Abolish Slavery as Criminal Punishment

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We call upon you to propose a constitutional amendment to abrogate the "exception clause" which, since the 1865 passage of the 13th Amendment, has watered down the abolition of slavery, allowing that practice to continue being applied to individuals convicted of a crime. From the beginning, that clause was shamelessly used as a device to re-impose conditions of slavery on persons who had supposedly been released from bondage. In the present-day system of mass incarceration, it continues to legitimize the exploitation of prison labor under the most draconian conditions and, more generally, to perpetuate a culture in which incarcerated people are deprived of basic human rights and in which economic opportunities and political rights are withheld from them even after their release.


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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8688 1 year ago Gabriel Almazan Burbank, CA
8687 1 year ago Emily Moran Merced, CA
8686 1 year ago Gabriella Frey Milford, CT
8685 1 year ago Adam Vrbanic Brooklyn, NY
8684 1 year ago Kim Sellon New Providence, NJ
8683 1 year ago Carol Voeller Salem, OR
8682 1 year ago Barbara Tanguma Arvada, CO
8681 1 year ago Geoff Summers Los Angeles, CA
8680 1 year ago Anonymous chicago, IL Any rally in Chicago?
8679 1 year ago Dale Williams Independence, MO
8678 1 year ago Reuben Ruhl Kansas City , MO
8677 1 year ago Tim Porter Panama City, FL
8676 1 year ago Randall Nelson Champaign, IL
8675 1 year ago Carolfrances Likins Los angeles, CA End the enslavement of human beings - in this country and hopefully inspire it in others - forever! Now
8674 1 year ago Eth Os Great Neck, NY
8673 1 year ago Rob Carrington Birmingham, AL
8672 1 year ago Robin Montgomery Atlanta, GA Annihilate the slavery structure in Judicial System and Amend this Inhumane Act Against Humanity written in 13th Amendment #STOPSLAVERYEVOLUTION
8671 1 year ago Frank Hunter Westmoreland, NH
8670 1 year ago Sarena Sheridan Reno , NV
8669 1 year ago Gloria BrownWright Hartford, CT
8668 1 year ago Barbara Morkill Spokane, WA
8667 1 year ago Eric Simpson Cincinnati, OH
8666 1 year ago Eric Friedman Washington, DC
8665 1 year ago Darlin' Boudreau Auburn, WA
8664 1 year ago Debora Winn Chatham, NY
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