MEXICO-US SOLIDARITY NETWORK
The Mexico Solidarity Network struggles for democracy, economic justice and human rights on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Civil society must take the leading role in fomenting social change by developing democratic spaces and empowered communities that are outside of party/establishment structures, but always interacting with those structures. The Mexico Solidarity Network is a grassroots-based organization dedicated to profound social change that challenges existing power relationships and builds alternatives. The program of the Network: increases grassroots democratic spaces and empowers communities, develops grassroots consciousness, organizing skills and leadership in directly affected communities and among new social actors, increases effective contacts between grassroots activists and elected officials, increases links between Mexican and US civil society, developing effective bi-national strategies within civil society to confront common problems, andincreases the number and quality of effective strategic alliances between directly affected communities and new social actors.