$9,000 pledged so far as readers respond to ‘Militant’ fund appeal

By Terry Evans
February 18, 2019

“Keep up the good work!” retired postal worker John Sislo wrote from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, when he mailed in a check for $100 to the Militant ’s winter $10,000 financial appeal. Sislo said he got his first copy of the paper shortly after the near meltdown of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg in 1979, and has been reading it ever since. 

Contributions to date from longtime and new readers  have put the paper in a position to go over the $10,000 needed in the coming week.  The appeal will run through Feb. 14 and help the paper meet its costs between now and its annual Militant Fighting Fund drive this spring.

Since the appeal began over 50 people have sent in $5,082 of the $9,000 pledged. Contributions have come from across the United States, as well as Canada, the U.K. and elsewhere. 

Last week’s article highlighted how the Militant ’s website can be used to make credit card donations. Since then 16 contributions have been made online. 

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