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pappu 09-09-2008 01:38 PM

IV call campaign HR 5882
 
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Update as of Sept 22:
HR 5882 is being marked up for 1pm tomorrow (Sept 23rd 2008). Please continue to call the judiciary committee members below and express your support.

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Originally Posted by Administrator2 (Post 288665)
Update on Sept 12th
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We have learned that in all probability House Judiciary committee will finishing marking up HR5882 in the next committee meeting. The bill is likely to be brought to the House floor the following week. We have been told that if our bill(s) pass the House, Senate will include the language of the bill(s) in another Senate bill that has majority support. We must admit that the time is shot but its still possible.

We request everyone that starting monday, please call all the members of Judiciary committee. Thanks to the members who have already made phone calls to the lawmaker's office. We request you to please call again to show your support starting Monday.

Thanks,

IV has just now got a green light from our lobbyists. We need to start calling now.

Someone please consolidate all information and create a campaign for this. Now is the time to follow up with anybody on the full committee with whom we have previously met or been in contact. Don’t call people who are already cosponsors. Only select people in the committee that are not co-sponsors. Make sure to say that you are a member of immigration voice so that it complements our lobbying efforts.

Please pool your energies and create a list of people to call, phone numbers and what to say. Any moderator will add in the first post of this thread.

Please keep posting your feedback on the thread when you have called. Once the campaign details are posted, post them on other websites too.


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House Judiciary Committee Members


Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.)202- 225-5811
Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)202- 225-3906 (NOT IN FAVOR)
Dan Lungren (R-Calif.)202- 225-5716
Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) 202-225-5911
Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.)202- 225-4176
Rick Boucher (D-Va.) 202-225-3861
Robert C. Scott (D-Va.) (202) 225-8351
Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)202- 225-5431
J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.)202- 225-6365
Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) 202-225-2706 (NOT IN FAVOR)
Ric Keller (R-Fla.)202- 225-2176
Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) 202-225-3035
Lamar S. Smith (R-Texas), Ranking Member 202- 225-6906/ 202- 225-4236 (NOT IN FAVOR)
Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) 202-225-2676
Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) 202-225-3401
Chris Cannon (R-Utah)202- 225-7751
Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) 202-225-2216
Howard Coble (R-N.C.) 202-225-3065
Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)202- 225-3265
John Conyers (D-Mich.), Chairman 202-225-5126
William D. Delahunt (D-Mass.)202- 225-3111
Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) 202-225-4755
Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)202- 225-4576
Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)202- 225-8203
Steve King (R-Iowa)202- 225-4426 (NOT IN FAVOR)
Mike Pence (R-Ind.) 202-225-3021
Howard L. Berman (D-Calif.) 202-225-4695
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) 202-225-7931 (IN FAVOR - Reported by IV member new_horizon)
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) 202- 225-2906 (IN FAVOR - Reported by IV members cnag & Prashant)
Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) 202-225-2201 (IN FAVOR - Reported by IV member little_willy)
Anthony D. Weiner (D-N.Y.) 202-225-6616 (IN FAVOR - Reported by IV member punjabi77)
Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) 202-225-3001 (IN FAVOR - Reported by IV member punjabi77)
Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) 202-225-1605 (IN FAVOR - Reported by IV member punjabi77)
Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)202- 225-3072 (ALREADY SPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) 202-225-5101 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) 202-225-6676 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) 202-225-5635 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Artur Davis (D-Ala.) 202-225-2665 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas)202- 225-3816 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Melvin L. Watt (D-N.C.)202- 225-1510 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)


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BACKGROUND & TALKING POINTS
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HR5882 was sponsored by Congresswoman Lofgren and Congressman Sensenbrenner. This bill recaptures all the unused visa numbers that have been lost since 1992 due to processing delays in Employment based category and Family category. It is estimated that 216000 green cards will be recaptured which would help to eleviate the employment based backlogs.

Please use the instructions provided below to make the phone calls.

(1) Call the congressman/woman office and request to speak with the aide who handles Legislative and Immigration matters

2) If they are not available leave a VM for them -

"I would like Representative "Representative Name" to support HR 5882, bill to recapture the green cards lost due to processing and bureaucratic delays. As you may already know that this is a bi-partisan bill with wide bipartisan support in the house and will help improve American competitiveness & reduce the back logs associated with USCIS. This bill is non controversial measures that will help US to stay competitive with a highly educated and skilled work force and address family based backlogs also.

To All congress-critters:
In a nutshell, this bill allows USCIS to manage their workflow more effectively, which provides better customer service, and will eventually lead to better turn-around times.

To Democrats: More people will be able to get their citizenship in reasonable times.

To Republicans: Companies will be able to attract more talent which improves economic performance."


(3) As usual Do NOT get into the CIR issue or illegal Immigration. If the aide is confusing with CIR or illegal immigration, just tell them that these are legal immigration bills.

(4) If the aide asks whether you belong to the district or not, tell them NO if you don't. Mention to them that you already spoke with your representative and would like the congressman/congresswoman
support.

The list of key representatives along with their contact information is provided in this post.

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If asked please say that you are a member of Immigration Voice.

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If the staffer ask - "did you call the representative in your area", say that -

"Yes I did. Congressman/Congresswoman is a prominent member of Immigration Sub-committee which makes him a national figure of great importance. Congressman's decision and support is very important for people inside and outside of your district and as such I urge you and the Congressman to support HR5882."

pappu 09-09-2008 01:39 PM

You are not alone. This might help (posted by IV member never_give_up:

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To all others like me, who are hesitant and are not sure about the talking points. Below is something that can help.

You would most likely be talking to a person taking messages and not the congressman/woman directly.
And you also dont have to explain them the details of the bill, as they are very well aware of it. All you have to tell them is it is about HR5882.

After one or 2 calls, my message was standardized and this is what I used in all the calls.

Good Morning. I am calling in regards to the bill HR5882. (Pause for the other person to give you a go ahead and then continue). I would like to express my support for the bill and would like to request the support of Congressman/woman for the bill. If you can pass the message to the Congressman/Woman, that will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You and have a Great Day.

Some of the offices will ask you for your phone number and address, go ahead and give it to them. No harm.

And some might ask you where you are calling them from. My reply to them was - I am calling from the state of VA. I also reached out to my district's congressman, but also wanted to request the support of Congressman XXXX and so am calling your office.

I was initially hesitant and was not sure as to how to put it together, but it was real eazy and quick. After some calls, I even called up people who do not suppor this like Steve King, etc. It was only a matter of a call and letting them know our opinion. All that I lost was 2 minutes of my time and no money for my unlimited phone plan.

Not sure how much help it will be, but surely cannot hurt. It would atleast draw their attention due to the large call volume. Yes, some offices told me that they were receiving lot of calls for this bill.

So go on... do your part.

reddymjm 09-09-2008 01:42 PM

Will do
 
Will do

mhathi 09-09-2008 01:46 PM

Here is a select list that I was working on since morning. Someone else please post the numbers for others.

Hank Johnson, GA - 202-225-1605
Betty Sutton, OH - 202-225-3401
Brad Sherman, CA - 202-225-5911
Anthony Weiner, NY - 202-225-6616
Adam Schiff, CA - 202-225-4176
Artur Davis, AL - 202-225-2665
Keith Ellison, MN - 202-225-4755
Tammy Baldwin, WI - 202-225-2906

nk2006 09-09-2008 01:46 PM

Started calling. Took the numbers from another thread (pasted below). Please confirm if calling these congressmen/women is enough or if we need to call any others. Thanks.

Call Compaign For HR 5882.

Number USA is calling congress Rep not to pass HR 5882. Please lets start calling from our side. OR it will create -ve impact and bill will not forward.

Here is list to call . Once you call please update thread.

House Judiciary Committee Members

Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) 202- 225-2906
Howard L. Berman (D-Calif.) 202-225-4695
Rick Boucher (D-Va.) 202-225-3861
Chris Cannon (R-Utah)202- 225-7751
Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) 202-225-2216
Howard Coble (R-N.C.) 202-225-3065
Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)202- 225-3265
John Conyers (D-Mich.), Chairman 202-225-5126
Artur Davis (D-Ala.) 202-225-2665 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
William D. Delahunt (D-Mass.)202- 225-3111
Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) 202-225-4755
Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) 202-225-2706
J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.)202- 225-6365
Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)202- 225-4576
Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.)202- 225-5811
Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) 202-225-3035
Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)202- 225-5431
Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)202- 225-8203
Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)202- 225-3906
Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas)202- 225-3816 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) 202-225-1605
Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) 202-225-2676
Ric Keller (R-Fla.)202- 225-2176
Steve King (R-Iowa)202- 225-4426
Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)202- 225-3072 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Dan Lungren (R-Calif.)202- 225-5716
Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) 202-225-5635 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Mike Pence (R-Ind.) 202-225-3021
Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) 202-225-6676 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.)202- 225-4176
Robert C. Scott (D-Va.) (202) 225-8351
Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) 202-225-5101 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) 202-225-5911
Lamar S. Smith (R-Texas), Ranking Member 202- 225-4236
Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) 202-225-3401
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) 202-225-7931
Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) 202-225-2201
Melvin L. Watt (D-N.C.)202- 225-1510 (ALREADY COSPONSOR DO NOT CALL)
Anthony D. Weiner (D-N.Y.) 202-225-6616
Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) 202-225-3001

mhathi 09-09-2008 01:55 PM

These people are already co-sponsors. Do not call them.. Call the rest.

Artur Davis (D-Ala.) 202-225-2665
Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) 202-225-5635
Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) 202-225-6676
Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) 202-225-5101
Melvin L. Watt (D-N.C.)202- 225-1510
Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)202- 225-3072

gc_on_demand 09-09-2008 01:59 PM

Dont call Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)202- 225-3072
 
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Originally Posted by mhathi (Post 286790)
These people are already co-sponsors. Do not call them.. Call the rest.

Artur Davis (D-Ala.) 202-225-2665
Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) 202-225-5635
Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) 202-225-6676
Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) 202-225-5101
Melvin L. Watt (D-N.C.)202- 225-1510


Add Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)202- 225-3072 in NOT TO CALL LIST

mhathi 09-09-2008 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by gc_on_demand (Post 286791)
Add Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)202- 225-3072 in NOT TO CALL LIST

Thanks, I edited my OP

ingenix 09-09-2008 02:01 PM

Called up all the above

gc_on_demand 09-09-2008 02:01 PM

bump
 
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Originally Posted by ingenix (Post 286793)
Called up all the above

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gc_on_demand 09-09-2008 02:03 PM

Suggestion
 
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Originally Posted by pappu (Post 286772)
IV has just now got a green light from our lobbyists. We need to start calling now.

Someone please consolidate all information and create a campaign for this. Now is the time to follow up with anybody on the full committee with whom we have previously met or been in contact. Donít call people who are already cosponsors. Only select people in the committee that are not co-sponsors. Make sure to say that you are a member of immigration voice so that it complements our lobbying efforts.

Please pool your energies and create a list of people to call, phone numbers and what to say. Any moderator will add in the first post of this thread.

Please keep posting your feedback on the thread when you have called. Once the campaign details are posted, post them on other websites too.


Please make this thread sticky and create red flash iteam on home page

Green.Tech 09-09-2008 02:07 PM

Time to unite!
 
EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 doesnt matter, let's get the calls going. If you don't want to be at the same stage next September, please pick up the phones and call. GC sooner or later, it's your choice! Make it happen!

aroranuj 09-09-2008 02:07 PM

Called ALL Republicans
 
Called ALL republicans on the committee, here is my feedback. Will update once I call all democrats. We are likely to face more resistance from Republicans so lets overload them with our calls...

Lamar S. Smith, Texas (202) 225-4236 Left Message
Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin (202) 225-5101 Already Supports
Howard Coble, North Carolina (202) 225-3065 Left Message
Elton Gallegly, California (202) 225-5811 Voicemail
Bob Goodlatte, Virginia (202) 225-5431 Left Message
Steve Chabot, Ohio (202) 225-2216 Left Message
Dan Lungren, California (202) 225-5716 Voicemail
Chris Cannon, Utah (202) 225-7751 Voicemail
Ric Keller, Florida (202) 225-2176 Left Message
Darrell Issa, California (202) 225-3906 Not Supporting-Please CALL
Mike Pence, Indiana (202) 225-3021 Left Message
Randy Forbes, Virginia (202) 225-6365 Voicemail
Steve King, Iowa DO NOT CONTACT
Tom Feeney, Florida (202) 225-2706 Not supporting, Pls CALL & email
Cameron Smith at C.smith@mail.house.gov

Trent Franks, Arizona (202) 225-4576 Left Message
Louie Gohmert, Texas (202) 225-3035 Left Message
Jim Jordan, Ohio (202) 225-2676 Voicemail

skrish 09-09-2008 02:09 PM

what should we be saying. it might be better if all of us conveys the same forceful message detailing all the points

pappu 09-09-2008 02:10 PM

Please post on other sites and your blogs so that we have more participation


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