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From The Socialist newspaper, 28 March 2018
Building fund appeal: "Each pledge is a triumph for our party"
Help the Socialist Party keep fighting to organise the resistance, photo Mary Finch (Click to enlarge)
Nigel Smith, York Socialist Party
Yorkshire region got off to a flying start in its building fund appeal at our regional conference where 36 members made an average pledge of £365. The Yorkshire region has also had a single pledge of £10,000 as well as several of £1,000.
Since then each branch has designated someone to be responsible for contacting members and supporters.
I have been helping coordinate the appeal for the Yorkshire region. I have really enjoyed my discussions with the branch organisers. We have shared ideas and supportive stories about our experiences.
Some members can make a pledge and pay it out of savings. For others it's a matter of putting aside a little each month to make up their pledge. Several members have increased initial pledges following discussions with their families, who may not be members themselves but have grasped the importance of the appeal.
We intend to press ahead with the appeal and hope to increase the number of pledges. We also intend to reach out to supporters, relatives and friends. Whether it be £10 or £1,000, we know that each pledge is a little triumph for our party and for socialism.
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In The Socialist 28 March 2018:
What we think
Antisemitism slurs: latest attempt to derail Corbynism
Socialist Party workplace news
NEU conference 2018: Strike to take on the Tories
UCU: Strike action forces bosses to retreat but keep the pressure on
NHS pay: Reject the Tories' divide and rule offer
British Museum: Carillion workers demand to be brought back in-house
Victimised recycling strikers uncowed as Hull strike wave builds
Liverpool Uni staff set to fight 220 job losses
Aberdeen bus drivers strike against pay cuts
Migrant cleaners win living wage at Mail
Local elections 2018
For Whom the School Bell Tolls: Our kids or the Tories?
Southampton asks "What will you do to stop education cuts?"
Campaign against Newham academies boosted by victories
Save Free School Meals!
Martin Luther King
The life and legacy of Martin Luther King
Socialist Party news and analysis
Grenfell: survivors not rehoused, inquiry not independent, blocks not safe
Walkout from undercover policing inquiry
Social media - the potential and the limits
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Tories fear youth revolt - fight for our future
Goldsmiths students occupy and protest in support of UCU strikers
Walthamstow Save Our Square protesters thrown out of city hall for demanding a say
Northern Socialist Party conference
North West Socialist Party conference
Building fund appeal
Bristol Socialist Students join Yarlswood demo
May Day greetings: Lend your support to the fight against the bosses
International socialist news and analysis
France: Pressure mounts on Macron government
USA: Huge 'march for our lives' protests
Russia's predictable presidential election
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