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To: Lawmakers Across the Country

Help Us End Hair Discrimination in the Workplace and Schools

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.

We want to get to 100,000 signatures, so please spread the word!

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FIND YOUR SPECIFIC REPRESENTATIVE HERE: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

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:
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s6209


Reasons for signing

  • There's nothing dreadful about my beautiful locs.
  • A couple years ago I cut my first set of locs off because at the time I got a job with an airline and was told in so many words that if I did not change my hair I would not get the job so I conformed and cut them I have since grown them back and would not compromise again.
  • We as woman of color should not be faced with just being us

Updates

2019-07-09 19:25:06 -0700

20,000 signatures reached

2019-07-07 18:46:48 -0700

10,000 signatures reached

2019-07-06 13:35:42 -0700

5,000 signatures reached

2019-05-27 00:28:03 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2019-05-21 19:19:56 -0700

500 signatures reached

2019-04-20 13:01:15 -0700

100 signatures reached

2019-04-20 11:57:30 -0700

50 signatures reached

2019-04-20 11:15:36 -0700

25 signatures reached

2019-04-20 10:30:11 -0700

10 signatures reached