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03-23-2006, 01:03 PM

Can we contact Center for Community Change for our cause ?

I watched their Excecutive Director Deepak Bhargava on CPSAN yesterday on
a program of Immigrant Rights.


Ed: Moved to appropriate new thread from news articles thread. Please try to the thread topic when you post. Thanks!

03-23-2006, 02:01 PM

Can we contact Center for Community Change for our cause ?

I watched their Excecutive Director Deepak Bhargava on CPSAN yesterday on
a program of Immigrant Rights.


Sent out a note to Deepak. Will keep the thread posted with any updates....thanks

03-23-2006, 03:06 PM
As the discussion of immigration bills is heating up, we have a need for a format of email (preferably culled from immigration voice home page). We need to continue the media contact blitz because many of these media folks don't know the issues pertaining the legal immigrants; in particular GC and I-485 issues.

I have already emailed this idea to 'contact us' email of immigration voice.
I have attached a sample media format, that we can work today and finalize.
It starts:
In my opinion, the immigration discussion that is currently going on and scheduled to come up for discussion at the Senate on Mar 27th, 2006, should alleviate the problems faced by legal immigrants who are in the country for a number of years., persons like me. They are facing many problems in their pursit of permanent residency. This discussion should specifically address the process of naturalization and obtaining a Green Card. This and its related issues are listed below:
(read the attachment for full write up)

Any ideas.

03-23-2006, 05:22 PM
With a fast and swift response, one of the moderators from IV provided me with a general format.

I modified it and have posted here below. I had already sent to Nedra Pickler (npickler@ap.org) and Elliot Spagat(espagat@ap.org
). I have all the emails of media contacts and in the process of tabulating them alphabetically, so that viewers in a hurry can see them easily, before posting here. Comeback and check again.
Network Program Anchor Email:

Coast to Coast Connected@MSNBC.com
Abrams Report abramsreport@msnbc.com
Hardball Chris Mathews chris.matthews@msnbc.com
Hardball Chris Mathews hardball@msnbc.com
Countdown Keith Olbermann countdown@msnbc.com
Countdown Keith Olbermann KOlbermann@msnbc.com
Scarborough Country Joe Scarborough joe@msnbc.com
The Situation Tucker Carlson tucker.carlson@msnbc.com
News David Shuster dshuster@msnbc.com
News Brian Williams brian.williams@msnbc.com
MSNBC Investigates msnbcinvestigates@msnbc.com
MSNBC Reports msnbcreports@msnbc.com
Meet the Press mtp@nbc.com
Viewer Services viewerservices@msnbc.com
Feedback feedback@msnbc.com
Imus in the Morning Don Imus imus@msnbc.com

03-27-2006, 01:08 PM
IV can contact this organization since they have contact with media and have done research on immigration



03-27-2006, 04:11 PM
If someone has a good flow of the English Language, we can write a letter to the editor.


03-27-2006, 04:35 PM

guys if any of you are members of the above organizations request them to send a mass email to their members about Immigration Voice and ask them for funds . If you have any links of other organizations post them here and contact them.

Here is the email format:


03-27-2006, 07:44 PM
Below is a Copy.

"Dear Editor,
I hope that this letter of mine gets a few minutes of your precious time.
While there is a raging debate going on in the Senate about how to accomodate illegal immigrants, while there is so much time being given to find solutions to the issue of illegal immigration, a little known fact is that upwards of 350,000 legal immigrants, who have come to the United States legally, contributing to the american community positively, putting their special skill sets to practice to keep american technical, engineering, research and such jobs in america, paying taxes for every penny they earn, for every day they have lived here, these people are languishing for more than five years because of governmental delays and lack of governmental resources to process their applications in a timely manner.
No coverage at all is being given to the plight of these more than 350,000 'legal' immigrants. These legal immigrants are even afraid to come out and protest lest they get into legal problems with the law enforcement because they might be disturbing peace or affecting productivity negatively. Would NPR kindly give a voice to these legal immigrants and let the public know about the silent suffering that these legal immigrants are going through. If any more information is needed at all, please do visit immigrationvoice.com, or contact any of these individuals who are here legally, shrey@immigrationvoice.org
OR call (281) 576-7185 .

Thank You very much for your time."

03-27-2006, 08:34 PM

Our team is in contact with NPR. Are you working with sunil on this?


03-27-2006, 09:41 PM

Our team is in contact with NPR. Are you working with sunil on this?


No Berkeleybee. I just wrote the comments to the editor, and would like to, and wanted to encourage others to do the same so NPR feels a need to bring this view to the public. There are 300,000 of us affected, if only everyone wrote about this to anyone they could. If I am duplicating efforts, my apologies.

03-28-2006, 12:09 PM

It is absolutely fine to write to editors etc. but if you are planning a sustained campaign, it is best to coordinate with the media team lead by Sunil. It is always good to convey the same message from all our outlets.

Also, I urge everyone writing and calling media to keep it civil, DO NOT DENIGRATE other groups, just focus on our issues, and stay polite.