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