Public Schools or Public Screwels? Part 3

save the kidsI again decided to do a new page due to the length of the 2nd page seeming about as long as the first.

Here is a post from an anti-Common Core group:

“If enacted, ANSWERS would be among the most intrusive longitudinal data systems in the country – only 16 states and D.C. have such an Orwellian system. But most Alabama parents understand that the government has no right to collect highly personal data on their children, or on adults for that matter, and give it to other agencies to track their journey through the workforce and through life. It is none of the government’s business.”

“An equally fundamental, and troubling, aspect of this contemplated data repository is its adoption of the statist ‘socialization,’ workforce-development philosophy of education.”

https://truthinamericaneducation.com/privacy-issues-state-longitudinal-data-systems/alabama-workforce-data-bills-threaten-student-family-privacy/

I posted on some anti-Common Core forums the following questions:

1.) What do you hate the MOST about Common Core?
2.) How has it impacted YOU personally (or your kids, grandkids, etc)?
3.) What would you say to those who had it in their power to bring about the end of Common Core but didn’t either due to fear or due to greed or lust for power? Especially what would you say to those who didn’t act due to fear?
4.) What would you like to be done to the US Department of Education, the ESSA, the “College and Career Ready” stuff, the Social Emotional Learning, etc?
5.) What is your view on the government robbing the taxpayers via federal taxes and then using the money to bait states with Race to the Top funding and further bullying states by threatening to withdraw said funding unless they had transgender bathrooms in schools?
6.) What do you think of all the data mining, all the surveys on health, and all the forms the government gives your kids to fill out?
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I got the following replies:
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 1) rewriting of history & the constitution
2) had to pull my kids out of certain classes and fought with more schools & teachers than I can count
3) Grow a pair!!! It’s not about you, it’s about innocent kids
4) get rid of it!
5) unconstitutional
6) it’s illegal and goes against everything that is morally & ethically right
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1. Everything
2. I never thought I’d homeschool and now I am.
3. Coward
4. Get rid of it. All of it.
5. I’ve got nothing nice to say about question 5. I think it’s better I don’t.
6. It’s very concerning. This isn’t information that our government needs… Unless for specefic purposes. None of those being good purposes.
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1. I cannot name just one thing. Developmentally inappropriate expectations, no acknowledgement of differing learning styles. indoctrination towards globalism, inappropriate and invalid testing, outcome based education, inappropriate lesson content, outcome based education, data mining, texts on Chrome books, prescripted lessons – robbing teachers of creativity and personalized teaching, etcetera.
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1. The strict you must do it this way. There are many ways to do things and not everyone does something the same way. This is teaching conformity.
2. I originally was homeschooling my child but then we found a stem school but this has impacted us because of transportation to and from school.
3. I would tell them they are a coward and need to start listening to the world around them.
4. I want to see more openness for the teachers to teach. Community College offered to high schoolers to start college earlier. More programs that help impoverished people.
5. This is so wrong. There are many students left behind because they can’t keep up and then the schools who can’t keep up are losing more money so they fall farther behind.
6. They have no business involved in this. Each school should make that decision. And around me they have done a good job of coming up with solution that both parties are ok with.

None of my grandkids can do math. They can’t even do basic math such as subtraction with borrowing & I’m talking 8th grade! It isn’t just them but their friends also. It’s pathetic! The history is being slanted, corrupted, just left out & ignored. I’m constantly correcting what they’ve been taught & filling in what’s left out. Cursive isn’t being taught either. Research it & see why it’s important if you don’t know. CC needs to be gotten rid of & tried & true methods & curriculums gone back to. We need to go back to what has shown positive results. The federal government needs to get out education & leave it to the states & local districts. No state wants their kids to have poor educations. The feds do NOT need to be involved. It isn’t even constitutional for them to be telling the states what/how to educate. That is the state’s responsibility

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The thing I hate most is federal control over local children. It’s a race to the bottom. If children in Detroit can’t read they make all the children do extra reading. There are children in Montana who need Ag stem to run farms but because the reading scores are so low in Detroit, they have to read more in Montana (that’s a made up example but you get the point). Personally, I have a son with a gifted IQ. He was supposed to take one of those reading tests (the kid has an A in English) he says “I have a headache” the teacher says “you have to take this” he just clicked B the whole way through and the next year was put in Learn to Read class with no consideration for the fact that he is an A student. These kids work all year to earn grades and then because of that ONE test on ONE day that determines their entire next year of classes?! Even the teacher was appealing to the school board to get him out of her class. I’d like to see the DOE closed down all together. Our parents and grandparents were plenty educated and they didn’t have a DOE until 1977. Everything was local. If your town had a reading deficit, your school board addressed it, if you needed ag stem or manufacturing stem your town addressed that too. Federal level control isn’t about children, when you are trying to come up with policies that will literally apply to millions of children you can’t possibly think one policy is going to be good for all. It’s completely impractical.

Found this post on the Choose to Refuse Common Core group page:

Thoughts on this ? A friend of a friend sent to me

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Here is a post from a pro-homeschooling group:

Thank you so much for accepting me, wow what a ride. My 13 yr daughter is failing the 7th grade an her teaches just informed me she is on a reading comprehension level of a 3rd or 4th grader so my question to them was how on earth has she made it this far??? Well “no child left behind” was their response but that she would not be able to enter into the 8th grade.. so I have decided this summer when she gets out of school, I will be homeschooling her a Christian Based curriculum from that day forward she will not be back in a public school until she goes to college, any advice an prayers are greatly appreciated, I have no idea where to begin she is so far behind so I have decided to test her on 4th, 5th an 6th grade test levels hoping this will give me a good idea of how to personalize her homeschooling.. I guess my question is am I started off on the right track?? I am 1 frustrated mamma😭😱Ty all so much for having me

And here are some replies to said post:

My daughter is in 4th and I was notified at the end of last year that she is not up to par with reading comprehension either! We pulled them and are now homeschooling both 4th and 9th.. We are working on spelling with our 9th, because apparently that wasn’t important either! I was very upset. 😣 I have no advice, but I’m hoping things start to turn around for y’all! Someone had shared a site called Superteacherworksheets.com that I went ahead and joined for a year at $20. First I printed off the free ones! My 4th grader said, she enjoyed doing them today 😊 I’m hoping it’ll get her up to grade level!

I pulled my son, he had an IEP for reading but was being taught by the IEP teacher with a math degree. He would’ve been in 4th if he’d stayed in ps. He was reading almost at full 2nd grade level. We do Charlotte Mason Language Lessons. You can start at any level so I agree with you that testing is definitely a must! You get reading, writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation and comprehension all together so it’s not overwhelming. My kiddo has ADD and his patience level is extremely low! Within a couple months he was reading large print chapter books. Now he’s reading grade level books up to the 6th-8th grade range. Also, let her pick books with subjects that interest her. That at least helped us, we started with magazines and comics, I didn’t care what he was reading and was just over the moon he was taking a interest. Go to the library, bookstores, etc… Let her feel like she’s got control, that truly helps also! Good luck and you’ve got this!!!

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My oldest has the same problem. Should be in 4th but in 3rd on a 2nd grade reading level yet no one did anything to help besides me. Where can I get these lessons?
I also took my oldest child out of public school when she was in 7th grade. I gave her a diagnostic test before ordering curriculum and it showed she was on 5th grade level in Math and English . So, that is where we began in our homeschooling.

I taught her year-round in those two subjects until she got caught up to normally expected grade level. It took us three years to get caught up. Despite her set backs, she graduated one year ahead of her public school peers. When she began college after homeschool/high school graduation, she was ready for all college-level courses. No remedial courses.

I took my 14 yr old daughter out of school this yr, she is in 7th grade. she was held back in preschool for speech they said she would skip young 5’s but she also did that too. not being held back or anything k-now. she tested at 5th grade math and is really struggling with it. she don’t get concepts of multiplying and division even adding with carry overs or subtracting with borrowing is sometimes hard. but instead of her getting farther behind in p.s. I see her getting better and moving forward. she lacks in handwriting, spelling and science but the more one on one I can see her work and demand better instead of it just being lost in the 35 kids that a p.s. teacher would have or just be handed a f. she gets a chance at home to fix everything and actually learn instead of just getting that bad grade.

I am 1 month into the exact same journey. Pulled my 7th grader due to writing clearly being about 4th-5th grade level. For me I found using Alpha Omega placement was a big help to place him in the Monarch curriculums. As suspected we started at level 5 for LA. The plus for personization was the rest of his courses I could place wherever I wanted them. I am using the “special projects” for now in the courses for writing opportunities and really digging in on the “how.”

We learned in KY that “NCLB” means the teachers, principal, and schools are penalized heavily if they hold a student back, so they push them through became she it comes down to teachers not being allowed to hold kids back when they need it. 🙄

We are in the same boat. Removing our son today from PS. Hes in the 6th grade,3rd grade level,IEP. Made the decision and going with it. We’ll learn as we go but its got to be better then where he is now.

Sounds like my daughter…she is 7th now heading to 8th and has a reading comprehension level of mow 6th grade but when I pulled her she was in the 6th grade with a comprehension of 2nd grade…Thw school knew something was wrong and forced her to take summer school every year to move on to the next grade…they had me get her tested for add, adhd, and autism looking ro blame one of those and I kept requesting they have her tested for dyslexia…they finally tested her at the end of 5th grade and guess what she is dyslexic. We tried a year of their special services but she hated it because all of the other dyslexic kids in her group were 2 and 3 graders. (Who the school of course tested in a timely manner unlike my daughter who I had been asking them to test since kindergarten.) The final straw for me was her end of year parent teacher conference where they all started asking about her adhd meds and why she wasn’t taking them, I was like because the doctors said she wasn’t add or adhd or anything else that needed meds and so she wasn’t on any…2 days later CPS was at my door opening an investigation because I was with holding her meds (someone at the school called them) without specifing what meds I had with held…SHE WAS NOT AND IS NOT ON ANY MEDS!!! Took them 6 months to drop the investigation and I pulled her from public school immediately. We use Dynaread.com to help with her dyslexia and she has been making huge improvements. We also have subscribed to Audible for her literature, I can download almost every book I want her to read and she can follow along in her hard copy…but I do stop her a few random times so she can show me where they are in the book so I can be sure she isn’t just holding the book up and listening to the story.

My 12 yr old has a first grade reading level… p.s. just keeps pushing him up hes in 6th grade now. My question is the same as urs… how did the PS let him get this far?? Idk how this can be allowed. Good luck. I just pulled my 8th grader. And looks like ill be pulling this one soon too
Some inappropriate subject matter is being taught in a middle school in Madison, WI:  http://eagnews.org/wi-middle-schoolers-read-sex-poems-in-spoken-word-class/

Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group.   Looks like their kid got punished for not bowing down to the whims of the Testing Consortium:

question with rewards or prizes. I opted my son out of a naep test. He came home devastated that he didn’t get a pair of ear buds. (I’ll buy him some) I remember reading that rewards can’t be withheld from a child who opted out is that correct? is it a state or national guideline?

And here is a reply to said post:

that’s even more interesting that they were gifted to kids because NAEP is a federal test. it’s called the “Nation’s Report Card”. it seems whenever the federal government wants us to do things, they bribe us. usually with money, but with 4th & 8th graders i guess it’s ear buds…

Ouija boards in kindergarten?  Yikes!   http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/02/after-kindergarten-teacher-used-ouija-board-in-class-outraged-mom-says-son-is-having-nightmares/

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

Beyond the high amount of stupidity… and I’m in high school.
nosy-big-education
 And here is another post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

A teachers way to implement Common Core behind our backs.

My 9 year old absolutley would not finish her math because she did not understand it. My 9 year old would not let her mother, a Valedictorian, assist her before she went to school with uncompleted work.

Daughters response

“My teacher says if I don’t understand it to only bring it to her. My teacher said parents don’t know how to do this so just see her about getting help”

 And here is a reply to said post:

The superintendent told me not to teach my child at home because it creates divided loyalties. I said that she is MY child. Meanwhile, the district still puts out the usual B.S. about wanting more parental involvement.

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Here is a post from a New York anti-Common Core group:

My son is 6 and in first grade. In January he began a new school, and has been very stressed out. Richie went from loving school and doing great, to a poor progress report and dreading school. There’s hardly any recess!! The progress report did surprise me, and seemed a little harsh, Richie was always ahead of the class, and he just started. This school does seem more aligned with common core (for Valentine’s day there was no party, but there was themed math!)

Recently he missed a family tree project, which even that had a strict rubric. My son can’t recall doing any of the family unit in social studies (start of February), nor discussing the project. How do you deal with a child so young missing projects and units? Richie seems genuine in not knowing, and it isn’t like him to not care about school. I wrote to the teacher, who only said maybe the papers were misplaced. Thanks for any input 😀

And here are some replies to said post:
It sounds like he is in a school that is strict about common core. Talk to them about not putting too much pressure on him. He is 6 years old and they need to teach him developmentally appropriate material and it is their job not to stress out the small children in their care.
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That’s how I feel. At first I wasn’t happy with my son but then I realized how ridiculous that was. In preschool [child’s name withheld] did a family tree in a week. This goes back a month. I’ve stalled the project because of how it’s graded, and no clear answers as to why my son missed it… Recently he was absent two days and received a pile of papers!
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Many parents have had similar issues. Kids need to work at their own age appropriate pace, and work should not be sent home when they are sick.
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The amount of work they cover in a day of CC is ridiculous. You can’t be out for one day because it will take two to catch up!!!
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Just pull your kid from this school. Find another. Homeschooling if you must. I’m sorry if I sound impatient with public schools but the torture my son endured through the end of first grade, before we found a private school without Common Core, shames me. You won’t be sorry. Get him out!
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it is bullshit as i have said the teachers the principals the parents and as i have said before the parents are stronger then they are led to believe and i must add this goes for all children what the people dont get our politicians and our own govt. is selling usa bill of goods charter schools is not he answer but people like eva moskowitz is certainly making mega bucks and the naccp are against charter schools because they are going back to the 70s the polticial world is doing exactly what they want and that is because weather your black or white our children are getting the wrong end of the stick and by dividing us is not helping our kids wake up we must fight and i do not give a damm where you live yes there are bad areas and yes those children are getting the raw end of the stick just as well in the better areas because what our polticians and business people who have become ivolved in our schools they want to become involved that is fine give us money where we can get 15 kids in a class and special need kids who needs extra things and lets get rid of charter schools common core and last but not least betsy devos must go and here we are a billionaire never worked in a school i wonder if all the politicians and our govt who have children if god for bid there children got ill who would they call a farmer or a good doctor well what every parent wants is a good teacher and get more people into the schools that need certain extra needs and not only the children the parents as well
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They are setting these children up for failure, the increase in children being put on medication for inability to focus has gone up since the inception of common core, and now they are taking away diplomas for kids that struggle. I guess if they can’t get it at the same pace as everybody else or they struggle they are not worth allowing them to graduate and go on to a bright future
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This is why I struggle to “punish.” On one hand, no a kid shouldn’t be forgetting hw, or whole units, but on the other they do so much work!
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They complain about kids being obese and not going outside, but let me ask a question. (not to anybody specific, but to everybody) if a 3rd grader has 3 1/2 hours of homwork and gets home at 3:30 – 4pm. That 3 1/2 hours of homework brings the time to 7 -7:30pm and your gonna send them out to play at that time. Or let them play and then they will be up till 10pm doing homework?
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I have heard kids in 4th and 5th grade state” I should kill myself because I am stupid. ” because they don’t understand what is being taught, and with the curriculum being paved and set the way it is, if the teacher is asked by a student to explain it again, they don’t because “sorry no time, but you can give up your lunch to maybe get the extra help, (i say maybe because a 42 min lunch period and 12 or more kids come for extra help, not everybody gets helped and then they have missed their lunch and got no help and still don’t understand it)
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[child’s name withheld]’s biggest complaint is a lack of recess. It seems like anything below 45 and the kids stay in! Indoor recess is work or a movie. I can’t imagine that much homework for a 3rd grader!
Mine too, and he is now in middle school and I will tell you he hates school, doesn’t eat much, and never smiles anymore, he struggles everyday and it’s a fight to get him to do work, because he says why bother, I am gonna fail anyway. Way to go common core, way to go schools and BOE
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And they wonder why there is a increase in childhood suicide, anorexia, drugs (the legal stimulants as well as the illegal stuff) and drop outs
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He’s six and the teacher expects him to be responsible for writing down his homework and details of a project without checking before they leave for the day?

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There should be a daily planner where all assignments are noted and the teacher reviews each one before dismissing the class. The parent should be signing off on the page every night after ensuring that everything has been done.

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They are SIX!!!!

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Our schools use this method from K-5, although at the higher grades the teacher doesn’t check that they wrote everything down, but if they miss turning in an assignment they make a note in the planner so the parent knows immediately.

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Hmmm, what could be on these tests that schools would have kids sign forms promising not to tell their parents what’s on them, especially when the parents didn’t know about the forms:   http://www.wptv.com/news/region-st-lucie-county/students-asked-to-sign-document-not-to-talk-about-test-to-parents
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Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group:

Today I am telling everyone about 2017 Utah SB 196. This bill will allow Equality Utah to distribute its literature in Utah schools legally and will allow pro-LGBTQ teachers to advocate for homosexuality in Utah Schools.

You can call your Utah House Rep. and tell him or her you are against this bill for these reasons.

http://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/SB0196.html

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools will be closed on March 8th, 2017 due to a “Day Without Women” strike among the faculty:   http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/03/class-cancelled-because-faculty-will-attend-womens-strike/

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

GRR! Just found out from my daughter that in Health class they have had someone coming in from Planned Parenthood to talk to the class! I’m sorry, but I refuse to let my daughter participate when it involves baby killers! Her health teacher will be getting a real nice email from me for sure!

An honors program at the Sam Houston State University in Texas (SHSU). is offering a scholarship of over $2000 to students who take courses on “White Privilege” and Black Lives Matter and also gives them other privileges too for taking these courses:  http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/05/college-honors-program-pays-students-to-take-white-privilege-and-blm-courses/

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

If my kids went to Alexandria City, VA schools or Chapel Hill, NC schools — I would be livid!! “A Day Without Women” — all the teachers requested the day off tomorrow, resulting in the schools closing!! Could this be any MORE political?? If they all requested the day off to go to a ball game, they would be denied. But this was approved. They should rename it “A Day Without Privileged Women,” as now working moms who cannot just take a day off must scramble to find last-minute childcare, or go a day without pay. Good job Alexandria and Chapel Hill teachers. Clearly your allegiance is to the progressive left, not the children you profess to care about.

Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group:

So I was just checking my son’s grades online, and noticed he is failing Science. I pull his complete progress report and notice there have only been two – yes two – science assignments this term. One of them is the permission slip for 5th grade maturation. He didn’t get it turned in on Friday so he got a 0 on that assignment. Is the school really allowed to give a science grade for a permission slip? I’ve never heard of such a thing, and it makes me not want to turn it in at all!

And here are some replies to said post:

Isn’t that program optional anyway??

Yes…optional! I always did one on one with my children except one….and it was VERY NICELY DONE by a woman gynecologist. Parents were invited to a night program. It was well done but I still took that daughter out for treats and a private followthrough discussion afterwards.

I would be sending an email right away. I would ask why/how a permission slip for an optional activity can be counted on a grade

He has a 100 percent on his other science assignment. He had an A and now has an F! This from a teacher who REQUIRES that each student put their name on both sides of any assignment. If they don’t do this, the assignment goes into the ‘no name’ box… Even though their name is on it! Yeah I’ll be calling the school tomorrow, I don’t think he should get a 0 and I also don’t think other children should get 100 just for turning it in!

Along the same lines, it is unjust that the kids are also graded on their parents signing those disclosures at the beginning of every year. There are a lot of them I won’t sign at all and others in my own form. Why are our kids being graded or their grades docked for their parents’ refusal to comply with the system?

Get to the principal. A teacher is really slacking off and you need to just walk in and tell him/her what happened. I have never heard of a permission slip being graded. No, no NO!! (Retired teacher)

Ive seen grades for such things before,but usually they were only worth a quarter to half an assignment grade though often than not these things were extra credit. Never have I seen something like this take up half a grade unless it was very early in a semeste, before getting more assignments

Either way, the kids shouldn’t be docked for their parents’ assignments.

I homeschool my kids, but when I did not, I had 3 notes every day coming home. It was ridiculous. I felt like I had a half hour to an hour of homework, just for myself, every night. When my kids did not get notes signed and taken back th next day, my child would miss recess. This was in elementary school.

Sigh. So messed up!

I am glad that as a homeschool mom, I do not have to do this!

My daughter got a 0 because I couldn’t “volunteer” X amount of hours for her, my daughter was my oldest I had 4 boys after (and another baby) spread 17 years apart. We home schooled the elementary kids. I didn’t bother with the principal I went straight to the superintendent. My daughter could NOT receive a 0 according to MY efforts, and I was reprimanded by the principal for going above his head and was told next time not to call the superintendent’s office. I immediately called the super’s office and told him what I had been told, he said call anytime I felt like I needed to. Well, needless to say I never needed to call again 😉 and she had that class all 4 years. **moral of the story – you are the only voice for your child, do what you have to and don’t take their bull. **

That moment you realize how much of the school experience is about conditioning kids to comply unquestioning with authority…

Really it is time for parents to get their kids out of these schools. Form community groups and start educating your kids at home. Working together you can make it happen. I recommend Freedom Project Academy.

Here is a post from a Texas anti-Common Core group:

Just reviewed one of the major history exams. A third of it is about Islam and Syrian refugees. Seriously and nothing about America. Now this pisses me off! What a disgrace! You truly believe the republicans in the Texas house and Senate stand on their beliefs. Give me a break. All pushing the indoctrination of our children. Their lying to you.

Here is a post from an anti-Common Core group:

Well something new for me to research…alarm bells went off in my head when I saw in the principal’s weekly letter the “exciting news” that next year our school will be piloting a “standards based report card.” I’m curious to hear if anyone has had experience with this?

And here are some replies to said post:

It was so bad at our high school they quit at semester. It was basically what the teacher thought of you. There was no ruberic and the teachers couldn’t even tell you where her grade was until semester. I actually had one teacher tell me she was getting a b because she thought my daughter tried hard. Grades on assignments didn’t matter. It was a mess.

We have had one at the elementary level for a few years. It is a disaster, 4 pages long, not parent friendly, confusing, tedious to fill out and try to understand, a really bad idea!

My son’s elementary school does something similar to this until 4th grade. I thought he did really well until this year. All Fs and I can’t get the school to help him. He’s on an IEP and I worry daily that he will fall behind and be forgotten.

My middle daughter was doing 8th grade math in 5th grade…and she told she was just meeting standards. This system is not usable by most administrators, teacher or parents. There is extreme manipulation – as an attempt to show “growth” by the end of the year. It’s garbage.

One of our local high schools used some alternative grading. This kids who busted it and turned in projects on time received equal or less grades than those who slacked and turned them in late. Maybe the slackers had more time to research? Who knows? I know the ones who turned them in on time were not happy.

Here is another post from said anti-Common Core group:

I refused naep testing for my son by submitting a written letter to the school. My son just informed me they are giving him a test anyway his teachers said it’s a ‘fake’ test and extra homework. His teacher singled him out and told him he is the only student in his class not taking the exam. Thoughts?

And here are some replies to said post:

I would be down at that school first thing tomorrow to reinforce that I was the parent and my letter said NO NAEP. How dare they?!

He said it’s a fake test. I said you aren’t taking any test that day and that I had sent in a letter and his teacher said he has to take a ‘fake’ test since he wasn’t participating naep testing.

Pull him from school that day.

thats what I did when they said I wasn’t “allowed” to refuse the leap test…pulled her from school for the week, wrote to everyone from the school to the school board, then she homeschooled this year

Update: my son came home from school today and said tom during naep testing he will be given computer test while the other students are taking he naep and that people will be in the classroom besides his normal teachers observing. When I called the school to find out protocol for him they said to call in the am they weren’t sure. I’m keeping him home.

And here is yet another post from said group:

Are we as parents not given the option to opt out of ELA and Math Assessments? This is what I found online regarding state testing so I’m confused and still learning. Grateful for this group. “Federal law and the New York State Education Department requires all students to participate in the 3-8 NYS ELA and Math Assessments as part of the core academic program. There is no provision in statute or regulation allowing parents to opt their children out of state tests.”

And here are some replies to said post:

It depends on the state they were in. Utah does allow parents to opt out. But not every state does. Just have them skip school the days of testing.

Yeah. I’m glad to be in Utah. I’ve also taught my daughter what to watch for and to refuse to do it – even if it means she has to go to the Principals office and call me. Can never be to safe. The scary part is they adapting these tests to be happening in everyday education. It will be an integrated part of their everyday learning. 😦

I kept my daughter home also, when they said she’ll have to take the make up I said then she’ll be out two weeks and tried to threaten me with failure due to absences… I told them I’d send that threat to a lawyer, she never heard anything about a make up test

You cannot ‘opt out’ you have to REFUSE the testing. Semantics I know but that’s the way they want to play the game

Looks like the state of West Virginia is endangering homeschooling:  http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/proposed-wv-bill-would-make-homeschooling-abuse-link-to-rep-contact/

Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group:

Results of testing young children are SO BOGUS. If we put ANY relevance on testing them with computers we are badly off base. I retired. Then I signed up to teach early morning orchestra at a school in the same district. 45 minutes twice a week, then I went to use the super MAC Computers in the massive lab. Pretty high class neighborhood but that doesn’t matter…..here is what happened in reality during SAGE TESTING: Two teachers both in one corner helping SPED students try to read and type. Lab aide in back getting materials ready for next class at her desk. (I stayed EVERY DAY I TAUGHT…2X A WEEK…and observed) The students are left to read and mark answers on their own. Even if told to raise their hand, nobody is paying attention, so they give up holding up their hand. Most just would click any answer. I would see them helping each other, reading for one another, giving answers to each other (sometimes wrong answers…) and peeking around carrels to see what other kids are answering or how far along they are. Rarely is any teacher (except me…) watching the whole class or monitoring. In the few times they ARE, they would keep kids on track better. But I got to hear what they said out of earshot of the teachers. Like: Who can get hold of a jump-rope first. Like: recess is only 5 minutes away and if we don’t finish we don’t get recess! So.. Let’s hurry and finish….questions not even read. Answers clicked to the finish line without a care whether they are right or not….
So is it any wonder we are testing poorly in America? Or maybe we are NOT testing poorly because WE GUESSED LUCKY! That is the real scenario of sitting kids in a computer lab with too many questions and not enough activity at an inappropriate age. It is utterly wasted, useless time spent getting false statistics that the many idiots in upper education solemnly base their data, procedures, and appalling conclusions of “education today.” They are the ones to blame in the first place…taking students away from lessons and teachers. Testing should be short, verbal, random and not be the entire basis for grading knowledge and retention. Kids get blocks during testing .. Even oral testing.

Here is a post from the Utah anti-Common Core group:

This is my first year with a jr high student. In elementary school, when SAGE testing was done, I would pull my child out or they would allow them to work on other assignments. But this year, in jr high, I’m being told she has to take a written test. Can anyone fill me in on this? Sounds like a back door to the opt out.

And here are some replies to said post:

i would ask 2 questions:
(1) where are the questions for the written test coming from? from the SAGE Formative system (learning point navigator) or are they written by the teacher?
(2) will she be graded on it?

if the questions are coming from SAGE Formative i would still have concerns because SAGE Formative is part of the opt out (even if it’s in written form).
she shouldn’t be graded on her written test because the students taking SAGE aren’t graded on their test.

Thank you. I thought, surely they aren’t trying to trick students who opted out to still take the SAGE test…..but I was wrong. My 12 yr old will be happy to know she gets to sleep in for a couple days later this month (its her 1st period class). Thank you for replying.

The written test is still part of sage. I think it’s a way around to get the opted out kids to actually take it. 😬 Pull your kid out at those times if you can. At the end of the year when all they did was make up work, my sons teacher gave him a “make up test.” When he got the test my son said, “isn’t this sage?” She got a little irritated and said, “just put it on my desk then!”

I asked and you are right. It is just the written version. Clearly, these teacher don’t really understand why people opt out. (Self imposed ignorance in most cases, I’m sure.) Or maybe they are pressured to do it? Who knows.

I wonder if they’re pressured. She seemed upset about it, which is weird. Why would she be? Since it doesn’t go on their grade it shouldn’t bother her whether my son took it or not. Lol. I’m glad you got answers though.

The evil publishing company Pearson is spying on social media accounts of students in regards to information on the PARRC testing:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/15/superintendent-confirms-common-cores-pearson-spying-on-kids-social-media-accounts/

Here is a post from the Utah anti-Common Core forum:

We are heading out to sign our child up for kindergarten. What are some questions concerns or comments that any of you recommend us to discuss with the administration to let them know we aren’t interested in any Common Core curriculum?

And here are some replies to said post:

I have fought this system with my kids’ schools since they implemented it n 2010. There were ways around it while still keeping them in the public school system. Every year, they’d legislate us out of the loopholes I’d found the previous year. At this point, with their stealth, imbedded testing and ‘written tests’ in place of sage tests, which are the same thing and collect the same data, and with the way they mix and mingle every topic into each other, each one laced with liberal propaganda, Marxist, Socialist indoctrination, race and wage-baiting, gender confusion, sexualization of children, Agenda 21, pro-Humanist and Islamic religion-tainted, anti-Christian agenda nonsense, there is no longer any way to protect your kid in the public school system OR to ensure them an actual, decent education. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest exit.

Yes! I agree 100%!

Spot on

So people that are still trying to opt their kids out of the testing and so on aren’t really doing any good now?

Opting your kids out of the tests is essential. If enough parents do it, their testing system will collapse and they’ll have no choice but to officially declare it ‘invalid,’ although it already is without the official recognition. However, they are still collecting the data points and sharing it with whomever AIR deems worthy without parental knowledge or consent. So, no, SAGE testing is not the biggest issue anymore, although it’s still important to opt out. There’s no reason to hand them the data without a fight.

And I thought certain states were able to get away from it?

Only on the surface. What they’re finding is that the feds have a chokehold on this issue and they’re not being ‘allowed’ to get away from Common Core without financial repercussions, which no one, so far, has been willing to lose. So, what’s actually been happening is that states are re-branding their curriculum, changing a sentence or two, re-naming it and selling it back to the public as ‘not Common Core.’ Rest assured, it’s still Common Core. I don’t know of a single state that’s successfully unentwined itself, yet.

Everyone in Utah’s Ed Establishment and govt says ‘we don’t have Common Core, we have Utah Core.’ But English is word for word except cursive and math just got some very minor revisions. But the same…

So you parents that still have kids in public school what is the answer. Homeschooling for us would not work right now. All I see as an answer is an expensive private school.

even the private schools are turning to common core. My kids are in Public schools. My best advice is to be all in. If you are going to send them to school make sure you know what is going on in their classes and be involved. Read minutes from school board meetings if you can’t attend and try to keep up on things as much as possible.

Teach carefully at home. If your kid is okay with it, don’t be afraid to send them back with no homework done (part of common core is serious homework every day). And make sure your kids are well taught early who they are and what they believe, so when they encounter contradictory infornation, they already have another pov, and know they can ask you. Whether you are officially homeschooling or not, you will have to spend some time homeschooling your kids to keep them safe from indoctrination and teach them how to think for themselves.

It’s tricky, too, because a lot of schools SAY they value parental input, but when it comes down to it, they still do what they think. I call them “parent handlers.” Grrr. If you qualify for an iep, get one. Yes, there is risk of labeling, and a long history of the disability, but as a parent with an iep child you have more leverage.

I have 3 kids in Elementary and we fight common core stuff daily. The biggest benefit I have found is being a very involved parent. Be in the classroom, look at every worksheet that comes home, talk about what your child learned. At my kids school, Davis district, after 3rd grade they have 1:1 computers so much of the work is completed on the computers and I don’t see much coming home. The whole state is slowly moving toward this route and my kids school was selected to pilot the program. My oldest knows how to work a computer and emails me things occasionally and I try to have my kids login to the computer programs so I can see what they are doing. I’m frustrated because over the last 8 years, 3 of which I was teaching for, I’ve slowly been kicked out as a parent in my children’s education. When I expressed concern to the principal he said I wouldn’t be seeing much come home anymore which makes I it difficult to help kids that struggle, or even to discuss what is happening in school. The biggest piece of advice I could give about sending your kids to school is just be involved. Look at the standards, know what they will be teaching about when and talk about it at the dinner table.

It is a tough thing to navigate. As stated you can’t avoid all of it. I would say to watch the online programs they use. Our school uses Waterford. It is a free program for kinders. Keep in mind that the standards are sometimes unreasonable. Don’t make a big deal if they tell you your child is behind. Reading is normal between the ages of 4 and 7. You can limit computer exposure and tell them how much your child can have. Don’t focus on the grade, just how much your child has learned. Volunteer in the class and be up front with the teacher.

I am in a similar position here in PA. My son is in kindergarten and has a wonderful (and conservative) teacher. However, the curriculum and Common Core makes me batty. He is already learning things I find age-inappropriate. Talking to the administration really doesn’t change anything. I get lip service and the “we have always done this” response. We live in a rural area, so there aren’t really any homeschool co-ops and my son ADORES school. He would be heartbroken if I pulled him.

I am not loaded. I work part time and home school 3 of my kids. I make it fit my schedule. We downsized and now,we are free to spend quality time with our kids teaching them what matters most. They do! Not money, not big houses, not loads of things, nice cars or our careers. It is a mindset and requires a paradigm shift to be willing to change. So many people i know nowadays either choose self reliance or big government. I choose self reliance because in the end that is what matters most. The government does not give a crap about you or your kids. Once you cut yourself off, it is very freeing.

The elite are going to damage everything. In 1990, Sweden went to a voucher system. Now all schools, including private, are funded and controlled by the government and everyone has to take the same tests. The New American says it is a fascist system.

I am not loaded. I homeschool 6 kids. It is expensive for books and supplies and classes which I hire people to teach. Truly, we make huge sacrifices. I sacrifice my time like crazy. It is hard work. I have to make more food from scratch. We shop at the Deseret Industries and take hand-me downs from everybody. We use a garden.

For liberty and God and Jesus Christ, it is worth it.

When you send your kindergarten child to school, don’t forget us, the people who told you about homeschooling. It is not impossible like you think it is.

Remember us and come back on and ask. You will surely end up homeschooling. I bet your bottom dollar you will. It is worse than you think. You will see that it is. You will be apalled. Kindergarten is not a garden of play. There is no time for play anymore. Kindergarten is a bootcamp for slavery under the NWO. Your child will lose happiness and joy. You will see it slip away slowly.

When that happens, do not forget that homeschooling is there and available.

It is worth the sacrifice. You love your child.

Here is another post from the Utah anti-Common Core group:

I see from your other posts that you are pro-vouchers. If you want to ask me questions, I know exactly why vouchers are bad. I will tell you right now. The voucher system is a fascist idea. Fascism is a form of Government wherein small businesses are controlled by the government. The voucher plan is all about this. It will appear to be grand. People will be very happy. The low income families (that is what Secretary DeVos and Pres. Trump specified) will get federal money to educate each child in a homeschool or a private school. I am sure many homeschooling parents will jump right on, to the detriment of our entire system of liberty in the U.S. The Taxpayers of the U.S. will have an outcry, causing standards to be applied to private schools and homeschool families as well. They will make sure you are not teaching religion in your homeschool. They will make sure private schools are not teaching religion, either. You will get visits from people coming to check on you at your house. They will know what books and dvd’s you use. They will want to know what curricula you use. If you make your own lesson plans, they will want them written so that they can decide whether to approve them. Every child will be receiving the government indoctrination. Vouchers are NOT a good thing. I will not be accepting government money for my homeschool. Even then, because private schools and homeschool families will have accepted the money, the laws about homeschooling and what we teach and how we teach it (and the tests) will all come crashing down on even me and my homeschool. We will have a fascist nation.

A California elementary school has banned the game of tag:  http://theresurgent.com/california-elementary-school-bans-tag-yes-tag/?utm_content=buffer5392e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Here is a post from a Nevada anti-Common Core group:

So in CCSD, 5th grade is scheduled for SBAC May 15-26. I just was just told by Assistant Principal that there is no opting out, it’s a state requirement.

And here are some replies to said post:

Wrong, lie

There is also an interim test, at least last year there was about a month prior. I didn’t use any form for that one, I informed teacher that if they had no work to give during the interim testing, I would keep my son home. They provided him with work. He is in CCSD too, 5th grade last year.

Yeah my daughter told me they started preparing this week- that’s the only way I knew.

I will still notify the teacher regarding all the practice tests – at this point, I’ll send the form certified mail return receipt….and we’ll go from there.

I have to call my son’s school, he has no clue if there are interim tests. I don’t like calling, all the bologna.

And for the record, Principal at my son’s school said if he didn’t take test, he wouldn’t be able to be placed in classes for 6th grade – another fib. You would not be the 1st to be given misinformation. 🙄

Sad but true!

My step daughter came home telling us how kids were crying from being forced to sit.; and being denied bathroom breaks until the tests were done. So now I save up my vacation time because my kids won’t be tortured like that.

My sons charter school forced my son to take it. I turned in an opt out form and was led to believe everything was fine until last week on Monday with my son called me and told me he was going into testing and they were making him take it. Neither the principal nor the Vice Principal return my phone calls. I’m still beyond livid 😡

This has to be illegal. Doesn’t federal law supercede state? Surely CCSD can’t pick and choose, legally. Something needs to be done – yes common core is ridiculous but this is becoming more than being solely about that

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

My daughter is a freshman. I’ve opted her out of common core testing previously but this year they’re telling me if I opt her out she will have a hard path to follow in order to be able to graduate. What should I do? Is their a possibility common core qualifications to graduate based on this testing will change soon?

And here are some replies to said post:

My son came home last week and told me that he was told if he doesn’t take the PARCC test next year he isn’t allowed French , which he wants (or any elective) that he must take labs?? Looks like another phone call to guidance to see what is going on.

In Georgia, you can not “opt out” in High School as the test accounts for 20-30% of their class grade. Not taking it and dramatically dropping your score will decrease your GPA and ultimately hinder your college choices.

Tired?  Southern Illinois University is holding “nap ins” so that students can “dream of diversity”: http://thefederalistpapers.org/political-cartoon/brutal-cartoon-shows-what-colleges-are-really-doing-to-students-these-days

A public school in PA is forcing a bunch of boys to dress with a girl who pretends to be a boy (what the Left calls “transgender”) and told them to make it as “natural” as possible:

https://www.toddstarnes.com/column/school-orders-boy-to-tolerate-undressing-with-girl-and-make-it-natural

Here is a post from an Ohio anti-Common Core group:

So, this letter was sent home with my son on Tuesday. They can’t be serious! We are not allowed to make doctor appointments for 5 weeks! Surely the children are not going to be tested every day for 5 weeks!

mean test form

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core FB group:

My heart breaks with what our children go through at school. Michael is being bullied at school. It primarily happens at recess. He is called vulgar names, hit, and something called trucking done to him. He says he tries to stay away from the perpetrators, but it doesn’t work. Even the teachers send him away, when he goes to them for help. I know they are busy with other kids. It is hard for Michael to understand why they turn him away. The school has done little to stop this. In fact, one special needs student was removed from the school by his parents for bullying. The school would not even consent to a change of classrooms. He comes home angry, upset, and depressed. I wish beyond grief that I could homeschool my kids and not have to work. It tears my heart out.

And here are some replies to said post:

Hard is life when decision is involved and it’s not the one we want. It’s your kids don’t let another day go by till it’s set right go to his school watch photo vidio and if necessary go kick some child ass but don’t let it happen another day

keep him home, report to the school board, and tell them you will press charges against the administrators and teachers, and the school board if they do not take this seriously. If he is special needs, you may be able to compel them to tutor him….God bless you guys

Yes. Please be his complete advocate! Or you may end up with something as horrible as suicide.

twenty years ago, I had to refuse to send my handicapped daughter to school when they refused to address her being inappropriately touched by an aide. They brought her into the school counselor’s office, and both the aide and the counselor tried to convince her she was just grieving for our neighbor recently deceased. I knew nothing about it, until we were out a few days later…and she brutally attacked me. After that, it all came out from her. Took her to school the next day, demanded to see the counselor who tried to brush it off. Took her home, and informed the school she was NOT coming back there as she could not feel safe (I was scared I would get in trouble, but said fk it anyways. They had to provide an education for her, so they had to get a tutor.

Go to school with your son, have him point out the bully’s, take their pictures. Take pictures of the teachers, ( screw them saying they are busy, he is their job), report to superintendent. If no response contact lawyer, after moving your child. He has to know you have done everything you can. I have gone right to kid homes with my child and trust me, parents have no defense when you have your child there pointing at their brat. Honestly, most parents want their kids to act correctly and with compassion , otherwise, kick the parents a—.

back to grandson. had one they humiliated daily. called principal who got smart with me and flippant. said, well things like that happen, and I answered, so did columbine… she stopped it. called students into office and threatened them to expell and call parents. it all stopped. bullies need their butts whipped by a strong parent but school needs to step in. if your child is being treated like this, you can bet others are too. threaten to close the school down, get a group. ask your child what other children are being treated like this. do something. there is power in one and when others see you stand, they will stand too. I can only encourage you, this is not a new thing.

My daughter’s last 4 years of school were the most horrific time in her life. It definitely changed her. We went to the school officials and got 0 help. Her car was vandalized and later rammed by some of these ANIMALS, (just a couple examples) We tried reaching out to the parents and were treated like we were NOTHING, and our daughter meant absolutely nothing to them. I still feel rage. It’s been 5 years since graduation. It is way past time for parents to DEMAND change. If I had it to do again, you can bet I would handle it differently. My heart goes out to you and your Son. Whatever it takes GET HIM OUT of that situation. Prayers for both of you.

We really need to expose the schools for what they are. The anti-bullying campaign was never about real bullying. All the talk about zero tolerance, yada, yada, yada. The movement was always about shutting down free speech on opinions that disagree with the state’s liberal and immoral agenda by calling such divergence bullying. But a start would be to expose what the policy is NOT about: bullying.

exactly what my daughter is going through. They just tell her go play with the other kids. It doesn’t always help when they seak her out to tell her “I don’t like you”. One child was giving her indian rug burns and pushing her and and tripping her repeatedly.

I was a Teacher’s aid for years and it’s not that easy. kids don’t act like that because of years of guidance from their loving families. They are like that because of parents who don’t care to instill morals and discipline and guidance. Talking to them about lil Johnny’s behavior is like talking to a wall. You hear the “not MY kid and what did THEY do to make him act that way “or if they are of a different race than the victim it’s the race card or they just flat out blow you off. Raising a decent kid requires good parenting as well as other adults in authority reinforcing good behavior. When they fail to do their job and even put the kid at risk it’s time for another course of action

You need to raise hell, sue the school district. To bad we live in an age where they want our children to “tolerate” what is happening. When we were young, we were taught to stand up to bullies, now they want our children to be pussies. You need to fight for your child, or this will haunt you, and your child for the rest of your lives.

I find it thought provoking how their slogans are “no violence is tolerated”…yet continue to allow kids to be picked on then punish the kids if they fight back or retaliate.

Here is another post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

I have a question, I refused the state testing for my child and sent in the refusal letter. In his folder I found a Common core testing sheet for ELA. He told me it was a practice test that they were told they had to do even they weren’t taking the test. I thought when I opt him out I also opt out of practice materials also.

Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group:

Everyone, please call the governor’s office this morning (801-538-1000) and ask him to sign HB 136, Board of Education Revisions. We need to counter those who are pressuring him not to sign the bill. This is the bill that lets the state board reject federal mandates.

Watch out Utah, the governor caved and now they can push the Gay Agenda in Utah schools:  http://fox13now.com/2017/03/20/utah-governor-repeals-law-forbidding-promotion-of-homosexuality-in-schools/amp/

Here is a post from the Utah anti-Common Core group that underscores my point as to why “school choice” as it is is a bad idea as it just extends federal control:

“Vouchers threaten the autonomy of Catholic schools…. At least two schools had already purchased books and were told to use different ones, or they would lose their accreditation from the state as well as voucher money.
“In March of 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court made it clear that private schools are subject to government regulations if they enroll students with government money.”

http://iaheaction.net/parental-observations-regarding-their-voucher-accepting-school/

Here is another post from the Utah anti-Common Core group:

Sadly, YOUR children might be being taught that our Constitution is disposable.
Via Karla Ritzen:
Oh my, please don’t my friends report me on Facebook because snowflakes will cause me the loss of my job…
Doing a government simulation today, all three teachers in one room. 70 + kids. We had the 9 Supreme Court justices explain the bill of rights to the class. Well, we got into a heated discussion in EVERY PERIOD about the 4th amendment! Because I believe that what is being done to us at the airports COMPLETELY VIOLATES the 4th amendment! They dont have a right to rifle through my luggage, which has happened twice. They don’t have a right to stick their gloved hands down my buttcrack which has happened once in front of my very frightened 12 year old son!!! You have to have PROBABLE CLAUSE! And even when you have probable clause, you need a judge’s warrant to search my suitcase!!!! The two other teachers disagree with me and shared their arguments about “it’s keeping us safe!” “The country that gives up its freedom in order to keep its safety, deserves neither! Roughly the quote of Franklin! The sad part for me was that NONE OF THE KIDS AGREED WITH ME! I actually had kids ask me, ” what if your family member got killed by someone because there were no checks?” I said, “do nt even go there with me because my son signed up to die for that beautiful document and went to war twice to protect it! And I would rather die than give up my freedom. So would he!” If the airport situation is ok, then the next terrorist who strikes a Kroger store will now dictate that we have to be checked before going to the grocery store!!!! I am just sad today because I am a teacher who TEACHES THE CONSTITUTION! My partner teachers actually said that because of 9/11, common sense tells us that the 4th amendment shouldn’t matter because it’s about our safety! STUDENTS CHEERED!!!!! I wanted to cry!!!! Then I said, “because of your logic, if there is a terrorist attack at Kroger tomorrow, then we will have to now rifle through everyone’s purse who goes to Kroger! Where does it stop? I even told them that ONE TIME I gave them probable cause to search my luggage. I missed my flight, had to take a later flight, but my suitcase made the first flight. It was sitting at the airport for 5 hours . That is a REASON AND A PROBABLE CAUSE but they still need a WARRANT! We have pissed on the 4th amendment due to our “safety.” sad thing is… Kids think that’s all ok! Sorry for the long rant!

Disagree with a school’s ADHD diagnosis of your kids and lose all seven of them to CPS:  http://medicalkidnap.com/2017/03/21/ohio-parents-disagree-with-school-over-adhd-diagnosis-lose-7-year-old-son-to-cps/

An “anti-bullying” text for 1st graders that features a  cross-dressing boy.   http://buff.ly/2mWhtJd

Looks like Tennessee students who are opting out of PARCC testing are being made to miss not just the testing but also some regular class (no doubt as a form of punishment):  http://www.app.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2015/03/24/toms-river-students-parcc/70401440/

Student suspended from Rollins College for daring to challenge radical Islam:  http://www.centralfloridapost.com/2017/03/25/rollins-college-suspends-student-after-he-challenged-radical-muslim-hate-speech/

Here is a post from an anti-Common Core FB group page:

I wrote a few months back about my disdain for the common core math modules we have to teach in my school. Now, I have a new bit of insight into how the common core, the modules (or any other proud common core aligned curriculum), and the state tests, have all conspired in a perfect storm to steal teachers’ autonomy and sense of purpose away from them.
I was noticing in my fifth grade class’s writing journals some pretty clumsy writing when they were quoting from the text for evidence. I decided, like I think a good teacher should, that a mini-lesson showing how to quote from a text but write it more seamlessly might be in order. So that’s just what I did. Afterward, when the class had left for P.E., I asked my co-teacher how she thought it went. She said, “I know you were trying to teach them like a writer, but I don’t want them to get confused. The state test is in just a couple weeks.”

Now, I love the woman I’m co-teaching with this year. She has a heart of gold, loves books and ELA just as much as I, and bends over backwards for the students. And I don’t think for a minute she would have said such a thing if we were teaching in, let’s say, 1985. But since it’s 2017 and standardized education is all the rage, I understand (though disagree) with her position.

She just wants to do the right thing. She, like many, many other elementary educators, believes the right thing is to prepare children for a middle school and high school experience that will, in the words of our reading interventionist this morning, “not ask the kids to do much, if any, narrative writing, but will have them do evidence-based writing again and again and again. It’s just practical to get them ready for it.”

I want to be impractical.

I want many more teachers (and parents!) to feel the same way, because there is a sick point of view about learning endemic to our current public education system because of Common Core. Think teachers nowadays are helping your child find his or her “voice” anymore in their writing? Think again. ELA has become a steady stream of mind-altering lessons geared toward teaching novels like they’re some sort of crime scene where you need to pick up the clues to deduce someone else’s message or theme. The joy, the enthusiasm, the personal connections, the empathy, the wonder, the questions … all the things that make reading literature so compelling and fascinating have all been stripped away.

It’s freakin’ sad, it’s wrong, and I’m sick of it.

Here are some replies to said post:

I teach third and know exactly how you feel…. some days I just want to crawl under my desk and cry at the hoplessness of the whole “data driven” model that burns both students and teachers out. I went into teaching because of a desire to educate but we don’t do that anymore, do we??? It seems the new buzzword is “facilitate” and if that’s the case, what’s the point? The dictionary definition of facilitate is “to make easier.” To that I ask, why? As an educator, I want to challenge my students, have them strive to do their best and to WANT to learn more… making it easier, teaches them not to try, to be lazy and to take what is offered, not to strive for more…. is that what we want from the next generation? This is not what I signed up for as a teacher.

 

You’re right. I agree totally. We’re facilitating learned helplessness. A lot of times I hear the blame for learned helplessness being placed squarely on the shoulders of parents, but I see US, the teachers, encouraging it, too. Not because we want to, but because our canned lessons are so unintelligible at times that we have to facilitate the kids (i.e. basically re-state and re-teach everything so it makes sense to them). Our common core ELA and math modules in New York State are garbage. They were being written up hastily at the same time our state was adopting the CC. Albany told all of us they’d be the best way to prepare for the state standardized test, and since that’s the reason for our existence now as teachers (to prepare for the crummy test), we naturally adopted the modules. It’s sick. My admin and some of my colleagues look at my like I’m screwy when I talk like this, because it is simply the new norm now. Why question it? Why fight against something you can’t possibly hope to change? Well, I don’t hope to change it. I hope parents will change it, by pressuring school boards, questioning teachers, and turning the screws on administrators (not to mention state DOE bureacrats). The change will not come from withing. (Well, unless test scores go down … then we’ll double down on even worse curriculum, history suggests.)

My 7th grader has spent the entire year reading snippets of garbage and then finding approved OLD sources from the school’s sanctioned search engine for the purpose of writing arguments (for or against) one damn social justice issue after another… and believe me, the kids KNOW which position they had better take, and I’m sick to death if it!
This has been going on all year long, “argumentative writing”.

My 1st grader has already begun “opinion pieces” having to back up her opinion with argument. . Smh.

We refuse to teach or do common core math at home. And I have told the teachers also. If they bring home homework it will be the right answer but not done the way asked. I am not going to work full time and sit at home googling why the heck my kid needs boxes to come up with a very simple answer. Math is math. The fact I have 6 th graders that still do not know basic multiplication and division and who can’t count back change is very scary. And this all teaching to get it all in for the testing is ridiculous. I want my kids to be able to function out in the world. The world isn’t standardized tests. We are not preparing our kids for that. I hope common core leaves very soon! Let’s go back to teaching kids how to learn and love it and teach each kid how they learn. We are making them robots that have to learn exactly the same way. Kids are not exactly the same

Here, let me add to this. My kids just got this little fun article for homework last night. I believe the title was “America’s Space Disaster” about Apollo 13. The article covered parts of the early space race, America’s achievements with Project Apollo and the disaster. But, it just couldn’t help itself with this little blurb out of absolutely nowhere. There was also a question about this blurb in the packet they had for homework. THIS is what our children’s heads are being filled with. There’s no such thing as actual comprehension of a story anymore. It HAS to have political influence in everything. Thanks Common Core, you’ve killed our kid’s future!

indoctrination

They are in eighth grade. I have seen little inserts of suggestions like this for years now in what what appear to be legitimate periodicals. If I told you the rest of the story, your heads would explode!

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Sadly, my head would not explode. My kid brought home a “Time for Kids” that put the Crusades ‘holy war’ on par with the brutal Islamic conquest that it was trying to squash. Their spin was — holy wars–everyone is doing it! This was at a Catholic school. I wrote to the Superintendent and principal to express my disdain. Ugh. I told my kids to ignore every article in the Time for Kids.

Believe me, if you found out your daughter was having “gender identity issues” because of The insistence from the public school system that not feeling comfortable in your body during puberty was “abnormal”, your head would explode!

Every school district should ban Scholastic. i told my district the only good use of those magazines is to demonstrate bias and inappropriateness (now known as fake news).

 

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

My daughter is a happy camper! I wrote a note this morning opting her out of those stupid tests and they are honoring that note! Apparently a crap load of other kids opted out as well and this is a very small school with small classes! My guess is only 1/4 – 1/2 of 7th graders and 8th graders are actually taking the tests. She told me the classroom her and the other 8th graders who opted out got to stay in today was pretty much filled up. She was literally crying her eyes out this morning because of the stress that she knows the tests would give her, so I decided she isn’t going to take them. And she came home in quite the good mood!!

 

A school has cut its budget due to “having too many white students”: http://www.dailywire.com/news/14838/parents-outraged-after-school-budget-cuts-due-too-james-barrett

 

Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core page:

Can anyone tell me if they know if a teacher can legally do this in regards to SAGE testing? Just trying to understand the law… I was under the impression a teacher couldn’t do this. She is letting kids that score high on SAGE opt out of a final, and for the kids opting out of SAGE she is giving them a test of equal length in place of it. Can she do that???

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And here is a reply to said post:

they can require another assignment or written test (as long as the test is not SAGE Formative because SAGE Formative is included in the opt out… be sure to get clarification on how the test is created & if they will be logging in to the SAGE Portal or Learning Point Navigator to take it), but it cannot go against their grade. the reason is because students who take the SAGE test cannot be graded on it, so students who take an alternate test/assignment cannot be graded either.

allowing students who receive a certain score on the SAGE test to not take a final is rewarding students who take the test, which is in violation of the law. there is no way to make sure the tests are equal when every student is given a different test because SAGE is computer adaptive for one & for two, those taking an alternate test will obviously not be taking the same test. teachers are not allowed to see the questions on the SAGE test, so they would not be able to make a written alternate test in any way similar to what the other students are taking.

here’s another link that will be helpful. it’s State Board Rule & it says:
(3)(b) …..”upon exercising the right to exempt a child from a state required assessment under this provision, an LEA may not impose an adverse consequence on a child as a result of the exercise of rights under this provision.”

& (9) “An LEA may not reward a student for taking a state required assessment.”
https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-404.htm#T7

 

A student was penalized on an essay for “not using gender neutral words” for using the word “mankind”: http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8986

Looks like the Department of Education is funding Islam:  http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/29/department-education-funding-islamic-faith-teaching-materials-christian-action-network

 

 Here is a post from an Arizona anti-Common Core group:

My son goes to school for math and electives (and I homeschool him for core classes) so he had to only take the math test. I talked to him about possible political questions. Advised him if any questions asked his opinion, to skip it or answer no opinion.
Why on a math test are they asking a 7th grade this opinion on voting.

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Here is one my son got a few years back: “What is the reason GMO is good for our environment?” My son refused to answer this question because he knew GMO is not good for the environment, so the teacher promptly threatened to drop his test into the trash unless he picked an answer. That was the end of high-stakes testing for us; he never took another test and now I homeschool.
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Just be aware: when you call the State Board of Education to discuss a question like that, their canned answer is, “We are not allowed to discuss the test as it is proprietary information. ” That was Mary Pat
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Here is another post from the Arizona anti-Common Core group:
We gave in this year and our son is currently testing. Yesterday on the reading portion of the test, one of the subjects he was tested on was Hillary Clinton’s speech on gender wage gap earnings. Another of my sons had a question about how to solve the problem of plastic bags hurting the environment. I am so frustrated that indoctrination of political views is being pushed on kids, this is exactly why I don’t like the testing. Who writes these tests? Where is the question about a speech on illegal immigration or how raising minimum wage could harm the economy? If they are going to insert politics, why not show different points of view and allow for critical thinking?
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My 10th grader had to read four essays about “Should a student be able to control their education.” And then comment on them. Three of the four were against it.
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Mine had the same… he did not want to comment on the subject.
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My boy said it was kind of fun tearing apart their statements.
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I’m administering the test to elementary students this week….don’t even get me started.😏
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What really bothers me is that they told us that the school is in danger of being shut down because a large number of students have refused the test in the past and so they may not have enough funding to stay open and this year they are receiving a letter grade based on the testing so investors may no longer want to help fund the school if they receive a low grade.
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Yes, schools are now being held accountable. And I believe they have to have 95% of the students take the test in order to keep their funding level. Below that could affect their funding and status.
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In New York they threatened the same thing and even though there was a significant boycott of the tests nothing happened.
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We really like this school and don’t want it to be shut down so we gave in. My son was told that police officers can come to your home and arrest your parents, kids can be taken away from parents, they used bribery by allowing them to not wear uniforms for taking the test and possibly not having to take the final if they excel in a certain subject on a test. I’m guessing they are referring to truancy laws when they talk about parents being arrested, but that’s not even relevant here because they have testing for half a day, then regular classes the other half, so even those who refuse to test are technically not absent that day. They also said by law the kids have to test and read the attorney general letter saying parents don’t have the right to opt out, which is bogus because it is his opinion and interpretation of the law, not the law, but the kids don’t know that. In the past this school has handled testing really well, and never did any of this garbage, so I am pretty dissapointed that they are using fear based intimidation, false information and bribery to convince kids to take the test . The teachers really are afraid the school will be shut down.
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Thank you for letting us know some of the subject content of these questions. I was wavering on letting my kids take the test or not, this makes my choice much easier.
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My daughter’s prompt was should school lunches be organic, why or why not! I can’t remember my son’s but it was weird too!
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My 10th grade nephew had the reading comprehension test today. All the passages were speeches from political figures: Obama, Coolidge, and Kennedy.
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Now I remember my son’s prompt was about what is happening to the honey new population.
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 Here is another post from the Arizona anti-Common Core group:

Feeling sick… my 4th and 8th grader (different schools) have both been told that if they don’t do well on the AZ Merit test they will have to repeat the grade that they’re in.

Is this true? Ideas? Suggestions? Not much dialogue on here, and hoping for some support!

 

And here are some replies to said post:

Did they supply the proof in writing ? If not ask for it always do this when in doubt.

 

I have only heard that about 3rd graders and the reading portion. I hope that’s not the case because I have an 8th grader and even though his grades are great- he’s been doing really poorly on the “practice” type tests.

 

Scare tactics. They are doing it all over the state, in every grade. If all it took was failing a test to get held back, no one would try in class. Call the school and tell them the teacher is scaring your child. I did that in my son’s high school. They apologized and said they’d talk to the teacher.

 

The Dept of Ed is panicking because CC and the test is flopping.

 

Our kids do not take the test at all! They are the ones that are scared and it’s not helping the kids by scaring them.

 

AZ piblic schools are terrible. That may not be popular to say but I have been subbing and I am shocked. I lived in NoVA last year and the year before and guess what? They don’t use CC! You know why? The Senators and Congressmen live there and know it is worthless. I would say they can’t hold your kid back and if they try just go to a charter school.

 

Our illustrious Governor Brewer signed us on for it. She bought in and screwed us all in AZ.

 

Charters do it too… Battle Year #3

 

Get everything in writing. There are exceptions for third grade but you’re being misinformed about 8th grade. Also, please contact your state representatives and senator! If you need any help with that, please feel free to privately message me.

 

The student who was expelled from Rollins College has been reinstated:  http://pamelageller.com/2017/03/christian-student-reinstated-muslim-professors-false-claims-debunked-rollins-university.html/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

 

Here is a post from a New York anti-Common Core group:

For those that wonder if REFUSING has had any effect:

After almost 1/4 million in 2015. Elia & Cuomo had to acknowledge parents rights; Cuomo’s very public task force clearly showed that we knew what we were talking about. ..lol he provided us public forum thinking we’d go away, instead we used it to spread our message (a lot still on video at Stop CC NYS ).

Pre spring 2016 tests they tried robo calls, an Elia tour, and a $500,000 ad campaign to get people to opt in….
…and in 2016 tests our final refusal numbers broke 1/4 million. By the way the ads are running again…robo calls will probably be next…again.

Again they are reacting…and digging a deeper hole: false claims, misleading statements, lies….and refusal is still going to stay strong.

Every time they react they underestimate ….we weren’t supposed to still be here. They have politics and huge money and can readily publicize their side of the story……we have no money and no mainstream media and guess what: We are still here.

This year’s numbers will stay steady which means new parents in lower grades will have replaced “old” parents whose lids have moved onto HS.

They, Cuomo, Elia, and company will be forced to react once more.

I think now is a good time between ELA and Math to turn up heat on the Regents. I will be posting at end of week about that.

I personally never thought this would be over after 2015 and 2016….”They” thought we’d be gone. …they had no longterm plan to deal with us and it shows in their toolkits, attempts at intimidation, and the inept and condescending way Elia & Cuomo speak (or don’t speak).

Look past your anger, but don’t lose it…fine tune it again and use it like a lazer.

 

Here are some replies to said post:

MY GRANDDAUGHTER WHO IS GOING INTO JHS SHE IS BEING PUT INTO HONORS CLASSES IF SHE DID NOT TAKE THE YEST SHE WOULD NOT BE GOING INTO THOSE HONOR CLASSES AND HERE WE ARE BEING TOLD THAT THE TEST COUNTS DO THE PARENTS REALIZE WHAT S BEING DONE TO OUR CHILDREN AND THERE EDUCATION MY NEXT QUESTION IS WHEN OUR PRESIDENT WAS INAUGURATED THERE WAS A HUGE RALLY ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY FOR WOMENS RIGHTS I AM WONDERING HOW MANY OF THOSE WOMEN WERE PARENTS WAKE UP HESE ARE OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN

 

We were informed that only the test takers were given snacks after the tests yesterday. Zxxxx. has a box of Girl Scout cookies and 15 dollars with him today to buy ice cream at lunch for the test Refusers only.
Please ensure they are thanked for being brave and for putting up with being made to sit still for over two hours and constantly reprimanded for any fidgety movement. These children are the heroes in our book and are unfortunately in the middle of an adult issue. We would like to discuss this further, but given our history with the school and the fact that we are going to the Supreme Court on April 7 over this Common Core issue, We doubt that will happen.

 

48% of our 1 building in middle School. One of our 6th grade teams has 90 kids…21 are taking the test. Greece, which is one of the largest districts in NY is 40% total. Hilton, a smaller district is 41%. The news said Fairport is in the lead but not sure how many. Spencerport did a good job too!

 

Here is another post from the New York anti-Common Core group:

Anyone else dealing with school admin bribing students to take the test with ice cream parties?

 

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A few yrs ago I heard about that, I’m sure it’s still being done..awful

 

I had to ask because my kids school (an elementary school run by BOCES no less) is doing this, according to my daughter, which is incredibly frustrating and disappointing.

 

Yes 2 schools I know of do it, it’s ridiculous

 

My daughters class (3rd grade) received mint gum and lollipops during the test to “make their brains work better”.

 

Sick. Prep and more prep for the life of me why administering the useless tests is not morally reprehensible.
Mints, candy, ice cream for “hard work” nearly mentally breaking a child.
I cannot figure out the profession allowed such a morphing to occur in the classrooms.

What are we talking?
6 weeks prep math..
4 weeks prep ELA…
10’weeks prep and 2 weeks lost testing…
12 weeks—> 3 months of 10

Of course the days lost on benchmarking, SLOs, surveys three times a year and after tests learning basically comes to a halt, so in May…

Basically kids fill a seat for Guinea pig status, data tracked and minimally trained for a job determined by 6th grade.

But 3rd grade data will ping if they’re ok track for college.

That’s some profession.

 

Here ? Sugar candy BEFORE the test.NO lunch when can’t complete test on time.So..just a dandy sugar crash in the middle of the test ! One grandchild takes the test,one refuses it (first child in our district to refuse ) I highly doubt the fourth grader test taker will take them again.He was sooo abused. He made his own decisions,and now they lost one I am sure.

 

 

And here are some posts from this Facebook page of stories of what goes on with all of this testing:

 

You may read this and think, “oh no, not in my school” BUT IT HAPPENING! Did you know that some educators could push a child to the breaking point like this?

Anonymous:
6th grade ELA day 3: Student who took Day 1 and 2 just couldn’t take it anymore. Just gave up and was hitting his head on the desk. Told the proctors he just didn’t care if he failed, he wasn’t writing anything, he just couldn’t do it anymore. Said his head hurt from trying to read the passages, refused to go to the nurse, didn’t want to “rest his eyes” or take a break. Was of course told to try, just try. Student understood he would fail if he didn’t take the 3rd day, the first 2 days would have been for nothing. So he writes to get the proctor off his back. Proceeds to write in the answer spaces about how this pain needs to end, he’d rather fail than have this pain in his head, in his eyes, why can’t he leave to a refusal room, why does the state torture the kids like this, he’d rather fail than hurt, make it stop, make it stop, make it stop. Admins came in, guidance came in, didn’t matter. Without parent consent, the kid can’t “officially refuse” so he had to sit there, banging his head, crying, writing how he felt, and fringing (ripping) his test book, instead of being moved to an opt out room. (And I have to say, my school was very respectful about opt outs, we had a lot of them and they were very accommodating. But if a kid refuses and has no letter, they call the parents. If the parents say no the kid does not have my consent, then the kid gets the test. They didn’t force him to erase his “work” but he did need to stay in that room until testing was over because of this. )

 

Anonymous Parent 3/31/17

“My 5th grade daughter missed school Monday, the day before testing.

When she returned Tuesday, her classmates told her that a “specific-named” teacher felt BAD for her …when my daughter asked why, she was told because this teacher told her classmates yesterday (while she was absent) that she would never know how to take a test since we refuse them on her behalf…yes, a teacher totally uninvolved in testing judging my daughter to her classmates in her absence.

Insane! I did contact the superintendent immediately. But how ridiculously frustrating this time of year is for us all. My daughter’s reaction?? “Oh my gosh, I’ve taken a 1,000 tests, mom!” PRICELESS!!”

 

This may be the absolute worst story yet! Not for the weak at heart.

My daughters diabetes was neglected because of this test.. Apparently scores are more important than giving lunch and insulin at appropriate time. Forgot to give insulin shot 2 hours later because of these tests?! I do have a problem with that. To top it off my daughters had ketones last couple days.. Neglecting a shot could result in a trip to ER.

 

Anonymous Teacher NY Day 2

“If parents could get a chance to see what happens to kids taking a 2-3 (or more) hour test for 3 consecutive days, we wouldn’t have to say another word about refusing them.

It doesn’t build strength or stamina or character . It builds resentment toward learning and almost always causes some level of regression to bad reading and
writing habits –simply because kids are exhausted .

The law of diminishing returns kicks in on day 2 typically and you see rushed work , frustration and a desire to “get it over with”. What do we learn from the tests THEN!

We shouldn’t be giving the tests at all”

 

Anonymous Parent NY 3/30/17

“My daughter said the only thing she can read is the test, and she got so bored she resorted to counting the ceiling tiles. But my 5th grade daughter could read quietly. Makes no sense.”

 

Anonymous Parent NY 3/30/17

“I’m sad to hear my 5th grader say the kids that took the test got mints, and those that opted out didn’t. I was hoping the teachers weren’t exploiting students. 😦 Guess it happens everywhere!)”
*mints used to ‘wake up’ their brains apparently*

 

Anonymous Parent NY 3/30/17

“My son in 3rd grade at Oriskany said he was the only one in his class to refuse. My son in 4th said he was on of 2 or 3 kids to refuse. They were made to sit at their desks but allowed to read.

However, my 8th grade son (Oriskany HS) has been refusing the test for years and his class has SEVERAL children refusing, but those who do still have the test out in front of them and are made to sit and stare.

Not even allowed to have a book. Just the test on their desks the entire time.

How can a district have such different rules!? And why are the refusals for elementary so low? Any suggestions on what to do to get the numbers up and the sit and stare policy to be changed??”

 

Anonymous:
Today is a complete disaster beyond my comprehension. Extreme inferencing well beyond their age level. Kids are definitely feeling it today. Begging for help and we were only on the first question.Stories range in difficulty level and the questions require so much inferencing. And the need for two details is so discouraging for third grade when there is really no second detail to explain it. I don’t understand why an 8 year old needs two details!!! Especially for some questions. I don’t understand why third graders (or any grade) are subjected to this insanity! Why is day one shorter for third grade but day two and three are just as hard and long? Why the need for 7 short answer and two full essays? Why do third graders have to answer two separate questions on essays??? This is their first experience taking a standardized exam and they are exhausted and broken!! This is child abuse. This is not good practice for future exams!! Parents that opt in really need to do more research. It was sickening to sit here. I really wanted to walk out and say I Refuse to administer them but then my kids need me.

 

Another post, another school.

“Our district (not sure who paid) is rewarding students who take NYS tests with pizza tomorrow. My child and others who opted out are being segregated from peers while this happens in a public school. Is there anything I can do about this – from a legal standpoint? HELP!!!!”

 

Anonymous teacher NY

“Another student shut down in the middle of reading the same passage. He was confused and unable to follow the story. I watched as he began fidgeting, tapping, rocking and crying. He was on the verge of a meltdown. It took him 2 hours to complete entire the assessment even with my encouragement and praises.
The readability of passage 2 was 4.9.

I observed a student who reads at the first grade level chunk almost every word with his fingers. Good teaching tells us when a child reads like that, the text is too hard, that we shouldn’t push a child to read when he lacks the strategies and tools to be successful. But today wasn’t about being a good teacher. Today I was a good proctor.

As the assessment went on the readability actually leaned closer to third grader. But the students were already exhausted and beaten down by the onset of challenging passages and tricky vocabulary.

It’s only day 1.
Passage 2, a biography, had me curious about one particular paragraph that caught my eye.

It seemed to target public education. It clearly stated the person referenced in the article went to public schools and claimed to not be “encouraged” by elementary teachers and until he went to a “selective high school”. It was there his learning needs were met. Curious, I looked the passage up because I couldn’t believe this was intended for third graders.”

 

Anonymous Day 2

“I’m so mad!!!…One of the teachers in our district bought ice cream for all the kids who took the tests. The ones who didn’t take…didn’t get any! 3rd graders, my son is crushed. He opted out to save his teachers job and she didn’t give him ice cream. He’s 8!!! Been in her class all year. What do I say to him”

 

Anonymous NY Day 2

******* – you are right. We have ALOT in common!!! Except in my school the majority had opted out in the past couple of years. We had support of the BOE and administration. Then we were designated as a focus district.

The state targeted us thru our students with disabilities. And now the tune has changed, our administration has been replaced, and we are being told that the only way to save our district is to test.”

 

Anonymous NY 3/29/17

“Conkling school utica district unfortunately has less students opting out. And staff telling students “parents want school to be shut down and don’t care about you or your friends”

 

Anonymous NY 3.28.2017

“3rd Grade was BRUTAL today. The questions and passages were way over students’ heads, both on level and readability. Students read an excerpt from STAT: Standing Tall & Talented by Amar’e Stoudemire, rated Level Q and 6-8 grade readability. In the questions, they had to define the phrase ‘ran that back’. Next, they read an article called ‘Astrophysicist and Space Advoctate Neil DeGrasse Tyson’, which comes from a Level U book. What 3rd Grader would know what astrophysics is?!

The questions were rough, and definitely not appropriate for 3rd grade. Half if not more asked students some variation of ‘How does paragraph X relate to paragraph Y in the story?’ I highly doubt any teacher approved these questions, as NYSED claims.

Last, 3rd Grade tests were spiraled, so many students had completely different reading passages in the 2nd half of the test. There is NO WAY that this can be reliable or valid to compare students across the state if they are all answering different questions about different passages!”

 

Anonymous NY 3.28.2017

“On the 8th grade ELA, a passage from Melville’s “Bartleby the Scrivener” was included followed by multiple choice questions. THIS IS A COLLEGE LEVEL TEXT. It was written in 1853. The language is beyond dense with antiquated vocabulary. TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE and could in NO way assess an 8th grader. My 12AP Lit students (who studied that story this year) were horrified, saying that they struggled with understanding that story, 8th graders must have felt “SO stupid” as they tried to decipher that text.”

 

Day #1 NY

“The entire school lower grades watched an f-ing Disney movie in the auditorium!!!!!!! 😡😡😡😡 In addition, we were supposed to have the younger one assessed for French language after school and register for K in the fall. Both were canceled at 11am after I had arranged to work from home to ensure she was able to get there for the assessment. It is now pushed until next week.😡 What I don’t understand is why the state has such an importance on the results of these tests tied to funding! I love our principle and the for the most part the school, but they really encourage everyone to take the tests because so much is dependent the results. Oh and the teachers stop all curriculum months before to prep the kids. So bilingual classes become monolingual dec-mar 😡

 

This is just day #1

Anonymous post:
“Today I had to read the entire test to middle school special Ed students. The words were impossible for even adults to understand. Kids were in tears.
One was banging his head on the desk calling himself “stupid”.”

 

This comments below were from the City Data forum while talking about teaching and profanity in schools:

Has this been a thing for years and I missed it? To the extent and volume and amount that it is now?
I mean (heck) I would occasionally let a dirty word slip out when I was in high school back during the Dark Ages. But you hear it IN CLASS, as part of general discussion. The “s” word is not a bad word? Really?
I changed schools after this past year. This school is not a “poor” school, but it is instead a mix bag….professor’s kids and welfare children. Across the board. And they all seem to be swearing. Non-stop. Every day, all day. I am top of it as far as reprimanding and correcting, but it is viral.
I bring it up to admin, and they look at me like it’s not a big issue. (Yes I know that’s much of the problem)
Man I feel old.

 

While I hate hearing this, you have to remember, it is just words. The best thing you can do is to ignore it and not answer if it is used to you. In most cases, I assume it is used to their peers and the kids don’t think anything of it. I remember when my son was 3 back in 1974, we walked past a group of teens in our suburb (full of the kids of Northwestern profs, but very diverse) and my son picked up the f word since he thought it was cool because the older kids were using it. We told people he was trying to say truck… I don’t think this is a new thing. Teenagers have always tried to shock the older generation.

 

No. The best thing you can do is establish that inappropriate language, like any other disrespectful behavior, will not be tolerated in your classroom. I have worked with colleagues that said it was impossible control, blah, blah, blah…. Funny, I had those same kids in my class and they managed to control themselves in my class, or if they did use it they went to the trouble to make sure I didn’t hear it. We do not do kids a favor by failing to reinforce that there are more stringent expectations of behavior in a formal situation (school or job) than when you are just hanging with family or friends.

 

I was a substitute teacher at various high schools and students knew that I did not tolerate inappropriate language or gay bashing/gay slang in my presence. The students knew that and followed through on it. Students who I knew routinely called peers Q***r or Gay or F****t in other classrooms or used foul language (because their teachers told me) never did it in front of me. If a student slipped, they immediately apologized to me. And, I was “just a substitute” not their regular teacher, so it can be done.

 

No way in our district is behavior, civil or otherwise, graded. The libs believe this is judgemental, and since we are (rich, white, male, female, old, put in another adjective) it is not our place to grade based on moral grounds, like behavior, participation, etc. Even homework is NEVER graded because some kids have a bad homelife thus homework cannot be required.

With that said, I realized the futility in education when in 2008, I began teaching in an urban high school, having been transferred from a middle class middle school. Anyway, my students were tough. They cursed, insulted, made racial comments to each other and myself, daily, heck, all the time. I began issuing administrative referrals for the more profane, and the referrals began piling up. (I draw the line on words like: mother^)O)U, nig***, ******, cu&& especially when used in a bullying form). Eventually I was called on the carpet and a couple of administrators berated me for lack of classroom management, and the high number of referrals. I defended myself by saying that in my classroom I cannot tolerate excessive, racial/sexist profanity, thus I refer them. The administrators told me “that’s part of their culture, that’s just their way of expressing themselves”, etc. To paraphrase, I was told that I needed to “understand” their culture a bit more, establish a rapport with them, eliminate the referrals, and perhaps travel and shop, eat in their neighborhoods so I could understand them, walk a mile in their shoes.

When I countered that this type of behavior isn’t tolerated in most schools and certainly not in most workplaces, of which they would eventually begin, they grew defensive, angry, and put me on their formal intervention list. Basically how dare I question their wisdom.

Thus….I began my decline in standards of expected behavior. Thus I’ve abandoned most of my principles. Basically I just work hard enough not to get in trouble. Thing is, the kids love me and the administration does too, because I enforce nothing. Why would I, how could a middle age, middle class, married white male comprehend this “new” culture.

 

I used to be in a similar situation in California. Before I retired we were catching kids smoking weed in the bathrooms almost daily. If they were white, we were to send them to the office for punishment. If they were non-white we were to send them on to class with a verbal warning. Of course I quit sending anyone to the office for this.
The pressure on us began when Eric Holder required all districts to provide suspension data to the federal government looking for unequal treatment.
We simply quit suspending non-white children for almost anything. It took about one day for the kids to realize they had become untouchable.
I’ve since retired and moved to Maui where I sub. The kids here are wonderful but they do swear like crazy!

 

Yes…this downturn all began with Obama’s administration. I hate to sound political, but now there are actual quota numbers regarding discipline, referrals, suspensions, expulsions. My school is only 10% white, primarily hispanic. You really can’t do anything to get kicked out of here short of murder, even assault is blown over…i.e. a recent teacher was pushed and the administration accused him of “provoking” the student. Urban public schools are a mess, unless of course you are a lib or a teacher who only has seniors in the “honors program”. Don’t believe me??? Drop by any urban high school, step into a required core course and prepare yourself for the shock of your life. I always tell my lib friends, “hey work with me for one week and you’ll become so conservative you’ll make Rush Limbaugh sound like Jimmy Carter”

 

I was aware that some of our kids swear at times once they were in highs school, but we do not tolerate it in our house. My youngest son (now 17) was playing one of his multiplayer online computer games with kids from school and left the sound on (normally he uses headphones) and his friends kept yelling “F *** me up the A**” seemingly any time anything good or bad happened in the game. Apparently that is the new common curse or exclamation for today’s youth. I did not comment, but when he mentions various friends I might ask “oh is that the gay friend who kept asking you for anal sex the other day.” Now he always says stridently “my dad is here” if I am around. Translation “clean up your language!”

 

I teach in an affluent school and they use f-bombs constantly. I can’t say anything to them in the hallway but if they do it in my classroom I can ask them to stop. I can’t write them up unless they refuse to stop after I tell them to do so as that is insubordination. We don’t have a real rule against swearing.

 

You are asking about High Schoolers? Really? In the Elementary building where my wife works the First Graders will tell an adult who is trying to mold them in the proper direction to “F – Off” Except these kids use the entire word, not just the first letter.

And the Principal does nothing because he is terrified of the parents.

 

So pathetic to see how the education system has degraded over the years.

Complete lack of discipline, respect and order.

 

Students in Oklahoma getting implanted with birth control devices without parental consent:  http://vaxxter.com/oklahoma-school-takes-child-to-get-birth-control-implant-against-mothers-wishes/

 

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group (albeit shared from a person in another group):

Look what they are trying to teach in my school!!!

blm lies

Here is another post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

From a University on bathrooms..l

lib bathroom tyranny

 

In an Iowa State University class,  students got an assignment to image 9/11 from a terrorist’s perspective.  The University defended the assignment:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/27/iowa-state-class-assignment-imagine-911-from-terrorists-perspective.html

 

Here is a post from a North Dakota anti-Common Core group:

This week at a Bismarck public middle school, 7th graders spent at least 1 full day attending & “studying the human environmental interaction” of the new Beauty and the Beast movie. Today they will spend 1/2 the day at a Sparkler party. I truly believe if children were taught the subjects school was intended to teach, it could be accomplished in 4 hour school days.

Further, said person said:

My son was told the next day by other students that they were surprised that a gay character was in the movie & that it was obvious to them-that it was not subtle. I heard from the school that I was the only parent who expressed my displeasure at their choice to use the 1st Disney movie w an openly gay character for 7th graders to attend & spend class time studying. It was also pointed out to me that teachers would b making sure students understood what the movie involved😳. My son was home learning to drive the skidsteer that day.

 

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

The school just call me about the refusal letter that I sent before the ELA testing. They want to see me at the end of the month. Any ideas of what to expect? I have two weeks to get ready for this meeting. I have to stand for my child. Just last night he was crying because he hasn’t had a real vacation. Every vacation we get homework package and most of them are graded. I got letters letting me know that if my child doesn’t do his homework vacation package he will get a zero. I have to admit that he had got two or three but it is ridiculous that the have that MUCH!!! I understand getting stuff so they don’t forget what they have learn in one week but seriously getting enough homework for every day all day long???? I am afraid of what we are going to get on Friday.

 

And here are some replies to said post:

I don’t see a reason to have a meeting. All they are going to do is try to bully you into making your child take the test so they don’t lose funding. I would reply with, thank you for understanding my refusal to have my child sit out for the testing. I will kindly supply him with a book to read during that period of time.

 

Refuse. Don’t let them treat you as if you are their subjects. You are THEIR employer.

 

Funny how they always want to talk to the parents when you refuse testing, but when you have an issue you would like to discuss they avoid you like the plaque.

 

Stand your ground! They will TRY to bully you into allowing your child into the testing… if you choose to attend this meeting document everyone’s name that is in attendance(that makes them nervous, so ask for correct spelling) and if it doesn’t go in a favorable manner excuse yourself and go directly to the director of schools in your district. Climb the chain and make yourself heard but stand your ground! It’s your Constitutional Right!

 

I agree with Ivey you start with your childs teacher then the principle and if no success bosrd of education let them know they will listen to you or you will go above their heads .threaten to call the media that will open their eyes thats how I handled a situation at my kids school.

 

I would also contact the school board or principle to find out if the homework is really included in their grade. Send letter email so that their response is in writing. I found out that my sons elementary school does not count homework toward their grade. We do a good portion of the homework but not all of it. I refuse to do the homework over vacation, illness etc unless it is only spelling words or something simple.

 

Unreal how things have gotten. It’s like the school systems no longer want to truly teach

 

No they are more about taking control of our kids and shaming parents for their mistakes and teaching the kids to trust them over their parents.
They are still teaching though…how to push adult agenda down kids throats.

 

Don’t allow it. Simple. You are the parent, and you have final say. Do enough to be what you feel is enough for a vacation time, with the rest, send a note that you have family rules during vacation time and general off time. If he gets a zero, oh well. I don’t play nice, and ended up pulling my son to home school.

 

When you realize that the reason they have so much homework is to separate you from them, you will begin to call the shots.

 

You know what the funny part is …. No child left behind it’s up to the parents to hold your children back … so who gives a shit if your kid gets a zero

 

Vacation homework package ? WHY are they so inept ? When I was in school there were NO packages and we did just fine. That is a crock of propagandizing…

 

I got many Os in high school. I was busy doing fun stuff. My life has been just fine.

 

I remember counselors saying “this will go in your permanent record”. Once when I was interviewing for a job I asked the guy does he check my permanent record? He said ” check your what”?

 

Homework on school breaks, vacations, days off of school, never gets completed in this house, ever! I might get my kids to do one page a day while on vacation, then one page a day until it’s done, and I turn it in when it’s finished. Screw the teachers who give so much work that a vacation from school isn’t really a vacation!

 

I have such sympathy for you and your child. They have managed to take all the joy out of learning and turned it into a meaningless drudgery.

 

my daughter was overwhelmed with homework. One night she had over six hours, three of which were spent trying to find un-copyrighted busy work. I had to help her because she was too young to be allowed to search the internet alone. I had two other sick children, and was nursing one. We finished at midnight and no one had any dinner. I went into the school after that, to tell them that they were giving out too much homework, and to consider the lives of children. We have no idea the hardships they face in their own homes. All the homework dampened my daughter’s creativity. She had been writing 55 novels, but abandoned them all due to mental saturation.

 

I know the feeling. 😢😢

 

You guys are all hard working. loving, caring parents that just want the best for your kids. Please, remember……you are the ones, where the buck stops, the one who decides…..seems like the government (yes,that is what I call them now) schools try to assert some fake authority they have over your kids at home. I just want you to do what is in your hearts, and take that control back. Do not allow your kids to do 6 hours of homework. That is beyond absurd. Set a limit, regardless of what they tell you. Your kids have one childhood, one time to be little. That’s just how I feel about it all. The massive amount of homework, no recess, blah blah blah…..is intentional. Believe that. Rant over……:/

 

my daughter was suicidal, she was given a lot of leway with all the busywork.most is unnecessary.

 

A teacher asked 8th grade students “How comfortable are you in a gay bar?”:  http://www.rnrfonline.com/teacher-asks-8th-grade-students-how-comfortable-are-you-in-a-gay-bar/

 

Boston Public Schools are deciding to have “less racist” maps:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/03/16/north-america-really-bigger-than-africa-this-map-sets-things-straight/lK52K7aKYFpQ3b8ujJj6LP/story.html

 

Here is a post from a pro-homeschooling FB group:

If you once had your child in regular school, what was your reason for crossing over to homeschooling?

 

And here are some replies to said post:

Afternoon meltdowns galore… him being bored … me having to reteach him things because the teacher in 4th grade couldn’t control the brat squad… and the pushing of the last nail in the coffin he can home with 100 HARD math problems that the whole class was assigned as punishment because 3 kids were misbehaving

 

My daughter was a high school sophomore and she wanted to go to college to study either veterinary medicine or psychology. She had good grades and did well in all of her required science classes. Her high school requires students to choose a “focus area” for their electives and she wanted to choose science. She wanted to register for biology 2 and Anatomy & Phys as her electives for her Jr year, but they told her she couldn’t. They told her she had to choose home economics as her focus area because she had taken food prep and teen living classes when she was a freshman and that locked her in to her focus area. There were other reasons as well, but this was the final straw. My other children are 6, 2.5, and 8mths and they will not be starting public school.
Eta: in her Jr and Sr years at home, she’s been able to study any electives she wanted and she has taken dual enrollment classes. The high school would have allowed her one de class her senior year and she has taken 8 as a homeschooler. She was able to take a few classes that interested her as well as knock out a few classes that are required for college freshmen.

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We loved our public school and many of the teachers. But I felt very much like someone else was in control of my children. There were lots of tiny things that added up. The main thing for me was they came home from school – tired and grouchy and then we had to do homework together. It was like I was getting the worst left overs of time with my kids. I wanted more time, flexibility, and less stress. My poor oldest two were so stressed to “achieve”.

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The schools in my county do not allow parents in the school, not even to volunteer. Found out the hard way the teacher was bullying my dyslexic child for reading too slow in those ridiculous common core books. When my son’s teacher found out I was planning on pulling out my daughter she said made sure to tell me to pull out my son too. “Because you don’t want him to do ‘fine’ you want him to do ‘great'” Pulled them both.

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The list is long but the clincher was when I realized that public school was concerned with WHAT my children are going to when they grow up and I am concerned with WHO they are going to be.
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My oldest was not getting the education she needed, and they were pushing her ahead and ahead..so now, I can get her caught up and allow her to work at her own pace! Plus she had major anxiety about tests and would throw up a lot before every. single. test. It was insane. Now there are no tests! Yay!

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We were forced because we didn’t want them in the local district as it was a failing school with 60% graduation rate. Since we are not a minority race … we did not qualify for school of choice in AR and were threatened with Jail time and fines if we did not return out kids to the right school. So … we chose home school! Haven’t looked back. 8 years 🙂

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My very happy little girl was sad every single day before and after kindergarten. Color behavior charts are a joke in a classroom with 30+ children. No recess, sometimes for weeks. Testing. She learned how to say the “F” word the first week. She wanted school lunch like her friends, but stopped going potty when they would just let her eat dairy (in the 10 minutes she had to eat.) They said she didn’t know letters and numbers, she knew when she was 2, in English and Spanish! I honestly felt like I was sending her to jail everyday. Bless her teacher’s hearts though. They were so worried about testing and delt with so many behavioral issues. They even had to worry if some of the children would have dinner when they went home. There’s no way I will ever put my youngest child (with sensory issues) in school, if my typical child had this much trouble. “Mommy you said school would be so much fun, but it’s not. The only fun is when we get candy for being good, but the teachers leave me on green even when I’m good.”

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Sb277 in CA

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Bullying and realizing that children are not safe in PS.

When a lawyer looks you in the eyes and tells you to run from the system, you wake up and see the truth real quick!

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Sounds like the time a police officer told me he could do nothing to the child who attacked my son and tried to beat him up at our local park. They didn’t even go talk to the kid. He told me to keep my kids away from there! It’s sad that we can’t protect our children. If this was an adult beating me up, he would be arrested.

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I don’t want my son in a government school anymore.

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I can only imagine…my kids went to “good” schools and every day it was something different and unacceptable to me…and those were just the things I HEARD about!
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Lack of support for IEPs and Special Needs in our district. Over-testing, high stress environments were wearing my kids down.
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The school completely ignoring the needs of MY child and covering up learning struggles by cooking the books and giving her B’s at times when she probably should have had C’s and D’s. All so they wouldn’t have to extend actual help to her.
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All the little things, plus the uncertainty of the way the country is going. I also don’t like the things they are required to teach and the things they are allowed to teach vs the things they are not allowed to teach. It seems like every year they took more and more control, to the point they had more control over my child than i did. I can teach them more at home in less time and they can get the education I choose. I can work with them 1 on 1 so they get more attention and more help at their own pace. My son was 2 years behind on math because they never gave him the help he needed and didn’t make me aware he needed help. Some examples of the little things, 7 teachers in 7 years have asked me if i considered medication for my child and there is nothing wrong with him other than the fact that he was bored to death. Meds are just their go to choice to make regular kids calm drones so they don’t have to deal with them. 2nd they gave my kids a choice between the regularly scheduled lunch or a thing they call “wow butter”. It is a fake peanut butter that doesn’t effect peanut allergies. Turns out my children have chosen wow butter almost every day for a year before I was made aware they were allowed to do this. 3rd my boys had a race where parents come to watch and give support but I was forbidden to take pictures of my own child. It’s just stupid little stuff like that that added up and made me finally take matters into my own hands. This was our first year homeschooling and although we are still finding our “groove” it has been one of the best decisions of my life.
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Haven’t made the leap yet, but it’s all adding up. Bullying going unchecked to the point my son blows and puts them in line himself, then, of course, he gets in trouble. Being denied recess, being sidelined bc he is far and above the other kids in reading, writing, and math; and we have to wait until the third grade for gifted programing (IF Evers can block Devos.)
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Struggling to keep up, iep team suggested letting her fall further behind to SEE if she qualified for special education.. high anxiety in 1st grade.. too much for me.. mama will be able to teach her in a loving environment to help her learn to love Learning. CA DOESN’T recognize dyslexia as a disability either. So homeschooling is our answer. Filling affidavit next week.
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We’d thought about it for years, but the crying, frustrated first grader with homework that took 2 hours every night was it for us. We get all of her schoolwork done now in the time it used to take to do her homework.
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There were a lot of reasons….some different and some similar for both of my boys (then in 2nd and 7th grade). The reasons started off small and were annoying…and just kept building and more reasons kept getting added to the pile for almost a 2 year period until we finally pulled them out. I’ll try to “short story” the reasons a bit….bullying (by peers AND adults), illegally labeling and adding items to IEP (which innocently enough started as just some basic speech therapy), Moving too fast for my oldest (he would start the year as an A in math, finish the year barely passing), Holding my youngest back (he would get in trouble for bringing books above 2nd grade level to school, for trying to “figure out” multiplication instead of “mastering” addition, etc. Even though he scored at least 2-4 grades higher on testing…they would never adapt for him, and would never move him up a grade), I caught teachers and faculty lying and trying to manipulate / bully me on multiple occasions, Crazy amounts of “busy work” home work, Labeling my oldest as “aggressive” and threatening physical action when he would “shut down”…he would sit quietly with his arms crossed and not move. Funny thing….he is a very laid back “go with the flow” guy….I could never get a straight answer from faculty as to what happened that made him THAT upset? He hasn’t been like that since we started home school. Anyways, there are lots more “reasons” and incidents, and examples, but that is a nutshell. After the first six months of home schooling….such a huge change in my boys. They were “themselves” again. No more yelling, and fighting. They were happy and sweet and loving. We were bonding as a family again. My boys began to become friends again. 3 years later….my only regret is that I didn’t pull them a whole lot sooner!
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We had great teachers-my kids had been in their classes for 15 years, but CC and all of the evils that came with it sealed the deal. I’d heard about what was coming, and it was even worse than what I’d been warned of. To be honest, not one of the teachers I spoke with (behind closed doors and in hushed tones) liked it.

Exposing the “the United States is overpopulated” myth

The Left and others like to claim that the United States is overpopulated.   I cannot find that to be true.    The sustainable fertility rate is about 2.1 or 2.0 children/woman.   In the US, our rate is about 1.87 children/woman.   That means that we’d need some kind of immigration to keep us from dying out.  (On the other hand, I don’t think we’re so low that we can’t get it back up to where we don’t need to rely on immigration to keep from dying out.)

Meanwhile, the actual world fertility rate is about 2.42 children/woman..   The fertility rate of the European Union is 1.61 children/woman.

Also, here are the fertility rates of the third world countries where refugees and illegals come from:

Afghanistan:  5.22 children/woman.

Egypt   3.53 children/woman

Guatemala:  2.83 children/woman

Iraq:  4.06 children/woman

Mexico:  2.25 children/woman

Syria:  2.55 children/woman

 

Now can you see why they’d want us to decrease our population while bringing in immigrants (legal or otherwise) and refugees from the third world?

Incidentally, or not, Planned Parenthood, America’s biggest abortion provider, is for illegal immigration.   Also, incidentally, or not, the “climate change” movement whines about how the “rising population” of the USA, etc, is damaging the environment.    Of course, they would suggest that we’re overpopulated.   (And they have.)    And the federal government wants to control our healthcare.   And, some are pushing right to die to help get rid of elderly too.     See a pattern here?

There is this claim that we have too many people for too few jobs.   The two few jobs argument is true, but not the “too many people” one.    But if we DID have too many people, why does Big Government and Big Business claim that we have a “skills shortage” and need to bring in more people from Indian, etc, but we “cannot find” qualified help here?

Also, if, as they might claim, it’s our education system that’s the problem, why are a lot of guys who whine about a “skills shortage” pushing the Common Core standards that are making the nation stupider?   Also, is it true that illegal immigrants are doing “jobs Americans don’t want to do” or is it possible that they intend to bring up the labor supply thus bringing down wages to third world levels while bringing in more third worlders and also causing more and more Americans to have to rely on the federal government to exist?

 

Various Leftists and Corporatists Who Hate Good Policy, People, and Causes Part 2

Opponents of Trump Repealing Obama’s school transgender bathroom mandate

Apple

Google

Salesforce

IBM

Microsoft

Intel

Facebook

Yahoo

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey

SurveyMonkey

Adobe

Source:  https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/tech-companies-trump-transgender-school-guidelines/

Airbnb

Lyft

Uber

Source: http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/tech-brands-issue-statements-opposing-trumps-decision-to-roll-back-transgender-protections/

Kate’s Law Opponents

American Civil Liberties Union
Bread for the World
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
Church of Scientology National Affairs Office
Drug Policy Alliance
DC Reentry Task Force
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
FAMM
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Grassroots Leadership
Human Rights Watch
Interfaith Action for Human Rights
Justice Strategies
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Council of Churches, USA
National Council of Jewish Women
National Religious Campaign Against Torture
StoptheDrugWar.org
The Constitution Project
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society

Source:  https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/s_2193_opposition_letter_july_2016.pdf

National Organizations
32BJ SEIU
Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
AFL-CIO
Alianza Americas
Alliance for Citizenship
America’s Voice
American Civil Liberties Union
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA)
ASISTA Immigration Assistance
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
Center for New Community
Center for Popular Democracy
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Refugee & Immigration Ministries
CLUB SAN RAFAEL
Detention Watch Network
Enlace
Families for Freedom
Farmworker Justice
Franciscan Action Network
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Georgia Detention Watch
HIAS
Immigrant Defense Project
Immigrant Justice Corps
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Irish Apostolate USA
Jobs With Justice
Justice Strategies
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
Latin America Working Group
Latino Commission on AIDS
Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez
League of United Latin American Citizens
Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office
Mi Familia Vota
Mijente
NAPAWF San Diego Chapter
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON)
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Immigrant Justice Center
National Immigration Forum
National Immigration Law Center
National Immigration Project of the NLG
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
New York Immigration Coalition
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
Office of Social Justice, Christian Reformed Church in North America
People For the American Way
Project South
Red Mexicana
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
Salvadoran American National Network (SANN)
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
The United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society
United We Dream
UURISE – Unitarian Universalist Refugee & Immigrant Services & Education
Voto Latino
We Belong Together
State Organizations
American Gateways
Arkansas United Community Coalition
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA
Asian Law Alliance
Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council
ASPIRE
Biesenthal & Gray, LLC
CARECEN-DC
Casa Club Yuriria Cgicago
Casa Latina
Casa Michoacan
Casa San Jose
Central American Resource Center-LA
Central Ohio Worker Center
CiRA
Club Francisco Villa
Clubes Michoacanos Unidos en Illinois
Coalition for Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Coalition of Latino Leaders-CLILA
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Colorado People’s Alliance
Connecticut Students for a Dream
Connecticut Working Families Party
Dolores Street Community Services
Dream Team Los Angeles
El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos
El Centro Hispano, Inc.
Employee Rights Center
Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy
Florida Coastal Law School Immigrant and Human Rights Clinic
Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc. (FLIC)
Friends of Broward Detainees
Friends of Farmworkers, Inc.
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights
Grupo de Apoyo e Integracion Hispanoamericano
Her Justice
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Immigrant Law Group
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
Immigrant Youth Coalition
Immigration and Refugee Task Force, Unitarian Society of New Haven
Immigration Center for Women and Children
Inland Empire – Immigrant Youth Coalition (IEIYC)
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice – Oregon
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Jean Silk
Junta for Progressive Action
Juntos
Justice for Our Neighbors West Michigan
Kentucky Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Korean American Resource and Cultural Center
Korean Resource Center
Latino Advocacy Foundation of Fairfield County
Make the Road Pa
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Michigan United
Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
MMG Law LLC
National Lawyers Guild – Los Angeles
New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice
New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
New Orleans’ Congress of Day Laborers
New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia
NHW
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
OneAmerica
Orange County Immigrant Youth United
Pangea Legal Services
PASO – West Suburban Action Project
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
Promise Arizona
Public Counsel
Racial Justice Action Center
Renato Muguerza
San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium
Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN)
Silicon Valley De-Bug
Social Justice Collaborative
Sojourner House
South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice
Southeast Immigrant Rights Network
Stop the Checkpoints
Street Level Health Project
SURJ – New Haven
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
The Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc
The Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad, PC
TODEC Legal Center
UACT
UFW Foundation
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
United Action Connecticut
University of California, Berkeley Black Student Union
University of San Francisco School of Law Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic
Unlocal, Inc
VietLEAD
Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Voces de la Frontera
WeCount!
Worker Justice Center of New York, Inc

Source:  http://www.aila.org/advo-media/aila-correspondence/2016/sign-on-letter-urging-sens-to-oppose-s-3100-s-2193

Mike Flynn Opponents

American Family Voices
American Friends Service Committee
American Values Network
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Americans for Peace Now
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA
Brave New Films
Brooklyn For Peace
Campaign for America’s Future
Center for International Policy
Center of Concern
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Refugee & Immigration Ministries
Church World Service
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Demand Progress
Desis Rising Up and Moving
Disciples Center for Public Witness
Disciples Home Missions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Florida Council of Churches
Franciscan Action Network
Global Zero
J Street
Just Foreign Policy
Military Religious Freedom Foundation

MoveOn.org
National Council of Jewish Women
National Immigration Law Center
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
NIAC Action
Nonviolence International
Pax Christi International
Pax Christi USA
Peace Action
Peace Action Bay Ridge
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Rachel Carson Council
Sojourners
South Asian Network (SAN)
Syrian Community Network
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
The New American Leaders Project
U.S. Labor Against the War
Unitarian Universalist Association
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
United Church of Christ
Veterans For Peace
VoteVets
Washington Defender Association
Western States Legal Foundation
Win Without War
Women’s Action for New Directions

Supporters of the Johnson Amendment

Alliance of Baptists
American Baptist Churches USA
American Baptist Home Mission Societies
American Friends Service Committee
American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Anti-Defamation League
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
B’nai B’rith International
Baptist Fellowship Northeast
Baptist General Association of Virginia
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America ~ Bautistas por la Paz
Baptist Women in Ministry
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
California Council of Churches IMPACT
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Christian Life Commission
Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church
Churchnet, a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri
Colorado Council of Churches
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Heartland
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia
Disciples Center for Public Witness
Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
The Episcopal Church
Equal Partners in Faith
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches
Faith Action Network- Washington State
Faith in Public Life
Faith Voices Arkansas
Faithful America
Florida Council of Churches
Franciscan Action Network
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
Hindu American Foundation
Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas
Interfaith Alliance
International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
Islamic Networks Group
Islamic Society of North America
Jewish Community Relations Council, Greater Boston
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
The Jewish Federations of North America
Jewish Women International
Kentucky Council of Churches
Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
National Baptist Convention of America
National Council of Churches
National Council of Jewish Women
National Sikh Campaign
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
New Baptist Covenant
North Carolina Council of Churches
Oklahoma Conference of Churches
Pastors for Oklahoma Kids
Pastors for Texas Children
Pax Christi, Montgomery County, MD chapters
Pennsylvania Council of Churches
Presbyterian Church (USA), Washington Office of Public Witness
Progressive National Baptist Convention
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Assembly
Religions for Peace USA
Religious Institute
Rhode Island State Council of Churches
Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America
South Carolina Christian Action Council
South Dakota Faith in Public Life
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Texas Baptists Committed
Texas Faith Network
Texas Impact
Union for Reform Judaism
Unitarian Universalist Association
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
The United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
Virginia Council of Churches
Women of Reform Judaism
Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER)

Source:  https://patriotmongoose.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/6e589-faithorganizationletteropposingpoliticizationofhow-final.pdf

 

National Organizations
Abila
Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic
Education, Inc.
AdoptAClassroom.org
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
American Alliance of Museums
American Association of Anatomists
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Association of Teachers of German
American Bladder Cancer Society
American Board of Venous & Lymphatic
Medicine
American Brass Chamber Music Association
American Conference of Academic Deans
American Heart Association
American Historical Association
American Jewish Committee
American Medical Association Foundation
American Physiological Society
American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc.
American Red Cross
Americans for the Arts
Americans Promoting Study Abroad
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State
Amyloidosis Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
Association for Jewish Outreach Professionals
Association of American Colleges and
Universities
Association of Art Museum Directors
Association of Direct Response Fundraising
Counsel
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Association of Immunization Managers
Association of Nature Center Administrators
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
Baptist Women in Ministry
Barr Foundation
BoardSource
Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun
Violence
Camp Fire
Campion Foundation
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Mobilizing Network
Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Center for Inquiry
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Citizen Schools
CleanSlateNow
Commonwealth Fund
Council on Foundations
Council for Global Equality
Dance USA
Dementia Society, Inc.
Democracy 21
Destination & Travel Foundation
Dietel Partners, LLC
Disability Rights Advocacy Fund
Ecology Project International
Engineering Conferences International
Feed the Children
Feeding America
Food & Water Watch
Ford Foundation
Forum of Regional Associations of
Grantmakers
Free Press
Girl Scouts of the USA
Girls Inc.
Global Integrity
Goodwill Industries, International
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Greater Nonprofits
GuideStar
Habitat for Humanity International
Harbor Compliance
HawkWatch International
Hindu American Foundation
Histiocytosis Foundation
Horizons National
Human Science Institute
Independent Sector
International Essential Tremor Foundation
International Hearing Dog, Inc.
International Performing Arts for Youth
International Primate Protection League
Issue One
Jessie Ball DuPont Fund
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Jewish Federations of North America
Leadership USA
League of American Orchestras
League of Women Voters
Leukemia Research Foundation
Local Learning: The National Network for Folk
Arts in Education
Lumina Foundation
Lymphoma Foundation of America
Migraine Research Foundation
Mentors International
Morino Ventures, LLC
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Association of Charitable Gift
Planners
National Association of Health Data
Organizations
National Association of State Boating Law
Administrators (NASBLA)
National Association of Watch and Collectors
National Center for Appropriate Technology
National Center for Fire and Life Safety
National Committee for Responsive
Philanthropy
National Council of Behavioral Health
National Council of Churches
National Council of Nonprofits
National Dance Education Organization
National Hartford Centers of Gerontological
Nursing Excellence
National Human Services Assembly
National Indian Child Welfare Association
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Organization for Albinism and
Hypopigmentation
National Runaway Safeline
National Safe Place Network
National Tongan American Society
NEO Law Group
North American Bramble Growers Research
Foundation
OPERA America
Partnership for America’s Children
Pension Fund of the Christian Church
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Project Wet Foundation
Project Managers Without Borders
Public Citizen
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Secular Coalition for America
Senior Executives Association
Seva Foundation
Skillman Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Smith’s Food and Drug
Social Velocity
The Arc of the United States
The Aspen Institute
The Commonwealth Fund
The Dibble Institute
The Educational Foundation of America
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Ocean Foundation
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
The Voter Participation Center
TIDES
Unemployment Services Trust
Union for Reform Judaism
United Way Worldwide
University Professional & Continuing
Education Association
US Lacrosse
Vasculitis Foundation
Volunteers of America
Voto Latino
Wallace Global Fund
WasteWater Education
Weingart Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Words Without Borders
World Day of Prayer USA
World Neighbors, Inc.
Youth Services America
YWCA USA

All Signers Organized by State
Alabama
Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation
Alabama Association of Nonprofits
Black Warrior Riverkeeper
Cahaba River Society
Cahaba Riverkeeper
Cloverdale Playhouse
Community Grief Support Service
Coosa Riverkeeper
Empowered to Conquer
First Light, Inc.
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Friends of Shades Creek, Inc.
Gasp, Inc.
Girls Inc. of Central Alabama
Global Ties, Alabama
Greater Birmingham Ministries
Heart Gallery of Alabama, Inc.
Humane Society of Elmore County
Huntsville Youth Orchestra
John Stallworth Foundation
Prichard Boxing Academy
Public Education Foundation of Anniston, Inc.
Ruff Wilson Youth Organization
Shelby Emergency Assistance, Inc.
Society of Mayflower Descendants in Alabama
St. Vincent’s Health System
The Arc of Shelby County
The Dance Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama
The Greater Huntsville Humane Society
The National Center for Fire and Life Safety
Theatre Tuscaloosa
United Way of East Central Alabama
Village Creek Society
Virginia Samford Theatre
Workshops, Inc.
Alaska
Alaska Children’s Trust
Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition
Juneau Community Foundation
Mat Su Youth Housing
MatSu Food Bank
Rasmuson Foundation
Sitka Local Foods Network
The Foraker Group
Arizona
A Stepping Stone Foundation
Advanced Independence Charity
Alan R Davidson, PLLC
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention
Foundation
American Heart Association
Arizona Autism United
Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually
Impaired
Arizona Community Foundation
Arizona Council of Human Service Providers
Arizona Family Planning Council, Inc.
Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Arizona Humanities
Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
Arts for All Inc.
Assist To Independence
Backpacks 4 Kids AZ Inc.
Bisbee Restoration Association and Historical
Society (Museum), INC.
Black Canyon Historical Society
Boxer Luv Rescue
Boys & Girls Club of Kingman
Cancer Survivors Circle of Strength of AZ
Caritas Law Group, PC
Cave Creek Museum
Celebrate Volunteers
Center Stage Communications
Central Arizona Shelter Services
Chandler Symphony Orchestra
Child and Family Resources, Inc.
Child Crisis Arizona
Children’s Action Alliance
Childsplay
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic
Violence, Inc.
Circle the City
Cochise Canine Rescue
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Compass Affordable Housing, Inc.
Cornucopia Community Advocates
Cortney’s Place
Creating the Future
Cultural Arts Coalition
D’Artz International
Downtown Radio
Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona
Eagles Wings of Grace, Int’l.
Elfrida Citizens Alliance Inc.
Empower International
Eve’s Place Inc.
Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival
Flinn Foundation
Friends of the Library – Kingman
Friends of the San Pedro River
Gabriel’s Angels
Global Youth Delegation For Peace and
Tolerance
Grants On Track, LLC
Growing Alternative Resource Development
and Enterprise Network (GARDEN), Inc.
Heritage Designs
HR Foundations AZ
ICM Food & CLothing Bank
Inspired Connections
It Is, Inc. d.b.a. ‘Tis
Jewish Free Loan
Kimetta Coleman Ministries
Lead for Change
Leading For Change
Literacy Connects
LPFM Downtown Tucson
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
Make Way for Books
Metropolitan Education Commission
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund
My Heart His Palace Christian International
Ministries
NAMI Southern Arizona
Native Seeds/SEARCH
Neighbors Who Care, Inc.
Neurofit Networks
NPC Friends and Family
Old Pueblo Community Services
ONE – The Organization for Nonprofit
Executives
one n ten
Our Family Services
Positive Paths
Prescott Meals On Wheels
Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition
Read Better Be Better
ReInventing ReEntry
Saguaro Foundation Community Living
Programs
Save the Family Foundation of AZ
Sky Island Alliance
Sonoran Glass School
Soroptimist International of Phoenix, Inc.
Southeast Arizona Area Health Education
Center, SEAHEC, Inc.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies
Strategy + Action/Philanthropy
Sustainable Economic Development Initiative
of Northern Arizona
Take Charge America, Inc.
TechTHiNQ
The Bidstrup Foundation
The Cagney Company
The David and Lura Lovell Foundation
The Hearth Foundation
The New Foundation
Theatre Artists Studio
Trellis
Tucson Foundations
Tucson Urban League
Urbanly DIVA Inc
Warehouse Arts Management Organization
West Greenway Bible Church
WHEAT, the World Hunger Education,
Advocacy & Training organization
World Youth Visit and Exchange of Arizona
Yavapai Food Council
Young Artist Society
Arkansas
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Arkansas Birthing Project
Arkansas Center for Independence, Inc.
Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice
Arkansas Community Foundation
Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance
Arkansas Nonprofit Services
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation
Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches
Arkansas State University System Foundation,
Inc.
Arkansas United Community Coalition
ARVAC, Inc.
Beverly Carter Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest
Arkansas
Center For Art & Education
Clark County Ecumenical Food Pantry
Community Family Enrichment Center
Conway EcoFest
Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas
Family Home of Little Rock
Family Network, Inc.
Feed Communities
Ferncliff Camp
Friends of Hot Springs National Park
Grace Episcopal Church
Hearth
Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas
Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance
Humane Society of Pulaski County
Kindness, Inc.
La Lucha Space
Lake Nixon Outdoor Center – Second Baptist
Church
Life Skills for Youth
Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
Little Rock Wind Symphony
Madison County Pet Shelter
Marshallese Educational Initiative
Morrilton Human Relations Council, Inc.
Northcentral Arkansas Development Council
Inc.
OASIS of Northwest Arkansas
Omegas of Pine Bluff
Open Avenues
Opera In The Rock, Inc.
Ouachita Artist’s Gallery
Ouachita County Historical Society
Ozark Stem Foundation
Palette Art League
Project Compassion, Inc.
Restoration Ministries, Inc.
Samaritan Community Center
Sexual Trauma and Abuse Recovery
Resources
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Shorter College Alumni Association, Inc.
Spa City Blues Society
Teen Challenge of Arkansas
The Arts Council of Mississippi County
The Lantern Theatre
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
United Way of the Ouachitas
White County Aging Program, Inc.
Windstream
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Woolsey-Pinder LLC
YJ Group
California
10u Veteran, Inc.
A Place Called Home
Abrams Consulting
AchieveKids
Agile Rascal Theatre
Alex Rorabaugh Recreation Center
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State Orange County CA
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State, Kern County, CA
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State, Sacramento CA Chapter
Art Without Limits
Asian Pacific Community Fund
Assistance League of Palm Springs Desert
Area
Association of Fundraising Professionals,
Orange County
C. S. Fund
CA Destination Imagination
California Association of Nonprofits
(CalNonprofits)
Catalina Island Museum
Charities Housing
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
Chinatown Service Center
Cinnabar Arts Corporation
Community Foundation of the Valleys
Community Medical Centers
Creativity Explored
Crossroads, Inc.
Crystal Springs Uplands School
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Earle Baum Center of the Blind, Inc.
Eddington Advisory Services
Effective Nonprofits
Eleanor Smith & Associates
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
Exponent Partners
Facing History and Ourselves, Friends for
Youth
Family Care Network, Inc.
Family Service Association
First Graduate
Friedman Consulting
Galileo Coaching
Garfield Foundation
Get Smart Africa
Girls Inc. of Orange County
Greater Nonprofits
Guiamar Hiegert, CFRE & Associates
Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo
County
Habitat For Humanity Greater San Francisco,
Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Heart to Heart
Hoff Consulting
InConcert Sierra
InspiraLaw
International Community Foundation
Inverness Associates
Janis Brewer Consulting
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Long
Beach & West Orange County
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Koreatown Youth and Community Center
Krafty Marketing Solutions
Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church
League of California Community Foundations
Life Skills Training and Educational Programs,
Inc. — LifeSTEPS
LifeRing Recovery
Lighthouse Philanthropy Advisors
Lincoln
Live Oak Adult Day Services
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles LGBT Center
LSH Foundation
Maternal and Child Health Access
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula,
Inc.
Mission Edge
Mona Bismarck American Center
Morgan Family Foundation
Mosaic Consulting and Coaching
Nashashibi International Consultants, LLC
NEO Law Group
NKR Consulting
Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County
Not Man Apart Physical Theatre
Notre Dame de Namur University
Oakland Museum of California
Pacific Community Ventures
Pacific Links Foundation
Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust
Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Paso Pacifico
Patricia D. and William B. Smullin Foundation
Peninsula Family Service
Philanthropy California (a joint initiative of
Northern California Grantmakers, San
Diego Grantmakers, and Southern
California Grantmakers)
Point Foundation
Pro Kids, The First Tee of San Diego
Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
Recovery Cafe San Jose
Regenerate California Innovation
Respite and Research for Alzheimer’s Disease
Richmond Community Foundation
Rochester Institute of Technology
Ruth Mott Foundation
Sadlon & Associates, Inc.
San Diego Advocates for Social Justice
San Diego Public Library Foundation
San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory
San Luis Obispo Symphony
Santa Monica Conservancy
Santa Ynez Valley Arts Assoc.
SBCC Foundation
Seva Foundation
Sierra HOPE
Sierra Repertory Theatre
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
Solar Richmond
Somos Mayfair
South Asian Network
Speech and Languge Development Center
St. Ignatius College Preparatory
Strawberry Seals Inc.
Surrogate Gallery Projects
SWEA
Swift Foundation
Teen Success, Inc.
The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic
Medicine
The Christensen Fund
The Dibble Institute
The Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation
Theresa Nelson & Associates
Tides
TR Brown Consulting
Unemployment Services Trust
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert
United Way of Kern County
United Ways of California
Unleashing Generosity/ Triskeles Foundation
Vegan Outreach
Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Weingart Foundation
Western Methodist Justice Movement
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture
and Natural Resource Management
WomenShelter of Long Beach
Youssef and Kamel Mawardi Fund
YWCA of North Orange County
Colorado
Adam’s Camp
AdvocacyDenver
Advocate Safehouse Project
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Almost Home, Inc.
Ambassadors Fellowship
Anschutz Family Foundation
Ascend Performing Arts, Inc.
Aspen Community Foundation
Association for Community Living in Boulder &
Broomfield Counties
Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
CleanSlateNow
Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
Colorado Association of Funders
Colorado Center on Law and Policy
Colorado Chapter of Americans United for
Separation of Church and State
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Colorado High School Cycling League
Colorado Music Festival and Center for
Musical Arts
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley
Community Resource Center
Community Shares of Colorado
Conflict Center
Crestone Performances Inc.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Dante’s Place
Delta County Public Library District
Denver Justice and Peace Committee
Denver Urban Matters
Disability Law Colorado
Doctors Care
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
Early Childhood Council of Larimer County
Emily Davis Consulting
English In Action
First Presbyterian Church
Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter
Friends of the Haven
Greeley Center for Independence
Grey Havens Group, Inc.
Guidestone Consulting
Happy Lucky’s Teahouse
Imagination Library of Denver
Improve International
Interaction Christian Outreach Mission
International Hearing Dog, Inc.
JFFixler Group
JR Haeck PC
Kate Kalstein Consulting
Kids At Their Best
Larimer Humane Society
LifeSpark Cancer Resources
Longmont Council for the Arts
M3 Consulting
McKee Medical Center Foundation
Mesa County Libraries Foundation
Mirror Image Arts
Outreach Uganda
Parkinson Association of the Rockies
Partners in Nonprofit Success
Posada
Project L.I.F.E.
Project Managers Without Borders
Project Safeguard
Restoration Project International
Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library
Roice-Hurst Humane Society
SafeHouse Denver, Inc.
Second Chance Center, Inc.
Secure World Foundation
Sense of Security
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center
Shadhika Project, Inc.
Sister Carmen Community Center
Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers
Soul Spring
St. Francis Center
Team Summit Colorado
Telluride Flights Worldwide Children’s Relief
Fund
The Arc – Arapahoe & Douglas
The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin
Counties
The Arc of Adams County
The Arc of Aurora
The Arc of Pueblo
The Community Foundation Boulder County
The Denver Foundation
The Empowerment Program
The GLBT Community Center of Colorado
The Lowry Foundation
The Prentice Foundation
The Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth
The Vegetable Connection
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
Third Sector Group
Touching the World
Verified Volunteers
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
We Don’t Waste
Wilderness Workshop
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Woodmoor Financial Group
Young Voices of Colorado
Connecticut
Almada Lodge – Times Farm Camp Corp. (dba
Channel 3 Kids Camp)
American School for the Deaf
Annie C. Courtney Foundation, Inc.
ARC of Greater New Haven
Arc of Meriden
Arc of Meriden Wallingford, Inc.
ARCGH
ARI of Connecticut, Inc.
Autism Services and Resources Connecticut
Benhaven
Beth-El Center, Inc.
Bethsaida Community, Inc.
BHcare
Brass City Harvest, Inc.
Bridgemill Foundation
Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition
Bridges
Burroughs Community Center
CARE
Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of Hartford
Catholic Charities of Fairfield County
CCARC, Inc.
Center for Latino Progress – CPRF
Children’s Fund of CT
Christian Community Action, Inc.
Clifford Beers Clinic
CNV Help, Inc.
Columbus House Inc.
Communication Advocacy Network, Inc.
Community Child Guidance Clinic
Community Enterprises, Inc
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Community Foundation of Greater New
Britain, CT
Community Health Resources
Community of the Cross Ministries, Inc.
Community Partners in Action
Community Renewal Team
Community Residences Inc.
Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive
Families, Inc.
Connecticut Association for the Gifted
Connecticut Community Foundation
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.
Creative Arts Workshop
CSSD Judicial branch
CT Association of Area Agencies on Aging
CT Coalition on Aging (CCOA)
CT Community Nonprofit Alliance (The
Alliance)
CT State Independent Living Council
Disability Rights Connecticut, Inc.
Domus Kids Inc.
E. Brown Trust
Easter Seals-Greater Waterbury
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Families Network of Western Connecticut, Inc.
Family Centered Services of CT, Inc.
First Choice Health Centers, Inc.
FreeTHEM Foundation Inc.
Friends of Autistic People
Futures Inc.
Guardian Ad Litem Services Inc.
Harc, Inc.
Hartford Behavioral Health
Hartford Performs
Homes with Hope
Hope4homeless
Horizons National
Horizons Programs Inc.
InterCommunity
Ironwood Community Partners
James H. Napier Foundation
Jewish Association for Community Living
Journey Found
Keystone House, Inc.
Klingberg Family Centers
La Grua Center
LifeBridge Community Services
MARC Community Resources
Mental Health Connecticut, Inc.
Mid-Western Connecticut Council of
Alcoholism
Mosaic
NAMI Connecticut
Neighbor to Neighbor
NetMark Associates
Network, Inc.
North Central Regional Mental Health Board
Inc.
Northwest Connecticut Arts Council
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Nutmeg Statewide PTA
Oak Hill
Operation Fuel, Inc.
Our Piece of the Pie, Inc.
Pathways/Senderos Center
Prime Time House
Project Youth Court
Re-Entry Assisted Community Housing
(REACH)
Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice of
Connecticut
ROSCCO Stamford School Community
Organization Inc.
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
SARAH Tuxis Residential & Community
Resources, Inc.
Shoreline Arts Alliance
Shoreline Wellness and Behavioral Clinic
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.
Solar Youth, Inc.
Spearpoint Strategy Advisors, LLC
StayWell Health Care, Inc.
The Access Agency, Inc.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
The Arc of Litchfield County
The Arc of Southington
The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport
The McCall Center for Behavioral Health
The New Haven Oratorio Choir, Inc.
The Open Door Shelter, Inc.
The Open Hearth Association
The Prentice Foundation
The Tow Foundation
The Vantage Group, Inc.
There’s No Place like Home INC
UCP of Eastern Connecticut
United Way of Connecticut
United Way of Western CT
VNA Community Healthcare
West Haven Emergency Assistance Taskforce
Westport Arts Center
Wheeler Clinic, Inc.
Wintonbury Land Trust
Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
Young Haven Sibling Support
Youth Continuum- FREE Program
Delaware
AIDS Delaware, Inc.
Arsht Cannon Fund
Birdsong Gardens
Catholic Charities – Diocese of Wilmington
Child, Inc.
Connecting Generations
Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement
Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Delaware Grantmakers Association
Duffy’s Hope, Inc.
Faithful Friends Animal Society
Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s
Girls Inc. of Delaware
Greater Lewes Community Village
ITN Southern Delaware, Inc.
Keystone Human Services
Literacy Delaware
Mancus Foundation
Milford Housing Development Corporation
Montessori Works, Inc.
Read Aloud Delaware
Reading Assist Institute
Sacred Heart Village II
Siegel JCC
The Detwiler Group
The Grand Opera House
The SmartDrive Foundation, Inc.
Unique Butterflies
United Services, Inc.
United Way of Delaware
Wow Science Corp
YWCA Delaware
District of Columbia
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
American Conference of Academic Deans
American Historical Association
American Jewish Committee (AJC)
American Red Cross
Americans for the Arts
Americans Promoting Study Abroad
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
Association of American Colleges and
Universities
Association of Direct Response Fundraising
Counsel
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Washington D.C. Metro Area Chapter
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
BoardSource
Capital Pride Alliance
Carr & Associates, LLC
Catholic Mobilizing Network
Center for Inquiry
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Chess Challenge in DC
Compassion & Choices
Council for Global Equality
Dance/USA
Democracy 21
Destination & Travel Foundation
DH Squared
Feed the Children
Feeding America
Food & Water Watch
Forum of Regional Associations of
Grantmakers
Free Press
Girl Scouts of the USA
Girls Inc.
Global Integrity
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Hindu American Foundation
Hope and a Home
Independent Sector
Issue One
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Jewish Federations of North America
Leader Strategies
League of Women Voters
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
LMH Services
McConnell Consulting Group
MMP Associates
National Committee for Responsive
Philanthropy
National Council for Behavioral Health
National Council of Churches
National Council of Nonprofits
National Human Services Assembly
National LGBTQ Task Force
Nonprofit HR
Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI)
Partnership for America’s Children
PEAK Grantmaking
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Power of US
Public Citizen
Secular Coalition for America
Senior Executives Association (SEA)
The Arc of the United States
The Aspen Institute
The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent
Handgun Violence
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Ocean Foundation
The Voter Participation Center
University Professional & Continuing
Education Association
Voto Latino
Wallace Global Fund
Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil
Rights and Urban Affairs
Washington Regional Association of
Grantmakers
Whitman-Walker Health
William Penn House
Youth Service America
YWCA USA
Florida
Allegany Franciscan Ministries
ALSO Youth, Inc.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State – Atlantic Coast Chapter
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State – Naples
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Central Florida Chapter
Avant Garde Accounting and Business
Solutions, LLC
Beacon of Hope Pine Island, Inc.
Bright Community Trust, Inc.
Caridad Center
Cathedral Arts Project Inc.
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Children’s Home Society of Florida
Clearwater Free Clinic
Community Cancer Education, Inc.
Community Foundation of Broward
Community Foundation of Collier County
Domestic Violence Shelter
Fanny Landwirth Foundation
First Bristol FCU
Florida Association of Nonprofits
Florida Lions Conklin Centers for the Blind
Florida Nonprofit Alliance
Florida Philanthropic Network
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
Friends of the Carr Refuge
Georgia Vahue
GiveWell Community Foundation, Inc.
Gobioff Foundation
Habitat for Humanity
HAITEMEX Foundation Inc.
High Seas Academy
Hispanic Services Council, Inc.
Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts, Inc. –
INConcert
Independence for the Blind of West Florida
Jessie Ball duPont Fund
Jobsite Theater
JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation
Inc.
Lemon Bay Playhouse, Inc.
Lighthouse Central Florida
Lighthouse SWFL, Inc.
Lydia B. Stokes Foundation
Mandarin Museum & Historical Society
Minority Help Inc.
MSL Grant Consulting
Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida
P.L. Dodge Foundation, Inc.
Palm Beach Habilitation Center
Phil-Com, LLC
Pioneer Florida Museum
Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida, Inc.
RemediOcean Inc.
Risser Oil Corporation
S J Edwards Foundation
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
South Palm Beach County Foundation
The Community Foundation for Northeast
Florida
The Glades Initiative, Inc.
The Mustard Seed of Central Florida
The Pride Center at Equality Park
Unity
War on Poverty – Florida
Winter Park Health Foundation
Your Nonprofit Advisor, Inc.
YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc.
Georgia
Baptist Women in Ministry
Blue Ribbon Foundation
Children of Restaurant Employees, Ltd.
Clark Atlanta University Art Museum
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Girls on the Run of Atlanta
Habitat for Humanity International
Jennifer Ann’s Group
Mainspring Conservation Trust
Matthew Reardon Center for Autism
Palmetto Grant Consulting
Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety
(PEDS)
Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision
Shelley Parnes CPA
Smith Strategies & Consulting
Summit Counseling Center
TKT Family Resources
Hawai`i
Ai Pohaku – The Stone Eaters
Aloha Medical Mission
Aloha Performing Arts Company
Aloha United Way
Arcadia Community Services
Big Island Mediation, Inc. DBA West Hawaii
Mediation Center
Blue Planet Foundation
Breastfeeding Hawaii
Business Plans Hawaii
Ceeds of Peace
Central Union Church of Honolulu
Child & Family Service
CHOW Project
Community Based Case Management
CommUnity Works, LLC
Conservation Council for Hawai’i
Design Thinking Hawaii
Ebb & Flow Arts, Inc.
Feed Hawaii
First Choice Inspection Group, Inc. DBA: Free
Help Education Organization
First United Methodist Church of Honolulu
Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of
Maui
Friends of the Library of Hawaii
Hale Kipa
Hanapepe Economic Alliance
Hawai`i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations
Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and
Economic Justice
Hawaii Arts Alliance
Hawaii Community Foundation
Hawai’i Council for the Humanities
Hawaii Craftsmen
Hawaii Forest Industry Association
Hawaii Immunization Coalition
Hawaii Nature Hui
Hawaii Opera Theatre
Hawaii Public Charter School Network
Hawaii Public Health Association
Hawaii Youth Services Network
Hawaiian Humane Society
Hawaii’s Thousand Friends
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies
Helping Hands Hawaii
Heritage Hall, Inc.
Hi`ilei Aloha LLC
Hilo-Hamakua Community Development
Corporation
Hina Mauka
HIVET
Honolulu Community Action Program
Honolulu Museum of Art
Honua Films, Inc.
Hui Kako’o O’ Laupahoehoe
IHS, The Institute for Human Services
Iolani Palace
Kailapa Community Association
Kanu Hawaii, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive
Action
Kau Rural Health Community Association Inc.
Kaua`i Planning & Action Alliance
Kauai United Way
Klapperich International Training Associates
(KITA), LLC
Kohola Leo
Kokua Mau
Ku’ikahi Mediation Center
Kupu
Lahaina Arts Association
Lanai Community Health Center
Lanakila Pacific
Laupahoehoe Train Museum
Liljestrand Foundation
Make-A-Wish Hawaii
Maui Dance Council
Maui Family YMCA
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center
Mental Health Association in Hawaii
Molokai Child Abuse Prevention Pathways
Na Keiki o Emalia
Na Pu’uwai
North Kohala Community Resource Center
Ocean View Community Association, Inc.
Pacific Islanders In Communications
PAʻI Foundation
PHOCUSED
Read To Me International
Responsive Caregivers of Hawai`i
TEK Consulting Service
The Food Basket, Inc.
The Outdoor Circle
Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii
W. M. Keck Observatory
Window of Hope
YWCA of Kauai
Idaho
Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley
AquAbility
Behavioral Health Center at EIRMC
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SE Idaho
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW Idaho
Blaine County Hunger Coalition
Bluum
Bustin Out Of Boise
Caritas Chorale
CATCH, Inc.
Children’s Village
Community Action Partnership Association of
Idaho
Council Cultural Arts Committee, Inc.
Create Common Good
Create Common Good
Development Workshop Inc.
Earth Water Alliance, Inc.
Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership,
Inc.
Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation
El Ada Community Action Partnership
Flourish Collective, Inc.
Flourish Foundation
Framing Our Community, Inc.
HAPI Trails, Horse Rescue
HD Insurance
Hillview Preschool
Hospice of North Idaho
Idaho Chukar Foundation Inc.
Idaho Falls Symphony
Idaho Firewise Inc.
Idaho Nonprofit Center
Idaho Oral Health Alliance
Idaho Rivers United
Idaho Smart Growth
Inland Northwest Food Network
Jannus, Inc.
McCall Arts and Humanities Council
McCall Winter Sports Club
North Bingham County District Library
Northwest Sacred Music Chorale
Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association
Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho
Sandpoint Community Resource Center
Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education
(SOLE), Inc.
Snake River Community Clinic
South Central Community Action Partnership
SPUR
Spur Community Foundation
Syringa Hospital Foundation
Tesh, Inc.
The Center for HOPE
The First Tee of Idaho
The Salvation Army of Boise Idaho
Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance
United Way of North Idaho
United Way of Southeastern Idaho
Washington, Idaho & Montana Ry. History
Preservation Group, Inc.
Watershed Guardians, INC.
Wellness Tree Community Clinic
Wood River Women’s Foundation
Illinois
Aging Care Connections
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Allow Good
Alternatives, Inc.
American Medical Association Foundation
Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation
Association of Fundraising Professionals –
Chicago IL Chapter
Baker McGee Consulting
Ballet 5:8
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Bridge Communities
Bright Promise Fund for Urban Christian
Education
Career Resource Center
Center for Independent Futures
Chicago Community Loan Fund
Chicago Cultural Alliance
Chicago Global Health Alliance
Chicago Humanities Festival
Child Care Center of Evanston
Children’s Home Society of America
Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation
Children’s Place Association
Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust
College Bound Opportunities
Community Behavioral Healthcare Association
of Illinois
CommunityHealth
Connections for the Homeless
Creative Partners
Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
Deborah’s Place
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA
DuPage Federation on Human Services
Reform
Ecker Center for Mental Health
Embarc
Erie Family Health Center
Evanston Community Foundation
Executive Service Corps of Chicago
Facing Forward to End Homelessness
Family Bridges
Family Focus
Family Service and Mental Health Center of
Cicero
Forefront
Friends of Downtown
Friends of the Chicago River
Gene Siskel Film Center
George M. Pullman Educational Foundation
GrantResources, LLC
Growing Home, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
High Concept Labs
Holy Family Ministries
Housing Institute
Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the
Elderly (H.O.M.E.)
Illinois Association of Museums
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program
IL-WI Sertoma Regional Center for
Communicative Disorders
Iris Krieg & Associates, Inc.
JHR Resources
JOURNEYS | The Road Home
KCCDD
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago
Land Conservancy of Will County
Latino Policy Forum
Leukemia Research Foundation
Levine Partners
Life Quilt Foundation
Lumity
McAlpine Consulting for Growth, LLC
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Mission of Our Lady of Mercy, Inc.
Mutual Ground, Inc.
Naper Settlement
National Louis University
National Runaway Safeline
NextLevelNPO, LLC
Nineteenth Century Charitable Association
Nonprofit-Partners
Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit
Excellence
Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation
Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council
PATH, Inc.
Pierce Family Foundation
Pillars
Polk Bros. Foundation
Prevention Partnership. inc
QC Arts
Quarles & Brady LLP
RAD Remedy
S. Wolf and Associates
Schield Family Foundation
Shelter Care Ministries
Sherrie Marchi Coaching
St. Helena’s Church
Swan Isle Press
The Chicago Music Consortium
The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust
The Friendship Center
The Harbour
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
The Seabury Foundation
US Green Building Council
Us TOO International
Waukegan to College
Wheat Ridge Ministries
Wishnick & Associates
Writers Theatre
Youth and Opportunity United
Youth Outreach Services, Inc.
YWCA – Canton
YWCA – Kankakee
YWCA Elgin
YWCA of the University of Illinois
ZION Development Corporation
Indiana
Audiences Unlimited, Inc.
Business Visions
Christian Church Foundation
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
Communities In Schools of Clark County
Entry.point Church
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
Habitat for Humanity of Indiana
Healthy Communities of La Porte County
Henry County Community Foundation
Heritage Fund- The Community Foundation of
Bartholomew County
Indiana Association for Community Economic
Development (d/b/a) Prosperity Indiana
Indiana-Kentucky Synod, Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America
Kosciusko Cares Youth Services
Lumina Foundation
Marion County Commission On Youth, Inc.
Mission Indy Inc.
National Association of Charitable Gift
Planners
Pension Fund of the Christian Church
Susan Decker Consulting
Thrive Alliance
Turnstone
Union County Foundation, Inc.
Unity Foundation of La Porte County, Inc.
Wabash Valley Community Foundation
Iowa
Black Hawk County Gaming Association
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
Community Foundation of the Great River
Bend
Crisis Intervention Services
Dubuque Mercy Health Foundation
Dubuque/Jackson Counties Habitat for
Humanity
Foundation for the Future of Delaware County
Greater Fairfield Area HFH
Habitat for Humanity – Quad Cities
Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County
Habitat for Humanity of Iowa, Inc.
Iowa Council of Foundations
Iowa Shares
Ottumwa Habitat for Humanity
Palo Alto County Gaming Development
Corporation
Siouxland Habitat for Humanity
Waterloo Schools Foundation
Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center
YWCA – Clinton
Kansas
Church Administrative Professionals
Cunningham Children’s Home
Easterseals
Girls on the Run Serving Greater Kansas City
Grief Comfort Inc.
Harvesters–The Community Food Network
HNC Living Foundation
International Essential Tremor Foundation
Junior League of Wichita
Kansas Appleseed
Kansas Association for Conservation and
Environment
Kansas Association of Community
Foundations
Kansas City Startup Foundation
Kitty City Kansas Rescue
Learning Club of KCK
Midwest Hemophilia Association
SAFEHOME Inc.
Sophia Center
South Central Community Foundation
Steps Of Faith
The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter
UDL Implementation and Research Network
United Community Services of Johnson County
Wildwood Outdoor Education Center
Zimmerman Consulting
Kentucky
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Americana Community Center, Inc.
AOB Consulting
Appalachian Horse Center
bmtconsulting
Boys & Girls Club of Franklin Simpson
BUILD
CASA
Catholic Charities Diocese of Lexington, KY
Catholic Diocese of Lexington
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Choices, Inc.
Christian Appalachian Project
Community Arts Center, Inc.
Cumberland Mountain Arts & Crafts Council,
Inc.
Cumberland Trails United Way
Day Spring Community Living
Estill Arts Council, Inc.
FairThreads, LLC.
Family & Children’s Place
Food Pantry For Woodford County
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Friend for Life Cancer Support Network
Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter
Fullanthropy
Gateway Homeless Coalition
GB Facilitation & Training Works
Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road
Girls Inc. of Owensboro Daviess County
Grace and Mercy
Graves County Child Advocacy Program
GreenHouse17
Habilitation Information Vocation & Education,
Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Madison & Clark
Counties
Hand in Hand
Heart Of KY United Way
Henry Clay Memorial Foundation
Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor
Foundation
Hilliard Lyons Trust Company, LLC
Homeless & Housing Coalition of KY
Hosparus Health
Independence Place, Inc.
Innovation Arts Academy, Inc.
International Order of EARS
ITNBluegrass
KEENStart
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative
Kentucky Academy of Science
Kentucky Association of Food Banks
Kentucky CancerLink
Kentucky Center for the Arts
Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life
Kentucky Council of Churches
Kentucky Environmental Foundation
Kentucky Equal Justice Center
Kentucky Foundation for Women
Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation
Kentucky Nonprofit Network
Kentucky Primary Care Association, Inc.
Kentucky Psychological Foundation
Kentucky Railway Museum
Kentucky Voices for Health
Kidney Health Alliance of KY
Ky. Native American Heritage Museum, Inc.
Leaping Minnow Consulting
Leslie County Food Pantry
LexArts, Inc.
Lexington Community Land Trust
Life Adventure Center
Living Arts & Science Center
LOKR
Lost River Cave
Louisville Independent Business Alliance
LUL
Making A Difference Now (MADN)
Matthew 25 AIDS Services
Mattingly Edge
Mayfield-Graves County United Way
Mentoring Plus, Inc.
Metro United Way
MG Coaching and Consulting
Morehead State University Center for Regional
Engagement
My Purple Friends Epilepsy Awareness
National Association of State Boating Law
Administrators (NASBLA)
National Safe Place Network
Nazareth Villages
Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency
Office for Housing and Community
Development
Paris Animal Welfare Society
Passionist Earth & Spirit Center
Pfc. Richard L. Vanover Veterans Village, Inc.
Presbyterian Homes and Services of
Kentucky, Inc.
Publishers Inc.
Radio Eye
Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc.
SEAM
Southern Roofing Building & General
Contracting Inc.
Southwest Community Ministries
St. Joseph Children’s Home
St. Vincent Mission, Inc.
Strive, Inc.
Summit Christian University
Sustainable Business Ventures Corporation
The Luci Center
The Pete Foundation
The Shine House Inc.
UK Markey Cancer Foundation
United Way of Franklin County
United Way of Kentucky
United Way of Mason County
United Way of Murray Calloway County
United Way of Northeast Kentucky
United Way of the Bluegrass
Ursuline Sisters
Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen
William D. Clifton, Esq.
Women Leading Kentucky
Woodford Theatre
YouthBuild Louisville
Louisiana
Association of Fundraising Professionals –
Greater New Orleans Chapter
CASA New Orleans
Compassion for Lives
Deutsches Haus
Divinity Foundation
Escape From Poverty
F.I.R.E. Ministries Inc.
Family Resources of New Orleans
Forward Arts Inc.
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
Hollygrove-Dixon Neighborhood Association
Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Jonah Group Outreach Community
Development, Inc.
Kingsley House
Launch Media
Louisiana Association of Nonprofit
Organizations
Luke’s House: A Clinic for Healing and Hope
Lynn Weill Consulting, LLC
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
Northlake Homeless Coalition
OJTB Only Just The Beginning, Inc.
Philanthropic Partners
Providence Community Housing
Red Stick Project
Roots of Renewal NOLA
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Works In Progress Louisiana
YWCA – Greater Baton Rouge
Maine
Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Bridgton Community Center
Brunswick Downtown Association
Coastal Opportunities
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Community Access to the Arts
Community Partners, Inc.
Day One
Dietel Partners, LLC
Downeast Coastal Conservancy
Fifth Maine Regiment Museum
Friends of Casco Bay
Friends of Fort Gorges
Girls on the Run-Maine
Great Bay Services
Heritage Radio Society Inc
Justice For Our Neighbors
Laudholm Trust
LearningWorks
Lift360
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford
Loaves & Fishers, Inc
Main Street Bath Maine
Maine Association of Nonprofits
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Maine Crafts Association
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company &
Museum
Maine Preservation
Maine Pretrial Services
Maine Public Health Association
Maine Robotics
Maine State Society for the Protection of
Animals
Maine Women’s Fund
Moosehead Marine Museum
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Neighborhood House Club, Inc.
New Beginnings
P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center
Pierre Monteux School & Music Festival
Portland Chamber Music Festival
Portland Conservatory of Music
Portland Stage Company
Rangeley Friends of the Arts
SAGE Maine
SailMaine
SeniorsPlus
Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation
Sweetser
Syntiro
The Center for Wisdom’s Women
The Ecology School
The Hope-JG Foundation
The Maine Project for Fine Art ConservationProject
MEAC
Three Rivers Land Trust
Topsham, Maine Public Library
Upcycle Maine
Victoria Mansion
VMS Consulting
Wardtown Mobile Home Cooperative
White Dog Communications
White Pine Programs
YWCA Central Maine
YWCA Mount Desert Island
Maryland
Alice Ferguson Foundation
American Association of Anatomists
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Physiological Society
American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc.
Annapolis Green
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Asian-American Homeownership Counseling,
Inc.
Association for Jewish Outreach Professionals
Association of Community Services
Association of Immunization Managers
Autism FYI Org
Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.
Baltimore Research
BioQUEST
CALMRA, Inc.
CASA of the Mid-Shore
Charles County Charitable Trust
Christine L Manor, CPA
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel
County
Consumer Health First
Crossroads Community, Inc.
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Disability Rights Maryland
Electric Vehicle Association of Greater
Washington, DC
Elijah’s Blessing Community Service Center
Farr Commercial
Federated Charities Corporation of Frederick
First & St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ
Frederick County 4-H Camp & Activities
Center, Inc.
Fundraising Consulting
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay
Glorystar Children’s Chorus
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Hanberry Associates, LLC
Harbel Community Organization, Inc.
Healthy Howard, Inc.
Heritage Housing Partners Corporation
Hero Dogs, Inc.
Historic Sotterley, Inc.
Holton-Arms School
HopeWorks of Howard County
Human Resource Learning Center
Humanim
Inspiring Change Mental Health Services
Intersection of Change
Ladies Auxiliary of the Ocean City Volunteer
Fire Co.
Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, Inc.
Laurel-Beltsville Oasis, Inc.
Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc.
Lighthouse – Youth and Family Services
Linda Felder House of Etiquette, Inc.
Living In Recovery
Marc Breslaw & Associates LLC
Maryland Association of Youth Service
Bureaus
Maryland CASH Campaign
Maryland Humanities
Maryland Nonprofits
Meier and Associates
Mental Health Association of Frederick County
Metro Maryland Ostomy Association
Miracle Ministry
Mission of Love Charities Inc.
Montgomery County Agricultural Center Inc.
(Montgomery County Fair)
Moveable Feast Inc.
National Dance Education Organization
Networks of Change
Nonprofit Village
Paul’s Place
Payroll Network
Project Change
Rebuilding Together
Redstart Creative
Redtop FC Inc.
S.A.F.E. – Supplying Allergy Friendly and
Emergency – Food Pantry
Service Coordination Inc.
Shepherds of Zion Ministries International
Church
Side by Side
SONA Consulting Inc.
Strong City Baltimore
Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development
Authority, Inc.
The Arc Baltimore
The Arc Maryland
The Bainum Family Foundation
The Sheridan Group
The Sober Truth Substance Abuse Treatment
The Village In Howard. Inc.
Total Care Services, Inc.
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau
United Way of Frederick County
United Way of Washington County, MD
US Lacrosse
Vega Mala Consulting
Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.
White Rose Farm Circle, Inc.
Massachusetts
A Direct Solution
African Community Education Program
Agassiz Baldwin Community
American Bladder Cancer Society
American Lung Association – Massachusetts
Anne Butterfield Company
Asperger Works, Inc.
Associated Grant Makers
Barr Foundation
Bay Cove Human Services
Bay Path University
Bedford Youth & Family Services
Berkshire AHEC
Berkshire County Arc
Bethany Hill Place, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central
Mass/Metrowest
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
BioBuilder Educational Foundation
Boston Building Materials Co-op Charitable
and Educational Fund
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Boston Harbor Now
Boston Partners in Education
Bostonian
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Jordan
Clubhouse
Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board
Cambridge Historical Society
Cape Abilities
Cape Cod Child Development
Center for Social Policy
Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts, Inc.
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Child & Family Services
Children Across America
Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation
Citizen Schools
City Mission
CLASS, Inc.
Coalition for Responsible Home Education
College Light Opera Company
Communities for People
Community Foundation for Nantucket
Community Foundation of SE MA
Community Foundation of Western
Massachusetts
Community Health Center of Cape Cod
Community Servings
Congregation Beth Israel of the Merrimack
Valley
Convergence Ensemble
Cotuit Center for the Arts
Disability Rights Advocacy Fund
Domus Incorporated
Dream Day on Cape Cod
Edward Street Child Services
Energy Consumers Alliance of New England,
Inc.
Environmental League of Massachusetts
ESC of New England
Fairwinds-Nantucket’s Counseling Center
Flint Neighborhood Association
Flying Cloud Institute
For Kids Only Afterschool
Franklin County Community Development
Corporation
Friends of the Public Garden
Generation Teach Inc.
GMA Foundations
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Growth River, LLC
Hawkeye Campership Fund, Inc.
Health Resources in Action
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the
Disabled
Hitchcock Free Academy
Housing Nantucket (Affordable Housing NonProfit)
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education
Jewish Family & Child Services
John E Boyd Center for Child Care &
Development
Junior League of Boston
K. Weill Consulting Group, LLC
Kathy Eckles & Co., LLC
Keganin No Senshi Aikido
Kenneth Mason Waugh Nonprofit Inc.
L’Arche Boston North
Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc.
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding
Program
Lowell Telecommunications Corp.
MAMH
Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife
Sanctuary
Massachusetts Advocates for Children
Massachusetts Association of Conservation
Commissions
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Medway Community Farm, Inc.
Melissa Gilroy, CPA
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Merck Family Fund
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
MetroWest Nonprofit Network
MetroWest Visitors Bureau
NAMI Cape Cod
Nantucket Interfaith Council
Neighborhood Falmouth, Inc.
Neponset River Watershed Association
New Communities Services, Inc.
New England Museum Association
Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires
North Shore Alliance of LGBTQ Youth
North Shore CDC
Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
Northfield Council on Aging
Nurtury, Inc.
On Common Ground, Inc.
Our Neighbors’ Table
Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation
Paul Katz Consulting
Pilgrims First Landing Park
Pleasant Bay Community Boating
Proposals, Etc.
Providers’ Council
Puppet Showplace Theater
Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill, Inc.
Reflection Films
Resources of Human Development
Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Roxbury Youthworks Inc.
Scleroderma Foundation New England
Self-Reliance
Silver Lining Mentoring
SJAssociates
Step Up International
Summer Ink
Susan St. Pierre Consulting Services
Tapestry Health
The Cape Cod Foundation
The Green Streets Initiative
The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell
The Progeria Research Foundation
The Sudbury Foundation
The Trustees of Reservations
The United Arc, Inc.
Third Sector New England
Vinfen
Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires, Inc.
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
WE CAN
Western Massachusetts Training Consortium
Winchester After School Programs, dba Kids’
Corner
WORK, Inc.
Michigan
Accelerate UP
Accounting Aid Society
Adaptive Alternatives LLC
Air Zoo
All About Women’s Health Boutique
Amyloidosis Foundation
Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote –
Michigan
Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America
Bettye Harris Larynx Cancer Awareness Center
Branch County Community Foundation
Brass Band of Battle Creek
Cadillac Area YMCA
Calumet Theatre Co.
Capital Region Community Foundation
Changing Lives And Staying Sober (CLASS)
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Cherry Health Foundation
Child & Family Services of Northeast Michigan
Child and Family Services of Northwestern
Michigan
Citizen of Michigan
Common Ground
Community Action House
Community Action of Allegan County
Community Foundation For Northeast
Michigan
Community Foundation of St. Clair County
Concerned Citizen
Council of Michigan Foundations
Creating Hope International
Crim Fitness Foundation
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Curtis Baptist Church
Defeat MSA
Disability Network Oakland & Macomb
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Downriver Marriage Resource Center
E.U.P. Community Dispute Resolution Center
EDccelerated Solutions LLC
Eden Lutheran Church
Extended Grace
Feeding America West Michigan
Fetzer Institute
Flint Youth Film Festival
Food Bank of South Central Michigan
Forgotten Harvest
Freedom Road Transportation Authority
Fremont Area Community Foundation
Friends of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness
State Park, Inc.
Friends of the Braumart
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
Great Lakes Center for Youth Development
Great Start Collaborative of Traverse Bay
Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan
Habitat for Humanity of Michigan
Habitat for Humanity Van Buren County
Haiti Nursing Foundation
Hamtramck Community Initiative
Hand2Hand
Harbor Humane Society
Hillman Community Radio
Hope-Central
Huron River Citizens Association
Iosco County Coats for Kids
Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association
Jail and Outreach Ministry
Joy-Southfield Community Development
Corporation
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Kids Repair Program
Kirtland Community College Foundation
Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy
Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity
Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance
Legal Assistance Center
Livingston County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Love In the Name of Christ SE Ottawa County
Lymphoma Foundation of America
M&M Area Community Foundation
Manresa
MARO
Martin Area Resource Center
McGregor Fund
Michigan Dental Association Foundation
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
Michigan League for Public Policy
Michigan Nonprofit Association
Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and
Inclusion
Michigan Science Center
Mid-Michigan Industries
MNA Southeastern Michigan Public Policy
Council
MotorCities National Heritage Area
Partnership
MSA Shoe
Nanette Pearson CPA, CGMA, CAE
New Perspectivee Group
North Country Trail Association
Northern Care Center
Ozone House Youth & Family Services
Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council
PPG Interactive Corp.
Principia, LLC
Quincy Mine Hoist Association
R. E. Olds Foundation
Radio First
Rainmaking For Good
Real People Media
Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan
reQuest-Ed Learning Institute
Resolution Services Center
Rochester Area Neighborhood House
Ruth Ellis Center
Schoolcraft County Economic Development
Corporation
South Bay Alpena
Southside Community Coalition
Southwest Solutions
Special Ministries of Livingston County
Spectrum Health
St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center
The Arc Michigan
The Cooperation Group
The Detroit Institute of Arts
The First Tee of Northern Michigan
The Goodwin Co.
The Great Lakes Children’s Museum
The Harry A and Margaret D Towsley
Foundation
The Heat and Warmth Fund
The Henry Ford
The Leelanau School
The Skillman Foundation
The Women’s Center of Southeastern
Michigan
The YES Foundation
The Center for Women in Transition
Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Thornapple Arts Council
Thunder Bay Folk Society
Thunder Bay River Center, Inc.
TIRF – The International Research Foundation
for English Language Education
Tolfree Foundation
Transportation Riders United (TRU)
TrueNorth Community Services
Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center
Voices for Earth Justice
Washtenaw Literacy
WasteWater Education 501(c)3
William Bonifas Arts Center
Woodside Vision Foundation
Minnesota
AdoptAClassroom.org
Albert Lea Family YMCA
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State – MN Chapter
ArtStart
Asian Law Alliance
Caponi Art Park
Charities Review Council
Creation In Common
Friends of Chimbote
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Lake Superior Freethinkers
MAP for Nonprofits
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minnesota Aids Project
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Minnesota Council on Foundations
Mu Performing Arts
North House Folk School
North Suburban Access Corporation
Northwest Area Foundation
Robertson Law Office, LLC
Saint Paul Interfaith Network
Salon & Spa Professional Association
Sandweiss & Associates
Sherburne County Area United Way
The Global Justice Institute
The Womadix Fund
Volunteers of America Minnesota and
Wisconsin
Youth Service Bureau, Inc.
YWCA Minneapolis
Mississippi
Bolivar County Habitat For Humanity
C2k Ministries Inc.
Clarksdale Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Community Relief Foundation
Community Care Network
Community Foundation of East Mississippi
Created to Serve
Delta Hands for Hope
DREAM of Hattiesburg, Inc.
Ever Reaching Community Outreach
Farrell Sherard Habitat for Humanity
Fit4Me Inc., Increase the Focus
Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland Area Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County, Inc.
Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity
InMotion Consulting & Coaching
Jonestown Habitat for Humanity
Kuntry Kidz Youth Foundation
Mental Health Association of South
Mississippi
Meridian Little Theatre
Mississippi Association of Habitat for
Humanity Affiliates
Mississippi Center for Nonprofits
Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic
Violence
Mississippi United Methodist Foundation, Inc.
Natchez Adams County Habitat for Humanity
Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity
Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center
Paroled2Pride
Pearson Foundation, Inc.
Quitman County Development Organization
Inc.
Reaching & Educating for Community Hope
Foundation
Renaissance Community Loan Fund
RideABILITY Therapeutic Riding Center
Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity
The Jonestown Family Center for Education
and Wellness
The PERICO Institute
Warren County HFH
Winston County Habitat for Humanity
Women in Corporate Aviation
Missouri
After the Harvest
AIA
Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph, MO Inc.
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State – St. Louis Chapter
ArtsTech
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
BikeWalkKC
Bilingual International Assistant Services
Blue River Watershed Association
BoysGrow
Bridging The Gap
Camp Fire
Central Print
Christ Lutheran Church
Connections to Success
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Corey’s Network, Inc.
Creative Reaction Lab
Cristo Rey Kansas City High School
Diastole Scholars’ Center
Dribin and Associates
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal Community Services, Heartland
Francis Family Foundation
G and V Organization
GPS Missions
Green Works in Kansas City
Habitat for Humanity of Francois County, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis
Harvesters–The Community Food Network
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas
City
HealthEd Connect
Heartland Foundation
Hillcrest Ministries Inc.
James McNary and Joshua Logan Memorial
Scholarship
Kansas City Artists Coalition
Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium
Kansas City Symphony
KCPT Public Television
KMD Consulting
Leadership USA, Inc.
Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation
MainCor
Metropolitan Orchestra of St Louis
MHAH
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and
Sexual Violence
Missouri Family Health Council, Inc.
NAMI Southwest Missouri
Network for Strong Communities
Nonprofit Connect
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Nonprofit Missouri
North Side Community School
Northeast Community Center
Northland Shepherd’s Center
NorthWest Communities Development
Corporation
Optimist Club of St. Charles Missouri
Our Little Haven
Platte County Senior Fund
Platte Land Trust
Presbyterian Children’s Homes & Services of
MO
Royals Charities
Safe Connections
Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
SAVE, Inc.
Shia Islamic Education Center
Show Me KC Schools
Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Southeast Missouri Food Bank
Southtown Council
Special Olympics Missouri
St. Louis Area Foodbank
St. Teresa’s Academy
Synergy Group
The Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation
The Hope Center KC
The South Cabin Group LLC
Turn the Page KC
Vasculitis Foundation
VisionServe Alliance
Wentzville School Foundation
Women’s Employment Network
Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis
Wright Care Dentistry
Montana
9 Energies Center
A Carousel for Missoula
Adult Resource Alliance
AERO
Alliance for Youth
Anaconda Community Foundation
Art Spot
ASPEN
B.E.A.R. (Bitterroot Ecological Awareness
Resources)
Bear Paw Development Corporation
Beartooth Recreational Trails Association
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County
Big Sky Youth Empowerment
Bike Walk Montana
Bitterroot Collective Impact
Bozeman Public Library Foundation
Bridgercare
Career Futures, Inc.
Career Transitions, Inc.
Chany Reon Ockert Consulting LLC
ChildWise Institute
Citizens for a Better Flathead
DEAP
District 4 Human Resources Development
Council
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services of
Carbon County
Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky
Mountain
Eastern Montana CASA GAL Inc.
Eastern Montana Industries
Ecology Project International
Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
ExplorationWorks Science Center
Family Promise of Great Falls
Family Service
Five Valleys Audubon Society
Florence Crittenton Home and Services
Foundation for Community Care of Richland
County
Fox Hollow Animal Project
Gallatin County Love Inc.
Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Garden City Harvest
Glacier County Regional Port Authority
Glacier National Park Conservancy
Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County
HAVEN
Helena Area Community Foundation
Helena Food Share
Home ReSource
Homeword
Human Science Institute
Intermountain
Intermountain Opera Association of Bozeman
Janna Lundquist Consulting
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
Kootenai Heritage Council
Laurel American Legion Post 123
Laurel Senior Citizens Center
Leadership Montana
Living Art of Montana
M+R – Montana Office
Marion Finley Friendship House
Missoula Aging Services
Missoula Art Museum
Missoula Community Foundation
Missoula Interfaith Collaborative
Missoula Manor Homes
Missoula Writing Collaborative
Montana Association of Land Trusts
Montana Association of Symphonies
Montana Audubon
Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Council on Developmental
Disabilities
Montana Innocence Project
Montana Law Enforcement Museum
Montana Nonprofit Association
Montana Oral Health Foundation
Montana Outdoor Science School
Montana Outfitters and Guides Association
Montana Shares
Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation
Myrna Loy Center for Performing and Media
Arts
Nate Chute Foundation
National Center for Appropriate Technology
NeighborWorks Montana
North Central Area Agency on Aging
North Lake County Library Foundation Board
North Valley Hospital Foundation
O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation, Inc.
Oneness Project
Opportunity Resources Inc.
Orphan Girl Children’s Theatre
Partners Ensuring Equal Rights and Supports
(PEERS)
Peace Place
Prickly Pear Land Trust
Project Hope
Project Hope of Columbus
Project Wet Foundation
Ravalli County Museum
Reach, Inc.
Red Lodge Area Community Foundation
Rural Dynamics, Inc.
SAFE Harbor Inc.
Sage Solutions Nonprofit Consulting, LLC
Smith River Habitat Project
Snowy Mountain Development Corporation
Special K Ranch, Inc.
Special Olympics Montana
St. John’s Lutheran Ministries
Sunburst Community Service Foundation
Swan View Coalition
Sweet Pea, A Festival of the Arts
Tamarack Grief Resource Center
The Clay Studio of Missoula
The Flagship Program, Western Montana
Mental Health Center
The Montana Actors’ Theatre
The Montana Racial Equity Project
The Nurturing Center
The Traveling School
The University of Montana Western
Foundation
The Vital Ground Foundation
United Way of Beaverhead County
United Way of Yellowstone County
Upper Swan Valley Historical Society, Inc.
Verge Theater
Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation
WaterWorks Art Museum
West Mont
West NW Consulting
Whitefish Community Foundation
Wild Rockies Field Institute
Windhorse Equine Learning
Women’s Opportunity & Resource
Development (WORD)
Women’s Voices for the Earth
Yellowstone Ecological Research Center
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Youth Connections
Youth Homes, Inc.
YWCA Great Falls
YWCA of Missoula
Nebraska
ALS in the Heartland
Asian Community & Cultural Center
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Brush Up Nebraska Paint-A-Thon
CASA for Lancaster County
Community Action of Nebraska
Community Action Partnership of MidNebraska
Community Services Fund of Nebraska
Completely KIDS
Conservation Fusion
Cooper Foundation
Cross Training Center
Dotted i writing services, LLC
Dundee Community Garden
Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home Nebraska
Film Streams, Inc.
Food Bank for the Heartland
Friends of Heron Haven
Girls Inc. of Omaha
Goodwill Industries, Inc. – Omaha
Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha
Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters
Heartland Family Service
Heartland Workers Center
Heartland Workforce Solutions
HETRA
Inclusive Communities
Inclusive Life Center
inCOMMON Community Development
International American Relief Society
Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery
Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska
Kearney Area Community Foundation
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25
League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha
Lincoln Music Teachers Association
Love’s Jazz and Arts Center
March of Dimes Board
Meeting Potential
Metropolitan Community College
Midwestern Swimming
National Collegiate Honors Council
Nebraska Chamber Players
Nebraska Enterprise Fund
Nebraska Families Collaborative
Nebraska Friends of Midwives
Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association
Nebraska Shakespeare
NeighborWorks Lincoln
Nelson Mandela Elementary
No More Empty Pots
Nonprofit Association of the Midlands
Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
Omaha Academy of Ballet
Omaha Home for Boys
Omaha Jitterbugs
Omaha Permaculture
Omaha Sister Cities Association
Omaha Street School
Omaha Theater Company
Opera Omaha
Orchestra Omaha
Papillion-La Vista Community Theatre
Parkinson’s Nebraska
Peoples Health Center
Phelps County Community Foundation, Inc.
PTI Nebraska
Rainwater LLC
Robert M. Merryman Performing Arts Center
Set Me Free Project
Sheltering Tree
Soul Healing Art
Stephen Center
The Arc of Nebraska
The Hope Center-Fremont
The Lincoln Arts Council
The Weitz Family Foundation
The Zone Afterschool Program
TMC
Urban League of Nebraska
Voices for Children in Nebraska
Volunteers of America – Western Nebraska
WhyArts
Youth Emergency Services
Nevada
ACCEPT
Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits
Angel’s Power Ltd.
Burlesque Hall of Fame, Inc.
Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, Inc.
Immunize Nevada
JCC of Southern Nevada
The Gay & Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada
Valor CSR
New Hampshire
Academy of Applied Science
AIDS Response Seacoast
Alan Cantor Consulting LLC
Americans United Upper Valley VT-NH chapter
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Arts Consulting Group
Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire
Bike-Walk Alliance of NH
Birch Corner Associates
Carsey School of Public Policy
Castle Preservation Society
Center for New Beginnings
City Arts Nashua
Community Toolbox, Inc.
Concord Coalition to End Homelessness
Concord Community Music School
Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Agency
Cornerstone VNA
Cross Roads House, Inc.
CVNA
Eastern Lakes Region Housing Coalition
ELRHC
First Church in Jaffrey
Franklin Opera House
Franklin VNA & Hospice
Freedom Historical Society
Friends of Tuckerman Ravine
Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc.
Great Bay Services
Hampstead Stage Company
Holt Elwell Memorial Foundation / Camp
Mowglis
Jeanine & Company
Keene Housing Kids Collaborative
Laconia Historical and Museum Society
Lake Sunapee Protective Association
Lee Bruder Associates
Loon Preservation Committee
Marguerite’s Place, Inc.
Marion Gerrish Community Center
Monadnock Conservancy
Monadnock Humane Society
Monadnock Worksource
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter Inc.
New Beginnings Without Violence and Abuse
New England Pet Partners, Inc.
New Hampshire Art Association
New Hampshire Boat Museum
New Hampshire Humanities
New Hampshire School Administrators
Association
New Hampshire Theatre Project
NH Businesses for Social Responsibility
NH Center for Nonprofits
NH Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform
NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual
Violence
NH Community Loan Fud
NH Preservation Alliance
NHSCOT
Raymond Coalition for Youth, Inc.
SEH Studios
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire
Forests
Southeastern NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Services
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
St. Joseph Community Services, Inc.
The Community Kitchen Inc.
The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens
Touchstone Farm
Trower & Trower, Inc.
Upper Valley Land Trust
Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of
Carroll County
White Birch Center
World Affairs Council of New Hampshire
New Jersey
A. L. Ball CPA
Above The Rim Inc. of Newark
Advance Housing, Inc.
Agraj Seva Kendra
Algonquin Arts Theatre
American Association of Teachers of German
Anathtoh Foundation
Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey
Art House Productions
ArtZwag
Associate Alumnae of Douglass College
Bayshore Family of Companies
BazanED
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County
Camden Area Health Education Center
Capacity Building and Policy Experts
Carolyn Dorfman Dance
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton
Center for Non-Profits
Center for Regenerative Community Solutions
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
Chen Dance Company
Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation
Christ Episcopal Church
Christ the King Preparatory School
Clear, Effective Communications
Community Outreach Services Inc.
Community Planning & Advocacy Council
Concerned Persons for Adoption
COPE
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
CPFANJ
Creative Capacity
Creative Communications
Creative New Jersey
CUMAC
D.G. McDermott Associates, LLC
Delaware Valley Americans United for
Separation of Church and State
Dress for Success Morris County
ʻŌpio Haku Moʻolelo
Edison Greenways Group, Inc.
Educational Arts Team
Fabian Consulting, Inc.
Family and Children’s Services
Family Resource Associates, Inc.
Financial Wellness Institute
First Congregational Church of Montclair
Foster and Adoptive Family Services
FRA
Freedom Center for Wildlife Inc.
Fylstra & Associates, LLC
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
GlassRoots
GreggSmith.com, Inc.
Gubarry Inc.
Heightened Independence & Progress (hip)
Histiocytosis Association
HiTOPS, Inc.
hob’art co-operative gallery
Holiday Express
Home Care Options
HomeFront
Homeless Solutions, Inc.
Hope Community Outreach
Hudson County Housing Resource Center
Hudson River Apiary Society
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
Interfaith Hospitality Network – Essex
Ironbound Community Corporation
JCDTOC, Inc.
Jersey Battered Women’s Service
Jewish Community Relations Council of
Southern New Jersey
Kessler Foundation
Kids Corporation II
Literacy Volunteers of America – Monmouth
County
Love of Jesus Food Pantry
Lumad Journey Healing Ministries, LLC
Magical Healing
Manufactured Home Owners Association of
New Jersey, Inc.
Marcia Smith Fleres LLC
Marie Adelaide Center/ Adelaide’s Place
Maushumi Nerurkar
MGR Counseling, LLC
Mi Casita Day Care Center, Inc.
Monmouth Conservation Foundation
Morris Arts
Morris County Historical Society
Morris Park Alliance
Mosaic Dance Theater Company
Music/Art of NJ, Inc.
My Eternal Family
NAMI Camden County
New Eyes for the Needy
New Jersey Association of Community
Providers
New Jersey Association of Mental Health and
Addiction Agencies, Inc.
New Jersey Association on Correction
New Jersey Community Capital
New Jersey Future
New Jersey Policy Perspective
New Jersey Public Health Association
New Jersey SHARES, Inc.
New Jersey State Museum Foundation
New Jersey Theatre Alliance
New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in
Disaster
New Jersey Youth Development Foundation
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Newark LGBTQ Community Center
NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence
NJ State Association of Jewish Federations
NOFA-NJ
NORWESCAP
Ocean’s Harbor House
oneCommunityConnect
Outpost in the Burbs, Inc.
Paradise Consulting
Partners for Health Foundation
Partners for Women and Justice
Pascale Sykes Foundation, Inc.
Paterson Alliance
Paterson Education Fund
Paterson Task Force for Community Action,
Inc.
Peg Wright
Perth Amboy Artworks, Inc.
Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New
Jersey
Praise Consulting
Prime for Results International
Princeton AlumniCorps
Pro Arts Jersey City
Puerto Rican Unity for Progress
Pushcart Players
Ray Mueller Productions
Rescue Hands United International, Inc.
Resource Education Awareness by Latinos in
Teaneck
Rock Brook School
Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership
Rutgers TEEM Gateway
Sammy’s Hope, Inc.
Scalera Consulting Services
Seashore Family Services of NJ
Society For Preservation of Continued
Homeownership, a NJ Np 501(c)(3)
Society In The Ekos, Inc.
Sojihuggles Children’s Foundation
St. Paul’s Community Development
Corporation
St. Peter’s Haven
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc.
Sustainable West Milford
Tabernacle of Faith Church
Team Management 2000, Inc.
Tewksbury Land Trust
The Affum-Darkwah Mission International
(TADMI) Inc.
The Anxiety & Depression Initiative, Inc.
The Arc Foundation of Somerset County
The Arc of New Jersey
The Atlantic Foundation
The Community YMCA
The Enrichment Center for Women, Children &
Families, Inc.
The Fund for New Jersey
The Growing Stage – The Children’s of New
Jersey
the New School for Music Study
The Women’s Center
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
Triple C Housing, Inc.
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ
United Way of Central Jersey
University-NOW Day Nursery
Victoria Foundation
Vintage Automobile Museum Of NJ
Virtua
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley
WHYSaveALife Foundation
Women Aware, Inc.
Woodlands Wildlife Refuge
New Mexico
Albuquerque Community Foundation
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State – New Mexico
Big Brothers Big Sister Mountain Region
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
CLNkids
Community Dental Services, Inc.
Envision Santa Fe
Girls Inc. of Santa Fe
Global One to One
Global Ties ABQ
Good Shepherd Center
Jean Block Consulting, Inc.
La Resolana Senior Apartments
Many Mothers
Martineztown Mobile Food Pantry
MATCH New Mexico
New Mexico Association of Grantmakers
New Mexico Thrives
Pajarito Environmental Education Center
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico
Sacramento Mountains Senior Services, Inc.
San Juan Medical Foundation
Santa Fe School for Strings
Santa Fe YouthWorks
The New Mexico Water Collaborative
United Way of Central New Mexico
Zia United Methodist Church
New York
4 Real Women International, Inc.
4heads, Inc.
826NYC, Inc.
Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic
Education, Inc.
Adirondack Foundation
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Aging in New York Fund, Inc.
Agricultural Stewardship Association
AIGA
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
American Brass Chamber Music Association
Ancramdale Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Association Inc.
Angels Unaware, Inc.
Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, Inc.
Anti-Defamation League
Art School of Columbia County
Arts on the Lake
Artsmith, Inc.
Asian American Arts Alliance
Association for Vision Rehabilitation and
Employment, Inc.
Association of Art Museum Directors
Association of Research and Enlightenment of
New York, Inc.
Association of Teaching Artists
Astoria Performing Arts Center
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
AutismUp
Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps
Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.
BeaconArts
Beatrix Farrand Garden Association
Big Reuse
Bond Street Theatre
Braata Productions
Bronx Arts Ensemble
Bronx Children’s Museum
Bronxville Women’s Club
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Arts Council
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers
Project
Brooklyn Heights Association
Buddhist Global Relief
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy d.b.a. Albright-Knox
Art Gallery
Calling All Poets
Camp Stella Maris
CancerCare
Capital District Humanist Society
Carroll Gardens Association, Inc.
CASA of Rochester/Monroe County
Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of New York
Cause Effective
Cause Strategy Partners, LLC
Cayuga Museum of History and Art
Cazenovia Recovery Systems, Inc.
Center for Democratic Values
Center for Elder Law & Justice
Center for Family Representation
Center for Health, Media & Policy
Central Adirondack Partnership (CAP-21)
Charles Settlement House
Chenango River Theatre
Cherry Valley Artworks, Inc.
Clemens Center
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
CNY Fair Housing
CodeEd
Community Foundation of Tompkins County
Community Resource Exchange
Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts
Cooperstown Graduate Association (for the
Cooperstown Graduate Program in
Museum Studies)
Council Services Plus
Crime Victims Assistance Center, Inc.
Dance Theatre Etcetera
Danielle House, Inc.
Depot Theatre
Depot Theatre, Westport, NY
Development Counsel
Directions for Our Youth, Inc.
Divine Anointing Touch Ministries
DOROT, Inc.
Dutchess Outreach, Inc.
Elsie K. Powell House
Engineering Conferences International
Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, Inc.
Esopus Foundation Ltd
Essentials First Foundation
Family of Woodstock, Inc.
Feel the Music!
Finger Lakes Independence Center Board of
Directors
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.
First Presbyterian Church
Food Bank of Central New York
Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Ford Foundation
Fordham Street Foundation
Fort Greene Strategic Neighborhood Action
Partnership
Four Way Books
Franciscan Friars-Holy Name Province
Friends of Five Rivers
Friends of the Upper Delaware River
Friends of Tilonia, Inc.
Friends of UNFPA
GHS Philanthropy Management
Global Justice Institute, Metropolitan
Community Churches
GLSEN
GO ART!
God’s Love We Deliver
GOH Productions
Governance Matters, Inc.
Green City Challenge
Green:Inspired:Art
Greenwich House, Inc.
GrowNYC
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh
Habitat for Humanity of NYS
Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and
Cortland Counties
Harmonie Ensemble/New York
Head Start Sponsoring Board Council
HeARTs Speak, Inc.
Her Justice
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen/Church of Holy
Apostles
Homeless Services United
Hope 7 Community Center
Hour Children, Inc.
Howland Chamber Music Circle
Hudson Highlands Land Trust
Human Services Council of New York
Innovative Charitable Initiatives, Inc. (ICI)
Interfaith Council for Action, Inc.
JCC of Binghamton
Jeevan Jyoti Inc. Senior Support Group
Jezebel Productions
jGirls Magazine
Junior League of Long Island
Katonah Museum of Art
Kavelman Group Philanthropic Advisors
Keoni Movement Arts
Kinesis Project dance theatre
Kitchen Theatre Company, Inc.
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
L’Arche Syracuse, Inc.
Lawyers For Children
League of American Orchestras
LeAp
Let’s Get Ready
LifeWay Network
Lifting Lives
Literacy New York, Inc.
LiteracyCNY
Livingston Arts Center
Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation
Local Learning: The National Network for Folk
Arts in Education
Long Island Cat Kitten Solution, Inc.
Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc.
(LICIL)
Long Island Traditions
Madison Square Park Conservancy
MADRE
Maloto
Manhattan Land Trust
Margert Community Corporation
Marketing EDGE
Massachusetts Avenue Project
Marxe School of Public and International
Affairs, Baruch College
Maysles Institute (dba Maysles Documentary
Center)
Mediation Center of Dutchess County
MERCAZ USA
MFY Legal Services, Inc.
Mid-Hudson Association for Persons with
Disabilities Inc.
Migraine Research Foundation
Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts
Mohonk Preserve, Inc.
Museum Association of New York
Music Conservatory of Westchester
National Bottle Museum
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
New Destiny Housing Corporation
New Federal Theatre
New Genesis Productions
New York City Community Chorus
New York Common Pantry
New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON)
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
New York State Council for Community
Behavioral Healthcare
New York State Network for Youth Success
New Yorkers for Parks
Nonprofit & Philanthropic Management
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New
York
North Country Library System
North Country Underground Railroad Historical
Association
Northern Regional Center for Independent
Living
NYARC
NYC Housing Partnership Development Corp.
NYC Outward Bound Schools
One Spirit Learning Alliance
Oneida Improvement Committee, Inc.
OPERA America
Opportunities for Otsego, Inc.
Orange County NY Arts Council
Otsego 2000, Inc.
PathStone Corporation
Peggy Ogden LLC
Performing Arts of Woodstock
Philanthropy New York
Priory of St. Benedict, Inc.
Prison Communities International, Inc.
Pro Bono Partnership
Red Hook Initiative
Red Rooster Group
Relationships and Dyads, Inc.
Rensselaer County Historical Society
Reproductive Health Access Project
ReThink Local
Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum
Robert Strell Real Estate Consulting
Rochester Education Foundation
Rochester NY Chapter Americans United for
Separation of Church and State
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockland County Pride Center
Room for All, Inc.
Roxbury Arts Group
Sabater Foundation
Safe Haven 4 Animals
Saratoga Chamber Players
SC Group
Schenectady Inner City Ministry
Schoharie Mohawk Initiative for Science and
Technology
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Serious Fun After School, Inc.
Service Program for Older People
Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance
SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or
Ovarian Cancer
Southern Hills Preservation Corporation
Springville Center for the Arts
St. Luke’s School
St. Paul’s Center
Starflower Experiences
Step Up
Stetwin Consulting
Stonewall Community Foundation
Strategic Fundraising
Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc.
Support Center for Nonprofit Management,
Inc.
Susan J Ragusa, Consultant
Sweetbriar Nature Center
Sylvan Winds, Inc.
Syracuse Northeast Community Center
Talking Brains Initiative, Inc.
Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Columbia
University
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious
Understanding
Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum
The Bandera Family And Community Alliance,
Inc.
The Catalog for Giving of NYC
The Century Foundation
The Chocolate Factory Theater
The Clark Foundation
The Commonwealth Fund
The Dyson Foundation
The Educational Foundation of America
The Fortune Society
The Giving Circle, Inc.
The Institute for Human Services
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
Community Center
The McCarthy Charities
The New York Community Trust
The Pen and Rush, Inc.
The Picture House Regional Film Center
The Public Theater
The Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the
United States
The Richards Library
The Riding With Us Foundation, Inc.
The Scherman Foundation
The Tyler Clementi Foundation
Theater for the New City
Theaterlab, Inc.
Theatre Development Fund
Theatre of Youth
Tioga County Rural Ministry, Inc.
Tompkins Community Action, Inc.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, Inc.
Transfernation, Inc.
Treehouse Shakers
Trickle Up
Troy Children’s Chorus
Troy Housing Authority
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
True Insights Consulting LLC
Union for Reform Judaism
Union Settlement
United Church Funds
United Church Home Society
United Neighborhood Houses
United Tenants of Albany
United Way of New York City
United Way of the Southern Tier, Inc.
Unity House of Troy
University Consultation Center
Untermyer Performing Arts Council, Inc.
UPAC
Upstate Films Limited
Virtual Eduction Life Skills Mentoring Services,
Inc. (V-ELMS)
Volunteers Improving Neighborhood
Environments, Inc.
Volunteers of America Upstate New York
Washburn Carmichael
West Village Committee
Westbeth Artists Residents Council
Westchester Country Club
Women’s Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan
Counties Foundation, Inc.
Women’s Studio Workshop
Words Without Borders
World Day of Prayer USA
World Music Institute, Inc.
YMCA of Olean
You Are Beautiful People, Inc.
Zegar Family Foundation
North Carolina
Arts Davidson County
Asheville Museum of Science
2-14 Connect
A Better Life Animal Rescue, Inc.
Achievement Academy of Durham
ACRA, Inc.
Ada Jenkins Families and Careers
Development Center
Addiction Recovery Care Association, Inc.
Affordable Housing Management, Inc.
Aids Community Residence Association
Alamance County Arts Council
Albemarle Hospital Foundation
Alexander Children’s Foundation
Alexander Youth Network
American Children’s Home
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State
Americans United for the Separation of Church
and State
Anchor Community Resources
Apex Arts Council, Inc.
Apparo
Arts & Science Council of Charlotte
Mecklenburg
Arts Council of Henderson County
Arts Davidson County
Artspace
Ashe Outreach
Asheville Area Arts Council
Aura Home Women Vets
Autism Services of Mecklenburg County, Inc.
Beach Food Pantry
Beaufort County United Way
Beer Army Foundation
BEST – Brothers Excelling with Self-sufficiency
to Thrive
Bethlehem Center of Charlotte
Big Brothers Big Sister of Greater Charlotte
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central
Piedmont
Black Mountain Parks and Recreation
Foundation
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Blue Ridge Literacy Council
Boomerang Youth, Inc.
Boundless Impact
Bounty & Soul
Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County
Bullington Gardens, Inc.
Burke Charitable Properties Board
Burke County United Way
Burke United Christian Ministries
Cabarrus County Education Foundation
Cabarrus Meals on Wheels
Caldwell Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc.
Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
Cape Fear Literacy Council
Cape Fear Volunteer Center and Big Buddy
Care Ring, Inc.
Carolina Ballet
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Carolina Partners Foundation
Carolina Pregnancy Center
Carolina Raptor Center
Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Carolina Wetlands Association
Carolina Wren Press
Carteret County Historical Society
Catawba County Partnership for Children
Catawba County United Way
CCCS of WNC, Inc. DBA OnTrack Financial
Education & Counseling
Center for Death Penalty Litigation
Center for Prevention Services
Center for Sustainable Change
Chamber Music Raleigh
Chapel Hill Day Care Center
Charlotte Community Health Clinic
Charlotte Community Services Association
Child Care Services Association
Children First/Communities in Schools of
Buncombe County
Children’s Law Center of Central North
Carolina
Children’s Theater Festival
Clean Water for North Carolina
Communities In Schools of Chatham County
Communities in Schools of Wake County
Community Care Clinic of Rowan County
Community Empowerment Fund
Community Free Clinic
Community Home Trust
Community Housing Coalition of Madison
County
Community Music School of Raleigh
Cone Health Foundation
Creative Peacemakers
Culture’s Edge
Cumberland Community Foundation
DC Transitional Services
Democracy North Carolina
Diana Wortham Theatre
Dignify Teachers
Disability Rights North Carolina
Disciples Educating People
Domestic Animal Long Term Care and
Rehabilitation Center
Don & Cathatrine Bryan Cultural Series
Dorcas Ministries
DREAMS of Wilmington
Durham County Community Living Programs,
Inc.
Durham Library Foundation
Eagle International
Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry
East Coast Greenway Alliance
El Centro Hispano, Inc.
Elinvar
Elizabeth City Habitat For Humanity
Emily K Center
ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now
Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center
Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of
Child Abuse of Iredell, Inc. DBA SCAN of
Iredell
Exploring Joara Foundation
F.I.R.E. International Ministries
Families First in Cabarrus County
Family Care Center of Catawba Valley, Inc.
Family Promise of Wake County
Family Services of Davidson County
Family Services, Inc.
Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity
Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra
Feline Urgent Rescue of WNC
Fellowship Hall
First Congregational UCC
FIRST North Carolina
Fletcher Community Chorus
Florence Crittenton Services of NC
Food for Thought
Foundation Center Carolinas
Foundation for the Carolinas
Franklin County Arts Council
Freedom House Behavioral Health
Care/Recovery Center
Friends of State Parks
Friends of the Overmountain Victory Trail
Friendship Trays
Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont
Girls on the Run of the Triangle
Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina
Global Partners for Fathers and Families, LLC
Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center Partners
Inc.
Graham Children’s Health Services
Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry
Green Opportunities
Green River Preserve
Greensboro Housing Coalition
Growing Rural Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County
Habitat for Humanity of Burke County
Habitat for Humanity of Davie County
Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County
Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro
Habitat for Humanity of Harnett County
Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina
Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
Habitat for Humanity Upper Yadkin Valley
Halifax-Northampton Habitat for Humanity
Hands-and-Feet of Asheville
HandsOn Northwest North Carolina
Harnett Health Foundation
Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation
Haywood Animal Welfare Association, Inc.
Haywood County Schools Foundation
Helping Hands Clinic Caldwell
Henderson County Free Medical Clinic d/b/a
The Free Clinics
Henderson County Habitat for Humanity
Henderson County Young Leaders Program
d/b/a Camplify
Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation
High Country Audubon Society
High Country Caregiver Foundation
Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust
Homeward Bound of WNC
Interfaith Assistance Ministry
International Agape Mission
International Focus, Inc.
International House
Isuccess Academies, Inc.
Jackson County Arts Council
James C. Harper School of Performing Arts
Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte
Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc.
John C. Campbell Folk School
Jumbo Arts International
Junior League of Charlotte
KidSenses, Inc.
King Outreach Ministry
Kiwanis Club of Black Mountain Swannanoa
Foundation
Latin American Coalition
League of Women Voters of AshevilleBuncombe
County
Learning Illumination Center
Levine Museum of the New South
LGBT Center of Raleigh
Literacy Council of Buncombe County
Literacy Council of Union County
Loaves & Fishes, Inc.
Loaves and Fishes Ministry
Long Branch Environmental Education Center
Loving Food Resources
Mainspring Conservation Trust, Inc.
MANNA Food Bank
Marion Business Association
Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center
Matthews Free Medical Clinic
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
McDowell County Health Coalition
McDowell Mission Ministries, Inc.
MCNC
Meals on Wheels Durham
Mental Health Association in Greensboro, Inc.
Metrolina Association for the Blind, Inc.
Mig Murphy Sistrom, CPA, PC
Military Missions In Action
Mission 39
Mitchell County Historic Courthouse
Foundation
Mitchell County SafePlace, Inc.
Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity
Mosaic Development Group, Inc.
MountainTrue
Music for a Great Space
N.C. Association of Feeding America Food
Banks
NARAL Pro-Choice NC Foundation
National Balloon Rally Charities
NC Child
NC Composting Council
NC Conservation Network
NC Housing Coalition
NC Justice Center
NC Oregon Ducks Youth sports
NCNG Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund
New Hope Road Alliance
North American Bramble Growers Research
Foundation
North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition
North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
North Carolina Council of Churches
North Carolina Friends of State Parks
North Carolina Holocaust Foundation
North Carolina Master Chorale
North Carolina Railway Museum, Inc.
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
North Carolina Writers’ Network
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
North Mecklenburg Child Development Assoc.
Northwestern Housing Enterprises, Inc.
Old Bridge Preservation Society
Orange County Rural Alliance
Orange Durham Americans United
Organic Growers School
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity
Outer Banks Sporting Events
Partners for Cats
Partners for Youth Opportunity
Partners, Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center
Partnership for Children Guilford County
Pastor’s Pantry (Targeting Senior Hunger)
Pathfinder Community School
Patricia’s Angels
Patriot Military Family Foundation
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
Pender Alliance for Teen Health (PATH)
Perihelion Theater Company
Philharmonic Association, Inc.
Piano vs. Poverty
Pitt County Council on Aging
Playing to Live!
PlayMakers Repertory Company
PORCH, or People Offering Relief for Chapel
Hill-Carrboro Homes
Present Age Ministries
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Prevent Child Abuse Rowan
PrimaDonna, Inc.
Purpose Of God Annex Outreach Center
RAIN
Raleigh Immigrant Community, Inc.
Raleigh North Christian Center
Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society
Community Dental Health Program, Inc.
(d/b/a: Wake Smiles)
Read and Feed
ReDirections of Rockingham County
Region A Partnership for Children
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Ricky’s Hope Incorporated
Rockingham County Tennis Association
Romeo’s Rescue
Rones Chapel Area Community Center
Rowan County Literacy Council, Inc.
Rural Education Partners of Mitchell County
(NC)
Rural Health Group, Inc.
Rutherford Housing Partnership
Rutherford Life Services
Ruth’s House
Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society, Inc.
Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT)
Saluda Living in Place
Saluda Senior Center
Samara’s Village
Sandhills Area Land Trust
Second Family Foundation
Senior Services, Inc.
Serene Ambitions
Shepherd’s Care Medical Clinic
SHIFT NC
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America,
Inc.
Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation
Smart Start of Burke County
Smart Start Transylvania County
SocialWork Staffing
Sound Rivers
South Orange Rescue Squad
Southeast Recycling Development Council
Southern Documentary Fund
Special Olympics North Carolina
Stan Neighborhood Youth Center
Step Up Family Fitness Center, Inc.
Student Environmental Education Coalition
Student U
Synergy of Hope
Telamon Corporation
The Adaptables, Inc.
The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough
The Arc of Greensboro, Inc.
The Arc of the Triangle, Inc.
The Arc of Union/Cabarrus
The Botanical Gardens at Asheville
The Carolina Philharmonic
The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, NC
The Catawba Lands Conservancy
The Community Foundation of Western North
Carolina
The Council on Aging of Buncombe County
The Fund for Mitchell County
The Kadampa Center
The Kyla Alliance
The Lanier Library Association
The Mattamuskeet Foundation, Inc.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center
The Outer Banks Hotline, Inc.
The Rape, Child and Family Abuse Crisis
Council of Salisbury-Rowan, Inc.
The Refining Life, Inc.
The Winston-Salem Foundation
Theatre Charlotte
Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry
Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.
Triad Restorative Justice
Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited
Tryon Arts and Crafts School
Tryon Fine Arts Center
Twin Rivers YMCA
Union County (NC) Education Foundation
Union-Anson County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake
County
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
United Way of Burke County
United Way of Cumberland County
United Way of Forsyth County
United Way of Henderson County
United Way of Lee County
United Way of North Carolina
United Way of Vance County
University of Mount Olive
Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity
Urban Ministries of Wake County
Valle Crucis Community Park
Vet Farmacy
Vets-Help, Inc.
Village Hands Foundation
Vision Resource Center
Vital
Volunteers for Youth
Wade Edwards Foundation (WELL)
Wake County SmartStart
Wake Enterprises, Inc.
Warwick Valley Community Center
We are the Triangle Traditional Music and
Dance Retirement Society
Weatherspoon Art Museum
Western Wake Crisis Ministry
Wildflower Cottage for Children
Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc.
Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity
Wilson Family YMCA
Winer Family Foundation
WinGS, Inc. Workers in God’s Service
WNC Chapter of Americans United for
Separation of Church and State
WNC Communities
Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro, Inc.
Women’s Resource Center, Inc.
Work Family Resource Center
Woven Earth
Wrightsville Beach Museum
YMCA of Western North Carolina
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the
Triangle
YWCA Asheville
North Dakota
Anne Carlsen Center
Bishop Ryan Catholic School Foundation
Centre, Inc.
Charles Hall Youth Services
Community Action Partnership of ND
Community Violence Intervention Center
Development Homes, Inc.
Eastern Dakota Housing Alliance
Gateway to Science
Global Friends Coalition
Great Plains Food Bank
Minot Area Community Foundation
Minot Area Homeless Coalition
Missouri Valley Historical Society, Buckstop
Junction
New American Consortium for Wellness and
Empowerment
North Dakota Association of Nonprofit
Organizations
North Dakota Community Foundation
North Dakota Women’s Network
Northern Plains Dance
Northlands Rescue Mission
Prairie Learning Center Foundation
Red Door Art Gallery and Museum
Souris Valley United Way
Strengthen ND
The Consensus Council, Inc.
The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation
Three Rivers Arts Council
Tri-County Industries, Inc.
United Way of Dickinson, Inc.
United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks
& Area
Ohio
Action for Children
Affecting Community Transformation dba
Oasis House
Aikey Foundation, Inc.
Akron Community Foundation
Arthur Morgan Institute for Community
Solutions
Bethany House Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke
County
Business for Peace Community Development
Foundation (B4P CODEFOUND)
Circle of Peace International
City Year Columbus
Cleveland Zoological Society
Cogswell Hall, Inc.
Columbus School for Girls
Community Foundation of Lorain County
Community Kitchen
Corporation for Findlay Market
Corporation for Ohio Appalachian
Development
Dayton Foundation
Disability Foundation, Inc.
Dobama Theatre
Dublin Arts Council
E&L Company
Early Childhood Resource Center
Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati
Edheads
Far West Center
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center
Franciscan Earth Literacy Center
Friends of the Cultural Arts Center
Glacity Theatre Collective
Goodwill Columbus
Green Hills Community
Habitat for Humanity, Mid-Ohio
Hannah’s Treasure Chest
Harmony Project
Havar, Inc.
Homeport
House of New Hope
Housing Research & Advocacy Center
Humility of Mary Housing
Jarvis Gibson Foundation
Kendal at Granville
Lake Erie Swimming
LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
LifeSpan
Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc.
Morino Ventures, LLC
Multifaith Campus Alliance of the Miami Valley
Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater
Cleveland
Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra
Non Profit Evolution
Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies
Ohio Association of Foodbanks
Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations –
OANO
Ohio CDC Association
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Ohio Environmental Council
Ohio League For Nursing
Ohio Valley Recovery Incorporated
Perry County Soccer League
Philanthropy Ohio
Preferred Properties, Inc.
Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate
Seeds of Hope
Sisters of St. Francis
Specialized Alternatives for Families and
Youth
St. Francis Spirituality Center
Stonewall Columbus
The Central Ohio Symphony
The Community Foundation for Crawford
County
The Dakota Center
The Gathering Place
The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio
The Sindisa Fund
The UpTown Association, Inc.
Toledo Ballet
Toledo Community Foundation
United Disability Services
United Way of Gallia County
United Way of Greater Cleveland
United Way of Medina County
United Way of Summit County
United Way of Williams County
Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio
VSA Ohio
Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts
WomenSafe
YWCA Alliance
YWCA Dayton
YWCA Greater Cincinnati
YWCA of Hamilton, OH
YWCA Warren
Oklahoma
108|Contemporary
4RKids
A Chance to Change
Abba’s Family
Ada Arts and Heritage Trust Authority
Ada Homeless Services
Aim High Academy
Among Friends Activity Center
Anna’s House Foundation
Ardmore Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Areawide Aging Agency, Inc.
Arnall Family Foundation
Avedis Foundation
Best Friends of Pets
Bethesda
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Board of Directors of KIPR
Boys & Girls Club of Durant
Bridges of Norman
Brighter Outlook
Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
Buffalograss Arts Institute
Camp Fire Green Country
CAP Tulsa
Cargo Ranch
CASA of Cherokee Country
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of
Oklahoma City
Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc.
Children’s Hospital Foundation
Christians Concerned and Duncan Area
Literacy Council
Cities In Schools, Inc.
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Community Health Foundation of Ponca City
Creative Supports Ranch
Crossroads Clubhouse
Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation
Crosstown Learning Center, Inc.
Daily Living Centers of Oklahoma
Easter Seals Oklahoma
Edmond Historical Society & Museum
Edmond Mobile Meals
Educational Alternatives
Executive Service Corps of Central Oklahoma
Family Builders, Inc.
Family Safety Center Tulsa
Five Civilized Tribes Museum
Food and Shelter
Gatesway Foundation, Inc.
Gateway to Prevention & Recovery
Girls on the Run of Central Oklahoma
Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma
Goodwill Industries of Tulsa
Great Plains Region of AMBUCS
Har-Ber Village on Grand Lake O’ The
Cherokees
Health Alliance for the Uninsured
Heartline Inc.
Hearts for Hearing
Hope Chest OKC
HSI Sensing
Impact
Impact Oklahoma
INCA Community Services, Inc.
Independent Transportation Network of
Central Oklahoma
ITN Central Oklahoma
Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum
Jim Riley Outreach
Junior League of Norman
JustHope
Kay Ray CPA
Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Muscular
Foundation, Inc.
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra
Leap O’ Faith Therapeutic Riding Center
Legacy International
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
Lighthouse Properties LLC
Limbs for Life Foundation
Little Light House
Lowe Family Young Scholars Program
Luna Sol Consulting
Lyric Theater of Oklahoma
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
Marlow Samaritans
McLaughlin Family Foundation
Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa
Medical Equipment Assistance Program Inc.
Mental Health Association Oklahoma
MetaFund
Metropolitan
Misfits, Mutts and Meows
Moore Youth and Family Services
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
NBC Oklahoma
Neighborhood Alliance
New Hope Oklahoma, Inc.
NewView Oklahoma
Non-Profit Health Organization
NorthCare
nthGiftllc
OASIS Adult Day Services
OK Mozart, Inc.
OKC Dream Center
OKC Metro Alliance, Inc.
OKC Police Athletic League
Oklahoma Association of Conservation
Districts
Oklahoma Blood Institute
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
Oklahoma City Beautiful
Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre
Oklahoma City University Graduate Program in
Nonprofit Leadership
Oklahoma City Zoo
Oklahoma Guardian Ad Litem Institute
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
Oklahoma Heart Gallery
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
Oklahoma Museums Association
Oklahoma Performing Arts, Inc.
Oklahoma Policy Institute
Oklahoma Railway Museum
Oklahoma Religious Coalition for Reproductive
Choice
Oklahoma Women’s Coalition
Oklahoma Zoological Society
Oklahomans for the Arts
Okmulgee County Homeless Shelter
Operation Aware of Oklahoma
Operation C.A.R.E Ministries
Opportunities Industrialization Center of
Oklahoma County (OIC)
Opry Heritage Foundation of OK
Osage County Historical Society/Museum
Other Options, Inc.
PAGES OKC
Panhandle Services for Children, Inc.
Parents Helping Parents
Paseo Arts Association
Pathways Adult Learning Center
Payne Education Center
Peaceful Family Solutions
Philbrook Museum of Art
Phillips Theological Seminary
Pollard Theatre Company
Ponca City Arts and Humanities
Pontotoc Animal Welfare Society
Positive Tomorrows
Poteau Valley Humane Society
Potts Family Foundation
Pride In McAlester
Project Hope Worldwide
Promoting Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
Purple Ink
RAIN Oklahoma
Rebuilding Together OKC
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
ReMerge
Resonator
Restore Hope Ministries
Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Tulsa,
Inc.
Route 66 Alliance
RSVP of Central Oklahoma
RSVP Tulsa, Inc.
Sand Springs Community Services
Sand Springs Education Foundation
Second Chance And Reentry Services
Senior Citizens of Shawnee, Inc.
Sharpshooter Communications, LLC
Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council
SixTwelve
Skyline Urban Ministry
Smart Growth Tulsa
Smart Start Central Oklahoma
Special Care
Special Olympics Oklahoma
Stillwater CARES
Surayya Anne Foundation OKC
TARC
Teen Recovery Solutions
The Anna’s House Foundation
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County
The Children’s Hospital VOLUNTEERS, Inc.
The First Tee of Tulsa
The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public
Schools
The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal
Disorders
The Homeless Alliance
The How-To Palace
The Islamic Council of Oklahoma
The Little Light House, Inc.
The Oklahoma Academy for State Goals
The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
The Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care
The Pencil Box
The Propel Foundation Incorporated
The Recovery Center
Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue
To By For Kids Foundation
Tri-City Youth & Family Center, Inc.
TSHA – Total Source for Hearing-loss and
Access
Tulsa Area United Way
Tulsa Botanic Garden
Tulsa Camerata
Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Tulsa Fire Museum Inc.
Tulsa Girls Art School
Tulsa Modern Movement
Tulsa Opera, Inc.
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
United Way of Central Oklahoma
United Way of Oklahoma
Up With Trees
Upward Transitions, Inc.
Volunteers of America Oklahoma, Inc.
Wagoner Literacy Group
Warriors for Freedom Foundation
Westview Boys’ Home
Wheatheart Nutrition Project Inc.
Wings A Special Needs Community
Women Lead Oklahoma
Woodward Arts & Theatre Council, Inc.
World Neighbors, Inc.
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of
Oklahoma City, Inc.
Youth At Heart
Youth Services for Oklahoma County, Inc.
Youth Services of Tulsa
YWCA Enid
YWCA Oklahoma City
Zealot Branding
Oregon
Alano Club of Portland
Alisa Blum & Associates
Anne E. Denecke, PC
Birthingway College of Midwifery
Breast Friends, Oregon
CASA of Oregon
Cascades Raptor Center
Cat Adoption Team
Chinquapin Center for the Arts
Coalition Advocating for Animals
Coastal Celtic Society
Cogeo
College Dreams
Columbia Pacific Food Bank
Community Housing Fund
Cornerstone Community Housing
Cottage Theatre
Creswell at Home Inc.
Delgani String Quartet
Donate Life Northwest
Eastco Diversified Services, Inc.
ECA
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
F.I.N.F.I.D. International Foundation
Facilitation & Process, LLC
Four Rivers Health Care
Friendly House
Friends Of South Slough
Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife
Refuge
Friends of the West Slope Library
Fritz Consulting
Give Voice
Go To Help, LLC
Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest
Washington
Grants Pass Museum of Art
Grounded Solutions Network
Health Care for All-Oregon
Heart of Oregon Corps
In This Together
Itching to Help! LLC
Jayne Cravens, Consultant
La Pine Community Kitchen
Lake County Resources Initiative
Laudato si’ USA
Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School
Main Street Mosier
MCTF
Meals on Wheels People
Meyer Memorial Trust
Molalla Warming Center
Mosaic Consulting
Mother Teresa Home dba Magdalene Home
Mylen Shenker, CPA
National Indian Child Welfare Association
Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Northwest College of the Liberal Arts
Northwest Pilot Project, Inc
ONABEN
Oregon Food Bank
OregonASK
ORI Community and Evaluation Services
People for Parks Oregon
Phoenix Finance
Phoenix Rising Transitions
Raziah Roushan, Inc.
Renewable Northwest
Returning Veterans Project
Rogue Valley Chorale Association
Rogue Valley Youth Choruses
ROSE Community Development
Shangri La Corporation
Silverton Together, Inc.
Society for Syncopated Drumming
Sojourner Education Foundation
Southern Oregon Child and Family Council
SPOON
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Tanker 61 Memorial
The Ford Family Foundation
The Learning Commons
The Museum At Warm Springs
THSC
Tom McCall Legacy Project
Transition Projects
United Way of Columbia County
Vernonia Hands on Art Center
Wellsprings Friends School
Western Arts Alliance
Willamette Resources and Educational
Network
Yamhill CDC dba Community Home
Yamhill Community Action Partnership Food
Bank
Pennsylvania
A Woman’s Concern
ACLAMO Family Centers
Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania
AFP-Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Allegheny County Library Association
American Insight
Army Heritage Center Foundation
Auberle
Aurora Philanthropic Consulting, LLC
Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope
Berks County Community Foundation
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks
Butler YWCA
Camp Koala
Center for Literacy, World Affairs Council
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Christian Youth Fellowship, Inc.
Colcom Foundation
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Dementia Society, Inc.
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
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Donald and Sylvia Robinson Family
Foundation
Don’t Stop Dreamin’
Elayne Howard & Associates.com
Energize, Inc.
Family Promise of Lyco County
Family Service Association of Northeastern
Pennsylvania
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Fishes & Loaves Cooperative Ministries
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Corporation
Free Library of Philadelphia
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School of Music
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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
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PA
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg
Area
Harbor Compliance
Historic Sugartown, Inc.
Impact100 Philadelphia
InfoRich Group, Inc.
Inglis
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Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA
Junior League of the Lehigh Valley
KenCrest
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Lycoming County Health Improvement
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Musicopia
National Association of Watch and Clock
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Leadership Council
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1000 Feathers, LLC
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Counties
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Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc.
Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network
South Dakota
Nis’to Incorporated
Volunteers of America, Dakotas
Tennessee
Appalachia Habitat for Humanity
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Bradley County
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Douglas Himes Associates LLC
Family Cornerstones, Inc.
Family Resource Agency, Inc.
Gibson County Habitat for Humanity
Greene County Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
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Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee
Habitat of Humanity of Greater Nashville
Hickory Creek Child Center, Inc.
Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity
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Knoxville Habitat for Humanity
Loudon County Habitat for Humanity
Manna House
Monroe County Habitat for Humanity
Nashville Chapter Americans United for
Separation of Church and State
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Obion County Habitat for Humanity
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Shannon Mae Bangham Dixon, Consultant
Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
The Academy for Spiritual Formation
The Nashville Food Project
ToolLife, Inc.
United Way of Greater Kingsport
Uzazi Village
YWCA Bristol
Texas
AACT
Abbe & Associates: Fundraising and Nonprofit
Consultants
Abell Photography
Abila
All Blind Children of Texas
Alley Theatre
Amarillo Habitat for Humanity
American Heart Association
Americans United for Separation of Church &
State – San Antonio, TX Chapter
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State – Houston chapter
Appamada
Arts Council of Midland
Associated Plumbing-Heating-Cooling
Contractors of Texas, Inc.
Austin Habitat for Humanity
Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.
BEST of Texas Robotics
Big Medium
Brazos Bend Guardianship Services
Caritas of Austin
Chavisjah Supportive Services
Children Helpers Foundations
Christian Women’s Job Corps of El Paso
Community Integrated Employment
Congregation Agudas Achim
Cultivating Leaders Achieving Scholastic
Success
Dallas Parks Foundation
El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission
Equity for Women in the Church, Inc.
For the Children, Inc., d/b/a Arts &
Entertainment 4 DFW Youths
Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity
Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity
Fort Worth Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Foundation Communities
Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Granny’s Place Ministries
GrantBook
Guardian Angels for Solder’s Pet
Habitat for Humanity Denton County
Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland
Habitat for Humanity of San Angelo
Habitat for Humanity of Smith County
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County,
Texas, Inc.
Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas
House of Hope, Inc.
Houston Children Give Back
Houston Habitat for Humanity
IT’S TIME TEXAS
Join Us For Justice, the El Paso Chapter of
Americans United
Journal of the History of Ideas, Inc.
Latinitas
Launch Pad Job Club
LevelUp Institute
Lions Club International
Live Theatre League of Tarrant County
Longview Habitat for Humanity Inc
Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc.
Midland Habitat for Humanity
Mission Granbury Inc.
North Collin County Habitat for Humanity
Oralia Lichtenberger
Pasadena Habitat for Humanity
Peace of Christ Church
RBWI
REACH
Resource Center
San Antonio Lighthouse For The Blind
Sewa International
Sexual Assault Resource Center
Social Velocity
South Main Baptist Church, Houston
South Texas Literacy Coalition
Standish Foundation for Child & Family
Centered Healthcare
State of Texas Alliance for Recycling
Swan Songs
Taps ‘n Tunes Productions Inc.
Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Texas Baptists Committed
Texas One Voice dba One Voice Texas
Texoma Health Foundation
The Arc of Fort Bend County
The Baby Stewart Foundation
The Fallen Linemen Organization
Thousands Watching
Trinity Center
United Way of Greater Baytown Area &
Chambers County
United Way of Greater Houston
United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County
Vision Weavers Consulting, LLC
Vistage Group 3627
Volunteers of America Texas
Waco Habitat for Humanity
Young Women’s Christian Association of San
Antonio, TX
YWCA of Lubbock
Utah
3 Squares, Inc
Ability Found
AFP-Utah Chapter
Aikido Mountain West
Allies with Families
Alta Arts Council
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society dba Memory
Matters Utah
Amazing Earthfest
American West Symphony and Chorus
APORTA
Arctic Cares
Art Access
Arts to Zion/ Southern Utah
ASSIST, Inc.
Association for Utah Community Health
Association of Nature Center Administrators
Bad Dog Arts
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
Bike Utah
Build2Heal
Camp Hobe’ Inc.
Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center
Casino Star Theatre Foundation
Catholic Community Services of Utah
CCNS
Center for Awakening/One World Humanity
Chamber Orchestra Ogden
CHOICE Humanitarian
Christian Center of Park City
Collegiate Bridges
Color Country Animal Welfare
Color Country Community Radio
Columbus Community Center
Community Action Services and Food Bank
Community Development Corp. of Utah
Community Education Partnership of West
Valley City, Inc.
Comunidades Unidas
Conscious Community Collective
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Daughters of Utah Pioneers McQuarrie
Memorial Museum
Davis Arts Council
Davis Performing Arts Association
DOVE Center
DSU Sears Art Museum
Dual Immersion Academy
Erink Kimball Memorial Foundation
Family Counseling Service of Northern Utah
Family Support & Treatment Center
Family Support Center
Fifth Press
Flaks PR
Footsteps for Fertility Foundation
Friends for Sight
Friends of Alta
Friends of Festival Country K-9s
Friends of the Moab Folk Festival
Golden Rule Project
Good Company Theatre
Granary Art Center
Grand Staircase Escalante Partners
Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch
County
Habitat for Humanity of Utah County
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis
Counties
Halo
HawkWatch International
Heart & Soul
Heart Walk Foundation
Holladay Arts Council
Holy Cross Ministries
Hooper Utah Team of Days for Girls
International
I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community
Center
Intermountain Donor Services
Intermountain Public Health Consulting, LLC
Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment
Center
Intermountain Therapy Animals
Junior League of Salt Lake City
Kids On The Move
KPCW
Latino Behavioral Health Services
Life Rehabilitation International, Inc.
Lincoln Elementary School Community
Learning Center
Listeners Community Radio of Utah / 90.9 FM
KRCL Radio
Mentors International
Moab Music Festival
Modern West Fine Art/ Sam and Diane
Stewart Family Foundation
Mountain Arts and Music
Mountain West Ballet
Music Theatre West
National Association of Health Data
Organizations
National Tongan American Society
Neighborhood House Association
Neighborhood Housing Solutions
New Hope Crisis Center of Box Elder County
Nonprofit Legal Services of Utah
NOVA Chamber Music Series
P3 Utah
Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources
Pam Anderson Insurance Agency
Park City Film Series
Park City Soccer Club
Pathway Associates
Peace House, Inc.
People Helping People
Philanthopry Matters
Phillips Gallery
Pilar Pobil Legacy Foundation
Polizzi Foundation
Preservation Utah
Project Read
Pushing Ahead
Rape Recovery Center
Recycle Utah
Repertory Dance Theatre
Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway
Foundation
Rising Raptors After-school program
Roads to Independence
Rural Housing Development Corporation DBA
Self-Help Homes
Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services
Salt Lake Film Society
Sandbox Theatre Company
Senior Charity Care Foundation
Seven Canyons Trust
Shangó Music and Dance, dba Samba Fogo
Share, Inc.
Smith’s Food & Drug
SoJo Choral Arts
South Valley Services
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson
Farm
Sumi Nungwa
Summit Community Counseling
Tanner Dance Program
Team Utah Snowboarding
Thanksgiving Point
The Bboy Federation
The Christmas Box International
The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for
Emerging Artists
The Giving Principles
The Grand Theatre
The Green Urban Lunch Box
The Human Rights Education Center of Utah
The INN Between
The King’s English Bookshop
The Learning Center for Families
The Leonardo
The Performer Studio
The SADS Foundation
The Sharing Place
Third Sun Productions, Inc.
Torrey House Press
Tracy Aviary
TreeUtah
United Way of Northern Utah
United Way of Salt Lake
Utah Afterschool Network
Utah Association for the Education of Young
Children (UAEYC)
Utah Association of Health Underwriters
Utah Avalanche Center
Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Utah Film Center
Utah Health Policy Project
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Utah Museums Association
Utah Nonprofits Association
Utah Partners for Health
Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts
Utah Public Health Association
Utah Support Advocates for Recovery
Awareness (USARA)
Utahns Against Hunger
VITA
Volunteers of America, Utah
Wabi Sabi
Wasatch Adaptive Sports
Wasatch Community Gardens
Weber Human Services Foundation
Weber Pathways
West View Media
YCC Family Crisis Center
Youthlinc
YWCA Utah
Vermont
Central Vermont Humane Society
Common Good Vermont
Meeting Waters YMCA
Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation
The Gibney Family Foundation
Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually
Impaired
West River Consulting
YWCA Vermont
Virginia
Amara Legal Center
American Alliance of Museums
ANA
Art League, commission for the arts
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation
Blue Ridge Independent Living Center
Bolinger Advisors, LLC
Capital Caring
Catholic Charities USA
Center for Health Environment and Justice
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
CH Brownstein
Child Care Aware of Virginia
Children’s Assistive Technology Service
Colón & Associates, LLC
Commonwealth Baptist Church
Council on Foundations
DePaul Community Resources
Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity
FeedMore, Inc.
Friends of the Rappahannock
Geek@Heart
Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic
Goodwin House Foundation
GuideStar
Hope Resources Incorporated
MajorGiving.com
Morrison Nonprofit Transitions
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Hartford Center of Gerontological
Nursing Excellence
National Philharmonic
PATH Foundation
Peace Operations Training Institute
Rainmakers LLC
Rappahannock United Way
River Road Church, Baptist
Sabu International School Foundation
STEM for Her
Taking Action for Special Kids
The Advancement Foundation
The Art League
Traveling Players Ensemble
United Way of Montgomery, Radford & Floyd
United Way Worldwide
Vietnamese Resettlement Association
Virginia Chapter – Americans United for
Separation of Church and State
Volunteers of America
Washington County Va. Habitat for Humanity
Williamsburg Community Foundation
YWCA of Central Virginia
YWCA South Hampton Roads
Washington
501 Commons
Account for Your Health
ACS – Washington
Advancement Consulting
AMIGAS DE CORAZON
Backbone Campaign
Bainbridge Chorale
Birch Consulting
Blue Mountain Humane Society
Brigid Collins Family Support Center
Bullitt Foundation
Campion Foundation
Cedarmere Foundation
Center for Justice
Child Care Aware of WA
CIS
Clallam Mosaic
COMIA Foundation
Danza Classica Ballet Foundation
Faith Action Network
Flight Club Foundation
Forest and Sequoia Foundations
Foundation for Healthy Generations
Freedom Project
FUND MOMENTUM, LLC
Furry Friends
Grace Baptist Church
Granite Falls Community Coalition Food Bank
Greater Gig Harbor Foundation
Habitat for Humanity – Colville Valley Partners
Habitat for Humanity of Washington St
Habitat for Humanity-Spokane
Health and Hope Medical Outreach
Healthy Youth Alliance
Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care
HomeFront Therapies
Homes First
Homeward Pet Adoption Center
HopeWorks Social Enterprises
Inland Northwest Nonprofit Consulting
Intermountain Impact Investments
International Community Health Services
Job Carr Cabin Museum
Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood WA
Key Peninsula Community Services
Kirkpatrick Family Foundation
Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity
KMRE Community Radio
Knitting Humanity Together
Kulshan Community Land Trust
Laura Pierce Consulting
League of Women Voters of Washington
Leahy Consulting
Legal Voice
Lewis County Literacy Council
Master Gardener Foundation of Benton
Franklin County
Meade B Thayer LLC
Mount Vernon Downtown Association
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Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
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Nonprofit Performance Partners, LLC
North Cascades Conservation Council
Northwest Children’s Fund
NPO
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One Equal Heart Foundation
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Orting Food Bank
Our Literacy Council of Lewis County
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Pride Foundation
Psychotherapy Cooperative
Race to Remember
Rebuilding Together South Sound
Sahsen Foundation
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Schools for Salone
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Shelter Bay Chorus
Sherwood Trust
Skagit Community Foundation
Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
Skagit Habitat for Humanity
Sno-Valley Senior Center
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Sound Generations
Southwest Spokane County Historical Society
Southwest Youth and Family Services
Spokane Area Jewish Family Services
Spokane Sports Commission
Support Services for the Developmentally
Disabled
Temple Beth Am
Terrain Programs
The Boiler Room
The Museum of Flight
The Mustard Seed Project of Key Peninsula
The Olympic Beacon Group
The Peg and Rick Young Foundation
The Russell Family Foundation
The Successful Transition and Reentry (STAR)
Project
Treehouse
Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services
USA Softball of Washington State
Valley Community Center
Vision for Independence Center
Waitsburg Historical Society
Walla Walla YWCA
Washington Apple Education Foundation
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Washington Physicians for Social
Responsibility
Washington State Nurses Foundation
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Whatcom Community Foundation
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YWCA Clark County
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West Virginia
ArtsBank, Inc.
ArtsLink, Inc.
Augusta Levy Learning Center
Aurora Lights
Beckley Area Foundation, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State
CAMC Foundation
Catholic Charities West Virginia
Charles Town Now
Collective Impact, LLC
Community Networks, Inc.
Dana & Ethel Ervin Scholarship Fund
Facing Hunger Food Bank
Family Refuge Center, Lewisburg, WV
Friends of the Cheat, Inc.
Fuller Center for Housing of Beckley, Inc.
Future of Nursing West Virginia
Greenbrier County Committee on Aging
Greenbrier Valley Theatre
HomeOwnership Center, Inc.
Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity
In Touch and Concerned, Inc.
Jackson County Developmental Center
Junior League of Wheeling
Just For Kids Child Advocacy Center
King’s Daughters Child Care Center
Member KVVP
Midwives Alliance of WV
Mission West Virginia, Inc.
MiTec
Mountain Hospice, Inc.
New River Gorge Learning Co-op
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Ohio Valley Recovery, Inc.
Piney Creek Watershed Association
Potomac Highlands Fuller Center
Preston Community Arts Center
Preston County Parks and Recreation
Commission
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Spark! Imagination and Science Center
St. Agnes Catholic Church, Social Concerns
Committee
St. Johns/St.Vincent’s Home, Inc.
Stone Strategies
TEAM for West Virginia Children, Inc.
The Grant Advantage
Trillium Perfforming Arts Collective
United Way of the River Cities
Unity Center Wheeling WV
Wellspring of Greenbrier, Inc.
West Allis Players Community Theater
West Virginia Nonprofit Association
West Virginia Statewide Independent Living
Council
WV FREE
WV Professional Dance Company
Wisconsin
Advocates of Ozaukee
ArtWorks for Milwaukee
Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support
AVK Education Inc.
Brookhill Institute of Mathematics
Burleigh Street Community Development, Inc.
Center for Media and Democracy
Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd.
Chippewa Area Mentor Program
Chippewa Valley Museum
Chippewa Valley Transit Alliance
CommonGround Ministry, Inc.
Comunidad
COPE Services
Covey
Cudahy-St. Francis Interfaith
Diefenbach Communications Strategies
Diverse and Resilient
Dominican Center
Door County Land Trust
Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin
Ebenezer Child Care Centers, Inc.
ERAs Senior Network, Inc.
Ex Fabula
Feeding Wisconsin
Fortunate Futures
Forward Community Investments
Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.
Hearthstone Historic House Museum
Howe Community Resource Center
Hunger Task Force
IN Progress Consulting LLC
IndependenceFirst
J B Plumping
La Causa, Inc.
Madison Area Bus Advocates
Madison Community Foundation
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth, Inc.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Milwaukee Public Theatre
Moose International
Muskego Senior Taxi
Nativity Jesuit Academy
Natural Heritage Land Trust, Inc.
Neighborhood House of Milwaukee
NeighborWorks Blackhawk Region
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
North Country Independent Living
Optimist Theatre
Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc.
Penfield Children’s Center
Project Concern
Project Concern of Cudahy-St. Francis
Racine Community Foundation
Rare & Undiagnosed Network
Rhe Rainbow Project, Inc. Child & Family
Counseling and Trauma Resource Clinic
River Falls Community Food Pantry
Royal Academy of Dance
Savage Support Corp
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern
Wisconsin
Skylight Music Theatre
Spectrum Nonprofit Services
Spotted Eagle, Inc.
Stepping Stones of Dunn County
The Addiction Resource Council, Inc.
The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection
Tikkun Ha-Ir
Urban Affairs Association
Urban Economic Development Association of
Wisconsin (UEDA)
Veterans Employment Alliance, Inc.
VLCF
Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County
WasteCap Resource Solutions
Waukesha Civic Theatre
Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition
Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living
Centers, Inc.
Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually
Impaired
Wisconsin EMS Association
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Wisconsin Nonprofits Association
Wisconsin Partnership for Housing
Development
Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation
Wisconsin Transit Riders Alliance
YWCA – Greater Green Bay
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
Wyoming
ALIGN
Black Dog Animal Rescue, Inc.
Brain Injury Alliance of Wyoming
CASA of Laramie County, WY
Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions
Charles E Piersall Chapter Izaak Walton
League of America
Cheyenne Family YMCA
COMEA
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
Friends of Wyoming Life Resource Center
Grand Teton Association
Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc.
InterConnections 21
I-REACH 2, Inc.
Laramie County Community Partnership
Mercer Family Resource Center
NAMI Wyoming
National Acupuncture Detoxification
Association
Natrona County Prevention Coalition
Needs, Inc.
Recover Wyoming
Seton House
Special Olympics Wyoming
Teton Raptor Center
Tongue River Valley Community Center
United Way of Albany County
Western Association of Advisers for the Health
Professions (WAAHP)
Wright Community Assistance
Wyoming Alliance for Environmental Education
Wyoming Community Foundation
Wyoming Humanities Council
Wyoming Nonprofit Network
Wyoming Symphony Orchestra
Wyoming Untrapped
Wyoming Wilderness Association

Source:  https://www.givevoice.org/sites/default/files/community-letter-in-support-of-nonpartisanship.pdf

Supporters of  The State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program Act

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • FWD.us
  • National Foundation for American Policy
  • Americans for Tax Reform
  • Marron Institute of Urban Management
  • American Dairy Coalition
  • WIB Agri-Business Coalition
  • Outdoor Amusement Business Association
  • National Roofing Contractors Association
  • ImmigrationWorks USA
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Compete America
  • Cooperative Network
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • South Dakota Dairy Producers
  • Professional Dairy Managers of PA
  • Oregon Dairy Farmers Association

Source:  https://www.alipac.us/f9/two-gop-legislators-propose-american-replacement-bill-plus-amnesty-346759/

Crimes of the Bureau of Land Management

I’ve gotten these posts from some forums, like Lavoy Fincum forums on FB:

U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones states that for over 20 years the Bureau of Land Management engaged in a “literal, intentional conspiracy” against Nevada rancher E. Wayne Hage to force his family out of business.
“In summary, government officials, and perhaps also Mr. Snow, entered into a literal, intentional conspiracy to deprive the Hages not only of their permits but also of their vested water rights.”
“This behavior shocks the conscience of the Court and provides a sufficient basis for a finding of irreparable harm to support the injunction described at the end of this Order.”
Basically, the BLM attempted to destroy the Hage family’s livelihood because he asserted his rights to the land which his family held since the late 19th century.
This is exactly what the BLM is attempting to do to Cliven Bundy.
The corruption and downright evil of our federal government is so far out of control it’s time for a complete top-to-bottom house cleaning!
In his opinion of United States v. Estate of Hage, U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones reveals that after late Nevada rancher E. Wayne Hage indicated on his 1993 grazing permit renewal that by signing the permit, he was not surrendering his family’s long-standing water and forage rights on the land, the BLM not only rejected the permit but also conspired for decades to both deny his family’s property rights and to destroy their cattle business.
“Based upon E. Wayne Hage’s declaration that he refused to waive his rights — a declaration that did not purport to change the substance of the grazing permit renewal for which he was applying, and which had no plausible legal effect other than to superfluously assert non-waiver of rights — the Government denied him a renewal grazing permit based upon its frankly nonsensical position that such an assertion of rights meant that the application had not been properly completed,” Judge Jones wrote. “After the BLM denied his renewal grazing permit for this reason by letter, the Hages indicated that they would take the issue to court, and they sued the Government in the CFC [Court of Federal Claims.]”

 

And another post:

And at that point, Jones explained, the BLM refused to consider any further applications from Hage.
“The entire chain of events is the result of the Government’s arbitrary denial of E. Wayne Hage’s renewal permit for 1993–2003, and the effects of this due process violation are continuing,” he stated.
Judge Jones continued:
In 2007, unsatisfied with the outcome thus far in the CFC, the Government brought the present civil trespass action against Hage and the Estate. The Government did not bring criminal misdemeanor trespass claims, perhaps because it believed it could not satisfy the burden of proof in a criminal trespass action, as a previous criminal action against E. Wayne Hage had been reversed by the Court of Appeals. During the course of the present trial, the Government has: (1)invited others, including Mr. Gary Snow, to apply for grazing permits on allotments where the Hages previously had permits, indicating that Mr. Snow could use water sources on such land in which Hage had water rights, or at least knowing that he would use such sources; (2) applied with the Nevada State Engineer for its own stock watering rights in waters on the land despite that fact that the Government owns no cattle nearby and has never intended to obtain any, but rather for the purpose of obtaining rights for third parties other than Hage in order to interfere with Hage’s rights; and (3) issued trespass notices and demands for payment against persons who had cattle pastured with Hage, despite having been notified by these persons and Hage himself that Hage was responsible for these cattle and even issuing such demands for payment to witnesses soon after they testified in this case.
By filing for a public water reserve, the Government in this case sought specifically to transfer to others water rights belonging to the Hages. The Government also explicitly solicited and granted temporary grazing rights to parties who had no preferences under the TGA [Taylor Grazing Act of 1934], such as Mr. Snow, in areas where the Hages had preferences under the TGA.
It is necessary to note that under the TGA, according to Red Canyon Sheep Co. v. Ickes (1938), a rancher whose cattle had previously grazed in the area based upon adjacent land, water rights on the land, etc., has a right to a grazing permit over others who apply for a permit to graze the area without having previously grazed there.
So in this instance, Hage would have priority over Snow for a grazing permit, but the BLM willfully ignored this court ruling.
And after the agency filed for a public water reserve, according to Judge Jones, the BLM “sent trespass notices to people who leased or sold cattle to the Hages, notwithstanding the Hages’ admitted and known control over that cattle, in order to pressure other parties not to do business with the Hages, and even to discourage or punish testimony in the present case.”
“For this reason, the Court has held certain government officials in contempt and referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” he wrote. “In summary, government officials, and perhaps also Mr. Snow, entered into a literal, intentional conspiracy to deprive the Hages not only of their permits but also of their vested water rights.”
“This behavior shocks the conscience of the Court and provides a sufficient basis for a finding of irreparable harm to support the injunction described at the end of this Order.”
So in other words, the BLM willfully attempted to destroy the Hage family’s livelihood because Hage dared to assert his existing rights to the land which his family has held since the late 19th century.
And unfortunately the BLM is attempting to do the exact same thing to Cliven Bundy.
“Has Attorney General Eric Holder prosecuted any federal officials for criminal activity and violation of the Hage family’s constitutionally protected rights? No,” William F. Jasper, senior editor of The New American, wrote on the subject. “Has Sen. Harry Reid denounced this lawlessness and criminal activity by government officials and call upon President Obama and Attorney General Holder to protect the citizens of his state from the depredations of federal officials under their command? No.”

 

Here is a helpful site that helps expose the BLM and its enablers:   http://endtheblm.blogspot.com/

Some friends found some links between the Bureau of Land Management and the Clinton Foundation:

NEWSTARGET http://newstarget.com/2016-02-11-exclusive-massive-cover-up…
By: Greg White Date: February 11, 2016 in: Corruption, Government EXCLUSIVE: Massive Cover-up – BLM leases Hammond ranch land to Russia through Clinton Foundation donors for uranium. The Hammond Ranch controversy continues to sink into a rabbit hole without end. Evidence has surfaced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been taking land with plans to lease it to Clinton Foundation donors. Russia gradually gained control of Uranium One, a major mining company, in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State. Canadian records reveal that the company’s chairman used his own family foundation to make four donations to the Clinton Foundation during that time, resulting in a sum contribution of $2.35 million. Secretary Clinton approved the deal for Russia soon after her family’s slush fund received the donations. Now, Vladimir Putin controls 20 percent of all uranium production capacity in the U.S.
NY TIMES http://www.nytimes.com/…/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-…
Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal
By JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE APRIL 23, 2015
BLM http://www.blm.gov/or/energy/uranium.php
Uranium on BLM-Administered Lands in OR/WA
In September 2011, a representative from Oregon Energy, L.L.C. (formally Uranium One), met with local citizens, and county and state officials, to discuss the possibility of opening a uranium oxide (“yellowcake”) mine in southern Malheur County in southeastern Oregon. Oregon Energy is interested in developing a 17-Claim parcel of land known as the Aurora Project through an open pit mining method. Besides the mine, there would be a mill for processing. The claim area occupies about 450 acres and is also referred to as the “New U” uranium claims.
http://www.politico.com/…/clinton-foundation-bill-hillary-c…
Clinton Foundation in campaign tailspin Donors are having second thoughts about big giving as accusations fly about Hillary Clinton’s role.
By Kenneth P. Vogel 04/30/15 06:02 AM EDT Updated 04/30/15 11:42 AM EDT Also on POLITICO Clinton struggles to contain media barrage on foreign cash NICK GASS
http://gopthedailydose.com/…/massive-cover-blm-leases-hamm…/

 

Here is a story of BLM tyranny in Texas:  http://www.theblaze.com/news/2015/10/15/govt-tells-texas-rancher-his-land-no-longer-belongs-to-him-he-knew-it-was-serious-when-he-claims-official-said-these-six-words/

Answers to More Article V Questions

Q:  Where are you getting that you have to have 34 or more applications on the same subject?

A:     The same reason that we assume that when it says 2/3 of both Houses of Congress have to propose an amendment on the same subject before they can send it out.      It wouldn’t make much sense if part of Congress proposed one amendment, part of Congress proposed another amendment, and part proposed another, and then they sent it all out to be ratified.   The same holds true for an Article V convention for the purpose of proposing Amendments.

Q:   How can you be sure that the states can control the delegates?

A:  States had that power under the Articles and, thanks to the 10th Amendment, it’s certainly protected under the US Constitution too.   I might add that nobody fears that the electors to the Electoral College might run away.   They are appointed by the states but there is nothing in the Constitution specifically mandating that they HAVE to vote the same way as their states.   Nonetheless, many states have passed laws making their electors have to vote the same way as their state, and it hasn’t been challenged in court.   Furthermore, in more than 200 years, the most rogue electors we have had was in 2016, when 5 electors voted against their state.    They certainly weren’t enough to turn the whole election.     So if we can trust our states to make sure that we don’t get rogue electors, then we should be able to trust them to appoint delegates to an Article V convention and control them if they get out of hand.

Q:   How do we ensure that bad amendments don’t get ratified?  I mean, we ended up having the 16th and 17th Amendments ratified?

A:  It’s true that we did get 3/4 of the states to ratify those amendments, but they were proposed through the proper channels.  Meanwhile,  the bad Equal Rights Amendment was halted in the state legislatures and when Congress illegally tried to extend the ratification period beyond what they had earlier put, they were slapped down by the Supreme Court.   Thus, we can almost certainly stop any bad amendment.   The risk of getting a bad amendment out of our convention is far far lower than federal courts, etc, altering out Constitution into something very opposed to what it was meant to be.

 

State Legislators Voting Against Convention of States

South Dakota

Name      District   Party

Ahlers, Dan 25 Democratic
Bartels, Hugh M 5 Republican
Julie Bartling 21 Democratic
Bordeaux, Shawn 26A Democratic
Thomas J Brunner 29 Republican
Campbell, Blaine “Chip” 35 Republican
Chase, Roger D 22 Republican
Clark, Michael 9 Republican
Conzet, Kristin A 32 Republican
Dennert, Drew 3 Republican
Mary Duvall 24 Republican
Frye-Mueller, Julie 30 Republican
Glanzer, Bob 22 Republican
Goodwin, Tim 30 Republican
Gosch, Spencer 23 Republican
Greenfield, Lana 2 Republican
Spencer Hawley 7 Democratic
Holmes, Thomas R 14 Republican
Howard, Taffy 33 Republican
Hunhoff, Jean M 18 Republican
Jamison, Greg 12 Republican
Timothy R. Johns 31 Republican
Johnson, David 33 Republican
Dan Kaiser 3 Republican
Lake, John A 23 Republican
Lesmeister, Oren L 28A Democratic
Livermont, Steve 27 Republican
McCleerey, Steven D 1 Democratic
Nancy Rasmussen 17 Republican
Ray Ring 17 Democratic
Tim Rounds 24 Republican
Tona Rozum 20 Republican
Smith, Jamie 15 Democratic
Soli, Karen 15 Democratic
Mike Stevens 18 Republican
Tieszen, Craig 34 Republican
Tulson, Burt 2 Republican
Turbiville, Charles M 31 Republican
Wismer, Susan 1 Democratic
York, Nancy 5 Republican

Source:  https://openstates.org/sd/votes/SDV00011326/

Wyoming

Mark Baker 48 Republican
Stan Blake 39 Democratic
Debbie Bovee 36 Democratic
Donald Burkhart Jr 15 Republican
James Byrd 44 Democratic
Aaron Clausen 6 Republican
Cathy Connolly 13 Democratic
Scott Court 24 Republican
Tom Crank 18 Republican
JoAnn Dayton 17 Democratic
Roy Edwards 53 Republican
Jamie Flitner 26 Republican
John Freeman 60 Democratic
Dan Furphy 14 Republican
Mike Gierau 16 Democratic
Chuck Gray 57 Republican
Mike Greear 27 Republican
Bill Haley 46 Republican
Marti Halverson 22 Republican
Steve Harshman 37 Republican
Bill Henderson 41 Republican
Mark Jennings 30 Republican
Mark Kinner 29 Republican
Lloyd Larsen 54 Republican
Lars Lone 12 Republican
Joe MacGuire 35 Republican
Michael Madden 40 Republican
Robert McKim 21 Republican
Bob Nicholas 8 Republican
David Northrup 50 Republican
Jerry Obermueller 56 Republican
Jerry Paxton 47 Republican
Charles Pelkey 45 Democratic
Garry Piiparinen 49 Republican
Tim Salazar 34 Republican
Andy Schwartz 23 Democratic
Albert Sommers 20 Republican
Cheri Steinmetz 5 Republican
Pat Sweeney 58 Republican
Tom Walters 38 Republican
Sue Wilson 7 Republican

Source:  https://openstates.org/wy/votes/WYV00009671/

Utah

Anderegg, J. Bramble, C. Buxton, D. G. Christensen, A. Dabakis, J.
Davis, G. Dayton, M. Escamilla, L. Harper, W. Hemmert, D.
Henderson, D. Iwamoto, J. Mayne, K. Millner, A. Stephenson, H.
Weiler, T.

Source:  https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?sessionid=2017GS&voteid=670&house=S

Arkansas

Baltz Blake Boyd Burch Capp
Cavenaugh Coleman Dalby Della Rosa Drown Fielding
V. Flowers Gazaway K. Hendren Hillman Johnson Leding
Love Lynch Magie A. Mayberry McElroy G. McGill
McNair Nicks Penzo Petty Pitsch Sabin
Shepherd Speaks Sturch Tucker Walker Warren
Watson D. Whitaker

Source:  http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/votes.aspx?rcsnum=1301&votechamber=House

Iowa

Senator Bill Dix

Nebraska (possible)

Senator Lydia Brasch        

Senator Matt Hansen

Senator Tony Vargas

Senator Bob Krist

Senator Sue Crawford

Senator Adam Morfeld

Source:  https://www.cosaction.com/ne_needs_you?recruiter_id=31606

Day Without Immigrants Supporters

These are the supporters of the anti-ICE “Day Without Immigrants”:

 

2016

Wisconsin Supporters

Milwaukee

El Rey
La Hacienda
El Cabrito Restaurant
Taqueria Arandas en la 13
Panaderia Lincoln
Fiesta Salon y  Spa
MG Multiservicios
Rivera’s Western Wear
Charrito
General Towing
Apocolyptic Tattoo Shop
La Carcacha Auto Shop
El Tucanazo
Fiesta Garibaldi
Van Horn Latino
Crystal Alteraciones
Ropa Tradicional
Mi Lupita Grocery
Shalom Secondhand
BA Handyman
Celebrity’s Hall
G&P CONSTRUCTION LLC
JC King’s Tortas and Restaurant
Compucell
Nails On Point
Mi Supermercado
Panaderia El Sol
CARNICERIA VARGAS
Servicios M. Govea
Steel Solutions (plasma cutter)

 

Source:  http://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/hispanic-businesses-closing-thursday-as-part-of-a-day-without-latinos-protest

 

2017

Austin, TX Supporters

  • Beto’s Mexican Restaurant, 3518 E. Seventh St.
  • El Borrego de Oro, 3900 S. Congress Ave.
  • Casa Garcia’s (all locations)
  • Casita Nicole Antojitos Mexicanos, 9618 Manchaca Road
  • Los Catrachos, 1015 E. Braker Lane
  • El Chilito, 1623 E. Seventh St.
  • Churro Co. 1620 E. Riverside Drive
  • Mi Cocina,  948 Payton Gin Road
  • Las Delicias,  111 W. William Cannon Drive
  • Dragon Delights, 1919 E. Riverside Drive
  • Enchiladas y Mas, 1911 W. Anderson Lane
  • Hay Elotes, 2214 E. Seventh St.
  • Home Slice Pizza, 1415 S. Congress Ave.
  • Hyde Park Bar & Grill, 4521 West Gate Blvd.
  • Jalisco’s, 6601 S. Congress Ave.*
  • Koriente, 621 E. Seventh St.
  • Kyoten Sushiko, 4600 Mueller Blvd. #1035
  • Lima Criolla, 6406 N. I-35
  • McDonald’s, 303 E. Oltorf St. 414 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 6010 W. Parmer Lane. 1209 Barton Springs Road
  • La Mexicana,  1924 S. First St.
  • La Placita, 5310 S. Pleasant Valley Road
  • Pollo Regio, 110 E. William Cannon Drive*
  • Mi Tradicion, 8716 Research Blvd.
  • Regia Bakery, 1909 US 183
  • Rinconcito Chapin, 8911 N. Lamar Blvd.
  • Sap’s, 4514 West Gate Blvd.*
  • El Secreto de la Abuela, 817 Airport Blvd. 
  • Serranos, 5030 US 290
  • Super Moreliana, 6112 US 183
  • Sweet Sweet Co.
  • Tacodeli, 4200 N. Lamar Blvd. and 701 Loop 360
  • Taco More North, 9414 Parkfield Drive
  • Tacos Lylys, 9318 N. I-35
  • Taqueria Adelitas, 5501 S. Congress Ave.
  • Taqueria Arandinas, 2110 E Riverside Dr.
  • Taqueria Ceibas, 101 E. Rundberg Lane
  • Taqueria los Jaliscienses, 1815 W. Ben White Blvd.
  • Taqueria Vallarta, 6628 S. Congress Ave.*
  • Tio Dan Puffy Tacos, 409 Round Rock Ave.*
  • Torchy’s Tacos, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd.
  • Veracruz All Natural

 

El Milagro Tortillas

Vinaigrette, the upmarket salad-centric restaurant off South Congress Avenue

Source:  http://dining.blog.austin360.com/2017/02/14/list-of-austin-restaurants-participating-in-a-day-without-immigrants-on-thursday/

 

Washington DC Supporters

    • 2Amy’s and Etto: These pizzerias, which share an owner, will be closed on Thursday “In observance of Un día sin Immigrantes,” per Facebook.
    • All Purpose: The Shaw pizzeria tweeted it will be “closed for lunch tomorrow 2/16 in solidarity with staff attending the #DayWithoutImmigrants protest. Open for dinner at 5:30.”

 

    • Brookland’s Finest: The restaurant tweeted it’ll be closed “in support of our staff who’ll participate in #ADayWithoutImmigrants protest”

 

    • Bub and Pops: The Dupont sandwich shop will be closed.
    • Busboys and Poets: All locations will be closed. “Our founder @andyshallal is an immigrant in solidarity #ADayWithoutImmigrants,” the restaurant tweeted. “Immigrants make America great!”

 

    • Clare and Don’s: “We rely on immigrants in order to maintain the consistency and quality we have built our reputation on. We will be closed all day tomorrow Thursday, February 16th,” said the Falls Church fish shack in a Facebook post.
    • Daikaya: The ramen shop and izakaya will be closed for both lunch and dinner.
    • Hank’s: All three locations of Hank’s Oyster Bar and Hank’s Pasta Bar are closed on Thursday. “We support our staff and stand in solidarity with them for the Day Without Immigrants. They are the ones who work hard to give our guests the best experience possible. From back of the house line cooks to front of the house hosts and servers, without them we would not exist,” JL Restaurant Group said in a statement.
    • Himitsu: “Our entire kitchen staff would not be here if their parents and grandparents didn’t immigrate to America. The dining industry would not exist without immigrants. Period,” Carlie Steiner, the beverage director and co-owner of the new Petworth Japanese restaurant, said in a statement.

 

    • Jaleo, Oyamel, and Zaytina: D.C. restauranteur and activist José Andrestweeted that his DMV-based restaurants Zaytina, Oyamel, and all three locations of Jaleo will be closed for the day “in support of our people.”

 

    • Jetties: Foxhall, Macomb, Bethesda, Penn Quarter, and Chevy Chase locations closed.

 

    • Le Caprice: “As a business owned and almost entirely staffed by immigrants, we polled the staff, and they collectively decided to join the strike tomorrow,” says a statement from the Columbia Heights bakery.

 

    • Mindful Restaurants Group: , Acqua al 2, Harold Black, Denson Liquor Bar, Ghibellina, Sotto, Ari’s Diner, La Puerta Verde, and Dock FC will all be closed.

 

    • Peacock Cafe: Maziar Farivar, the chef and restauranteur at the Georgetown spot, tweeted it “will be closed” and thanked Andres for his “leadership and tireless efforts in so many fronts.”

 

    • Pho102: The NoVa pho joint posted that it will be closed to “show solidarity with our staff and customers … Our business could not survive without immigrants.”

 

    • Pizza Paradiso: Georgetown and Old Town locations both closed on Thursday.

 

    • Red Hen: The Bloomingdale restaurant is closed for dinner “in solidarity with our team members attending #DayWithoutImmigrants protests,” via Twitter.

 

    • Rappahannock Oyster Bar: The Union Market eatery said in a statement that “We are part of an industry that exists to provide a welcoming atmosphere and genuine hospitality – an industry that is also filled with talented and devoted immigrants without whom we could not operate on a daily basis. They are the backbone of our businesses, and our beloved nation.Tomorrow, February 16, Rappahannock Oyster Bar will join with restaurants across the country and close for the day to stand in solidarity with our indispensable staff. We all must stand together and fight for what is right, tomorrow and every day.

 

    • Surfside Taco: Glover Park location closed, Dupont location closed from 3 a.m. through 11 p.m.

 

    • sweetgreen: All 18 DMV locations will be closed. “Without the hard work and grit of our team, our stores do not run, and that means we can’t make good on our promise to you, our guest. Our team members are the face of the brand, from the front lines to our kitchen—they’re the backbone of this company and what makes sweetgreen special,” the salad shop posted. A spokesperson adds that all employees will be paid for the day.

 

    • Ted’s Bulletin: The 14th Street location has a sign stating it will be closed Thursday “due to the majority of our staff participating in A Day Without Immigrants.”.

 

    • Thip Khao and Bangkok Golden: “We’re one big family at Thip Khao & Bangkok Golden, in solidarity w/ our staff & friends, we’ll be closed tomorrow,” says a Thip Khao tweet.

 

    • Toki Underground: The Atlas District noodle shop will be closed all day “in solidarity with our staff,” per Facebook.

 

    • Toli Moli: “There would be no Toli Moli without immigrants. Both Chef JoJo and our partner, Eric Wang, are immigrants. The majority of our staff are either immigrants or first generation Americans. We are in the business of sweetening snack time, and there is nothing sweeter than a legacy that honors our diverse families and ancestors,” said co-founder Simon Jacobson in a statement.

These establishments and services are either curtailing their service with the expectation that employees will be striking or making donations to immigrant causes on Thursday:

  • Ambar: Both the Capitol Hill and Clarendon locations will be donating all profits from Thursday’s sales to the ACLU, owner Ivan Iricanin says.

 

  • ANXO: The Bloomingdale cidery will have a limited bar menu and will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to Ayuda.

 

  • Boundary Stone: Offering a limited menu because the owners are manning the grill, according to a tweet from the Bloomingdale restaurant.

 

  • Cotton & Reed: The bar is donating 10 percent of its sales to Ayuda, and offering free shots at 8 and 11 p.m. to strike supporters.

 

  • El Camino: In a statement, the owners of the Bloomingdale restaurant said, “We stand behind our staff & colleagues who chose to exercise their right to protest recent actions taken by the administration regarding US immigration policies during A Day Without Immigrants. Our kitchen will be closed on Thursday, but the bar is open with some limited snacks (chips, salsa, guacamole, and a cold salad based on a family recipe from our chef who will be participating in the protest with his crew). Patrons are welcome to bring their own food, as well. The monthly neighborhood Velvet Thursday late night LGBT happy hour will go on as planned starting at 9 p.m.”

 

  • Espita Mezcaleria: The kitchen will be closed, so there will be no lunch or dinner service. The bar will be open, sans food, for regular hours on Thursday evening.

 

  • Meridian Pint, Brookland Pint, and Smoke & Barrel: Kitchens will be closed, but bars will remain open if people want to bring their own food. “As a Latino business owner I stand in solidarity with all of my immigrant staff,” posted owner John Andrade. Therefore, we will close our kitchen this Thursday in support of our immigrant staff’s desire and right to protest the evolving state of immigration policies in our country.”

 

  • Room 11: The kitchen will be closed but the bar will stay open with a portion of sales going to Ayuda.

 

  • Timber Pizza: Donating 10 percent of sales to Ayuda.

 

Source:  http://dcist.com/2017/02/these_restaurants_will_be_closed_th.php

health-food chain Sweet Green

Busboys & Poets

Pizzeria Paradiso founder Ruth Gresser

Source: http://heavy.com/news/2017/02/a-day-without-immigrants-list-cities-states-businesses-restaurants-closed-closing-participating-in-strike/

Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School in Northwest DC

Source:  http://ktla.com/2017/02/16/businesses-close-doors-for-nationwide-day-without-immigrants-movement/

NYC Supporters

Blue Ribbon Restaurants

Source:  https://twitter.com/eatblueribbon/status/831945534558572544

Ethan Smith, co-owner of the New York City restaurant Hecho en Dumbo

Source:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/16/a-day-without-immigrants-strike/97965460/

Bay Area Supporters

Ajay Walia, owner of Saffron Indian Bistro in San Carlos and the Michelin-starred Rasa Contemporary Cuisine in Burlingame

Adolfo Guevara, co-owner of El Rancho Market in Menlo Park

Oakland’s Doña Tomás restaurant and its sister restaurant in Berkeley, Tacubaya

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Bay Area’s Tacolicious restaurants

Chavez Supermarkets in San Jose

Jose Manzo, superintendent of the Oak Grove School District in San Jose

Source:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/16/map-a-day-without-immigrants-protests-around-the-bay-area/

 

Chicago Area Supporters

Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and Xoco in River North and Fonda Frontera in Wicker Park

Cruz Blanca and Lena Brava in the West Loop

Chicago chef Rick Bayless

The Berghoff

Johnny’s Grill in Logan Square

Acadia in the South Loop

Oak Park’s Maya del Sol

Lula Cafe in Logan Square

Pete’s Fresh Market closed five Chicago stores — 5724 S. Kedzie Ave., 4700 S. Kedzie Ave., 4343 S. Pulaski Road, 5838 S. Pulaski Road and 2526 W. Cermak Road

Source:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-rick-bayless-day-without-immigrants-0217-biz-20170215-story.html

Geneva’s Little Traveler

Source:  http://www.kcchronicle.com/2017/02/16/genevas-little-traveler-participates-in-day-without-immigrants/auxe1z4/

Arizona Supporters

Barrio Cafe, Barrio Urbano, and Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva in Phoenix

Source:  http://heavy.com/news/2017/02/a-day-without-immigrants-list-cities-states-businesses-restaurants-closed-closing-participating-in-strike/

Colorado Supporters

Colorado Restaurant Association

Denver

Adelitas and its sibling, Palenque

Maria Empanada

Source:  http://www.westword.com/restaurants/colorado-restaurant-association-alerts-members-to-day-without-immigrants-8797802

Kentucky Supporters

Moda Y Deporte clothing store on Alexandria Drive in Lexington

Source:  http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Lexington-businesses-plan-to-take-part-in-A-Day-Without-Immigrants-Thursday-413908853.html

Massachusetts Supporters

Davis Museum at Wellesley College

Source:  http://heavy.com/news/2017/02/a-day-without-immigrants-list-cities-states-businesses-restaurants-closed-closing-participating-in-strike/

Minnesota Supporters

Melissa Silva-Diaz is closing El Burrito Mercado in St. Paul

Mesa Pizza in Twin Cities

Lake Street Supporters

Las Mojarras, Panaderia San Miguel, La Alborada, Mercado Central, Avandaros, Mi Boleto, La Poblanita, Intermaco, La Hacienda, La Mexicana, Los Ocampo, El Nuevo Rodeo, Merlins Rest (kitchen closed) and Gorditas El Gordo

Source:  http://heavy.com/news/2017/02/a-day-without-immigrants-list-cities-states-businesses-restaurants-closed-closing-participating-in-strike/

Pennsylvania Supporters

David Suro, owner of Tequilas Restaurant in Philadelphia

Source:  http://heavy.com/news/2017/02/a-day-without-immigrants-list-cities-states-businesses-restaurants-closed-closing-participating-in-strike/

Alabama Supporters

Rosy Fashion, Alabaster

D’Fiesta Dresses, Alabaster

Taco Fiesta Authentic Mexican Food, Alabaster

Chico’s Tire Shop, Alabaster

168 Auto Sales, Albertville

Las Dos Costas, Albertville

Cantina Tortilla Grill, Birmingham

Gordon’s Supermarket and Restaurants, Birmingham and Pelham

Mi Pueblo Supermarket Birmingham and Homewood

Garcias LLC, Birmingham

Triple G Auto Used Parts, Birmingham

Gracias Grill, Birmingham

Paleteria y Neveria Lichita, Birmingham

Lonchera El Guero, Birmingham

Cisneros Tire Center & Mechanic, Birmingham

Alabama and Mississippi Tax Service, Birmingham

Linda Hair Salon, Birmingham

Happy Fiesta Party Rentals, Birmingham

El Fortin, Hispanic Grocery Store, Centerville

Gonzalez Taco Burger, Clanton

Tienda Cordobesa, Clanton

Tienda La Estrella, Decatur

Speedy Gonzalez Tires, Decatur

Supermercado La Guerrerense, Decatur

La Monarca, Decatur El Maderense, Decatur

La Carniceria Veracruzana, Decatur

Taqueria El Paisa, Decatur

Taqueria La Reyna, Decatur

Michoacana Store, Enterprise

El Tikal, Fort Payne

Jose Compus, Fort Payne

Los Reyes, Fort Payne

Nutricion FP, Fort Payne

Next G Mobile, Fort Payne

La Michoacana Panaderia, Fort Payne

Tienda Mexicana Independencia, Gardendale

The Taco Truck, Homewood

MS Business Center, Tax Services, Homewood

El Sol Restaurant, Homewood

Omega Tires, Homewood

Santana Auto Remarketing, Homewood

La Perla Nayarita, Homewood

Servicexpress Alabama, Homewood

Pollo Lucas, Hoover

Alabama TV, Hoover

MS Business Center, Tax Services, Hoover

Lonchera OK Corral, Huntsville

Taqueria las Morelenses, Huntsville

Latin Class, Jemison

Loud & Proud Exhaust Mofles, Jemison

Paleteria El Sabor, Jemison

Tienda Cordobesa, Jemison

La Morenita SuperMarket, Cullman,

Oxford Camino Real Taqueria/Tienda Mexicana, Pelham

Cuernos Chuecos Country Western Shop, Pelham

Fiesta Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Robertsdale

Tienda San Francisco, Robertsdale

Jym’s Auto Sales, Russellville

Tienda Mi Refugio, Russellville Mariscos

La Perla Nayarita, Trussville

Tienda Minisuper, Tuscaloosa

Tienda Cordobesa, Tuscaloosa

Stilo’s Mine, Tuscaloosa

Tienda La Esperanza, Tuscaloosa

Source:  http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/dozen_alabama_businesses_from.html

Georgia Supporters

Atlanta Supporters

Farm Burger’s locations in Buckhead, Decatur and Dunwoody

Source:  http://www.ajc.com/news/national-govt–politics/day-without-immigrants-brings-parts-atlanta-area-halt/IZ3jWQm1QspAyMpfan6gHN/

Chai Pani and Botiwalla

Cakes & Ale restaurants

La Michoacana Del Tio Tino

Source:  http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/these-atlanta-restaurants-are-participating-in-a-day-without-immigrants/494840402

Indiana Supporters

Mexican grocery store Carniceria Guanajuato

Source:  http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/02/16/indy-experiences-day-without-immigrants/98007718/

 

Maryland Supporters

Baltimore

Alma Cocina Latina in Canton

Source:  http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/02/16/baltimore-restaurants-close-to-support-a-day-without-immigrants/

Washington State Supporters

Seattle

Tacos Chukis (South Lake Union; Capitol Hill)

Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant (White Center)

Tat’s Deli (Pioneer Square)

Pam’s Kitchen (Wallingford)

Gracia (Ballard)

El Quetzal (Beacon Hill)

Montis Grill (Beacon Hill)

Cafetal Quilombo (Beacon Hill)

Best Roated Corn, Greenbridge Cafe, Taqueria El Mezon, Deli Garcia   (White Center; South Delridge)

Huxley Wallace Collective

Hecho (Greenwood)

Biscuit Bitch (Pioneer Square; Belltown; Downtown)

Kraken Congee (Pioneer Square)

Source:  http://seattle.eater.com/2017/2/16/14640752/day-without-immigrants-seattle-restaurants

Tacoma

La Huerta, Los Tamales, and El Jalapeno

Source:  http://www.king5.com/news/local/tacoma/tacoma-experiences-a-day-without-immigrants/409137949

Louisiana Supporters

New Orleans

Casa Borrega on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

Source:  http://www.bestofneworleans.com/thelatest/archives/2017/02/16/new-orleans-businesses-close-in-solidarity-with-day-without-immigrants

Ideal Market

Source:  http://www.wwltv.com/news/local-ideal-markets-to-participate-in-day-without-immigrants/408920544

Baton Rogue

La Salvadorena located on Nicholson Drive

Source:  http://www.wbrz.com/videos/local-stores-participate-in-day-without-immigrants-protests

Michigan Supporters

Detroit

E & L Supermercado in southwest Detroit

Source:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/02/16/day-without-immigrants-protest-detroit/97991056/

Tennessee Supporters

Nashville

Epice

Baja Burrito

Burger Up

Restaurante Honduras

Marché Artisan Foods

Cochon Butcher

Arnold’s

Estetica Unisex salon

Mi Favorita Supermarket

S&S Shipping

K&S World Market

Source:  http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2017/02/16/nashville-schools-report-many-immigrant-students-missing-day-protest/97988612/

– El Pueblito Supermercado

– FotoVideo Valentino

– Joyeria Ramirez

– Limbar Market

– Mi Tierra Supermercado

– Acapulco Burrito y todos sus camiones de comida (loncheras)

– Vargas Marketing Group

– Alondra Estetica Unisex

– Ayuda Latina y Proseguros

– Medico Spine Center

– La Vergne Supermercado

– Saul Ramos Painting

– Mi Familia Supermercado

– California Burrito

– Alex’s Mobile Mechanic

– Cambron Construction

– Sonora Auto Glass

– Menny’s Jumpers

– C&O Carpenter

– CJ Party Rental

– Double SS Cleaning

– Titan Building Limpieza de Edificios

– Pupuseria La esquina

– J.C.A Stone Company

– G & M Drywall & Paiting

– Todos los negocios relacionados con Las Americas Market and Rest. Inc incluyendo Las Americas Music, Latinos Market, El Paraiso Supermercado y Las Nenas Bar.

– JR Construction Group

– Holloway painting

– Seguros El Bronco

– Perla Mendoza y sus Karaokes!

– G&R auto repair and collision

– Amazing Cell

– HV8 Construction

– El Nuevo Sol

– Techseed LLC

– Soriano Mansory Brick & Stones

– Mi Favorita Supermercado

– Sonido Conquistador

– La Unica Michoacana

– Quality Construction

– La Rancherita SuperMarket

– Montoya Company

– J & V Construction

– El Hornito Bakery Panadería y Pastelería

– Mexicali Market (Gallatin TN)

– Cowboys Bar ( Gallatin TN)

– Estrella Market (Portland TN)

– LD Construction

– K&C Carpenter

– Miriam Majestik Beauty Salon

– Electric Company

– L & E Auto Mecanica

– Mi Ranchito Supermercado

– Kwit Stop 1

– JC Construction y Last Shot

– C & L Auto Repair

– Amazon Limo

– Servicio Mecanico Fernández

– Elizabeth’s Hair Salon

– D & G Fashion

– Drywall Cowboy

– News Vision Painting

– Panadería Nuevo Horizonte

– 7 Mares Restaurant

– Gyro and Cocina Latina (Lebanon Outlet)

– The King Café (Lebanon Outlet)

– Gorillas Raspados II

– Flow Construction Company (solo empleados latinos)

– Taqueria El Millón

– Pupuseria Salvadoreña 1 y 2

– Taqueria Azteca

– Suhey’s Salon and Barber Shop

– Salazar Contracting

– La Chapina Market

– Panadería y Pastelería Las Delicias

– Tacos y Mariscos El Tapatio

– Panadería y Paleteria La Michoacana Plus (Smyrna TN)

– Chiquitas beauty shop & boutique (La Vergne TN)

– Burritos La Mina

– Panaderia La Estrella

– Panaderia El Nuevo Día

– Macias General Carpentry

– Cruz-Cruz Painting

– Peregrinos Drywall

– Express Painting

– Julio Transport

– El Takito

– Bardales Transport

– D & W Painting

– Chiquita’s Beauty Shop & Boutique

– Vishual Changs

– J & S Remodeling

– Rios Painting

– La Hispana Market (Gallatin TN)

– K & S Market (Mercado de los Chinos en Nolensville Pk)

– Fadet’s Productions

– A & A Cleaning Co.

– Ponce Drywall

– California Fashion

– Antojitos La Venezolana

– Adan Mecanica Automotriz

– La Azteca en Shelvyville

– Panadería y Pastelería La Campechana (Shelvyville)

– Los 3 Diamantes ( Shelvyville)

– Servillantas GM Tires Shop

– Claudio’s Trim Carpenter

– La Usulteca

– Lawn Torres Landscape

– Alexander’s Electric

– Las Cazuelas (Memphis TN)

– Club de Nutricion de Herbalife dentro de Rest. La Hacienda

– Joyeria Andrea

– Todas las tiendas America Cell

– R&R Cellular Shop (Shelvyville TN)

– ACS Cleaning Services

– El Arroyo Mexican Grill

– DDA Services (Murfreesboro TN)

– Puro Party (Antioch TN)

– Pasta Shope (Nashville TN)

– Wynnecrest (Franklin TN)

– Folklor Guatemala

– Rincon Painting and Remodeling

– Taqueria Alberto’s

– Taqueria Aguilar

– Tienda Mary

– Taqueria Los Agaveros

– Dan Company

– La Michoacana Premium

– 8a Painting

– Carniceria y Taqueria San Luis

– J.C. Auto Service

– Ibiza Night Club

– CCC Auto Repair

– El Torito Carniceria

– Madison Food Market

– Landscape Inc.

– Luna Panadería

– Distribuidora Limeña LLC.

– Carmen’s Taqueria

– Royal Prestige Nashville

– El Palacio Salon de Belleza

– Katalina Salon & Spa

– Estrella’s Salon de Belleza

– A G Landscape and Irrigation

– Rodriguez Service Center

– Pupuseria La Unión (La Vergne TN)

– Village Henpeck Market(Franklin TN)

– Pancho’s Lanscaping Inc. (La Vergne TN)

– El Paisa Tacos Mexicanos

– Lopez Riper Car

– Salon Quatro Eventos

– Panadería La Conchita 1 y 2

– Depot LawnCare

– Dollar Club

– Tienda Chapin (Shelvyville TN)

– Painting Specialist

– Brincolines El Centenario

– Siesta Sleep & Living Outlet

– Taqueria El Dollar #2

– Nelly’s Alterations

– Ricardo’s Pizza

– El Rodeo Mercado Latino (Madison TN)

– Taquerias La Mulita #1 #2 y #3

– Royal Prestige La Vergne

– E & M Autosales (Madison TN)

– La Fondita Express

– M.A.C. Painting

– Tical Construction

– La Super Michoacana

– Global Mall y todas sus tiendas

– Paleteria La Michoacana (La Vergne TN)

– Surtidora El Maná

– Guardería La Niñera Diabolica

– Janas Corner

– AC Lopez Heating & Air Conditioning

– Taqueria el Soccer Taco Express

– Sure Painting

– J & N Carpenter

– DJ Freddy Hernandez

– Kwik Stop Supermercado en la Calle Plus Park

– El Jalisco Mexican Restaunrant (Donelson Pike)

– JD Construction

– Christian Drywall Systems

– Chavez Auto Electric

– Mercado La Pasadita

– Protancas Bar

– CasaFrias

– N & H Granite Marble

– Tortilleria Gonzalez (Shelbyville TN)

– Panaderia y Pasteleria La Michoacana (Shelbyville, TN)

– El Rancho (Shelbyville TN)

– Forrest Landscape

– Mazfresco

– AB Drywall

– Barlin Business Solution (La Vergne TN)

– Panaderia La Espiga ( Smyrna TN)

– LBP Insulation

– Mi Guatelinda Restaurant (Madison TN)

– La Muñequita Show y Angie Andrade y sus karaokes

– Vallejo Alcantara Video y Fotografía

– Lorena House Cleaning

– La MichoacanaDelicious (Galattin TN)

– La Michoacana Deluxe(Madison TN)

– Fogatas Mexican Restaurant

– Aguas Calientes 1 y 2 (Shelbyville TN)

– Cocina Mexicana 5 points

– Isabellas Modas

– AMV Painting

– Trees Inc.

– F Medina Concreto

– Alvarez Contractors

– La Espiga de la Nolensville

– Joyeria Lulu, Florería Lulu

– Cinderella’s Boutique

– El Taco Jalisco Taqueria

– Panaderia Azteca (Shelbyville TN)

– HD Construction TN

– La Tienda Hispana de Lebanon

– Paletas Tocumbi Antioch

– Aparicio Construction

– Garcia Flooring

– El taco Jalisco

– Ceja Enterprises

– Mercado Maria’s (Murfreesboro, TN)

– -Coreografías Espejel

– Revive Salon

– Moreno’s Insurance & Income Tax Agency

– Danis Painting

– Mercadito Las Chabelitas ( Smithville TN)

– AOR Concrete Inc.

– The litle Warehouse / La Bodeguita Nashville

– La Vaca Loca Saloon

– Richard’s Construction

– CowBoy Concrete (Goodlettsville TN)

– Lonchera La Estrellita

– Lo Maximo Mexican Restaurant

– Sexy Fashion

– Diva’s Fashion y Diva’s Fashion (Lebanon Outlet)

– Speedy Burrito

– Taco Express #2

– J&K Novias y Accesorios (Shelbyville TN)

– Arteaga’s Market

– Diagnostic Auto Service

– Taquizas a Domicilio

– Bravos Construction

– Tienda La Raza Latina

MEDIOS DE COMUNICACION EN APOYO AL MOVIMIENTO:

– Periodico Latino News of TN

– Nashville Noticias

– Amanecer Hispano

– Enlace TV

– Activa 1240

– La Ranchera 880

– El Jefe 96.7 FM

Source:  http://fox17.com/news/local/nashville-businesses-impacted-by-a-day-without-an-immigrant-protests

Stories of H-1B Visa Abuse

 

I decided to join some IT forums  on FB and find out for myself what’s going on.   I’ll be collecting some firsthand accounts, much like I did with the Common Core and public school stuff.

Here is a post from someone:

I was watching the video from the outsourced Disney IT staffer. I’ve been hearing stories like this for several years. I have seen signs of it in my own specialty for quite a while, plus offshoring, along with people working very long hours because of short staffing. As an IT professional, I consider the misuse of H1B to be beyond disgusting. We’ve been told over and over by members of Congress that this is meant to fill areas where there are shortages of experienced people. Yet I go to events full of people in IT who can’t get work, I’ve even talked to hiring managers who are given such absurd rules of who they can hire that H1B turns into an option for them. I see job specs that are beyond absurd – all sorts of tech and business skills that take many years to acquire, yet they only want 1-2 years experience. You can smell the H1B excuse being put together.

What I don’t get; companies like Disney need customers who can afford their goods and services, yet they cut way back on their US jobs so heavily that sooner or later no one will be able to afford them. Super short sighted. And it is killing the middle class.

And here are some replies to said post:

I worked for AIG back in the 90’s, just after they had laid off most of their programming staff and sent their jobs to India.
It had absolutely nothing to do with the Indians being better programmers, they were cheaper.
Finally, after all these years, this nightmare is finally getting some attention.

I had a cousin laid off by AIG years back; wonder if there was any connection to H1B.

Old Hank Greenberg was a pioneer in offshoring. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did use H1bs too.
There was a lot of anger at the NJ data center after the layoff, but the remaining employees felt powerless to do anything.
There was high turnover and it was basically what I’d call a “sweatshop”.

GREED at the top. Other people can be (and are) greedy, but the upper-executives can actually DO something about padding their own pocketbooks, so they do. Their wages are already sky-high, but MORE $ is what they want, and a golden parachute to boot.

And  another post:

Texas Public Schools have been using visa worker teachers for years. Other districts include San Antonio/Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Don’t know if other states are doing it.

It’s flaming disgusting. Bet Scot Walker, Kochroach Bros., DeVos gang love it – they think teachers are overpaid. Let them try teaching for a while. They couldn’t handle it.

And here are some replies to that one:

I posted one below about public school teachers…One I easily remembered because it was such a large lawsuit…I recall reading other stories of teacher trafficking in the Chicago area if I am not mistaken…and complaints of their older American teachers being pushed out who were vocal about it..It’s probably pretty widespread by now.

When I first started researching this stuff 4-5 years or so ago…it looked like Nurses and IT workers have been hit the hardest, with teachers on the chopping block right behind those professions. Also, the lawyer who gave the seminar on “how to avoid hiring Americans”…well that lawyer has heavy ties with government…and it looks like said law group is now focusing on medical professions as their target now…radiologists, etc etc etc. Doctors still have some safeguards though….they have their lobbying groups to offer protection…plus stricter rules of course due to quality concerns etc.

meanwhile, here in Texas, the texas workforce commission will tell you unemployment is 4.9% and everybody that wants to work has a job as there are plenty of jobs to go around – our silence enables this

It’s not “our silence”…I’m vocal about it, as are many others here in this group. It’s the silence of others…others who are informed but who choose to not spread information…we can’t force them…you know this. I personally find it disgusting when I have informed friends of this and they chose to ignore it…friends with children no less…but what can you do.

sorry, by silence I mean we are not banding together and forming a coalition of STEM workers with dues each month of say five bucks so that we can air these stories on national tv on a daily basis – we have the resources to compete with the likes of FWD.us and others and go toe to toe with them in the media – but we are silent – that is the silence that I refer to when I say that our silence enables them

Look at who controls the mainstream media t.v….and mainstream internet news…corporations control it…so even if we could collect enough money to air more information it will not be aired mainstream…we would need our own network..you are talking huge $$$… and we would need more than just STEM workers to amass that sort of wealth..and most STEM workers are barely surviving as is.

Now…places like Breitbart have been gaining in popularity and they have reported on these issues…I am hoping to see more of it…but we shall see. My opinion…our best bet is to just inform as many people as we can…and if at least one person spreads information…well it’s a slow chain reaction but better than nothing. I used to go into many different comment sections on various sites posting info…took a break from it because I see more evidence now that many others are spreading info now as well…5 years or so ago I was not seeing hardly anyone saying anything…it’s gaining steam now…gives me a little hope.

In to a response to an article on H1B visa reform, someone said:

I can testify to the accuracy of this article since I was employed at Northeast Utilities which was mentioned in this article. I had to train unqualified H1B individuals who would be taking my job as well as those of 219 other American IT workers at Northeast . When I was let go, my pink slip said I was laid off due to lack of work. Now, 3 years later my job is still there, being done by a H1B but guess who isn’t there – ME – the American IT who had to train the H1B worker who got to keep my job.

Just as a follow-up, I had to sign a non- disclosure document which stated that I would never reveal what went on at Northeast or I would be sued for my severance. I decided to not hide in the shadows but to talk as to what actually happened and the effects it has on the lives of those of us who get replaced by H1Bs.

Here is another post:

H1 B visa attracting the Best and brightest … BALLS ! what a shitty joke is that … Speaking as someone who was unceremoniously chased out of Engineering because my prospective employers preferred to hire two Indians for the price of me (good luck with that, BTW), there are plenty of home-grown American girls and boys who can hold their own against the “skills” of South Asian slave labor. these HI B assholes then sponsor their wheel chaired parents and gand parents who to come to the land of the “FREE” and become net PARASITES consumers of our social benefits … H1B is a giant sop to the likes of FaceSHIT and Disney, allowing them to pocket more profit while tossing Americans out of work !

And another post:

You would feel the same way if you were in our shoes. you dont understand, people are losing their homes, and cannot find jobs right away because foreigners are here taking all the jobs for cheap. Hes hit it on each point, even interviews. I had a friend who was doing a job, it got outsourced, he went in for a interview for his job, his tech interview consisted of the indian managers asking him what dropdowns , lists would he use. Nobody has this stuff memorized, instead of looking at his skill set, he was set up to fail and did. The funny thing is when his time was up they couldnt repace him because they couldnt find anyone to take over his job. Eventually they found someone, and they released him. Americans are angry and rightly so.

And another post:

I’ve had friends that told me to get over it, its a global economy. yeah well, you all paid for my unemployment, my mortgage assistance and for my retraining, so dont think it doesnt hurt you too. Its not right and it needs to stop. I just hope Trump does the right thing. This is why he got elected, people are mad and they arent going to take it anymore. Ive been outsourced twice in a row-years part. First tme, i’ll never forget the indian contractor asked me how I did so much work! After I left I heard they hired 3 indians to replace me. And that manager had the nerve to ask me to help them AFTER i left the company. I told him, sorry, in this country when we leave a job we leave it, if you dont have qualified people to do my job, you should not have told the company you could do it. If you want to rehire me at my rate ok, otherwise sorry. I want to the the laws changed. We have a right to have work in our country.

And another post:

I get about 5 calls and 30 emails a day, all from Indian recruiters, and 99% of them horrible attempts to place me in a position that doesn’t fit my resumes or online profiles. And I mean dramatically; as in mandatory required skills aren’t listed even as buzzwords. They even ignore my header saying “Raleigh NC area only” or my minimum salary. I’ve learned a few things about this.
1. They always try to get you to call them, even though most have extremely poor communication skills and a text based medium like email or chat is far more effective. By talking to you, or by pitching a few month contract with no overtime or benefits on the other side of the country, it’s more likely they can determine your age or visa status. Since young people on visas are willing to move every few months just to stay in the country, or other Indians would not have a problem understanding them.
2. This is a false attempt to place me. The real goal is to be able to claim they performed a “local talent search first” by making sure you aren’t a fit and would never take the job. They can then push lesser qualified people under a visa. IF YOU RESPOND you are helping to provide them confirmation of their attempt.
3. They all seem to use the same mailing and unsubscribe service, and many send the same application form. It’s obviously from centralized sources.
I’m sure I’m not alone in this experience.

And here are some replies to said post:

I too have been contacted in the same manner. I was told that most of them just need to get the contact information to fill their quota to find people. Most of the time when I ask for specifics about the position to confirm that I am qualified they cannot give it to me. Not even the second person that they pass me off to. Most of them want to place me at a company that is out of State. Americans have roots and India citizens will go anywhere. Your assessment is spot on.

Back around 1999 when my name first started appearing in anti-H-1B debates, I got a phone call from a guy selling want ads in a tech magazine (Byte, if memory serves). He was looking for a list of immigration lawyers he could pitch on buying bogus ads “looking” for programmers.

I don’t think they are that organized. These are mom and pop companies and nowadays there are Indian call centers assisting in search and these call centers hire anyone who speaks English. Most of the times they lack basic understanding of computer terminology. I am astonished how low educated group of foreigners completely control the IT recruiting industry. They are even placing the people in DoD. One of the main reasons is the collusion between hiring managers and recruiters.

There’s corruption going on. Want to know how could those Indian IT schools guarantee their graduates a job? They give kickbacks to hiring managers who in turn hire them.

Locals don’t stand a chance.

.corruption,nepotism—according to CIS.org 42% of H1B goes to people from just 2 Indian States (Andhara and Tamil Nadu) ….instead of IT industry , it seems a Tech Mafia more successful than South American Cartels

http://cis.org/

You are spot on Kevin and Sarab. Since ethics and moral is dead now, the government should bring some form of check and balance in the system to break this collusion between the agencies and hiring managers. This is infectious.

You’d be surprised how organized it is even as individual mom & pop efforts; there are public forums telling fellow Indians how to act in America, answers to certification test questions, what interviewers want to hear to every variety of interview question, getting fake education credentials, etc. Lots of resources available to individuals.

I  won’t even work with a recruiter unless they are American. I don’t like giving the India recruiters my time. When my husband was looking I told him not to work with any of them too. He quickly learned that they were a waste of time since they all try to get you to relocate to a different State.

I’m willing to relocate to another state … but the quality of matches to my experience is poor. I can get a much better return on my time looking on my own. Also, given the overall situation, it’s beyond annoying to consider letting Indian companies be a middleman and take a cut when an American company is employing an American worker, even albeit for a temp contract role.

It is ridiculous! 90% don’t match my skills at all. For those that are close or if I can refer someone, I will try to get rate information to see if it’s even worthwhile to pass it along (especially if travel is involved). Many times they try to duck the question about rate or salary by saying “it’s open.” No way.

For anyone sending me an e-mail with a rate from the early 90’s ($25-$30 per hour Corp to Corp, for example) they get a Nastygram telling the to call 1-800-H1B-VISA.

I guarantee that the Indian job shops are skirting H1-B restrictions by brining over L-1 visa holders.

Some of these recruiters have a quota. They have to get X number of resumes for a given job in the next 24 hours. Their email messages seem to always use the word “URGENT” in caps. Then you discover that the job is a 3 month gig for $25/hour 2000 miles away.

I once was called by an Indian woman – I spoke kindly to her in the beginning. I then told her “You are calling from India are’t you?” She replied sheepishly, yes she was. That explained much to me. At the time I was puzzled how these people survive in the USA. This was 4 years ago. Since then I found about Magic Jack, then everything fell into place. I quote Wiki.

“Magicjack is a device that plugs into a USB port on the user’s computer (or in the case of magicJack Plus, plugs directly into a router) and has a standard RJ-11 phone jack into which any standard phone can be plugged. This allows the user to make unlimited phone calls to the U.S. and Canada.” Bottom line, Indians use US VoIP numbers and make it appear that they are working from the US. Magic Jack is only ONE of hundreds of these type of services.

Another trend I have noticed is that the Indian recruiters will interview a USA citizen, feed them hope for a job, but it is a setup to make these Indian recruiters look like they are actively recruiting American people when the actual final outcome is to hire the Indian. The USA IT person is left holding the bag.

Linkedin is where most of these India-based subcontractors with Magic Jack devices operate on. ALL honest US based recruiters on the site are SICK of these sub-contractors plying their Fakery and trade on Linkedin. As if 50% of the market cornered by the BIG-4 was not enough, these Fake bastards sitting in India are trying to gain a foothold in the rest of the 50% of the market as well and are succeeding lots of times. Honest US based recruiters are one-tenth of the number of these Fake CON-artists in India. Just by their sheer numbers they are able to contact MORE and MORE people in the USA (companies, honest recruiters, candidates ) they are mostly OPT, but since there are close to a million work visas these con-artists try to get a hold of ANY-Indian with any work visa-lawful or illegally gained and have been successfully placing them in IT jobs in the past few years.

from:(webmsi OR systelinc OR panzersolutions OR panzersols OR keshavconsulting OR @tscti. OR gupta OR @vui-inc OR cbsinfosys OR tata. OR infosys OR collabera OR hcl OR euclidinnovations OR Lancesoft OR pyramidci OR sharma OR kumar OR fido OR idctechnologies OR okayainc OR sagetl OR agreeya OR edoorsinc OR mindlance OR libsysinc OR talentburst OR intellisofttech OR @usgrpinc OR diversant OR nlbservices OR mastech OR usmsystems OR objectwin OR synechron OR itmmi OR myasap OR axiustek OR abacusservice OR krgtech OR tresourceinc )

I receive an e-mail from an Indian recruiter (besides others) that started off with this
Dear Professional,

Hope you are doing Good..

!!! H1-B ONLY LOCAL –

Title: Web Systems Administrator
Location: Edgewater Park, NJ
Duration: 6 month+ contract
Warm Regards,
Ajaz Khan |Sr. Technical Recruiter
Panzer Solutions LLC
50 Washington Street,
9th Floor, SONO Corporate Center
Norwalk CT 06854
Voice: 203-652-1444 /Ext: 149
Fax: 203-286-1457

And here is another post:

I get many calls and contacts from Indian IT recruiters doing resume screen scrapping matches, from various databases. Most of these have no context about my previous or current employment, no context of my geo location or preferences as a US citizen. Feels like a Visa worker, no home roots, shell matching game. 😉 Wonder if all these false hits, are being used in any way to discredit American worker availability or tech readiness?

Here is a comment that I found on a Breitbart article:

>There are no Americans to take these jobs.

This is a lie, these jobs have plenty of qualified applicants, the employers simply make up fake postings with hyper-specific requirements custom-tailored to an H-1B applicant they already had in mind but unnecessary for the job, and then they post those in the local paper to prove that they “tried” to find a qualified domestic worker.

The other trick they use is going on LinkedIn, finding currently unemployed programmers who are in a different specialization (obviously not a fit for the position, like finding a C++ native programmer when what they need is a web developer), then they set up a phone interview to get that applicant’s contact information, and once they have that information they never contact the applicant again and ignore his/her phone calls.

For them, it’s all about gathering evidence that they tried to hire a domestic worker without actually intending to. They deliberately construct a process where the attempt is meant to fail. This fraud is very common and the fines for being caught are very low.

Go talk to domestic tech workers some time, almost all of them have experienced this at one point or another, and we’re all aware of the low quality of H-1B applicants. India is one of the worst abusers, these “educated” workers mass cheat their way through university and their work is widely agreed to be of uniformly poor quality. The liberal universities don’t want to be called “raycis” by cracking down on the mass cheating and they argue “it’s part of their culture”, so they ignore it.

It’s unbelievable the fraud Indians and H-1B employers get away with. H-1B is harming the American worker and damaging tech quality and reputation. It’s about time American tech workers got a President who is willing to crack down on the abuse of this terrible program.

And another comment from said article:

Go Daddy CEO is LYING just like stingy, Zuckerberg. They want the foreign workers for 2 reasons: they can pay them LESS than Americans and they can have more CONTROL over them than American employees

And here are some replies to said comment:

Exactly. My exhusband was in IT and in the dotcom days, there were a lot of jobs he was making more in 2001 than he is making now because the jobs he was doing, got taken up by all foreigners. Every good job started to dissolve and its great if you have a high degree, but the low-to-mid range jobs are not for Americans or even advertised anymore.

There’s an important third reason you’re missing – the glut of tech labor causes wages to stagnate. Suppose wages in the software industry have been depressed by $10k, a figure I would call extremely conservative, because of all of the foreign labor that has flooded the market. Microsoft employs two hundred thousand people, and let’s say half of those people are engineers – also a conservative figure. That’s a billion dollars a year savings, on top of the savings they clear from paying H-1Bs reduced wages. The few billion dollars that Bill Gates gives to charities as a distraction is nothing compared to what he’s getting payed in dividends by promoting the visa scam.

Correct. If you look at Michele Malkin’s, book Sold-Out, she /her co-author document how for years greedy, ultra-STINGY companies like FASCISTbook, Microsolft, etc. have been pushing for years for more foreign visa workers. Ultra-hypocrite Zuckerberg have been paying very large sums of INFLUENCE (bribe) money to Obama/ other political sluts/ whores to sell-out American workers. Also some of these ultra-greedy companies have paid ZERO federal taxes while even receiving corporate welfare for many of these deceptive work visa scams.

Here is another post from the FB IT forum:

The corporate lobby and the greedy politicians have lied so much about the skill shortage that no one with an iota of common sense believes them anymore. Lets assume for a moment these workers are really “high skilled”, how come their spouses get to work at the expense of the Americans. Are they presumed to be “High Skilled” just because they marry these workers. How about the students on OPT? How come they can apply for these visas with zero experience and be considered “High Skilled”.
Another lie that is perpetuated too often is only the body shops are the problem here and the companies like Google , Apple, Disney genuinely need the visas but the truth is they are undercutting the local worker in the same way, they just have more money to payoff the opinion makers.And they are able to get the cheap labor because the alien worker gets to live in the most advanced ,prosperous ,secure country in the world ie at the back of American taxpayers.

The solution is pretty simple. Test the market place for skill shortage and the wage gap. Scrap the H1B,L1,OPT right away. Any company that needs to import “highly skilled” workers should be made to pay atleast $150K minimum. The worker should be temporary ie no possibility of a green card/citizenship. The company should get a year to find a replacement or train the local staff. If they are unable to do so, the temp worker should get a 25% raise every year for a maximum of 5 years. This is a win win for everyone except the greedy companies.

Lets not believe these doomsday scenarios that predicts economic meltdown without imported workers. Remember every economist predicted a stock market crash in case of a Trump’s victory. These paid shills don’t sound very smart now , do they?

A study shows that computer programmer employer is down 11% because of H1B visas:   http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/02/14/study-h-1b-visas-reduced-computer-programmer-employment-by-up-to-11/

Here is another post:

MZ and other tech billionaires want slave labor and profits so they misguide our public and the President and senators and congressman that Americans are dumb, dont have skills or training to work in their companies so they need H1B visas and more than before. If they had their way, they would not hire even one American. One CS grad from UC Berkeley, topper from his HS, with 4.3GPA and 8 APs, one of only 2 students to get into UCB from his HS, applied to all the companies, including FB and did not get an interview. He is practically unemployed or underemployed for past 3 years. He gets job offers of 40k to 60k in silicon valley small firms, where the rent is $2500 for a room. The sad thing is that our CA congressman and senators depend on them for their election $$$$$ and do not fight the H!B visas. DOL knows its all fraud and that there are plenty of CS grads in America. Many work in small tech firms at 40 to 60k a year. Thankfully President Trump has atleast talked about the problem. The big tech companies have so much money that they have literally brainwashed the people and the the govt. The tech companies dont hire American grads as they would need to give benefits, and cant make them work 24/7 like they can do with H1B visa recipients. Microsoft interviewed some of the UCB grads, and told them to go work in start ups in the phone interview. MS did not even invite them for an interview in Seattle, greedy, dont want to pay for the interview. I hope President Trump does something about discontinuing H1B visas totally until our American citizen CS grads are fully employed.
If they dont get jobs, we the tax payers are on the hook for their $180K student loans for their education, as they cant pay it back.

And here is a post on a Breitbart article:

Less than 40% of the grads from some of the nations top schools including Cornell and UC Berkeley, in STEM, can verifiably find post-graduation jobs. That’s a national disgrace that so many of our best and brightest are being thrown away merely to hire foreigners.

Here is another post from the IT FB forum:

Go to Best Buy and you will be surprised how many kids working there with BS in Comp Sci because they can’t get a corp job.

And here are some replies to said post:

I was at my car dealership recently and my service rep was a recent grad with a Computer Science degree.

but it gets worse folks, many of us have had our credit destroyed because of lack of work – I was recently hired at walmart for a whopping ten per hour only to be told that they couldn’t bring me on because my credit was bad

Damn. It sickens me that companies aren’t required to compensate those affected much more generously. Not as though these companies are losing money. Just greedy execs funding their second and third vacation homes.

And here is another post:

Americans should cancel their FB accounts and should stop using Ebay. Ebay has more than 50 % foreign workers. I was told by an EBay employee on H1b that 80% workers in silicon valley are Indian or foreigners. Despite 500 million more spent by Hillary and full support from the tech billionaires and King Buffett, Trump won the WH on the silent and not so silent votes of the victims, who nobody paid attention to. If Trump does what he said he would do, he is sure to get the 8 years. Maybe tech tycoons should think again.

And another post:

The big tech companies are not tryng to hire qualified US citizens. Microsoft gives telephone interviews to CS grads from top UCs and tells them to go work in start ups. They have no intention of hiring them. FB does not even give an interview to US grads. Google gives phone interviews and rejects US grads and only considers US citizens with Masters degrees, but will hire H1B with bachelors degrees. All these tech firms should be forced to give names of US CS grads they interviewed and rejected and reasons for rejecting them, before they are give labor certification by the DOL. I believe the US college students in STEM field should all write to the POTUS that the H1B visas should be discontinued totally and the exceptional talented people should come on the exceptional talent category. These students who will graduate with 180k in loans need to get jobs otherwise students wont go to college in the future as there will be no reward for going to college and spending huge amount of money. In addition to jobs going to H1B visas, the foreign students who graduate from US universities are allowed to work for 2 or 3 years without H1B so that also takes away jobs from US citizens. I was told by some Indians that going to US Unversities is the easiest way to settle in the US.

And here is another post:

The STEM skill shortage myth is the root of the issue that needs to be exposed. Everything is based off of that. Why are we not importing lawyers, journalists, doctors en masse like we do tech workers? Heck congress with a rating in teens can use some best and bright senators from abroad. The reason we don’t import these professionals is because they have powerful lobby, strict standards and a compliant media. We can’t even get medicine from Canada but when it comes to the tech labor ,be my guest. And why does it happen? The proverbial “shortage”. That’s why the green card should be the only avenue to get an alien into this country. And all the professions should be a fair deal. Try demanding that and watch the visceral pushback.

Here are some comments about H1B visas in response to an online article about H1B visas:

First, let’s dispell with the notion of a shortage. Since 2000 IT salaries across the board have stagnated and dropped when accounting for inflation. When there is a shortage, wages rise. Basic supply and demand.

If there is a shortage, it is of people willing to work at reduced wages. Offshore outsourcing firms have difficulty attracting top talent because they pay so abysmally.

Next, name one time employers said “hey, we don’t have a shortage this year. We should hire local workers instead”. Never to my knowledge. Not in 2001 or 2002 post 9-11 when the economy tanked and unemployment in IT rose. In fact they raised the H-1b cap at that time – the worst possible time when people were trying to get back on their feet. And again in 2008 any talk of surpluses from industry as they shed workers? Crickets.

The bottom line is that you can’t trust a CEO to tell you when a shortage exists. The answer will always be “yes”. You should trust the data.

Unfortunately the circumstances of the labor market have no impact whatsoever on H-1b approvals. There is no relief when Americans are struggling.

Because this visa is based on a false premise of shortages and has been so systematically abused by both foreign and domestic firms, it’s time to take away this tool from companies. They can’t be trusted to use it properly.

If there is a shortage it is in very niche areas. The H-1b doesn’t give preference to workers with those niche skills. Most visas are awarded to outsourcing firms.

Sorry, my generosity is over. No more. The next CEO that claims a shortage had better bring facts to back it up. Not claims always unchallenged by the media. They can say whatever the hell they want if the media doesn’t challenge them and demand proof. But the media relies on them for ad revenue, and I wouldn’t expect the media to demand real answers.

The law fails us. Executives fail to show integrity. The media fails us. So no more. If Trump kills the entire program, you had it coming.

I’ve been developing software for 20 years as well. Many of the criticisms in the article are spot on. I’ve been laid off and then had to compete against folks willing to consider H1-B candidates. They tell me to my face. In order to get a foot into the interview I have to either lower my salary expectations or keep them exactly the same.

As someone else in these comments notes, there is wage stagnation in IT. I agree and I have felt it. I have even had Indian colleagues on green cards tell me *they* were having trouble competing with H1-Bs.

As the article also notes, it might depend on where you are. You can’t have every IT worker living in Austin.

There are some companies which has almost 90% of the employees are on H-1Bs. Not all the H-1B can find a project. In average 25% of the company sits on the bench. Well…There is a TRICK here. Where do they sit ? In California ? No. They sit in India. Why they sit in India ? That way company does not run payroll, Costs…These people can fly to USA in 24 hours. This is totally ILLEGAL.When the company files H-1Bs they get fake SOWs (Statement of Work). In SOW they say that H-1Bs will work at that location bla bla bla between these dates bla bla bla. Company A gets SOW from company B. company B is part of ponzi scheme as well. All FAKE. If you learn what these companies are doing , you will puke. I sometimes find it disgusting…As a human being.

Before the H-1B we got all the all the STEM workers we needed by way of free market capitalism. The free market is fabulous at responding to shortages and surpluses. The H-1B is government manipulation of the market place in favor of employers.

If, as advocates assert, a skill set is in short supply then in a free market that skill set should command a premium not an average wage. The H-1B allows employers to avoid paying that premium wage which harms Americans with that skill set. The employer is only required to pay an average no a premium wage to the foreigner.

We should end the H-1B and other forms of giving jobs to foreigners. That forces economic efficiency. The stronger firms are able to pay up for scarc skills and weaker firms go without. That is makes for a stronger nation. The H-1B allows weak firms to exist where free market capitalism would kill them off leading to a healthier economy.

One of the beauties of free market capitalism is that opinions do not count. Is there a shortage or a surplus? The free market will respond correctly no matter which it is.

I read this and can relate “One of my coworkers is working at a supermarket”.

Yes. I also know IT workers who are no longer working in IT. ALL American IT workers I know are sick of the H1B program. I am sick of it too and want it scrapped. It’s not right!

When there’s a shortage, raise salaries, students respond. IT salaries are flat!

Salary Surveys are not real-world either.

Now American companies are squeezing indian companies even more! Less onshore and more offshore.
Good read, bringing the feelings of those who quit IT due to H1B. I know many myself.

And here are some comments from the FB anti-H1B forum:

I know of at least 3 previously successful STEM professionals (not including VB’s situation) who have been homeless – sleeping in their vehicle due to this nonsense

I was told of a STEM grad in Ohio, a woman, she could not find work, heavy in debt, became depressed and went to heroin usage. Shocked and dismayed the family. The OPT program favors foreign students over ourUSA student time and time again. Great country huh?

Regarding outsourcing and offshoring, the H-1B is a two step: first they outsource, they then offshore. Basically a contractor like the ones that dominate the H-1B program goes to an American employer with something like the following pitch: you have an IT department with individual employees making, say, $140k a year. Fire them all, hire the H-1B contractor, and that will be just the start of your savings! The American employer asks: how will I save money? The H-1B contractor says — because my guys will be paid $60k a year, so even with the contractor cost it’ll be less than 140K. American employer says: how do I know your guys can do the work? H-1B contractor explains: your guys will train my guys. American employer says — but won’t my guys complain? H-1B contractor says — nope: make their severance depend on training their replacements AND a non-disclosure, non-disparagement agreement. American employer says — gee, I’m interested: but you said that just STARTS the savings? H-1B contractor says — yep: because once you’ve replaced, say, 10 Americans with 10 H-1bs who are trained at the work, the H-1B contractor explains they will leave just one or two in the US as management liaison, and ship all the other jobs offshore — they’ll make $25k in India, which is less than $60k in the US, and a LOT less than the $140K the Americans were making in the first place. So H-1B outsourcing is a preliminary step to offshoring the jobs altogether — a SUBSIDY provided to a job-exporting machine by the US government.

The thing is, the H-1B program does two things — and ONLY two things: it subsidizes outsourcers (the job exporting machine I just described), and it DELAYS green cards. So the solution is to kill outsourcing AND deliver green cards, faster. You can’t outsource with green cards because there’s no cost advantage (a guy with a green card doesn’t undercut US wages, they GET American wages), and you can’t offshore with green cards because (being legal permanent residents), they create and keep jobs here.

Here is another post:

Based on my humble observation of the IT industry, I have evidenced that giants like IBM really started this managed service provider (MSP) game from early 2000 itself right after the dot com bubble bust. Like to register this point as many think that only the Indian outsourcing giants are the reason for the H1B and outsourcing abuse going on for more than a decade.

Here is a post from Breitbart:

I’m an American programmer who lost his job in IT last year, pushed out by the flood of H -1B’s from India, outsourcing too.

But I’m determined to get back into the field, very determined.

The entire H-1B visa program should have been named “The Full Indian Employment Act” for that’s what it has been for many years now.

And another post:

I totally agree with you. This system is just cheap tec labor for many large corporations in US. I use to work at Cummins and they did this all the time. Young people in computer fields for US colleges couldn’t get a job for anything. They hired Indians for half wages.

And another post:

In addition to IT, the Biotechnology and Pharma industries have very high numbers of H1b visa workers. It’s become….awkward to be native born. I work in Silicon Valley in the Biotechnology industry. I feel like an outsider as a native-born American. Sometimes though, some white males relish using Asian immigrant females to try and insult native-born women, so the situation is paying off for some people. Only once in a while does an immigrant seem more competent than an average American worker.

Here is a post from a WND article:

There are many of us out here that thrived early in our information technology careers only to be magically too old or too expensive once over the age of 40. We were not given a chance to prove our skills transfer well to changes in methods and computer languages. We were not given a chance to take lower pay and restart our careers as the industry changed.

My guess is a million Americans, probably more, with information technology degrees, many with advanced degrees, have left the industry. Many having a decade and more of experience are underemployed and others are surviving on consulting and short term contract work because imported, cheaper, younger, contract labor have the jobs we used to have. Many of the largest companies use thousands of temporary contract workers to avoid providing benefits and careers.

Saddest of all to me is that so many of the layoff and hiring decisions are made by people grossly unqualified to make them. If pro basketball teams used the same logic, they would have people that have never played and do not know how to play basketball deciding their draft picks based solely on off court interviews.

Incidentally, I completed my Masters in IT a decade ago at age 49. I earned all As. Half of my fellow students were Indians and few others were Chinese. They openly acknowledged my software development and project management knowledge was superior to theirs. I was the only American in my group in one class. My younger Indian group members referred to me as the old smart guy. One of my younger American classmates asked me how I knew so much. None of this mattered once I put my resume out. I was too old, so I continue taking whatever temporary contract development work that I can get. Most my age have not been so fortunate.

Here is a post from the FB IT Forum:

I used to tell people, not only GCs/Citizens are being replaced by H1bs but I’ve seen higher wages paid H-1bs are being replaced by H-1bs (who are with outsourcing companies) and L-1bs (with outsourcing companies). Because, they are more cheaper. All corporates’ main aim is simple – automate everything (That’s what current IT is for) and get to the next level by getting profits through automation. Network/Robotix Security and AI is going to rule the next generation.

And another post:

The issue is simple. offshoring is getting easier the cost difference is 10 to 1. It will not stop. The few jobs that are needed in the US will be filled by young indentured workers with shorter and shorter career than their predecessors. It is not a good scene. I specifically asked in a very nice way not to rant but to get together and find a solution. PLEASE don’t change the direction of this conversation.

And another post:

Remember all of those good paying jobs that Obamacare was going to created? Many, maybe most, of those jobs went to H-1B Dependent contractors. These companies have permeated the workforce. There are hundreds of thousands of H-1B visa recipients all across the country.

And a reply to the post above:

[Name withheld] is absolutely correct. The entire McLean, Northern VA, Dulles-BWI-Fairfax / Loudon County-DC area has been overrun by H1Bs from india… just in the last 7-8 years. It is unbelievable what has happened. This is what Obamacare “achieved” – changed the demographics of DC in less than a decade, and WASTE billions of dollars of taxpayer money.

And another comment:

Probably the biggest abuser of the H-1B visa is the federal government. It is not just Obamacare. You can include the USPS, the Fed, and many, many other federal agencies are hiring out to H-1B Dependent employers, especially in metro Washington, DC.

And here are some posts from a Conservative Review article:

Many folks with technical degrees are not getting hired due to age discrimination (which WorkSource in my state defines as those over 40) as well as being replaced with cheap labor, i.e. H1B workers. Years ago, I worked as a contractor/temp at John Deere Product Development and there was a very large number of asian engineers working there. I’m a 60 year old engineer that had security clearances, and have not been able to land an engineering or other technical position. Most other jobs, I am over-qualified for.

I worked for a company that did that. All the customer service people were American and all the programmers were on visas from the Ukraine and Poland.

Most H-1b visas are going to the Offshore Outsourcing companies, in order to facilitate the removal of jobs from the United States.

This represents an INSANE waste of U.S. taxpayer resources.

Kick the Offshore Outsourcing companies out of the H-1b system, and we will never run out of H-1b visas. Then the auto companies and Silicon Valley will have nothing to complain about.

The Offshore Outsourcing companies can use the U.S. Free Labor market, you know Capitalism. Same as any other ordinary business on Main St. The Offshore Outsourcing companies don’t need any U.S. Federal Government subsidies, indeed to give them help from our U.S. Federal Government, is completely insane.

More than half of the H-1b visas are taken by Offshore Outsourcing companies. The Offshore Outsourcing companies bring in a transient fresher workforce that is trained by better qualified, more experienced, American workers. After the training the American is fired and hits the unemployment line. When enough such replacements have occured, the entire department is moved t India.

In India they call the H-1b visas, the Offshore Outsourcing visa.

If we kicked the Offshore Outsourcing companies out of the H-1b U.S. Federal Government program, we would never have seen a year, since inception, where we ran out of H-1b visas.

And more visas would be available to our domestic technology originating companies.

Look the U.S. has seen a very slow recovery, it is about time we took a look at how our Federal Government programs are hijacked in such a way that it is damaging our economy. H-1b visa is clearly one of those places.

I did postdoctoral biomedical research at a major University in Boston and about 90% were foreigners who came there on a J1 visa, then switched to H1B and later got a green card. Salaries were around 40k a year with no benefits, no 401k, no healthcare etc. I don’t see how a US STEM graduate could afford to do a 4-6 year fellowship on that salary while still paying off student loans. Consequently, US graduates don’t stay in research and cheap immigrants will take their fellowship positions which gives them an advantage over US STEM graduates in the job market later on. It should be much harder for foreigners to get a H1B visa.

This article is 100% spot on. I have witnessed this up close and personal for years in the high-tech industry. In one company, a hard-working engineer on a H-1B suddenly got a significant increase in his paycheck and didn’t know why. His boss, a friend of mine, had no idea why he got it. His boss had to go many layers up to find out what had happened. It turned out that the company had been UNDERpaying the employee, believe it or not, and the government found out and stepped in to force the company to raise his pay to the lowest acceptable level for his job function. So, this company was actually paying this hard-working employee LESS than the already-low standard. This company, along with many others, recently offered an early retirement offer to employees at or over a certain age. This move allowed the company to get rid of many higher paid senior employees, most of whom were natural-born US citizens, to make room for entry-level H-1B employees. This may give a short-term boost to gross margins, but they will pay dearly in the long run. I have also worked with STEM professors, who are struggling in general with dropping STEM enrollments.

It is truly a tragedy to see American students who have worked so hard and spent so much money to get a STEM degree not able to find jobs. I was fortunate to graduate in a different time, when STEM jobs for American citizens were plentiful. Sadly, I think in the not-too-distant future China and other Asian countries will surpass America in pretty much everything STEM-related, including education, and students will no longer be flocking to the US for this type of education. I have traveled to China many times on business, and it is abundantly clear that they are working like crazy to be the best in the world. It appears that it’s just a matter of time, and the dumbing-down of the American school system is helping things accelerate in that direction.

I was shown a site with a bunch of stories of H1B visa abuse:  http://www.hireamericansfirst.org/members/h1b_harm_report.aspx

I noticed that CIBER, Inc, one of the companies that was complained about, is on a couple of the lists above:

I whitnessed two executives in my company state; -“We are targeting H1 workers as I can hire 10 of them for 4 Americans” ~Director -“60% of your jobs [referenceing the 100+ Americans in the room] are going to India and Eastern Europe so we can be competitive.” ~CEO

Here is another entry (though for a different company: Providence Health and Services):

After I left the company – I was replaced by an H1B, I am still being continually harassed by the Indian Manager. Every week, I undergo fake interviews with H1B companies asking me for a ‘previous manager’ reference. This is why H1b is harmful to US citizens. New graduates cant get into the the entry level jobs are still held by h1b people, with their fake personas. US citizens who have enough experience cant get higher paying jobs because the H1B presents themselves with fake credentials, all helped by companies who earns from them. This is how they work: 1) They would post a job opening with pay of 80,000 to 110,000 a year… Check cybercoders.com 2) They would screen candidates, US citizens, ask them endless questions from a book, until the candidate fails to answer one. 3) Then they would say no US citizen was able to answer the questions 4) Then they would introduce the H1B contractor. The H1B contractor earns 50,000 a year and then they would pocket the 30,000. Imagine if they have 100 H1B contractors in one company.

Here is someone complaining about Computer Sciences Corporation (can’t find them, so far, on my H1B pusher list, but they are on my Amnesty supporter list and also listed on my outsourcing/offshoring list and appear to be a member of the pro-Amnesty, pro-Common Core Business Roundtable (which IS on the list as supporting more H1B visas),  and also appear to be on my lists as having fired someone for not agreeing with the Gay Agenda, appear to be on this list as one of the worst companies to work for,  and appear on my Planned Parenthood supporter list,  so we already know that they are sleazy.):

Since 1997 I have competed with H-1B programmers with the result that I was forced, time after time, to work on projects with older technologies, despite obtaining a BS in computer science in 1998 and consistent efforts to join assignments involving newer, job-securing technologies. Often I changed jobs so to work with these technologies, and also often I found I was working in a primarily H-1B shop where I was excluded from the work I sought by tightly-banding H-1B workers who manoevered to keep the key technology projects for themselves (even though I originally was hired to work on these projects). Eventually I had to commute further and further just to find jobs which I could get in what I had most recently worked with — generally the older technologies. Finally in November 2011 I as laid off and have not find an IT job. I often see ads for candidates with 2 years experience which the employer is willing to sponsor for a visa. I am an American citizen, have 30 years of varied IT experience, a fairly recent BS in Computer Science and I cannot get a job even as a tester or Business Analyst or low-level programmer, positions I would take, although I would prefer a programmer/software engineer position such as that which I had during the first 30 years of my career.

Here is a video of how some guys are helping companies pull off the H1B scam:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCbFEgFajGU

Here is a comment from someone from Yahoo (which appears on my H1B list MANY times):

I trained/mentored H-1b visa holders, they went back to their country – I was laid off.

I found a comment about a company called Stryker, which, according to here, does indeed seem to be abusing H1B visas):

I have 2 Bachelor’s degrees: BS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I also have MS in Electrical Engineering. I also have many years of experience as a hardware and software engineer. For several years, I’ve been unable to find any employment. I was interviewed numeros times, and during those interviewes was openly told that the interview is done for the statutory purposes to hire an H1-B candidate, and they have no intention of hiring me no matter what my qualifications are. The last such an interview and such a rejection occurred in August of 2011. HR rep. Becky Charon of Stryker Corp. conducted a statutory interview with me on August 20, 2011 (Friday), and on August 22, 2011(Sunday), she sent me a rejection letter.

Here is a post from someone complaining about JP Morgan Chase (a really sleazy company):

I was laid off in 2002 and unable to find another position. Then I find out about Orin Hatch and the American Competitaveness Act for the Twenty First Century. Hatch and anyone like him are nothing more than traitors. I had to sell my home, and various other possessions, I was unable to find another job in IT. Another thing that I learned during this period is that menial, minimum wage jobs will not hire you if you have an IT degeree and several years of experience.

Another complaint about Texas Instruments:

Trained a H-1B employee to do my job, then was fired.

Here is another post, with no company listed:

The company I was working at until May 1999 hired an H-1B worker who was doing the same kind of work as me and who I helped train to learn what we did on our team. When layoffs occurred in May 1999, I was let go less than a month after the H-1B employee was hired. The H1B employee remained because the company had hired him under a minimum 2 year obligation as an H-1B transfer. More recently ( about 2 years ago), I discovered that one or more local consulting companies have hired almost exclusively H-1b employees to work on local contracts in Omaha, NE. I discovered while giving one employee that worked with locally, a ride home. I was introduced to 4 or 5 guys staying at the apartment provided thru the consulting company with almost no furniture. No beds, only 1 couch. They told me that they must work for this company 2 or 3 years before the company will apply for a green card for them. The situation for these men is similar to Indentured servants while waiting from their green card to be even applied for. They worked for local companies who wired up computers in their apartment so that these guy could work all day at the office and then go home and work many more hours in evening from home. I’m pretty sure their average pay is less than PERM employees or PERM contractors in Omaha. Hard to compete in this economy with foreign H-1B employees who send half their income out of country. I don’t see how this helps our economy. I believe the IT managers in this area have worked together to give preference to H-1B employees, but have no proof of this. I believe I would be unemployable either full-time or as a contractor in Omaha, which is a small I.T. community, if I spoke publicly about the number of jobs that have been given preference to H-1B employees in Omaha, NE. I would need to speak with somone from your organization before I would consider speaking to the media or being a party in a class action suit.

And another post (of which, I’ve heard similar stuff about pharmaceutical workers being decimated by sleazy corporate tactics from two others online that are in the chemistry profession):

So much has been said of the computer specialists, but scant attention is being paid to the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical industries. My career as a research chemist has been totally destroyed because of both the H1-B program and job outsourcing to China and India. I know, I have always been the one to train these ‘highly qualified’ chemists. It’s not just the low salary and benefits (not even a 401K!) that is the reason these people are hired, but also because they will NOT speak up in their defense. By extension, these circumstances will apply to any American citizen that works in the lab. I have had several people, even in HR at large pharmaceutical companies tell me that science careers are “immigrant jobs”. After years of complaining and protesting against these circumstances (and making myself a target as a result), and then having the full impact of knowing that I was actually making LESS than a high school teacher after nearly 15 years of experience (with a Masters in both organic chemistry and and MBA), I have decided to simply give up and do the most sane thing I can. I am becoming a high school chemistry teacher. The salary is almost the same, the working conditions are better, and at the end of the day, I can feel reassured that I did not work my ass off just to make some conceited prick in top management more wealthly than he needs to be. And, to top it off, one has to be an AMERICAN CITIZEN to be a public school teacher! From what I hear the dean’s of various teaching programs around NY and NJ, their is a flood of American scientists going into education. It’s such a shame, because how on earth are we going to get kids interested in math and science when the end result is that they won’t have a job if they pursue such a career in the first place. This is first and foremost a national security issue. It must be addressed because science is the future.

Here is a complaint about Phillips Semiconductor:

In 1998 while working for Phillips Semiconductor in Mountain View I was replaced by an H-1b from India. A colleague was replaced at the same time same project by another H-1b. Have personally witnessed foreign labor pools inside every major Silicon Valley company I visited including Philips Semiconductor, HP, Nokia, AMD, IBM, Applied Materials. While living in San Jose my neighbor ( a mid-level HP manager who is black ) was coerced by his Indian management to implement a training policy where his 16 subordinates trained foreign labor replacements. The H-1b L-1 visa is the tool of choice for corporations to replace US workers with cheap foreign labor, marginalize the middle class, and leverage corporate profits.

Here is a complaint about EMC Corp, a group that has appeared on the H1B list many times:

Was layed of along with several other of 40 IT professionals and replaced by H1Bs.

Here is a complaint from someone from GE Healthcare:

I watched as 80% of the US citizens in my department were replaced with foreign visa workers while I was employed at GE Healthcare. Even though I have 15 years of experience in my field working with Fortune 500 companies- and a college degree I have remained either unemployed or under employed since September 2006. Ironically, the same companies that pursued me with offers of employment in the 90’s no longer consider me qualified to do the job I’d already been doing for over 10 years. When I do get interviews, strange things happen- in one case they company had supposedly received a hundred resumes for a software support position. I was one of the people they brought in for an interview- well they didn’t hire any of us and I saw the same position re-posted a few weeks later. This type of situation has been quite common as companies try manufacture evidence to support their claim that there is no qualified US citizen for their job- only to hire an H-1b at a fraction of the going wage.

And another post:

I recently had my last contract ended early due to “lack of work”. However, at the same time I was being sent away, several consultants from India were brought in to work on the same project. This project was entirely managed by Indian-born managers (don’t know if they were U.S. citizens) who exclusively employed Indian consultants (with only two exceptions) from WiPro, a huge Indian consulting company. WiPro regularly treated these managers, along with higher-level American management, to trips to India including luxurious accomodations, lavish night-life, and God knows what else. While on this project, I personally experienced total non-cooperation from WiPro consultants who I was assigned to lead (and other co-workers, with a few exceptions). WiPro went to this projects Indian managers and had me moved to another, lower-level position and replaced by a WiPro senior consultant to lead them instead. I was given inferior, short assignments that lacked requirements and told to do the architecture. Then I was told to do programming which I had been previously told was not required for my contract. The culmination was that I was not even allowed to finish my short projects and the last one was assigned to a WiPro consultant to finish so my contract could be ended. What angers me most is that WiPro is allowed to rotate their consultants, working on projects for this company, every year or less, effectively totally locking out American consultants from being employed. And, this is being done with the knowledge of American senior management and knowledge of their largest (and I think only) customer, McDonalds Corporation, Oak Brook,IL.

Here is a complaint from someone from PG&E, a company that has been reported on before as exploiting H1B visas:

My company was actively hiring Indian contractors through Tata and Infosys at the time I was let go.

Here is a complaint about Adobe Systems Inc.:

I worked for Adobe Systems on contract for 2 months. The company is filled to the ceiling with foreign workers from India, China, and Viet Nam. The Adobe Acrobat project (a $1 billion a year project) is run by a Viet Namese witch named Lily Tran who has never even heard of a GANTT chart. 100% of her staff is female imported Viet Namese workers. Adobe laid off 500 U.S. citizen workers in Dec. 2005 but not a single “temporary guest worker” was laid off. After they laid me off they asked me to come back to “work for one week only” to train my foreign replacement. I told them to take a hike. What part of FRAUD doesn’t the U.S. government understand when these people come in on skilled visas but don’t have the skills claimed? Many of these imported workers have never seen a light switch and we wonder why our economy is in trouble? BOYCOTT ALL ADOBE PRODUCTS.

Here is a complaint about Hewlett-Packard:

I was working at Hewlett Packard in Roseville California, and in September 2009 I was laid off with 11 other very valuable people. We saw over a month before a large group of India Nationals being given a tour, and one the men I was laid off with commented, “Those are our replacements.”. I didn’t know it at the time, but his statement turned out to be prophetic. Management brought in people from Bangalore India in order to replace us. They did however leave in place a skeleton crew of knowledgeable people to train our replacements, and their own when the time would come. They were even told this openly. It is rampant within Corporate world here in these USA, as well as HP. In my opinion the executives who made these decisions should be prosecuted under RICO statutes. Its not just the loss of a good job through unethical probably unlawful behavior. There is something else even more sinister of what executive management do in concert with the international banking cartel. The term is “ECONOMIC TERRORISM”. It is Treason at the very least.

And here is a complaint about Bank of New York Mellon:

I was laid off after 22 years with organization where I survived many mergers & takeovers. My job, and the jobs of many of my colleagues were replaced with lower cost offshore workers. This was what we were told in no uncertain terms. We were required to train these offshore workers in our New York offices as a condition of our receiving severance pay. In addition, I have seen my exact position, in my actual technology application area at the organization, and similar positions, advertised on many recruiting sites looking for consulting candidates. Essentially in addition to cheap labor from overseas, we were being replaced by temporary employees who are easily expendable and who don’t require any kind of benefit plan to be offered by the Bank other than an hourly rate. The temporary employees are typically from Indian consulting firms. No Americans need apply. In fact we were told upon our termination that we could apply for positions across the organization but unofficially, management & HR were directed not to rehire any of the dislocated staff since the general feeling is that eventually Indian programmers would be taking over all critical functions at a fraction of the cost. This company has its own Indian consulting firm which they purchased when they acquired Pershing Securities in 2003. The subsidiary which became their unofficial consulting arm was iNautix technologies. The bank, however makes substantial use of the services of Wipro, Cognizant, & Tata among others. I believe that I was absolutely harmed by their wholesale shipment of Indian programmers to the US to glean the knowledge from the US IT staff, so one’s job will be replaced by Indian IT staff. I was an officer who oversaw every change in departmental staff, including those allocated from overseas and I can safely say that the ratio of US staff to Indian staff was 20 to 1. Their work is sub-standard at best and the major difficulty is in their communication and dealings with US staff.

And a complaint about Exult:

My husband lost his computer programming job when his company imported cheaper programmers from India. The Americans had to train their replacements in order to receive severance.

You know, maybe the federal government could better crack down on H-1B Visa abuse….IF THEY WEREN’T ABUSING IT THEMSELVES!!!!   http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/guest-workers-employed-at-labor-department-headquarters-220647

Here is a post from the FB anti-H1B group:

May 19, 2016 at 12:02 am, Bob Barnard said:
Having worked at Microsoft for over a dozen years, and having lost my job to an H1B worker, let me lift the covers from a very crafty practice Microsoft uses to displace American workers with cheaper H1B’s, while still being able to state that they compensate H1B’s at the same grade level as American workers:

Microsoft accomplishes its goal of replacing American workers with less expensive H1B’s with an HR ‘sleight of hand’: the company simply reduces the lower boundary of an established pay grade to accommodate the lower salaries offered to H1B’s, who they then use to replace ‘more expensive’ American workers.

For example, the salary range at Microsoft for a level 62 employee might previously have been $90k to $110k. By simply reducing the lower boundary for level 62 from $90k down to $60k, Microsoft is able to terminate an American earning $90k, and bring in an H1B to replace the American at $60k. At the same time, Microsoft is able to say (with a straight face) that a new H1B hire is being brought in at the same pay grade (62) as the displaced American worker. Done deal. Happens all the time, folks. So much for Microsoft’s loyalty to long term, dedicated American employees.

May 19, 2016 at 8:02 am, Spundone said:
Seems to me these companies have no moral foundation nor if you please a solid foundation of civil responsibility and love of country . Americans first.
I believe when a corporation isis in need of kit delivery pressures they being lazy go to the entities mentioned and receive instant gratification. Then they blame Americans for being stupid to justify their nefarious actions. They are people in this world concerned only by quick profits and care not if they even create a environment where violence will come due to poverty from those whose fore fathers shed their blood to defend America and her allies. Corporations are not people is so we would have seen a descent conscience by now.

July 03, 2016 at 6:21 pm, Z US said:
Indians are explicitly saying it ” we fake resumes, credentials, and experience”; moreover, they are advising not to look for an IT job if you are not Indian since it is all about “connection” if you know an Indian manager you got the job. Simply!

July 24, 2016 at 10:42 am, Max said:
In NYC, most programming jobs are taken by South Indians. It’s important to realize that a South Indian manager won’t hire an Indian programmer from other parts of India, let alone NON-Indians. I’ve been told all about it by Indian programmers themselves. As ridiculous as it may sound to some people, there’s also corruption in hiring programmers in NYC. One of my former co-workers, a programmer from India, told me how he got a new job in September 2015, in one of biggest state-owned public companies. My former co-worker personally knew the hiring manager so the hiring manager initiated a hiring process, and invited 5 people for the interview, while the hiring decision has been already made (bribery)! So, 5 people came for the interview thinking it’s “real”, but they had no chance no matter how good they did in the previous job, or at the interview itself. Unfortunately there’s not much that can be done about that, unless Non-Indian programmers will go on strike.

February 13, 2017 at 4:51 pm, GG said:
I have lived this for 20 years as a Project Managaement consultant. I have managed Infosys and Tata resources. India wants all tech jobsin the US. They have killed Computer Science US Citizen Graduate interest due to charging 1/2 to 1/3 the pay of US workers. Infosys, Tata, and Wipro will do anything to populate Hindi speaking Indians into US companies. They are not better,smarter , or more inventive than US students and workers. They can go back to India and US companies using them can movetheir headquarters there as well. Indian business dealings have taken US jobs, entire IT groups have been let go in US companies with replacements in the aisles who are taking US jobs. Their business ethics are not US business ethics. They have taken US jobs offshore as well, H1B’s have replaced. Let the H1B’s train US citizen replacements and jettison them to India. Put tariffs on all services over the web and over the internet for US companies from India,

March 04, 2017 at 10:46 am, Max B said:
Hello,
I’ve been laid off after working as a Senior Developer/Developer for 18 years. I don’t see how I can ever get a job in Software Development (given that there are over 320,000 Indian IT workers in the NYC area). For 18 months, I have not been able to to get a job. Can anyone provide some information about the IT occupation/Job Title with % of Indian workers? That way, I can try getting a job in “Non-Indian” field. For example, Software Development vs. Analyst, or vs. Project Manager?
Thank you.

Here is a post from Breitbart:

I was hired by Fidelity Investments in a highly technical leadership role.

After I was hired I was told by my Indian VP that my #1 priority was to train and mentor their newly hired “Off-Shore Development Team” in India. I soon learned that the plan was to replace the US team with this new team in India.

After getting the details I needed to be sure I knew the truth, I refused to train the Indian team and resigned.

I refuse to be a traitor to the other American Workers and help train their replacements. I have been unemployed for some period since this, but have zero regrets and am happy that I did what’s right for my countrymen.

You can say all you want, but this is the absolute 100% truth.

I found a comment on an article online:

There are plenty of out of work developers, particularly those over 50. It used to be that to obtain an H-1B visa you had to post the job first, and the requirements were laughable. One common requirement was to be willing to accept reassignment anywhere in the USA, which was no problem for someone coming for overseas but greatly reduced domestic applicants. Another was to offer a salary 20% below that of new graduates, but require a year of experience, or in addition to system knowledge require the ability to speak Mandarin Chinese – if that’s a legitimate need, it should come with a higher not lower salary! Lastly it’s amazing how many folks from India have experience with every new technology, but to check their references you need to speak Hindi.

[Name withheld] is correct that if you forbid importing cheap help there will be more offshoring. As a consumer you may pay more if salaries rise. Note however that lawyers and Congresspeople are protected from H-1B competition so don’t expect anything to change.

And another comment countering the argument that employers cannot find qualified Americans:

I know out of work developers – all’s you have to do is look at the work force over 50. Most employers won’t interview them regardless of their skills or how much they need workers. I know a large number of developers who left the field over the last 10-20 years because they couldn’t find work in the field because of outsourcing and age discrimination. I personally have recommended that bright young people NOT go into IT or software development because of outsourcing and age discrimination in the past, including my own son. Who would tell a kid they care about to go into a field that they cannot continue in after they are 40? Yes, they can become managers, but not everyone will want to and not everyone will be able to. I tell them to go into law or the medical professions where people with gray hair are viewed as having wisdom and experience and valued for it!
While we’re on the subject, if employers wrote job descriptions that valued basic engineering and programming skills and experience more than the current buzzword du jour, they would be able to find plenty of people who are “qualified”. You can turn a good C# developer into a java or javascript developer in a matter of weeks, but employers won’t hire one without years of experience in SPECIFIC FRAMEWORKS – not even the entire language – listed recently on their resumes. In fact they can’t hire one – keyword searches on resumes eliminate the resume before an employer would ever see it. Boot camps and certifications aren’t enough, especially if you are over a “certain age”.

And another comment:

I think most of us would agree that the “talent acquisition process” is broken, at least in the IT field.

From my observation, one of the big reasons for this it the outsourcing of the Help Desk. The internal Help Desk was always a low risk way to bring potential in the door, observe their work habits, let them learn a bit about the environment, while at the same time allowing this person to make a living.

With this (and other parts of IT) gone, there is much more uncertainty when bringing someone on, and much less time to learn the system.

From my limited vantage point, there is the expectation of the exact skill set, with the expectation that the person will be up to speed on their first day.

Here is another post from the FB anti-H1B forum:

True story … I got the “thanks for applying but we won’t be taking you to the next stage …” email this morning from an S&P 500 company where I had applied for a position. The position was one for which I have several years of experience (at a couple of smaller companies) including having been promoted to manager over a team doing that work, and training college grads from scratch on how to do it. I didn’t even get a phone screen at this company. The application I filled out did not ask for a desired salary range, although it did ask for my most recent.

Apparently, the market is so saturated they don’t even need to talk to someone like me.

Then, just minutes ago I saw in the news where an exec from that same company is testifying to the EEOC, and complaining about how the US doesn’t have enough skilled workers.

It’s enough to make a person cynical.

Here is another post from the anti-H1B forum:

In my NYS Capital region we have U of Albany, Siena and Russell Sage College and 4 other Community Colleges. All of the graduates report that they can’t even get interviews locally with Computer Science Degrees. These are I.T. Contract vendors with staffing contracts with NYS. So taxpayer money is used to exclude opportunities for taxpayers children. HBITS has a monopoly on staffing NYS I.T. contracts.

And a reply to said post:

Of course because Universities and Colleges are for sale in the US. This is why the Universities are hotbeds of pro-guest worker wile beasts. Very different than my days at University and Grad School when they were mostly filled with US Students. Now days, better qualified US students get passed over as do Citizen applicants in favor of lessor qualified foreign students and visa job applicants.

Same thing you are describing in New Yawk is happening in Ohio (Wright State Visa Scandal) and in Cali (UC Visa and Admission scandal); its Coast-to-Coast Sell Out and Invasion.
Gives new meaning to the song ‘I am going back to Cali’…”I’m going back to Cali, to Cali, to Cali, I’am going back to Cali…I don’t think so” You got that right, especially if you are a US Citizen or any other state for that matter…look at Ohio.

http://www.latimes.com/…/uc-audit-20160329-snap…

https://www.google.com/…/university-of-california-s…

https://www.google.com/…/la-fi-hiltzik-uc-visas…

http://www.dailycal.org/…/state-lawmakers-approve…/

http://cis.org/…/slowly-unraveling-h-1b-scandal-wright…

And another reply:

Look at F1, OPT, CPT scandals. It is the same “Talent Shortage” lie about American Students that is being said about America’s “talent shortage” of STEM workers.
This is happening at PUBLIC universities like UC System Schools and Wright State. UC feeds foreign students to SCE-PGE (SONGS radiation leak criminal investigation and Gas leak at Porter Ranch ring a bell?) and what about Wright State? That involved feeding foreign students and surplus H1-BS to a “minority owned” (Newly minted Indian woman) Contractor for DOD contracts at Wright Patterson Air Force base.
The student visa scam is also going on with online university scams like Herguan University
https://www.google.com/…/feds-revoke-student-visas…/amp/

Here are some more posts from the anti-H1B group:

Although the most recent one was extra maddening due to the coincidence of getting turned down officially by that company on the same day they were testifying about lack of skilled workers, I don’t know how I can point a finger at a specific company. I have been looking for a long while now. I took stock recently … I have applied for positions at over 150 organizations in 20+ states.

Some of them recently will be turning me down in large part due to the downtime itself (it becomes a self-fulfilling cycle after about 6 months, if you haven’t been there.) Some of them might have turned me down largely because I wasn’t local to them (even though I’m willing to relocate), some might have turned me down because of no experience (or not enough) in their industry (I’ve worked in 4 since starting in IT, though 2 of those were only 6 month projects … but I’ve always demonstrated I could learn quickly.) Some will turn me down because they just don’t like the looks of me.

The thing is, companies are allowed to make decisions on their own criteria, and they are allowed to make mistakes. The problem isn’t with the way I was treated by any one specific organization, but rather the cumulative impact of a lot of those decisions (and how they build on each other) and that the flooding of the market with cheap labor via guest worker visas has a big part in enabling the organizations to be so picky that they can cavalierly ignore someone with my proven experience and aptitude. That kind of thing clearly shows the dishonesty of claims of shortages.

I had 4 years of nationwide consulting for Oracle Corporation. I am a Sun Certified Java Programmer with 10 years of team leadership and development for Oracle. The job that I applied for in Kansas City was a developer role using Web Center portal. The tech screen call asked no serious questions about WebCenter portal, Java or the Oracle database. Two days after the call I was informed that I had only textbook knowledge of the product that I had developed, led and repaired. The US DOJ official believes I was discriminated against. The only way the situation changes is if you report and unethical Indian run body shops have their feet held to the fire.

But unless you have at least 3 years of experience with Oracle v12 in the cloud and Peoplesoft and Linux admin while working in the gift packaging industry, you don’t have the right skills and we need to import more workers. Infosys can send me someone with those exact skills in about a month.

This is absalutely true, the companies are making false ads to hire here, but have no plans to hire Americans, They want only foreign workers, period. I know one US CS grad form ivy league and he was told in tel interview by Amazon, he could interview on site for entry level job when he already has 4 yrs experience. Also, Amazon wants workers to put in 60 hrs a week for no extra pay. Heard its a lousy company for employees, and hires mostly foreigners. I want to stop using Amazon.

Here is another post from the anti-H1B forum:

Have you ever been to DC, like Washington DC, our nation’s capital? In the last 10 years, that place has been overrun by indians,,,almost all of the federal agencies, Freddie, Fannie, DOL, BLS, DOJ, IRS, World bank, are filled to the brim with H1B, green cards, foreigners only… it is just unbelievable how the capitol region has changed.

And here is a reply to said post:

It’s been a while since I was in DC, but I can believe it. I’ve been in the IT departments at several big companies, and interviewed at others. When I meet/see people there of Indian ethnicity of course I don’t always know if they are on h-1b, but one can assume most of them are. The percentages that I see seem, at a glance, higher than any official statistics or reporting that I’ve seen. In my personal experience it seems around 50%. Maybe even higher because the Americans a lot of times are “business analyst” types, not strictly technical roles. That’s just looking at the people physically present, not counting any offshoring.

Here is another post from the anti-H1B forum:

this reminds me of an aspect of this H-1b issue—-many times the employers are requiring advanced degrees. If there REALLY were a shortage of tech talent, then how is it that employers are ignoring so many BSs and only look for MS and above? THis is actually a sign of the opposite of a shortage but of an over abundance of talent.

For example, some industries like …. physical therapy I think, perhaps audiology, and some others require advance degrees simply because so many are out there.

Recently a friend of mine who is a IT director at Bank of AMerica told me sheepishly w/ head down ( because he knew my son was graduating from college in computer engineering) that his boss was going to Perdue to recruit, but was ONLY looking for MS and above. Clearly there is not a shortage

[Name Withheld], any data on the extent to which employers seek our higher degreed people in IT? I assume it is not as prevalent as in physical therapy where you MUST get that advanced degree.

And here is a reply to said post:

The Masters degree demand is smoke and mirrors too. I can point to many, including myself, who have undergrads from top universities, have masters degrees and graduated with high GPAs (I was 4th in my class), who have earned and maintain Cybersecurity certifications (I have 6) and still are shut out.

In the current paradigm of corruption, you could earn degrees and certs to end of time and if you are American in America you won’t work in your field.

If you speak too loudly in protest, you are blackballed, isolated, attacked, crushed financially, reputation attacked , voices muted, etc. Still, we must keep fighting and keep our skills up too. Never surrender, fight on to the death is my commitment, even if I am the last paratrooper.

I, like many, didn’t choose our career fields just for for the money, we chose our field because it was our calling in life.

I fought for Constitutional rights when I joined the military and I am not going to stop until those rights have been restored to ALL Americans. Fight on and fight to the death or you will be digging your own grave.

Here is another post from said group:

I’m going to ask a question … and I think I know the answer, but I wonder about other opinions. Say someone had 10, 15, 20 years of IT experience, programming, databases, system architecture … but didn’t have the right current hot terms on their resume. If that person took some self-study classes to learn new skills, and prove that they were still willing and able … would that person be able to get a job that paid them like a 10-20 year veteran, or would they have to accept entry-level H-1b wages in order to get a job?

And here is a reply to said post:

I tried the entry-level job hunting route w/ my many years experience COBOL/FORTRAN/DB MRP/ERP/EDI for Java, Web development, management.

Response? Job ads were rewritten that explicitely stated must be recent graduates entry level, coming right up to the fine line of age discrimination.

Here are some posts from the City-Data forum:

Im an Aerospace Engineer in Defense: My company replaced our very capable American IT people with remote overseas and imported H1b Indian visa holders. We have been suffering with poor communication and performance ever since. Anyone who has endured having to talk to someone who can barely communicate in English over the phone knows exactly what Im talking about.

It happened in the Fortune 100 company I work for. Our entire IT department was replaced by less capable imported H1b holders in the mid 2000s.

Couldn’t rep again. This is the truth in many if not all the F100 corps. In late 90s, very few Indians. In 2010, nearly all the offices have some Indian or Middle Eastern names on the office name plates. They are everywhere. American citizens become temps.

Lots of American citizens are being forced out. They take the majority of spots that our new college grads should receive too.

Anyone who support H1b and L1 (even bigger problem because the Indian companies can import their employees over here without limits) visas abuse are anti-Americans on the American land.

This illegal hiring practice is as dispicable as letting illegal alians dominate much of the blue collar work. It’s a white collar crime of illegal activities. American corporations with their armies of fork tongue lawyers are anti-Americans.

Cat’s been out of the bag for a long time. We know it’s not the shortage of skilled workers that caused a climb in those visas. It’s the shortage of workers who would work for less.

A furor over the layoffs in Orlando last January brought to light many other episodes in which American workers, mainly in technology but also in accounting and administration, said they had lost jobs to foreigners on H-1B visas, and had to train replacements as a condition of their severance. The foreign workers, mostly from India, were provided by outsourcing companies, including the two named in the lawsuits, which have dominated the H-1B visa system, packing the application process to win an outsize share of the quota set by Congress of 85,000 visas each year.https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/u…mmigrants.html

Now they are discouraging this by attaching a fee to hiring foreign workers with this visa so it’s less about saving money and more about needing a few foreigners for skill. The program was abused. What the numbers fall. I’m very thankful those at Disney spoke out.

I saw on 60 Minutes the fired IT workers at a CA University talked about the humiliating experience of having to train their foreign replacements. How can anyone with half a brain and who is not a shill for the outsourcing industry say they can’t find qualified American workers? HELLO, these guys were fired so the school can save money.

Here is a post from the anti-H1B group:

The audacity of the American companies:
Mass Mutual Email to its workers attached.

Mass Mutual India sneaky

Here is another post from the anti-H1B forum:

Remember all of those “high paying jobs” that Obamacare was going to create? Most of those jobs went to H-1B Dependent staffing companies performing contract work for all of the municipalities implementing Obamacare.
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 Here is yet another post from the anti-H1B forum:

An IT worker :

My wife was 8 months pregnant when I was asked to train my #h1b replacement at Microsoft.

Make others great by firing Americans !!!!! That is the diversity song of corporate America!!!!


Here is a post in reply to an H1B shill article:

visa farms/body shops/staffing companies (these are companies with less than 50 employees 99% of whom are h-1b) make their money by pimping out h-1b as
contractors. On paper the h-1b are hired with a salary of 60k (to escape scrutiny) but they are paid salary only when the h-1b is working as a contractor, when he is on bench, he is not paid a salary. for h-1b extensions they need paystubs as proof of employment, so these h-1b workers and the visa farm which applied for their h-1b work together to run the payroll, this is a process where the h-1b is not paid the salary but only his federal taxes and payroll taxes are paid to give the illusion that he is being paid a salary. taxes on 60k after exemption are not much so these h-1b can afford to pay taxes even when they are not paid a salary. this is fraud. in the meanwhile the h-1b guy and his company are creating fake resumes with what ever is in demand like sap, informatica or some other package. They have proxies on standby who will take the phone interview on behalf of h-1b worker. once he clears the interview screen on phone using proxy, they show up for the job (there is no face to face interview since these are temporary contracting jobs lasting from few weeks to few months). once the h-1b workers joins the company, using remote assistance tools like webex, gotomeeting etc the backup from India or elsewhere remotely gain access to the system and they keep the charade going on. Now this is where the money is made. The h-1b workers is paid an hourly contracting rate anywhere from 60 to 90$ per hour. the h-1b sponsoring company keep 30% of the billing and the rest goes to h-1b. Americans used to do the same job for 100 to 150$ per hour. Americans (including Indians with green card and American citizenship) are pushed
out by h-1b who is willing to work for about half the billing rate an American world work. These h-1b workers and the sponsoring company in turn pay the remote assistance people about 5 to 10$ an hour for remote assistance. Imagine the security implications of all sorts of people gaining access to the confidential information and company resources through this back door remote assistance mechanism.

if this h-1b business model can be killed, the demand for h-1b will go away. H-1b applicants should not be allowed to work as consultants(contractors), they can only work as Full time employees to the company that applied for the h-1b visa, h-1b applicants cannot go and work as contractors at other customers (third party or second party customers) or in any other location other than the company address.

 

 

Here is another post from the anti-H1B visa group:

one nuance to ‘can’t get jobs’ is there are jobs and there are jobs – even in the IT industry. My nephew, a recent grad out of Univerity of Illinois , champaign urbana in comptuer engineering, one fo the best programs in the country, was turned down to work at his first choice job , Garmin ( ’cause he thought the gps products were ‘cool’). he was looking for entry level.

When I looked at myvisa website to see if they were users of H-1b , I learned that they were.significant user of H-1b YEs, he ended up w./ an IT job, but it was nt what he SHOULD HAVE gotten coming from this good program. THey reduced his options.

as I said in my comment, Garmin . One thing I learned about this place recently was that it has something like 2700 employees, so it is not a huge fortune 100 firm, but they apparently wd rather go 10,000 milles away to fill entry level positions than to the American midwest where they are HQ ‘ed.
http://www.myvisajobs.com/…/Garmin…/211646_Visa.htm

And another post:

80% US IT/STEM grads that I know are either under-employed or unemployed. People are angry out there. If Trump is doing nothing or not enough, we will get a more extreme President in 2020.

 

Here is a post from an anti-H1B article:

I’ve been in IT in the same Fortune 100 company for 32 years. Have been seeing the writing on the wall with this H1B bullshit for 20 years. Now more than half the people in my building are dot heads. They’ve taken over support for many systems and have to be bailed out at every turn. Two months ago they laid off 500 IT employees. I was one of them. They give you 2 months to apply for jobs within the company. I was lucky and got into a code school program they send folks to. Did not want to do programming any more so went for UX. The dot heads don’t usually do UX or requirements. We also went all Agile, and UX is basically pre-agile. Tried the Scrum master thing for awhile but fuck that. I wouldn’t advise any kid these days to get into coding due to the H1B program. They work for half the price and are happy to do it.

 

Hmmm, I wonder what the feds wanted to hide:  http://www.computerworld.com/article/2839375/government-it/feds-set-to-destroy-h-1b-records.html

 

1 million H1Bs working college level jobs here?   So that’s where all the jobs are going!   http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/14/goldman-sachs-almost-one-million-h-1b-foreign-workers-hold-university-level-jobs/amp/

 

Here is another post from the anti-H1B group page:

I have a 37 year old Degree in Public Accounting with 30 years of experience in multiple languages and sofware. Requirements are written to ignore prior experience if that experience isn’t in your current job. That is how you negate 10-20 years of experience in a job requirement

 

Here is another post from the anti-H1B group:

Americans need not apply in America

Mycon is a leading provider of world-class enterprise-wide consulting and custom application and integration solutions.
Mycon has helped connect the most talented technical, engineering professionals and application management with a long list of satisfied customers ranging from small and midsized companies to global Fortune 500 corporations.

Mycon has recently awarded multiple projects to be executed Onsite only. Mycon is looking for candidates with valid H1b Visa and willing to transfer it to Mycon.

We are looking for outstanding and bright candidates for working in US for our development projects at our client places. we are looking for top notch candidates in the following areas.
We are seeking candidates to work in our US locations.

Candidates should have a valid stamped H1b visa and willing to transfer H1b to Mycon.

1. Java/J2EE & J2EE ; Sr. developers.
2. ASP , .NET
3. C++
4. Informatica.
5. Datawarehousing.
6. Salesforce Developer
7. Guidewire.
8. Servicenow
9. Big Data
10. Hadoop
11. Sharepoint Developer
12. ETL Developer

Qualification:

Bachelors / Masters in Computer Science , or other related field required.

Job Location: USA ( on H1B) Must be Stamped

Salary: Will be best …Can be discussed.

Experience: Minimum 4 Years

Green card policy:The company will file / sponsor for Green card after few months also can file immediately for interested candidates.

https://www.naukri.com/job-listings-Urgent-Onsite-Opportuni…

 

Here are more posts from the anti-H1B visa group:

I have mentioned this before in this space, but a mgr in my ex company ( looks like tons are all bound up in the graph – in DT Chicago) said they were paying per capita 20-30k / yr .WAY below prevailing wage. I dont know how they do it . It is probably paying a shell company who assesses the prevailing wage or even something higher like 60k, and then they skim and end up giving the H-1ba lot less.

And here is a reply to said post:

That makes sense. They would report the 60,000 for compensation but take the overhead out and the employee would receive much less.

 

And here is another post from said group:

It is an outright scam. They DO NOT pay FICA, medicare, medicaid etc to the IRS. the employee is paid a “stipend” usually out of a petty cash account, the banks, the Feds all blissfully unaware of whats going on. And by the way, this has been happening for years. Screwing the IRS is child’s play for the indian mafia, believe it or not. PLUS – and this is huge, they’re extremely adept at manipulating the KYC and AML laws… freely transferring money offshore, in hidden shell accounts, foreign companies etc. Meanwhile us idiots diligently pay taxes each year while progressively making less and less. KYC is Know your Customer, and AML is Anti-Money Laundering.

 

Here is another post from the anti-H1B group:

2 yrs ago, Garmin wd not give an entry level job to my nephew, a University Illinois – Urbana graduate, because ‘it had no openings’ but we found that it was a strong user of H-1b .

 

Here is another post from the anti-H1B group:

Former INS officer here (before ICE). We were instructed to admit ANYONE with a valid H1b visa. I saw a lot of waiters & bartenders on H1b’s

 

Here is yet another post from the anti-H1B group.  Looks like L1 visas are being heavily abused as well:

I was chatting with a coworker who has a green card but is intimately familiar with offshorers/indian body shops practices. He laughed when I told him that H1B changes will fix this issue. He told me that most of these Indian companies use L1/B1/B2 visas to place their staff on a coding/QA assignments. He also said it is illegal to do that unless these guys are at a managerial level and are controlled by the offshore company.They are not allowed to code, just supervise or give presentations.Is it true? If it is than can we get the L1/B1 data under the FOIA act and publish it so if someone is working illegally, he/she can be flagged. This seems like a no brainer.

 

And two more posts:

I worked on the world savings to wachovia to wells fargo merger – back then it was mostly americans – now I hear most banks have replaced their staff although I can’t confirm it

 

Bank of America, JPM Chase, Citi, Wells out west, Capital One in DFW and Virginia, are all 70-80% indian. there is no way we’ll take those companies back. They have tasted cheap indian blood and there is no crueler vampire than a bank CEO.

 

And yet another post:

Every day, I am getting calls from recruiters for jobs where visa holders are excluded from the assignment. A few days ago, even a top Indian firm called me about a job. The client of the Indian firm was a major US bank. I did a little research before the interview and discovered that the bank had been certified for around 2000 H-1B visas for 2015 and 2016 combined. Naturally, I wanted to know the culture of the work environment, but as I asked questions, the hiring manager said that he was uncomfortable discussing the issue and ended the call.

For me, the job was over 1000 miles away. Naturally before taking that kind of plunge, I want to have a good feel for what I am getting into.

And here are some replies to said post:

You will now be used as “proof” an American could not be found. I’ll bet there are a hundred qualified Americans within 50 miles of the job site that weren’t considered.
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I did not get the job.
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You never had a chance. You just permitted a checkmark on a form to be signed “under penalty of perjury.”
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I would have mixed feelings about working for a H-1B Dependent employer. I would like to help them transition over to being a US employer, but I would be nervous about the relationships with fellow workers. I did go through the process. I will not be working for this employer not because of my decision. It was because of their decision.
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I would have done the exact same thing. I have.
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Not all h1 are work for outsourcing companies, they hate outsourcing as equal as any others here. Because they get treated badly by these big indian IT companies , also threatened by these companies to issue any reference letters. To get cheaper rates how hiring h1 is wrong ,it is the same issue when they outsource the Job just selling out the job on whole sale
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I simply don’t understand the utter lack of patriotism, the lack of concern for fellow Americans, the overt greed – all of this for H1b visas.
And that’s assuming that H1b visas are a good thing which they are NOT
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And yet another post:
Two years ago, I helped a young STEM SF grad apply to more than 100 jobs (similar to ones mentioned) and some jobs were actually internships, and others were entry level positions in STEM. Internship paid $10 an hr in South SF– cant even eat, let alone live on that in SF. We tracked how many responses we got. We got zero responses. We know that companies advertise just to show they are looking for US Citizens, but really they only want H1b. Reason is employers know H1b is dependent on them for their visa, so they will work 60 to 80 hrs a week, and stick around for many yrs. I was really shocked that the young grad got not a single response, not even for jobs that mentioned no experience needed.
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And another post:
Amazon will definitely fire most engineers and other tech workers in 3 yrs as their stock options kick in in 4th yr. That is also one reason they prefer to get the H1b from Infosys and other Indian companies, so they can work them to death and never have to pay a dime extra. Amazon is super greedy, just like the other tech companies
And another post:
It’s pretty common to take advantage of young people by working them very hard and making them think that the real rewards will come later. (I have fallen for that myself in the past … more than once, unfortunately, thinking naively that things would be different in a different organization.) I think it was different decades ago. When I was young, some of the experienced people I knew were treated and compensated well, and we looked at them and wanted to work our way up to that level. Instead for our generation, we only got the hard work part in the early years, then we got dumped for younger, cheaper people. This is made possible by (a) an overabundance of IT labor (for decades) and (b) short-sighted management that only evaluates cost per hour and doesn’t understand (or doesn’t care about) real differences in productivity and efficiency.
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And another post:

This is interesting. This is the first time I’ve seen this type of statement in a job posting:

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS: Click “Apply to job” below and follow instructions.

THIS NOTICE IS BEING POSTED AS THE RESULT OF THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION. ANY PERSON MAY PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE BEARING ON THE APPLICATION TO THE CERTIFYING OFFICER OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AT:

United States Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Atlanta National Processing Center
Harris Tower
233 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 410
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law (http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster) & EEO is the Law Supplement (http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster-supplement) documents by copying and pasting the appropriate URL in the address bar of your web browser.

To view our Pay Transparency Statement, please click here: Pay Transparency Statement

 

And here are some replies to said post:

This is to fulfill a legal requirement for any company seeking to sponsor a foreign worker for a green card (not H-1B). This Atlanta address came up years ago and it is essentially a drop box for companies to fulfill a legal requirement that they did all they could to find an American worker by merely posting some job add with the DOL. Of course, none of these postings are actually meant to attract responses.

 

This is the usual M.O. You have the H-1 that you want to hire hand over their resume. Like most developers in the IT field they have a hodge podge of seemingly random work experiences: 5 years Sybase, 4 years PowerBuilder, 1 year Fortran, 1 year Data Science, Sun Java Certification, etc. etc. Then you advertise for exactly what’s on that resume. If an American citizen happens to show up with that *exact* skill set (and there will only be a handful at that point), you find a way to disqualify the Americans based on salary or any other arcane/random requirement. This is how the game is played to ensure that that particular H-1 candidate and only that H-1 candidate is “qualified” for the job even though the actual job will require doing less than half of the skills listed in the bogus job description. Clever huh?

 

guess I found my answer;

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/tlIAP1OUTPu9vOm0hN7MgK/TCS-HCL-among-frontrunners-for-Pepsi-outsourcing-contract.html 

 

And yet another post:

One Indian on H1b told me that Ebay had 90% engineers H1B form Inida or other countries, most from India.

 

Here is a post from Breitbart:

In the 1980s I was a college student working on a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. I was hired before graduation to join a new company in a new data communications field. The company sent me to school to learn that business during the next year. That is what is needed today.

The H1B program is flawed to allow companies to hire cheap labor from India and train them, as I was trained in the 1980s.

I know bar tenders that have advanced engineering degrees that cannot find a job. They were replaced by H1Bs.

 

And another post from Breitbart:

My fifth grader son has already finished the JavaScript class. Now, he’s taking Java class online. It’s not going to study computer science in college. I don’t want my kids to repeat my mistakes. In our company, almost the entire IT department is h1b visa. The few remaining American IT workers are treated like lepers.

E-Verify Opponents

These guys opposed E-Verify for no good reason.

American Civil Liberties Union
American Library Association
American Policy Center
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Center for Digital Democracy
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Consumer Action
Consumer Watchdog
Cyber Privacy Project
Defending Dissent Foundation
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The 5-11 Campaign
Identity Project
Liberty Coalition
The Multiracial Activist
The National Center for Transgender Equality
National Workrights Institute
PrivacyActivism
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Privacy Times
The Rutherford Institute
United Sikhs
Former Congressman Bob Barr
Law Professor Chip Pitts, Stanford Law School & Oxford University

Source:  https://www.aclu.org/letter/coalition-letter-house-urging-opposition-e-verify-and-any-mandatory-provision-expanding?redirect=immigrants-rights-technology-and-liberty/coalition-letter-house-urging-opposition-e-verify-and-any

Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Source:  https://www.weareoneamerica.org/sites/weareoneamerica.org/files/JohnsontoYakima%20Mayor.pdf

OneAmerica

Source:  https://www.weareoneamerica.org/e-verify

Main Street Alliance

Source:  http://allianceforajustsociety.org/2011/09/small-businesses-oppose-mandatory-e-verify-as-job-killer/

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
American Friends Service Committee
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
America’s Voice
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Los Angeles)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Asian Law Caucus)
Asian Law Alliance
Assisting Latinos
California American GI Forum
California Immigrant Policy Center
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Casa Latina
CASA of Oregon
Catholic Charities of Shreveport
CCWR
Center for Community Change (CCC)
Central Indiana Jobs with Justice
Centro Avance
Centro Legal de la Raza
CEO Pipe Organs/Golden Ponds Farm
Chicago Workers’ Collaborative
Citizen Action of New York
Civil Rights For Immigrants, Action of Greater Lansing
Cleveland Jobs with Justice
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Colorado Progressive Coalition
DC Jobs with Justice
Defending Dissent Foundation
Dignity Health
Dominican Sisters Ministry of Presence
DRM Action Coalition
El Centro Comunal Latino
Encuentro
Equal Rights Advocates
Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc.
Georgia Rural Urban Summit
GetEQUAL
Global Workers Justice Alliance
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Immigration Equality Action Fund
Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (CLUE-CA)
Jobs with Justice/American Rights at Work
Just Communities of Western Massachusetts
Kentucky Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Kentucky Jobs with Jutsice
KIWA (Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance)
La Raza Centro Legal
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Latino Education & Training
Latino Education & Training Institute
LATINOJUSTICE PRLDEF
Law Offices of Lea McDermid
Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Massachusetts Jobs With Justice
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Mexi-can.org
MoveOn – Michiana
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
National Council of Jewish Women
National Day Laborer Organizing Network
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Employment Law Project
National Guestworker Alliance
National Immigration Forum
National Immigration Law Center
National Immigration Project
National Immigration Project of the NLG
North Carolina Justice Center
North Central Indiana AFL-CIO
Northern Indiana Americans for Democratic Action
Northern Indiana Immigration Coalition
Northwest Forest Worker Center
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Oakland Tenants Union
Office of the Immigrant Solidarity and Information OISI
OneAmerica
Own The DREAM
Pallottine Missionary Sisters
Pax Christi Austin
Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
Pre-Health Dreamers
Refugio del Rio Grande
Rights Working Group
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
South-Central Indiana Jobs with Justice
Southern Poverty Law Center
St. Joseph Valley Project Jobs with Justice
Step Up Center International
Student Action with Farmworkers
United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 5810
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Trades Local 36
United We Dream
Violence Intervention Program
Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)
Vision y Compromiso
Washington Defender Association’s Immigration Project
Westchester Hispanic Coalition
Western Mass Jobs with Justice
Worker Justice Center of New York, Inc.
Workplace Fairness
Worksafe
9to5

Source:  https://web.archive.org/web/20140521181914/http://www.nilc.org/document.html?id=981

Oregon Farm Bureau

Oregon Association of Nurseries

Oregon Dairy Farmers Association

Oregon Wine Board

Source:  http://www.oan.org/?866

The Builders Association

Source:  http://www.kslegislature.org/li_2012/b2011_12/committees/misc/ctte_h_fed_st_1_20120216_21_other.pdf

National Restaurant Association

Source:  http://www.restaurant.org/Downloads/PDFs/advocacy/NRA_E-Verify_Testimony_6-15-11.pdf

Dan Coyne, Washington State Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Jon DeVaney, Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association
Scott Dilley, Washington Farm Bureau
Dan Fazio, Washington Farm Labor Association
Ed Field, Washington Cattle Feeders Association
Mike Gempler, Washington Growers League
Jay Gordon, Washington State Dairy Federation
Bruce Grim, Washington State Horticultural Association
Kirk Mayer, Washington Growers Clearing House Association
Jeanne McNeil, Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
Charles Pomianek, Wenatchee Valley Traffic Association
Steve Rowe, Northwest Dairy Association
Vicky Scharlau, Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers
Alan Schreiber, Washington Asparagus Commission and Washington Blueberry Commission
Mike Shelby, Western Washington Agricultural Association
Chris Voigt, Washington State Potato Commission
Jon Wyss, Okanogan Horticultural Association

Source:  http://wafla.org/Resources/Documents/Employer%20Resources/Other/LtrtoGovAGWorkforceGroup.pdf

ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN VOTE  – MICHIGAN

Source:  http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:5Ev4wnQFSN0J:www.apiavotemi.org/immigration-reform-resources.html+&cd=32&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Arizona Chamber of Commerce

Georgia Farm Bureau

Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

Source:  http://www.thedustininmansociety.org/articles/dak_ct/art_dak_ct_2011jan22.html

LULAC

Source:  http://lulac.org/assets/pdfs/LULAC_Letter_to_U.S._House_of_Representatives_Re_H.R._1147_H.R._1148_H.R._1149_H.R._1153.pdf

Agricultural Council of California
Agricultural Retailers Association
Agri-Mark, Inc.
American Agri-Women
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Fruit and Vegetable Processors and Grower Coalition
American Honey Producers Association
American Mushroom Institute
American Sugar Cane League
AmericanHort
Apricot Producers of California
Arizona Nursery Association
Associated Milk Producers Inc.
Bongards’ Creameries
CA Women for Agriculture
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
California Association of Winegrape Growers
California Canning Peach Association
California Fresh Fruit Association
California Sweet Potato Council
California Tomato Growers Association
Co-Alliance
CoBank
Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association
Cooperative Credit Company
Cooperative Milk Producers Association
Cooperative Network
Cortland Bulk Milk Producers Cooperative
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Dairymen’s Marketing Cooperative, Inc.
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery
Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association
Farm Credit Council
Farm Credit East
Farm Credit West
Farmers Cooperative Creamery
FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative
First District Association
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association
Foremost Farms USA
Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
Georgia Green Industry Association
Georgia Watermelon Association
GROWMARK, Inc.
Gulf Citrus Growers Association
Idaho Dairymen’s Association
Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association
Illinois Green Industry Association
Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association
International Dairy Foods Association
Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Lone Star Milk Producers
MainJoy Unlimited, Inc.
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association
Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association
Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association
MBG Marketing/The Blueberry People
Michigan Milk Producers Association
Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association
Michigan Processing Apple Growers
MidAmerica Food Processors Association
Mid-West Dairymen’s Company
Milk Producers Council
Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association
Mount Joy Farmers Cooperative Association
National All-Jersey
National Association of Egg Farmers
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)
National Christmas Tree Association
National Cotton Council
National Cotton Ginners Association
National Council of Agricultural Employers
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
National Farmers Union
National Grange
National Grape Cooperative Inc.
National Milk Producers Federation
National Onion Association
National Peach Council
National Potato Council
New York State Vegetable Growers Association’s
NORPAC Foods, Inc.
North American Blueberry Council
Northeast Agribusiness and Feed alliance
Northeast Dairy Farmers Cooperatives
Northeast Dairy Foods Association, Inc.
Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA)
Northwest Dairy Association
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association
Oklahoma Nursery and Landscape Association
Oneida-Madison Milk Producers Cooperative Association
Oregon Association of Nurseries
Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association
Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
Premier Milk Inc.
Reeves Farms of Baldwinsville New York
Remington Seeds, LLC
Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association
Salmen Farms
Scioto County Cooperative Milk Producers’ Association
Select Milk Producers, Inc.
Society of American Florists
South Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association
South Dakota Wheat Growers
South East Dairy Farmers Association
Southeast Milk, Inc.
St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc.
Stevco, Inc.
Sun-Maid Growers of California
Sunsweet Growers, Inc.
Swiss Valley Farms Company
Teays River Investments
Texas International Produce Association
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
Texas Vegetable Association
Tillamook County Creamery Association
Torrey Farms Inc.
U.S. Apple Association
U.S. Sweet Potato Council
United Dairymen of Arizona
United Egg Producers
United Fresh Produce Association
United Potato Growers of America
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
USA Farmers
Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association
Virginia Green Industry Council
Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
Virginia State Dairymen’s Association
Washington State Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
Welch Foods Inc., a Cooperative
Western Growers Association
Western United Dairymen
Wisconsin Green Industry Federation
Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association
Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association
Zia Milk Producers, Inc.

Source:  http://www.nasda.org/Policy/9617/Letters/33163/33375.aspx

H-2B Visa Pushers

These are the guys pushing for H2-B Visas:

H-2B Workforce Coalition Buddies

National Organizations
AmericanHort
American Horse Council
American Hotel & Lodging Association
American Moving & Storage Association
American Rental Association
American Sugar Cane League
Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.
Club Managers Association of America
Federation of Employers and Workers of America
Forest Landowners Association
Forest Resources Association Inc.
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
H-2B Providers’ Coalition
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
Irrigation Association
másLabor
National Alliance of Forest Owners
National Association of Landscape Professionals
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
National Council of Agricultural Employers
National Club Association
National Fisheries Institute
National Hispanic Landscape Alliance
National Association of Realtors
National Restaurant Association
National Roofing Contractors Association
National Ski Areas Association
National Thoroughbred Racing Association
National Wood Flooring Association
Outdoor Amusement Business Association
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
Small and Seasonal Business Legal Center
Snow & Ice Management Association, Inc.
The Associated General Contractors of America
Treated Wood Council
Tree Care Industry Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Utility Sprayer Alliance
Regional Organizations
Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England
Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association
Kissel Entertainment, LLC. (OH, AL, GA, TN, MS, LA and KY)
Labor Solutions, Inc (CO, GA, ID, MT, ND, OH, SD, TX, UT, WY)
Landscape Contractors Association (MD, DC, VA)
Rayonier
Southern Nursery Association (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV)
The Heart of America Golf Course Superintendents Association (KS, MO)
U.S. Americans, Inc. (NY, VA)
Alabama
Alabama Forestry Association
Alabama Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Alliance
Calloway Inc., Alabama
Greenscape Contractors, LLC, Alabama
Linan Construction, Alabama
PCH Hotels and Resorts, Inc., Alabama
Resort Recreation Center Inc., Alabama
Alaska
Alaska Glacier Seafoods, Alaska
Alpine Lodge Hotel Operations, Alaska
International Seafoods of Alaska Inc., Alaska
Arizona
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association
Arizona Nursery Association
Brown’s Amusements, Arizona
It’s Magic, Inc., Arizona
Corporate & Employee Services, Arizona
Lopez Concessions LLC, Arizona
Midway West Amusements, Arizona
Odyssey Foods LLC, Arizona
Paradise Management, Arizona
Ray Cammack Shows Inc., Arizona
Summitt Forests Inc., Arizona
Trinity Concessions LLC, Arizona
Arkansas
Arkansas Hospitality Association
Arkansas Timber Producers Association
Arkansas Forestry Association
Frank Sharum Landscape Design Inc., Arkansas
Genesis Lawn and Landscape Management Inc., Arkansas
Golf Course Superintendents Association of Arkansas
Good Earth Garden Center, Arkansas
Horticare & Associates, Arkansas
Land Design Inc., Arkansas
Progressive Solutions LLC, Arkansas
Superior Forestry Service, Inc., Arkansas
The Alotian Club, LLC, Arkansas
California
AK Astudillo Inc., California
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
California Hotel & Lodging Association
Del Conte’s Landscaping, Inc., California
Derby’s Confections, California
Estate Landscape & Irrigation Inc., California
Gachina Landscape Management, California
Golf Course Superintendents Association of Central California
Golf Course Superintendents Association of Southern California
Helm and Sons Amusements, California
Kastl Amusements, California
Lahontan Golf Club, California
Midway of Fun Inc., California
Perennial Nursery Inc., California
Shamrock Shows, California
The Inland Empire Golf Course Superintendents Association, California
ValleyCrest Companies, California
Yosemite Bug LLC, California
Colorado
Adcock Concrete Inc., Colorado
All American Maintenance Inc., Colorado
All Phase Landscape, Colorado
All Seasons Landscaping, Inc., Colorado
American Civil Constructors, Inc., Colorado
American Design & Landscape, Colorado
Arrowhead Landscape Services, Inc., Colorado
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado
Autumn Gold Landscapes, Inc., Colorado
B & D Landscape, Inc., Colorado
B & E Services, Inc., Colorado
Baked in Telluride, Colorado
Bee-Line Sprinkler, Inc., Colorado
Blueline, Inc., Colorado
Broadmoor Hotel and Resort, Colorado
Castlewood Custom Landscape & Design, Colorado
Ceres Landcare, Colorado
Clean Cut Inc., Colorado
CoCal Landscape Services, Colorado
Colorado Designscapes, Inc., Colorado
Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association
Colorado Property Care, LLC, Colorado
Country Club of the Rockies, Colorado
Cox Professional Landscape Services LLC, Colorado
Creativexteriors, Colorado
D & D Roofing Inc., Colorado
Designs By Sundown, Colorado
Designscapes Colorado, Inc., Colorado
Emerald Isle Landscaping, Colorado
Environmental Designs, Inc., Colorado
Fitz Landscaping, Inc., Colorado
Fredell Enterprises Inc., Colorado
GH Daniels III & Associates, Inc., Colorado
Global Landscape Inc., Colorado
Graff’s Turf Farms Inc., Colorado
Grassroots Landscape Inc., Colorado
Green, A Landscape Company, Colorado
Green Spot, Inc., Colorado
Green Thumb Commercial Grounds Maintenance, Inc., Colorado
Green Valley Ranch Landscape, Colorado
Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, Colorado
Green Valley Turf Co., Colorado
Greenways Landscape Services, LLC, Colorado
Harding Nursery, Inc., Colorado
Henkes Landscapes & Design, Colorado
Hughes Landscaping Inc. (DBA The Sod Guy), Colorado
JBK Landscape LLC, Colorado
JLS Landscape & Sprinkler, Inc., Colorado
JPL, Inc., Colorado
Jim’s Pride Landscaping & Maintenance Inc., Colorado
Keesen Landscape Management, Inc., Colorado
Korby Sod LLC, Colorado
Landscape Connection, Inc., Colorado
Landscape Technology Group, Inc., Colorado
Landtech Contractors, Inc., Colorado
Lawntech Enterprises Inc., Colorado
Liqui – Green, Inc., Colorado
Lyons Sandstone, Lyons, Colorado
M & M Mowing, Inc., Colorado
Mesa Turf Masters, LLC, Colorado
Metco Landscape, Inc., Colorado
Mill Brothers Landscape & Nursery, Inc., Colorado
Napp Landscape Services, Colorado
Neils Lunceford, Inc., Colorado
Panorama Coordinated Services, Colorado
Phase One Landscapes, Inc., Colorado
Renovations Landscaping, Inc., Colorado
Resort Group, LLC, Colorado
Robertson Lawn Sprinkler Co. Inc., Colorado
Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes, Inc., Colorado
Rocky Mountain Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
SaBell’s Enterprises LLP, Colorado
Samura & Associates Ltd., Colorado
Sanctuary Inc., Colorado
Schultz Industries, Inc., Colorado
Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Villas, Colorado
Singing Hills Landscape, Inc., Colorado
Summit Services, Inc., Colorado
Swingle Inc., Colorado
Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care, Colorado
Telluride Land Works, Colorado
Terrain, Inc., Colorado
The Brickman Group, Colorado
Timberline Landscaping, Inc., Colorado
Unique Landscapes and Gardens, Inc., Colorado
ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, Colorado
Vargas Property Services Inc., Colorado
Weisburg Landscape Maintenance, Colorado
Western States Reclamation, Inc., Colorado
Whittaker Landscape Services Inc., Colorado
Connecticut
Aqua-Lawn Inc., Connecticut
All State Landscape Services, LLC, Connecticut
EA Quinn Landscape Contract, Connecticut
Green Summer Landscape, Connecticut
Ultimate Professional Grounds Management, Inc., Connecticut
Delaware
Ayala Painting LLC, Delaware
DiSabatino Landscaping, Delaware
Forever Green Landscaping Inc., Delaware
ResortQuest By Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Delaware
Sposato Landscape Co., Inc., Delaware
Florida
ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design
Bayou Lawn Services, Florida
Big Fun, Inc., Florida
Big O Amusements, Florida
Casa Loma, Florida
Coral Ridge Golf Course Inc., Florida
Days Inn Beachside, Florida
Deggeller Attractions, Florida
Doolan Amusements Co., Florida
Fairplay Games, Inc.
Florida Forestry Association
Florida Lawns Inc., Florida
Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
Hilton, Inc. d/b/a Paradise Found Resorts & Hotels, Florida
Holiday Inn Resort, Florida
Holiday Inn Select, Florida
John’s Island Club, Florida
Land Care Solutions LLC, Florida
Netterfield’s Popcorn and Lemonade, Florida
No More Chores, Inc., Florida
Paradise Palms a Seaside Inn, Florida
Pugh Concessions, Florida
Quail Valley Golf Club, Florida
Reithoffer Shows – Orange Unit, Florida
Reithoffer Shows – Blue Unit, Florida
Sampson Tree Service Co., Florida
Southeastern Outdoor Management Inc., Florida
Strates Shows, Florida
The Breakers Palm Beach, Inc., Florida
The Lawn Ranger of St. Augustine, Florida
West Coast Landscape and Lawns Inc., Florida
Georgia
Champion Distinctive Landscaping Design & Care, Georgia
DH Harrison Inc., Georgia
Drew Exposition, Georgia
Family Attractions, Georgia
Georgia Forestry Association
Georgia Green Industry Association
Georgia Urban Ag Council
Jules and Beck Combined Shows, Georgia
Hillside Orchard Farms, Inc., Georgia
Landscape Management Company, Georgia
LawnSouth/Christmas Décor of Roswell, Georgia
Pamlico Pool Company Inc., Georgia
Perimeter Landscape Management, Inc., Georgia
Scottsdale Farms, Inc., Georgia
Sea Island Resort, Georgia
South Georgia Pinestraw, Inc., Georgia
Swift Straw II, LLC, Georgia
Hawaii
Hawai’i Forest Industry
Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association
Idaho
Alpha Services LLC
Alvarez Environmental, LLC
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Labor Consultants International, Idaho
Oakley Valley Stone Inc., Idaho
Paradise Amusements, Idaho
Illinois
Acres Maintenance Inc, Illinois
A Fantasy Amusements Co., Illinois
Alpine Amusement Co., Illinois
Chicagoland Association of Golf Course Superintendents, Illinois
Hawthorne Landscaping Inc., Illinois
Illinois Green Industry Association
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents, Illinois
Swyear Amusements, Illinois
Indiana
All Star Amusements, Indiana
Astro Amusement Co., Indiana
Estes Grounds Maintenance Inc., Indiana
Farrow Shows, Indiana
Hittle Landscaping Inc., Indiana
Hughes Landscape, Inc., Indiana
Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association
Jay-Crew Landscape, Inc., Indiana
Mid America Shows, Indiana
Name – International Unit, Indiana
Iowa
Greg’s Lawn Service Inc., Iowa
Kansas
Arbor Masters Tree & Landscape. Kansas
Epic Landscape Productions, L.C., Kansas
Four Star Lawns LLC, Kansas
Mario’s Contractor, Corp., Kansas
Paramount Landscape, Inc., Kansas
Town & Country Landscaping Inc., Kansas
Kentucky
Hillenmeyer Nurseries Inc., Kentucky
Kentucky Forest Industries Association
Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association
Verastegui Brothers, Kentucky
Louisiana
Acadian Maintenance , Louisiana
All Around Concrete Cutting Inc., Louisiana
Basin Contractors, LLC, Louisiana
Beauford Enterprises, LLC, Louisiana
Big D’s Seafood Inc., Louisiana
Blue Skies Landscape LLC, Louisiana
Corporate Green LLC, Louisiana
Daybrook Fish, Louisiana
Elmer Candy Corporation, Louisiana
Foret Contracting Group, LLC, Louisiana
Green Escapes Nursery, Louisiana
Greenscape Grounds Management LLC, Louisiana
Green Up Lawn Care LLC, Louisiana
Kelley’s Louisiana Landscaping, Louisiana
Landry’s Professional Lawn and Landscape, Inc., Louisiana
Louisiana Crawfish Processors Alliance
Farm Bureau Federation, Inc.
Louisiana Forestry Association
Louisiana Irrigation Association
Louisiana Landscape, Louisiana
M&M Lawn and Landscape, LLC, Louisiana
Massengale Grounds Management, Inc., Louisiana
Money Hill Golf & Country Club, Louisiana
Oakbourne Country Club, Inc., Louisiana
Omega Protein, Louisiana
P & T Construction Co., LLC, Louisiana
Paradise Plantscapes Inc., Louisiana
Reeb Rigging LLC, Louisiana
Squire Creek, Louisiana
Superior Landscape & Maintenance Co LLC, Louisiana
Maine
Anchorage Motor Inn of Ogunquit Inc., Maine
Boothbay Harbor Inn, Maine
Gorges Grant Hotel, LLC, Maine
Hanson Management Services, LLC, Maine
Jake’s Seafood Restaurant, Maine
Juniper Hill Inn, LLC, Maine
Lafayette Boothbay, Inc, dba Tugboat Inn, Maine
Maine Golf Course Superintendents Association
Maine Innkeepers Association
Maine Restaurant Association
Migis Hotel Group, Maine
The Milestone, LLC, Maine
Pentagoet Inn and Restaurant, Maine
Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, Maine
Maryland
Akehurst Landscape Service, Inc., Maryland
Altra, Inc., Maryland
CCG Greenery Inc., Maryland
Chapel Valley Landscape, Maryland
CLIP Lawn Care LLC, Maryland
CS Lawn Landscape Inc., Maryland
Custom Ground, Maryland
Denison Landscaping, Inc., Maryland
Green Angels Landscaping, Maryland
Herrington Harbour, Inc., Maryland
MJM Lawn & Landscaping, Inc., Maryland
McFall & Berry Landscape Mgt Inc., Maryland
Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association
Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association
Mid Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents, Maryland
Moon Nurseries, Inc., Maryland
Mowing & More, Maryland
PGC Landscape, Maryland
Select Event Rentals, Maryland
Terrace Turf Lawn Services, Inc., Maryland
The Lawn Crew LLC, Maryland
Wentworth Nursery, Inc., Maryland
Massachusetts
American Tent & Table, Inc., Massachusetts
Brass Key Hospitality Group, Massachusetts
Brass Lantern Inn, Massachusetts
Chatham Wayside Inn, Massachusetts
Cooper Landscaping Inc.
Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, Massachusetts
Douglas Island Development Corp dba Nancy’s Restaurant, Massachusetts
The Escape Inn, Massachusetts
Farland, Inc. dba Far Land Provisions
Garrick-Santo Landscape Company, Massachusetts
Gentle Giant Moving Co Inc., Massachusetts
Hawthorne Properties, Inc., Massachusetts
Hot Chocolate Sparrow, Massachusetts
Hyannis Holiday Motel, Massachusetts
Kadison Pool Plastering Service, Massachusetts
Marathon Moving Company Inc., Massachusetts
Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association
Macauley Brothers Landscaping, Massachusetts
Murdick’s Fudge of Massachusetts
Nantucket Hotel Holdings LLC, Massachusetts
Nantucket Inn, Massachusetts
Nantucket Tents, LLC, Massachusetts
ND Landscape Inc., Massachusetts
Pamet Restaurant Group, Massachusetts
Paragon Landscape Construction, Massachusetts
Peak Season Workforce, Massachusetts
Ponderosa Nurseries, Inc.
The Red Inn at Provincetown, Inc., Massachusetts
The Roberts Collection, Massachusetts
SeaCoast Inn, Massachusetts
Safe Movers Inc., Massachusetts
Salt Hotels, Massachusetts
Spike Inc., Massachusetts
Stairhopper Movers LLC, Massachusetts
Tim Acton Landscaping, Massachusetts
Triad Associates, Haverhill, Massachusetts
Weiner Stand, Inc., Massachusetts
Winnetu, Massachusetts
Woods Hole Inn LLC, Massachusetts
Michigan
Arnold Amusements, Michigan
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront, Michigan
Chippewa Properties, Inc., Michigan
Cottage Inn, Michigan
Creative Brick Paving, Michigan
Cut-N-Care, Inc., Michigan
DBA Kuppe Landscape Services, Michigan
D.J.’s Landscape Management, Inc., Michigan
Elliot’s Amusements LLC, Michigan
Greenlawn Landscaping Maintenance, Michigan
Huron Lawn Service, Inc., Michigan
Lilac Tree Suites & Spa, Michigan
Mackinaw Seasonal Resorts, Inc., Michigan
Mark Kuppe & Associates, Inc., Michigane
Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association
Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association
Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association
The Original Murdick’s Fudge Company, Michigan
Playworld Unlimited, Michigan
Skerbeck Bros. Shows, Michigan
Sku Attractions, LLC, Michigan
Wade Shows, Michigan
The Yankee Rebel Tavern, Inc., Michigan
Minnesota
BNR Irrigation Services, Inc., Minnesota
Goldstar Amusements, Inc., Minnesota
Green Horizons Inc., Minnesota
Kimmes-Bauer Irrigation, Inc., Minnesota
Lowell Russell Concrete Inc., Minnesota
Lukes Sodding & Landscaping, Inc., Minnesota
Midwest Ride and Concessions, Minnesota
Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association
Rush Creek Golf Club, Minnesota
Southview Design Inc., Minnesota
Mississippi
Aguinaga Builders, Mississippi
Mississippi Forestry Association, Mississippi
Omega Protein, Mississippi
Missouri
76 Mall Inn Inc., Missouri
Bluegrass Lawncare of St. Louis, LLC, Missouri
Bunton & Meyer Tree Service, Inc., Missouri
Cardinal Lawn & Landscaping, Missouri
Chesterfield Landscape & Design, Missouri
Columbia Landcare LLC, Missouri
DMP Lawncare & Landscape, Missouri
Doctor’s At the Lake Inc., Missouri
Dowco Enterprises, Inc., Missouri
Embassy Lawn & Land, Missouri
Follmer Property Maintenance LLC, Missouri
Fuchs Lawn & Landscaping, Inc., Missouri
GDS Properties, Missouri
Grounds Management Inc., Missouri
Heritage Lawn & Landscape LLC, Missouri
Horstmann Brothers, LLC, Missouri
Ideal Landscape Management Inc., Missouri
James River Lawn Care, Missouri
JPC Landscaping, Inc, Missouri
Kirkwood Material Supply, Inc., Missouri
Lawn Authority, Missouri
Lawn Seasons Inc., Missouri
M & P Landscaping, Inc., Missouri
Marshall Nursery & Landscape Company, Missouri
Metro Lawn Sprinklers, Missouri
Mid-States Lawn Care, LLC, Missouri
Munsch Outdoor Maintenance Co Inc., Missouri
Natural Lawn and Landscape LLC, Missouri
O’Hara Landscape/Lawn Care, Missouri
Precision Irrigation, Inc., Missouri
Pro Care Environmental, Missouri
Professional Equities, Inc., Missouri
Proscape Landscaping, Missouri
Rite-A-Way Lawn Care, LLC, Missouri
Rost, Inc., Missouri
Runyon Landscape Management Inc., Missouri
Select Outdoor Services, Missouri
Shelton Landscape Maintenance, Missouri
St. Louis Select Landscaping & Lawn Care, Missouri
Tennant Lawn Service, Missouri
Tinsley Amusements, Missouri
T.J.’s Lawn and Landscaping, Inc., Missouri
Wells Landscaping & Lawn Care, Inc., Missouri
Westin Crown Center Hotel, Missouri
Montana
Montana Lodging & Hospitality Association
Wendy’s of Montana, Montana
Nevada
Olcese Construction Co, Nevada
New Hampshire
Dean and Flynn Fiesta Shows, New Hampshire
Faulkner Landscaping, New Hampshire
Greenscape Land Design Inc., New Hampshire
Miller Amusements, New Hampshire
Morin’s Landscaping Inc., New Hampshire
New Hampshire Golf Course Superintendents Association
New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association
New Jersey
Absolute Landscaping Inc., New Jersey
AFP Management Corp., New Jersey
Alstede Farms LLC, New Jersey
Amusements of America, New Jersey
Atlantic Plants, New Jersey
Borst Landscape & Design Inc., New Jersey
Bradbury Landscape Inc., New Jersey
Chavez Landscaping, New Jersey
Comfort Home Service, Inc., New Jersey
Country Acres Landscaping LLC, New Jersey
Country Green Landscape Inc., New Jersey
Crystal Lake Landscaping Inc., New Jersey
Cutting Edge Landscaping Inc., New Jersey
DeBoer Brothers Landscaping Inc., New Jersey
Delgado Brothers General Contractors LLC, New Jersey
Dell Landscaping Inc., New Jersey
Down to Earth Landscaping, Inc., New Jersey
Environmental Designers Irrigation Inc., New Jersey
Farmside Landscape & Design, New Jersey
Farrell’s Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping, New Jersey
Gangemi Landscaping Corp, New Jersey
Garden Greenhouse & Nursery Inc., New Jersey
Good-N-Tuff Lawn & Landscaping Inc., New Jersey
Greenleaf Acquisition Corp, New Jersey
Greenleaf Lawn & Landscape Inc., New Jersey
Hewson Landscape, Inc., New Jersey
Hewvec, LLC, New Jersey
Horizon Landscape Co. Inc., New Jersey
Hudson Landscaping Co. Inc., New Jersey
Irish Landscape Designs, New Jersey
J & L Lawns and Landscaping LLC, New Jersey
J & S Lawnman, New Jersey
Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction, New Jersey
Jim Dunphy’s Landscaping LLC, New Jersey
Lakeland Lawn and Landscaping Co Inc., New Jersey
LanDesign Inc., New Jersey
Landscapes By Maple Leaf LLC, New Jersey
L.B. Forcellati & Sons, New Jersey
Ledden Palimeno Landscaping & Maintenance Co Inc., New Jersey
Mava Landscape Inc., New Jersey
New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association
New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association
Prendergast Landscape Contractors, New Jersey
Rob Paton Landscaping Inc., New Jersey
Robert Bradley Landscaping Inc., New Jersey
RPG Pools LLC, New Jersey
Schutz’s Landscape & Design LLC, New Jersey
Shearon Environmental Design Co. Inc. of NJ, New Jersey
Siciliano Landscape Company, New Jersey
Siggy’s Perennial Gardens Inc., New Jersey
Simonfay Landscape Services Inc., New Jersey
Stockel’s Lawn & Landscaping Inc., New Jersey
TGL Management Inc., New Jersey
Village Green Lawn Care, New Jersey
Weiss Landscaping Services, LLC, New Jersey
West Slope Construction Inc., New Jersey
Wood Landscapes, New Jersey
New Mexico
ASA Architects, New Mexico
Dominguez Racing Stables, New Mexico
New York
Armington Nursery, New York
Benson Enterprises of New York Inc., New York
Bristol’s Garden Center, New York
Carmine Labriola Contracting Corporation, New York
Clover Lawn Care Inc., New York
Larchmont Nurseries Inc., New York
J. Tortorella Swimming Pool Inc., New York
Landscape Details Inc., New York
Midway Rides of Utica, New York
New Dimensions Outdoor, New York
New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association
Northeast Mesa LLC, New York
Summerhill Landscapes Inc., New York
Tanto Irrigation LLC, New York
The New York Alliance for Environmental Concerns
The Rockaway Hunting Club, New York
Vintage Landscape, New York
Western New York Golf Course Superintendents Association, New York
North Carolina
Anchorage Inn, Inc., North Carolina
Clark Hotel Management, Inc., North Carolina
Greenscape Services Inc. North Carolina
Koury Corporation, North Carolina
Lovin Contracting Co. Inc., North Carolina
North Carolina Association of Professional Loggers
North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association
North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
Orr Contracting Inc., North Carolina
Powers Great American Midways, North Carolina
Ralph Hodge Construction Co., North Carolina
The Biltmore Company, North Carolina
Triple H Services, North Carolina
North Dakota
Cloverdale Foods Co., North Dakota
El Rancho Motor Hotel, North Dakota
Midwest Landscaping, North Dakota
Pro Landscapers, LLC, North Dakota
S & S Landscaping Company, North Dakota
Ohio
Bako Landscaping Inc., Ohio
Bates Bros. Amusement Co., Ohio
Bauer Lawn Maintenance Inc., Ohio
Community Green Landscape, Ohio
CT Concrete LLC, Ohio
DiFranco Landscaping, Ohio
Exscape Designs, Ohio
Fullmer’s Landscaping Inc., Ohio
GreenPro Services, Ohio
H & M Landscaping, Ohio
Horizon Lawn Management, Ohio
Ianiro Landscape Development. Ohio
J.A.G. Lawn Maintenance, Ohio
J.F.D. Landscapes, Ohio
Ken Helmlinger Co., Ohio
Kissel Entertainment, LLC, Ohio
Lanhan Contractors Inc., Ohio
Lewis Landscaping and Nursery Inc., Ohio
M. J. Design Associates Inc., Ohio
Northern Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association
Obersons Nursery and Landscapes, Inc., Ohio
Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association
Ohio Landscape Association, Inc.
Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association
R.B. Stout, Inc.
Schill Grounds Management. Ohio
Suncrest Gardens, Ohio
The Pattie Group Inc., Ohio
Thompson Landscape & Design
Vizmeg Landscape Inc., Ohio
Yard Barbers, Inc., Bexley, Ohio
Oklahoma
Architectural Paving Systems LLC, Oklahoma
Brothers Landscape LLC, Oklahoma
Centennial Landscaping Inc., Oklahoma
Central lawn & Landscape, LLC, Oklahoma
Carson and Barnes Circus, Oklahoma
Complete Landsculpture of Texas, L.P., Oklahoma
Felipe’s Lawncare, Oklahoma
Freddy’s Lawn Service LLC, Oklahoma
Green Valley Nursery, LLC , Oklahoma
Greenmaster Landscape Contractors, Inc., Oklahoma
Greenturf Landscaping Co., Oklahoma
Guthrie Industrial Coating, Inc., Oklahoma
Hadco Services, LLC, Oklahoma
H.O.L.A. Labor Consultant’s Inc., Oklahoma
Horizon Lawn & Landscape Inc., Oklahoma
HUB Construction, Inc., Oklahoma
Kelly Miller Circus, Oklahoma
Ken R Ackley Craftsmen, Oklahoma
Landscapes USA, Oklahoma
Lawns by Randy, Oklahoma
LBL Gunite of Tulsa LP, Oklahoma
Murphy Bros. Exposition, Oklahoma
Myers Landscape Management Inc., Oklahoma
Nate’s Tree Service, Oklahoma
Oak Tree Golf Club LLC, Oklahoma
Ottaway Amusements, Oklahoma
Pro Mow Lawn and Landscape LLC, Oklahoma
R&J Triple A, LLC, Oklahoma
Rainmaker Sprinkler Company, Inc., Oklahoma
Ralph Iasiello Lawncare LLC, Oklahoma
River Bottom Nursery, Oklahoma
RM Lawn & Landscaping LLC, Oklahoma
Roark Landscaping Corp, Oklahoma
Stillwater Hospitality, LLC, Oklahoma
The Landscape Partners, Oklahoma
Tierra Laguna, LLC, Oklahoma
TNT Lawn & Landscape Mgmt, Inc., Oklahoma
Total Companies, Inc., Oklahoma
Tulsa Lot Sweeping, Oklahoma
United Golf LLC, Oklahoma
YardVarks LLC, Oklahoma
Oregon
Butler Amusements Inc., Oregon
Juicys LLC, Oregon
Oregon Association of Nurseries
Oregon Women in Timber
Summitt Forests Inc., Oregon
Pennsylvania
Andrew’s Lawn & Landscaping, Pennsylvania
B. DeMichele, Inc., Pennsylvania
Beall’s Greenhouse Nursery and Supply, Pennsylvania
Brogan Landscaping, Inc., Pennsylvania
Butler Landscaping, Pennsylvania
Cerruti Landscaping Inc., Pennsylvania
Danalu Inc., Pennsylvania
Del Vacchio Landscapes, Inc., Pennsylvania
Derstine Landscaping LLC, Pennsylvania
Disandro Landscape, Pennsylvania
Evergreen Landscaping Inc., Pennsylvania
Four Seasons Total Landscaping, Inc., Pennsylvania
Gilliland Landscape, Pennsylvania
Greenscape Landscape, Pennsylvania
GTM Landscaping Inc., Pennsylvania
H & R Landscaping Inc., Pennsylvania
Isaac’s Moving and Storage Inc., Pennsylvania
Justin Beall Landscape Service LLC. Pennsylvania
Lancaster Country Club, Pennsylvania
Lang’s Lawn Care, Pennsylvania
Little Richard’s Enterprises, Pennsylvania
Llanerch Country Club, Pennsylvania
Majestic Midways, Pennsylvania
Mike Spaeder Landscaping, Pennsylvania
MJC Labor Solutions LLC, Pennsylvania
Moore Outdoor Rejuvenation, Inc., Pennsylvania
New Castle Lawn & Landscape, Inc., Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association
Realty Landscaping Corporation, Pennsylvania
Robert Jowder Custom Landscaping, Pennsylvania
Rockwell Associates LLC, Pennsylvania
S&S Amusements, Pennsylvania
Scapeworx Landscaping and Design, Pennsylvania
Seel Brothers Landscaping, Pennsylvania
Sharp’s Landscaping, Inc., Pennsylvania
SLC Lawn Inc., Pennsylvania
State Road Builders Supply, Pennsylvania
Swank Steel City Shows, Pennsylvania
The Club at Nevillewood, Pennsylvania
Three Seasons Landscape, Pennsylvania
Woehler Landscaping, LLC, Pennsylvania
Wyble Lawn and Landscape Inc., Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospitality Association
Rockwell Amusements, Rhode Island
Shaner SPE Associates LP, Rhode Island
South Carolina
Andell Inn, South Carolina
Evans Construction of the Carolinas, Inc., South Carolina
Hilton Grand Vacations, South Carolina
Hilton Worldwide, South Carolina
Island Landscapes LLC, South Carolina
Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina
Kingston Plantation Resort and Hilton, South Carolina
Klawah Partners, South Carolina
Marshfield Forest Service, Inc., South Carolina
Oceana Resorts LLC., South Carolina
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, South Carolina
Palmetto Green Landscape & Design, LLC, South Carolina
Perimeter Landscape Management, Inc., South Carolina
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
South Carolina Forestry Association
South Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association
Southeast Woodland Services, Inc.
The Westin Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
South Dakota
Baker’s Bakery & Café, South Dakota
Buglin Bull, South Dakota
Cattleman’s Restaurant, South Dakota
Custer Hospitality LLC, South Dakota
Earthscapes, Inc., South Dakota
Genuine Builders, Inc., South Dakota
Palmer Gulch Lodge & Mt. Rushmore KOA, South Dakota
Recreational Adventures Co., South Dakota
Splitrock Landscaping & Nursery Inc., South Dakota
Tennessee
Artisan Landscape Group, LLC, Tennessee
C & G Turf Management LLC, Tennessee
Dan Frantz Concrete LLC, Tennessee
Dawson Lawn Service Inc., Tennessee
Enviro-Scapes LLC, Tennessee
F&B Amusements, Tennessee
Floyd and Baxter Company, Tennessee
Gardener’s Choice Concepts, Tennessee
Greater Nashville Hospitality Association, Tennessee
Jean’s Lawn & Landscapes Inc., Tennessee
Montes Stone, Tennessee
Outdoors Unlimited Inc., Tennessee
Peach Tree Landscape, Tennessee
Salazar Contracting, LLC, Tennessee
Tennessee Forestry Association
Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association
TruGreen Landcare, Tennessee
Texas
A & A Construction Company, Texas
AB Construction, Texas
Action International, Inc., Texas
Agave Garden, Inc., Texas
Aquado Stone Inc., Texas
Alfonso Luna Lawn & Tree Service, Texas
Alldredge Gardens, LP, Texas
Amberscapes Inc., Texas
Amigos Labor Solutions, Inc., Texas
Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage & Lighting
Arnold’s Seafood Sales, Texas
Baeza Trucking, Texas
Belmontes Quality Construction LLC, Texas
Benchmark Landscapes, LLC, Texas
BIO Landscaping, Texas
Buchanan Native Plants, Texas
Burnell Marine And Supply, Inc., Texas
C & T Lawns, LLC, Texas
C. L. I. Irrigation, Texas
CC Tree Farms LLC, Texas
Chick Landscaping Inc., Texas
Chris’s Irrigation, Texas
CJ’s Concrete Construction LLC, Texas
Classic Tejas Construction Inc., Texas
Clean Scapes, LP, Texas
Cobra Stone, Inc., Texas
Complete Landsculpture of Texas, L.P., Texas
Copper Rock Nursery, Texas
Cousins Lawn Service LLC, Texas
Cowboy Kettle Corn, Texas
Crabtree Amusements, Texas
Demas Enterprises Inc., Texas
Double A Contracting LP, Texas
Double D Statuary, Inc., Texas
Drake Landscape, Texas
Earthworks, Inc., Texas
Econocuts, Texas
Elite Lawn & Landscaping, Texas
Elite Stucco Co, Texas
Fine Line Concrete, LLC
FMWB, Inc., Texas
Garcia Enterprises Inc., Texas
Garden of Gethsemane Nursery & Landscaping LLC, Texas
Gar Shrimp Corporation, Texas
Genuine Builders, Texas
Geoscapes of Texas, Inc., Texas
GPS Enterprises Inc., Texas
Heart of America Shows, Texas
Herbert Sunrise, Texas
Hess Lawns Inc., Texas
Horseshoe Bay Resort, Inc., Texas
Horton Horticulture, Inc., Texas
Infinity Lawn and Landscape, LLC, Texas
J4 Fencing & Services, LLC, Texas
James Landscaping Inc., Texas
Jamie’s Lawn Service, Inc., Texas
Janousek Logistics, Texas
JBS Packing Company, Inc., Texas
JCCS, Inc., Texas
JDK Associates, Inc., Texas
JTG Solutions, Texas
Juan D Maldonado Enterprise Corp, Texas
Just Right Lawns, Inc., Texas
L & L Company, Texas
Lagasse Marine Ways, Texas
Landscape Art, Inc., Texas
Landscapes USA and Elements Group, Texas
Larry Blalock Inc., Texas
Lawn Patrol Service Inc., Texas
Lone Star Golf Course Superintendents Association, Texas
Kenjura Tile, Inc., Texas
Krause Landscaping Contractors, Texas
Landart America LLC, Texas
Landscapes USA Corporation, Texas
Mad Hatter Concessions LLC, Texas
Maldonado Landscape & Irrigation, Texas
Maldonado Landscaping, Texas
Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping, Inc., Texas
Martin Property Maintenance LLC, Texas
Mezger Enterprises, Ltd., Texas
Milberger’s Landscaping Inc., Texas
Milt’s Seafood Plant Inc., Texas
Mrs. Mina Inc., Texas
Morton Concessions LLC, Texas
Multi Landscape Services LLC, Texas
Native Land Design, LLC, Texas
Ormic Concessions Inc., Texas
Ortiz Padilla Family, LLC, Texas
Palacios Seafood Co Inc., Texas
Paul’s Concessions, Texas
Perfect Lawns and Landworks, Texas
Pete Chavez Concrete, Texas
Pitzer’s Lawn Management Inc., Texas
Po Boy’s Seafood, Texas
Po Boys Dock LLC, Texas
Port Enterprises Ltd., Texas
Practical Employee Solutions (PES), Texas
Progressive Interest Inc., Texas
R & R “1818” Landscape, LP, Texas
Reyes Roofing, Texas
Ridgewood Landscaping Inc., Texas
Robert Flores, Texas
Rodolfo Sifuentes, Texas
Rodriguez Lawn Service, Texas
San Felipe Stone, Inc., Texas
San Juan Lawn Care, Texas
Sanford & Sons, Inc., Texas
SB Landscaping, Inc., Texas
Schultz & Co Landscapes Partnership Ltd, Texas
Shane’s Lawn Maintenance, Inc., Texas
Shooter and Lindsey Inc., Texas
SJ Entertainment, Texas
Southern Botanical Inc., Texas
Southwest Nursery, Texas
Southern Oak Services LLC, Texas
Spring Creek Growers, Texas
St. Vincent Andrew Inc., Texas
Sunscape Landscaping LLC, Texas
SunTerra Landscape Services, LP, Texas
Sycamore Landscape Inc., Texas
Talley Amusements Inc, Texas
TCB Quality Landscaping, Texas
Texas Forestry Association
Texas Hotel & Lodging Association
Texas Lawn Management Company, Inc., Texas
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
Texas Shrimp Association
Texas Yard Pro, Inc., Texas
The Best Granite, Texas
The Landscape Partners, Texas
Thomas Carnival, Inc., Texas
Thompson Landscape Services, Inc., Texas
Total Enviroment, LLC (TX), Texas
Town Center Landscape, Inc., Texas
Tri-County Sprinklers, Texas
Viking Fence, Texas
Villanueva Masonry, Texas
Vince’s Logs & Limbs, Texas
Vizcaino LP, Texas
Wagner’s Carnival LLC, Texas
Westco Grounds Maintenance Co., Inc., Texas
Western Horticultural Services, L.P., Texas
Western Seafood Co., Texas
Wiltshire Brothers, Inc., Texas
Wood Entertainment Co., Texas
Woodpecker Cabinets, Inc., Texas
Yardmasters, Inc., Texas
Utah
Bear Lake Landscape, Inc., Utah
City of Fun Carnival, Utah
Distinctive Landscape, Inc., Utah
Roth Landscape Services, LLC, Utah
Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah
TruCo Enterprises, Inc., Utah
Victory Ranch Club LLC, Utah
Utah Hotel & Lodging Association
Utah Nursery & Landscape Association
Vermont
Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Virginia
AEM Inc., Virginia
Affordable Lawn Sprinklers & Lighting, Virginia
American Lawn Brothers, Inc., Virginia
ArtFX Inc., Virginia
B. Rushing Lawn and Landscaping Inc., Virginia
Commonwealth Event Company, Virginia
Cousland Scapes Inc., Virginia
East Coast Landscaping Inc., Virginia
Eastern Shore Landscape Management, Inc., Virginia
Epling Landscaping and Lawn Service Inc., Virginia
Executive Moving Systems Inc., Virginia
G A Lawn Care Turf Mgt Stone LLC, Virginia
Green Acres Lawn Care Inc., Virginia
James River Grounds Management, Virginia
Joe Moholland Moving, Virginia
Kingstowne Lawn Care, Inc., Virginia
LaPointe Landscapes LLC, Virginia
MasLabor, Virginia
Mobile Ice Cream Corp, Virginia
Quality Midwest Holdings Inc., Virginia
Seven Oaks Landscapes-Hardscapes Inc., Virginia
Spike Inc., Virginia
Sunrise Landscape & Design, Virginia
The Founders Inn, Virginia
Virginia Agribusiness Council
Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association
Virginia Forestry Association
Virginia Forest Products Association
Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association
Virginia Green Industry Council
Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association
Virginia Irrigation & Landscapes Inc. Virginia
Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association
Williams Brothers Tree, Virginia
Workforce Advantage, Virginia
Washington
Jordan River Moving LLC, Washington
Total Landscape Corp, Washington
Washington Lodging Association
Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
Wisconsin
Rainbow Valley Rides, Inc., Wisconsin
Wisconsin County Forests Association
Wisconsin Green Industry Federation
Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association
Wyoming
Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association

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