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 11 months ago Brenda Defourneau Chicago, IL
28 11 months ago greg gressle chicago, IL
27 11 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
26 11 months ago Ryan Hanson Chicago, IL
25 11 months ago Pamela Bergdall Chicago, IL
24 11 months ago Sergio Rivera Chicago, IL
23 11 months ago Jim Hettinger Chicago, IL
22 11 months ago Anonymous Chicago , IL
21 11 months ago Arthur Burzykowski Chicago, IL
20 11 months ago Robert Rohdenburg Chicago, IL
19 11 months ago Paul Haider Chicago, IL
18 11 months ago Christopher Promis Chicago, IL
17 11 months ago Karen Wilson Chicago, IL
16 11 months ago Christopher Smith Chicago, IL
15 11 months ago Stephan Donovan Chicago, IL All humans deserve equal rights and protections.
14 11 months ago Joseph P Hamilton Chicago, IL
13 11 months ago J Lindsay Chicago, IL
12 11 months ago dean kaufer Chicago, IL
11 11 months ago Katie Evans-Bartley Chicago, IL
10 11 months ago Brian McCaskill Chicago, IL
9 11 months ago kathy dowds Chicago, IL
8 11 months ago Jim Swanson Chicago, IL
7 11 months ago orlando mcdowell chicago, IL
6 11 months ago Richard Martin Chciago, IL
5 11 months 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.