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Louisiana moves a step closer to symbolically abolishing slavery in its state Constitution
Yahoo! News | May 23, 2023
Nevadans to vote in 2024 on removing slavery, involuntary servitude as punishment from state constitution
CBS News | February 23, 2023
‘You’re a slave’: Inside Louisiana’s forced prison labor and a failed overhaul attempt
Washington Post | January 3, 2023
Slavery, involuntary servitude rejected by 4 states’ voters
AP News | November 9, 2022
Slavery on the ballot? 5 states vote on 13th Amendment loophole
ABC | November 8, 2022
How Imprisoned People Forced to Pick Cotton Got ‘Prison Slavery’ Bans on the Ballot
The Appeal | November 7, 2022
The ‘Exception’: Five US States to Vote on Vestige of Slavery
Bloomberg | November 5, 2022
US midterm elections: Why five states have slavery on the ballot in 2022
BBC | October 31, 2022

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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