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Comparative analysis of proposals that could modify oficial documents

Structure

Sheet based on proposals recibed and made public by the Leadership Committee during the Members meeting 2016.

Original Members of the mexican organizing center:
Pablo Correa, Aarón Moysen, Francia Gutiérrez y Melesio Ávalos, Edgardo Mendoza, Pablo Lugo, Enrique Rosas, Olinca Marino
Juan Gerardo Juan Gerardo, Jamie McClelland, Alfredo López Jamie McClelland
May First/People Link is a democratic, membership-based organization, consisting of two centers = Media Jumpstart (based in New York, collecting dues from all members not in Mexico) and La Cooperativa Primero de Mayo/Enlace de Pueblo (based in Mexico City, collecting dues from all members based in Mexico) Primero de Mayo/Enlace del Pueblo Popular es una organización democrática....

La Cooperativa Primero de Mayo/Enlace del Pueblo Popular (con sede en México DF y que recauda las cuotas de los miembros que están en el país)...


Description: Fix for a typo in Spanish translation.
May First/People Link is a democratic, membership-based organization with members from all parts of the world. , consisting of two centers There are centers that are exclusively administrative and operational: Media Jumpstart (based in New York, collecting dues from all members not in Mexico) and La Cooperativa Primero de Mayo/Enlace de Pueblo (based in Mexico City, collecting dues from all members based in Mexico).


Description: Clarify that our members are not limited to the US and Mexico - they come from all over the world, and it's the members that make up the organization, not the centers, which only play an administrative and operational role.
The organization’s essential documents are: The Political Environment, Mission Statement, Values, Goals, the Statement of Intentionality, and this structure document.
The membership has the responsibility and authority to:
* Elect a total of 15 members to the Leadership Committee to three year terms, with 5 members elected each year.
* Define the priorities of the organization for the coming year, within the scope of the essential documents.
* Approve changes to essential documents.
(addition)
* Submit political, organizational, or other proposals to the Leadership Committee and receive a timely response.


Description: The motivation is the recognition of the right of the members and their local organizations to make proposals addressed to the Leadership Committee that should be valued and met.
Each center has the responsibility and authority to:
* Collect membership dues for members within the center’s regional area.
* Organize the election of candidates for the leadership committee from the members in the center’s region following the principles outlined in the Intentionality Statement, in order to ensure gender diverse representation from people of all backgrounds. Each center elects LC members proportional to the percentage of members in the center’s region, with no single center holding 2⁄3 or more of the positions.
* Propose a budget for allocating resources collected from the membership to the leadership committee for final approval.
* Report on resources spent to the membership.
(addition)
* Submit proposals as a local instance to the Steering Committee and receive a timely response.
* Promote political and organizational development in its environment to consolidate conditions of sustainability, as well as contribute to the formation of new centers for the future projection of the association, in accordance with the strategies designed by the Leadership Committee.


Description: The motivation is the need to incorporate all local political and organizational capacities into the flow of the association's efforts led by the Leadership Committee, as well as to build general strategies based on a notion that reality on the ground is complex, changing and different in each region and country.
Each center has the responsibility and authority to:
* Collect membership dues for members within the center’s regional area.
* Organize the election of candidates for the leadership committee from the members in the center’s region following the principles outlined in the Intentionality Statement, in order to ensure gender diverse representation from people of all backgrounds. Each center elects LC members proportional to the percentage of members in the center’s region, Members of the Leadership Committee are elected in proportion to the number of members paying dues in their center, with no single center holding 2⁄3 or more of the positions. The entire membership elects nominated members or reelects people whose period has expired this year.
* Propose a budget for allocating resources collected from the membership or from external sources to the leadership committee for final approval.
* Report on resources spent to the membership.


Description:
Clarify that the centers do not elect the leadership committee - the Leadership Committee is directly elected by the full membership.
Clarify that all money raised by each center must be included in the budget submitted to the Leadership Committee, not just money raised through membership dues.
Each center elects LC members proportional to the percentage of members in the center’s region, with no single center holding more than 2⁄3 or more of the positions.


Description: Fix translation discrepancy in the English version.
The leadership committee has the responsibility and authority to:
* Organize and facilitate the membership meeting.
* Provide political leadership and approve the allocation of resources within the scope of the essential documents and the priorities set by the membership at the prior membership meeting.
(addition)
* Turn priorities into projects once their technical, economic and political feasibility has been assessed with consideration to the centers and regions in which they will be applied.
* To be assisted by the administration and programming committees to make the organization run.