Make Chicago a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry

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

Please add your name to this petition to urge the Chicago 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 Chicago, IL, call upon all Chicago 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.


26-50 of 129 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
104 1 year ago Matthew Williams Chicago, IL
103 1 year ago Andrew Heiserman Chicago, IL
102 1 year ago Evanne Christian Chicago, IL
101 1 year ago Ann McCabe Chicago, IL
100 1 year ago Martha Brown Chicago, IL
99 1 year ago Albert Legzdins Chicago, IL
98 1 year ago Randy Shonkwiler Chicago, IL
97 1 year ago Lauren Wagner Chicago, IL
96 1 year ago Nan Warshaw Chicago, IL
95 1 year ago Rachel Lindsey Chicago, IL
94 1 year ago Vivian Watkins Chicago, IL
93 1 year ago V Evan Chicago, IL
92 1 year ago Gary Bledsoe CHICAGO, IL
91 1 year ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
90 1 year ago Douglas White Chicago, IL
89 1 year ago Ann Davidson Chicago, IL
88 1 year ago Elizabeth Roberts Chicago, IL
87 1 year ago Matthew Rudd Aurora, IL
86 1 year ago Robert Krueger Chicago, IL
85 1 year ago Brian McFarland Chicago, IL Make Chicago a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry!
84 1 year ago Hale Towns CHICAGO, IL
83 1 year ago Anonymous Chicago , IL
82 1 year ago Debra Gleason Chicago, IL
81 1 year ago Anne-Marie Poole Chicago , IL
80 1 year ago Mel Ferrand Chicago, IL
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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.