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About the National Chicano
The Principles of
Unity and Code of Conduct have been developed for the purpose of functioning as
a framework within which various goals and objectives can be discussed, analyzed,
and applied as positive remedies to the many negative realities existing in our
barrios throughout Aztlán. Strategies developed or positions/endorsement
on issues must adhere to the overriding governance of the National Chicano Moratorium
Committee, of which Regions are active dues paying member of.
Chicano Moratorium Committee (NCMC) is a barrio-based focused and Raza mass-based
organization comprised of Regions who share a common belief in the necessity
The NCMC is helping
to rebuild the Chicano Mexicano Movement by providing a national forum for enhanced
development of Aztlan-wide Raza perspectives and organization, activist skills-training,
and Regional capabilities development.
the Chicano Mexicano Movement independently of governmental funding, and non-Raza
or multi-national formations.
the Rights of all Raza within the boundaries of the well being of all Raza
NCMC existence is
premised on the basic nght of 1a Raza to pursue justice, equality and a quality
life devoid of racism, labor & economic exploitation, sexism/anti-sexual preference
attitudes, inferior education, repression of culture & histoIy, insufficient human
services, racist immigration laws & law enforcement abuse. Plus all other actions
and policies of the AmeriKkkan Establishment meant to further oppress the Chicano
Mexicano People. In addition we actively support the struggles of all oppressed
peoples striving for National Liberation.
- Union jobs
and decent wages
and Advocacy of La Mujer's Rights
Rights of all Raza within the the boundaries of the well being of all Raza
based control of law enforcement
the terrorist Border Patrol
and relevant education for La Raza
- Stop U.S.
- End environmental
racism and exploitative health hazardous industries in or near our barrios
- Raza unite
to end barrio violence
justice and true democracy in Mexico
- Stop "Free
Trade" economic exploitation of Mexico by the U.S.
- U.S. out
of Latin America-Peace and Justice in Latin America!
The NCMC welcomes
the participation of honest Chicano Mexicanos (individuals/organizations) who
commit themselves to the Principles of Unity, Principled Demands, Structure &
Code of Conduct; and, who are willing to contribute to a progressive politlcal
agenda for the empowerment of Nuestra Raza and the liberation of Aztlán-Occupied
- No alcohol/drugs
will be permitted at NCMC National meetings, or official National events.
and others under the influence of alcohol or non prescription drugs will not
be permitted to participate in NCMC National Meetings or official National
events. They will be asked to leave by Security.
are expected to treat each other in a respectful manner and promote non-racist,
non-sexist (including sexual preference) or otherwise non-chauvinistic behavior.
Members who cannot comply will be asked to leave by a consensus of the present
body (or public event responsibles), and such directives will be carried out
by Security as needed. A member who violates this provision will be invited
to meet with the NCMC Mesa Directiva or Region Steering Committee, whichever
is appropriate in a given situation, for constructive review of the "incident"
in question with the goal of providing positive collective counseling for
that member to move beyond the "incident".
- No violence,
derogatory language nor actions which promote violence will be allowed at
NCMC National or Regional events/efforts. Anyone involved in such actlons
will promptly be responded to, and asked to leave by Security. Any incident
of this nature will be referred to the NCMC Mesa Directiva or Region Steering
Committee, whichever is appropriate in a given situation, for review and follow
and other NCMC participants are expected to respect the collective process,
the Principles of Unity and Code of Conduct and to refrain from making public
statements or taking public action counter to a decision made by the NCMC
on a National basis or at a Regional level.
- Any member
who violates these, provisions will be asked to leave and at a later time
will be invited to meet with the NCMC Mesa Directlva or Region Steering Committee,
whichever is appropriate in a given situation, for constmctive review of the
"incident" in questlon and with the goal of postive collective counseling
for that member in order to bring about resolution.
Directiva: comprised of: National Coordinator, National
Secretary, National Treasurer and two Members at Large.
represented by their elected national representatives.
It is recommended
that each Region adopt the following basic structure:
(Identify and coordinate public mobilization events, gather & disseminate
information relevant to community issues)
and involve barrio based youth, as well as, honest elements of the Chicano
student movement in relevant NCMC events and issues)
(To coordinate public mobilization events and gather information relevant
to labor issues)
- La Mujer
(Identify and promote the participation, positive role and contributions of
Chicanas Mexicanas in the NCMC and Chicano Movement as a whole, with emphasis
on current events relevant to La Mujer)
(To interface with various printed, electronic and T.V. media entities. Prepare
approved press statements and coordinate media/press conferences)
(Coordinates internal & external security for meetings or official Region
rqllies, marches and demonstrations. May also at times, when approved, provide
"technical" assistance to other organizations requiring security coverage).
(Provides overall direction to the Region as it relates to issues and action
mobilizations also as informatlon officer.)
(Records minutes of general/steering committee meetings)
Raising (Maintains a record of the Committee's finances and provides direction
in coordinating fund raising activities)
Representative (Duly elected by the general membership at a regional meeting
is the only official and voting member to the National Chicano Moratorium
Outreach, Youth, Labor, La Mujer, Publicity (Same as above, also coordinate
the collection, formating & printing of news stories for the Regions Newsletter
on a monthly basis), Security.
are comprised of those members who have an active interest regarding a particular
facet of mobilization, publicity outreaching, organizing, or fund raising. Presently,
varlous National/Region committees are convened on an as needed basis.
Members are made-up
of area compañeras and compañeros who pay annual dues, actively
participate in NCMC events & meetings, respect and adhere to collective organizational
decisions, and respect the Principles of Unity & Code of Conduct.
elected by the general membership in January of the new year.
No other positions,
endorsements, or action item voting can be taken by the National Representative
that has not been reviewed & approved by the Regions general membership or steering
committee. All members are wekome to attend National meetings, however, members
are not to take adverse positions negative to an official Regions voted upon
position(s). Members of the Reglon do not have the right to vote on behalf of
the Region or themselves in National voting agenda items.