We can redraft the outdated Alabama Constitution

Alabama’s 1901 Constitution is a severely outdated document in need of major revision, and the November election gives Alabamians an opportunity to overhaul that document. In an extremely rare case, every state senator and representative supports a plan to rewrite the state constitution.

The 1901 document was written by men who specifically wished to keep black citizens on the ground. While all of the racist provisions in the document have been struck down by the United States Supreme Court or changes in state laws or amendments to the Alabama Constitution, the racist language in the document still exists.

By voting “yes” in November, you’ll allow lawmakers to redraft the state constitution to make it more organized, eliminate duplicate amendments, and remove racist language. Here are some examples of racist language that would be removed.

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