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 4.4 years ago Asha Blake Memphis, TN
20 4.4 years ago Chris Lopez Nashville, TN
19 4.4 years ago Gerard Billmeier Memphis, TN
18 4.4 years ago Annetta Smith Memphis, TN The City of Memphis can and must do better.
17 4.4 years ago Larry Donald Memphis, TN
16 4.4 years ago Frosty Lovitt memphis, TN
15 4.4 years 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 4.4 years ago Ewa Piasecka Warsaw, PL+78
13 4.4 years ago Anthony Anderson Memphis, TN
12 4.4 years ago Karen Stuart Memphis, TN
11 4.4 years ago Cheryl Dare Memphis, TN
10 4.4 years 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 4.4 years ago Anthony Tunstall Memphis, TN
8 4.4 years ago Samara Haqq Sumter, SC
7 4.4 years ago Kenneth Clark East Helena, MT
6 4.4 years ago Amit Sen Memphis, TN I support that our city consciously affirm and act upon the value of inclusion.
5 4.4 years ago Steven Sondheim Chicago, IL
4 4.4 years 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 4.4 years ago Letitia Minor Memphis, TN Let's live up to that "City of Good Abode" hype!
2 4.4 years ago Lynn Head MEMPHIS, TN
1 4.4 years 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.