Start with something simple & practical

How about we start with something simple & practical? A small farm or a forming a small community of people who work together to create the nucleus of this movement?

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  • Chloe Palmer
    tagged this with Important 2016-11-10 13:07:26 -0800
  • Chloe Palmer
    tagged this with Good 2016-11-10 13:07:26 -0800
  • Andrew Stephenson
    commented 2016-11-10 10:48:39 -0800
    A simple but effective Step One would be to pass a state measure/initiative that either merges Washington and Oregon as one state, or divides each state and merge the western halves together, depending on which one polls as more likely. This political initiative group would achieve the following:

    1) Campaign donations would be pouring into YesCascadia

    2) Media attention because it’s a group with a goal and purpose, not just a group of angry people hoping a petition changes anything

    3) A huge number of volunteers pouring in with something to do (signatures, speeches, booths), not just a blog and forum to contribute to.

    4) If successful, the initiative would give Cascadia real political borders to define Cascadia. We have been a geographical region for too long, one cannot secede with ecological borders.

    YesCascadia needs to focus on creating one political union. Trying to seceed at the same time as Oregon and merging is like trying to jump out of a plane with parachutes and trying to get to one-another in freefall before you open the parachute.

    I propose we launch a campaign in 2020 that splits Washington and Oregon, then merges the western halves. It would be 70% liberal. By 2024, Millennials will be positions of wealth and power to accelerate such an independence movement.
  • David O'Hern
    commented 2016-11-10 07:27:41 -0800
    I like the idea of simple (to grasp) and practical, but it needs to be something that impacts the while region to raise awareness and gain support. The region won’t notice a small farm somewhere, but they would notice a ballot initiative to build true high-speed rail between Seattle and Portland (for example).
  • David O'Hern
    tagged this with Good 2016-11-10 07:27:40 -0800
  • Eder Nunez
    commented 2016-11-09 21:14:30 -0800
    I feel your idea is an important early step in the right direction Peter
  • Eder Nunez
    tagged this with Good 2016-11-09 21:14:30 -0800
  • Peter Berkey
    published this page in Your ideas 2016-11-09 17:43:08 -0800
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