James P. Cannon

War Chest at 90% as Drive Reaches End

(August 1941)

Published: The Militant, Vol. V No. 35, 30 August 1941, p. 2.
Source: PDF supplied by the Riazanov Library Project.
Transcription/Mark-up: Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.
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The campaign for our Party War Chest of $10,000 ended on the deadline, August 21, the anniversary of the assassination of Trotsky, with a total of $9017.99 collected. Most of the brarnches made or exceeded their quotas. First place went to the new Buffalo branch with a score of 167%. Fresno brought up the rear with 33%.

Minneapolis had hard sledding for quite well known reasons; they have a battle on their hands. New York and San Francisco are tied at 83%. The inability of these three branches, which had heavy quotas, to reach the goal accounts for the 90% windup of the campaign instead of the 100% or better which is more or less the rule on all Trotskyist undertakings.

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