Make Columbus a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry

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

Please add your name to this petition to urge the Columbus 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 Columbus, OH, call upon all Columbus 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.


51-60 of 60 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
10 1 year ago Jan Nespor Columbus, OH
9 1 year ago Sarah Stefano Columbus , OH
8 1 year ago Douglas kohler Columbus, OH
7 1 year ago Anonymous Columbus, OH I call upon Mayor Ginther to do what is right and just. Formally declare the city of Columbus Ohio a sanctuary for immigrants, refugees, and all religious, ethnic, and sexual minirities. Do what's r...
6 1 year ago Lanisha Prince Columbus, OH The ignorance and hate filled bigotry that's being perpetuated in this country is disgusting and needs to be put to an immediate stop. This is not the way to stop the issues this atrocity is claimin...
5 1 year ago Bill Baker Columbus, OH
4 1 year ago Susan Watkins Worthington, OH
3 1 year ago Tonia Hazelwood Columbus, OH
2 1 year ago Carol Hector-Harris Columbus, OH
1 1 year 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.