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Results on Vermont Proposal 2: Voters said "yes" to remove antiquated slavery language from the state's constitution

Results on Vermont Proposal 2: Voters said "yes" to remove antiquated slavery language from the state's constitution

Proponents of the proposal argued the changes were long overdue. There was no organized campaign against the proposal.
Voters said "yes" to Vermont Proposal 2, which edited out obsolete language in the state constitution that allowed for slavery.

Ballot measure details

Known as the Prohibit Slavery and Indentured Servitude Amendment, Vermont Proposal 2 removed obsolete language in the state constitution that allowed slavery or servitude "for the payments of debts, damages, fines, costs, or the like" and it added language that says "slavery and indentured servitude in any form are prohibited."

Support and opposition

Supporters of the proposal argued that the changes were long overdue.

"Vermont is proud to have been the first state in the Union to outlaw slavery in its constitution, but this proposal to clarify the antiquated language is meaningful as well. We have come a long way since those words were originally written, but we know there is much more work to do," Gov. Phil Scott said in a statement.

There was no organized campaign against the proposal, according to Ballotpedia.

The money race

The proposal saw no organized fundraising either for or against the measure, according to Ballotpedia.
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