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Vol. 80/No. 38      October 10, 2016


Socialist Workers Party launches $100,000 fund drive

The Socialist Workers Party is launching a $100,000 fund drive to take advantage of growing opportunities to win working people to the party. The 10-week drive runs from Sept. 24 to Dec. 7.

It takes place as the party is turning to focus its activity in engaging workers on their doorsteps, discussing the deepening world capitalist crisis and the party’s program. This turn builds on the conquests by party members in door-to-door campaigning over the past several months in Minnesota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington and other states across the country.

An important component of this drive will be winning workers to get and study Are They Rich Because They’re Smart? Class, Privilege and Learning Under Capitalism by SWP National Secretary Jack Barnes and Pathfinder’s new edition of Is Socialist Revolution in the U.S. Possible? A Necessary Debate Among Working People by Mary-Alice Waters. The new book will be available from SWP branches at the beginning of October.

The fund helps cover the SWP’s expenses here and abroad, leading this turn and participating in workers’ struggles, actions against police brutality and other social protests, as well as working to broaden the fight to end Washington’s continuing embargo against revolutionary Cuba.

Branches around the country are adopting quotas to meet the national goal, including plans to reach out more broadly for contributions. As party supporters campaign with workers, they find more are interested in helping build the SWP by making a donation.

The Militant will provide weekly coverage as part of winning working people to support and join the party. A chart with local goals and payments received through Mon., Oct. 3, will be printed in next week’s issue. We ask all those who participate to send reports on your work that can be included in this column.

To contribute and join in efforts to raise funds, contact SWP units listed in the directory on page 8.
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