Make Albemarle a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry

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

Please add your name to this petition to urge the Albemarle Board of Supervisors 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 Albemarle County, VA, call upon all Albemarle 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.


1-21 of 21 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
21 4.4 years ago Mike Henrietta Charlottesville , VA
20 4.4 years ago JL Mulligan Charlottesville, VA
19 4.4 years ago Jessica Burruss CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
18 4.4 years ago Elizabeth Covarrubias El Paso, TX, TX
17 4.4 years ago Amy Smith Charlottesville, VA
16 4.4 years ago Pamela Jiranek Earlysville , VA
15 4.4 years ago Cheryl Arthur Charlottesville , VA
14 4.4 years ago Emiy Gogoll Charlottesville , VA
13 4.4 years ago Carol Chowdhry Charlottesville, VA The economy of Albemarle County depends greatly on immigrant labor. Please help protect these deserving people.
12 4.4 years ago Jayne Weber Charlottesville, VA
11 4.4 years ago Bob Hoffman Batesville, VA
10 4.4 years ago Penelope Crisp North Garden, VA
9 4.4 years ago Debbie Pyle Valley City, ND
8 4.4 years ago Linda DAVID Charlottesville, VA
7 4.4 years ago Laura Mentore Charlottesville, VA
6 4.4 years ago Janet Dix Charlottesville, VA Please protect not just the city's community members - all county residents shouod be protected!
5 4.4 years ago Shryl Kidd Wimpy Arlington, TX
4 4.4 years ago Carolyn Haupt Alexandria, VA
3 4.4 years ago Susan Chase Batesville, VA I urge you to join the forces of good will and justice for all, and refuse to join the forces of prejudice, bigotry, racism and cruelty. Keep Albemarle County's doors open to people of all races an...
2 4.4 years ago Stephen Johnson San Diego, CA
1 4.4 years ago Julia Travers Orange, VA Protect our neighbors and neighborhoods!

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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.