If we’re serious about taking on systemic racism, it’s time for a Constitutional Amendment to end this racist legacy of slavery.

Watch 13th and/or sign Sen Jeff Merkley’s proposal to amend the 13th (no more inmate slaves)  There’s a straight line from convict leasing under the 13th Amendment in the 19th century to today’s mass incarceration. Ever since slavery was outlawed, the criminal justice system has disproportionately incarcerated Black Americans — and forced them to work for other peoples’ profits.

Sign the petition and demand Congress and the states pass a Constitutional amendment to ban slave labor in America.  https://www.jeffmerkley.com/petition/thirteenth-amendment/e/

13th Documentary summary:  Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

The documentary is available on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741

 or youtube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8