Overall, the collection is two percent behind schedule, with $14,500 remaining to be collected to make the international goal. Local fund directors in Chicago; New York; Twin Cities; Washington, D.C.; and Canada report that their pledges surpass their goals.
Janice Lynn from Washington, D.C. says that they have pledges totaling $4,500$200 over their quota. We will work to get additional funds from Militant readers who have yet to make a contribution, Lynn reports.
Right now we have pledges for $4,800, which is $100 over our goal, writes Eddie Beck from Carrollton, Georgia. And we keep running into other people we want to talk to about the fund.
Two annual fund drives that raise $100,000 each help cover basic operating expenses for the socialist newsweekly. They make possible reporting trips around the world, from Cuba to Venezuela to Equatorial Guinea to China. The funds help ensure the Militant has enough money to respond to political developments wherever they break while continuing to cover increased expenses for shipping, printing, and supplies.
As a workers newspaper, the Militant relies on its readers for financing. Workers, farmers, and students who regularly read the paper know how essential it is for understanding developments in the class struggle.
The spring fund drive ends on May 18. If you have not yet contributed, please send in a donation now. Were very close to making the goal, and every penny raised will be put to good use.
In order to allow supporters time to send in their contributions, everything received by Tuesday, May 27, will be included in the final chart. Make checks payable to the Militant, earmarked Fund Drive, and send them to the Militant, 306 W. 37th Street, 10th floor, New York, NY, 10018.
$100,000 'Militant' Spring 2008 Fund Drive: week 7 of 8