The Private Manning Defense Fund
Over 24,261 individuals have donated a total of $1,468,726 to the defense fund, while an additional 831 supporters (including WikiLeaks) have given $65,804 to Pvt. Manning's legal trust account. (updated November 1, 2013). Our defense fund fiscal report is updated monthly.
The Private Manning defense fund is hosted by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Private Manning Support Network. Funding Pvt. Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning's chosen legal defense team has always been our top priority. In the wake of the outrageous 35 year prison sentence decreed by military judge Colonel Denise Lind, we believe that the final outcome will depend on not only on legal arguments, but on public opinion as we enter into pardon and clemency petitions, as well as the appeals process.
Or, send checks payable “Courage to Resist” to: Courage to Resist, 484 Lake Park Ave #41, Oakland CA 94610. Please note “Manning defense” on the check’s memo line.
Pvt. Manning IOLTA legal trust account (NOT tax-deductible)
The Private Manning legal trust account is managed by attorney David Coombs under regulation of the Massachusetts IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts) Program and the American Bar Association. All proceeds offset Pvt. Manning's legal expenses. Any funds remaining at the end of Bradley's court martial will be available to him for appeals. Any funds remaining at the resolution of the legal case will become Pvt. Manning'ss with interest.
Send checks payable "IOLTA / Manning" to: Courage to Resist, 484 Lake Park Ave #41, Oakland CA 94610
Checks received will be deposited to: Bank of America, Massachusetts IOLTA Trust Account, Account: 0046-2853-2833. Due to the way processing fees interacted with the legal trust, online donations to the legal trust are no longer possible.
We are again accepting PayPal contributions. These contributions will be used in support of the "Stand with Brad" public statement and petition (standwithbrad.org). These PayPal transactions are not tax-deductible.
Our relationship with PayPal has been “complicated” to put it mildly. On January 29, 2011, PayPal restricted access to our account based on the "need for additional information." After a month of trying to find a possible resolution with senior PayPal staff, we issued a statement on February 24, 2011, regarding the situation. After thousands of supporters signed a petition and contacted PayPal in protest, our account was restored without explanation.