Make Charlottesville a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry

Small cities have begun this trend. Charlottesville should be helping to lead it.

Please add your name to this petition to urge the Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville, VA, call upon all Charlottesville 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 57 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
57 1 year ago Kimberly Stevens Charlottesville, VA
56 1 year ago JL Mulligan Charlottesville, VA
55 1 year ago richard lord ivy, VA
54 1 year ago Dena Radley Scottsville, VA
53 1 year ago Sallie Park Charlottesville, VA
52 1 year ago Dena Radley Scottsville, VA
51 1 year ago Lise Dobrin Charlottesville, VA
50 1 year ago Erin McCarty Louisa, VA
49 1 year ago Cathy Butler Charlottesville, VA
48 1 year ago Robert Parker Amherst, VA's the right thing to do.
47 1 year ago Anonymous Esmont, VA
46 1 year ago Elizabeth Crotty Charlottesville, VA
45 1 year ago John Gammon Raphine, VA
44 1 year ago George Politis Charlottesville, VA
43 1 year ago Linda Capacchione Charlottesville, VA
42 1 year ago Julie Garrou Sahuarita, AZ
41 1 year ago Wendy Parham Faber, VA
40 1 year ago Karen Boyette Charlottesville, VA
39 1 year ago C. Petras Verona, VA Even though I do not live in Charlottesville, I do have family there and it is one of my most frequent destinations for shopping and cultural events. Let us keep Mr. Jefferson's environs a safe hav...
38 1 year ago Jon Kessler Charlottesville, VA
37 1 year ago Irene Martone Brick, NJ
36 1 year ago Doris Safie Charlottesville, VA
35 1 year ago Anonymous Charlottesville, VA
34 1 year ago Marit Anderson Crozet, WV
33 1 year ago Cece Smeriglio CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
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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.