Make Memphis a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry

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

Please add your name to this petition to urge the Memphis 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 Memphis, TN, call upon all Memphis 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 Asha Blake Memphis, TN
20 1 year ago Chris Lopez Nashville, TN
19 1 year ago Gerard Billmeier Memphis, TN
18 1 year ago Annetta Smith Memphis, TN The City of Memphis can and must do better.
17 1 year ago Larry Donald Memphis, TN
16 1 year ago Frosty Lovitt memphis, TN
15 1 year ago Daniel Rudolph Memphis, TN Federally mandated Hate and Discrimination must not define Memphis TN. As Republican's often remind us, we have individual "States Rights" when it serves their personal policies inflicted on
14 1 year ago Ewa Piasecka Warsaw, ot
13 1 year ago Anthony Anderson Memphis, TN
12 1 year ago Karen Stuart Memphis, TN
11 1 year ago Cheryl Dare Memphis, TN
10 1 year ago Dorothy Poole Memphis, TN This ban is unConstitutional and unAmerican. It is not what American stands for and it does not reflect in any way the feelings of most Americans. Muslims are not killing us. Our own people are....
9 1 year ago Anthony Tunstall Memphis, TN
8 1 year ago Samara Haqq Sumter, SC
7 1 year ago Ken Clark East Helena, MT
6 1 year ago Amit Sen Memphis, TN I support that our city consciously affirm and act upon the value of inclusion.
5 1 year ago Steven Sondheim Chicago, IL
4 1 year ago Deborah Gibson Memphis, TN It is a violation of the 10th Amendment of the Constitution for the Federal Government to "deputize" local law enforcement personnel to act on behalf of the federal government. We are not Nazi Germ...
3 1 year ago Letitia Minor Memphis , TN Let's live up to that "City of Good Abode" hype!
2 1 year ago Lynn Head MEMPHIS, TN
1 1 year ago David Swanson 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.