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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 January 2016

2015 marks best fighting fund total this century!

Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer

Last year, Socialist Party members smashed all 21st century records for raising fighting fund! Following a record Socialism 2015 appeal, our members and supporters have donated and raised over 39,000 in the final quarter of the year.

This means that the total for the whole of 2015 is also a record-breaking one - over 123,000.

This is the highest total since the millennium and is a huge achievement. The Socialist Party has no rich backers and relies solely on the donations and support of ordinary working-class people.

Vital

Our members have worked hard and made great sacrifices to achieve this total because we know how vital these funds are to help finance our campaigning.

Branches worked tirelessly right up to Christmas on campaigning stalls, with Wirral branch raising over 700 in the last three weeks. Christmas parties were also good fundraising opportunities.

Lambeth branch raised 50 raffling a hamper, Llanelli raised 60 with a Christmas quiz and Chesterfield branch has raised nearly 200 with their 2016 calendar commemorating workers' struggles.

As the articles in this paper make clear, 2016 is going to be a year of struggle.

The Socialist Party will be in the forefront of the fight against the millionaire Tories' cuts to our jobs and services and for a party that represents the interests of the working class.

We appeal to all our members and supporters to make 2016 another record year for the fighting fund and if you support our ideas, can you help with a regular or one-off donation?

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Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
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