We need a Blue Book, and to merge Cascadia with California (Pacifica, if you will).

Plain and simple. California has an amazing 33 page read about what a #Calexit would mean for them as a nation. If we are to be take seriously, we need to run this seriously. We need a Blue Book that can be digested easily, and clearly states what independence would mean for us. A committee should be set up, with Jennifer Rollins and Christian Trejbal who submitted the petition, where a true proposition can be laid out and shared with our neighbours to the North and South.

We must not run this as a partisan, leftist, campaign filled with buzzwords. Every Oregonian needs to have say in our decision. And every Oregonian has concerns that aren't being represented by TWO (nearly three) branches of the United States government.

We want independence because we are tired of the racial injustices and sexual inequalities in the United States.

We want independence because we are tired of stagnation in environmental protection and clean energy. To self-manage our lands. 

Because our taxes should to go to our education, our forests, infrastructure, and not to war.

Because everyone in our borders deserves equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Together with California, Washington, Nevada, and whoever else wants in, we can make a difference in this world. Please, contact me if there is anything I can do to help.

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  • Ric Jaymes
    commented 2016-11-17 22:49:37 -0800
    I’ll check out the Blue book! There may not be a bill proposed in WA yet but maybe that will change. Personally, it seems like the idea of Cascadia/Pacifica would be more likely to materialize if it was done as a combined effort. The nice thing is that since #CALEXIT seems closer to “Portlandia” than “Taj Mahahalus uber alles” we can share notes.

    I don’t have much faith in the original secession petition. It was withdrawn after Jennifer Rollins and Christian Trejbal received death threats (before that scares you off, making comments about video games can land you in the same place…) and received high-fives from idiotic rock throwing protesters when the post election protests turned violent.

    What became a red flag for me was reading that Christian said the original intent of the initiative was to “start a conversation.” I took that to mean: “this isn’t serious; how about a nice game of chess…” This may not be a fair opinion; I’ve just seen so many great ideas die when the intent was to start the conversation which set expectations to end the conversation soon afterwards.

    I hope that Jennifer and Christian are part of/will join Cascadia, if not, no one says that we can’t submit a serious ballot initiative.
  • Ric Jaymes
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  • Thomas Larson
    commented 2016-11-11 19:17:22 -0800
    YES!!! I agree 100% but sadly even though I was born and raised in Salem OR I’m currently in Australia and can’t go out in protest but I would love to help in any other way I can
  • Cory Kenoyer
    commented 2016-11-11 18:33:39 -0800
    The original petition that was submitted has been rescinded by the two Portland based authors. I think this is high time for an official plan and document of Yes Cascadia. Yes California is far more organized than we are at the moment. We need to know that the leaders of this campaign are listening to these ideas and reaching out. There are peaceful protests in Portland as we speak. Getting out there and showing our support, while educating and gaining signatures should be a priority.
  • Thomas Larson
    commented 2016-11-11 18:18:40 -0800
    I think is this so true I was just checking out the Yes California website and by the looks of it they got there shit together and if we want this to happen we need to take it more seriously and we need to partner up with them and also with Washington and Nevada
  • Thomas Larson
    tagged this with Good 2016-11-11 18:11:49 -0800
  • Cory Kenoyer
    commented 2016-11-11 15:27:12 -0800
    There is a petition going around that needs 1,000 signatures to make the ballot. If I may be honest, the petition will only work if people are informed enough to sign it. Right now only the people who are looking to secede are searching for this website and this petition. The greater population should be asked and informed about something like this.
  • Beth Yockey Jones
    tagged this with Good 2016-11-11 09:23:06 -0800
  • Casey Sonnier
    commented 2016-11-11 09:07:13 -0800
    Isn’t there already a petition out there to put Oregon’s secession to a vote in 2018?
  • Casey Sonnier
    tagged this with Good 2016-11-11 09:07:12 -0800
  • Cory Kenoyer
    published this page in Your ideas 2016-11-11 03:04:22 -0800
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