“Legislators voted this session to put Amendment A on the November ballot.
If passed, the measure would remove language that allows for slavery or involuntary servitude as punishment for crime…
A new version of Article II, Section 26 would end at, “There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude.”
‘It’s incredibly important because the constitution isn’t just a symbol,’ said Jumoke Emery with Abolish Slavery Colorado. ‘It’s something that is living and breathing it stands as the basis for all the laws in our state.'”
This article originally published from Colorado Public Radio on August 27, 2018. It has been formatted for publication on Abolish Slavery Colorado’s Latest News page. Click here to read the full article.