Yes California

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The Yes California Independence Campaign is an American political action committee. It promotes the secession of the state of California from the United States via a referendum proposed for 2019. The campaign president is Louis J. Marinelli. He is a former New Yorker who lives in Russia[1] He has received help from the Russian government to promote his efforts.[2] Marinelli was encouraged by the news of Brexit, the United Kingdom plan for leaving the European Union.[3] The group has been nicknamed "Calexit" for California exit.[3] The left-wing group was allowed to set up a makeshift embassy in Moscow under the name the “Embassy of the Independent Republic of California".[4] The Kremlin has been known for supporting secessionist movements in Europe and the United States.[4]

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  1. "How to Make California Great: Secede, With a Little Help From Putin". Retrieved January 24, 2017 – via CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "From His Home in Russia, #Calexit Leader Plots California Secession". January 24, 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Seung Lee (June 25, 2016). "Calexit? Brexit Buoys California Independence Movement". Newsweek. Retrieved January 24, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Natasha Bertrand (December 28, 2016). "'We want to rock the boat': American 'progressives' are teaming up with Russia to push for a 'Calexit'". Business Insider Inc. Retrieved January 24, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)