Sign the Petition: Make Louisville a Friendly City
We are urging the Metro Louisville and Jefferson County community to take a stand by passing a Friendly City Ordinance. A Friendly City Ordinance will significantly increase the safety of the county, while recognizing the human dignity of each person. Louisville will be aligning with over 134 cities nationwide by initiating this ordinance and this will be one more reason why Louisville is truly the leader in being a Compassionate City.
The Friendly City Ordinance will :
- Affirm that Louisville/Jefferson County is Compassionate AND Friendly.
- Prohibit the checking of immigration/citizenship status during the reporting of crimes.
- Protect the lackadaisical use of county funds to perform immigration checks (ICE already performs immigration checks for everyone booked in jails).
- Ensure that persons cannot be stopped and then detained solely based on immigration status, perceived status, perceived national origin or ability to speak English by anyone employed by Louisville/Jefferson County.