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Show your support for human diversity within your community by taking the Welcome In My Backyard Pledge. Simply read the pledge below and affirm your support by clicking the SIGN THE PLEDGE button.

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The WIMBY Pledge

The WIMBY Pledge
Welcome In My Backyard

I affirm that I welcome individuals from all walks of life into my neighborhood and my community, and that I value human diversity in all its forms. I cherish my right to live according to my own values and beliefs, and I respect the rights of all others to do the same.

I am personally opposed to—and will try to speak out against—discrimination, harassment, and intolerance based on a person’s:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • NationalOrigin
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Familial Status
  • Marital Status
  • Age
  • Source of Income
  • Student Status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • Military Status
  • Immigration Status

I recognize that I might also hold various prejudices and stereotypes that have developed during my lifetime. Over the next year, I will try to better understand and reverse such personal biases to avoid acting upon them.

I will display the WIMBY sign as a way to increase awareness in my neighborhood and my community about the need to foster more inclusive environments.

I pledge to respect those whose backgrounds and experiences are different from my own by saying, “You are Welcome In My Backyard.”

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