Amendment A Passed!

Colorado makes history as the 1st state in the nation to abolish slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime from the state constitution!

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OUR COLORADO CONSTITUTION STILL ALLOWS SLAVERY...

Article II, Section 26 states:

"There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude EXCEPT as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted." 
- Colorado Constitution, July 1, 1876

AMENDMENT A ABOLISHES SLAVERY IN COLORADO. FINALLY.

"There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude."

Period.

The Constitution is not a symbolic document. It is the moral and legal foundation of our state. We Coloradans have the opportunity to be the 1st state in our nation to remove this deeply offensive language from our Constitution.

slavery is not a colorado value.

HISTORY OF OUR CAMPAIGN.

Freedom is a fundamental value that everyone in Colorado holds, abolishing slavery in our constitution is the most freedom-loving thing we can do as a state.

 

The campaign to remove slavery from the Colorado Constitution started in 2016 when 100% of legislators voted to refer the measure to the November ballot. It failed by less than 1% because the language was so confusing that many folks didn’t realize they were voting against abolishing slavery in the Colorado Constitution.

In 2018, 100% of the legislature voted again to place this measure on the November ballot. Fortunately, this time, it’s much more clear that a “Yes” vote abolishes slavery and a “No” vote keeps slavery in our Constitution.

 

HELP COLORADO BECOME THE FIRST STATE IN THE NATION TO ABOLISH SLAVERY.

 

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and individuals fighting for human dignity and justice by removing slavery from the Colorado Constitution.

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