Representative Sandra Hollins has been asked to help with a national anti-slavery Constitutional amendment. She was the sponsor of Utah’s recent change removing slavery from the language of our Constitution. As you probably recall, Amendment C passed with over 80% of the vote.
Federal lawmakers unveiled a joint resolution on Wednesday which would amend the 13th Amendment to “expressly prohibit involuntary servitude as a punishment for crime.” House sponsor Representative William Clay said the amendment “seeks to finish the job that President Lincoln started.”
To pass, the resolution would require approval by two-thirds of the House and the Senate and then be ratified by 75% of state legislatures. Rep. Hollins work on this issue in Utah will be invaluable on the federal level.