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.


101-125 of 129 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
29 1 year ago Brenda Defourneau Chicago, IL
28 1 year ago greg gressle chicago, IL
27 1 year ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
26 1 year ago Ryan Hanson New Orleans, LA
25 1 year ago Pamela Bergdall Chicago, IL
24 1 year ago Sergio Rivera Chicago, IL
23 1 year ago Jim Hettinger Chicago, IL
22 1 year ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
21 1 year ago Arthur Burzykowski Chicago, IL
20 1 year ago Robert Rohdenburg Chicago, IL
19 1 year ago Paul Haider Chicago, IL
18 1 year ago Christopher Promis Chicago, IL
17 1 year ago Karen Wilson Chicago, IL
16 1 year ago Christopher Smith Chicago, IL
15 1 year ago Stephan Donovan Chicago, IL All humans deserve equal rights and protections.
14 1 year ago Joseph P Hamilton Chicago, IL
13 1 year ago J Lindsay Chicago, IL
12 1 year ago dean kaufer Chicago, IL
11 1 year ago Katie Evans-Bartley Chicago, IL
10 1 year ago Teri McCaskill Chicago , IL
9 1 year ago kathy dowds Chicago , IL
8 1 year ago Jim Swanson Chicago, IL
7 1 year ago orlando mcdowell chicago, IL
6 1 year ago Richard Martin Chciago, IL
5 1 year ago Lara Brooks 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.