Oregonians United to End Slavery
Oregon is one of only 10 states that still has language in its constitution allowing slavery and involuntary servitude as a form of punishment for a crime. This “slavery loophole” language is a dehumanizing relic that does NOT represent our values as Oregonians – and as people.
The Oregon Constitution is our state’s most important document, and a reflection of the people it represents. This November, we can make sure our state constitution better represents our modern values by voting YES on Measure 112 to remove the “slavery loophole” language.
Slavery for any reason is morally wrong. Vote YES on Measure 112 to abolish slavery in Oregon without exception.
What is Measure 112?
Voting YES on Measure 112 will remove language from the Oregon Constitution that makes an exception for slavery and involuntary servitude as a form of punishment for a crime. Removing this “slavery loophole” will ensure this document that still governs us today better reflects our modern values.
Oregon is one of five states this November that will vote on removing slavery loophole language from their constitutions. Across the country, states like Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah have already removed this relic with overwhelming support. It’s Oregon’s turn to step up and confirm that slavery is morally wrong, and should never be allowed for any reason in our state.
“There shall be neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude in this state,The Oregon Constitution, Article 1 Section 34
otherwise than as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”
What will Measure 112 do?
Endorse Measure 112
Oregonians across the state are coming together to support removing the slavery loophole from the Oregon Constitution.
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