And they need help.
They need to raise $100,000 by the end of October to pay for things like the defense of Brandon X, an American arrested in Canada for the comic content on his computer. You can be a member for $25.
Or, if you donate enough, how would you like to see what industry pros think of your work?
Here's the deal: for $1,000, you get a professional review of your work by Dan DiDio. $500 gets you a review by Bob Schreck (Ledgendary Comics), Terry Moore, Scott Allie, Dave Gibbons, or Gail Simone. $250 gets you Brian Azzarello, Ben Templesmith, Frank Quitely, Greg Rucka, or Paul Levitz.
$1,000 can get you lunch at the New York Comic Con with Dan Didio, Keith Giffen, and friends. Or Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, and friends. $500 gets you lunch with Jeff Smith. Lunch with Azzarello or drinks with Ben Templesmith and friends is $250.
If you have $5,000, you get tea with Neil Gaiman. Jesus Christ, why hasn't my writing taken off yet?!?
So please, either join, or contribute something. The 1st Amendment will thank you for it.