Welcome in My BackYard (WIMBY)

Take the Pledge in Three Easy Steps

  1. Read the Pledge.
  2. Sign the Pledge (below).
  3. Download the WIMBY sign for your home, or visit our store for yard signs, bumper magnets, cups, t-shirts and much more.

Share Your Commitment to the Principles of WIMBY

    1. Share a pic of yourself with the WIMBY logo and use the hashtag #fhcWIMBY
    2. Share the Pledge (email, social media, print out and give to your neighbor – you decide!)


The WIMBY Pledge

The W I M B Y Pledge : Welcome In My BackYard

I affirm that I welcome people of all walks of life in my neighborhood and community, and 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, 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 and anti-Semitic 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;

Anti-transgender and gender expression harassment.

I recognize that I may also hold such 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.

I also intend to exercise my rights of free speech and political expression by keeping the WIMBY sign in one of my windows for the next year, in order to increase consciousness in my neighborhood and community about the principles of this pledge.

[your signature]

66 signatures

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NOTE: After signing the pledge, an email will be sent to you, asking you to confirm your email address (for spam control purposes). You can download the WIMBY sign for your home, or visit our Cafe Press store for yard signs, bumper magnets, cups, t-shirts and much more. Thank you for taking the Pledge!

Latest Signatures
66 jennifer d. Ann Arbor Aug 19, 2017
65 Emily M. Saline Aug 19, 2017
64 Kristin D. Aug 19, 2017
63 Kerry B. Ypsi Aug 19, 2017
62 Jenni L. Ann Arbor Aug 18, 2017
61 Hava L. Aug 18, 2017
60 Angela T. Ypsilanti Aug 18, 2017
59 Dorothy K. Ann Arbor Aug 18, 2017
58 Zera A. Ypsilanti Aug 18, 2017
57 Teresa G. Ypsilanti Aug 11, 2017
56 Ryan F. Brighton Aug 10, 2017
55 Amanda T. Aug 04, 2017
54 Susan P. Laingsburg Aug 03, 2017
53 Andy F. Jacksonville Aug 02, 2017
52 Kathryn M. Ypsilanti Aug 01, 2017
51 Karen H. Ypsilanti Aug 01, 2017
50 Evan S. Ypsilanti Aug 01, 2017
49 Sarah R. Lansing Jul 31, 2017
48 Sharrie P. Ypsilanti Jul 31, 2017
47 Rachel P. Ypsilanti Jul 31, 2017
46 Michelle M. Ypsilanti Jul 31, 2017
45 Brooke G. Ypsilanti Jul 24, 2017
44 Elizabeth S. Jul 17, 2017
43 Colleen C. South Lyon Jul 09, 2017
42 Carolyn G. Ann Arbor Jul 09, 2017

History: In 1994, in response to hate crimes in Ann Arbor, our office worked with community members to start the WIMBY campaign (Welcome in My BackYard). We edited the original version and relaunched the campaign in 2017, during a time of increased intolerance, to help make visible the large number of people who believe in diversity and inclusion.

Looking for the FHC WIMBY video campaign information? Click here.