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‘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
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
5 States Voting On ‘Slavery Loophole’ Ballot Amendments In Midterms
Newsy | October 29, 2022
States are voting to eradicate slavery under any terms, but what about prison work?
NPR | October 25, 2022
Is ‘convict labor’ a form of slavery? Five states face ballot vote.
The Christian Science Moniter | October 25, 2022
Voters in five states have the chance to wipe slavery and indentured servitude off the books
CNN | October 23, 2022
Slavery is on the ballot for voters in 5 US states
AP News | October 22, 2022
Where slavery is on the ballot this November
Axios | October 21, 2022
Vermont voters to decide on closing old slavery loopholes in state constitution
NBC 5 | October 7, 2022

Our Blog

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