Group begins effort for California’s exit from U.S.

Proponents of "California Nationhood," or Calexit, are pushing for independence on grounds the state is out of step with the rest of the US and could flourish on its own (AFP Photo/Mark RALSTON)
Proponents of "California Nationhood," or Calexit, are pushing for independence on grounds the state is out of step with the rest of the US and could flourish on its own (AFP Photo/Mark RALSTON)

A Californian group has announced a proposal, called “Calexit” that would establish the city as a separate nation from the U.S., officials have said.

The proposal for California to secede from the U.S. was submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday, according to a report.

The proposed “Calexit” initiative was a name borrowed from the UK’s “Brexit” departure from the EU.

“Calexit” would ask voters to repeal part of the state constitution that declares California an inseparable part of the U.S.

A recent poll found that one in three California residents would support a possible secession from the U.S. due to their opposition to President Donald Trump, according to the proposal.

No mention has been made of the president in the proposal.

If the proposal qualifies for the ballot and is approved by voters, it could be a step to a future vote on whether the state would break away from the rest of the nation.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla said the group behind the proposal, “Yes California Independence Campaign”, was cleared to begin attempting to collect nearly 600,000 voter signatures needed to place the plan on the ballot.

“In our view, the United States of America represents so many things that conflict with Californian values.

“And our continued statehood means California will continue subsidising the other states to our own detriment, and to the detriment of our children,” the Yes California Independence Campaign’s website says.

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  • aisha ani

    Funny people, the state of California is not going any where neither is Texas.

  • Dualpolemedia

    This will be a good move for #Biafrexit, if Trump can allow California to go why not Biafra.