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 4.4 years ago Kimberly Stevens Charlottesville, VA
56 4.4 years ago JL Mulligan Charlottesville, VA
55 4.4 years ago richard lord ivy, VA
54 4.4 years ago Dena Radley Scottsville, VA
53 4.4 years ago Sallie Park Charlottesville, VA
52 4.4 years ago Dena Radley Scottsville, VA
51 4.4 years ago Lise Dobrin Charlottesville, VA
50 4.4 years ago Erin McCarty Louisa, VA
49 4.4 years ago Cathy Butler Charlottesville, VA
48 4.4 years ago Anonymous Esmont , VA
47 4.4 years ago Elizabeth Crotty Charlottesville, VA
46 4.4 years ago John Gammon Raphine, VA
45 4.4 years ago George Politis Charlottesville, VA
44 4.4 years ago Linda Capacchione Charlottesville, VA
43 4.4 years ago Julie Garrou Tucson, AZ
42 4.4 years ago Wendy Parham Faber, VA
41 4.4 years ago Karen Boyette Charlottesville, VA
40 4.4 years 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...
39 4.4 years ago Jon Kessler Charlottesville, VA
38 4.4 years ago Irene Martone North Arlington, NJ
37 4.4 years ago Doris Safie Charlottesville, VA
36 4.4 years ago Anonymous Charlottesville, VA
35 4.4 years ago Marit Anderson Crozet, WV
34 4.4 years ago Cece Smeriglio CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
33 4.4 years ago Nancy Sopher Stanardsville, 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.