The delegates have begun to gather

March 8, 1999.

To the People of Mexico:
To State Coordinators for the Consulta:
To Promotional Brigades for the Consulta:

Brothers and Sisters:

The EZLN communicates the following:

First. - Starting today, International Womens Day, the EZLN has begun to gather the delegates who will be promoting the Consulta for the Recognition of the Rights of the Indian Peoples and For an End to the War of Extermination.

Second. - In the "Aguascalientes" of Oventic, La Garrucha, Roberto Barrios, Morelia and La Realidad (all of them in Chiapas) tzotzil, tzeltal, chol, tojolabal, mame and zoque indigenous men and women, EZLN support bases, are gathering. They will be the zapatista delegates who will visit the municipalities in all the states of the Mexican Republic.

Third. - As arranged by the CCRI-CG of the EZLN, the assignment of the delegates for each state of the Republic will be as follows:

Aguascalientes de Oventic: State of Oaxaca.

Aguascalientes of Morelia: The states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Queretaro and Hidalgo.

Aguascalientes of Roberto Barrios: The states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, Veracruz and Chiapas.

Aguascalientes of La Garrucha: The states of Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Durango, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosi.

Aguascalientes of La Realidad: The states of Puebla, Morelos, Tlaxcala, State of Mexico and the Federal District delegations.

Each State Coordination can send a representation to the corresponding "Aguascalientes" (according to the previous list), in order to pick up their zapatista delegates.

From March 12, 1999, the zapatistas will be ready to leave, and we are waiting for them to be travelling with you.

Fourth. - From March 14, 1999 until March 21, the zapatista delegates will be carrying out their promotion for the Consulta in municipalities in all the states of the Mexican Republic.

Fifth. - We invite the people of Mexico to turn out to dialogue with the zapatista delegates who will be visiting their municipalities and to participate in the Consulta on Sunday, March 21, 1999.

Sixth. - We call on everyone (and on those who are not everyone) to mobilize themselves for the Recognition of the Rights of the Indian Peoples and For an End to the War of Extermination.

Seventh. - Everything is ready for the great popular citizens mobilization jornada on Sunday, March 21, 1999. Participate!


>From the mountains of the Mexican southeast.
Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee
- General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Mexico, March of 1999.

*[a "member of civil society"]
Originally published in Spanish by the Contact Office for the Consulta
Translated by irlandesa*
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