Left: Bloomington's pledge card implores signers to stand against racism by pledging not to judge people by their racial origin.Right: Fort Collins, CO, employs its pledge to address hate by courageously preserving each person's dignity, as well as basic civil rights. Left: As part of Susan Guess' anti-bullying campaign in Paducah, KY, youth at the Washington Street Baptist Church wrote pledges to stop bullying. Right: Copies of the Marshalltown pledgesagainst hate were stuffed into various store shopping bags. Names of those who signed the pledge appeared in a free ad in the local paper, the Times-Republican, to show the community-wide support for the anti-hate movement.
Sample City Proclamations
Cities and towns across the United States have passed proclamations to stand together for unity and acceptance. Enlist your Mayor to draft a Not In Our Town proclamation. Line up other leaders such as the Chief of Police, Attorney General, religious and business leaders, and prominent members of the community. Once it's passed, invite members of the general public, including students, to sign on. Here are proclamations from Rockford, IL, San Diego, CA, Patchogue, NY, Lincoln County, OR, and San Antonio, TX as well as a general sample proclamation you can use as inspiration for writing your own.