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Old 10-05-2007, 03:37 PM
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Default IDEA: Conditional Pledge to Dept Of Education

OK this is just an idea. If IV supports this idea then i am ready to go by it.

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IDEA: CONDITIONAL PLEDGE

I am ready to pledge $1000 to any program associated with Department of Education (specially Science and Math programs) IF Congress passes the amendements to bring relief to Legal High Skilled Immigrants before the end of current session.

The plight of legal high skilled immigrants and their ask list is well documented. The congress has just chosen to ignore the requests due to disagreements on COMPLETELY UNRELATED issues of illegal immigration and H1-B visas. ================================================== ================================

Basic Principles:

1. Collect the funds, contributors names and addresses in a holding account.
2. IF Congress meets the condition, provide the funds to Dept of Education.
3. IF the Congress does not meet the condition, return the funds to original contributor.
4. IF some of the contributors so choose, they can still go ahead and donate either full or part of the sum to Department of Ed..

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Me doing it alone may seem inconsequential, but even if 100 other IV members join a similar pledge and we advertise well, this could become meaningful. If IV likes the idea i can try to give it a more concrete shape. We need to cover the following Key aspects:

1. Managing Transactions (deposits, and if necessary refunds): Need to store , name, address and contributions on a holding account. We can piggy back on what core already has.

2. Legalities of the matter. Our conditional pledge is meant for a non profit organization. It is conditional upon congressional action on something that will benefit us.

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Also please don't turn this into a 'contribution to IV' or 'join state chapter' issue as i already support those efforts and this idea is meant as an additional incentive to Congress to break free of their laziness.

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Old 10-05-2007, 03:40 PM
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OK this is just an idea. If IV supports this idea then i am ready to go by it.

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IDEA:

I am ready to pledge $1000 to any program associated with Department of Education (specially Science and Math programs) IF Congress passes the amendements to bring relief to Legal High Skilled Immigrants before the end of current session.

The plight of legal high skilled immigrants and their ask list is well documented. The congress has just chosen to ignore the requests due to disagreements on COMPLETELY UNRELATED issues of illegal immigration and H1-B visas. ================================================== ================================

Me doing it alone may seem inconsequential, but even if 100 other IV members join a similar pledge and we advertise well, this could become meaningful. If IV likes the idea i can try to give it a more concrete shape.

Also please don't turn this into a 'contribution to IV' or 'join state chapter' issue as i already support those efforts and this idea is meant as an additional incentive to Congress to break free of their laziness.

I'll join this too if we can get a group
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:48 PM
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Default absolutely brilliant

I agree. After all a portion of our H1 fees (for those us in H1) goes towards an education fund anyway.

If IV core agrees on this plan. We should rope in atleast 10,000 people. Even a $100 pledge each will translate into $1mil which will look good in media headlines - 'High skilled legal immigrants pledge $1million towards US higher education'.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:52 PM
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Thumbs up Very good idea

Count me in. This is way better than the flower and stopper campaign. I think we should do this. Even if we don't get any of the result we expect we can be happy that we did this for a noble cause.
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I agree. After all a portion of our H1 fees (for those us in H1) goes towards an education fund anyway.

If IV core agrees on this plan. We should rope in atleast 10,000 people. Even a $100 pledge each will translate into $1mil which will look good in media headlines - 'High skilled legal immigrants pledge $1million towards US higher education'.
Rope 10000 people from where? They won't donate $10 to IV...are you sure they are gonna donate $1000?

BTW...I join this pledge (seems like a great idea).
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Default Very good Idea

I am ready to pledge the same to US - Department of Education.
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Lightbulb Good idea

I will chip in if we can form a group....seems like a great incentive to get congress moving....

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OK looks like we are gaining some momentum here.

Basic Principles:

1. Collect the funds, contributors names and addresses in a holding account.
2. IF Congress meets the condition, provide the funds to Dept of Education.
3. IF the Congress does not meet the condition, return the funds to original contributor.
4. IF some of the contributors so choose, they can still go ahead and donate either full or part of the sum to Department of Ed..

Does anyone have experience in creating such a holding accounting? Maybe if IV supports, they can help. Not sure of the legalities involved. We need to be very confident about being able to manage the account and return donations if the conditions are not met.
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Thumbs up Star Idea!

You have my support. Money moves mountains in congress, especially during election times.
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Default will it work?

I doubt, it more sounds like buying GC, but if experts/Core gives green signalwe can go ahead. One thing for sure, as someone said earlier they can't get $10 to IV then $100 is like day dreaming.
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I doubt, it more sounds like buying GC, but if experts/Core gives green signalwe can go ahead. One thing for sure, as someone said earlier they can't get $10 to IV then $100 is like day dreaming.

The difference here is money will be returned in case congress does not take action.

The basic question that everyone has to answer is whether one is ready donate to Dept of Ed once congress takes positive action on the amendments.

The money, of course, will have to be kept upfront in a holding account to make this real.

Also, we are not buying anything as we are only donating to a government sponsored program.
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Default Great Idea

We can not contribute money to Election Candidates, but it is a way to put our money to influence congress, and set us apart from illegals and at the same time win goodwill of people.

However still the challenge is to get all the IV members to contribute. By the way I am in.
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