daisy_knotwise (daisy_knotwise) wrote,

So How Do You Start a Movement?

So there was this story on the news tonight about the efforts of Microsoft and other big tech companies to get the government to expand the H-1B visa programs. Now I don’t claim to be any kind of expert on the tech sector, but I do know a fair number of “Information technology professionals” who are under-employed and unemployed. It doesn’t seem right that companies can bring over people to fill jobs when there are lots of unemployed folks right here in the country.

So I started thinking about a peaceful yet pointed way of letting Congress know about the tech professionals already resident.

How’s this? Send your resume to your Senators and Representative. It’s one thing to get a bunch of letters saying “I don’t think this is a good idea” and quite another to get a stack of resumes that say “I can do these jobs. I’m already here.“

What do you think? Do we have a movement here?

And if you need the addresses or phone numbers -- and they don't need to check a fax for infectious material before they open it -- for your Senators or Representative, the EFF has a nice roundup of information here.

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