• Petitioned City of Cincinnati

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City of Cincinnati

MyWestwood

    1. Residents Westwood
    2. Petition by

      Residents Westwood

      Cincinnati, OH

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November 2013

Victory

Residents Westwood: Amazing! 374 supporters joined their voices with ours in calling for more civility, an end to racially insensitive comments in public discourse, and fairer representation of Westwood in the media. Fifty people showed up for our press conference and our corresponding story on Photobucket has had 587 views as of this writing. See http://s794.photobucket.com/user/ILoveWestwood/story/25057.

What started a small group saying "My Westwood isn't the one depicted by some disgruntled, regressive, racially insensitive westsiders who attract the lion's share of media attention" has turned into what we'll cautiously call a movement. There's a strong indication from the community that our neighbors will follow this symbolic act with everyday actions, standing up and standing out against bigotry and for participation in civic life and appropriate representation.

As residents of Westwood, we are signing today to let Cincinnati know we are taking back our neighborhood.  For too long, the largest neighborhood in our great City has been publicly identified by the negative statements of a few disgruntled, racially insensitive, and regressive individuals.  This stops today.  We welcome allies in Cincinnati to join their voices with Westwood residents.

Westwood is the largest and most diverse community in this area.  Our collective values make up a place where all people are welcome regardless of gender, race, economic status, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and other characteristics that some would use to divide us.

The community of Westwood is not the place that has been characterized by a few short-sighted individuals.  Westwood is a place where everyone is welcomed for who they are and is free from disenfranchisement and bigotry.  We, the undersigned, stand collectively in support of civil discourse, inclusion, tolerance, and effective representation. 

To:
City of Cincinnati
We stand collectively in support of civil discourse, inclusion, tolerance, and effective representation. For too long, the largest neighborhood in our great City has been publicly identified by the negative statements of a few disgruntled, racially insensitive, and regressive individuals. This stops today.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rachel Ambler CINCINNATI, OH
      • 8 months ago

      Because Westwood is a better place than this...

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    • Rachel Ambler CINCINNATI, OH
      • 8 months ago

      Because Westwood is better than the detractors would like others to think it is. Time to let these people know that their time is past and we are the future.

      A fully integrated future where, regardless of creed, nationality, race, gender or identity, everyone is a member of a wonderful community - Westwood.

      Westwood rocks, Westwood Wins and, most importantly, WESTWOOD WORKS!

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    • LaTonya Springs CINCINNATI, OH
      • 8 months ago

      I live in Westwood and I am a miniority and I love living in Westwood and it is a lot more diverse than most would know because of the voice of a few.

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    • Joe Driehaus CINCINNATI, OH
      • 8 months ago

      I have lived in Westwood many years with my wife and family. We are proud to call it home. I appreciate many others from different walks of life feel the same.

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    • Lawrence Devereaux CINCINNATI, OH
      • 8 months ago

      Because I am a resident of Westwood for 15 years

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