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Old 09-18-2007, 09:59 PM
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I looked for you a lot. Couldn't find you!
I saw you from afar when they were introducing you with the bull horn! And everyone was clapping at you. I was standing with 2 placards facing Constitution Avenue, near the traffic lights! We need to meet soon in person!
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Can some one who has the videos post it to yahoo. here is the link for posting

http://news.yahoo.com/you-witness-news
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Default Thank you IV

Thank you all the people who made it a success. I am one of those people who couldn't take part.

When is the next one?
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Thank you all the people who made it a success. I am one of those people who couldn't take part.

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Old 09-18-2007, 10:05 PM
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I looked for you a lot. Couldn't find you!
How could you have missed him?

He was the only non-Indian/non-Chinese in the crowd.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:07 PM
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looks like you also have some signup sheets with you gcretroiv.You silly, stupid and funny gcretroiv don't you know to give those back to valunteers at the end.

OK we have 2000 number from Franklin + 500 from this signup sheets thief a.k.a gcretroiv.

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Total Disaster.

Very few people attended, not covered much in any news channel except 2 (Business week and roll call are paid ones with volunteers contribution)
Finally it is a Total Diaster rally due to lack of partcipation from members.The members attended is around 400 to 500.

People may start jumping on me, but friends it is the mere fact and reality.
If somebody can not accept reality, it is their issue.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:08 PM
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How could you have missed him?

He was the only non-Indian/non-Chinese in the crowd.
Not true, but by the way, here's a humorous anecdote, some people told me they had thought I was a woman, haha (from the name)....wait, you guys know I'm a guy, right????
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:11 PM
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Default Yeah, I wanted to attend that!

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You also missed the reception on Monday evening. It was easy to find persons there.

It was very good. Three lawmakers addressed the reception and the food was great.
But I couldn't get away from a business meeting in Dallas on Monday, as I had aleady cancelled some important business on Tuesday so I could be at the rally. My plane got into DCA at 1:30 am this morning!

The food part sounds great (I haven't eaten today because I have been so excited about the rally's success), but especially what great success with the lawmakers!!!
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:13 PM
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I don't know what it is, but I had this great feeling while I was on the Rally, a feeling of pride, courage, union. I really enjoyed being in the rally, seeing all other members, families, and little kids. It just made me feel I belong somewhere.
I had to mention this again, I know there is at least 10 people in my organization who promised to come to the Rally, I was looking all over for you guys, Then I found out none of you showed up after I called you at your offices! That really made feel bad, you all work in Virginia less than 30 minutes from DC. You should be a shame of your selves. A lot of people came from all over the country with their families and little kids. I just need to understand why?
We all in the same situation here, I am not going to speak to you again. sorry
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Not true, but by the way, here's a humorous anecdote, some people told me they had thought I was a woman, haha (from the name)....wait, you guys know I'm a guy, right????
Sometimes they call you Jamie instead of Jaime.

Jaime is a very macho name in Spanish.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:19 PM
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Jaime is a very macho name in Spanish.
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Thumbs up I am one of those that joined later

Jaime is right , many joined after the rally started. I am one of those that joined later. We were atleast 5 people who came in together and I saw many more after us. And we joined AFTER the rally reached capitol. My only peeve was that many people were leaving even before the congressman began talking. People came there for the rally and then the leave as the meeting is going on --made no sense to me.

Anyway, the only reason we were late in joining was because we could not live with the fact that there were people flying in for the rally and we who were in Metro DC were not going. Thank you all for inspiring us to be there. It felt great do something for ourself.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:45 PM
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Thumbs up Rally - great experience !!!

My husband and I attended the rally today with our 11 month old. It was extremely well organized. Kudos to the core team and everybody else who worked on this tirelessly.

It was a GREAT experience and I wouldn't have missed it for the world. There was a good turnout...I would say 2000-3000+ people...but I didn't count exactly...all I can say with authority is that there was a huge line in front of us and a seemingly unending line behind us..

All the people I met were so committed to our cause and it was refreshing talking to them and exchanging views with them.

We heard Aman, Jay, Mark, Dr Gupta etc speak. All of them were VERY good speakers and could move the crowd.

There were lots of media people present so sooner or later more reports are going to come in I suppose.

We also got the chance to meet the Deputy to the Congresswoman of our district. We talked to him about the GC situation for nearly 30 mins. Btw, he mentioned that this was the FIRST time he was meeting people related to **legal** immigration and that he had met several delegations in the recent past who were representing the interests of the "other" form of immigration.

So, I think the fact that all of us were able to get in front of our representatives and were able to personally tell them our stories (and to bring out the distinction between legal and illegal immigration) is itself worth the trip to DC.
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Not to forget "Lunck Brake" Rallyists. A huge bunck approximately of 100-200came out of Various Federal offices and marched with us. They did not register as these guys came out during lunch time and went back after their break....

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We have finished counting up the people who registered, and there were over 2000 people that attended.

This, of course, doesn't include our great immigration voice friends Greg Siskind and Sheela Murthy. Who both walked with us side by side.

The post rally speeches were filled by CNN, covered by Washington Post and many other news organizations.

Congressmen even gave speeches

Don't spread disinformation, hater!

You quite obviously weren't there
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