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End Slavery for Good

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We can end slavery for good.

Grace Cathedral’s social justice efforts are part of the movement to End Slavery for Good — to change the state and federal laws that allow those convicted of a crime to be forced to work for the benefit of another. Through arts, education, and advocacy, we aim to build momentum on the issues and the work of the CA state legislature toward a November 2022 ballot initiative.

Court Challenges to Forced Labor in Immigrant Detention Centers

October 11, 2022

The campaign to eliminate involuntary servitude for people incarcerated in California from the state constitution is on hold until the legislature reconvenes in January. Efforts to stop forced labor wherever it exists are ongoing in other forums…

End Slavery for Good: Update on the End Slavery for Good Initiative

June 24, 2022

Legislation to put an initiative on the November ballot to eliminate the section of the state constitution that allows involuntary servitude-forced labor compelled by the use or threat of physical or legal coercion – is making progress in the state legislature…

End Slavery for Good: Making the Case for Amending the Constitution

April 8, 2022

Did you know that there is a loophole in the U.S. Constitution that still allows slavery? The 13th Amendment says slavery and involuntary servitude shall not exist in the United States, except as punishment for being convicted of a crime