“By joining union struggles and going door to door in working-class communities, Socialist Workers Party campaigners in Georgia have sold 21 Militant subscriptions and 18 books by revolutionary leaders since the fall campaign began,” Susan LaMont, organizer of the SWP in Atlanta, told the Militant Oct. 2.
The table party members set up at the Atlanta Labor Day picnic “was the scene of nonstop discussions throughout the day,” she said. Participants picked up six Militant subscriptions and seven books.
In the past two weeks, party members made two visits to the Stellantis picket line in nearby Morrow to bring solidarity and learn more about the strike. UAW members there have bought five Militant subscriptions and three copies of The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us: The Socialist Workers Party Looks Forward by SWP leaders Jack Barnes, Mary-Alice Waters and Steve Clark.
“We also have sold four Militant subscriptions and one copy of Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power from discussions during door-to-door visits. One worker contributed $5 to the SWP Party-Building Fund,” LaMont wrote.
On Sept. 29, three SWP campaigners were welcomed by strikers at the UAW picket line at ZF Chassis Systems in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where over 100 workers went on strike Sept. 10.
After looking at the Oct. 9 Militant, one striker read to everyone from a front-page article. He quoted Laura Garza, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate from California, saying, “When the working class starts to stand up, as they’re doing today, everything changes. More workers start to think, ‘What can I do?’”
“These experiences point to the possibilities in today’s world to win broader support and new members to the Socialist Workers Party,” LaMont said.
The eight-week international campaign by the SWP and the Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada and the U.K. to expand circulation of the Militant and books by SWP leaders and other revolutionaries runs through Nov. 21. Goals are 1,350 subscriptions to the Militant and 1,350 books. The campaign includes the SWP’s annual Party-Building Fund, with a goal of raising $140,000.
The experiences in Atlanta are matched by the receptivity to the Militant and books in other areas.
“You’ve got to fight to the end,” delivery driver Jepu Tinalin told Communist League member Debra Jacobs when she knocked on his door in South Ockendon, east of London, Oct. 1. Tinalin was expressing his enthusiasm for the unionization fight by workers at Amazon warehouses in the Midlands. “Employing workers on agency contracts is very divisive. Worker unity is key. There are many immigrant workers on agency contracts,” he said. Tinalin was one of four in the area to pick up a Militant subscription.
Nearly 1,000 people attended the conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 20-24. At the Pathfinder Press booth staffed by SWP campaigners, participants bought 111 books and 10 Militant subscriptions.
To campaign or make a contribution to the SWP Party-Building Fund, contact party branches listed in the directory.