We envision a United States where all people, without exception, are free from slavery and involuntary servitude and where all people are protected by their state and federal constitution.
The current coalition includes organizations, policymakers and community organizers spanning six states:
● Utah Coalition to Abolish Slavery
● Abolish Slavery Colorado
● Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (All of Us or None) (National)
● Vote YES: End Slavery in Nebraska
● Abolition Today (South Carolina)
● Amend the 13th New Jersey
Organizers in California are working to abolish involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime. Slavery is already prohibited.
In 2020, Nebraskans voted yes to end slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime!
Voters in New Jersey have the opportunity to VOTE YES on ACR145 this November. The constitutional amendment prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude in the state of New Jersey, including as punishment for a crime.
Our goal is to enact legislation which will once and for all abolish legalized slavery in our state. To finish what our ancestors began. South Carolina has a representative for the Abolish Slavery National Network and we look forward to moving this issue forward in the halls of legislation.
In 2020, Utahns voted yes on Amendment C to remove 144-year-old language that allows slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime!
In 2018, Colorado became the first state to vote to remove language from the state constitution permitting slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime. Amendment A received 66.2 percent of the vote.