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Old 01-17-2007, 03:06 PM
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Default Is the core group wasting its time...let us know.

We started the recurring contributions system Monday night and we sent out emails to 8400 individuals in addition to posting on this site.

Out of 8400, we have nearly a whopping 35 people signed up for recurring contributions. This is below the lowest of low expectations.

There is such a thing as Timing.

We all know that contributions reach peak time when Immigration debate is on CSPAN.

But what most people must realize is that when the bills are debated on the committees and floors, its too difficult at that later stage to make difference.
At that stage first of all you need a sponsor for your amendment, then you need the majority/minority leader to allow floor time for debate on that amendment and then you need votes to get the amendment passed.

Getting things done before committee level, in the original text requires action now, NOW IS THE TIME, when you dont hear about immigration in the news, but behind the scenes, things are happening.

So if you are holding on to your contributions until you start seeing debate and action on the hill, chances are that it will be late at the time and then those funds cannot be translated into usable resources.

Things take time and planning ahead of time and working ahead of time is something that highly skilled professionals must value.

If we start hearing rumours of layoff, we start looking for jobs...right? Or do we wait until we are actually laid off and on the streets? Why cant we be working ahead of time when it comes to this organization's efforts??????

What is your message to core group?

Its the call of overall 8400 membership. Perhaps the membership, with its slow response, is sending a message that core group is wasting its time doing all this and we should shut down and go on with our lives. If that is the case, then that is fine too. All these efforts of maintaing the website, travelling to DC, maintaining the relationship with our lobbyist and a half a dozen allies....all this takes time and energy. If we dont have support then I guess the core group is the most idiot group of half a million highly skilled immigrants wasting its time.

One way or the other...I guess we will know in the next month or so.
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Default A thought !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can a member, who has not signed up for monthly .... logs in ..... get a BOLD but polite message to sign up for monthly contribution.... It will help


I do not know the complexity of this job
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:22 PM
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Default What about this option?

I have signed with my bank online payment option to make recurrent payment to IV ... should i cancel that option and pay via paypal ?



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Old 01-17-2007, 03:27 PM
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At least 50% i.e. 4000 members should sign up for some monthly contribution.
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:28 PM
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I just signed up for a recurring 20$ payment. Should havve signed up yesterday itself. Hope others follow
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I just signed up the recurring contribution. Most of the our members can afford $20 or $50 or $100 per month, and the immigrantion reform is such an important issue in our life. Please act in this critical time!
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I will sign up for $50/month today by 9PM central..

I have pursuaded people ("friends") to join and contribute but all they say is I will .. never seen one do it .. ashamed of 'em ...I dont really understand why people are so hesitant to contribute. We need a group effort my 50 dollars a month will achieve nothing unless lot of people do the same.

I contribute for my benifit you do it for yours.
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I just signed up for a recurring 20$ payment. Will try to get in more ppl
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It is also important for us to realize if we let go of this opportunity we could be in for a very very long wait.
When IV was not there, we had no hopes, no one could do anything, now IV and the volunteers have taken the initiative, least we can do is support them.
We all deserve a better life and more respect in this country.
Next few months are most critical for us, please take a step forward and contribute.
It is not a forever contribution, next 6 months are most important. You also have the option to cancel ur subscription when u want.
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Default Started My contribution $20 Monthly

Just now created and signed for $20 monthly through my bank account.
Already contributed $200 earlier.

Pls contribute guys...We need to motivate others to contribute as well..
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I don't think it should really matter as long as payment is received by IV.

If you do decide to switch to paypal, can you also make that $50/month .. .. just kidding.

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Why does IV prefer Recurring contributions..? to one time contributions?

Havebeen away for a while...seems like IV is on IV (Intra Venous) for Survival......C'mon guys...$100 bucks over 5 months will not be much....its a dinner out (Buffet) for 2...which almost everyone goes out for twice a month...

Signed up for $20/mo
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I believe it was not just IV, but also "public demand" which triggered the monthly contributions thing.
Plus, there are practical benifits: People contribute more over the year if they are paying small amounts monthly (This is the very reason for existence of loans and credit )
Plus, it evens out the cash flow for IV and makes it more predictable.

Good job IV.. I have signed up for $ 20.. will up it later (I have serious expenses coming up in the short term ) Of course, my pledge to contribute 5 % of my tax returns still stands independent of all this.

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Why does IV prefer Recurring contributions..? to one time contributions?
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It is really dissapointing to see only 0.1 percent contributing.......c'mon guys...it is for ur future.....!!
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