Tuesday, April 25th, 2023, the Pflugerville City Council affirmed its support for the adoption of the CROWN ACT standards, which specifically link discrimination on hair texture and protective hairstyles, such as braids, locks, twists, dreadlocks, and Afros, to non-discrimination.
This momentous decision is the result of a powerful partnership between the local non-profit organization, Measure and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Pi Omega Zeta Chapter who advocated passionately and worked hard to ensure that no one in the city would be discriminated against based on their hair texture.
The passing of the CROWN Act in Pflugerville is a major victory for our community
“The passing of the CROWN Act in Pflugerville is a major victory for our community,” said Meme Styles, President of Measure in a statement. “I am especially proud of the Black women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Pi Omega Zeta Chapter and Measure, led by Angel Carroll for elevating this critical act and mobilizing our community to make the change. I am also grateful to Representative Bowers who is working in the State legislature to pass it statewide.”
This monumental decision by the Pflugerville City Council not only strengthens the rights of individuals to freely express themselves without fear of discrimination but it also serves to set a powerful example for other cities and states across the nation. We are optimistic that the Texas state legislators will follow Austin and Pflugerville’s lead and join other states in sponsoring and voting for legislation that protects each student, employee, and service recipient from discrimination regardless of diversity in personal classification.Measure has created a website where you can learn more about this very important legislation.