Welcome in My BackYard (WIMBY)

Take the Pledge in Three Easy Steps

  1. Read the Pledge (below).
  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!). You can also download a pledge sheet.

 

The WIMBY Pledge

  

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

I who have signed below 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, 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 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 displaying the WIMBY sign for the next year, in order to increase consciousness in my neighborhood and community about the principles of this pledge.

**your signature**

163 signatures

Share the WIMBY Pledge with your friends:

   

Latest Signatures
163 Mr Dug S. Ann Arbor Oct 15, 2018
162 Ms Bess A. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
161 Ms Brandy N. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
160 Ms Laura B. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
159 Ms Cavola C. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
158 Ms Devney H. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
157 Ms Malissa G. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
156 Ms Erin H. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
155 Ms Lauren D. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
154 Ms Diana W. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
153 Ms Susan M. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
152 Mr Mike F. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
151 Mr Joe A. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
150 Ms Julie M. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
149 Ms Kristin M. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
148 Ms Rebecca L. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
147 Mr Sky W. Ann Arbor Oct 15, 2018
146 Mr Jason G. Ypsilanti Oct 15, 2018
145 Ms Cerinia W. Toledo Sep 22, 2018
144 Ms Lisa P. Aug 20, 2018
143 Dr. V R. YPSILANTI Jul 27, 2018
142 Ms Katie S. Ann Arbor Jul 21, 2018
141 Mr David M. Ann Arbor Jun 12, 2018
140 Mrs Amoreena C. Wayne May 31, 2018
139 Dr. Christine N. Kyle May 11, 2018

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.