Louis Marinelli's Farewell Statement

Today I want to speak to you of the future of independence for California.

No other question deserves more attention from our people in these troublesome times in America. No other plan offers better solutions to the problems or alleviates the growing fears of tens of millions of people who live in California today.

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Let’s stop paying tribute money to Washington every year and start taking care of California first

Obviously, the California independence campaign has no love for the federal government but one point that often goes overlooked is that it also has no love for the current state government, either. Calexit is not about empowering those currently in power in Sacramento. Calexit is about empowering the people of California with the opportunity to choose a fundamentally different future. 

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Welcome the California Freedom Coalition to Calexit

In 2015, together with trusted partners, I established the Yes California Independence Campaign to begin a grassroots effort for independence from the United States. Inspired by the campaign for Scottish independence under the banner of Yes Scotland, our team adopted its logo, picking up the torch of independence where they had left it. Yes California, like Yes Scotland, has from the very beginning been an umbrella organization representing a coalition of organizations which support independence.

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Statement on ongoing dispute between Yes California and several disgruntled former staffers

For several months, the Yes California Independence Campaign has been dealing with a constant and dedicated attempt by disgruntled former campaign staffers to undermine our efforts to give the people of California a vote on independence. As an illustrative example, one of such disgruntled former staffers recently told the international press how they hoped our fundraising email aimed at raising funds for printing our petitions forms would "fall flat". 

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How do our supporters feel about other states joining #Calexit?

For more than two years, this campaign has been travelling the state of California with the message of independence. However, two months ago we witnessed a major influx of support with the election of Donald J. Trump to the office of the presidency of the United States. Many Californians, rightfully so, can't imagine living in a country led by that man. This sentiment is alive in other states as well, partcularly in Washington and Oregon. So we asked our members how they feel about those two states joining our #Calexit movement. Here is how our supporters feel about that. 

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The Calexit ballot measure is an amendment to, not revision of, the California Constitution

Here Yes California rebuts the idea that the part of our proposed proposition (“Proposition”) to repeal Article III, Section 1  (“Section”) of the California Constitution (“Constitution”), if passed, would be an impermissible revision to the Constitution.

We respectfully submit that California Supreme Court precedent makes clear that repeal of the Section would constitute an amendment to the Constitution, not a revision.

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Statement on the Opening of a Cultural Center in Moscow

In response to the opening of a California cultural center and "people's embassy" in Moscow, Russia, the Yes California Campaign releases the following statement:

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What the #Calexit independence ballot measure looks like

On Monday, November 21, our campaign will submit the official Calexit ballot measure to the Attorney General's office in Sacramento. A representative of our campaign will be there at 8AM if any supporters want to stop by, or if any members of the press have questions. 

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How the #Calexit independence ballot measure works

Last week, the Americans chose Donald Trump as their president. We Californians overwhemingly cast our ballots for another candidate who ended up winning the popular vote but losing the election. This campaign is not just about Donald Trump, though. It is about the American people who elected him. If they could do such a thing, then the United States is not our country and Trump is not our president. We will vote to secede from the Union.

 

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Statement on Russia’s Participation in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

In response to the ongoing efforts to ban Russian athletes from participating in the Summer Olympics next month, the Yes California Campaign releases the following statement:

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