SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal at $143,600, more to come

By Janet Post
August 24, 2020

As late and delayed “stimulus” payments continue to be sent out by the government, the Socialist Workers Party’s special appeal increases. In the last two weeks $5,000 came from six people, bringing the total to $143,600 from 131 contributors!

Laura Anderson from the Albany, New York, area wrote a note with her contribution: “I am excited about the openings to build the Socialist Workers Party. The work to do this is necessary and enjoyable. Hope the contribution helps on this road.”

As of the writing of this column, talks between the Democrats and Republicans on a second Congressional “stimulus” bill have stalled. Another such payment of whatever amount, if passed, will be done very grudgingly by Congress: “They” won’t work if “we” give them money. But if it comes, the SWP “stimulus” appeal can expect an enthusiastic second round of donations.

The many contributors over the last months have created a highly leveraged stake, capital, for the SWP’s long-term historic work of building a proletarian party as the crisis of capitalism and the class struggle unfold. To build a party that will organize workers and their allies in their tens of millions to end capitalist exploitation and rule, and its brutal consequences, and to join hands with toilers worldwide to build a new social order based on human solidarity.

If you’d like to donate from 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.” The Militant will keep readers updated.