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, 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.