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Old 08-07-2009, 11:31 AM
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The summer August recess is here and the lawmakers are back in their constituencies. This is an opportunity for us to meet with them and address our issues and present solutions in preparation for the upcoming CIR. We must push for our agenda to get our provisions in the base bill as CIR is being drafted currently. If we do not get our provisions in the base bill then it is much harder to get them attached to the bill in the form of amendments.

IV therefore requests its members, to call up and start scheduling lawmaker meetings NOW. Please take appointment with your local lawmakers of both houses of Congress. You can find more information about how to reach your lawmaker guide that we have on the website, http://immigrationvoice.org/media/Ho...tLawmakers.doc
The State Chapters will be organizing state level calls to coordinate this effort. You will be given detailed instructions and given documents to carry for these meetings. If you do not have a state chapter in your state, please join a nearby state chapter. You will be verified and included. Anonymous and unverified members are not given access to state chapters. You can find state chapters here: http://immigrationvoice.org/index.ph...d=72&Itemid=52

In summary there are four parts to this action item

1) Please start taking the appointments with your lawmakers now. Once you schedule these lawmaker meetings, please post the details in your state chapter yahoo/google group (date of the appointment and the lawmaker office) so that these efforts will be coordinated with others from your state chapter / local area. Do not post the details of your appointment on this thread.

2) We will be organizing conference calls in the coming weeks for members who are participating in this action item.


3) Once you have your meetings, please email the details and feedback to info at immigrationvoice.org to help us follow up with their DC office with your feedback.

4) If you are a state chapter member, set up a conference call any time starting this weekend to execute this action item. If you do not have a state chapter, join the conference calls of your nearby states for guidance. State chapter leaders will however verify you before giving access. State chapter leaders will find further updates and instructions in their state chapter leader forum.

We must push ourselves harder and stronger in this month if we have to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Advocacy is an integral, essential and important part of democracy and we must exercise our first amendment right to demonstrate that we not only are highly skilled and are high income individuals but we are truly the best and the brightest Future Americans.

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Old 08-08-2009, 04:59 PM
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IV is organizing nationwide calls for its members that are taking part in the August 2009 action item. These calls will be providing our strategy and tips to everyone for the upcoming congressional visits. It is very important for everyone taking part in the action item to attend these calls.
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Call 1:
Tuesday August 11, 8 PM EST

Call 2
Wednesday August 12, 9 PM EST

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Note:The call-in codes will be posted on the state chapter yahoo/google groups. Please contact your state chapter leader. If you do not have a chapter, you can contact your nearest state chapter.http://immigrationvoice.org/index.ph...d=72&Itemid=52. The chapter leader will verify you and provide this info.

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Old 08-10-2009, 11:30 AM
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Please fill out this form to help us assist you with the lawmaker meetings.

http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80&Itemi d=36

http://immigrationvoice.org/index.ph...d=80&Itemid=36


Please make sure to put complete and correct details for us to verify you and help you with this action item.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:12 PM
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Immigration Voice would like to thank its members for their continued support and dedication. Your contributions and volunteer efforts will enable us to work towards solving the issues that we all face during our employment based green card process.

The 2009 Ombudsman report released at the end of June 09, confirms the grim future that we conveyed to our members in the last newsletter. If no action is taken by the legislature, heavily retrogressed nationalities of India and China have an upwards of 10 to 20 years of wait ahead of them. The time to act is now. We cannot sit back and relax and hope for something good to happen. We have to act in order for favorable things to happen. To that end, we would like to impress upon our members the significance of our latest Advocacy Action Item
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IV Advocacy Action Item August 2009

The future is not in the hands of fate, but in ours. The summer August recess is here and the lawmakers are back in their constituencies. This is an opportunity for us to meet with them and address our issues and present solutions in preparation for the upcoming CIR. We must push for our agenda to get our provisions in the base bill as CIR is being drafted currently. If we do not get our provisions in the base bill then it is much harder to get them attached to the bill in the form of amendments.

IV therefore requests its members, to call up and start scheduling lawmaker meetings NOW. Please take appointments with your local lawmakers of both houses of Congress. You can find more information about how to reach your lawmaker in this guide http://immigrationvoice.org/media/Ho...tLawmakers.doc
We are organizing national and state level calls to coordinate this effort. You will be given detailed instructions on how to schedule meetings, what to carry, and most importantly present the IV community’s agenda and present solutions. We have scheduled two nationwide calls on August 11 and 12 to get everyone started on this action item. You can find the details of these calls including the dial in numbers from your state chapter or on IV’s Donor Forum.

To that end, we have created multiple documents and support material that will go into your “Advocacy Packet” for you to carry for these lawmaker meetings. We have also created a Lawmaker Appointment Book http://immigrationvoice.org/index.ph...ew&id=80&Itemi d=36 where you will post the details of your lawmaker appointment and we will provide you with the advocacy packet. The idea is to at least have 2 or more people when going to any meeting with the lawmaker. More details of this action item can be found on this thread : http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/fo...st-2009-a.html (IV Action item: Advocacy month August 2009)

In summary there are three parts to this action item

1) Please start taking the appointments with your lawmakers now. . Once you take the appointment, update the details in the Lawmaker Appointment Book that is available on http://immigrationvoice.org/index.ph...ew&id=80&Itemi d=36 and you will receive the Advocacy Packet that you will need to take to the meetings.

2) Please attend any one of the following calls to get more details on this action item. These calls will also provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and get updates on CIR.
Call 1:
Tuesday August 11, 8 PM EST

Call 2
Wednesday August 12, 9 PM EST

3) Once you have your meetings, please email the details and feedback to info@immigrationvoice.org to help us follow up with their DC office with your feedback. Your detailed feedback will also help other members in their upcoming meetings with their representatives.

We must push ourselves harder and stronger in this month if we have to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Advocacy is an integral, essential and important part of democracy and we must exercise our first amendment right to demonstrate that we not only are highly skilled and are high income individuals but we are truly the best and the brightest Future Americans.
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Democracy, Advocacy and You

Each one of you can be an advocate for the change you seek. Advocacy is not just for lawyers and lobbyists. You do not need to be a member of a bar association or hold a JD (law degree). Advocacy is not something that can only be done by the wealthy and the powerful. The power of American democracy lies in the right to petition the government in a peaceful manner to redress grievances and advocate for change. It is a right given to every person on US soil by the first amendment in the constitution. Peaceful and legitimate advocacy is an essential part of a democratic society. There is nothing to be afraid of. Just because you call your local lawmaker’s office or send them an email or a fax or meet them to make your case, your pending green card is not going to be in jeopardy. We must understand that we cannot talk about frustrations and ideas on the message boards and forums without following through on those words by meeting our lawmakers. Words without action are futile.

Without any legislative action from congress, we all have a decade plus wait lying ahead of us. The retrogression is a reality and the nationality doesn’t matter. The priority date of your EB category doesn’t matter. Time to act is now. As the summer recess approaches for the congress in the month of august, the lawmakers will be back in their constituencies. This gives us an opportunity to meet with them as their constituents and make our case for our provisions to be included in the upcoming Comprehensive Immigration Reform. We have prepared an advocacy packet for you. Detailed instructions on how to set up meetings with your members of congress are included in it along with the supporting documents to make our case for Employment Based Green Card reforms.

Immigration Voice Advocacy is a grassroots effort. Each one of you must become an advocate for the change we seek. Together, we will bring America out of the current economic recession and strengthen the national security. As a highly educated and highly skilled future American living in this country legally, we must petition the lawmakers to address our issues and present the solutions. We hope that you put action behind your words and passion.

Thank You
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:54 AM
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The IV Advocacy kit is now available to all donors and state chapter leaders. Please contact your state chapter leaders to get the kit.
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Thank you everyone for taking appointments. We are getting good feedback from the recent visits. Please continue this effort.
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