State Of Jefferson Is One Step Closer To Statehood

The state of Jefferson said it hopes to have 1,000 people join them in Sacramento, in Yreka, California, Tuesday, January 5th, 2015. (KTVL/Ariana Rakhshani).

YREKA, Calif. -- Hundreds will be marching up Sacramento's capitol steps on Wednesday morning. It is just one step closer to statehood for the state of Jefferson.

The Jefferson Declaration Committee's spokesperson, Mark Baird, said the 51st state is making its way on a map soon, and the committee is not stopping until it happens.

On Wednesday at 10, the state of Jefferson will submit 15 more declarations from counties that want to withdraw from California, and join Jefferson.

"It's so exciting that the people of the north state will have the opportunity to gain representation, and it's exciting to do a reboot, to start over, to form a state where people have rights again and where they have a say where they're tax money is spent on," Baird said.

Baird said the state plans on introducing legislation to split California and from the 51st state. If California ignores the people of Jefferson, they are going to sue the state for lack of representation and dilution to vote.

If you are unable to make it out to Sacramento and are looking to help, there are a few options. Baird said you can donate a Jefferson, or a $2 bill, on their website. http://www.soj51.net/

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