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    1111Since its founding, May First/People Link has experienced several years of significant growth. We founded this organization with about 65 members with about 100 websites and 400 email accounts. Today, we have over 550 members, about 1,000 websites and over 2,000 email accounts.
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    13 We are now the largest progressive Internet organization and resource provider in this country.
     13We are now one of the largest progressive Internet organizations in the world.
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    1515We are recognized and respected as a source of technology work and resource within the progressive movement in this country and world-wide. We're members of the National Planning Committee of the U.S. Social Forum and, internationally, the Association for Progressive Communications and the International Coordinating Committee of the World Social Forum.
     
    2121In responding to that membership growth, we have developed two highly successful and important organizational capabilities:
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    23 Our support system, member driven and based on the principles of complete transparency and access, has proven extremely popular and useful among our members. While use of the system and comfort with it is a process, most MF/PL members appear to immediately go the system when they are experiencing issues and those issues are addressed by fellow members in an open, voluntary system of member to member support.
     23Our support system, member driven and based on the principles of complete transparency and access, has proven extremely useful to our members. While use of the system and comfort with it is a process, most MF/PL members appear to immediately go the system when they are experiencing issues and those issues are addressed by fellow members in an open, voluntary system of member to member support.
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    2525The organization of many of our techie members into a specific work group concentrating on improvement of our resources and development of new ones has already yielded considerable benefits including the growing stability of our systems.
     
    89892 -- Maintain and aggressively expand the public profile of our organization and deepen its relationships with movements in this country and internationally.
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    91 To pursue these goals, we are proposing five priorities:
     91To pursue these goals, we are proposing six priorities:
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    93931 -- Bring our technology -- including resources and support systems -- to a point at which our members can have complete confidence.