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Why I joined the Socialist Party: "I really can't wait for Socialism 2016"
Calvin Fowler, Worcestershire Socialist Party
I'm a new Socialist Party member, joining in July of this year, but I started attending Worcestershire Socialist Party weekly branch meetings in May. Since I left school in 1988, I've worked in the printing industry, and in 1996 I joined the then GPMU union, now Unite, becoming a union rep in 2001.
I started thinking of joining the Socialist Party a few years ago after seeing stories of people oppressed by the 1% both internationally and locally. In spring of this year I came across the party website, I read various interesting articles, entered my details and was contacted by Pete McNally, a local member.
I attended the meetings that followed and I felt I was among like-minded people. I was given a lot of food for thought by members and the paper. I absorbed the pamphlets given to me, I ordered a few myself from the Socialist Party book shop and now I am a very active member.
I recently set up our Worcestershire Socialist Party Facebook page and I've just been appointed branch fighting fund organiser when I went to Birmingham to attend the West Midlands Socialist Party finance and paper meeting. I found it really interesting.
I'm so glad I joined, I wish I had back in 1996! I really can't wait for Socialism 2016, see you there!
- For more details and to buy your ticket go to socialism2016.net
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