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.


76-100 of 118 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
43 1 year ago Mary Long Austin, TX
42 1 year ago Linda Rowold Austin, TX
41 1 year ago Jessica Brown Austin, TX
40 1 year ago Kathy Winchester Austin, TX
39 1 year ago Darnese Bell Jr Austin , TX
38 1 year ago Tadeusz Liszka Austin, TX
37 1 year ago Don and Joyce Faulk Austin, TX
36 1 year ago Robert Gilliland Austin, TX
35 1 year ago Anna Anderson Austin, TX Keep Austin kind!
34 1 year ago Robert Welch Austin, TX
32 1 year ago Dale Newberger Austin, TX
31 1 year ago andrew zwarun sustin, TX Would the current governor and the state attorney general qualify?
30 1 year ago Anonymous Austin, TX
29 1 year ago Tina Garza Austin, TX
28 1 year ago Jessie Torrisi Austin, TX This is yet another chance to show the country and world that Texas is so much better and bigger than the stereotypes about it.
27 1 year ago alan friedman austin, TX
26 1 year ago Elizabeth Han AUSTIN, TX
25 1 year ago Allan Fabrick Austin, TX
24 1 year ago shakti khalsa austin, TX
23 1 year ago Paul Haggard Austin, TX
22 1 year ago Neil Quarles Austin, TX
21 1 year ago John Gonzalez Austin, TX
20 1 year ago Beth Tarbell Austin, TX We are a nation of immigrants. A cornerstone of our democracy is diversity. We must stand united and protect our immigrants in the community from persecution, discrimination, and deportation.
19 1 year ago Gayle Opie Austin, TX Keep Austin decent.
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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.