State of Jefferson supporters will present two more Declarations to split from California
SACRAMENTO — The State of Jefferson project is gaining steam as the Jefferson Declaration Committee will present two more Declarations for withdrawal from the State of California on Jan. 15, 2015.
“We are closer to making Jefferson a reality than ever before,” said Mark Baird, spokesman for the Declaration Committee. “We are thrilled to present Declarations from two more county boards of supervisors. Glenn County and Yuba County agree that it is time to restore equal representation.”
Supporters of the State of Jefferson will rally from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the West Steps of the California Capitol as committee members present Glenn and Yuba County Declarations for withdrawal from California to the Secretary of State and both houses of the state legislature.
Both county boards of supervisors approved the decision for withdrawal during 2014. Glenn Co. Supervisors approved the Declaration with a 5-0 vote and in Yuba Co. the supervisors voted 3-1 in favor of splitting from California.
Glenn and Yuba join Siskiyou and Modoc County Boards of Supervisors, who approved the Declaration in 2013. Siskiyou and Modoc Declarations for withdrawal were presented to the State on Aug. 28, 2014 by the Jefferson Committee and Jefferson supporters.
Baird said that Northern California counties have little voice in the state legislature and county supervisors agree that it is time for a change.
“People are excited,” added Baird, “momentum is continuing to build.”
There are now 20 county Jefferson Committees throughout the North State and Baird has been on the road speaking to Town Hall meetings and providing presentations to boards of supervisors. Plumas and Colusa are on the agenda next week.
Baird cites the 930 draconian laws recently passed by the State of California – many of which create heavy burdens for the citizens of the North State. A good example is the CARB or California Air Resources Board that is implementing excessive and inefficient laws regarding diesel engines that will do nothing for air quality, but are drastically expensive for machine owners.
“We consistently and constantly ask for redress of our grievances and we are repeatedly ignored,” said Baird.
One of the goals of the State of Jefferson is to elect one state senator from each county, so that all areas have adequate representation and an equal voice in the government, Baird explains.
“We will restore representation and will use that representation to restore jobs in Northern California,” said Baird, who finished with — “The Time has come for 51!”