Dear New California Supporters,
We had fabulous press yesterday and continuing into today when we, New California State, Declared Independence from California on Monday, January 15th, 2018!
"After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono-party politics the State of California and many of it’s 58 Counties have become ungovernable," the group said in a statement, citing a "decline in essential basic services" including education, law enforcement, infrastructure and health care. The group, organized with a council of county representatives and various committees, hopes to model their split after the state of West Virginia. That's according to CBS, whose Sacramento affiliate filmed the reading in a sparsely filled conference room. Claiming the authority of Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the aspiring 51st state plans to convince California's Legislature to split the state before submitting the resolution to Congress. The effort remains, to be clear, a long shot. A California venture capitalist named Tim Draper sought in 2014 to split the Golden State into six parts, including the "State of Silicon Valley." It failed to make the ballot. New California's work with regular California's state Legislature won't likely start in earnest until later this year or early next year, organizers told CBS.
Our communications were spot on, we succeeded in communicating that we want to be the 51st state! The original story done by CBS local was picked up online and by the main stream media.
We are trending worldwide on Twitter, too.
Here are links to some of the stories. Job well done. Thanks to all of you!
Chair, New California State
Council of County Representatives
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