State of Jefferson Update, Difference Between Jefferson and New California
State of Jefferson a Big Difference from All the Rest
Articles from Jefferson State Member Email, SOJ51.org
Note: This Article is from the State of Jefferson Website (SOJ51.org) – All rights to the publication are owned by Terry Gherardi and Judy Mathat and the State of Jefferson Website. This article has been placed here to draw more attention to the movements within California about splitting up the state.
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The Media Blitz about New California has brought great attention & concern for many in our Jefferson Counties, but perhaps even greater confusion for Californians, or “here we go again,” as stated by many in the news media. This is in reference to the various movements or actions underway, to separate or secede from California.
The only similarity between State of Jefferson and New California is, both movements are looking to separate under Articled 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution. What sets us apart from New California and others is that State of Jefferson and Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR), is About Representation.
January 6, 2016 – All twenty-one counties completed filing declarations/petitions with the Secretary of State and Legislature, seeking equal/fair representation and/or to separate (not secede) from the State of California. This was followed by tens of thousands of emails, letters, phone calls, faxes and visits to legislative offices, by constituents, requesting their elected representatives author a Bill or Resolution to resolve the imbalance of representation – the worst of all 50 states. All requests went ignored.
May 8, 2017 – Citizens for Fair Representation filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Alex Padilla, for lack of representation and dilution of vote. In September 2017, the first hearing was held in the U.S. Federal District Court and CFR is currently awaiting the date to be scheduled for the second hearing.
Tim Draper’s 3-way state split: Petitions are currently being circulated for an initiative on the November 2018 ballot, to split the state into three. One cannot split a state by just a vote of the people; it still has to be approved by the State Legislature and U.S. Congress. Stan Statham tried this in 1992, and 27 of 31 northern CA counties did in fact vote yes, as did the State Assembly, but it failed to pass in the Senate.
Yes California, CalExit: Once again, circulating a second round of petitions for a ballot initiative to secede from the United States, forming its own country. If they gather the required number of signatures to place on the November 2018 ballot and voters approve, this would have to be placed on another ballot on the next general election (2020). If voters were to approve, both the United States and California State Constitutions would have to be amended.
John Cox, Neighborhood Legislation: Watch for this initiative on this year’s election ballot. Because the state assembly & senate districts have grown so large, one assembly member for every 500,000 and one senator for every million, the Cox initiative divides each of those huge districts into 100 neighborhoods – each with its own representative. Those 100 representatives in each district will meet and select one of their numbers to go to Sacramento. The problem – there will still be just 80 assembly members and 40 senators meeting & voting in the Capitol building. The county of Los Angeles will still have fifteen senators and we in the Northern rural area, will still have only one senator representing 11 counties; Southern California and greater San Francisco Bay Area still rule.
THOUGHTS FROM AN OREGONIAN PATRIOT
Judy Mathat, Supporting the State of Jefferson, Klamath County, Oregon
FOR LIBERTY FOR FREEDOM.
Those interlopers do provide a good diversion to keep us all on our toes and to keep the media involved with attention focused on the fact that we need equal representation. Now, particularly as California goes into a financial tail spin (hoping taxes from cannabis sales will save her) the problems are bleeding north, from the “Brown brother/sister governors from another mother” still pushing crazy out-of-touch legislation, I see some Californians moving away from left of center into the center and asking what can we do to stop this insanity.
Oh, and by the way, Southern Oregon counties have been forming to ask the same from Salem! Thanks to California’s SOJ51.org leading the way and showing the processes we will have to accomplish, Oregon patriots are thankful for the persistence and perseverance of our southern neighbors.
That is where the same steady progress and Never, Never, Never give up SOJ51sters, will prevail and become more and more the voice of reason. Keep On Keeping On and let the attempts by others will never be able to rise up to the efforts and work of patriotism that I have seen the past three years of involvement and pray every day that we keep our feet to the grindstone of securing Liberty and Freedom as rewards for our efforts for our children’s and theirs. God Bless us all and God Bless Jefferson.