Sign This Petition to End Slavery in California

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It's 2021, but slavery is still legal in California. 

Article 1, Section 6 of the California Constitution allows involuntary servitude "as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted." In practice, involuntary servitude means incarcerated Californians are being forced to work against their will from fighting deadly wildfires to manufacturing license plates. If incarcerated people refuse to work, the state can and does punish them, including extending the time they must serve. In short, involuntary servitude is slavery by another name.

It's past time for California to end this practice and live up to its values and this petition makes sure that our state legislators represent our voices.

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Dear , I am a concerned citizen, residing at: . I am petitioning you to support the California Abolition Act (ACA3), which will end the backwards practice of involuntary servitude in our state, which is slavery by another name. Article I, Section 6 of our state's constitution states "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." This "crime exception" means that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can force incarcerated Californians to work against their will from fighting wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to manufacturing Victoria's Secret lingerie to producing all of California's license plates. This is outrageous and, as my representative in the California State Assembly, I expect that you will vote in support of ACA3 and end this barbaric practice. Thank you, Haley The Anti-Violence, Safety & Accountability Project will keep Haley and your constituents informed about your position on this issue.BakersfieldDistrict 34
Dear , I am a concerned citizen, residing at: . I am petitioning you to support the California Abolition Act (ACA3), which will end the backwards practice of involuntary servitude in our state, which is slavery by another name. Article I, Section 6 of our state's constitution states "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." This "crime exception" means that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can force incarcerated Californians to work against their will from fighting wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to manufacturing Victoria's Secret lingerie to producing all of California's license plates. This is outrageous and, as my representative in the California State Assembly, I expect that you will vote in support of ACA3 and end this barbaric practice. Thank you, Sarah The Anti-Violence, Safety & Accountability Project will keep Sarah and your constituents informed about your position on this issue.Yuba City District 3
Dear , I am a concerned citizen, residing at: . I am petitioning you to support the California Abolition Act (ACA3), which will end the backwards practice of involuntary servitude in our state, which is slavery by another name. Article I, Section 6 of our state's constitution states "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." This "crime exception" means that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can force incarcerated Californians to work against their will from fighting wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to manufacturing Victoria's Secret lingerie to producing all of California's license plates. This is outrageous and, as my representative in the California State Assembly, I expect that you will vote in support of ACA3 and end this barbaric practice. Thank you, Mia The Anti-Violence, Safety & Accountability Project will keep Mia and your constituents informed about your position on this issue.New OrleansDistrict 80
Dear , I am a concerned citizen, residing at: . I am petitioning you to support the California Abolition Act (ACA3), which will end the backwards practice of involuntary servitude in our state, which is slavery by another name. Article I, Section 6 of our state's constitution states "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." This "crime exception" means that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can force incarcerated Californians to work against their will from fighting wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to manufacturing Victoria's Secret lingerie to producing all of California's license plates. This is outrageous and, as my representative in the California State Assembly, I expect that you will vote in support of ACA3 and end this barbaric practice. Thank you, Maureen The Anti-Violence, Safety & Accountability Project will keep Maureen and your constituents informed about your position on this issue.Santa RosaDistrict 10
Dear , I am a concerned citizen, residing at: . I am petitioning you to support the California Abolition Act (ACA3), which will end the backwards practice of involuntary servitude in our state, which is slavery by another name. Article I, Section 6 of our state's constitution states "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." This "crime exception" means that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can force incarcerated Californians to work against their will from fighting wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to manufacturing Victoria's Secret lingerie to producing all of California's license plates. This is outrageous and, as my representative in the California State Assembly, I expect that you will vote in support of ACA3 and end this barbaric practice. Thank you, Raymond The Anti-Violence, Safety & Accountability Project will keep Raymond and your constituents informed about your position on this issue.Culver CityDistrict 54
Dear , I am a concerned citizen, residing at: . I am petitioning you to support the California Abolition Act (ACA3), which will end the backwards practice of involuntary servitude in our state, which is slavery by another name. Article I, Section 6 of our state's constitution states "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." This "crime exception" means that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can force incarcerated Californians to work against their will from fighting wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to manufacturing Victoria's Secret lingerie to producing all of California's license plates. This is outrageous and, as my representative in the California State Assembly, I expect that you will vote in support of ACA3 and end this barbaric practice. Thank you, Angel The Anti-Violence, Safety & Accountability Project will keep Angel and your constituents informed about your position on this issue.Rancho CucamongaDistrict 40
Dear , I am a concerned citizen, residing at: . I am petitioning you to support the California Abolition Act (ACA3), which will end the backwards practice of involuntary servitude in our state, which is slavery by another name. Article I, Section 6 of our state's constitution states "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." This "crime exception" means that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can force incarcerated Californians to work against their will from fighting wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to manufacturing Victoria's Secret lingerie to producing all of California's license plates. This is outrageous and, as my representative in the California State Assembly, I expect that you will vote in support of ACA3 and end this barbaric practice. Thank you, David The Anti-Violence, Safety & Accountability Project will keep David and your constituents informed about your position on this issue.ColumbusDistrict 80
Dear , I am a concerned citizen, residing at: . I am petitioning you to support the California Abolition Act (ACA3), which will end the backwards practice of involuntary servitude in our state, which is slavery by another name. Article I, Section 6 of our state's constitution states "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." This "crime exception" means that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can force incarcerated Californians to work against their will from fighting wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to manufacturing Victoria's Secret lingerie to producing all of California's license plates. This is outrageous and, as my representative in the California State Assembly, I expect that you will vote in support of ACA3 and end this barbaric practice. Thank you, Dawn The Anti-Violence, Safety & Accountability Project will keep Dawn and your constituents informed about your position on this issue.San FranciscoDistrict 80
Dear , I am a concerned citizen, residing at: . I am petitioning you to support the California Abolition Act (ACA3), which will end the backwards practice of involuntary servitude in our state, which is slavery by another name. Article I, Section 6 of our state's constitution states "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." This "crime exception" means that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can force incarcerated Californians to work against their will from fighting wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to manufacturing Victoria's Secret lingerie to producing all of California's license plates. This is outrageous and, as my representative in the California State Assembly, I expect that you will vote in support of ACA3 and end this barbaric practice. Thank you, Annie The Anti-Violence, Safety & Accountability Project will keep Annie and your constituents informed about your position on this issue.OaklandDistrict 18
Dear , I am a concerned citizen, residing at: . I am petitioning you to support the California Abolition Act (ACA3), which will end the backwards practice of involuntary servitude in our state, which is slavery by another name. Article I, Section 6 of our state's constitution states "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." This "crime exception" means that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can force incarcerated Californians to work against their will from fighting wildfires in the Sierra Nevada to manufacturing Victoria's Secret lingerie to producing all of California's license plates. This is outrageous and, as my representative in the California State Assembly, I expect that you will vote in support of ACA3 and end this barbaric practice. Thank you, Jason The Anti-Violence, Safety & Accountability Project will keep Jason and your constituents informed about your position on this issue.West SacramentoDistrict 80