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Article | June 28, 2022

We Can End Slavery For Good: Legislation Alert

Blog|Social Justice Working Group

We can end slavery for good. 

We want to rectify the moral error in our state constitution that allows slavery as punishment for a crime. The legislative process to allow California voters to strike slavery from the constitution in the November 2022 ballot is close — and needs your help to get it to the finish line. There are four state senators that have not committed their votes to the revised End Slavery in California Act.

The vote will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29. Convey the importance of their vote and contact them by phone or email using the sample message below. 

Legislation Alert (June 28, 2022)  

Key Senators to contact regarding ACA 3 (End Slavery in California Act) as amended 

Sample Message: 

“I encourage Senator ___ to vote in favor of ACA 3, the End Slavery in California Act, as amended on June 27, 2022. ACA 3 is expected to come up for floor vote in the Senate on June 29, 2022. [OPTIONAL: I support ACA 3 as a person of faith. I am a member of the congregation of _______ in _______, CA.]” 

Contact information: 

Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside)one: (916) 651-4031 
Phone: (916) 651-4031 | Email: 

Senator Anna Caballero (D-Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito) 
Phone: (916) 651-4012 | Email: 

Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Los Angeles, Orange) 
Phone: (916) 651-4032 | Email: 

Senator Ben Hueso  (D-Imperial, San Diego) 
Phone: (916) 651-4040 | Email: 

The End Slavery in California Act would put a measure on the November 2022 California ballot to amend the state constitution as follows:  


(a) Slavery, in any form, including involuntary servitude, is prohibited. 

(b) For purposes of this section, slavery includes forced labor compelled by the use or threat of physical or legal coercion. 

(c) This section is not intended to have any effect on voluntary work programs in correctional settings. 

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