The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
CBLDF protects the freedom to read comics thanks to the generous support of donors like you!
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the First Amendment rights that our community depends on. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. Our expert legal team is available at a moment's notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies.
From courtrooms to classrooms, CBLDF is scoring major legal victories and making significant advances in education about the freedom to read. In 2013, we helped defend dozens of books in school and library challenges, including important attacks on Neverwhere and Persepolis. CBLDF's leadership role in defending these titles helped empower communities to speak up for their rights, raise awareness of censorship issues on the national stage, and, most importantly, helped keep comics on the shelf.
CBLDF created powerful education tools to increase understanding and appreciation of comics. Last year we published the handbook Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read which answers parents' and educators' questions about using comics. We also published the book Manga: Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices, which serves as a major tool in fighting misconceptions about the category. These projects are helping to protect the current readership and grow the next generation of comics readers. Your donations will support even more of this work in 2014.
CBLDF is an organization that deserves your support. Please donate today!
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