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.


51-75 of 129 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
79 1 year ago Marilynn Snider Chicago, IL
78 1 year ago Robert Chrupka Chicago, IL
77 1 year ago Zygmunt Czykieta DES PLAINES, IL
76 1 year ago Tracy Drake Chicago, IL
75 1 year ago Marjean Doden Chicago, IL
74 1 year ago Marie Cobbs Chicago, IL
73 1 year ago Norma Miller Chicago, IL Our diversity is a source of richness and creativity. We need to provide a safe zone to continue to honor the values that have made our country strong.
72 1 year ago Burton Steck Chicago, IL
71 1 year ago Clayton Mutert Chicago, IL
70 1 year ago George Drelios,PhD Chicago, IL
69 1 year ago David Ziegler Chicago, IL
68 1 year ago Claire Gadbois Chicago , IL
67 1 year ago Chris Kaihatsu Chicago, IL
66 1 year ago Alice Ling Chicago, IL
65 1 year ago Lauren Schiller Chicago, IL We should also oppose discrimination that comes from sources other than the federal government.
64 1 year ago young klessig CHICAGO, IL
63 1 year ago Dylan Kosson Chicago, IL
62 1 year ago Jackie McKay chicago, IL We can be a light in our darkening democracy.
61 1 year ago Christopher Riff Chicago, IL
60 1 year ago Bob Lichtenbert Chicago, IL
59 1 year ago Leah Cooper Chicago , IL
58 1 year ago Maria A. Montalvo, PhD Chicago, IL
57 1 year ago John Czapkowicz Chicago, IL
56 1 year ago Rosalie McMenamin CHICAGO, IL
55 1 year ago Olette Davis 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.