Some sentences you never expect to type. Here's one of them:
Doug LaMalfa and his local staff want First District counties to secede from California.
I know, it seems too outrageous to be true. But when Siskiyou County’s far-right board of supervisors voted to encourage an effort to have the county secede from California, Doug LaMalfa’s own staff came by to lend support to the cause:
“Among those in attendance was Erin Ryan, field representative for Rep. Doug LaMalfa. She said that she and other LaMalfa staff members supported the effort to secede….”Then, just this Saturday, LaMalfa himself came out in support of secession:
“Every uprising has to start somewhere,” LaMalfa said after the town hall. “It’s something that needs to come from the people.”Someone who isn’t proud to be a Californian shouldn’t represent our state in Congress. I was born and raised in Northern California, and this is where I chose to raise my boys and build my career. I can’t imagine a better place to make a home. So you can believe that I won’t be hiring a staff full of people who would rather break apart our state than help solve its problems, and I won't be supporting efforts to rip California apart instead of doing the hard work to find real solutions to address North State issues.
The Republican representative for California’s first congressional district said if the state of Jefferson was something the people of that area, which includes parts of Northern California and Southern Oregon, wanted, he would support the new state at the legislative level.
LaMalfa said he was proud of the people of the county for taking the first step.
“I encourage people that if this really lights a fire for them, go for it,” LaMalfa said.
We really can do better than this. It’s time to say “enough” to reactionary politics and toxic ideology. If you agree, please consider supporting a PROUD Californian for Congress with a contribution to my campaign.
For those who want to know more about me: I'm a conservation expert with the California Department of Water Resources and resident of Grass Valley. I was born and raised in the North State. I'm running for Congress in California’s 1st District to replace Republican Doug LaMalfa, a Tea Party extremist who opposed the Violence Against Women Act. My campaign is about restoring responsibility to Congress, and I will work across party lines on solutions to grow our economy, create good-paying jobs, protect our health care, and ensure the Middle Class is treated fairly in Washington.