Visions Of California: Country Or Smaller State
With a population just under 40 million, California has more people than Canada. And Iraq and Poland, too.
So it should surprise no one to find that feelings rise from time to time in favor of splitting California up. Or off.
The Yes California campaign seeks to turn California into an independent country; the resurgent State of Jefferson movement just wants to break off the Northern part--preferably with parts of Southern Oregon--into a new state.
Do they have enough common ground to work together? We explore that, as we welcome Marcus Ruiz Evans of Yes California and Mark Baird of the "SOJ" movement to The Exchange.