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State of Jefferson to Present Declarations at State Capitol

First Two Counties Enter Declarations to Separate from California. Representatives of the State of Jefferson movement will submit two declarations from Modoc and Siskiyou counties to withdraw from the State of California.

Roseville, CA, August 22, 2014 --( On Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:00pm (PST) Representatives of the State of Jefferson movement will submit two declarations from Modoc and Siskiyou counties to withdraw from the State of California. This historical achievement by the State of Jefferson will go on record with the California State Legislature that the citizens of Modoc and Siskiyou counties have petitioned for appropriate representation. This step provides these counties with standing in the future to challenge the State of California in a federal lawsuit.

These official declarations have been signed by the Board of Supervisors of Modoc and Siskiyou counties and contain statements with regard to California being ungovernable in its present size and present form; and a desire to reform under a new state government in order to return to a basic government model with less bureaucracy, regulation, and taxes.

Four additional declarations have been signed from Yuba, Sutter, Glenn, and Tehama counties with submittal into the California State Legislature within the next two to four months.

“This has been done before when Vermont split from New York, Kentucky formed from Virginia, Maine split from Massachusetts. The process has precedent and forming a new state is not secession. We are in the realm of possibility,” said Mark Baird, founder and spokesperson for State of Jefferson. “Our goal is to create a state where the citizens of Northern California are represented with a voice aligned with their values. We see this re-set as a game-changer for economic growth, new business formation, job creation, improved education, a reduction in regulations, and decreased taxes. The time has come for 51,” added Baird.

The formation of a new state is a legally simple process enabled by The United States Constitution allowing for a state split in Article IV, Section 3. The establishment of a new state does not require approval by the Governor of California nor the signature of the President rather 51% approval of the California State Legislature and a simple majority of the United States Congress and the United States Senate.

About State of Jefferson
The State of Jefferson is a grass-roots, non-profit, bi-partisan movement for the 19 most northern counties to withdraw from California to form a new state to gain adequate representation, reduce regulations, and restore freedoms. More information can be found at
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Donna Chabrier
Mark Baird

Terry Rapoza

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