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Slavery Lives on in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Justice Initiative | June 19, 2023
Ahead of Juneteenth, congressional lawmakers again seek to remove exception for slavery from US Constitution
CNN | June 16, 2023
Ohio constitution allows slavery as punishment for crime, lawmakers working to amend it
ABC4 News - Ohio | June 8, 2023
Ohio lawmakers want to abolish slavery as punishment for crimes
CNN | June 8, 2023
Ohio Constitution allows slavery as a penalty for crime. Lawmakers want to change that
The Columbus Dispatch | June 7, 2023
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

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Savannah Eldrige in front of the Texas State Capitol and the New Texas African American Monument
Spotlighting Organizers, May 2023
Lead Organizer Savannah Eldrige & Abolish Slavery Virginia Organizer Amber Phelps talk about what got them into this work.
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