© 2019 THE CROWN ACT

CREATING A RESPECTFUL AND OPEN WORLD FOR NATURAL HAIR

Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair.

The CROWN Act ensures protection against discrimination based on hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective styles in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and state Education Codes.

 

With your support, we can continue this momentum

and energize other states to join the movement!

Senator
Holly J. Mitchell
California, District 30
SB188

Senator
Jamaal T. Bailey

New York

NY S6209A 

NY A7797

Senator
Sandra B. Cunningham
New Jersey
NJ S3945
A5564
Assemblymember
Tremaine S. Wright
New York
NY S6209A 
NY A7797

The CROWN Act was first introduced in California in January, 2019 by Senator Holly Mitchell (District 30) and was signed into law by Governor Newsom in California on July 3rd to go into effect January 1, 2020.  New York quickly followed suit under the deft leadership of Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights) and Senator Jamaal Bailey
(D-Bronx, Westchester), and Governor Cuomo signed the CROWN Act into law on July 12th, deeming the legislation effective immediately in the state of New York.

 

New Jersey is currently considering The CROWN Act authored by Senator Sandra Cunningham and Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (District 31).  We expect The CROWN Act to be heard before the end of the year, and are pushing for passing in this state where Andrew Johnson’s locs were violently cut during a high school wrestling match last December. 

 

Eleven (11) additional states have either pre-filed or filed their own anti-hair discrimination bills, including Michigan, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, and South Carolina. 

 

The city of Cincinnati, Ohio and Montgomery County, MD have also passed The CROWN Act in those local and county municipalities.

 

 

THE CROWN COALITION

The CROWN Coalition is dedicated to the advancement of anti-discrimination legislation across the United States, starting with the state of California, and now in the states of New York and New Jersey.  The Coalition and its members believe that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of success across all industries and sectors.

SUPPORTERS OF THE CROWN ACT

ACLU California

 

ACLU New Jersey

 

ACLU of Northern California

 

ACLU of Southern California

 

ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties

 

AFSCME California American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

 

African American
Mayors Association

 

Alliance for Boys and Men of Color 

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

 

American Academy
of Pediatrics

 

Anti-Defamation League

 

Beauty and Barber Empowerment Center

 

Berkeley City Council

 

Black American Political Association of California

 

Black Business Association

 

Black Women for Wellness Action Project

 

Black Women Organized for Political Action 

Black Women’s Roundtable

California Black Health Network

 

California Civil
Liberties Advocacy

 

California Employment Lawyers Association 

 

California Teachers Association

 

City and County of San Francisco Department on the Status of Women

 

Courage Campaign

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated 

 

EMERGE: Natural Beauty Industry Alliance

 

Equal Rights Advocates

 

Greater Sacramento Urban League 

 

Greenlining Institute

 

Hip Hop Sisters Foundation

 

Jack and Jill
of America, Incorporated

 

National Action Network

 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 

 

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

National Association of Black Psychologists

 

National Association of Social Workers-California Chapter

National Black Child Development Institute, Inc. 

 

National Black MBA Association, Inc. 

 

National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Sacramento Chapter

 

National Council of Negro Women 

 

National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women)

 

National Lawyers Guild – Sacramento Chapter

 

The Links, Incorporated

 

Los Angeles Community College District

 

Los Angeles County Office of Education 

 

National Women’s Law Center

 

Professional Beauty Association

 

Public Health Advocates

 

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 

 

Ujima, Inc.

 

United States Black Chambers, Inc.

 

Women in Public
Policy, Inc.

 

Women’s Foundation of California

Contact JOY Collective to find out how you can become a supporter
of the CROWN Coalition to end hair-discrimination.

 

Kelli@JOYcollective.com  |  Orlena@JOYcollective.com  |  Marcy@JOYcollective.com