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pappu 06-29-2012 11:10 AM

UPDATED:Quick action item July 2012
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dhirajs98 (Post 3512023)
Pappu,

Will you be able to share next steps in order to push forward for H.R. 3012? Do we know when this bill can be brought into the Senate floor?

Thanks!

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UPDATED WITH DETAILS OF ACTION ITEM[/u][/b]

About H.R-3012

There are thousands of people stuck in green card backlogs, long wait times, retreogresion but are still not aware of H.R3012 -Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act and the benefits it brings by way of fairness, first-come-first-serve approach due to removal of per country caps.
We have to inform all such people about the bill and about IV grass-roots initiatives which have brought the bill close to the finish line now so they can join in the grass-roots efforts.



1) Print out - (color printouts much preferred) multiple copies of the following fliers

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/ima...help_flier.pdf
http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/ima...chan_flier.pdf
http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/ima...i76_flier1.pdf
http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/ima...r2_updated.pdf

2) Post the fliers - near all grocery stores, temples, theaters and other locations which are frequented by impacted/retrogressed EB applicants who will benefited by this initiative. Use your judgement wisely on where you post the fliers. Please start this weekend and continue through the July 4th weekend.

3) Caution - DO NOT post the fliers on USPS mailboxes, it is against the law.

4) Talk to your friends/acquaintances - Pick up the phone and call your friends, colleagues, acquaintances who are still not aware of this bill. Explain the importance of H.R 3012 - how it brings long-awaited fairness to the system and reduces wait times drastically for retrogressed EB applicants. Explain how the bill was passed overwhelmingly by the House and is very close to being passed by the Senate and signed into law. There is no better tool than talking to someone to make them aware of the importance of this legislation.
Encourage your friends to become members and CONTRIBUTE to IV and help in the advocacy efforts.

5) Forward Flier - Forward soft copies of the flier to your friends, contacts and have them post it at locations in their neighborhood where it will be effective.

6) Like, Comment positively and share our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. We are also on Google+ now. IV member donquit has been managing this single-handedly, on your behalf and its time to help him spread the message in social media world.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/#!/Support.HR3012
Twitter - http://twitter.com/Support_HR3012
Google+ - https://plus.google.com/s/immigrationvoice

We are very close to the finish line and are confident that H.R 3012 will be passed by Congress and signed into law very soon. Let us add more grassroots efforts now and be part of this historic legislative initiative. Immigration Voice requires all affected EB green card applicants - waiting for years to get a green card they deserve - to speak up, join this campaign and be counted.

mantagon 06-29-2012 11:40 AM

Here's my idea...
 
...designed like a Movie Poster!

Stuck in the Muck??
Its time to END the LOOOOOONG Green Card Backlog!
COMING SOON to the immigrant community near you!

From the largest grassroots organization of immigrants in the USA, Immigration Voice Proudly Presents:
Bill HR3012
Introducing:
Country Limits Removal the Root Cause of Backlog

Director: Immigration Voice
Producers: Immigrants WHO want CHANGE

Come, join, contribute and be a part of this amazing Journey!!


Please feel free to add/edit and beautify! Thanks!

vsrinir 06-29-2012 11:40 AM

I am ready to post the posters once ready.

" Praying HR 3012 will be a Stand Alone Bill"

kkm 06-29-2012 11:44 AM

I am also ready to post the posters
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vsrinir (Post 3512096)
I am ready to post the posters once ready.

" Praying HR 3012 will be a Stand Alone Bill"

There is a NATA conference in Houston this weekend. I am not going to it but I think it would be a good idea if somebody who is going to it can post the posters at some prominent place there.

Thanks

pappu 06-29-2012 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mantagon (Post 3512095)
...designed like a Movie Poster!

Stuck in the Muck??
It’s time to END the LOOOOOONG Green Card Backlog!
COMING SOON to the immigrant community near you!

From the largest grassroots organization of immigrants in the USA, Immigration Voice Proudly Presents:
Bill HR3012
Introducing:
Country Limits Removal – the Root Cause of Backlog

Director: Immigration Voice
Producers: Immigrants WHO want CHANGE

Come, join, contribute and be a part of this amazing Journey!!


Please feel free to add/edit and beautify! Thanks!

It needs to be serious/sincere attempt to communicate and easy to understand in 2 -5 seconds. That is the attention span.

gc_check 06-29-2012 11:54 AM

The e U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in their web site states,
About the EEOC: Overview
"The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information"

Which is USCIS discriminating for Employment Based Immigration by introducing a cap based on national origin. Also it is common sense, EB Immigrants can come/get jobs only that are in demand and no sufficient US Citizens / LPR are available to fill. It is high time, the cap be removed.

Folks with creative skills, if you can get this message into the the poster / banner you creating will send a message - this is discrimination !

srij 06-29-2012 12:04 PM

Something short ?!
 
What about this ?

---------------
After more than 10 years you are still on H-1
Guys who came to USA on the same day as you are CITIZENs

Do you know why ?

Do you know we - you and folks at ImmigrationVoice.org - Home - can fix it if we work together ?

Its now or never!
---------------

srij 06-29-2012 12:06 PM

Forgot the HR3012 in the suggestion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by srij (Post 3512136)
What about this ?

---------------
After more than 10 years you are still on H-1
Guys who came to USA on the same day as you are CITIZENs

Do you know why ? Do you know we - you and folks at ImmigrationVoice.org - Home - can fix it if we work together ?

Its now or never!
---------------

After more than 10 years you are still on H-1
Guys who came to USA on the same day as you are CITIZENs

Do you know why ? Are you aware of the bill in senate - HR.3012 ?

Do you know we - you and folks at ImmigrationVoice.org - Home - can fix it if we work together ?

Its now or never!

pappu 06-29-2012 12:10 PM

Needs to be quick short and simple sentences.

My suggestion:
Headline: No More Greencard wait.

Subhead: Law coming soon.

descriptive Copy no more than 2 sentences about HR3012 and needing the community to join and push the legislation(pls suggest): ......

Call to action text: Visit Immigrationvoice.org today

Tearsheet: Immigrationvoice.org

needhelp! 06-29-2012 12:41 PM

http://s12.postimage.org/p17xxdc1p/HR2012.jpg

vsrinir 06-29-2012 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by needhelp! (Post 3512189)


I like this Poster. Excellent one!!!!!

The7zen 06-29-2012 01:00 PM

+1
 
+1 to NeedHelps design....I like it.

DallasBlue 06-29-2012 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by needhelp! (Post 3512189)

"It is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of person's national origin"
-- About the EEOC: Overview

When employees are hired , there is no cap on the basis of national origin. But when a employment green card is issued , there is a 7% cap on basis of nationality.

Today a if a person from India who files green card in certain category could wait up to 70 years for greencard.


http://s12.postimage.org/p17xxdc1p/HR2012.jpg


Act now For hr 3012
to end the lifetime wait for green cards

ImmigrationVoice.org - Home
Change for fairness and justice

DallasBlue 06-29-2012 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by needhelp! (Post 3512189)

"It is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of person's national origin"
-- http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/

When employees are hired , there is no cap on the basis of national origin. But when a employment green card is issued , there is a 7% cap on basis of nationality.

Today a if a person from India who files green card in certain category could wait up to 70 years for greencard.


http://s12.postimage.org/p17xxdc1p/HR2012.jpg


Act now For hr 3012
to end the lifetime wait for green cards

www.immigrationvoice.org
Change for fairness and justice

seahawks 06-29-2012 01:09 PM

Here are some of my thoughts, if any of them is catchy, probably somebody with cartoon skills can make something up too..

================================================== ========
Are you one of them, feeling lonely standing in line waiting for your turn that never seems to come? Well join us at Immigration Voice, the largest grassroots organization for people like you and me. Lets together make a difference!
================================================== =======================
Employer = Profit
Lawmaker = Vote bank
Immigration Attorney = Fees
Immigration Voice = You
Join our movement; we are the largest grassroots organization that is making a difference.
=========================

Can you hear ME now? No
Can you hear US now? Yes
Be a part of Immigration Voice and join the thousands of voices that can make a difference.
============================
Do you know, depending on where you were born, you may have to wait 30 years to get your employment based green card due to Country Cap limitations? Help us fight together. Join immigration Voice and support HR 3012 to make a change.
=======================================

Comment: If somebody can make a cartoon on this, that would be a great visual feel rather than the phrase.
Imagine you are participating in a 100 meter dash in the upcoming Olympics and you represent your country. You then realize depending on the country you represent, your finish line gets moved over a mile. Does it make sense? No! Immigration Voice feels the same way with employment green card application based country cap limits. Join us and make our voice heard.
================================================== ===

sage2006 06-29-2012 01:09 PM

Good poster by needhelp.
Country quotas can be changed to "Per-Country Caps" ..
--- "...20 year wait for EB Green Cards"
to make it more recognizable.

anshu 06-29-2012 01:12 PM

How long takes time to HR 3012 in Sanate?
 
Do we know when this bill can be brought into the Senate floor? & when voting in sanate, cause now election time all politicians busy in election campain after election nothing we do. before election push in to sanate is that happen?.......:confused:

gk_2000 06-29-2012 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashwin_27 (Post 3512218)
Good poster by needhelp.
Country quotas can be changed to "Per-Country Caps" ..
--- "...20 year wait for EB Green Cards"
to make it more recognizable.

The immigrationvoice.com part can be tweaked a little by adding the logo and having a fill-color, so it doesn't hurt the eyes by the double-line font
Just a small point ..

gk_2000 06-29-2012 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by needhelp! (Post 3512189)

I think there is no doubt this can be selected. Pappu, can you let me know if we need more posters?

gk_2000 06-29-2012 01:22 PM

How about a slogan like:
"Tum mujhe support do
Mein tumhe aazadi doonga"

with IV image in the background and text explaining about HR3012 (with "HR 3012" in bigger font)

and below, write "Join IV today and represent yourself with the rest of us"

seahawks 06-29-2012 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gk_2000 (Post 3512246)
How about a slogan like:
"Tum mujhe support do
Mein tumhe aazadi doonga"

with IV image in the background and text explaining about HR3012 (with "HR 3012" in bigger font)

and below, write "Join IV today and represent yourself with the rest of us"

This message won't be understood by people who are diverse in what they speak other than hindi. As IV represents everyone regardless of the language they speak or language of preference, we need to make materials that sends the right message across in my opinion.

keshtoda 06-29-2012 01:41 PM

I think everyone associated with IV are very aware of HR3012. I think this poster needs to be targeted towards people who are not aware of such a movement. So some catchy keywords could be:

STILL WAITING FOR GREEN CARD?
STUCK ON H-1B?

JOIN IMMIGRATIONVOICE.COM

Details about the bill and upcoming events could be in smaller font.

gk_2000 06-29-2012 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seahawks (Post 3512261)
This message won't be understood by people who are diverse in what they speak other than hindi. As IV represents everyone regardless of the language they speak or language of preference, we need to make materials that sends the right message across in my opinion.

Thanks for your input

What you say is right, but don't you think it will appeal to the average Indian, and ROW'ers will likely ignore it

green_mile 06-29-2012 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gk_2000 (Post 3512246)
How about a slogan like:
"Tum mujhe support do
Mein tumhe aazadi doonga"

with IV image in the background and text explaining about HR3012 (with "HR 3012" in bigger font)

and below, write "Join IV today and represent yourself with the rest of us"

You can not assume every immigrant knows Hindi.

sage2006 06-29-2012 01:55 PM

Very Good Point.

We can add this to needhelp's postr.

Retain Picture in needhelp's poster with change to "Per-Country Limits"

STILL WAITING FOR GREEN CARD? <Medium Font Size>
STUCK ON H-1B,L1? <Medium Font Size>
ACT NOW FOR HR 3012 <Large Font Size as in current poster>
To end the 10-20 Year Wait for EB Green Cards <Small Font Size as in poster)

JOIN IMMIGRATIONVOICE.COM
Change for Fairness and Justice


Please note we can have multiple fliers to keep the ideas coming.

Quote:

Originally Posted by keshtoda (Post 3512274)
I think everyone associated with IV are very aware of HR3012. I think this poster needs to be targeted towards people who are not aware of such a movement. So some catchy keywords could be:

STILL WAITING FOR GREEN CARD?
STUCK ON H-1B?

JOIN IMMIGRATIONVOICE.COM

Details about the bill and upcoming events could be in smaller font.


turvi76 06-29-2012 02:08 PM

I am noting everyone's points and working on making a poster.
Admin - Can i email the poster to you directly? Email address? Send as reply to Aman's last email?

Can someone tell me how to upload a file here for everyone to look?

Poster size 8.5X11? or Larger?

thomachan72 06-29-2012 02:15 PM

pappu I sent one model to starsun for consideration. did not know how to post it here. see if it could be used or else just trash it.

thomachan72 06-29-2012 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turvi76 (Post 3512305)
I am noting everyone's points and working on making a poster.
Admin - Can i email the poster to you directly? Email address? Send as reply to Aman's last email?

Can someone tell me how to upload a file here for everyone to look?

Poster size 8.5X11? or Larger?

I created one poster with images of Gandhi, Mandela and MLK all great souls who stood for equality. Have passed it on to starsun and let us see if that idea works. the wordings need to be changed. Did not have much time so it might need to be modified a lot. hopefully they will post it online if acceptable to begin with.
However, pls continue to make one also so we can have multiple options to chose from. Different ones can work at different locations.

gk_2000 06-29-2012 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by green_mile (Post 3512277)
You can not assume every immigrant knows Hindi.

Thanks for your input

The phrase in Hindi is a famous quote by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. It would be familiar to our generation, stuck in this Queue
The rest is in English. The Hindi will simply catch attention, because it is posted in USA. They may or may not actually read that part.. its function is simply to attract the right eyeballs

dhakaldoo 06-29-2012 02:41 PM

Didnt get much time to put facts and numbers and good formatting. Please build on this if you like it.

# of Indian applicants for EB2 /EB3 Greencards - -------- THOUSANDS
# of EB2/Eb3 Green cards for INDIA only 2800 / category , under current country limits
# of people coming from Iceland/Libiya/Korea/Pakistan under 1000 per year
# Green cards reserved for them per year 2800

HELP STOP DISCRIMINATION
STAND UP FOR YOURSELF. GET YOUR FAIR SHARE OF GREEN CARDS. BRING STABILITY TO YOUR LIFE.
HELP PUSH BILL THAT STOPS DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT BASED CATEGORY


OR


DOES YOUR EMPLOYER CARE WHICH COUNTRY YOU ARE FROM? NO!!
You do your Job fine; you are as talented as your colleague from ANY OTHER country is.

Then why should you wait for 5 more years in line THAN that colleague to get a GREEN CARD ?

HELP STOP DISCRIMINATION
STAND UP FOR YOURSELF. GET YOUR FAIR SHARE OF GREEN CARDS. BRING STABILITY TO YOUR LIFE.
HELP PUSH BILL THAT STOPS DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT BASED CATEGORY.

More information www.immigrationvoice.com


JUST SAW THE POSTER NEEDHELP POSTED. ITS AWESOME!!!!

dhakaldoo 06-29-2012 02:43 PM

Another IDEA


Cartoons of men from different countries...
wait time for GCs below that
and then indian common man from RK Laxman - waiting for ever!

I wll try to find sketches

I wish MR. LAXMAN was my friends :) :)

Suva 06-29-2012 02:45 PM

I agree.

Quote:

Originally Posted by gk_2000 (Post 3512331)
Thanks for your input

The phrase in Hindi is a famous quote by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. It would be familiar to our generation, stuck in this Queue
The rest is in English. The Hindi will simply catch attention, because it is posted in USA. They may or may not actually read that part.. its function is simply to attract the right eyeballs


pappu 06-29-2012 02:58 PM

If you are unable to attach to the forum post,

Please email the poster to info at Immigrationvoice.org


We need the final poster uploaded by end of day today so the people can print tonight , tomorrow ... And put it up this weekend.

digital2k 06-29-2012 03:02 PM

Samples
 
Here are some sample used earlier :

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/ima...12_Flier_1.pdf
http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/ima...mple_Flyer.pdf
http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/ima...ness_Flyer.pdf
http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/ima...3012_flyer.pdf

:)

thomachan72 06-29-2012 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pappu (Post 3512370)
If you are unable to attach to the forum post,

Please email the poster to info at Immigrationvoice.org


We need the final poster uploaded by end of day today so the people can print tonight , tomorrow ... And put it up this weekend.

just sent one to this address

turvi76 06-29-2012 03:11 PM

is it fair to say that all people waiting in the eb quota backlog are people with degrees? in that case, to appeal to most americans, immigrants or not, i would like to say this:

I HAVE EARNED MY DEGREE

WHY NOT MY GREEN CARD

SUPPORT H.R. 3012

IN FAIRNESS AND JUSTICE TO ALL


please comment.

thomachan72 06-29-2012 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turvi76 (Post 3512396)
is it fair to say that all people waiting in the eb quota backlog are people with degrees? in that case, to appeal to most americans, immigrants or not, i would like to say this:

I HAVE EARNED MY DEGREE

WHY NOT MY GREEN CARD

SUPPORT H.R. 3012

IN FAIRNESS AND JUSTICE TO ALL


please comment.

My personal take is the poster/flyer should pull folks into visiting IV.org atleast once + there should be a catching phrase containing "equality", "lmmigration-related legislation" etc. We also need to clear up the AI thread so that there is no additional posts to make it several pages long. It should contain only the AI + any of pappus/ammans updates. Our chitchat should preferable move to a second thread. Again just my personal take in preperation for anybody who visits following our poster/flyer campaign.

dhakaldoo 06-29-2012 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thomachan72 (Post 3512409)
My personal take is the poster/flyer should pull folks into visiting IV.org atleast once + there should be a catching phrase containing "equality", "lmmigration-related legislation" etc. We also need to clear up the AI thread so that there is no additional posts to make it several pages long. It should contain only the AI + any of pappus/ammans updates. Our chitchat should preferable move to a second thread. Again just my personal take in preperation for anybody who visits following our poster/flyer campaign.


I agree. The AI item should be on TOP and when any body goes to website, it should be first thing they notice! I am not sure if this can be done!

dts 06-29-2012 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gk_2000 (Post 3512232)
I think there is no doubt this can be selected. Pappu, can you let me know if we need more posters?

Good poster by needhelp.
one suggestion:
1) Above all 'Country Quota' sign , let's keep ' Waiting for green card? Here it is.." to catch immediate attention of people.

turvi76 06-29-2012 03:52 PM

AI Poster
 
1 Attachment(s)
Here you go..


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