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‘You’re a slave’: Inside Louisiana’s forced prison labor and a failed overhaul attempt
Washington Post | January 3, 2023
US midterm elections: Why five states have slavery on the ballot in 2022
BBC | November 3, 2022
States are voting to eradicate slavery under any terms, but what about prison work?
NPR | October 25, 2022
National Coalition Launches to Abolish Constitutional Slavery and Involuntary Servitude in America
The Abolish Slavery National Network (ASNN) today announced the launch of a nationwide effort to remove exceptions for slavery and involuntary servitude…
How Colorado became the first state to abolish slavery AND involuntary servitude
When Colorado became the first state in the union to abolish slavery from its constitution last people were shocked it hadn’t been done sooner. Many weren’t even aware that slavery was still legal.
Amendment A – Abolish Slavery Colorado, 2018
It is more than a symbolic measure, because it closes the door on the possibility of future abuses, and it also sends a positive message in a time of great division in our nation.


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Max Parthas, Co-Director of State Operations

Max Parthas is an internationally recognized Spoken Word Artist and American Slavery Abolitionist. In addition to numerous awards for his art, he is the recipient of the Missouri CURE Marc Taylor Activism Award, the Will Bell Humanitarian Award, and the “In The Spirit of Malcom X'' award from MX Media. 

Max is the current Acting Director for the Paul Cuffee Abolitionist Center in Sumpter, SC., Co-Director of State Operations for the Abolish Slavery National Network. Abolishslavery.us. and Co-host/Executive producer of Abolition Today (a unique online modern- slavery abolition episodic master class with an international audience.) abolitiontoday.org