End The Exception

#EndTheException is a coalition of more than 80 organizations across the united States that have come together to end the inclusion of an exception clause in the 13th Amendment that allows slavery and involuntary servitude. 

More than 150 years later, Black and brown people are disproportionately affected by this clause, particularly incarcerated people that work for little to no pay under the threat of additional punitive measures, such as the loss of family visits and solitary confinement. The goal of this coalition is to pass the Abolition Amendment — introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) and Representative Nikema Williams (GA-05) — to end the exception!