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Vermont Proposal 2 removed antiquated slavery-related language from the state constitution.
Proponents of the proposal argued that the changes were long overdue.
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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