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Plan for the 2015 Membership Meeting

Meeting dates

The MF/PL membership is in session from Monday, October 19 to Friday, November 13, 2015



Meeting organizers begin mobilization of 50 "key members" from a list we form while scrupulously maintaining the entire membership informed and keying any members we encounter who we think should be on that list. These are the people we know will come to the face to face and participate in the full meeting session for political reasons.

We will divide this group by sector and invite them as a sector, with lagnuage specifically tailored to their sector.

We will use our CiviCRM database to track all recruitment and RSVPs.

Monday, October 19

  • Membership meeting period is now officially opened.
  • Submission of final documents to the membership by the LC (based on changes from the workers assembly)
  • LC nominations now open

Friday, Nov 6, 2015

Pre-meeting Training and workshops day -- NYC and Mexico City, DF.

Members are invited to a series of workshops to orient themselves to May First/People Link, learn how to use the control panel, learn how to be more secure in your everyday Internet use, and find out why they should come to the membership meeting.

Mid-day we will have a sharing period with Mexico - so Mexico and US members can meet each other.

Schedule to be published in advance.

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015

Face to face meeting and membership convergence -- NYC and Mexico City, DF

Key Note and Panel

[Including proposed speakers]

Welcome and Key Note: One person in Mexico and one in the US will provide a key-note, live, via video conference and simultaneous interpretation. In the US proposed speaker: Malkia Cyril.

Special presentation panel: The panels will be held separately in the US and Mexico. In the US, proposed panelists: Steve Renderos, Joe Torres, Lenina Nadal, Thenjiwe McHarris, Laura Flanders

Presentation and Approval of documents

Final presentation and approval of the published documents.



Four Mesas, each on "key areas of struggle," to happen separately in the US and Mexico. In the US, these might be:

  • Human and People's Rights and Democracy;
  • Relations with the Earth and Non-Human Life, Alternative Living and Climate Justice;
  • Human Communications, Technology and Art;
  • International Movements

Human and People's Rights and Democracy -- Catherine Albiza

Relations with the Earth and Non-Human Life, Alternative Living and Climate Justice -- Jacqui Paterson

Human Communications, Technology and Art -- Bryan from MMP

International Relationships -- Jackie Smith, Burke Stansbury, Marcus Gretsch

These mesas must produce three "priorities" of no more than 75 words each.

New York and Mexico jointly, via video presentation: Presentation of the mesa proposals and approval by the Membership.

November 7 - Friday, November 13

Leadership Committee election tally and announcement of new LC.