Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/732/15175
Socialist Party subs appeal
Can you give an extra 10%?
Naomi Byron, Socialist Party finance department
There has been a brilliant response to the Socialist Party's campaign to increase the membership subs, with hundreds of members increasing the regular payments they make to fund the party's work. As a result, the Socialist Party just has to raise a further £1,000 a month to reach our target this year.
We are asking every member to increase their subs by 10%, or more if they can. Some have increased their membership subs substantially, including low-paid young workers who have joined the '100 club' by donating £100 or more a month to the party. Many members on benefits or similar low incomes have increased their subs by 50% or more.
We would like to say thank you to all the members who have already increased their subs, and those who have kept their subs the same or managed to minimise any reductions despite a loss in income. These efforts have enabled us to keep building and going forward despite the financial pressures we are all facing.
From the fight to stop the racist EDL marching through our towns and cities, to campaigning for the trade unions to call a 24-hour general strike against austerity, Socialist Party members are to the fore. The campaign to increase our membership subs is to make sure we have the money to take on new organisers and maximise our potential to help build the fightback against austerity and explain the socialist alternative.
As our ideas reach a wider audience, new members are joining and increasing our financial base as well as the amount of campaigning work we can do. If you haven't yet increased your subs, please do so now to help us reach our target by the end of the year. If you are not yet a member of the Socialist Party, join us and help us build the socialist alternative to austerity.
If you don't want to join at this stage, you can also donate to our fighting fund at www.socialistparty.org.uk/donate to support our campaigning work.
In The Socialist 5 September 2012:
Fight the cuts
Socialist Party news and analysis
International socialist news and analysis
Countering the far-right
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Socialist Party workplace news