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    33This document contains very brief notes on the decisions that the leadership committee made. It is not a complete accounting of the meeting
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     5The Committee convened at about 10:00 am on December 20, 2008 and made self-introductions.
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     7Committee Members Present
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     9 * Alfredo Lopez, May First/People Link
     10 * Christy Thornton, NACLA Report on the Americas
     11 * Daniel Kahn Gillmor                           
     12 * Louis Head, Cuba Research & Analysis Group
     13 * Hilary Goldstein, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
     14 * Jamie McClelland, May First/People Link           
     15 * Josue Guillen, The Praxis Project     
     16 * Liz Mestres, The Brecht Forum   
     17 * Mallory Knodel, May First/People Link
     18 * Makani Themba, The Praxis Project (who arrived about 1:00 pm due to a transportation problem
     19 * Linda Thurston and Sam Anderson were unable to attend this meeteing.
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     21== Reports ==
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     23 * [wiki:projects/leadership-committee/dec-2008/reports/movement-building Movement building report: Social Forum Report, conferences, workshop, book, APC] -- Presenter: Alfredo
     24 * [wiki:projects/leadership-committee/dec-2008/reports/membership Membership report: how many members do we have, different types, etc.] -- Presenter: Alfredo
     25 * [wiki:projects/leadership-committee/dec-2008/reports/infrastructure Overview of equipment/infrastructure] -- Presenter: Jamie
     26 * [wiki:projects/leadership-committee/dec-2008/reports/finances Overview of finances] -- Presenter: Jamie
     27 * [wiki:projects/leadership-committee/dec-2008/reports/labor Staffing/labor] -- Presenter: Jamie
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     29And the Committee accepted these reports as reflected in the meeting materials after considerable exploratory and clarifying discussion.
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     31After its lunch break, the Committee began its decision-making work.
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    533== Social Forum ==
     
    735[wiki:projects/leadership-committee/dec-2008/proposals/wsf Prioritizing the social forum]
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    9 We passed the proposal without modifications. Our discussions raised questions about how to involve more of the membership in decisions like these (we determined that for now, the leadership committee will make the decisions for the organization as we work toward developing a system to involve more members). We also raised the conflict within the social forum over providing a neutral space versus taking a stand on issues. We agreed to support the social forum process without engaging in the conflict.
     37The Committee passed the proposal without modifications.
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     39Our discussions raised questions about how to involve more of the membership in decisions like these. We determined that for now, the leadership committee will make the decisions for the organization as we work toward developing a system to involve more members. However, we also noted that a fuller discussion of mewbership involvement would take place in the third proposal later in the meeting.               
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     41We also raised the conflict within the social forum over providing a politically neutral space versus taking a stand on issues. We agreed to support the social
     42forum process without involving our organization in that conflict.
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    1144== Hemispheric agenda ==
     
    1346[wiki:projects/leadership-committee/dec-2008/proposals/hemispheric-agenda Hemispheric Agenda]
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    15 We passed the hemispheric proposal without modifications. We discussed the importance of working with other networks to pull it off (such as Right to the City and Solidarity Economy networks). Christy volunteered to help involve MFPL in the upcoming series of national meetings with US Latin American solidarity groups. Louis encouraged us to involve US movement organizations in this work, not just solidarity groups. Makani helped us clarify that our proposal is not to neutrally provide a tool for this work, but to participate with the political agenda outlined in the proposal.
     48We passed the hemispheric proposal without modifications.
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     50We discussed the importance of working with other networks to pull it off (such as Right to the City and Solidarity Economy networks).
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     52Christy volunteered to help involve MFPL in the upcoming series of national meetings with US Latin American solidarity groups.
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     54Louis encouraged us to involve US movement organizations in this work, not just solidarity groups.
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     56Makani helped us clarify that our proposal is not to neutrally provide a tool for this work, but to participate with the political agenda outlined in the proposal.
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    1758== Outreach and Inreach ==
     
    1960[wiki:projects/leadership-committee/dec-2008/discussion/us-movements Outreach and Inreach]
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    21 We passed the outreach and inreach proposal without modification. We discussed the need to strongly encourage members to place logos/notifications of their MFPL membership on their web sites and email signatures (but not force them to do so). We discussed polling our members to find out the issues they are most interested and concerned about and what their needs are. We also discussed multi-media ways of getting our message out (webinar, video, testimonials etc.). And a concern was raised about crossing the line and being perceived as spammers.
     62We passed the outreach and inreach proposal with [wiki:projects/leadership-committee/dec-2008/discussion/us-movements?action=diff&version=19&old_version=18 the addition of encouraging members to place logos identifying their membership in their email and web sites and polling members].
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     64We also discussed multi-media ways of getting our message out (webinar, video, testimonials etc.). And a concern was raised about crossing the line and being perceived as spammers.
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    2366== Co-directors ==