CROWN ACT

Help Us End Hair Discrimination in Pennsylvania

Did you know that it is legal to discriminate against a person in the workplace, at school, or even in recreational activities in the state of Pennsylvania, simply based on how you choose to wear your natural hair?  Well, it’s true.  Hair discrimination remains a source of racial injustice and it has serious consequences for African Americans who choose to wear their hair in its natural state.

The Pennsylvania CROWN Act believes that natural hair should be embraced and that there should be no space where wearing one’s natural hair is deemed unacceptable, inappropriate, or unprofessional.  Therefore, legislation has been introduced in the PA House of Representatives and in the Senate.  This legislation is known as the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair), and it is not just about hair, but about protecting everyone’s Human Rights.

Join the movement to end race-based hair discrimination by signing on to this petition to urge Pennsylvania Legislators to vote YES on PA CROWN Act (HB 1066 and SB 531), so that we can put an end to race-based hair discrimination.  Twenty-two states have or have already passed similar legislation in their states and the Federal government has passed similar legislation in the house of Representatives.

Please make your voice heard.  Tell the Republicans who control the Pennsylvania General Assembly to end raised-based hair discrimination, by voting YES on the CROWN Act.


Your message will be sent to:
Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler; Republican Leader Kerry Benninghoff; Republican Whip Donna Oberlander; Representative George Dunbar; Senator Jake Corman; Representative Kathy Rapp; Representative Martin Causer; Representative Martina White; Senator Michelle Brooks; Representative Stanley Saylor; Your Representative; Your Senator.

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The CROWN Act PA - End Race-Based Hair Discrimination


Email Body:

Human rights should be universal, inherent to everyone, and inalienable - meaning that no one can take them away, without discrimination.  Unfortunately, human rights are being violated every time an African American woman, man, or child is being sent home or denied access to a job, a school, or an event based on how they choose to naturally wear their hair.  The CROWN Act would explicitly prohibit discrimination based on natural hair as a form of race discrimination.

We can no longer sit back and allow race-based hair discrimination or any other discrimination to persist.  Therefore, I urge you to move on HB 1066, The CROWN Act, so that it can be brought to the House floor for a vote, and we can put an end to unfair race-based practices that deny basic human rights to everyone.

We all should be free to make our own choices regarding how we choose to wear our hair, without the fear of reprisal.



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