ACORN Mexico December 2012 Report

JOB SUMMARY REPORT DECEMBER 2012.

Community activities were performed according to the scheduling and programming proposals for a semester, or six months of activities in Neza and DF southern Mexico, Tlalpan.

First: You have access to a credit COMUCAP organic coffee, gave ACORN MEXICO, to support community activities gains realized on the sale of Honduran coffee, by 50%.

The sale of the Café is done like this:

20 Lb. SME

05 Lb. Amalgamated D.F. WORKERS

150 Lbs. Cafeteria Workers University.

60 Lbs. C.D.V.

45 Lbs. Other (members A.M. and Allies).

Total Lbs.280 coffee sold in Mexico. Libra gain realized is $ 1.00 per

280 pounds sold until December 10, 2012.

There are 220 pounds that are still in existence of organic coffee.

Second, the project that was presented to the Secretary of Social Development Rights, Migration, Remittances LOW COST AND YOUTH, must be reformed Statutes MEXICO ACORN, since they are not allowed to mention two items that you can not receive support Public sector borrowing.

This reform is urgent to solve this problem and review the other ACORN LATINOAMERICA have this limitation.

Third: Continue collecting signatures on NO TO HIGH cost of remittances, shipping and billing. Activities in Schools, 9 and 4 Neza and San Pedro Martir.

Fourth: Held MISSING Theatre presentation, fundraising, with 500 students, the Second Half Women Activity intends to March 2013 with the National Autonomous University.

Fifth Mexican taquitos Sale Calle las Margaritas in San Pedro Martir with the group ACORN MEXICO movements and citizens. No profit is made only 3 actions in a community clean tirarero garbage was cleaned by neighbors and members of ACORN, 20 people participating.

2.000 postcards are printed on Mexican unions SUPPORT OF ELECTRICIANS, SME. Delivered in 6 communities Neza Laguna, Villa Guerrero, Valley Hills, Metro de Aragon and Tlalpan Tlalpan South and North. Sixth. Christmas protest actions, by remittance costs, shipping and billing transeros abusive. Against Banco Azteca and the Metro Wester Union Juarez, on the Ground Floor of the DF CONDUSEF requests are delivered to the Delegate and promises to February 2013 meeting. 5.000 sheets were handed in shares and participates in a radio news MVS. 8:00 pm.

It organizasn three new colonies in Nezahualcoyotl and 2 colonies in DF With 65 new memberships MEXICO ACORN.

It makes the company 0 TOLERANCE REMITTANCES SHIPPING COST HIGH WORKING FAMILIES OF THE EARTH. And he participates ZOCALO Protest Murals and Coyoacan.

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The Socio Economic Impact of US based Remittances in Nezahualcoyotl

This article is based on data collected from live interviews conducted in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, between May and July 2012.

These are the findings of a research study made possible by a partnership between the organization ACORN International and the sponsor Clinton School of Public Service.

The author and researcher is a graduate candidate for the Master’s degree of Public Service at the Clinton School, and joined ACORN International for his International Public Service research Project.

This article contains passages from the author’s original report “The Socio-economic impact of US based remittances in Nezahualcoyotl”, and was compiled for publication at Social Policy Magazine.

Click here to read The Socio Economic Impact of US Based Remittances in Nezahualcoyotl.


 

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Manifesto for Remittances in Neza & Press from Mexico

ACORN Mexico issues a Manifesto for Remittances in Nezahualcóyotl.  This work is the result of a workshop with community residents and interviews with community residents of Neza that were conducted between May 29th and June 20th.  This workshop had the participation of Professor Juarez from the Universidad Obrera, Professor Diaz Rodriguez, a former elected member for the areas of culture and education in Neza, as well as Nadia Nehls, from the Federal Senate and Angelica Gay from Human Rights.  

Manifesto was a research project by Nuno Solano de Almeida (Lisbon, Portugal) from the Clinton School of Public Health.  Almeida completed his graduate studies in Portugal, Italy and Belgium, including a post-graduate degree in International Relations. His previous experience in the U.S. includes fundraising with Johns Hopkins University and advocacy on racial justice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Almeida’s passions include development and international cooperation.

Click here to read the Manifesto.

See the links below for exciting press coverage of the issue of remittances in Mexico.

La Jornada

El Universal

Cartera

 

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ACORN Mexico Report 2012

INFORME ACORN MEXICO 2011 Y 2012

 

Como siempre el trabajo durante este periodo ha consistito en 3 dimensiones

 

TOQUE PUERTAS

ACCIONES RAPIDAS

CAMPAÑAS COMUNITARIAS

 

  • Se ha tocado puertas en diferentes comunidades de Nezahuacoyotl sector Norte y sector Sur, teniendo un total de 14 comunidades organizadas con 200 membresias completas, y 300 membresias Asociadas.
  • En acciones rapidas se han realizado mensualmente 2 acciones rapidas con relación a los siguientes temas: AGUA, SEGURIDAD, VIVIENDAS, RECICLAJES Y MEDIO AMBIENTE, CONTAMINACION, ALIMENTACION Y SALUD. TAMBIEN SE HA INCLUIDO EL TEMA DE LAELECTRICIDAD QUE ES NUEVO PARA EL SECTOR SUR DEL DISTRITO FEDERAL, ESPECIFICAMENTE EN TLALPAN. MEXICO D.F.
  • En cuanto a campañas se han realizado 2 estrategias grandes como es las REMESAS A PRECIOS JUSTOS Y EL AGUA PARA NEZAHUALCOYOT.

En el marco institucional, ACORN MEXICO, ha introducido 4 proyectos con la secretaria de DESARROLLO SOCIAL, que a mediados de 2012, se puede conocer si la aplicación ha sido efectiva, es importante mencionar el gran apoyo de la Diputada Itzel Castillo de la Fundacion Heriberto Castillo y EL CONSEJO NACIONAL DE LA VIVIENDA con el TEMA DE VIVIENDAS A PRECIOS JUSTOS PARA FAMILIAS TRABAJADORAS, y el apoyo del SINDICATO MEXICANO DE ELECTRICISTAS que ha facilitado los convenios y fotocopias para la defensa de los usuarios en 8 Colonias de Tlalpan, D.F.

Actualmente se trabaja con la Comision Mexicana de Derechos Humanos para la coordinación de un proyecto sobre INMIGRACION, JUVENTUD Y REMESAS, el que la SEDESOL HA ACEPTADO Y DADO MENCION PUBLICA , con ello se tiene alguna garantía que van a apoyar económicamente la ejecución de este proyecto que abarca iniciar el trabajo con la frontera entre MEXICO Y GUATEMALA.

Los restantes proyectos son: Con el voluntariado del traductor Enrrique se esta coordinando un sondeo y búsqueda de la publicación del Libro en español RIQUEZA CIUDADANA.

Y se esta por terminar el MANUAL COMO ORGANIZAMOS COMUNIDADES EN 20 PASOS. Es un manual que estamos trabajando con el apoyo de la Seccion 22 de SENTE, SINDICATO DE EMPLEADOS DE LOS MAESTROS.

Se ha iniciado a trabajar con el grupo experimental MEDIA NARANJA DE MEXICO, y el grupo experimental Pasos de Honduras un acercamiento, para poder organizar a la JUVENTUD DE AMBOS PAISES EN LA ORAGNIZACION COMUNITARIA Y DE UNA FORMA COMUNITARIA LLEGAR A ESTE SEGMENTO A TRAVES DEL TEATRO Y GENERAR ALGUNOS FONDOS CON LOS COLEGIOS PUBLICOS. Ya hay respuesta del COPEM DE HONDURAS Y SE ESTA A LA ESPERA DEL SINDICATO DE MAESTROS SECCIONAL 22 del SENTE.

Powerpoint of ACORN Mexico Report

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ACORN International Reports from Mexico City

David Tozzo from ACORN Italy gives the ACORN Italy Report Via Skype.

 

Honduran organizers work with Dine Butler of Local 100 and Jill O’Reilly of Ottawa ACORN on bank draft procedures.

 

Michal Ulver and Milan Rokytka give ACORN Czech report via skype from Prague.

 

Suresh Kadashan and his wife give report from Bangalore on ACORN India’s work there.

 

Jill O’Reilly gives ACORN Ottawa report to attentive organizers.

 

Dilcia Zavala gives ACORN Honduras report on Tegucigalpa.

 

Luis Martinez gives ACORN Honduras report on San Pedro Sula.


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Updates from Mexico

Delegation from ACORN International and Local 100 United Labor Unions in Mexico

San Miguel de Allende

Biblioteca, a nonprofit library touted as the largest such institution in Mexico and perhaps North America, where Judy Duncan of ACORN Canada and Dilcia Zavala of  ACORN Honduras and Wade Rathke updated folks here on ACORN International’s progress.

Citizen Wealth Talk

Mexico City

Laura Juarez Sanchez from Universidad Obera de Mexico with our delegation

Delegation w/ Laura in front of symbol of Workers University

Laura briefs us on the Mexican economy and the struggles of workers.

Laura talking with the group

Delegation with ACORN Mexico Neza Members

The Neza (Nezahualcoyoth) is where ACORN Mexico has organized for years on issues such as the struggle for potable water.

with Neza members

Rio Negra, rivers of sewage discharge floating out of Neza without any treatment.

Rio Negra

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Work Report

ACORN MEXICO REPORT

 Date: APRIL 2011.

 

Date

Activities

Rapid Actions

Campaigns

Memberships

1-7 April/2011

Cold Call

0

2

10

 

 

8-15 April/2011

Cold Call

2

2

15

 

 

16-20 April/2011

Meeting of neighbours re: Water in Neza

2

1

5

23 April/2011

Community Action: Cleaning of River San Buena Ventura

 

1

1

1

25 April/2011

Meeting with MP Larura Castillo

1

1

Fundraising for Community Campaigns.

Pending.

27 April/2011

Participated in Feria de San Pedro Martirn, an Information booth about campaigns and actions of ACORN MEXICO members

1

1

Every member from San Pedro Martir.

Information given about our work and 5,000 information sheets handed out.

29April/2011

Lemonade Sale in Feria de San Pedro Martir

 

 

2 members in charge. Fundraised $200 pesos, profit for the committee of the organization.

 

 Other Progress:

Coordination and support for Esther Badio’s Passport. Esther is a member of ACORN Mexico who will take part in ACORN International’s meeting in Honduras.

Exchange of experiences with Universidad Obrera de Mexico (Laura Juarez) about ‘Migration and Remittances.’ We will participate in the Sociology Forum in San Pedro Sula, between May 2nd and 8th.

Support given by members of ACORN Mexico to SINDICATO DE ELECTRICISTAS MEXICANOS in defense of their rights as workers. Support to communities (5 member families) will not pay for power.

Logistics for Labour Day Parade, May 1st. All members of ACORN Mexico. Banners and blankets.

Membership dues collection, lemonade sale and fundraising $ 1372.50

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Informe de Trabajo de ACORN Mexico

INFORME DE TRABAJO DE ACORN MEXICO

 

FECHA: ABRIL 2011.

 

Fechas

Actividades

Acciones   Rapidas

Campañas

Membresias

1-7 Abril/2011

Toque puertas

0

2

10

 

 

8-15 Abril/2011

Toque puertas

2

2

15

 

 

16-20 Abril/2011

Reunion de vecinos por Juntas de Agua en Neza

2

1

5

23 Abril/2011

Accion Comunitaria de Limpieza Rio San Buena Ventura

 

1

1

1

25/ Abril/2011

Reunion con Diputada Larura Castillo

1

1

Gestion de Fondos para Campañas Comunitarias.

Pendiente.

27/Abril/2011

Párticipacion en Feria de San Pedro Martirn, un Stand de información sobre acciones y campañas de miembros ACORN MEXICO

1

1

Todos los miembros de San Pedro Martir.

Divulgacion del trabajo y 5,000 hojas sueltas repartidas.

29/Abril/2011

Venta de Limonada en Feria de San Pedro Martir

 

 

2 Miembros buscando recolección de fondos para actividades. ($200 pesos) ganancia para organización comitaria.



Otros avances:

Apoyo en coordinación de Pasaporte para Esther Badio, mimbra de ACORN MEXICO, que participara en reunión de ACORN INTERNACIONAL EN HONDURAS.

 

Intercambio de experiencias sobre tema de MIGRACION Y REMESAS, con la UNIVERSIDAD OBRERA DE MEXICO, (LARUA JUAREZ) participación en Congreso de Sociologia en San Pedro Sula, entre el 2 y 8 de Mayo.

 

Apoyo solidario de miembros de ACORN MEXICO, a SINDICATO DE ELECTRICISTAS MEXICANOS, no a la violación de sus derechos laborales y apoyo en comunidades a que Miembros realicen sus amparos en NO PAGO DE ELECTRICIDAD en precios Justos (5 familias).

 

Coordinacion en Marcha del Primero de Mayo DIA DE LAS TRBAJADORAS Y TRABAJDORES MEXICANOS. Todos los miembros de ACORN MEXICO. Pancartas y Mantas.

 

Recolección de Cuotas, ventas de Limonada y gestiones de fondos solidarios $,1372.50

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