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“Yes on 3 Slavery Amendment”


Story by Matthew Giffin | News Editor Cannon County’s Election Commission — whose county accumulated the most “no” votes for Amendment 3 to Tennessee’s state constitution in this year’s midterms — posted a sign bearing a misleading summary of the amendment in a voting booth, according to a Tennessee Lookout report. The commission also posted the same …

Story by Tatiana Muhammad | Contributing Writer Tennessee is not the only state considering changes to their constitutional language on slavery. Voters in Alabama, Oregon, Louisiana and Vermont will also consider similar questions in their state elections.  Here’s a state-by-state look at the issue. Tennessee Voters in Tennessee will decide whether to alter the wording …

Story by Matthew Giffin | News Editor In 2013, Rev. Jeannie Alexander, a lawyer turned prison chaplain and activist, had a conversation with Robert Payne, an inmate at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. The topic was prisons run by private corporations, something that Alexander and Payne were against. “What they’re trading in is literally …

Story by Johari Hamilton | Contributing Writer and Kailee Shores | Assistant News Editor The path a proposed amendment takes to the Tennessee Constitution is a long and winding road. It’s a journey full of seemingly impossible hurdles, including multiple votes by the state Legislature, before it is put to the ultimate test, a “Yes” …

Story by Lifestyles Editor Ethan Pickering and Contributing Writer Georgia Smith At the heart of changing the Tennessee Constitution’s wording on the abolishment of slavery are the state’s approximately 25,000 inmates who live their lives, separated from society, as punishment for crimes committed. Under the current language of Article 1, Section 33, the constitution allows …