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To: U.S. Senate

Pass the CROWN Act

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Black people are being robbed of job opportunities, education, and their dignity all because of racist policies that discriminate against people because of their natural hair. Whether a person is wearing locs, twists, coils, or braids, no one should be discriminated against because of their hairstyle.

The CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) aims to end race-based hair discrimination across the country. Sign the petition demanding the the Senate pass the CROWN Act now!

Why is this important?

Right now—in 2024—in 27 states it's completely legal to discriminate against people for wearing their natural hair. Formal and informal "dress codes" are used to shame and punish Black people for wearing hairstyles that are consistent with their natural hair texture. And for many in the Black community, it's about more than just hair. Locs, twists, coils, braids, and other natural hairstyles are an expression of identity. Discriminating against Black people for wearing natural hairstyles isn't only a violation of civil rights, it's a direct attack on Black culture.

And it has real-life consequences. Black people are being robbed of job opportunities, education, and their dignity all because of racist policies designed to make them tone down who they are.

The CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair), a bill aimed at ending race-based hair discrimination in schools and workplaces for Black Americans and other communities of color, was just reintroduced in the Senate. Now is our chance to end hair discrimination nationwide.

It's time to put an end to this. Sign the petition to urge Congress to pass the CROWN Act NOW so no one suffers the injustice of experiencing racial discrimination because of their hairstyle.

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2024-05-20 21:06:38 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2024-05-16 16:46:55 -0400

500 signatures reached

2024-05-15 12:20:20 -0400

100 signatures reached

2024-05-15 12:06:16 -0400

50 signatures reached

2024-05-15 12:02:57 -0400

25 signatures reached

2024-05-15 12:00:46 -0400

10 signatures reached