Call Congress Today: Indian spouses living in the US should be allowed to work and pursue a career!

100,000 Indian women, mostly Hindu, may be forced to stop working if the Trump Administration takes away their authorization to work.

Representatives Mia Love (R-UT) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) are working to ensure this doesn't happen.

They are circulating a letter within Congress that urges the Department of Homeland Security to maintain the program that allows H-1B spouses to continue working and contributing to the US economy.

Call your Representative and ask them to sign this dear colleague letter.

Time is of the essence. Next month the Trump Administration is planning to issue notice that they are stopping the program. You can help prevent this.

CALL TODAY. THE DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 9TH.

STEP ONE: FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT THE PHONE NUMBER FOR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE 

This will open in a new window. Find the phone number for your Representative and come back here.

STEP TWO: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

Use the following script when you call: 

"Hello. My name is [YOUR NAME], and I am a concerned taxpayer from [City, State]. I request [REPRESENTATIVE'S NAME] to sign onto Rep. Mia Love and Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s letter urging the Department of Homeland Security to protect the work authorizations of H-1B spouses and to continue allowing them to work and contribute their skills and expertise to the American economy.

You can find out more about the letter by calling Joshua Satterfield from Rep. Mia Love’s office, or Jennifer Chan from Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s office. The deadline to sign onto the letter is at the end of business, on Wednesday, May 9th.

I look forward to [REPRESENTATIVE'S NAME]'s support for this important issue."

If no one in the Representative’s office picks up the phone, please leave a voice message utilizing the call script.

STEP THREE: SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Share this page on social media. There are buttons at the top of this page for doing so. 
     
  • Tweet your support of this campaign. Use your own words or the sample tweet below:

    Spouses of highly-skilled #H1BVisa holders should be allowed to work too! Tell @POTUS to preserve #H4 Work Authorization. Call your representative today: http://bit.ly/2HTu6Qo
     
  • If your representative has already signed on to this letter, thank them!

    Thanks [insert your representative’s Twitter handle] for supporting #H4 Work Authorization! Spouses of highly-skilled #H1BVisa holders should be allowed to work too. http://bit.ly/2HTu6Qo
     
  • Tweet at the CEOs of leading companies sponsoring H-1B visas. It's the spouses of these highly skilled workers that may lose their H4 Work Authorization. Sample tweets for some of these companies are below:

    Hey @salilparekh @infosys support spouses of #H1BVisa workers you sponsor! Tell your Congressmember today, stand up to @POTUS, preserve #H4 Work Authorization: http://bit.ly/2HTu6Qo

    Hey @sundarpichai @google support spouses of #H1BVisa workers you sponsor! Tell your Congressmember today, stand up to @POTUS, preserve #H4 Work Authorization: http://bit.ly/2HTu6Qo

    Hey @tim_cook @apple support spouses of #H1BVisa workers you sponsor! Tell your Congressmember today, stand up to @POTUS, preserve #H4 Work Authorization: http://bit.ly/2HTu6Qo

    Hey @satyanadella @microsoft support spouses of #H1BVisa workers you sponsor! Tell your Congressmember today, stand up to @POTUS, preserve #H4 Work Authorization: http://bit.ly/2HTu6Qo

Who already supports the letter?

These Representatives from both sides of the aisle (listed by state below) have already signed on:

Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)
Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Ami Bera (D-CA)
Ro Khanna (D-CA)
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Mike Coffman (R-CO)
Jared Polis (D-CO)
Jim Himes (D-CT)
John Larson (D-CT)
Illiana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
Frederica Wilson (D-FL)
Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Andre Carson (D-IN)
Mike Capuano (D-MA)
Joe Kennedy (D-MA)
Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Alma Adams (D-NC)
G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)
David Price (D-NC)
Yvette Clarke (D-NY)
Jim Nadler (D-NY)
Pat Meehan (R-PA)
Gerald Connolly (D-VA)
Suzanne Bonamici (D-WA)
Suzan DelBene (D-WA)
Rick Larsen (D-WA)
Adam Smith (D-WA)

If one of them is your Representative, call them to say thank you for their support!

Sincerely,
The HAF Team