The enthusiastic response to the SWP “stimulus” appeal has made a big addition to the resources for the ongoing work of the SWP! Over the last two and a half months 148 people have contributed $177,920! This column extends a thanks to all.
The special appeal was launched at the initiative of a number of supporters of the Socialist Workers Party, who welcomed the opportunity to make contributions to build the party from the latest U.S. government “stimulus” checks. Their initiative hit the nail on the head. It captured political confidence in the working class and commitment to building a revolutionary working-class party.
Recent notes from contributors register the élan that marked the appeal from the start. “We finally received our government ‘stimulus’ checks today! Happy to send our contributions!” write Bob Braxton and Marla Puziss from Atlanta. George Chalmers from Dallas: “Enclosed is my check for the ‘stimulus’ fund, but a different stimulus than Biden intended.” “What a pleasure!” from Pat O’Reilly in Seattle.
The U.S. government reports the overwhelming majority of the $1,400 payments are sent out. However, a certain number will still show up in the coming weeks and, of course, further contributions from the “stimulus” are welcome.
Each contribution has made a difference toward expanding the ability of the party to bring its program to many thousands of workers and exploited toilers, and to join with other fighters in labor and social struggles. To build on a course toward the working class taking political power in the U.S. and joining with toilers worldwide to end social relations based on exploitation and its brutal consequences, once and for all, and build a socialist society based on human solidarity.
Future contributions can continue to be made out to the Socialist Workers Party and sent to SWP, 306 W. 37th St., 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018.