In the past week “stimulus” appeal contributions to the Socialist Workers Party reached $105,700 from 94 contributors with 10 new people in the last week. The total continues to grow.
“I am so happy to be sending my contribution to the party where it can be put to good use for the future of our class,” Cecelia Moriarity from Seattle wrote with her contribution.
Joanne Kuniansky from New Jersey accompanied her contribution with the following, “I was beginning to think I wasn’t getting anything when the ‘stimulus’ check arrived. It’s great to put it to use for the party.”
Edwin Fruit, a Walmart worker in Seattle, noted, “Farrell Dobbs, a central leader and organizer of the Teamsters in the class battles of the 1930s, and of the Socialist Workers Party, always kept his gas tank filled so he could respond immediately to any resistance by workers against the bosses and their government. Well, this money is for the same purpose.”
The nearly 100 contributors have taken the U.S. government “stimulus” payments and turned them into what Scott Breen, another contributor, called an “example of the law of unintended consequences.”
The contributions have created a special stake, a qualitative augmenting of the SWP’s long-term financial capital — to be able to act in a timely and decisive way as the working class is awakening amidst the unfolding of the consequences of a historic worldwide capitalist decline. The stake is for the building of a proletarian party, now and going forward, that will organize working people in their millions to end capitalist exploitation and rule, and join hands with toilers worldwide to build a new social order based on solidarity.
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, earmarked “Special Fund.”