Marsha Mercer

Marsha Mercer

Marsha Mercer is an independent writer and editor based in New Alexandria, Virginia.

Yes, slavery is on the ballot in Oregon and four other states

By: - September 1, 2022

The following story is from Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. More than 150 years after it was officially outlawed in the United States, slavery will be on the ballot in five states in November, as a new abolitionist movement seeks to reshape prison labor. Voters in Alabama, Louisiana, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont […]