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Petition to President Johnson to make Wellesley College a sanctuary campus

Note: Google doc only accessible through Wellesley.edu accounts

Dear colleagues and friends:

we are inviting signatures for a letter asking President Johnson to declare Wellesley College as a sanctuary campus and take steps to protect our community from discrimination on the basis of immigration status, nationality, religion, creed, race, or ethnicity. The text of the petition can be accessed here.

Please note that the petition is not editable but if you have suggestions feel free to write to us directly.

Best,
Christopher Candland
Catia C. Confortini
Alejandra Osorio

Petition to make Wellesley College a sanctuary campus

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