Are You Ready for Calexit 3.0?
California’s secessionist movement hasn’t given up on its dreams of independence, but it has changed its face. The third plan for California independence this year was just proposed and this one goes about things a little differently.
A third “Calexit” ballot initiative was filed Thursday, seeking to wrest the Golden State and its humongous economy away from the rest of the nation — this time by way of the U.S. Constitution.
A new group named California Calls for a Constitutional Convention — “Cal Con Con” for short — is taking a different tack from previous independence campaigns. Instead of asking for Californians to vote for greater autonomy or independence from the U.S., Cal Con Con aims to go straight to the U.S. Constitution.
Under the initiative, California’s Legislature would ask Congress to call a constitutional convention, where state lawmakers would propose changes that would give states — not just California — “a clear and reasonable path” for “complete independence.”
Cal Con’s efforts come on the heels of two previous initiatives that never really got off the ground. The first was led by Yes California and the second by the California Freedom Coalition.
The latest effort also coincides with a separate proposal to split California into three states.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose saw his dream to carve California into six separate states fizzle has returned with a slimmed down idea: this time, three states.
Tim Draper filed his proposed 2018 ballot initiative on Friday asking voters to split California into three new states: Northern California, California and Southern California.