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Old 09-18-2007, 03:28 PM
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Thanks everyone who is attending, A big thanks to all for the sucess of Rally.
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Smile Attended DC rally

I just attended rally and updating the news... About 1200(it's approximate figure) people attened the rally, IV worked very hard to sucess the rally. we got the attention from the media...Rally started around 11.45AM from the Mounument to Capital building finished around 12.45PM.
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Thank you IV for making it. Best wishes to all.
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Good Luck Guys
Goodluck and Best wishes folks !! Really proud of what you do and we stand by you 100%. I personally wanted to be part of this rally but couldnt leave my newborn home. Best wishes from me and my Newborn.

We will make OUR presence felt ..WORLD...!!!!
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I and a group of 10 more from my office attended the rally today. There was lots of enthusiasm among everyone. It was really nice to see a group of Chinese people also joining us. There were lots of reporters from TV Asia, Voice of America and IBN etc who also walked along with us from the monument to the capitol building taking pictures and interviewing people. There were lots of people honking to support our cause. IV had arranged roses and we passed it along to all the people along the way. I had to leave because some of my friends who drove along with me had to pick thier kids up, but it was really nice to see such a big crowd getting together to fight a common cause.
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It seems everyone is at his/her way back to home.
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Congradulations to all the brave heroes who marched today, I received my greencard but I still wanted to attend the ralley, I was not able to make due to personal reasons.

keep up the good work
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Members from DC who have returned, can you please post about the rally.
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My sources tell me that there was a solid turn out of 2000 + members at the rally and the support was tremendous for this event.
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Thanks guys to be there. I wish i 'm there with you guys but i live all the way over here at HAWAII. My best wish is always with you guys. I already went to the temple couple of times to sat my prayer about the whole issues. MAY GOD be with us in this tought time....

WE SHALL OVERCOME if we're together and set an example.
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Thumbs up Go IV

I just got back from the DC rally and the people turn out was very impressive.
I got there around 8:45 AM. A little worried as I didn't see more than 50-75 people intitally and the crowd was still around 200 - 300 around 10 AM.

But after 10Am, IV members starting coming in high numbers and within an span of 1 hour, there are more than 600-700 people. My guess about the head count is around 1000+.

1.They had a regristration both where most of the people registered themselves and were given IV T-shirsts if they dont have one.
2.Then there were placards about 500 next to the IV booth and each member took one and were searching to find the best solgan placards.
3. IV volunteers were giving water bottles to the members standing at the curb displaying the placards.
4. There was huge response from the people and were honking to support IV
5. Then IV members were given flowers to pass it to the on lookers.
6. The rally started around 11:50 with a speech from Aman Kapoor and then IV members were given state flags and US flags.
7.There was a huge turn out from CA (Personally I felt let down by the East Coast people).
8.When the rally was in procession, the cops were blocking the street traffic for a smooth passage of the IV memvers and the length of the rally memebers is about 4 to 5 blocks.
9.This created a lot of traffic jam and a lot of people were honking.
10.Saw reporters from Reuters, New York Times, Washington Post.
11. Saw some people joining in the middle of the rally.
12. Almost forgot to mention about our Chinese brothers and sisters who joined in the rally also ( Legal Immigration Association)
13.Once we reached the capitol hill, everyone gathered in front of the podium - Then couple of speeches by IV members and Congressmen.
14. A big thanks to all the IV members who made it to the rally and who also supported IV acitivites and who couldn't make it.

Hopefully some will upload the speeches soon.
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Here are some video shots from the event...check out the "more from user" section to see the all the videos. I'm working on uploading everything I captured.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...50390126898111
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It went very well. People started arriving as early as 8 am. Everyone
yes I mean everyone who showed up got IV tshirts that shows the
american flag. We ran out of it after sometime.

Some members took initiative and started standing on the sidewalk on
two roads ( imagine L shape intersection) carrying placards and that
got good response from people driving by. Soon we had lot of IV
members following that Jamie reported Senator Kerry who was driving
by waved at us but we missed taking photos.

We started passing flowers and small american flags to people walking
by. Some time later when it was time to rally, CNN IBN showed up and
interviewed several members and of course Aman. Every state chapter
got their big state flag and combined with big US flags it was a sea of flags

Aman addressed the crowd and we started marching towards capitol
building. We marched on the road. We were given our own lane and we
didn't have to wait in the intersection when the light is red. So the
traffic was stopped while we went through the intersection. Mind you
it took a while for the huge crowd to go through and they stopped
traffic for that time.

When we reached capitol a stage was set with the capitol building as
backdrop. Startted with Abhijeet and others guitar and song. Jay
addressed the crowd and went on offensive, expect to hear from Lou
dobbs soon.

Rep.Mcdormatt address was good but he made the mistake of clubbing
legal and illegal issues together. Dr vivek gupta gave a very eloquent
speech. Mark's speech was very funny but thought provking. Sheela
murthy talked about her support for immigrant community and pointed
out how lawmakers make a mistake of combining our issues with
illegals. Finally Aman's speech was as usual inspiring. We ended it
national anthem sung very well by a IV member
(Sorry forgot the name) and abhijeet finished with a short poem.

what a great team DC has. Sivakand, Arun and the other team members
did an amazing work. At no point I saw chaos or problems. Such was
their coordination.

And forgot to mention. No one taunted as from the public and the cops
were very cooperative.
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Congratulations to IV for a job well done!!! I'm SO proud of you guys!!! Thank you so much!!!
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Immigration Voice and participants.

You guys are doing incredible jobs and there is not enough words to praise you all.

Since unfortunately I could not make it to the Rally, I wanted to congratulate and wish you guys all the best for taking this rally and demonstrating legal immigration and immigrants importance.


Thanks Much for representing millions of immigrants.

Jay

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