20,000 signatures reached
To: Lawmakers Across the Country
Help Us End Hair Discrimination in the Workplace and Schools
Vote YES on The CROWN Act
Why is this important?
Currently, it is legal to discriminate against a person in the workplace or in schools because of their natural hairstyle in all states except for California and New York. Hair discrimination remains a source of racial injustice with serious economic consequences for Black people. The CROWN Act corrects these racial injustices by making hair discrimination illegal. Senator Holly J. Mitchell was first to introduce The CROWN Act (Senate Bill 188) in the state of California, the first state to sign the Bill into law. The CROWN Act is now law in the state of New York, championed by Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright and Senator Jamaal T. Bailey (New York 6209A). The bill has been introduced in the state of New Jersey by Senator Sandra Cunningham (Senate Bill 3945).
The CROWN Coalition (Dove, National Urban League, Color Of Change, and Western Center on Law & Poverty) believes natural hairstyles should be celebrated, not discouraged. For this reason, they are committed to Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair.
Join the movement to shatter racial hair discrimination by signing this petition to urge Legislators to vote YES on The CROWN Act.
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For more information about New Jersey Senate Bill 3945 view here: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S4000/3945_I1.HTM
For more information about California Senate Bill 188 view here: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB188
For more information about New York Senate Bill 6209A view here: