On November 8, 2022 you have the opportunity to VOTE Yes on Amendment 7 to remove the slavery and involuntary servitude clause from the Constitution.
Humans are not machines... I am still moving forward in pushing for Louisiana to remove the SLAVERY EXCEPTION clause from the Constitution in this election. Louisiana’s current constitution allows slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime.
I did it before and together I know we can do it again. I worked together with constituents and legislators to change legislation before I decided to become a candidate for the U.S. Senate when I attended a Town Hall Meeting in 2017. On that day, I was able to speak about my experience of being a formerly incarcerated woman trying to access EDUCATION. Two Louisiana Legislators that were present and they wanted to do something to address this issue and barriers.
They quickly wrote and filed legislation to BAN THE FORMER FELONY CONVICTION BOX on college and university applications. I helped to re-write the LANGUAGE and the Bill passed the Louisiana Legislation UNANIMOUSLY which became known as ACT 276.
With the success of ACT 276, I didn't stop here in Louisiana. I worked with multiple women in 6 different states to pass similar legislation that addresses the concerns of BANNING THE BOX on college and university applications. I am still working in my home state of Louisiana to address issues that are important to our communities. Vote and make me your next U.S. Senator and I promise to do even more to make our state better for ALL Louisianans.
When We All Vote, We The People can create the change we want to see! Let's talk about the Amendments on the Louisiana Ballot and what opportunities we have to make POWERFUL CHANGE...
Yes - SLAVERY Is On The Ballot!
Incarceration should not equal slavery! I am pushing for Louisiana to remove the SLAVERY EXCEPTION clause in this election. No more SLAVERY in prison... We Are Better Than This Louisiana! Vote YES to amend the Louisiana Constitution to remove the Slavery Exception Clause.
The US abolished slavery over 150 years ago “except as punishment for a crime”.
We The People, must VOTE to remove the slavery and involuntary servitude language from the Louisiana constitution. We The People, need to elect officials that will spearhead legislation that protects ALL Louisianians and WE The People can work TOGETHER to CHANGE legislation again!
The question for Amendment 7 is confusing: "Do you support an amendment to prohibit the use of slavery and involuntary servitude except as it applies to the otherwise lawful administration of criminal justice?"
Don't Be Dismayed, Just Focus On The First Part Of The Question....
"Do you support an amendment to prohibit the use of slavery and involuntary servitude?..." The second part of the question is what makes it confusing. How would you know what's included in the "otherwise" lawful administration of criminal justice....
Voting YES on Amendment 7 means that you want to REMOVE THE SLAVERY & INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE CLAUSE from the Louisiana Constitution. If we all VOTE YES on Amendment 7, the NEW! Louisiana Constitution would say: “Slavery and involuntary servitude are prohibited.”
There was a time when U.S. Senators from Louisiana commanded tremendous respect and influence in Washington. I am asking for the OPPORTUNITY to restore that respect for YOU the PEOPLE of Louisiana. Let's work TOGETHER to change the legislation again.
Stop SLAVERY or INDENTURED SERVITUDE in prison!
We Are Better Than This Louisiana!