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.


26-50 of 129 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
104 11 months ago Matthew Williams Chicago, IL
103 11 months ago Andrew Heiserman Chicago, IL
102 11 months ago Evanne Christian Chicago, IL
101 11 months ago Ann McCabe Chicago, IL
100 11 months ago Martha Brown Chicago, IL
99 11 months ago Albert Legzdins Chicago, IL
98 11 months ago Randy Shonkwiler Chicago, IL
97 11 months ago Lauren Wagner Chicago, IL
96 11 months ago Nan Warshaw Chicago, IL
95 11 months ago Rachel Lindsey Chicago, IL
94 11 months ago Vivian Watkins Chicago, IL
93 11 months ago V Evan Chicago, IL
92 11 months ago Gary Bledsoe CHICAGO, IL
91 11 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
90 11 months ago Douglas White Chicago, IL
89 11 months ago Ann Davidson Chicago, IL
88 11 months ago Elizabeth Roberts Chicago, IL
87 11 months ago Matthew Rudd Chicago, IL
86 11 months ago Robert Krueger Chicago, IL
85 11 months ago Brian McFarland Chicago, IL Make Chicago a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry!
84 11 months ago Hale Towns Chicago, IL
83 11 months ago Anonymous Chicago , IL
82 11 months ago Debra Gleason Chicago, IL
81 11 months ago Anne-Marie Poole Chicago , IL
80 11 months ago Mel Ferrand 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.