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Newest speaker at State of Jefferson “Independence Day is Coming” 9-20-13 in Yreka, CA

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey hosted a Support Rural America Sheriffs Event in Yreka, CA. in Feb. 2012. Sheriff Lopey is the newest speaker to participate in

Independence Day



Join the movement

September 20, 2013


Bring a Dessert to Share

Yreka Community Center    810 N Main St.  Yreka, CA

Presented by Jefferson State Party and Jefferson Declaration Committee


Siskiyou Co Sheriff Jon Lopey;

Charles W. Walker, founder of facebook page Jefferson State Party;

Angela Adkinson, of Siskiyou County;

Phil Elcock, an advocate doing Jefferson state Podcast in Humboldt Co.; and

Mark Baird, spokesman for Jefferson Declaration Committee.

Siskiyou Co. Elizabeth Bradley, founder of facebook page Jefferson State News will host the event.

 The Jefferson State Party is composed of many 20 and 30 yr. old face book friends from all over Northern CA  who want to see their dream of a “State of Jefferson” come true.  They have put this event together to finally meet in person so that they can get organized to play an active part in this movement.

The Jefferson State Party is  inviting everyone in the Community to attend.

A big “thank you” to Shasta County Jefferson Declaration Committee

  The Jefferson Declaration Committee is so proud, the people of Redding have taken it upon themselves to join in the effort to withdraw and Start Over.

We stand ready to help in your efforts as you have helped
in ours.  I am confident that our friends, family members and neighbors in
Southern California will help us to complete our effort to do something
Thank you, everyone involved.

Mark Baird

Jefferson Declaration Committee.


Supporters push for Shasta County to secede from California

Supporters push for Shasta County to secede from California

                     By Evan Schreiber,

                POSTED: 5:19 PM Sep 18 2013                                                               UPDATED: 6:16 PM Sep 18 2013

Watch the KRCR news segment at the below link:

City of Redding discusses joining ‘State of Jefferson

                                    REDDING, Calif. -

A surprising discussion has sparked up in Shasta County over the creation of the ‘State of Jefferson.”

The creation of the ‘State of Jefferson’ has been a topic for decades, but it took an interesting turn on Tuesday night when the City of Redding entered the ring. It is a positive step for organizers who are looking for support.

“The problems that we face up here are not the same in Sacramento, the Bay Area, or [Los Angeles],” said State of Jefferson Board of Declaration member Jason Tucker. “We want representation that is specific to us and our issues.”

Tucker took those issues to the people. On Wednesday, outside of Sportsman’s Warehouse in Redding, he was gathering petition signatures in order to create an entity separate from California. He will then present them to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors.

He said the frustration felt by the people comes directly out of the state capital.

“We feel that we’re misrepresented. We feel that the laws that are coming out of Sacramento don’t show who we are as a community and who we are as a people,” said Tucker.

After a similar movement sparked up in neighboring Siskiyou County, Tucker is working to get Shasta County in the mix. So far, the biggest vote of confidence came from Tuesday’s Redding City Council meeting.

During agenda item 11, a suggestion by Vice Mayor Patrick Jones put the topic up for future discussion.

“That had an interest to me,” said Jones during Tuesday’s meeting. “We all know here all the difficulties with the state mandates.”

The ‘State of Jefferson’ is now an item on the city’s radar. That is something Jason Tucker hopes will be a big enough start to move things forward.

“If the people want this it will happen,” said Tucker. “It’s not a question of well, ‘Sacramento just has to say no.’ That’s not how it works. We’re a republic, and I’m a citizen of the United States, and my voice matters.”

Council members Missy McArthur and Gary Cadd expressed their interest in discussing the matter further. That was all Mayor Rick Bosetti needed for the majority vote, despite Councilwoman Francie Sullivan saying she wanted to leave the decisions up to Shasta County.

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