Make Austin a Zone Safe from Official Bigotry

Smaller cities have begun this trend. Austin should be helping to lead it.

Please add your name to this petition to urge the Austin 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 Austin, TX, call upon all Austin 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.


101-118 of 118 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
18 11 months ago Marty Erhart Austin, TX
17 11 months ago Elizabeth Covarrubias El Paso, TX
16 11 months ago bernard clegg Austin, TX
15 11 months ago Debbie Krueger Austin, TX
14 11 months ago Anonymous Austin, TX
13 11 months ago Ross Pumfrey Austin, TX We should not ask our police to engage in practices that will alienate them from important segments of our community. Such alienation would subsequenty hinder the police's work in those communities.
12 11 months ago Rev. Dr. Norb Firnhaber Austin, TX Of course! Morally vital.
11 11 months ago GLADYS ALMAGUER Austin, TX
10 11 months ago shauna hazard austin, TX Trump is an un-American tyrant and dictator-wanna-be.
9 11 months ago David Lindsey Austin, TX
8 11 months ago Eric Lawrence Austin, TX
7 11 months ago Anonymous Austin, TX
6 11 months ago James Patterson Austin, TX
5 11 months ago Bill Holt Austin, TX
4 11 months ago Danielle Stanley Austin, TX
3 11 months ago Claire McKay Austin, TX
2 11 months ago Lindsey Caudill Austin, TX
1 11 months ago David Swanson charlottesville, 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.