All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. If you’re doing your charitable giving for the year over this holiday weekend, we ask you to please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to perform this important work.
This year saw the most attacks on the freedom to read comics in a generation, including calls to ban graphic novels in schools and libraries, threatened legal actions, and unconstitutional legislation that endangers the rights of readers, creators, and retailers. CBLDF responded to all of these threats with timely direct assistance, expert legal action, and a deep, prevention-minded education program. We can only do this work because of the generosity of our supporters.
This year, we addressed more than 24 attempts to ban books, including the comics Drama, This One Summer, The Sandman, Fun Home, Palomar, The Graveyard Book, Persepolis, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Amityville: Jr. Graphic Ghost Stories, Y: The Last Man, and others. We provided legal support to individuals and businesses-facing First Amendment emergencies. We fought laws that infringe on free expression, including a dangerous Louisiana age-verification law and a petition to the Supreme Court seeking to establish a consistent right of publicity standard. We also expanded our education and awareness-building efforts with the launch of CBLDF Defender, our quarterly news magazine; our sponsorship of Banned Books Week; and our extensive program of public events and online resources, including the brand new CBLDF Comics Connector. CBLDF does all of this work — and more — with a small dedicated staff.
To learn more about CBLDF’s accomplishments in 2015 and how your contributions are used, please take a look at our brand new annual report, below.
CBLDF is classified as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service, and donations are tax-deductible in the year they are given.
Here’s How Your Donation Will Be Used:
Click on the image below for a look at where your membership donation goes….
One of the best ways to support CBLDF is by becoming a member. We have membership plans for donors in every budget, each with its own premiums and benefits, and all of them are tax-deductible. Of course, the number one benefit of membership is peace of mind. You’ll know that there’s someone at the other end of the phone when a reader’s freedom to read is attacked, a retailer gets busted, a graphic novel is challenged in libraries, an artist is brought up on charges — all for exercising their First Amendment rights! Become a member of CBLDF, and help preserve comics as a vital medium for this century!
Here’s what you get for joining CBLDF:
The standard level for membership includes the CBLDF membership card and an EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY t-shirt, featuring the art of Michael Cho! This shirt is printed on organic cotton, available ONLY to Members. You will also receive a button set, featuring our member button and more, and a sticker set, which includes an assortment of high quality CBLDF stickers! Finally, you’ll get a fully-embroidered member patch, featuring the classic CBLDF member logo!
At this membership level, donors receive the CBLDF membership card, featuring artwork by Michael Cho, and a CBLDF bumper sticker!
CBLDF Supporter Members receive the CBLDF membership card and the CBLDF button set, sticker set, and member patch, featuring the classic CBLDF member logo!
As a Defender Member, you will receive the awesome CBLDF coffee mug, featuring the 2015 member logo, and 2015 member canvas tote bag, perfect for storing the comics and graphic novels you have helped protect!
YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE: The EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY t-shirt, button set, sticker set, and member patch!
As a Protector Member, you will receive an exclusive CBLDF embossed executive Moleskin journal and a CBLDF gym bag!
YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE: The EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY t-shirt, button set, sticker set, member patch, canvas tote, and coffee mug!
As a Champion Member, you will receive recognition in the next LIBERTY ANNUAL, as well as the CBLDF 2015 publication assortment, including all educational publications, variant covers, Liberty Annuals, and assorted printed matter!
YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE: The EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY t-shirt, button set, sticker set, member patch, canvas tote, coffee mug, gym bag, and CBLDF executive Moleskin!
As a Guardian Member, you will receive all of the previous, as well as special recognition in select publications throughout the year!
Membership also includes a member-exclusive rates (including complimentary at every membership level above Defender) for a subscription to the CBLDF Defender, our quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read!
CBLDF is classified as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service, and donations are tax-deductible in the year they are given. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine the full extent to which your donation is deductible.