I really like the ideas about open source and direct democracy. There needs to be a stronger emphasis and points on racial justice, especially for Black people and especially for Indigenous people. I would even go as far to say that it should be listed as the first order of business. CA isn’t going to join unless this part of the platform is expanded, and people of color take primary leadership roles in the movement. If you want this to be inclusive outside of the mono-White state of OR, you’re going to need to make some revisions, and invite others into your movement with humility to issues surrounding White Supremacy, which is currently taking over the rest of the United States, which is why people want to secede… White Supremacy can be severe or it can be unnoticed — an all (or mostly) white leadership is still White Supremacy. You need California if you want this idea to work, so you need to make this movement steerable by people of color at the helm. That means hard conversations, listening, and not overriding narratives of POC, and not ignoring power dynamics that are persistently toxic and unconscious, emanated by white people, especially men. Humility. Humility. And call it that, without white-washing it, call it Racial Justice, not just the vague term “Social Justice”. Racial *AND* Social Justice. Specific wording needs to be on the primary platform goals.