From the beginning of any encounter with law enforcement officers, through jails, the courts, prisons, and back into life outside, every step of the system must be radically devoted to the healing and restoration of all those who are part of it.
We are organizing for a transformed justice system that reckons with and undoes its role in upholding the legacy of slavery and white supremacy and that insists on equitable care for all persons inside and outside of that system.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CAMPAIGNS
UPDATE: On November 6, 2018, Colorado voted yes on Amendment A to remove slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime from the Colorado Constitution.
Did you know:
The Colorado Constitution allows the Institution of Slavery to continue to this day. Article II, Section 26 states: “There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude EXCEPT as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”
We have the power to strike the exception clause from our constitution. We can vote to take these inhumane and outdated words out of our constitution. We have the right and moral obligation to provide families and communities affected by the act of slavery the opportunity to begin a healing process. We can make a strong statement that slavery is not a Colorado value.
Our vote will change our constitution to say: “There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude." PERIOD.
The earth is sacred. We must live in balance with all of creation, using only what we need, and recognizing that there is enough for all.
We desire a moral and communal economy based on the infinite value of human beings, not material objects.
We have a moral obligation to provide equal access to affordable health care for all people.