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The Detroit Declaration

The Detroit Declaration is a political movement to elect leadership who will be allies in a new vision for Detroit and will be held accountable for upholding the principles outlined in the Declaration for a brighter Detroit future.

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What is the Detroit Declaration?

The Detroit Declaration is an organizing document for people who love Detroit, who sense that there is a growing tide of consensus about what our city must do differently to thrive, and who are willing to invest time and energy into the political process to see that consensus emerge on a transformative scale. This document is the starting point for an attempt to organize a constituency that we believe already exists. It simply lacks a name, a list, and a single purpose.

What is the purpose?

This is a movement to elect leadership who will be our allies in a new vision for Detroit and to hold them accountable for upholding the principles outlined in the Declaration.

Who can sign the Declaration?

Anyone who loves Detroit and cares about its future is welcome to sign the Declaration. But words alone won’t move us forward — we need ACTION. By signing the Declaration, you are making a personal commitment to promote these principles in your daily life and work. Furthermore, you are agreeing to help elect leaders who support them and advocate for policies that uphold them.

Who is behind this?

The Declaration was drafted by a diverse coalition of individuals who share a common vision for the city’s future. But the movement belongs to all who sign it.

Read the declaration here

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Photo of Vincent Cheng

The momentum gathered through these commitments gives hope that change is possible, and provides a foundation for action!

Photo of Priyanka Kodikal

Absolutely! It's amazing what unity can do!