During the Juneteenth celebrations, there were calls to change the 13th Amendment. The 13th Amendment of the Constitution outlawed any type of involuntary servitude except when the State is punishing an individual for a crime.
I'm bold enough to think that I can change the Constitution, and I know that there's a national, bipartisan, multiracial movement to get it done. Let's #EndTheException in the 13th Amendment.— Congresswoman Nikema Williams (@RepNikema) June 19, 2022
On Juneteenth, Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) tweeted, “I’m bold enough to think that I can change the Constitution, and I know that there’s a national, bipartisan, multiracial movement to get it done. Let’s #EndTheException in the 13th Amendment.”
According to a report from the Global Human Rights Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the average minimum wage for people behind bars is 52 cents an hour or less. Amending the constitution is so rare that since the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791, it’s only been accomplished 17 times.
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