Make Charlottesville a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry

Small cities have begun this trend. Charlottesville should be helping to lead it.

Please add your name to this petition to urge the Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville, VA, call upon all Charlottesville 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 57 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
32 1 year ago Nancy Sopher Stanardsville, VA
31 1 year ago hisham ashur Charlottesville, VA
30 1 year ago Michael JOhnson Charlottesville, VA
29 1 year ago John Wilkinson Palmyra, VA
28 1 year ago Carol Chowdhry Charlottesville, VA
27 1 year ago Kathleen Temple Rockingham, VA
26 1 year ago Janet Dressel Charlottesville, VA
25 1 year ago Ann McCaffray Sperryville, VA
24 1 year ago Jeff Snyder Charlottesville, VA TJ's town should lead.
23 1 year ago Susan Perry Charlottesville , VA Thank you for making this designation official.
22 1 year ago Sarah Lanzman Dyke, VA
21 1 year ago carolyn fischer nellysford, VA
20 1 year ago Shannon Roth Harrisonburg, VA
19 1 year ago Jayne Weber Charlottesville, VA
18 1 year ago Phil Yoder Harrisonburg, VA
17 1 year ago Wendy Breseman Mineral, VA
16 1 year ago David Powell VA
15 1 year ago Tedi Wright Afton, VA This is a fair and just idea. Please act on it.
14 1 year ago Jessica Burruss CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
13 1 year ago Earl Rexrode Charlottesville, VA This is very important.
12 1 year ago Janet Dix Charlottesville, VA please protect all our immigrants!
11 1 year ago Scott Kreidler Bumpass, VA
10 1 year ago Katherine Magraw Charlottesville, VA Taking action and strengthening progressive organizations at the local and state levels are critical.
9 1 year ago Jeffrey Fogel Charlottesville, VA
8 1 year ago Tafline Laylin Orange, 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.