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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 March 2021

Fighting fund target achieved - keep up the momentum

Placards like these cost money, photo Paul Mattsson

Placards like these cost money, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Congratulations to Socialist Party members and supporters across England and Wales who have helped us smash through our fighting fund target. Campaigners have been inspired by the Socialist Party's upcoming election campaign as part of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.

We want to make sure that we have the best possible campaign, with as much material as possible. So we're asking you all to keep up the momentum by raising fighting fund and help us go well over our target.

Election appeal donations have been flooding in from across England and Wales. 100 has been donated by Maggie Fricker, an NHS worker in Southampton, 10 from Ron Phillips and 20 from Wilf Laws from the South Tyne and Wearside branch of the Socialist Party. We've also had 30 from Phil Speakman in Liverpool and 30 from D M Thorburn in Cumbria.

Socialist Party members and supporters in Wales, despite having exceeded their target, are not letting up. We've had 20 from Charlie Wells and 20 from Oisin Mulholland, both students in Swansea and West Wales. These are just a few examples of the many donations we've had in during the last week. Don't forget election day is less than two months away, so it's vital we get the election appeal donations in urgently. Who else can you ask for a donation?

Thanks also to Socialist Party members in Sheffield who have raised a tremendous 264.90 selling TUSC t-shirts, and to Neill Dunne in Liverpool who has raised 20 selling Socialist Party t-shirts.

We need all your fundraising and donations, no matter how large or small, to make sure we have the best possible election campaign.

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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.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our Fighting Fund.

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