Demand Jackson, Michigan withdraw appointment of anti-gay Human Resources Director
  • Petitioned Karen Dunigan

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor, City of Jackson
Karen Dunigan
Jackson County Administrator
Adam Brown

Demand Jackson, Michigan withdraw appointment of anti-gay Human Resources Director

    1. Petition by

      Equality Michigan

Jackson county and city recently hired Crystal Dixon of Maumee, Ohio to head their human resources department. She was fired from her job at the University of Toledo in 2008 after writing a letter about her position on equality to the Toledo Free Press. In it she argued that gay and lesbian individuals are not civil rights victims because they have the ability to "choose a homosexual lifestyle."

A public leader with this type of record is unacceptable anywhere in our state.

Read the full story here.

Jackson residents deserve someone who is qualified to serve as their human resources director. The job in question places Crystal Dixon as lead negotiator for contract agreements and will make her an influential voice in searches for department heads. She needs to be capable of providing equal opportunity and advocating for the interests of all Jackson residents. Her job history simply makes her unqualified to serve the entire Jackson community.

Take action now to let Jackson officials know that this decision cannot be tolerated. Send an email to Interim County Administrator Adam Brown and City Mayor Karen Dunigan.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Bradley Khon FORT WAYNE, IN
      • over 3 years ago

      Even though I now live in Indiana, I was born and raised in Jackson and the majority of my extended family still live there. Please take another look at the personnel you put in charge of hiring and retaining county and city employees. I find it hard to believe that someone like Mrs. Dixon will be able to be impartial.

    • Clif Levin DETROIT, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      How can this person possibly be hired and expect to do the job properly?

    • Alexandra Mills ROCKFORD, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      Human resources should be lead by an understanding individual, not someone that has a fucked up morality and can't accept others for their own personal beliefs. It makes me ashamed to live in Michigan knowing an anti-gay individual was hired to such a position.

    • Daniel Dexter LAFAYETTE, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      I would like to know, how in the world did she even get this far? I mean really guys?

    • Erica Foster JACKSON, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      I am the straight republican mother of 3. I would NEVER want my children to be around someone like this woman let alone have the future of their city in this womans hands! There are 100000 people looking for jobs and we had to offer this woman not only this job buy 7000 more dollars than the person who turned it down before her!


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