DOVE AND THE CROWN COALITION APPLAUD THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR PASSING THE CROWN ACT – PR Newswire – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Landmark Federal Bill H.R. 2116 Led by Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) Passes on Friday, March 18, 2022 AND the Massachusetts State House Passes the CROWN Act Unanimously on Thursday, March 17, 2022, to Protect Against Hair Discrimination In Workplaces and Schools

The Executive Office of. The President Extends their Official Support for The CROWN Act

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance founded by Dove, National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty and Color Of Change, along with over 90 members of the CROWN Coalition praise the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the CROWN Act of 2022.  Led by Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-New Jersey’s 12th congressional district), along with 116 cosponsors, the Democratic-led House voted 235-189 to pass the CROWN Act.

Roll Call | Bill Number H.R. 2116 – March 18, 2022 (117th Congress 2nd Session)

(PRNewsfoto/The CROWN Coalition)

(PRNewsfoto/The CROWN Coalition)

Status: PASSED

235 – 189

*14 Republicans voted “yay” to passing the CROWN Act

This week, the Massachusetts State House also passed the CROWN Act by a unanimous vote on Thursday, March 17, 2022, and will now go to the State Senate for consideration.  The bill sponsor, Malden State Rep. Steven Ultrino, believes this law is long overdue.  “This message is to those people who have been discriminated against, whether in the workplace or in schools, that it’s not going to tolerated,” said Rep. Ultrino. | source: CBS News, Boston

The CROWN Act legislation (H.R. 2116) provides legal protection from hair discrimination based on the texture of natural hair or hairstyles such as braids, locs, twists, bantu knots and Afros.  The bill would require that discrimination on this basis be treated as if it were race or national origin discrimination under Titles V


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