Make Chicago a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry

Smaller cities have begun this trend. Chicago should be helping to lead it.

Please add your name to this petition to urge the Chicago City Council to act:

WHEREAS, safeguarding the equal and inalienable rights and inherent dignity of all people is the foundation of the relationship between a representative government and its people;

AND whereas, we recognize that this relationship is under threat;

THEREFORE we, the undersigned individuals residing in Chicago, IL, call upon all Chicago governing authorities and law enforcement agencies to pledge in writing to protect all of our city's community members;

FURTHERMORE, we call upon these authorities and agencies to proclaim publicly that they will refuse to cooperate with any demands from the federal government to institute detentions, deportations, registries, conversion therapies, imprisonment, torture, assassination or any other acts that target or discriminate based on immigration status, race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, ability, political affiliation, economic status, age, gender-identity, or sexual orientation;

FURTHERMORE, we the undersigned individuals pledge to protect, to the best of our ability, all community members and will support our local governments as they move to resist these undemocratic practices in order to reaffirm their commitment to inclusivity, respect, and dignity.


1-25 of 129 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
129 4.2 years ago J. Alessi Chicago, IL
128 4.4 years ago Judy Guggenheim Lubec, ME I have lived in Chicago for most of my life. I love its energy, vibrancy, openness, and intelligence derived directly from its sparkling international community. Thank you to my fellow Chicagoans an...
127 4.4 years ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
126 4.4 years ago Cathryn Bulicek Lincolnwood, IL
125 4.4 years ago Anonymous Chicago, IL Fear will not win!
124 4.4 years ago chanon williams Chicago, IL
123 4.4 years ago Pat Heidkamp Chicago, IL
122 4.4 years ago Heather Ervin Chicago, IL
121 4.4 years ago Elizabeth Lennon chicago, IL
120 4.4 years ago Rachael MacLagan Chicago , IL
119 4.4 years ago Ellen Domke Chicago , IL
118 4.4 years ago Gary Grice Chicago, IL
117 4.4 years ago David Posner Chicago, IL
116 4.4 years ago Victor Hunter Chicago, IL
115 4.4 years ago Bernard Graczyk Chicago, IL
114 4.4 years ago Saul Aguirre Chicago, IL
113 4.4 years ago Mark Brooker Chicago, IL
112 4.4 years ago Marilyn Siddiqi Chicago, IL
111 4.4 years ago Bob Hagele Chicago, IL
110 4.4 years ago Merrie Thornburg Attica, IN
109 4.4 years ago Mary Ellen Meckley Chicago, IL
108 4.4 years ago Frank DiCristofano Chicago, IL
107 4.4 years ago Frank DiCristofano Chicago, IL
106 4.4 years ago Eldon Grossman Chicago , IL
105 4.4 years ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
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We were inspired in this effort and borrowed heavily from the work of the It Won't Happen Here Sonoma County Statement.