How You Can Help

People are asking how they can support the fight against the LA Times/LAPD, and police corruption and censorship of the press.

Thank you for asking! I can’t win without you. Here are some ways you can help.

You can sign the petition demanding my reinstatement at the LA Times.

Write a letter to the editor of the LA Times. They haven’t been publishing them, but they do read them.

Keep spreading the word on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Reddit and other social media. Silence and obscurity are the big enemies; powerful institutions like the LAPD and LA Times count on people’s attention spans being short.

Write to media outlets that ought to be covering this story, but haven’t been. Don’t be like the LAPD. Be polite! Prime suspects include:

Charles M. Blow, NY Times columnist
Democracy Now with Amy Goodman
Associated Press
LA Weekly
KFI Radio Los Angeles
NPR Morning Edition
NPR All Things Considered
PBS NewsHour
NPR – On the Media
Columbia Journalism Review

Don’t feel limited by this list. These are just outlets that seem like obvious candidates.

I’ve just lost my job, and legal battles are time-consuming and expensive. If you’d like to help financially, there are several things you can do:

You can buy my new book about Edward Snowden.
Or buy one of my older books.
Or make a tax-deductible donation via the Palast Fund. (Yes, I really do get the money.)

If you’re an editor or know one, you can commission me to draw something, or write something, or speak about something for money. I do all sorts of things! And I’ll travel anywhere. I’ve designed wedding invitations, tattoos, you name it. I need work.

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About Ted Rall

Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at, editor-in-chief of, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.

9 thoughts on “How You Can Help

  1. I’ll do what I can, Ted.
    My time has been limited over the last couple of days because of necessary eye surgery.

  2. Signed the petition, contacted DemocracyNow!, and ordered your Snowden book.

    Sometimes the only place a little truth can be found in this screwed up world is in a cartoon.

    Ted and Mr. Fish are my favorites and I can’t bear to think the both of you could lose the ability to support yourselves by your cartoon work.

    • To OTM:

      Ted Rall was fired from the LA Times for allegedly telling a lie about being handcuffed for jay walking, on the basis of a 14 year old unintelligible recording that supports Ted’s version of the police encounter after digital enhancement.

      Ted is an award winning cartoonist who now has been fired for being worse than a plagiarist, for being a liar, when the facts as presented by the LA Times do not support their claims.

      I hope you find this story interesting in light of the dwindling number of political cartoonists in print media.

      They could have fired him without trying to destroy his career.