Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Upton Sinclair Mutual Aid Fund

The Upton Sinclair Mutual Aid Fund, a project of the League for for Industrial Democracy. A fund to address the needs of the unemployed worker and disabled. Providing funds for worker initiated projects and provide emergency assistance grants to individuals in crisis.... PO Box 5307 Johnstown, PA, 15904-5307 Checks or Money Orders to:League for Industrial Democracy. In the memo portion, Robert/Upton Sinclair Mutual Aid Fund In the depression, many worker organizations, set up a fund of this nature to help unemployed and disabled worker and families. will go towards setting up a Catholic Worker type house, not yet determined, Possible worker initiated projects to include: bread lines, houses of hospitality, socialist coffee houses, all manner of mutual aide projects. An injury to one is an injury to all.

Would also like to hear some feedback about the concept of the mutual aid fund. As it is in process of becoming a project, some concrete ideas as to projects which such a Fund could support and maintain at National, regional and local levels. And what kind of mechanism could be adopted to select worthy objectives for such projects?

I do not expect this project to happen overnight and it is going to be as viable as there is active support by LID and by contributors. It is my hope that this will be a beginning and will stimulate renewed interest in LID as a organization which promotes innovative ideas and projects that are consistent with the aims and purpose of LID.

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