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    22= Director's Report =
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    64''Note: Every year May First/People Link membership comes together to both elect the Leadership Committee and define the priorities for the upcoming year. The Leadership Committee's responsibility is to define the projects for the year that are based on the member defined priorities. This report is an evaluation of our activities last year compared with the priorities defined by the membership and projects approved by the Leadership Committee.''
     
    2422May First/People Link has grown stronger every year, but last year was a particularly impressive.
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    26 We've grown from XX members to XX members. And, thanks to the tireless work of Hilary, we've spent the year following up with members who are behind on their dues. We can now say with confidence that we have XX members in good standing and only XX members that we need to follow up with on outstanding dues.
     24We've grown from 550 members to 759 members. And, thanks to the tireless work of Hilary, we've spent the year following up with members who are behind on their dues. We can now say with confidence that we have 679 members in good standing and 80 members that we need to follow up with on outstanding dues.
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    2826Our staff, the people who provide weekly labor for the organization and consistently attend our weekly staff meeting has swelled from four to six: In addition to myself, we have Alfredo, Mallory, Ross, Enrique and Hilary.
     
    6361We are now in our second year as members of the International Committee of the World Social Forum, and in particular with the Communications Commission. In 2012 we've focused most of our efforts on preparing for the World Social Forum on Palestine, to be held in November in Brazil.  We're sending two volunteers, who have been actively working both with the International body and with the US Social Forum organizing group to spread the word here in the US and help prepare the tech to make for a successful forum.
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    65 Our involvement with the Alliance for Progressive Communications (APC), the international body of organizations similar to MF/PL grows stronger every month. This year MF/PL staff member Mallory was hired last winter to join the communications team of APC and MF/PL Director Jamie was invited to South Africa to participate in the APC strategic planning meetings to set the agenda for the next 5 years.
     63Our involvement with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the international body of organizations similar to MF/PL grows stronger every month. This year MF/PL staff member Mallory was hired last winter to join the communications team of APC and MF/PL Director Jamie was invited to South Africa to participate in the APC strategic planning meetings to set the agenda for the next 5 years.
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    6765=== Integration of Mexican Members ===