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 1 year ago J.M. Henrietta Charlottesville , VA
20 1 year ago JL Mulligan Charlottesville, VA
19 1 year ago Jessica Burruss CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
18 1 year ago Elizabeth Covarrubias El Paso, TX
17 1 year ago Amy Smith Charlottesville, VA
16 1 year ago Pamela Jiranek Earlysville, VA
15 1 year ago Cheryl Arthur Charlottesville , VA
14 1 year ago Emiy Gogoll Charlottesville , VA
13 1 year ago Carol Chowdhry Charlottesville, VA The economy of Albemarle County depends greatly on immigrant labor. Please help protect these deserving people.
12 1 year ago Jayne Weber Charlottesville, VA
11 1 year ago Bob Hoffman Batesville, VA
10 1 year ago Penelope Crisp North Garden, VA
9 1 year ago Debbie Pyle Valley City, ND
8 1 year ago Linda David Charlottesville, VA
7 1 year ago Laura Mentore Charlottesville, VA
6 1 year ago Janet Dix Charlottesville, VA Please protect not just the city's community members - all county residents shouod be protected!
5 1 year ago Shryl Kidd Wimpy Arlington, TX
4 1 year ago Carolyn Haupt Charlottesville, VA
3 1 year 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 1 year ago Stephen Johnson San Diego, CA
1 1 year 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.