SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal fund at $71,717 and growing

By Emma Johnson
May 25, 2020

In the last three weeks 64 contributors have brought the special Socialist Workers Party “stimulus” appeal fund to $71,717. The total keeps increasing! These contributions significantly augment the resources of the SWP for its long-term use.

The funds are allocated for capital, a stake for the party, not just for immediate needs. This aims to ensure the ongoing work of building a proletarian party as developments unfold in the class struggle and in the worldwide social and economic crisis of capitalism. 

It is a fitting use of contributions from a “stimulus.” Big changes are underway in what the working class faces, and in the offing for the working class itself.

The contributions are often sent with enthusiastic notes.

Morrie Dietrich, a Walmart worker in Minneapolis, wrote, “They say ‘we’re all in this together.’ We’re sending this so that the LIE can be TRUTH for All Humanity with the overthrow of the dictatorship of capital.”

Jim Altenberg from Oakland wrote, “Enclosed is our check for the fund. Our modest contribution will be put to good use in furthering the work of the SWP, and a revolutionary way forward for working people in face of capitalism’s worldwide social, economic and moral dead end.”

Alyson Kennedy sent the following note, “I have met many workers on the campaign trail [Kennedy is the SWP candidate for president] who told me they haven’t received anything so far — neither unemployment checks nor the stimulus money. I am contributing this to a party that stands for building a massive revolutionary movement of working people so we can rid the world of the devastating consequences of a capitalist system that puts profits of a tiny minority first.”

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