
01-05-2016, 11:11 PM
Glad to see a lot of people helping or trying to help in one way or other..
I would like to thank you all and would like to convey that I just heard that PA 12 Congressman Keith Rothfus will cosponsor HR 213. Thanks to my friend and a PA 12 resident – ‘whatever2015’ who coordinated the local meetings with Congressman’s office and happily volunteered with me to collect signatures on physical petition to Congressman at Indian grocery stores, local community diwali / holiday parties, Bal Vihar kids classes. We ended up collecting over 200 signatures and hand delivered them to the Congressman in end of Nov. And Congressman today confirmed that he will cosponsor HR213 and said that he will “look forward to working to get this passed”.
Congressman Keith Rothfus belongs to Freedom Caucus. So guys you are all welcome to our tea party celebrations. I will buy everyone a hot cutting chai at the next Lobby Day / Advocacy event in DC. Waiting for IV to announce next lobby day and this will be my third in last seven months. See you all there. :cool: We will get this EO and HR213 done this year.. And Thanks again all volunteers / contributors for your support.

RandomizedPrecision
01-07-2016, 10:12 AM
Bumping this post up. Please don't stay on the sidelines. The time is now.

haranrk
01-08-2016, 05:51 PM
Bumping up the post again! Please kickstart your monthly recurring contribution!