- Sep 21, 2020
- Sony Music Group Supports the CROWN Act
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill this week.
Sony Music Group is proud to support HR 5309, the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act. The passing of this important bill would be a step forward in fighting systemic racism and will provide legal protection against discrimination based on natural and race-based hairstyles. While the CROWN Act has already become law in several states, including New York, New Jersey, and California, federal legislation is still necessary to guarantee protections for people—especially Black employees and Black women—all across the country. As a global entertainment company, Sony Music Group prioritizes an equitable and inclusive environment for everyone and strives to create a safe, healthy work environment where diversity is celebrated. The CROWN Act is a basic human rights measure that will provide protection for millions of Americans, and we urge Congress to adopt it.