Attacks on comics, books, programming, and displays continue to fill the news. A wealthy school district in Virginia is facing a coordinated attack against 80 new diverse books. There is proposed legislation in Missouri aimed at eliminating Drag Queen Story Hour that would land librarians in jail for lending an “age-inappropriate” book. And that’s our back yard, which is still much better than many parts of the world where journalists and cartoonists are under threat for doing their jobs.
It can feel hopeless — but it is not.
Censors want darkness, and we shine brighter together.
Censors want silence, and we sound louder together.
Join with CBLDF and say that free expression matters.
From deploying lawyers to help comics creators facing legal emergencies to counseling educators and librarians in censorship crises, CBLDF is on the front lines fighting for the First Amendment. Our efforts in the courts helped prevent unconstitutional laws from taking effect, while our advocacy speaks powerfully for the rights of our community. Your support helps us build even more proactive resources and education to help prevent censorship. When just one of us is silenced, all of us lose our voice.
For more on the work your donations support, check out our 2019 Annual Report.
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!
These extraordinary times require vigilance. CBLDF is ready to fight for the First Amendment. Please support our important work by joining the Fund today!
Here’s What You Get For Joining CBLDF:
All CBLDF Members will receive an exclusive 2020 CBLDF Membership Card featuring art by award-winning creator Matt Wagner! This sturdy, plastic card fits easily in a wallet and provides special access to CBLDF events across the country.
As an Associate Member, you will receive an exclusive CBLDF 2020 membership card, featuring artwork by award-winning creator Matt Wagner!
This sturdy, plastic card fits easily in a wallet and provides special access to CBLDF events across the country.
Independent comic book, manga, and book retailers are a vital part of today’s comic book culture. Unfortunately, they are also often the first to be attacked when censorship rears its ugly head.
Since CBLDF was founded in 1986, retailers have been among the Fund’s strongest supporters, and retailers perform a valuable service by providing comics to their local communities and educating consumers. They’re also among the first to support their brethren when they come under attack, and many are doing so as Retailer Members of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Sign up your store to be a member! Join the Fund today and receive special rewards that tell your customers you’re fighting the good fight. You’ll get exclusive comics, signed prints, and more as a thank you for your support!
All stores joining receive:
- CBLDF window cling
- Annual Variant Set, and assorted educational publications as supplies last
- a CBLDF donation can
- a CBLDF membership card
The levels for Retailer Membership are as follows:
$100: Retailer Advocate
$250: Retailer Defender
$500: Retailer Protector
$1,000: Retailer Champion
If you’re a leader in the graphic novel industry, then you should be a corporate member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. CBLDF’s corporate members recognize that the First Amendment is the cornerstone of our business, and their efforts support CBLDF’s important work to protect those rights for the comic book, manga, and graphic novel industries. Corporate members are listed on the CBLDF website, in all of our publications, and on event signage. They also have first access to partnership opportunities throughout the year. To learn more about the benefits of Corporate Membership, please contact Executive Director Charles Brownstein at Charles.Brownstein@cbldf.org.
Already a Member? Here’s how you can help:
Make a Cash Donation
You can make a cash donation online via the CBLDF Rewards Zone here. You can also make one-time or recurring donations by visiting CBLDF on PayPal here.
Visit the CBLDF Rewards Zone
CBLDF offers a variety of signed books, exclusive prints, branded premiums, and much more to thank you for your donation. Visit the CBLDF Rewards Zone here to check out the amazing items we have up for grabs!
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Looking for something extra special? Check us out on eBay here, where we have rare and exclusive signed books, posters, sketches, and more up for bid. You won’t find many of these items anywhere else!
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.