Contribute ‘stimulus’ payout to build SWP

By Emma Johnson
May 4, 2020

Congress voted March 25 to pass a so-called economic stabilization package in the midst of the deep and unstable social and economic crisis facing working people in the U.S. and worldwide. It includes a one-time special payout of $1,200 to many people in the country, with some additional money if they have children. 

“What about a special one-time fund for workers who are in a position to give their one-time federal payout” to the party? Greg McCartan, a supporter of the party and the Militant in Norway, proposed in a letter April 4. McCartan said he wasn’t sure he would get a check, but that if he did he wanted to contribute. 

The party welcomes these contributions. They will be put to good use in advancing the long-term work of building a proletarian party. The SWP today is deeply involved in workers’ struggles against the bosses over wages and working conditions, and in broader fights for the rights and interests of working people. 

Lisa Potash, a Walmart worker in Atlanta, wrote in to say, “Just letting you know ‘it’s on the way,’ whenever it comes.” A number of others have said they plan to do likewise. And the first checks have come in. 

If you’d like to join in donating your government payout to the party, send a check to the Socialist Workers Party at 306 W. 37th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018, marked “Special Fund.”

The Militant  will report on the progress of the effort.