In northern California, there are 21 counties that feel no kinship for their more southerly neighbors. In fact, these counties (whose closest airport is in Oregon), feel so far removed from the “liberal leanings” of places like San Francisco and Los Angeles, that they want to get out as soon as possible. This is not another California breakaway from the US group, they want to remain in the union, they just don't want to be part of California.
Groups of Conservatives say that they want more regional autonomy, but the heart of the issue for them is SB.54, the bill that wold make the entire state of California a “Sanctuary State.” Instead, they want to break away and form the state of Jefferson.
This movement, however, is not new. It first began in 1941 but was shelved when America entered the Second World War. But now it is back with a vengeance.
These people are mostly farmers, loggers, and entrepreneurs who have had enough of being treated like poor cousins without representation. They are sick of Democrat micro-managing in their everyday lives and don't want to be sunk in the ever-increasing crime wave that has at its root, a soft touch on illegal immigration and criminal sentencing.
They appear realistic in their goals, however. Right now they are working on a Jefferson Alliance which is a group of like-minded souls who will form a type of “caucus” to represent northern California interests.
Will they be allowed to succeed? Unlikely. But with enough political pressure, they can begin to take back an element of control over their lives and futures.