Each of us knows someone, perhaps a loved one, who has fallen ill or died. We mourn this tragic loss of life, pain and grief, much of it preventable.
We are writing to inform you of how people’s world adapted to the pandemic crisis. Due to lost revenue, our talented and dedicated staff are unfortunately on temporary layoff on rotation. Despite these challenges, everyone who works at people’s world works hard to make sure he keeps showing up five days a week. They know how much you and the labor and grassroots movement depend on their information and analysis.
Six weeks ago, we launched an appeal to raise $50,000 by May 1 to get people’s world through these difficult times. Readers smashed that goal in just six weeks! Supporters like you have donated because they know the value people’s world brings to all of our lives.
As one Washington State donor recently stated, “ people’s world is our voice. It is our trumpet that carries the message that a better world, the socialism of the Bill of Rights is necessary and possible.
Some in the people’s world community have supported the publication all their lives. The photo of Bea Lumpkin, 102, went viral around the world when she donned a hazmat suit to vote against Trump. Bea helped keep people’s world go since the days of the Great Depression.
“There were always pickets for striking workers, demonstrations to demand food for a starving family, get people to vote,” Bea wrote recently, “or knock on doors to sell out the Daily Worker” – the name people’s world was happening at that time. Last month, 88 years after beginning to distribute the newspaper, Bea was still making the rounds of people’s world. She asked an audience at a Black History Month event to donate whatever amount they could.
It is this kind of determination and dedication that has driven the current fundraising campaign to exceed its original goal.
Mass vaccinations and emergency relief improve economic prospects and give hope for a return to life with family and friends. But overcoming the situation will take months, and restoring our sources of income will take longer.
So now there’s a new challenge for all of us: $75,000. We cannot achieve this new goal by May 1st without you. If you have already made a donation, thank you! If you can’t give anymore, we understand. If you can contribute, great!
The country and the working class face dangerous times. The broad alliance and movement essential to defeating Trump and retaking the White House and Congress are moving quickly to resolve the crisis left in its wake. Passing the historic US bailout was only the first step.
The filibuster in the Senate must be abolished to enforce the avalanche of progressive bills passed in the House. These measures include the For the People Voting Rights and John Lewis Voting Rights Act, the Equality Act, the Citizenship Act, the Pro-Act, student debt relief and green infrastructure.
The truth is at stake, under attack by a vicious ecosystem of right-wing propaganda media and their corporate backers. people’s worldWorking class perspective, analysis and advocacy are also needed in this struggle.
For all these reasons, we are determined to continue publishing during this crisis. Let’s dig deep to raise $75,000! We can’t reach our new goal without you! $50,000 came through the door in just six weeks because hundreds of loyal readers from our community donated $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $500, or $1,000. If 250 readers donate $100 each, we’ll reach our new goal!
You can donate online nowor by sending a check or money order to:
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It is a difficult time. With your support, people’s world can continue to be the “trumpet” of our burgeoning labor and grassroots movements, a single voice for socialism, with crusading labor journalism.
John Wojcik, Chief Editor | Chauncey K.Robinson, social media editor | CJ Atkins, Chief Editor