sent April 3, 2013






Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the JOLT Act!




ABOUT THE BILL: Introduced by Representatives Joe Heck (R-3rd NV) and Mike Quigley (D-5th IL) the "Jobs Originated Through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act" (H.R. 1354) would reform the Visa Waiver Program to allow more countries to qualify, expand the Global Entry Program to expedite the clearance process for low-risk international travelers and develop a pilot program for premium processing of visas in exchange for a higher fee while setting specific goals for visa processing. Download the fact sheet to learn more.


WHAT’S AT STAKE: International arrivals around the world are projected to grow by 34 percent from 2010 to 2020, resulting in $1.6 trillion in direct travel spending.  This presents an enormous opportunity for nations that choose to embrace it. The U.S. stands to lose out on this opportunity unless we reform our visa process and remove the barriers to legitimate visitors that wish to visit our country, spend their money here, and then return home.


A delegation from Illinois will be at Destination: Capitol Hill next week.  This is one of the important things that they will be discussing while there!


WHAT YOU CAN DO: Send an email here now to your Representative, or call and urge him/her to cosponsor the JOLT Act.  Dial 1-877-201-9067 to be connected with your Representative. For more information, be sure to visit




Bonnie Heimbach

Executive Director

Chicago and Beyond R.T.D.O.

200 South State Street

Belvidere, IL  61008

Phone/Fax  815-547-3740