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.


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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
129 8 months ago J. Alessi Chicago, IL
128 10 months 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 10 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
126 11 months ago Cathryn Bulicek Chicago, IL
125 11 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL Fear will not win!
124 11 months ago chanon williams Chicago, IL
123 11 months ago Pat Heidkamp Chicago, IL
122 11 months ago Heather Ervin Chicago, IL
121 11 months ago Elizabeth Lennon Chicago, IL
120 11 months ago Rachael MacLagan Chicago , IL
119 11 months ago Ellen Domke Chicago, IL
118 11 months ago Gary Grice Chicago, IL
117 11 months ago David Posner Chicago, IL
116 11 months ago Vic Hunter Chicago, IL
115 11 months ago Bernard Graczyk Chicago, IL
114 11 months ago SAUL AGUIRRE CHICAGO, IL
113 11 months ago Mark Brooker Chicago, IL
112 11 months ago Marilyn Siddiqi Chicago, IL
111 11 months ago Bob Hagele Chicago, IL
110 11 months ago Merrie Thornburg Attica, IN
109 11 months ago Mary Ellen Meckley Chicago, IL
108 11 months ago Frank DiCristofano Chicago, IL
107 11 months ago Frank DiCristofano Chicago, IL
106 11 months ago ELDON GROSSMAN CHICAGO, IL
105 11 months 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.