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Vol. 72/No. 45      November 17, 2008

SWP fund has biggest 1-week collection so far
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Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party contributed $14,446 toward the Party-Building Fund this week—the biggest one-week collection yet. It put the fund 3 percent above the amount needed to be on schedule. Contributions now stand at $41,763.

Top contributions this week come from Twin Cities at $2,685, and Chicago at $2,042. This leap in contributions puts supporters of the fund in a good position to extend the lead on next week’s target and continue momentum through the rest of the nine-week drive.

Fund organizers in Seattle report that they will raise their goal. Pledges there now exceed their previously adopted quota. Party branches that are in a position to raise their goals over the coming weeks will help close the $1,200 gap between funds currently pledged and the $90,000 national goal.

“I joined the St. Paul branch of the Socialist Workers Party in the fall of 1938, so this is my 70th anniversary of voting Socialist,” writes one contributor in Duluth, Minnesota. “Now we see the workers becoming politically active again and in the coming struggles we will have the opportunity to help lead them in a communist direction. Celebrate!”

As the capitalist crisis deepens and the bosses’ assaults mount on working people, resistance by workers and farmers to these attacks will inevitably pick up. The Party-Building Fund will boost the ability of the Socialist Workers Party to take advantage of revolutionary opportunities that come its way, wherever they may be. To find out how you can contribute to the fund, contact a local office listed on page 10.
Related articles:
Black workers and the fight for political power
The communist movement’s role in the proletarian battles for Black rights
$90,000 SWP fall Party-Building Fund chart: Week 4 of 9  
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