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    3131In 2011, we received a request from LaNeta, a similar organization in Mexico, that was no longer able to continue hosting over 100 activist organizations in Mexico. With the cooperation of the LaNeta leadership, all organizations were invited to join May First/People Link and we setup an office in Mexico City. Since then, our leadership and organizing efforts have combined the resources of both the Brooklyn and Mexico City offices.
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    3433== Programmatic overview. (0 of 3000 max characters) ==
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    4140  * Conferences and presentations: We regularly attend and present at the Allied Media Conference and the Left Forum, as well as special events and meetings.
    4241  * Leadership Committee and Membership Meeting: we organize an annual membership meeting and an anual Leadership Committee meeting, help in person in both New York and Mexico and online.
     42        * Bi-monthly conference calls with membership on political and technical issues.
     43 * People of Color techie training team: Five mentees completed our first 1 year training with two MF/PL support team mentors. We plan to repeat the program in 2014.
    4344 * Internationalization Team: Our internationalization team supports our meetings by providing simultaneous interpretation and translation of documents
    4445 * Administrative Team: our admin teams processes membership payments and reaches out to members behind in their dues.
     
    5354 * October: Annual Membership meeting
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    55  * Overarching goals of your work. (0 of 3000 max characters)
     56== Overarching goals of your work. (0 of 3000 max characters) ==
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    57  * Methods and strategies for achieving your goals. (0 of 3000 max characters)
     58Our overarching goal is nothing short of uniting the movement for global justice across barriers posed by national boundaries, culture and language. Unlike anytime in history, we have the tools to communicate and unite our movements, the political will to come together, and political adversaries that can only be defeated if we are united.
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    59  * Collaborations and key partners, if applicable. (0 of 500 max characters)
     60As an organization whose scope is the Internet, we cannot accomplish this task alone - we must build with other organizations and movements who share this vision. However, the Internet is a critical component to our communication, and we see maintaining and expanding the free and open aspects of the Internet as an important strategy in this bigger goal.
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    61  * Any other plans you'd like to share with us for the upcoming year? (0 of 3000 max characters)
     62== Methods and strategies for achieving your goals. (0 of 3000 max characters) ==
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    63 If you have looked three-years out for your organization, what does that organizational forecast look like? Share any long-term goals or plans you might be dreaming up. (0 of 3000 max characters)
     64Our primary strategies are:
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    65  * Programmatic timelines for the coming three years. (0 of 2000 max characters)
     66 * Democracy. We are organized as a membership organization as a means of changing the perception we have of technology and our role in technology. We will never succeed in defending and expanding the free and open nature of the Internet until we understand our role in directing the development of this technology. By organizing ourselves as a democratic membership organization, and inviting our members to participate in the direction of our organization, we seek to transform the way our members view their role in technology.
     67 * Education. Many of our members, including our most politically committed, regularly use corporate and proprietary services. Educating our members about the dangers of being reliant on these technologies is a critical strategy of the organization. Similarly, developing a dialogue between the activists and organizers dependent on the Internet for their organizing and develpoers creating free and open software is equally important in order to ensure the direction of our development work stays inline with the needs of the movement.
     68  * Movement Building. We actively participate in movement building, ranging from massive organizing efforts like the social forum, to small panels and presentations. We participate both as technologists to help strenthen our movement's use of technology, and also as activists and organizers in our own right.
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    67  * We believe that success is dynamic, comes in many forms, and is unique to each project and organization. We believe that you do your best work when you define what success looks like in a meaningful way and hold yourself accountable to the standards that you set for yourself. Please share with us what success will look like for you and your project in the coming year. (0 of 1000 max characters)
     70== Collaborations and key partners, if applicable. (0 of 500 max characters) ==
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    69  * Overview of your development and fundraising plans. If you have a sustainability plan, please share it with us. (0 of 5000 max characters)
     72We work very closely with a number of key partners, including:
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     74 * The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAGNet) is a project of the Center for Media Education. We are the co-anchors of the Northeast region and are participating in the 2014 privacy campaign.
     75 * The Association of Progressive Communication (APC) is an international organization of groups similar to May First/People Link. We are organizing with several APC members around the issue of distributed denail of service attacks and legal threats to activist web sites.
     76 * The US Social Forum. We're members of the National Planning Committee and are working closely to organize the event and the technology for the event.
     77 * Progressive Technology Project and the Open Technology Institute are parnters in the People of Color Techie Training program, providing staff support for mentoring and curriculum development.
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     79== Any other plans you'd like to share with us for the upcoming year? (0 of 3000 max characters) ==
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     81== If you have looked three-years out for your organization, what does that organizational forecast look like? Share any long-term goals or plans you might be dreaming up. (0 of 3000 max characters) ==
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     83Currently, May First/People Link is two organizations (one based in the US and one based in Mexico) that are united under a political vision of the Internet. Many members have expressed strong interest in growing the organization to include bases in more countries, starting with other Latin American countries.
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     85== Programmatic timelines for the coming three years. (0 of 2000 max characters) ==
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     87== What does success look like ==
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     89'''We believe that success is dynamic, comes in many forms, and is unique to each project and organization. We believe that you do your best work when you define what success looks like in a meaningful way and hold yourself accountable to the standards that you set for yourself. Please share with us what success will look like for you and your project in the coming year. (0 of 1000 max characters)'''
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     91Success in 2014 will include:
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     93 * Concrete projects between our international allies that strengthen our ability to withstand denial of service attacks and legal threats to our members Internet resources.
     94 * Participation of 100 people in our People's Movement Assembly on privacy
     95 * Participation of 100 people in our next membership meeting
     96 * Twelve speaking engagement/conference presentations in 2014
     97 * Six conference calls with our membership on political and technical issues
     98 * Six mentees completing the People of Color techie training program
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     100== Overview of your development and fundraising plans. If you have a sustainability plan, please share it with us. (0 of 5000 max characters) ==
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    71 == Alignment with Kindle Project ==
     102All of our core services are funded entirely with membership dues (which typically covers 90 - 90% of our budget). We plan to raise funds for international gathering of technology groups to fight distributed denial of service attacks and legal threats via a fund provided by APC. In addition, we are seeking funding for the People of Color Techie Training project from the New York Foundation.
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     104= Alignment with Kindle Project =
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    72106In an effort to work collaboratively to build effective strategies, we are interested in how our vision intersects with yours and how we are working simultaneously towards shared goals.
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    73108 * What systems change are you addressing in your work? (0 of 1000 max characters)
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    74110 * What emerging alternative or solution are you working towards? (0 of 1000 max characters)
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    75112 * How can funders be more effective? (0 of 1000 max characters)
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    79116 * Please share one group or project that you think is doing radical systems change work. (Include any websites or links that may be relevant). (0 of 500 max characters)
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    80118 * If you had 967 billion dollars, what would you do? (0 of 500 max characters)
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