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.


26-50 of 57 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
32 11 months ago Nancy Sopher Stanardsville, VA
31 11 months ago hisham ashur Charlottesville, VA
30 11 months ago Michael JOhnson Charlottesville, VA
29 11 months ago John Wilkinson Palmyra, VA
28 11 months ago Carol Chowdhry Charlottesville, VA
27 11 months ago Kathleen Temple Rockingham, VA
26 11 months ago janet dressel Charlottesville, VA
25 11 months ago Ann McCaffray Sperryville, VA
24 11 months ago Jeff Snyder Charlottesville, VA TJ's town should lead.
23 11 months ago Susan Perry Charlottesville , VA Thank you for making this designation official.
22 11 months ago Sarah Lanzman Dyke, VA
21 11 months ago carolyn fischer Nellysford, VA
20 11 months ago Shannon Roth Rockingham, VA
19 11 months ago Jayne Weber Charlottesville, VA
18 11 months ago Phil Yoder Harrisonburg, VA
17 11 months ago Wendy Breseman Mineral, VA
16 11 months ago David Powell VA
15 11 months ago Tedi Wright Afton, VA This is a fair and just idea. Please act on it.
14 11 months ago Jessica Burruss CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
13 11 months ago Earl Rexrode Charlottesville, VA This is very important.
12 11 months ago Janet Dix Charlottesville, VA please protect all our immigrants!
11 11 months ago Scott Kreidler Bumpass, VA
10 11 months ago Katherine Magraw Charlottesville, VA Taking action and strengthening progressive organizations at the local and state levels are critical.
9 11 months ago Jeffrey Fogel Charlottesville, VA
8 11 months ago Tafline Laylin Orange, 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.