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ARUNRAMANATHAN 08-08-2007 11:03 AM

OK this is what I could come up with after
 
spending lot of time with my daughter .....


Twinkle Twinkle USCIS Star
How I wonder you 're going to slove this all

vasujs 08-11-2007 03:16 PM

131 129 797 140 485 693 765 .... I am tired of filling forms from 10 years :( .
Please let me get back to my life and live my dream.


131 129 94 140 485 693 765 797 not a wierd Arithmetic progression .
It is life of a Legal immigrant.

XYZ Breaking News Jan 2077 -->
USCIS grants perminant residency posthumously to 1,00,000 legal immigrants.


131 129 797 140 485 693 765 .... I am tired of filling forms from 10 years :(
Please let me get back to my life and live my dream.


131 129 797 140 485 693 765. Why complicate it just to cover incompetance ?.

1+ Year just to verify finger prints ????. C'mon you can do better.

Law Abiding, Paying Taxes, Master's in Education,Contributing to the Economy, What am I missing ---> Identity(GC) :( .


Per country GC Limit ??? --> Don't mix Competency with Nationality.


100% legal, 100K+ Taxes paid, 10+ years waiting ,
100+ Visa bulletins read, Tons of Paper work filled
Stll waiting for GC .

Taxes paid --> 100K +
Years Waiting --> 10 + Yrs.
Visa Bullettins Read --> 100+
GC Paperwork Filled --> 10 LBS
GC expenses -->10 K
GC Approval Date --> GOK ( God Only Knows )


They take several month's even to give a receipt number. Heck I can't even leave the country till i get it.


Free Country except for aspiring legal immigrants.

iv.issues 08-11-2007 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by at485stage (Post 139173)
Recapture Lost Dream
Why send our lives downstream
Recapture Visa Number
Why act like dumb & dumber

Give us independence
Set a precedence
Make us permanent
Spare the Dependant

I was from China. I am going to the protest. My suggestion for the slogans is to AVOID "Increase Visa numbers" but focus on "Recapture the visa numbers". Focus on the rules that the USCIS should follow but does not.

imm_check 08-14-2007 07:31 PM

Banner Suggestion...
 
I got this idea...How about this...

We’re Legally Bound. Help Us

paskal 08-14-2007 07:35 PM

not for a banner- for flyer
 
waiting forever for GC?
Join the IV rally in DC!
See you 9/18 Washington Mall, 9 AM
www.immigrationvoice.org

dilvahabilyeha 08-14-2007 08:21 PM

We know what law means!
We're clean by all means!


GC delay leads to Brain warming!
That's worser than Global warming!


If we do the GC pick up!
Housing market will pick up!


We contributed proudly to Hybrid!
No Green Cards, We have no Pride!


The Economy Tree grows bigger!
When our GC Tree grows quicker!


Only when we all use our Laptops!
U can upgrade your countertops! :)


USCIS!
U might use many memory cards!
Did you forget our Green cards?


FBI!
Pls finish the name checks quicker!
We all gone! no names! then US future?


PS: You can expand GC to GreenCard and make a 3 liner slogan!


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dilvahabilyeha 08-14-2007 08:29 PM

Please note this is very important for our banners to be effective for cameras, publics' readability, media coverage.

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentor...rd_fonts.shtml

Navigate the site further for more info pls!


Please pour in some thougts on the usability/readability lines.....

ps: This thread handle needs an edit, Sep 13 to Sep 18
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bach007 08-14-2007 09:04 PM

Slogan Idea
 
We demand there be NO Frontlog and Backlog
Legal immigration pipeline be free of all clog


Please feel free to refine as suitable. ;)

Here's another one :D

USCIS, Did you get our "Get Well Soon" Flowers?
Hope to REALLY see you get well and functional!

franklin 08-14-2007 10:35 PM

Looking for more specific slogans
 
Thanks guys, and thank you dilvahabilyeha for the link - very useful!

I'd like to get some specific slogans for the following things:-

Name Checks
H4
Country of origin
Unused visa recapture

For further information, font size will be between 120 - 250 or so, which means the word "IMMIGRATION" for example, will fit on 1 line only of a 3 foot wide piece of paper.

This allows for about 3 or 4 lines of text (not including a big "immigrationvoice.org" lettering) - hence my plea to keep things brief :)

Here are examples of the limits at legible font sizes.


DID YOU LIKE YOUR FLOWERS?
Now we protest for our RIGHTS!!!

or (at a significantly smaller font - 65pts)
“REMEMBER, REMEMBER ALWAYS, THAT ALL OF US, AND YOU AND I ESPECIALLY, ARE DESCENDED FROM IMMIGRATIONS AND REVOLUTIONISTS.”
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

dilvahabilyeha 08-14-2007 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by franklin (Post 147059)
Thanks guys, and thank you dilvahabilyeha for the link - very useful!

I'd like to get some specific slogans for the following things:-

Name Checks
H4
Country of origin
Unused visa recapture

For further information, font size will be between 120 - 250 or so, which means the word "IMMIGRATION" for example, will fit on 1 line only of a 3 foot wide piece of paper.

This allows for about 3 or 4 lines of text (not including a big "immigrationvoice.org" lettering) - hence my plea to keep things brief :)

Here are examples of the limits at legible font sizes.


DID YOU LIKE YOUR FLOWERS?
Now we protest for our RIGHTS!!!

or (at a significantly smaller font - 65pts)
“REMEMBER, REMEMBER ALWAYS, THAT ALL OF US, AND YOU AND I ESPECIALLY, ARE DESCENDED FROM IMMIGRATIONS AND REVOLUTIONISTS.”
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

franklin;
1) What font to be used and

2) What's the size of the board.

3) Also the length of the pole should be long enough for us so that we don't raise our hands to hold the boards high over our head, you know we will be tired after a while :). Having a pole of rectangle cross section would be more comfy than a circle one and also easy to nail the boards and also we can make sure the above board is facing front and back.

4) Having slogans (may be same one) both the sides will give good look than the pole at the back and it will be useful for the people to read at our back if they feel shy to read the front before us. :) just imagining what a common guy on the street would do if they see a rally

I am sure you must be thinking more than this; just trying to put all my thoughts that trigger other angles to you all so that we extract the max out of this rally.

tiinap 08-15-2007 12:22 AM

I think the best tone for the banners would be humble and reasonable requests, and pointing to some of the obvious flaws in the current system.

1) "Cut green card waiting times to 3 years"
Most Americans think getting a green card takes a few months, so this should catch their attention, "wait, does it really take more than 3 years now?"

2) "Growing old waiting for green card; Projected green card waiting times are up to 25 years"

3) "U.S. College education: check
Job (not stolen): check
Speak English: check
Never broke the law: check

Can I apply for a green card: NO, I'm not even allowed to get in line"

4) "Bring back the points-based immigration system, it beats the wait-for-10-years-system"

5) "Endless lines are not a solution"

6) "Legal immigrants for McCain" (I am)

franklin 08-15-2007 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dilvahabilyeha (Post 147099)
franklin;
1) What font to be used and
A very legible one :)

2) What's the size of the board.
Whilst I've had no particular directive, based on our SJ experience, the standard for 3 foot by 2 foot with landscape orientation seemed both manageable for those that carried the boards, and legible on camera, and as a group.

3) Also the length of the pole should be long enough for us so that we don't raise our hands to hold the boards high over our head, you know we will be tired after a while :). Having a pole of rectangle cross section would be more comfy than a circle one and also easy to nail the boards and also we can make sure the above board is facing front and back.

See answer to #2 - yes, we are on it :)

4) Having slogans (may be same one) both the sides will give good look than the pole at the back and it will be useful for the people to read at our back if they feel shy to read the front before us. :) just imagining what a common guy on the street would do if they see a rally
The double sided board idea is an EXCELLENT one - thanks!

I am sure you must be thinking more than this; just trying to put all my thoughts that trigger other angles to you all so that we extract the max out of this rally.

See some nice purple colored answers

dilvahabilyeha 08-15-2007 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by franklin (Post 147159)
See some nice purple colored answers

Quote:

Originally Posted by franklin (Post 147159)
See some nice purple colored answers

Yep, nice color good readability :)! (personally I feel the font should not so , so that after a decent distance the letters should not blend into eachother for the readers, as long as you take care of it, it should great ;) )
Thanks for the response!

The double sided slogan was some thing a pratical expnce, I had to make sure I am holding the front side of the board "front facing", then thought double sided slogan will be worry free for the holding person, more real estate for the slogans, good visibility to the public and the media (front and back) :) I think you replied twice thinking front and back hahaha ;)

jk333 08-15-2007 03:26 PM

SJ banners..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by franklin (Post 147159)
See some nice purple colored answers

"Whilst I've had no particular directive, based on our SJ experience, the standard for 3 foot by 2 foot with landscape orientation seemed both manageable for those that carried the boards, and legible on camera, and as a group."

Sj banners were great. Correct dimensions, great font and not too heavy.
And also an immediate relief from the Sun!! :D

It did get kind of hard, when it was too windy.
Does it make sense to punch a few holes in the boards?
This should be done atleast for the banners surely.

dilvahabilyeha 08-15-2007 03:42 PM

Punched boards may be not be appealing but banners should have for sure.

Instead of plain vanilla rectangle boards, something creative or atleast rounded corners will be soothing to the eyes and will add upto the "peaceful" rally than with boards with sharp edges! Even the boards can be painted with nice color borders which are pleasant like green, pink, etc......


By the way Happy Indian Independance Day All! :)

centaur 08-16-2007 05:04 PM



Legal Before Illegal

apb 08-16-2007 07:46 PM

Some insight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jk333;
"Whilst I've had no particular directive, based on our SJ experience, the standard for 3 foot by 2 foot with landscape orientation seemed both manageable for those that carried the boards, and legible on camera, and as a group."

Sj banners were great. Correct dimensions, great font and not too heavy.
And also an immediate relief from the Sun!! :D

It did get kind of hard, when it was too windy.
Does it make sense to punch a few holes in the boards?
This should be done atleast for the banners surely.

To make approx 30 placards in SJ it took approx 5 hours with three people plus ONE wood stapler and working under the light in the parking lot of HomeDepot. Approx 1 hour with 3 people was taken to paste the banners on the placard again outside the Indian grocery store lead by GSC99.

Franklin/GSC99 can best describe the font size. The banners in SJ were just stapled to the wood and some glue were added.

Best place to get cardboard of size 2X2 = COSTCO. They use these boards as layer separators for stacking cans/boxes.
Get multiple wood staplers (learn how to refill PINS.... before you start working). Scout for working bench. We used HomeDepot cart. It is difficult to sit and work. Standing and working is easier. AND Finally have plenty of space in your car to store these banners and transport. Last but not the least have these banners collected for later purpose after the rally. Again be ready with car space.

gaggu 08-16-2007 10:13 PM

How is this one ?
 
[center]Green Card or Dream Card !!!!!!CENTER]


For H4 spouses

My wife came on H4
She can’t work no more
Getting H1 is not easy anymore
USCIS please help. She can’t work on H4

gaggu 08-16-2007 10:18 PM

Another one..
 
American Dream or Green Card Nightmare !!!!

gaggu 08-16-2007 10:31 PM

Another one...
 



Cost of H1B =$ 5000
Cost of Green Card = $ 15000
Follow all rules and still stuck in backlog for 5-8 years = Hopeless !!





american-dream-on-leash 08-19-2007 03:34 PM

Pappu, please take a look at below banner ideas that I have made.

1.I have a dream, but it's on leash.

2.Government leash on my American dream!

3.Melting pot,but you turned the fire off.

4.Paying price for becoming American.

5.We help Keep jobs within America.

6.We are carrying the burden of keeping America competitive.

7.I pay with my future to keep America competitive.

8.Chained American dreams.

9.Today I am holding a broken American principle: Pursuit of Happiness!

10.Listen this outcry, give us the Green cards.

11.I will not produce any more inventions.Whats the point when I cant leave country to visit my mom who is sick?

12.From corporate offices to the streets in Washington DC.

13.I am a doctor and I cure America. Who is curing my pain?

14.Coming soon in theatres! Sad Plight of an American High tech worker!!



Thanks-
Joby James

bach007 08-19-2007 04:23 PM

Good one!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gaggu (Post 148923)
American Dream or Green Card Nightmare !!!!


That's a good one. :)

dilvahabilyeha 08-20-2007 12:01 PM

Thought! compiling will help of some sort!
 


We need US, US needs us !.
-----Let's Win Win :) -----



Quicker GC (Green Card) to us,
US remains the GC (Great Country)!


High Skill + GC = Leading USA
High Skill - GC = Lagging USA



Funny Thought :)

It Hurts when you call me Alien!
FYI: My child is American!




Your Loss is their Gain!
Don't lose us US!


Our Sweat is Water to US Economy !
Let Economy not be dried soon !


Where is my Green Card ?
I have traded in my life long back.



When will America bless me a Green Card?
God Bless America!



Immigration is America's Irrigation!
Maintenance required for the Irrigation Dept!


Reading all these Banners!
You can know our Manners!


I flew here with Hope !
Will US betray me? Nope !



No Pain, No Gain (GC) ! OK, I got it!
But should the pain be life long?


Health is Wealth! I'm Losing both here!
Green Card Where are you ?



Work while you Work, Play while you Play!
I am working, why are you playing with my GC !


We do Value Addition to US!
Pls. don't do Value Subtraction to us!


I've answered to "What have you done for this country?"
Ok now answer me!, "What has this country done for me?"



Do you see Hurricanes in your life daily?
We do, personally and professionally!


We work to make US Fly!
Let us(US) not make ourselves(us) Fly!



For years, have been paying Social Security!
So far,I'm not part of this Society nor got any Security!


Everyday we improve Technology!
For years we're in Waitology!



Targetting Media Coverage!

Media! We support your Systems!
Will you support us and US?


Media! cover us!
US will recover!


Press! we're under injustice press!
Free us!


Camera! you use my software!
Why don't you see my 'pain'ware!


Dear Press! we are supressed!
Do something 4 us 2 B impressed!


Media Pal, Let's gather All!
Injustice can't make us Fall!


Media! not the Greed Card!
We are here for Green Card!




USCIS!
Don't take us for a Ride!
and don't lose your Pride!


USCIS!
Respect the educated!
The country is benefited!


USCIS!
We believe in "rule of law".
Don't make it as "bla bla bla"!


USCIS!
We're hungry for years!
Where's your GC drive thru?


Give us the GC!
For U our Votes R easy!


9th Effective Habit!
Don't ignore the Highly Skilled!


My hair turned Grey!
Due to Green Card Delay!


Landed here young and bright!
Stranded for GC, losing my sight!


With our Skills US Rocks!
No GC! Our Skulls are Rocks!


Hello Motto! Take a Photo!
We're in pain, not playing lotto!

Landed US Healthy and Brisk!
No GC! my Whole Life's at Risk!




We know what law means!
We're clean by all means!


GC delay leads to Brain warming!
That's worser than Global warming!


If we do the GC pick up!
Housing market will pick up!


We contributed proudly to Hybrid!
No Green Cards, We have no Pride!


The Economy Tree grows bigger!
When our GC Tree grows quicker!


Only when we all use our Laptops!
U can upgrade your countertops! :)


USCIS!
U might use many memory cards!
Did you forget our Green cards?


FBI!
Pls finish the name checks quicker!
We all gone! no names! then US future?


PS: You can expand GC to GreenCard and make a 3 liner slogan!



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likgod 08-20-2007 01:08 PM

Make it simple!
 
Let's use simple but meaningful slogan, how about like this:

I HAVE A DREAM, TOO!!!

RNGC 08-20-2007 06:21 PM

Make Legal Immigration Simple:
Legally in the country for 3 years ?
Paid State and Fedral Taxes ?
Have you been a Law abiding resident of USA?
If YES to all...Here is your GREEN CARD

gjoe 08-20-2007 07:14 PM

Help abolish modern day Slavery
 
"Help abolish modern day Slavery"

gjoe 08-20-2007 07:48 PM

We are not taking your jobs
 
"We are not taking your jobs, you are sending them there"

nomad 08-21-2007 02:35 PM

Rally Teaser
 
Uploaded a Rally Teaser on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0F3eqQP7yw

Please share it with your friends, and invite them for the Rally '07.

[ sorry for repeat postings ]

gsc999 08-21-2007 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nomad (Post 151245)
Uploaded a Rally Teaser on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0F3eqQP7yw

Please share it with your friends, and invite them for the Rally '07.

[ sorry for repeat postings ]

Good work

Green06 08-21-2007 03:52 PM

Don't Let Us Erode End This Gc Road

needhelp! 08-21-2007 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nomad (Post 151245)
Uploaded a Rally Teaser on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0F3eqQP7yw

Please share it with your friends, and invite them for the Rally '07.

[ sorry for repeat postings ]


Very good.. gets the message across

mps 08-21-2007 04:17 PM

"We demand Employment based Green Card Regulations!

Stop current Employment based Green Card Strangulation!"

mps 08-21-2007 04:25 PM

Our "War" with “Broken Employment Based Green Card System” is already 10 year old with no end in sight!

Green06 08-21-2007 05:27 PM

Legally Lived for seven years in Midwest but stil we are guest.

Green06 08-21-2007 05:31 PM

Bills CIRs Acts come and Go, But let me ask USCIS why am I still in GC Limbo

mpadapa 08-21-2007 05:36 PM

Fix the GC system;
Attract the best brains in the world.


Green Card or Grievance card??

Fix the legal immigration process and
Show the world how to fix immigration issues

dgs 08-21-2007 08:23 PM

Slogans
 
Great work guys...not much that I can think of as yet that is not already expressed in one form of other.

And if the community will allow me so, I will definitely like to share my thoughts on what I think should NOT be a part of the slogans:

H4 = Dependents = wives = always women....I don't like the sound of it...do you think we should keep the gender out of this?

Let's not reflect on business models (onsite/offshore or outsourcing, etc.) - Very sensitive in the corporate world!

Let's also not reflect on any nationalities, races, etc.

Personally, I feel any provocations, ultimatums reflected in the slogans may not be well received. Communicating our contribution, pain areas and impact on our lives should help us solicit more sympathy and attention!

Sorry about only the "Do Not's" but honestly I can't think of any beyond what's already expressed!

naveenarjun 08-22-2007 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gouthamkoneru (Post 136962)
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

Nice one

bijualex29 08-22-2007 04:52 PM

Congress, stop hating the Legal

Congress, please stop hurting the High Skilled immigrant.

Congress, please stop being hypocrites on High Skilled immigrant.

bijualex29 08-22-2007 04:55 PM

We are Doctors too
We provide free brain surgery for Congress.


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