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CROWN Act continues to gain momentum

House passes CROWN Act, banning race-based hair discrimination
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Last year Governor Lamont signed the CROWN Act a Law Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Ethnic Hairstyles

Known as the CROWN Act, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” the law takes effect immediately. Similar versions of the CROWN Act have recently been adopted in at least seven other states around the country.

More than a dozen states have passed laws to formally ban hair discrimination. The Massachusetts state House became the latest on Thursday after it passed a version of the CROWN Act unanimously, following a push by two Black teenage girls who were suspended from school events over their braid extensions. See article here.

Take a moment to contact your US Senator to express your support for this law.

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