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WIMBY PLEDGE

The WIMBY Pledge: Welcome in My Back Yard!

I, who have signed below or online, affirm that I welcome people of all walks of life in my school, university, workplace or neighborhood. I value human diversity in all its forms. I cherish my right to live according to my own values and beliefs, and respect the rights of others to do the same. I am personally opposed to and will try to find ways to speak out against:

Housing discrimination and other forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), disability, familial status, marital status, age, source of income, student status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression;

Verbal and physical harassment and abuse of all kinds, especially against children;

Racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic acts;

The "not in my backyard" attitude toward group homes, foster-care homes, shelters, and public, cooperative, and subsidized housing;

Ethnic intimidation;

Anti-immigration and anti-immigrant actions and prejudice;

Anti-gay, lesbian and bisexual harassment and violence;

Anti-transgender and gender expression harassment and violence

I recognize that I may be affected by prejudices and stereotypes of various kinds developed during my life. Over the next year, I will try to better understand and reverse such attitudes in order to ensure that I do not act upon them.

Over the next twelve months, I intend to exercise my rights of free speech and political expression by keeping the W I M B Y sign on my home or office window or door for the next year, in order to increase consciousness in my school, university, workplace or neighborhood about the principles of this pledge.

Signed: ________________________________________________________

Date: __________

For information or to request signs, please email wimby@wimby.org or visit www.wimby.org

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