A great big THANKS to all of you
... who over the past year put your spare change into the little can we have on the counter at both stores! Where does the money go? Why, to the Comix Connection Beer Fund, of course!
But I'm kidding. The money actually goes to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund or CBLDF. What do they do? Well, their stated mission on their website just about sums it up:
"(The CBLDF) exists to fight censorship and defend the first amendment rights of comic book professionals throughout the United States."Or as Wikipedia would have it:
"The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a United States non-profit organization created in 1986 to protect the First Amendment rights of comics creators, publishers, and retailers covering legal expenses."There's a pretty good article HERE in Baltimore's CITY PAPER that gives a great overview of their previous successes. They do good work and the money is well-used for legal representation in a notoriously cash-poor industry (that's us!)
Anyway, I just got a US Postal Money Order for
and will be mailing it out tomorrow!
Thank you thank you thank you ALL for donating to this worthy cause!