The radical plan to divide California into three separate states will officially appear on the ballot this fall; giving residents a chance to alter the Golden State’s history forever and sooth growing tensions between the liberal coast and rural interior.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the proposal officially earned a spot on the state’s ballot this November.
If passed by a majority of voters, it would kickstart a years-long legal battle between local and federal authorities and would eventually find its way to Congress.
Should California divide into three separate states -the southwest coast centered around Los Angeles, the north, and the south- it would be the first time in US history since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.
“Three states will get us better infrastructure, better education and lower taxes,” said Tim Draper, a technology mogul behind the measure. “States will be more accountable to us and can cooperate and compete for citizens.”
Read the full story at the LA Times.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Democrats Want ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS to Hold ‘State Offices’
A new bill introduced in the California Senate would allow illegal immigrants to serve on all “state and local boards” and hold official positions throughout the Golden State; a further rebuke of the federal government’s crackdown on undocumented workers.
According to the Sacramento Bee, Senate Bill 174 would effectively amend existing legislation to allow any “resident over the age of 18” to hold a “civil office regardless of citizenship or immigration status.”
The state’s current guidelines demand anyone holding office to be a legal citizen of the United States at the time of their appointment.
“California is stronger when we utilize talents of all our residents, and opening state and local boards and commissions to every Californian will allow us to better serve our diverse communities,” Sen. Ricardo Lara, the legislation’s author.
“Undocumented Californians are our neighbors, co-workers and parents, and as lawmakers we can’t make good policy if their voices are left out of the discussion,” he added.
Read the full story here.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: First ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT Hired as STATE OFFICIAL
The ‘Sanctuary State’ of California made national headlines again this week; appointing for the first time in its history an illegal immigrant to state office; escalating its all-out war with the Trump administration over federal guidelines regarding undocumented workers.
According to Yahoo News, the state has appointed “an undocumented resident to a statewide post,” unveiling the controversial move just hours after President Trump visited the Golden State’s southern border with Mexico.
The Senate Rules Committee officially appointed 33-year old Lizbeth Mateo to work on the panel’s commission to increase college access for minority communities and illegal residents; directly rebuking Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ crackdown on the state’s ‘Sanctuary City’ policies.
“While Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities,” said Senate President Kevin de Leon. “Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country.”
Mateo was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and was brought to the United States along with her parents at the age of 14.