Another opportunity for Nevada County residents to learn about the proposed formation of the State of Jefferson is taking place Saturday evening in Grass Valley. A Committee for the Formation of the State of Jefferson is hosting a town hall meeting at the Elks Lodge. The event will have presentations from three speakers from Shasta County that represent various aspects of the movement to separate from California.
The movement to form a self-sufficient state is touching citizens both young and old in northern California counties. Twenty four year old Kayla Brown became interested in the concept when she was just 11 years old.
Kayla, a mother and a student, says even at 24 she sees a decline in Northern California as a result of government regulations.
Brown sees her role in the movement is to provide her perspective as a student focusing on separatism and statehood.
She says what works for one part of the state doesn’t necessarily work in another part.
Brown is quick to point out that forming a new state is far different that seceding from the United States.
According to Brown and the separation from an existing state is a legal right provided for in the US Constitution.
When asked about financing the new state, Brown pointed to a Legislative Analyst Report which looked at the economic feasibility of the State of Jefferson for a parallel movement that recently did not receive enough votes to make the 2016 election ballot.
If people have questions about the formation of the State of Jefferson, Brown says the town halls are the place to get answers.
The State of Jefferson Town Hall meeting is Saturday beginning at 6:00 PM at the Elks lodge in Grass Valley.