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To: The OKLAHOMA STATE SENATE
SAY NO TO THE #HOODIEBANBILL
Oklahoma State Senators: Reject SB 13, which would make it illegal to wear hooded-clothing in public places.
Why is this important?
SB 13 is problematic for several reasons:
1) It further criminalizes Black youth by targeting what they wear
2) It intensifies a culture of hostility between law enforcement and Black communities, whereby Black folks are disproportionately targeted, harmed, and killed by police violence
3) It curtails constitutionally-protected free expression rights
4) Lastly, it doesn't include political protest as one of its exceptions
At Million Hoodies, we use hoodies strategically for protest around the country. This #HoodieBanBill would not only make it more difficult for us to carry out such protests in the future, but it also reinforces a culture of hostility and discrimination by unjustly targeting harmless fashions associated with Black folks.
Join us in demanding that the Oklahoma Senate reject this harmful and unjust #HoodieBanBill!