‘Calexit’ backers confident about latest plan to leave the United States
The people behind California’s latest effort to leave the United States are confident this time and are preparing to fan out across the Golden State to collect signatures for a 2018 ballot initiative.
It would repeal a provision of the California Constitution stating that the state is “an inseparable part of the United States … up to and including agreement establishing California as a fully independent country,” the ballot language reads.
“We feel like this current initiative is more feasible and will hold up more to scrutiny and legal challenges,” said Steve Gonzales, a member of the group California Freedom Coalition. A first attempt fizzled and was withdrawn.
Gonzales said the group is beginning to raise money to hire signature gatherers. It has until Jan. 22 to collect 585,407 signatures, according to Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
Group behind California’s latest “Calexit” move to secede from the U.S. to begin collecting signatures.