Make Philadelphia a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry

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

Please add your name to this petition to urge the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, PA, call upon all Philadelphia 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 67 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
67 4.1 years ago Viola P. Thigpen Philadelphia, PA
66 4.4 years ago Julia Stone Philadelphia, PA
65 4.4 years ago Dena Sher Philadelphia, PA
64 4.4 years ago Nick Ospa Philadelphia, PA
63 4.4 years ago Carol Murray Philadelphia, PA
62 4.4 years ago Peter Hecht Philadelphia, PA
61 4.4 years ago Joe Gibson Philadelphia, PA
60 4.4 years ago Dani Solomon Philadelphia, PA
59 4.4 years ago Ellen Poist PHILADELPHIA, PA
58 4.4 years ago Suzanne Kalbach Philadelphia, PA
57 4.4 years ago Anonymous Philadelphia, PA
56 4.4 years ago michael zuckerman Philadelphia, PA
55 4.4 years ago al luque phila, PA
54 4.4 years ago Joshua Silver Philadelphia, PA For all that Philadelphia symbolizes - thanks to sources which range the centuries from the authors of the Constitution to Elton John, we should indeed lead on this!
53 4.4 years ago Susan Babbitt Philadelphia, PA
52 4.4 years ago Sandy Brubaker philadelphia, PA
51 4.4 years ago Merian Soto Philadelphia, PA
50 4.4 years ago Evan Hartman Philadelphia, PA
49 4.4 years ago Helen McKean Philadelphia, PA
48 4.4 years ago A. Brennan Philadelphia, PA
47 4.4 years ago Alicia Scott Philadelphia , PA The continuation of institutionalized bigotry of ANY kind will be the downfall of this nation. Let's not forget how many empires built on imperialistic aggression have fallen in history. Let's make ...
46 4.4 years ago Nickie W Philadelphia , PA
45 4.4 years ago Genevieve Santalucia Philadelphia, PA
44 4.4 years ago barry weiss Philadelphia, PA
43 4.4 years ago John Margerum Philadelphia, PA
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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.