THE WHAT? Entertainment union SAG-AFTRA has sent a strongly-worded letter to the US Senate, urging Congress to end hair discrimination by passing the Crown Act.
THE DETAILS The statement was signed by a series of famous members, including Zoe Kravitz and Kerry Washington. The Crown Act was passed by the House in March 2022 and needs only Senate passage to head to the President for his signature.
The union has been working on a comprehensive plan to advance hair and make-up equity in the workplace.
THE WHY? SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher, explains, “The Crown Act is a huge step in ending discrimination based on hair in public education and work spaces. People should feel free to style their hair how they feel most comfortable without the threat of predjudice and unequal treatment. The Crown Act will protect and positively impact the lives of many Americans at school and work, but there is still more work to be done to ensure private institutions adopt the protections the Crown Act provides. We should celebrate all hair styles, not discriminate.”