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.
We will be putting the full text of our initiative on the website as soon as the initiative is submitted on Monday. For now, here's a preview of its title and purpose. [UPDATE 8:00 AM, 11/21/20216: Full text of the initiative now viewable below and on the Attorney General's website] For those who want to offer an amendment, there is a 30-day public comment period when the full text of the initiative will be available on the Attorney General's website along with a place to submit comments. The Attorney General will then forward all comments to us for consideration.
WHAT IS IN THIS BALLOT MEASURE?
Our ballot measure has two parts.
First, it repeals language that says California is "an inseparable part" of the United States of America, which was only added to the California Constitution in 1972.
Second, it esablishes a vote on independence for March 12, 2019 (there's an error in the document which is being amended) where we will decide if "California should become a free, sovereign, and independent country".
WHAT DOES THIS BALLOT MEASURE ACCOMPLISH?
Our ballot measure accomplishes two things.
First, if we vote yes, it effectively becomes a declaration of independence.
Second, if we vote yes, the Governor will be required to apply for California to join the United Nations.
WHEN CAN WE START COLLECTING SIGNATURES?
We expect to begin collecting signatures soon after Donald Trump is inaugurated in January.
HOW LONG WILL WE HAVE AND HOW MANY SIGNATURES DO WE NEED?
We will have six months to collect some 585,407 valid signatures. We're shooting for one million.
WHERE DO I SIGN UP? HOW CAN I HELP?