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.


1-25 of 57 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
57 11 months ago Kimberly Stevens Esmont, VA
56 11 months ago JL Mulligan Charlottesville, VA
55 11 months ago richard lord ivy, VA
54 11 months ago Dena Radley Scottsville, VA
53 11 months ago Salllie Park Charolttesville, VA
52 11 months ago Dena Radley Scottsville, VA
51 11 months ago Lise Dobrin Charlottesville, VA
50 11 months ago Erin McCarty Louisa, VA
49 11 months ago Cathleen Butler Charlottesville, VA
48 11 months ago Rob Parker Amherst, VA's the right thing to do.
47 11 months ago Anonymous esmont, VA
46 11 months ago Elizabeth Crotty Charlottesville, VA
45 11 months ago John Gammon Rahine, VA
44 11 months ago George Politis Charlottesville, VA
43 11 months ago Linda Capacchione Charlottesville, VA
42 11 months ago Julie Garrou Charlottesville, VA
41 11 months ago Wendy Parham Faber, VA
40 11 months ago Karen Boyette Charlottesville, VA
39 11 months ago C. Petras Verona, VA Even though I do not live in Charlottesville, I do have family there and it is one of my most frequent destinations for shopping and cultural events. Let us keep Mr. Jefferson's environs a safe hav...
38 11 months ago Jon Kessler Charlottesville, VA
37 11 months ago Irene Martone Brick, NJ
36 11 months ago Doris Safie Charlottesville, VA
35 11 months ago Anonymous Charlottesville, VA
34 11 months ago Marit Anderson Crozet, WV
33 11 months ago Cece Smeriglio 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.