Comic Book Charities – CBLDF, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. CBLDF’s work takes them into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where they provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect the First Amendment rights of the readers, creators, retailers, publishers, and librarians of comics, manga, and graphic novels.
Since 1986, the CBLDF has managed and paid for the legal defense of individuals whose First Amendment rights are threatened for making, selling, or even reading comic books. They also provide free referrals for cases before they rise to the level of a court challenge. The CBLDF works independently and with coalitions to fight unconstitutional legislation that would affect how comics are made and distributed. The organization were active plaintiffs in the fight against compulsory internet filters in libraries.
The CBLDF accepts donations of time to help staff their offices, as well as help on the convention circuit. You can also help out the CBLDF by becoming a member for $25 a year. They also put together events and auctions where you can purchase art or hang out with comic superstars.