🍯🐝Hi Honey Bees,
July 3rd is National Crown Day. It’s a day to celebrate black hair independence. 👑
The CROWN Act, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, is a law that prohibits discrimination based on hair texture and hairstyle.
Dove and the Crown Coalition invite all to join the nationwide movement to #PassTheCROWN and enact federal legislation to end race-based hair discrimination.
Why is this important?
Currently, it is legal to discriminate against a person in the workplace or in schools because of their natural or protective hairstyle in all states except for California, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Colorado, Washington, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, New Mexico, Nebraska, Nevada and Oregon. 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.
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 race-based hair discrimination by signing this petition to urge legislators to vote YES on The CROWN Act.
Here’s how you can get involved:
✍🏽Sign the Petition to help end hair discrimination in the workplace and schools 265,919 (as of 6.26.2021) signatures and counting. Not in the United States? Enter ‘00000’ as your zip/postal code.
FIND YOUR SPECIFIC STATE REPRESENTATIVE HERE: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
FIND YOUR SPECIFIC U.S. SENATOR HERE: https://www.senate.gov/senators/index.htm
FIND YOUR SPECIFIC U.S. REPRESENTATIVE HERE: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Send a letter to your state and U.S. representatives using the template here: https://www.dove.com/us/en/stories/campaigns/the-crown-act.html
Post on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
Create your social media photo by clicking the link below:
Use Hashtags #TheCROWNAct and #PassTheCROWN Tag @TheCROWNAct
Until Next Time,
🍾Here’s to always being your B.E.S.T!
♡ The mission of Sassy Curls, LLC is to help women embrace their individuality, value their self-worth, and discover their dreams.
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