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Below are proposed changes to the official documents.

Each proposed change will be voted on separately and independently from the other proposed changes.

Proposed additions to documents are in bold. Proposed subtractions are displayed with strike-through. All other text in the proposal is provided for context only. When a member votes to approve or reject a proposal, they are only voting on the parts of the proposal that are in bold and in strike through.

Proposal 1

  • Proposed by Juan Gerardo, Jamie McClelland, Alfredo Lopez
  • Official document: structure
  • 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.

Change

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).

Proposal 2

  • Proposed by Juan Gerardo
  • Official document: structure
  • Description: Fix for a typo in Spanish translation.

Change

La Cooperativa Primero de Mayo/Enlace del Pueblo Popular

Proposal 3

  • Proposed by Juan Gerardo
  • Official document: structure
  • Description: Clarify that the centers do not elect the leadership committee - the Leadership Committee is directly elected by the full membership.

Change

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 relects people whose period has expired this year.
  • Propose a budget for allocating resources collected from the membership to the leadership committee for final approval.
  • Report on resources spent to the membership.

Proposal 4

  • Proposed by Juan Gerardo
  • Official document: structure
  • Description: 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.

Change

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 or from external sources to the leadership committee for final approval.
    • Report on resources spent to the membership.

Proposal 5

  • Proposed by Juan Gerardo
  • Official document: structure
  • Description:

Change

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.
  • Turn priorities into projects once their technical, economic and political feasibility has been assessed.

Proposal 6

  • Proposed by Juan Gerardo
  • Official document: structure
  • Description:

Change

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.
  • Assist the administration and programming committees with the work of running the organization.

Proposal 7

  • Proposal made by the members of the organizational center of Mexico: Pablo Correa, Aaron Moysen, France Gutiérrez (who are also members of the Steering Committee) and Esteban Ávalos, Edgardo Mendoza, Pablo Lugo, Enrique Rosas, Olinca Marino
  • Official document: structure
  • 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.

Change

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.
  • 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.

Proposal 8

  • Proposal made by the members of the organizational center of Mexico: Pablo Correa, Aaron Moysen, France Gutiérrez (who are also members of the Steering Committee) and Esteban Ávalos, Edgardo Mendoza, Pablo Lugo, Enrique Rosas, Olinca Marino
  • Official document: structure
  • 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.

Change

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.
  • Present political, organizational, or other proposals to the Leadership Committee and receive a timely response.

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.
  • Submit proposals as a local instance to the Steering Committee and receive a timely response.

Proposal 9

  • Proposal made by: Jamie McClelland
  • Official Document: structure
  • Description: Fix translation discrepancy in maximum number of leadership committee members from a single region. The english says "2/3 or more" and the spanish says "more than 2/3". It should be "more than 2/3."

Change

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 more than 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.