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 1 year ago Marty Erhart Austin, TX
17 1 year ago Elizabeth Covarrubias El Paso, TX, TX
16 1 year ago bernard clegg Austin, TX
15 1 year ago Debbie Krueger Austin, TX
14 1 year ago Anonymous Austin, TX
13 1 year 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 1 year ago Rev. Dr. Norb Firnhaber Austin, TX Of course! Morally vital.
11 1 year ago Gladys Almaguer Austin, TX
10 1 year ago shauna hazard Austin, TX Trump is an un-American tyrant and dictator-wanna-be.
9 1 year ago David Lindsey Austin, TX
8 1 year ago Eric Lawrence Austin, TX
7 1 year ago Anonymous Austin, TX
6 1 year ago Jim Patterson Austin, TX
5 1 year ago Bill Holt Austin, TX
4 1 year ago Danielle Stanley Austin, TX
3 1 year ago Claire McKay Austin , TX
2 1 year ago Lindsey Caudill Austin, TX
1 1 year 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.