Make New York City a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry

Smaller cities have begun this trend. New York City should be helping to lead it.

Please add your name to this petition to urge the New York 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 New York, NY, call upon all New York City 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.


176-200 of 329 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
154 11 months ago Michael Fergot Westport, NY
153 11 months ago Juan De Marchena Bronx, NY
152 11 months ago Ivana Breznik New York, NY
151 11 months ago Talal Asad New York, NY
150 11 months ago Marsha Brown New York, NY
149 11 months ago Anonymous New York, NY
148 11 months ago Barbara Charles New York, NY
147 11 months ago Leslie Cassidy New York, NY
146 11 months ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
145 11 months ago Tiya Tahahr New York, NY
144 11 months ago Jennifer Sime New York, NY
143 11 months ago Louise Murray New York, NY
142 11 months ago Anonymous new york, NY
141 11 months ago Katherine Brown New York, NY
140 11 months ago Soretta Rodack New York, NY
139 11 months ago rebecca levinson new york, NY
138 11 months ago Stephanie Stone New York, NY
137 11 months ago Alison B New York, NY
136 11 months ago Katherine Bini New York, NY The City of New York is full of immigrants and all immigrants must be protected.
135 11 months ago Harriet Fraad New York, NY
134 11 months ago Sharon Douglass New York, NY
133 11 months ago ALEX HING NEW YORK, NY
132 11 months ago Marion Darby New York, NY
131 11 months ago Kay Logan New York, NY
130 11 months ago Joyce Miller New York, NY We must keep NY City a civilized & truly democratic place to live. Our large foreign born residents and descendants of immigrants all over the globe enrich our city and make it one of the most exci...
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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.