OW I BECAME A “USEFUL IDIOT” FOR THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT

by MARCUS RUIZ EVANS

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VAN JONES’ PROMPTED ME TO WRITE THIS

“Amid hyperpartisan rancor in the United States, however, the media and the political class have exaggerated the threat, blaming Russia for domestic discord and dangerously narrowing the room for critical debate by insinuating that opinions that might align with official Russian preferences are part of a Kremlin-inspired influence campaign.” — Thomas Graham American national security council 2004–2007

You probably have never heard my name. Wikipedia says that I effectively don’t exist. The news acts like someone else did all of the work I dedicated my life to. But here is the real story. I am real. I exist. I started the Calexit movement in 2012. I started Sovereign California in 2014 and I started Yes California in 2015 and I have represented Yes California AS THE PRESIDENT for the last 2 years since July 2017— in the newspapers/national TV.

As this essay will prove — I have unfortunately become an “unwitting” “useful idiot” for the Russian government. I expose myself in this way to prove that that Calexit movement is organic and is a real collection of Californians who want independence.

We wanted this before Russia ever promoted Calexit and we still want it despite Russia getting involved. TO BE BLUNT — the Calexit movement doesn’t care what Russia thinks about Calexit, whether it likes it or not. The movement exists because 1/3 of Californians day dream about being a nation all the time since at least 2004 when Pat Morrison published the daydream or 2005 with Jeff Morrisette. Those were high profile people with bandwidth in the news and they talked about this idea about 15 years ago. There is also a website talking about California secession going back 2012, 2005, and another dated to to 1997. Russia did not make that happen, nor did they write my book for me in 2012 and currently people are not motivated to have this dream out of concern for what America or Russia want.

Below I publish the most detailed list of events that lead to the creation of the Calexit movement. You can see how Calexit was not created by Russia, but made a series of mistakes in associating with Russia early on — before we had ever heard of election rigging or that Trump would be elected. [edit: WHAT DID RUSSIA DO]

After that is a review of the main investigations into Russian interference in America’s social media networks. To summarize quickly, the Twitter account linked to Russia’s government, called “@CaliforniaRep” that did promote Calexit, has provided zero evidence that anyone in the movement ever saw this twitter account, or interacted with it, and therefore that it had any influence. [edit: WHO MADE THIS AND INTENTION]

Additionally a review of the “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election” aka the Mueller Report, the “National intelligence council, Sense of the Community Memorandum, ‘~’September 13, 2019”, the “Indictment, United States v. Internet Research Agency, et al., Case 1: l 8-cr-00032-DLF (D.D.C. Feb. 16, 2018)”, the “The IRA, Social Media and Political Polarization in the United States, 2012–2018” independent university research, the “House permanent select committee on intelligence, report on “Exposing Russia’s Effort to Sow Discord Online: The Internet Research Agency and Advertisements”, advertisements for 2015, 2016, 2017" is below — and shows that Calexit and Yes California are not mentioned in any of these reports*. This means that no investigation into Russian interference in social media in America, showed a link to Calexit or Yes California. Links are provided to all of the documents.

Also, the Fair Political Practices Commission aka the official CA Government, also investigated Yes California and forced access to bank accounts and dropped the investigation against Yes California. In support, the reporter who started the media journey to suggest that Yes California was funded by Russia has admitted twice that there is no evidence of that.

According to Wikipedia — I’m just a dude, not the founder, not the President, not the guy who started it all.
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Interviewing high level people prepared me for Calexit

BETWEEN JAN TO MARCH 2017 — THE CALEXIT MOVEMENT WAS ON TRACK TO COLLECT ALL THE SIGNATURES NECESSARY TO QUALIFY A BALLOT TO BE PLACED TO THE VOTERS THAT WOULD ASK THEM IF THEY WANTED TO SECEDE FROM AMERICA.

It was easy to get volunteers and hold meetings literally every where in California. This was the reason why we were attacked. 32% and by our estimate 47.5% of California was open to thinking about leaving America. The amount of support was high because Californians were suddenly “WOKE” to what the country they shared a flag with actually represented.

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Jan 19 2017 — Stanford University says polling shows 27% are for secession and 19% are open to the idea. The Interview was conducted over Jan 5–9. Jan 23 2017 — Reuters releases poll that says 32% of California supports secession right now and 15% are open to the idea. The interview was conducted December 6 -January 19.
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March 2017 — Location and amount of Calexit members
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Jan 25 2017 — The Women’s march
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https://twitter.com/QuichoMichael/status/796220877922648069
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Jan 25 2017 — The Women’s march
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Feb 12 2017 —Santa Monica
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Feb 12 2017 — Santa Monica
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Feb 26 2017 — Oakland
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March 3 2017 — Berkeley
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March 4 2017 — Santa Monica
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March 14 2017— signed petitions mailed to Yes CA headquarters in Fresno
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Signature training SF
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Signature training LA
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Signature training SD
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Signature training Oakland
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Signature training SAC
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Signature training LA
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Signature training Berkeley
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Achievements by Calexit March 2017
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California National Party is not connected to Yes CA but also supports Calexit. These meetings shown occurred during 2017–2018
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California National Party is not connected to Yes CA but also supports Calexit. These meetings shown occurred during 2017–2018
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California National Party is not connected to Yes CA but also supports Calexit. These meetings shown occurred during 2017–2018
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video April 19 2018
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2017 protests in San Diego and Sacramento
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Womens march
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Day Trump was elected in Sacramento
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Jan 19 2017 — Stanford University says polling shows 27% are for secession and 19% are open to the idea. The Interview was conducted over Jan 5–9. Jan 23 2017 — Reuters releases poll that says 32% of California supports secession right now and 15% are open to the idea. The interview was conducted December 6 -January 19.

HERE IS THE ACTUAL STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED AND HOW THE MOVEMENT GREW

The claim that Russia created Calexit has weight to it because Louis Marinelli was involved early on with creating the movement and he currently lives in Russia.

[edit: WHO IS LOUIS. WHY IS HE IN RUSSIA. WHAT WAS OTHER ORGANIZATION HE WORKED FOR. He was great at social media and marketing]

However I (born here, raised here, never left here, never been to Russia — aka Real Californian as you can get) can prove that I started the whole Calexit movement. I was the first person talking about acting like a nation for California, I had already built up my own network and own organization and then was approached by Louis. He asked for me to provide most of thinking and data about how to even propose California independence. I also initiated our first meeting and payed for him to come meet, and I also demanded that the first meeting OF THIS ORGANIZATION be in my hometown, and the first action taken by his organization was in my hometown. Eventually I just worked on his organization and stopped working on my own. Later on we jointly formed Sovereign CA in 2014 and jointly created the organization Yes California in 2015. I officially became President in July 4 2017 and “the leader” for the last two years. During this entire time, I never lived outside of California or traveled to Russia, or spoke with any Russian official.

Also, Louis was in California for 5 years, and worked with me for 3 years building up this concept for California. The news never admits that he lived in CA for 5 years and worked on Calexit for at least 3 years before he ever moved to Russia — they only print that he lived in Russia when Calexit got big. They also never print that Louis was 1 of a team of people early on, along with me, Bart, Theo, Stuart, and Sam who built this.

Later on following the leadership of Nora Campos and Gov Jerry Brown, a member of Yes Ca proposed that CA push for embassies around the world. I picked up on that idea and pushed for it hard. When Louis did move to Russia, I pushed hard for him to propose a foreign embassy in Russia. The idea was mine and I pushed him to do it. I have told at least 10 reporters that, and not one of them ever printed it. The decision came at a great cost, but it also made our movement a serious one — no one thought Calexit was a joke when a major American TV station said that California had achieved international recognition for its independence.

TIMELINE

· June 2 2012 — Marcus self publishes “California’s Next Century

· Dec 11 2012 — David (SF) contacts Marcus and says I like the concept

· Dec 16 2012 — David (SF) says let’s make a group, called CBFNOW

· Dec 27 2012 -David (SF) proposes to Marcus that the best way to achieve independence and get media attention is to file a ballot initiative that will proposed a public vote is held

· Jan 1 2013 — Tom Elias publishes first article in LA DAILY NEWS on Calexit after interviewing Marcus

· Jan 18 2013 — David (SF) says let’s make a Calexit group called Calsov

· July 3 2013 — Feleena Sutton of KSEE 24 NBC TV completes first TV interview about Calexit with Marcus

April 12 2014 — Marcus gains some fame hosting radio show on 1680AM and California policy show that is able to interview the director High Speed Rail

· May 22, 2014 — Louis emails Marcus and asks to chat

· May 23 2014 — Marcus is told by Louis that he contacted him because he saw his work preaching about Calexit

· May 24, 2014 — Before Louis says what his background is, Marcus tells Louis that he looked him up and thinks it is awesome that he has contacts with Russia and would love to talk to Sergei Lavrov. Marcus was excited about this article from 2007 that said Russia’s foreign minister was ready to accept a CalexitAccording to some sources, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during a Wednesday press conference in Sweden, threatened the breakup of the United States by stating that an American unilateral recognition of Kosovo as an independent state could prompt Russia to do the same for California “should they request it.”

· May 24 2014 — Louis emails Marcus a long apologetic email about his history and asks for formally borrow the data from Marcus’s book for his website SovereignCA to fill out information.

· May 25 2014 — Marcus convinces Louis that following the Scottish political movement for Independence is the way to pursue Calexit.

· May 25 2014 — Marcus emails David that there is a group called SovereignCA that is also about independence. A second group also pursuing the same idea to CalSov.

· May 28/30 2014 — Louis and Marcus agree that they will follow Marcus’ idea on how to think about Sovereignty, and the website Louis started will be redesigned based on his concepts, but Marcus will defer to Louis for graphics and promotion because he already knows how to make a non profit look professional.

· June 2 2014 — Louis asks Marcus formally for help on how to think about CA sovereignty.

· June 5 2014 — Marcus asks Louis to come to Fresno to meet and talk about partnership.

· June 19 2014 — Marcus request formally for Louis to make a joint presentation about SovereignCA to LA Libertarian party.

· June 16 2014 — Louis proposes first meeting of SovereignCA to be in Fresno where Marcus currently lives.

· June 26 2014 — Louis writes the first initiative to propose to CA voters for secession based on Marcus instruction.

· June 26 2014 — First meeting of Sovereign CA and first action by Calexit taken to oppose “Tim Drapers initiative” by protesting against signature gatherers at Dollar Tree on Kings Canyon in Fresno.

· July 5 2014 — First presentation of SovereignCA aka Calexit to a live public audience by Marcus and Louis at the Los Angeles Libertarian convention.

· Aug 26 2014 — David (SF) is coaching Louis and Marcus on how to draft the first initiative

· Oct 21 2014 — Bart Gilbert joins Sovereign California and teaches Louis and Marcus how to draft initiatives so they are accepted by the CA government. He has been working on initiatives since 1985.

· Nov 6 2014 — Sovereign California’s initiative to protect Undocumented Immigrants is attacked by the website “joe the plumber”. This is the first time a Calexit organization gets any press and it was because of the idea from Bart Gilbert. “The initiative, was written by Barton C. Gilbert, a soon-to-be retired Californian who has a degree in political science from a California University. Although, Gilbert is ‘leading the campaign,’ Sovereign California is providing material and financial support to help gather signatures. The organization will also provide and circulate copies of the initiative.

· Nov 12 2014 — First Calexit organization becomes officially recognized by CA government. Sovereign California has their PAC application accepted by Debra Bowen Secretary of State.

· Nov 22 2014 — First meeting of a Calexit organizations with members across the state of California. Held in Padre Hotel Bakersfield

· Dec 4/5 2014 — Marcus pushes Sovereign California and Louis to look closely at the Scottish National political campaign and how they achieved results

· Feb 23 2015 — Marcus and Louis see Nora Campos propose a CA embassy.

· June 23 2015 — Marcus points out to Louis that there is a lot of interest in Russia in having ties to California based on policies they have pushed, such as trying to invest in California and build up the historic Fort Ross.

· June 2015 — Marcus and Louis decide to rename Sovereign CA as Yes California after protest in Sacramento when they were asked if they were violent extremist group by CHP. They agree that basing the image of the movement on the successful Scottish Independence movement is a good idea for branding and agree to borrow the look, colors, language style, and methods of promotion from that movement.

· Jul 14, 2015 — Mike (SJ) proposes to Marcus to make quasi embassies in different countries.

· Aug 6 2015 — Mike (SJ) drafts out his idea for quasi embassies and proposes a vision for how California be remade into a Nation state. The team is blown away by his vision. In it he proposes that California establish trade missions around the world that “operate as embassies”, and that CA pursue international recognition through the quasi embassies — in this way California can get around the law saying only nations could operate embassies. Mike also teaches Louis and Marcus how to draft legislation that will be accepted by the CA government by changing existing law.

· Aug 2015 — Yes California launches .

· Sept 2 2015 — Mike (SJ) proposes that Calexit have a mass emailing list, and teaches the group how to compile a list of contacts, and draft a press release that will get media coverage.

· May 12 2016 — Governor Brown of California writes an article saying America and Russia should be partners.

· Sep 27, 2016 — Marcus tells Louis that while Russia was attacked in an article, the press said that California was not a stooge of Russia and attended the conference in Moscow for its own reason. “Few of the conference attendees were concerned they might become Kremlin pawns, seeing it simply as a way to get their message out.For most of the attendees the main pull appeared to be the guaranteed presence of the media, attracted by the conference’s oddity.” — ABC TV September 27 2016

· Sept 29 2016 — Marcus tells Louis a major Think Tank in CA said to be friendly to Putin given that it looks like he will be a leader of Russia for a long time

· Sep 30, 2016 — Marcus tells Louis to direct Yes CA to seem more “rational” to Russia and points out Brown wrote an essay saying America should be a ally to Russia.

· Oct 13 2016 — Louis says that Yes Ca will create embassy in Russia.

· Oct 22 2016 — Marcus and Louis work to hang a banner up in the Bay Area that says CA and Russia will always be friends. Marcus insisted that they do this after seeing a statement by William Perry, former US secretary of the Defense on Sept 14 2016 state clearly that nuclear war between Russia and America was reaching dangerous levels not seen for decades “Regardless of the differences we have with Russia and regardless of the concerns we have with Russia, we have to understand there is the possibility of a truly catastrophic event if this rhetoric were to lead, somehow, to a military conflict which could escalate into a nuclear conflict …“It is imperative we find a way to tone down the rhetoric, ”and after seeing the news that America was going to buy new nuclear weapons for the first time in decades on Sept 6 2016 and after seeing Hillary Clinton saying that America should treat cyber attacks as any other attack and be ready with military response on Aug 31 2016 and after seeing the news on June 22 2016 that Hillary Clinton’s choice for military adviser was suggesting actions that would put America and Russia into direct military confrontation in Syria and risk causing a larger war “Even U.S. military officials have said that these sorts of no-fly or no-bomb guarantees Flournoy is promising — which Hillary Clinton herself has previously advocated — would risk a military confrontation with Russia.”and after seeing Governor Brown say in May 22 2016 that “When the Cold War ended, these dangers receded, but with the increasing hostility between the U.S. and Russia today, they are returning, endangering both of our countries” and remembering that it was Californians who during the height of cold war tensions said that America needed to create a bridge to Russia to deescalate nuclear tension and that it was Californians offering friendship that actual ended the cold war and reduced the threat of nuclear annihilation.

· Nov 8 2016 — Trump named President — Calexit gets big with a tweet suggesting secession by Michael Quicho.

·Nov 30 2016 — David Siders a reporter from POLITICO interviews Marcus in Fresno at Bobby Salazars in the Tower District.

· Dec 8 2016 — First instance of Calexit being called a Russian plot.

· Dec 13, 2016 — Reporter John Sepulvado prints 3 lies about Yes Ca: “In fact, Marinelli’s movement was covered almost exclusively in outlets funded by the Russian government and Communist Party before picking up more mainstream attention in the past few months. Despite these significant obstacles for the group — and with little, if any, grass-roots support for the campaign. Marinelli’s effort is endorsed by the Kremlin, which hosted Yes California as part of an anti-globalization conference in Moscow in September. The conference was paid for by the Russian government” The conference was not hosted by the Kremlin, it was not directly paid for by the Russian government, Yes CA has alot of grass roots members, and alot of domestic news coverage.

· Dec 23 2016 — CBS TV admits that California basically has international recognition from a foreign power — a key step in secession. Marcus points out to Louis that this means Yes Ca has achieved recognition according to International law — the key step to legally pursuing independence. CBS makes no mention that Calexit is a Russian organized effort even though that media story is already out. LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If California voters ever decide to secede from the United States, they could have at least one partner on the international stage: Russia.”.

· Jan 7 2017 — Marcus addresses Russia controversy for the first time

· Jan 15 2017 — Politico magazine lies about Yes California and says that Calexit is a Russian plot — the narrative severely damages the movement and can’t be shaken. “Marinelli and his handful of supporters are flaunting their ties” “Marinelli — who, along with other YesCalifornia supporters, did not return multiple requests for comment from POLITICO Magazine “…A few weeks ago, members of YesCalifornia, meeting in San Francisco, attempted to hang a one-story-high banner highlighting the Kremlin’s support for their movement. (Their efforts were thwarted by an “undercover police officer,” a YesCalifornia rep later said..” Yes California had 40,000 plus followers on Facebook by January and 4 days later a poll came out showing 46–47.5% of people are open to the idea. The article mentions none of social media support that existed already and never prints a correction after the polls are released. Politico magazine never contacted Marcus for an interview although they knew he was the most well known leader of Calexit by Nov 30 2016 and had interviewed him and had contact information for him. The reporter reviewed a video where Marcus identified himself holding up a banner earlier in SF and yet the same reporter acts like he did not know about Marcus well enough to call him out by name. [WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE THAT POLITICO HAD NO IDEA THAT POLLS WERE COMING OUT IN DAYS THAT WOULD MAKE CALEXIT MORE POPULAR RIGHT BEFORE THIS STORY — EVEN THOUGH THOSE POLLS HAD ALREADY BEEN CONCLUDED BY THE TIME OF THE ARTICLE?]

·Jan 19 2017 — Stanford University says polling shows 27% are for secession and 19% are open to the idea. The Interview was conducted over Jan 5–9.

· Jan 23 2017 — Reuters releases poll that says 32% of California supports secession right now and 15% are open to the idea. The interview was conducted December 6 -January 19.

· Jan 25 2017 — Yes California announced to all chapters that everyone is independent from the organization and that there are zero officers except for Marcus. This is so people can feel free of the negative image of Yes Ca in the media — and focus on the movement.

· Jan 25 2017 — Marcus is at the Women’s March in LA and there is overwhelming support. No one asks about Calexit being a Russian organization.

· Jan 31 2017 — Yes CA points out that the California Freedom Coalition / CFC is a Calexit organization that has no ties to Yes CA and everyone is invited to join if they want.

· Feb 3 2017 — News admits Yes Ca gives up control of the movement “Marcus Ruiz Evans, who founded Yes California with Marinelli, said the “baggage” associated with Marinelli and the “Russia questions” prompted the group to tell chapters they were free to do as they please.”

· Feb 13 2017 — Louis comes from Russia to California to hold a press conference and deal with the accusations.

· Feb 14 2017 — News immediately attacks Louis again for being a Russian stooge, and makes no mention that he is in California at that exact moment while talking about how he lives in Russia. They also reprint the article the next day as if it were new news.

· Feb 21 2017 — Marcus asks Louis to officially step down or move back to CA permanently because he feels that if the press conference didn’t work, they will never get a fair review by media.

·March 25 2017 — CFC does it first big activism event to get its name known to the Calexit movement. Marcus promotes this action to the movement so they know that CFC is a real organization that does action.

· March 29 2017 — Rachel Maddow lies about Yes California and Calexit and says the movement is being sponsored by known Trump associates “Nigel Farage has been in California, raising money among conservatives and Trump supporters in California to support California seceding from the United States”. The movement immediately begins to have member leave.

·March 31 2017 — Yes California begins to lose major donors. About 9 donors who were willing to give around $10,000 each or about $90,000 in donations.

· March 31 2017 — it is discovered that Rachel Maddow had signed up for Yes California newsletters, and the number of people who wanted to know about Yes CA was at 179,467.

· April 12 2017 — Marcus enlist famous person to join CFC to boost its name.

· Apr 17 2017 — Marcus alerts media that he is leaving Yes California and joins California Freedom Coalition.

· Apr 26 2017 — A friend of Robert Downey JR says he is ready to endorse CFC and Calexit and that they want to hold a concert with Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, Don Lemon, Abby Martin, and Sting to raise awareness about Calexit.

· May 22, 2017 — All major donors to Calexit have left because of media coverage of Russia links

· July 3 2017 — Joe Mathews of Zocalo Public Square, which said a year earlier that CA should be friends with Russia, comes out in support Calexit

· July 4 2017 — Marcus takes over Presidency of Yes CA

· Sept 27 2017 — Rachel Maddow lies again on TV and says that Yes California has its “headquarters in Russia” and the movement is run out of Russia (minute 11:08) and that the movement has no more than a “Kernel” or “organic interest”. She does not mention that the new President of Yes CA is in California, the HQ has always been listed as in Fresno, or the numerous meetings and chapters based in CA or 1/3 of California said they support a Calexit now.

· Nov 4 2017 — BBC news misleads the public suggesting that the entire Calexit movement was promoted by Russian robots. At the bottom of the article they admit that 4/5ths or 80% of all social media activity was real people who supported Calexit.

· Feb 16 2018 — Reporter John Sepulvado produces new lie and reprints lies about Yes Ca: “In 2016, a Calexit leader told KQED that he worked with that Russian agency to “raise awareness” of Calexit goals. Marinelli’s effort was endorsed by the Kremlin, which hosted his group as part of an anti-globalization conference in Moscow in September 2016. The conference was paid for by the Russian government.” YesCA said they had no contact with the Internet Research Agency and demanded that proof was shown. The reporter could not provide any evidence and deleted the entire tweet debate where Yes CA challenged him. Marcus told the reporter that he was the president and instead of printing that, or mentioning, the reporter choose to say that “a leader” said that Yes Ca was working with a Russian organization, so the suggestion that Louis was still president would be included.

· Feb 16 2018 — News admits that Marcus is the defacto leader of Yes California and the Calexit movement and is making changes to Yes CA to deal with the negative image “The Calexit campaign, operating under the name “Yes California,” is now led by another man, Marcus Ruiz Evans, and is proceeding with its petition for a ballot initiative to begin the secession process. Ruiz Evans says his organization has in the past welcomed support from the Russian government, but no longer does.

CALEXIT WAS ACCUSED OF BEING A RUSSIA BACKED EFFORT — THAT HAS BEEN DISPROVEN:

Yes California was accused of being sponsored and grown by Russia. That the movement for a California nation was not born by real Californians but rather mostly generated by Russia.

One of the data points that is offered up is that there was a account called “@CaliforniaRep” that did promote Calexit.

“It remains unclear how popular the now-suspended account was…

“Because @CalifroniaRep’s tweets are no longer visible, it is hard to know how many followers it had, how many times its tweets got shared or, overall, measure the extent of its influence in the Calexit movement.”

The news admits that no one knows how popular this account was.

Was this account a huge influence on the Calexit movement? I can tell you as the guy who helped build Yes California and started the Calexit movement in 2014 — I have never heard of this account ever, even when things were very popular in Dec 2016 to 2017. I also asked everyone in the movement about this account and no one heard of it.

Here are messages that @Californiarep said about Yes California.

Here are the messages that @Californiarep said about Calexit

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The news also admits that only 1/5 of the tweets that supported Calexit were by robots — which means 4/5 of the tweets were real people.

“There are also indications that the election night #Calexit trend — the hashtag was mentioned 100,000 times in the course of a few hours — was artificially driven by automated bots or fake accounts. Several of the most retweeted messages under the hashtag were posted by accounts with just a few hundred followers. And some of those tweets were retweeted thousands of times, an unlikely — though not impossible — occurrence.”

Although this tweet was repeated 10,000 times, nearly 2,000 of those accounts have since disappeared from Twitter, indicating that they were potentially automated bots, fake accounts”

STATE COMMISSION ‘DISPROVES’ ALLEGATIONS AGAINST YES CALIFORNIA

The State of California’s political watchdog has finished its investigation into Yes California after anonymous allegations claimed the campaign was, among other things, laundering foreign political contributions from Russia.

The Yes California Independence Campaign has been cleared of wrongdoing by the California State Government’s Fair Political Practices Commission.

In 2018, the Commission launched an investigation into anonymous allegations filed against Yes California. The campaign reviewed the allegations and returned a thorough and comprehensive point-by-point response to the State objecting to and rebutting them.

Specifically, the allegations claimed that Yes California and its founders “laundered political contributions”, “failed to report any and all contributions and expenditures”, “failed to register either with the Federal Election Commission or the California Election Commission as a “non-connected” (single issue) Political Action Committee”, that Yes California was used by its founders “as a pass-through false entity to their personal benefit”, and that the organization “laundered foreign contributions” from Russia.

As a part of the year-long investigation, the taxpayer-funded Commission subpoenaed the organization’s bank records and collected other relevant documentation. As a result of their investigation, the Commission concluded in a September 2019 letter addressed to Yes California that “we are closing this case without taking any enforcement action because the allegations have been disproven.”

With those unsubstantiated and now disproven allegations behind us, and Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection rapidly approaching, the Calexit campaign is welcoming all pro-independence persons and groups back under its umbrella to move forward together to a free and independent.

Posted to website Jan 19

https://yescalifornia.org/2020/01/19/government-watchdog-allegations-disproven/

Emailed to 90,000 members Jan 30

https://mailchi.mp/990536717e64/government-watchdog-allegations-against-yes-california-disproven?e=[UNIQID]

Posted to 40,000 members on Facebook Jan 30

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2576187922665014&id=1388579781425840

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BESIDES THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT SUBPOENING BANK ACCOUNTS AND FINDING NO FOREIGN MONEY … THE REPORTER WHO STARTED THE SUGGESTION THAT CALEXIT WAS FUNDED BY RUSSIA …HAD TO ADMIT (twice) — “No evidence has emerged of direct Kremlin funding for the Calexit initiative”

California Secessionists Retain Russian Connection Casey Mitchel

“No evidence has emerged of direct Kremlin funding for the Calexit initiative”August 2017 Eurasianet

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/84636

“While Michel was quick to note that “there’s no indication Marinelli himself has received funding from the Russian government,” Jan 2018 Playboy

http://www.playboy.com/articles/louis-marinelli-yes-california

THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE did not mention Yes Calexit and found that Yes California was not part of anything “The Committee found that the IRA coopted unwitting Americans to engage in-offline activities in furtherance of their objectives.7”

National intelligence council, Sense of the Community Memorandum, ‘~’September 13, 2019.

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The Committee found that Russia’s targeting of the 2016 U.S. presidential election was part of a broader, sophisticated, and ongoing information warfare campaign designed to sow discord in American politics and society. The IR.A’s operational planning for the 2016 election goes back at least to 2014, when two IRA operatives were sent to the United States to gather intelligence in furtherance of the IR.A’s objectives. 5

Analysis of the behavior of the IRA-associated social media accounts makes dear that while the Russian information warfare campaign exploited the context of the election and election-related issues in 2016, the preponderance of the operational focus, as reflected repeatedly in content, account names, and audiences targeted, was on socially divisive issues-such as race, immigration, and Second Amendment rights-in an attempt to pit Americans against one another and against their government. 6

The Committee found that the IRA coopted unwitting Americans to engage in-offline activities in furtherance of their objectives.7

Though all of the known IRA-related accounts from the Committee’s data set were suspended or taken down in the fall of 2017, 8

Researchers at the University of Southern California who evaluated nearly 20 million election:.related tweets assessed that about one-fifth of the political discourse around the 2016 election on Twitter may have been automated and the result of bot activity. 10

In testifying to the Committee in 2017, Clint Watts outlined three different types of potential real-world targets for Russian influence operators. 77 A class of “useful idiots” refers to unwitting Americans who are exploited to further amplify Russian propaganda, unbeknownst to them; “fellow travelers” are individuals ideologically sympathetic to Russia’s anti-western viewpoints who take action on their own accord; and “agent provocateurs” are individuals who are actively manipulated to commit illegal or clandestine acts on behalf of the Russian government. As Watts explains, “Some people are paid for. Some are coerced. Some are influenced. Some agree. Some don’t know what they’re doing …. Where they fall on that spectrum may not matter ultimately.” What matters most, he argues, is the message they are carrying and whether its reach is growing. 20

Democratic governments and populations must balance the need for calling out and shining light on Russian activities with remaining realistic and sober about Moscow’s actual capabilities and their effectiveness. The public needs to be made aware of the tactics being directed at them, but there also needs to be appreciation for the limitations of those tactics. 22

The IR.A’s foray into influence operations targeting the 2016 election began with a 2014 intelligence-gathering mission to the United States undertaken by two female employees: Anna Bogacheva and Aleksandra Krylova. 29

Both secured visas to visit the United States in June 2014, and the two made stops in “Nevada, California, NewMexico, Colorado, Illinois; Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, and New York,” 30

After Election Day, Left-leaning IRA accounts were promoting hashtags such as “#Impeach45,’’ “#Resist,” and “#GunReformNow.” 42

Colin Kaepemick and the NFL protests on March 13, 2018, prompting 37,000 forwarded retweet 54

FORMAL CHARGES AGAINST RUSSIA ALSO did not mention Yes Calexit and found that Yes California was not part of anything.

Indictment, United States v. Internet Research Agency, et al., Case 1: l 8-cr-00032-DLF (D.D.C. Feb. 16, 2018).

link

“Defendants and their co-conspirators also created thematic group pages on social media sites, particularly on the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram. ORGANIZATIONcontrolled pages addressed a range of issues, including: immigration (with group names including “Secured Borders”); the Black Lives Matter movement (with group names including “Blacktivist”); religion (with group names including “United Muslims of America” and “Army of Jesus”); and certain geographic regions within the United States (with group names including “South United” and “Heart of Texas”). By 2016, the size of many ORGANIZATION-controlled groups had grown to hundreds of thousands of online followers.” PG 14

[Texas group is mentioned but nothing about California]

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH FOUND NOTHING

The IRA, Social Media and Political Polarization in the United States, 2012–2018

link

“We focus on the top 10 organic post campaigns by likes and shares in the following analysis, which are: Being Patriotic, Stop A.I. (All Invaders), Heart of Texas, Blacktivist, United Muslims of America, Army of Jesus, Brown Power, LGBT United, South United, and BM (Black Matters).” PG 32

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE FOUND NOTHING

House permanent select committee on intelligence, report on “Exposing Russia’s Effort to Sow Discord Online: The Internet Research Agency and Advertisements”, advertisements for 2015, 2016, 2017

link

Calexit grew very large between Nov 8 2016 when the term “CALEXIT” was popularized to — Jan 15 2017 when Politico said that the movement was nothing but Russian organized.
A review of posts from that time — shows no mention of Yes California OR Calexit. If Russia made a post supporting Yes California or Calexit outside of this time range it would have had close to zero effect.

EMAIL COMMUNICATION

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 8:38 PM, Michael

Marcus,How is fund raising going. Al of my sources were grossed out by the Russia loving guy.

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:58 PM, Richard

hello everyone,

I moved the Troubadour show with Billy Joe and Foo to July, will nail down a date soon…its a sell out the minute it announces so we will roll with a large guest list.

Did you guys see what Maddow did to Louis last night?

I think there should be an active NOT AFFILIATED WITH RUSSIA notice initially?

I have scheduled a show on our Verizon network to have Steve with Sting (he is in, will talk Brexit vs Caliexit) Abby Martin (host), Don Lemon (anti-exit) , and Robert Downey Jr (he will support CFC but he has not committed) This network has 140 milion mobile subscribers and will also be on Hulu, I can put the show between Mike Judges show with me, and Ed Helms new series. Thats great lead in and lead out.

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 2:31 PM
Subject: CFC California Freedom Coalition — contact
To: Rainey, Jim (NBCUniversal) <Jim.Rainey@nbcuni.com>

FYI — Contact information — new organization leading Calexit.

“They have my full-support. They are what Calexit needs”

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Subject: 82 Calexit chapters: (CFC) Ca Freedom Coalition — is now RECOGNIZED leader of CALEXIT
To:

  • CFC is now recognized in the news as the leader of the Calexit movement.
  • They are completely independent of Louis Marinelli / Yes CA — and free of any of “that” baggage
  • They agreed last night — to do what the chapters wanted — and lead the refiling of the Initiative. BOTTOM
  • If you want to be part of how the new initiative is worded — JOIN CFC INFO BELOW

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 12:22 PM
Subject: These reporters (who covered Calexit) & All Calexit chapters — were emailed that I left Yes CA (TODAY)
To: Tim

Consider reporting: I’m leaving Yes CA — joining CA freedom Coalition

Mon, Apr 17, 2017, 10:04 AM

to Katie @WAPO

I started the Calexit movement in 2012, with the book “California’s Next Century” as the first time someone spoke seriously about California becoming a nation.Since that time I have worked with Yes CA — the largest of the Calexit groups.Effective — TODAY — I am no longer with Yes CA — I am leaving — I am joining the California Freedom Coalition.

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com> wrote:

Cindy Shehan is know by EVERYONE who is anti-war. She is famous among liberals

  • Just did an interview with Cindy Shehan
  • She wants to be a spokes person for Calexit
  • She wants to have weekly podcasts on her network about Calexit
  • I told her that she needs to talk with CFC (so I emailed you three: Steve, Tim, Shankar)

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM, Shankar

Cindy, i feel like i already know you. I’ve​ seen you battle Hannity and take on the media. Thank you so much for all that you do.

Marcus mentioned that you were enthused by the Calexit movement. We are trying to get Californians to realize how powerful we really are. This last weekend we were at the Grand Prix in Long Beach and we definitely turned some minds and got their signatures. Here is a link to video from the grand prix. Please check it out.

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 3:17 PM, Cindy Sheehan

<cindysheehanssoapbox@gmail.com> wrote:

On Apr 4, 2017, at 09:21, Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com> wrote:

Ok — Lenny not everyone agrees with you.

Sorry to do this — claims are being made — that facts do not support.

Sue, Gabriel, Desiree, Tony, Cynthia, Nikila, Stephanie, Paul, Aaron, Clare, Edward, Alexander, Robert, Juan Pablo, have all basically said (in this thread or to me) — Yes, it does not look good right now that Louis is in Russia and some do not like that he is there — but can we get back to work, I don’t care what Rachel Maddow said. None of that impacts that fact that it is a good idea for CA to be a nation.

Everyone — including Louis — has admitted it does not look good, the way the media is focusing on Russia right now.

We have lost 3 chapters to this debate. It was worth it for people to say whatever they want and know this is an open forum.

But only 2 chapters left because of Maddow (Fresno and Seattle), and 1 left because there is so many emails (San Louis Obispo)

2 chapters left — due to Russia

1 chapter left — due to too many emails

14 chapters said — MOVE ON please

Also — we have lost none of the 46,000 people on Facebook.

On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 3:12 PM, Neil

… (if it’s legit) Rachel Maddow is on the Yes!California list of people.

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Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 3:27 PM, Clare

My understanding is that Lenny is likely able to get us on Maddow’s show, but feels an important need to publicly distance ourselves from Louis/Russia, at that time. I know that I am about to lose a donor over the connection to Louis and Russia

From: Aaron

Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017

REALITY CHECK: This is not about Maddows, or MSNBC, or Russia, or even of whoever started this movement. THIS IS ABOUT CALIFORNIA RECLAIMING IT’S INDEPENDENCE.

Please, let’s not yet anyone or anything, whether it be Maddows, or MSNBC, or Russia or whatever or whoever distract us from this amazing movement. This is about us, this is about California.

Please, let’s stay together in this movement. I mean we haven’t even got the signatures to get it on the ballot to vote yet.

One step at a time team. Stay focused.

From: Paul
Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: 67 chapters: Go to a Townhall — ask about “a Calexit” — send us a VIDEO

the simple fact is that the United States of America has become too large and too disparate to effectively govern itself. This is most amply demonstrated in the complete gridlock of Washington for the past 20 years. What Rachel Maddow says may very well be true. It doesn’t change the facts nor does it change the rightness of our cause. Even if this movement were funded by the Russians, if it is headed towards a good end that’s the important thing. Even a busted clock is right twice a day

On Mar 30, 2017 7:47 AM, “Stephanie

wrote:

I’m not sure why people in this group didn’t know that Louis was living in Russia. Just because people live abroad doesn’t mean jackcrap! He’sbeen honest with that and that he helped set up a California Cultural Centre (aka mini embassy) in Russia. I’m sorry that you feel duped, but there’s been no secrets. I studied all over the globe. And worked and lived in 31 nations. People work and live all over the world, does that make them less a citizen? No! It makes them, in my view, a better one because they are able to understand climate in other areas of the globe. Why does Russia still hold the negative Cold War image? It shouldn’t. We need to rise above the fears of the USA and realise we can have better relations with nations that America doesn’t. Am I saying to ignore the abuses in Russia? No. But as a new nation we can change their view on us, and our view on them. It can be a new start. An honest white flag. An impact that can change the world just by extending an olive branch. Will it help? Who knows but the USA has embassies and consulates all over, even in countries that we don’t get along with. Why? Because of visas and other things and to try to have a presence in that country. As a nation we need allies. Please don’t think we have to hate Russia because the USA does. Let’s rise above and stop the hate. I’m sure if our nation (California) feels that we can’t stay there, we won’t. And please stop thinking negatively of Louis. He works in Russia. That’s what he chose, it doesn’t make him Russian or in American. This is just silly.

Thank you,

Stephanie

Alexander
Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 12:59 AM
Subject: Re: 67 chapters: Go to a Townhall — ask about “a Calexit” — send us a VIDEO

Let us all turn away from our TV momentarily and think logically. Today, Farange (of Brexit) claimed to be supporting CalExit BUT (THIS IS IMPORTANT) claimed this “CalExit” would split CA in two (and not leave the U.S.)

This isn’t even what we’re collecting signatures for. CalEXIT is to EXIT the U.S. Not divide and weaken us.

Farange is a documented friend of Trump. Ergo, this is a diversion tactic to make CalExit look as they we’re weakening California and dividing it. In actuality (as you should know) we are splitting away as the 6 largest economy in the world (Larger than france as Maddow noted).

I’m sorry to say, but if Maddow talked you away from this movement you were duped. This is a counterfeit CalExit.

Desiree
Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 11:58 PM
Subject: Re: 67 chapters: Go to a Townhall — ask about “a Calexit” — send us a VIDEO

I’m sorry to hear that you are withdrawing support for the drive for California Independence because of the person who initiated the Yes California petition process.

I don’t know you, or the reasons why you became interested in Calexit. For me, personally, I’ve wanted an Independent California Nation since I first figured out that we would never have a real voice in the policies that impact us. We are vastly under-represented not only in the electoral college — and thus all the administrative decisions AND the judiciary — but even more so in the Senate. Our experiences, culture, economics, history and social understandings are not similar to most of the United States — yet their local and regional issues and needs carry far more weight than ours. That won’t change no matter who currently leads the U.S.

An Independent California means WE can shape our government to fit OUR needs. It obviously won’t be perfect, and no one group will get everything they want — but it will certainly be more relevant than the current system.

I look on the Yes California initiative — and more broadly — the #Calexit movement — as a fantastic opportunity to finally move forward. Frankly, I don’t care whose idea it was — the initiative isn’t giving them any power — it’s giving California and Californian’s power.

I don’t understand not supporting California Independence simply because Russia might like it — — France was happy when the Americans declared independence from England ( for very similar reasons ) — should those 13 colonies have stayed quiet and subservient to England?

On Mar 29, 2017, at 11:08 PM, Violet

Same here, I feel stupid for not googling this. People have been talking about this connection for months apparently. Russia would be set to directly benefit from this action in several ways.

Its really sad because CA would also greatly benefit, and so would many others, but anything that is organized by russsia or benefitting russia right now I can’t support. That problem is too severe at this point. I wish the circumstances were different.

On Mar 29, 2017 22:54, “Karina

Hey Marcus,

Rachel Maddow on msnbc news channel just reported tonight that the founder of Calexit is a man who lives in Russia. You should look this up, I won’t be supporting this movement anymore. Tonight’s episode 3/29/17.

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:32 AM
Subject: 67 chapters for Calexit: Go to a Townhall — ask about “a Calexit” — send us a VIDEO
To: marcus evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>

ANNOUNCING — Ask representatives about Calexit and post a video.

THIS COULD GO VIRAL

- Media loves reporting on them now

Steve SAN JOSE — did it https://youtu.be/W3a1n1ybhdQ

March 25,

Townhall,

San Jose,

Zoe Lofgren

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: sf chronicle article 2/19
To: Don Sutton <donaldwsuttonjr@gmail.com>

I hear you — he said he was open if I could find him a good job.

It look horrible PR — Louis has said that — I agree, its bad timing, looks like something nefarious, when it is just bad timing. Did not know Trump would be elected and Russia would be accused of meddling with elections in America.

I hear you. We have not lost any of 55 chapters, and we have grown over the last month at 7000 members — but we could be growing so much more!!

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Don

this is not the same person who interviewed me, but people ‘skimming’ the headlines will not like this article. sf chronicle is the one interview that wanted to know about russia financing the movement.

he has to find a way back here asap.

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 3:56 PM
Subject: Calexit movement is not being reported fairly.
To: rdeleon@revealnews.org

There are a lot of articles about how Calexit is a Russian plot/ staged operation. LIST BELOW.

The President of the largest group for the CalExit movement is in Russia right now — for the last few months.

Why do articles focus on 1 person and completely ignore these facts?

-53 chapters across California
-40,000 Californians on facebook
-23 meetings about Calexit have already happened
-Many interviews of Calexit supporters already on TV
-Louis worked the last 3 years in CA to build Yes CA
-Author of book that started movement in 2012

Why do the same articles that focus on 1 person in Russia also forget to mention?
- Can’t file a petition unless a citizen — by law
- Can’t collect signatures to have the vote for independence unless a citizen — by law
- Cant cast a vote — for independence — unless a citizen — by law

Meaning it is literally impossible for foreign intervention to make CA secession happen — by law

Why do the articles that focus on 1 person in Russia — never mention these facts that are law?

Why do the articles that focus on 1 person in Russia — seem to come out every 1–2 weeks .. like they are programmed?

2.14.17
http://www.kusi.com/story/34506129/yes-california-movement-president-under-fire-for-russian-ties
http://abc7.com/politics/exclusive-leader-of-calexit-movement-called-into-question-for-ties-to-russia/1754411/
http://abc30.com/politics/leader-of-calexit-movement-called-into-question-for-ties-to-russia/1754468/
2.3.17
http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Advocate-s-Russian-ties-cause-concern-in-state-10907521.php
1.30.17
http://www.snopes.com//01/30/calexit-campaign-supported-russia/
1.15.17
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/why-russia-loves-the-idea-of-california-seceding-214632
12/29/16
http://www.salon.com/2016/12/29/russia-calexit-texit-dissent/
12/16/16
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-calexit-leaders-lives-in-russia-20161216-htmlstory.html
12/13/16
http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/12/13/from-his-home-in-russia-calexit-leader-plots-california-secession/
12/10/16
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/california-campaign-seeks-to-secede-from-the-us-with-a-little-help-from-russia-1.443712
12/8/16
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/12/08/secession-calexit-putin-russia-california-secede/

From: Louis J. Marinelli <president@yescalifornia.org>
Date: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 9:56 AM
Subject: RE: Conference Call Thurs 10pm and Sat 10pm — Talk with Louis
To: Cynthia, Karen, Edward , SK , Michael, Timothy , Peggy , janine , Jingjie , Johnny , Dead Realm , Jon , calexithumboldt, Stephanie , Jason , john, Ezekiel , Will , Juan , icastro, Dylan , Angela , YESCAKern, Oliver , Mark , Sam , Jannelle, Bart Gilbert <Bartoncgilbert@gmail.com>, Brenda , Don , NorCalNik , Marylou, Andrew , David, Lenny , Clare, , Karina, Karen , Michel , Alexander

Hi Everyone.

My schedule for Monday Studio interview in San Diego at 2:30pm with Tipping Point and 5pm with KUSI. Let’s plan an event in the evening, sometime around 7pm? Dinner? I’m down, let’s make it happen. Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible!

Louis J. Marinelli

President | Yes California Independence Campaign

Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 2:33 PM
Subject: 23 Meetup YesCA Groups. See attached.
To: Don

if you know of anyone looking for meet ups closer to them, there are now 23 different meet ups going on around california.

We have 23 permanent meetups around CA — focused on signature gathering.

YOU HAVE OPTIONS:

Yes CA will provide support to any group — whomever they are — that publicly supports signature-gathering

- Some meetups want to be part of Yes CA brand — because it is known

- Some meetups want to be independent but have their meetups advertised to 30,000 on YesCA Facebook

- Some meetups are choosing for forming a new coalition that is exclusively focused on signature collection — called the California Freedom Coalition

Yes CA supports whatever decision you think is best for your region of California. Everyone here wants CALexit

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: Trial test of signatures
To: Michel

50% signed.

GREAT NEWS — thats a winning statistic

On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 3:56 PM, Michel Becher
From:
ryan
Date: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 3:16 PM
Subject: Trial test of signatures
To: Michel
Today I printed the signatures and collected a few. I found that it was not as well received as I suspected. It may have been the area I was in but the general consensus was most people heard of it and were not well informed leading to their hesitation to sign. About %35 of the people I asked were against it %15 wanted to know more and
the other %50 signed it and would have voted yes on it. Again this was a small sample size of 100 people ages 18–35 at a college. I am asking for funding for a trial run to get 1k signatures by 2/10/17 at a price of $2.50 a signature for my efforts.

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 2:47 PM
Subject: So Cal _ CalExit meetup in your area — We are reorganizing to GROW BIG

If you don’t want emails or this email finds you in error — please click “block sender” top right.

  • We expect to start collecting signatures for ballot initiative — Jan 27.
  • We also expect massive growth — from media, and California — once people see others “out there” asking people to sign a real life legal petition for secession from America. Yes Its happening Californians

From: Clare
Date: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: Why Russia Loves the Idea of California Seceding — POLITICO Magazine
To: paul Cc: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>

Dear Paul, Thank you for writing to me directly, and thank you so much for you donation — that’s genuinely appreciated. I appreciate your concerns and they need addressing. I would prefer to have you talk with the Chair of the board, Marcus Ruiz Evans as he is best equipped for this conversation.

On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 10:26 AM, paul

Clare — I signed up as a member and a volunteer for YesCalifronia. I also made a first contribution of $250. I find this Politico article extremely disturbing. Marinelli attending a conference in Russia? Unfurling a Russian banner in San Francisco? A 30 leader of this movement who in the past did not support open marriage? Living more in Russia than in California? That is only the beginning of my questions.

To allow for maximum growth. Yes CA has re-formatted. All meetup groups are fully independent of Yes CA. SEE Below. Email lead to go. There are no Yes CA meetups or officers. However — Yes CA is now a communications and support portal.

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 12:34 PM
Subject: Why Russia — definitive rebuttal to criticism
To: NorCal

SEE BELOW

Please share with members.

I want to acknowledge as the leader of the Yes California Independence Campaign that decisions that I fully made with the President acting at that time as Vice President have put a lot of stress on all members. Having anything to do with Russia has made it more difficult for members to be able to joyfully tell others about what they are doing — which is necessary to bring new members.

I appreciate that you have all worked hard under this pressure and stress and have stayed committed.

In September of 2016 — I and Louis made the decision to travel to Russia to attend an international conference. Our intent was to get into international news. We did. Germany, France, England, Spain, Scotland covered Yes California for the first time. Then New York Times, and American Broadcasting Network covered Yes California for the first time.

We knew that this movement would always be a joke — until it had respectable international attention. We knew that America could always call this movement — crazy people, who have no logic behind them — unless the World said — we don’t agree with you America. Yes California has achieved this for all of California because it went to the international conference in Russia and did a great fantastic job representing the arguments for California to be independent.

We also knew that to not be a joke — you had to have a vote. Yes California was the only group to file paperwork for a vote for secession to a choice for California voters. But we also knew — that if the world did not know you were having a vote, then you could not get international attention and force America to respect that vote. Yes California has achieved this for all of California because the President has lived in Russia for the past few months and was able to constantly do European interviews.

Finally we knew that people could still say you were a joke — if they could say that no nation will recognize an independent California nation-state. Yes California achieved the promise of international recognition because the President worked out a deal with a non-profit group in Russia (not gov) to host an embassy/ actually-just-a cultural center in Russia, that was spoken of well in Russian news … and World news.

These decisions that I made fully aware — came at a cost.

When we decided to go this route in September 2016 — we did not believe Donald Trump would be America’s choice, and that we would gain 20,000 new members in less than a week. We did not think — in our wildest dreams — that we would be in this position of intense interest and media scrutiny in Jan 2017.

Achieving these goals — having a vote, having that vote international recognized, having a nation agree to recognize a nation, — have made it where Yes CA is now a real — not a joke at all — secession movement.

We simply could not say we were not a joke when pressed without these three things. We effectively only have these three things because the President agreed — — to be willing to travel and live in Russia.

I am not saying it is not without pain — at all. I am saying that there would be no media interviews, attention, massive people joining — because they think it could happen — if we had not made these decisions.

Sincerely Marcus Ruiz Evans

PS. POLITICO — FORGOT TO MENTION THAT THEY ALREADY INTERVIEWED ME. They did not bring me up

http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/california-playbook/2016/12/republicans-hunker-down-amid-democratic-resistance-to-trump-boxer-plots-filibuster-assembly-fails-at-spelling-217787

12/09/16 09:30 AM EST

By David Siders (dsiders@politico.com)

THE BUZZ: One of the headaches of organizing a fringe political movement is getting the media to take you seriously, a problem that Marcus Ruiz Evans, who is pushing California to secede from the United States, has run into ever since Donald Trump’s election drew attention to the idea. Over a massive burrito at Bobby Salazar’s Taqueria in Fresno one recent afternoon, the vice president of Yes California said that immediately after the election reporters told him, “You’re crazy, you know you’re crazy right? And we have some professor who says you’re crazy.” But in recent days his fortunes have turned. News outlets are now reporting that secession is “almost impossible,” he said, a smile spreading across his face. “The difference between impossible and almost impossible is a light year.”

From: “David Siders” <dsiders@politico.com>
Date: Nov 30, 2016 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: Yes California
To: “Marcus Ruiz Evans” <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Cc:

Thanks, Marcus. I’ll be there at noon — see you then

— — — — — Forwarded message — — — — —
From: “David Siders” <dsiders@politico.com>
Date: Nov 29, 2016 11:24 AM
Subject: Yes California
To: “marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com” <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Cc:

Marcus — I’m newly at Politico (well, since leaving the Sac Bee a co couple uple of months ago, anyway), and working on a story about Yes California. Any chance you’d have a minute to talk? Cell is (209) 518–0331. Best. David

http://www.politico.com/states/california/staff/david-siders

Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Wed, Oct 12, 2016, 10:37 AM
to Louis

I saw. its an insult — he knows what he is doing and pretends he doesn’t speak English well. Lavrov is a smart man

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Louis J. Marinelli <president@yescalifornia.org> wrote:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/10/12/russias_lavrov_so_many_pussies_around_the_presidential_campaign_on_both_sides_that_i_prefer_not_to_comment.html

FPost to FB/web — make Yes CA seem more rational about approach to Russia

Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Sep 30, 2016
, 1:07 AM
to Louis
Do Californians think about Russia — the way Americans do?
2016 — California Governor Jerry Brown writes an article pleading for Russia and CA to work together to world peace

California Think Tank writes positive peace on need for West to understand Putin -
Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 12:49 PM
to Louis
California Think Tank writes positive peace on need for West to understand Putin —
http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2016/09/26/memo-west-stop-giving-russians-reasons-love-putinnexus/

Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Sep 27, 2016, 1:06 PM
to Louis
TOTALLY POST.
It attacked Russia for an agenda — for hosting conference.
But made it clear that CA and TX — WERE THERE FOR THEIR OWN REASONS — completely.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/texas-california-separatists-attend-pro-kremlin-conference/story?id=42395066

De : Louis J. Marinelli [mailto:president@yescalifornia.org]
Envoyé : jeudi 15 septembre 2016 17:25

As promised, I want to get you in touch with a representative of the campaign in California. It took me a little bit because I am just getting settled in Russia. Please contact Marcus Ruiz Evans at marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com

On Sep 2, 2015 4:58 PM,

From: Mike

I need the following:

1) a list of ‘organizations that we can contact’ for louis in san diego

2) i need a press list — all ‘media’ in san diego — i am sure he has one, but it can be expanded — for all of CA. I know there are websites out there, and also programs we can buy that has this informaiton. For us, what we need is to get the media publication name…. someone to send stuff to… their email, and yes — fax. — start with san diego, and then expand out — and if we need to get some software or something that allows us to send out stuff great… the object should be for us to have ‘spread sheets’ for cities, and then be able to target stuff — this will come in handy when we announce stuff next week regarding the ‘party’.

3) I am finishing up the overall ‘louis campaign schedule’… and we will have it in a couple of days. Next week we will officially kick things off with a press release…

Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Thu, Aug 6, 2015, 1:38 PM
to Louis, Research@SovereignCA.org

Establish Embassies TEXT

The intent of this section is to establish international communications and friendships that will lead to the establishment of social, political, cultural and economic relations.

Add text below to Assembly Bill №29, section 2, article 3, sub section g
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB29

This shall include:
Section 1: California shall start a program to establish trade missions around the world that will operate as embassies.

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 5:09 PM
Subject: Econ Reform Initiative — Mike..are you ok with this deal?
To: michael

Mike I talked to Louis, who has been pushing for just filing one idea as an initiative instead of the Omnibus (as he said in SCAG).

Establish trade missions

The intent of this section is to establish international communications and friendships that will lead to the establishment of social, political, cultural and economic relations.

Add text below to Assembly Bill №29, section 2, article 3, sub section g (“In cooperation with the federal government, foster relationships with overseas entities to improve the state’s image as a destination for business investment and expansion.”)

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB29

to read:

Section 1: California shall start a program to establish trade missions around the world that will operate as embassies.

Criteria for establishing relations with other countries

The intent of this section is to establish firm concepts with respect to how California will establish relations with other countries.

Add text below to Assembly Bill №29, section 2, article 3, sub section g (“In cooperation with the federal government, foster relationships with overseas entities to improve the state’s image as a destination for business investment and expansion.”)

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB29

to read:

Section 1 — the criteria California shall use for establishing foreign relations includes any 4 of the following.

Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>Tue, Jul 14, 2015, 1:13 AM

Mike made this list of econ ideas, that I, Louis and Theo like.1. CA’s own stock market2. CA’s own bond market3. CA’s own gold reserves (Just in case)4. CA’s own Roth/IRA fund5. CA’s own set of trade missions “quasi-Embassies” in every county (Separate from the US around the World)

Date: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 7:25 PM
Subject: YesCalifornia.com still working on logo
To: Louis J. Marinelli <LJMarinelli@sovereignca.org>
Cc: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>

I went to the site to see what the background color is but its not working? do I have the url correct?

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: Putin Supporting Texas Secession
To: Louis J. Marinelli <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com>

Last year, the Russian public and a Russian lawmaker publicly voiced wanting more connection to California.

Last time this was brought up was 8 years ago when Russia offered formal recognition.

“California’s Fort Ross May Be Russian Territory, Lawmaker Says” By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Moscow Times, Sep. 28 2014

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/507939.html

“Now Some Russians Want Moscow to Demand Northern California Back” by Paul Goble, Interpreter Magazine, March 26, 2014

http://www.interpretermag.com/now-some-russians-want-moscow-to-demand-northern-california-back/

“Russia to recognize California as a “Separate Nation” in Retaliation over Kosovo” By Sorcha Faal, China Desk, June 13, 2007

http://thechinadesk.blogspot.com/2007/06/russia-to-recognize-california-as_14.html

Subject: RE: Establishment of a Select Committee on Bold Reinvigoration
From:<research@sovereignca.org>
Date: Fri, December 05, 2014 “Louis J. Marinelli”
<LJMarinelli@sovereignca.org

  • I would recommend careful analysis and move forward with ONE bold movement.
  • Or lets create the political party that has the multifaceted platform with position papers, including this one.

Thats what the Scottish National party did —

CAMPAIGN “Yes scotland” http://yesscotland.net/

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: Establishment of a Select Committee on Bold Reinvigoration
To: Research@SovereignCA.org <research@sovereignca.org>

I think we do this through a series of initiatives from 2016 18 20 2022 2024. Scottish national party went from joke to achieving devolution…sub-national sovereignty in 7 years.

They issued white papers on new policies that would change if/when they were in power. And their vision at the time it was first put out there was shocking to people..in a good way..but radical…that’s what got the party real media attention…it was a different Scottish society they were proposing.

Date: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: Change of Status of Sovereign California
To: Louis J. Marinelli <LJMarinelli@sovereignca.org>
Cc: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>, Theo <electronicinitiatives@netzero.com>

Fantastic

On Nov 12, 2014, at 3:54 PM, “Louis J. Marinelli” LJMarinelli@SovereignCA.org> wrote:
Gentlemen, It is official. Sovereign California is a political action committee.

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 2:08 PM
Subject: Nov 22 — Padre Hotel, Bakersfield
To: David <electronicinitiatives@netzero.com>, Theo, Louis J. Marinelli <LJMarinelli@sovereignca.org>

Booked a suite for us to meet at — Padre Hotel, Bako,downtown. Check in 4pm — Nov 22.

From: David

From: electronicinitiatives@netzero.com <electronicinitiatives@netzero.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 9:28 PM
Subject: petition forms and langiages
To: <elections@sos.ca.gov>
Dear Ms. Bowen, I am attaching copies of our paper petition form and smartphone form. We downloaded your defective product from your website, used it as a minimum, and modernized it similar to my petition in 1986–87 for the paper form. If you are reading this on a smartphone or tablet, you are holding everything you need to register to vote….Dean Logan. We hope to share petitions and voter registration all over the internet. And in all of the languages offered on your website. Will you please help with translations and the process as a whole?

Subject: Ian Powell / 2016
From: “Louis J. Marinelli” <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, August 26, 2014 8:19 pm
> To: David
Hey David, I spoke with your contact, Ian. We’re going to meet in mid-September in San Diego. I also wanted to share with you our decision on ballot initiatives to push for 2016. You suggested to go more bold.

From: Louis J. Marinelli <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:01 PM
Subject: status email
To: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>

Our Board of Directors is myself, Marcus, an attorney in LA serving as our CFO now (Theo), our secretary, we have another gentlemen who has experience in (Bart Gilbert) ballot initiatives who also joined us this week and we’re still exacting his position with us but he’s a member. For now he’s going to be the point man for one of the initiatives. Next weekend we’re having an event in LA on Saturday/Sunday (Korea Town, Shelter Hotel) and our treasurer in LA is bringing a handful of interested contacts. (Also added Northern California chapter to be headed by David , SF). There are now chapters in SD, LA, Central Valley, and Bay Area. (Also setting up meeting for supporters who live in New York, Adam, Patrick )

As for money, Marcus and I have been pulling our resources together in a pay as we go plan. We’ve also sold some merchandise. Not going to claim we’re a huge fundraiser but for a grassroots-level organization started by an English teacher and a state employee, we’re moving along quite well, I’d say. We’ve got supplies, we’ve got a website, we’ve got advertising, over 3000 people on Facebook, our Twitter account is growing (4 politicians following), we have a contact in the media whose writing a column on our three initiatives (Tom Elias) to be published in mid-November, we’re slated for the radio (1680AM) in mid-November as well. (Also Jacqueline Hirahara a writer for Examiner magazine on Civil Rights issues for Sacramento contacted us yesterday…she contacted SovereignCA). Also have a permanent graphic designer

From: Louis J. Marinelli <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 10:27 PM
Subject: Fwd: 1986–87 petition
To: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>

This is the initiative Mr. Gilbert ran in 1986, 1987.

— — — — — Forwarded message — — — — —
From: “electronicinitiatives@netzero.com” <electronicinitiatives@netzero.com>
Date: Oct 21, 2014 9:16 PM
Subject: 1986–87 petition
To: <LJMarinelli@sovereignca.org>

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 3:28 PM
Subject: Event Invite: SUNDAY: — Capitol Park — : “Campaign Against “6 STATES” Initiative”
To: <LPSacTreasurer@gmail.com>

We’re presenting at the LA County Libertarian Party Convention on July 5.

Libertarians have generally been supportive of this idea.

- on July 6 we will be in Sacramento, and wanted to reach out to Libertarians in that area…

PRESS RELEASE:

“Sovereign California announces opposition to proposal for Six California’s”

http://sovereignca.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SixCalifornias06262014.pdf

“That is why our team was in agreement that Sovereign California must become the embodiment of a grassroots effort to keep California together,”

“California is politically influential and economically powerful as the world’s ninth largest economy — because we are united.”

- Louis J. Marinelli, Sovereign California’s President and CEO.

PLEASE JOIN US:

THIS SUNDAY / JULY 6TH

SACRAMENTO CAPITOL PARK

WE WILL BE MEETING THE PUBLIC & CONDUCTING INTERVIEW WITH ‘NBC Sacramento’

http://sovereignca.org/events/sacramento-meet-greet-at-capital-park

Louis J. Marinelli <LJMarinelli@sovereignca.org>
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 11:29 PM
to me

What do you think about this wording for the initiative:

This initiative requires the state legislature to establish a state commission with no fewer than twelve members which shall conduct an investigation and produce a report determining whether the state of California could govern itself independently. The scope of the report shall be as comprehensive as necessary and proper for the commission to reach its determination and issue a full report on California self-rule. The members of the commission shall be appointed by the legislative leadership, but current lobbyists, persons recently or currently seeking or holding elective office, and persons having financially contributed to political candidates, political parties or political action committees in the preceding five years are disqualified. The commission shall be required to call witnesses and hear expert testimony in the course of their investigation. The commission shall also be required to preface their report with historical context including California’s path to statehood, as well as a summary of findings profiling California’s current economic, political and cultural global influence.

Louis J. Marinelli <LJMarinelli@sovereignca.org>
Fri, Jun 20, 2014, 12:13 PM
to me

Hi,Looks like with a promo code I found I can get 100 bumper stickers for $80.00. I will have to wait until I get paid next week to place the order but it looks like a good deal. I want to contact them, too, to see if they can give us a deal because we’ll be placing many orders with them in the future. They also do shirts, flags, banners, etc. So they are a good source for all of our gear.

Livefyre <notify@livefyre.com>
Wed, Jun 18, 2014, 8:35 PM
to me

“First Statewide Planning Meeting”
http://sovereignca.org/events/first-statewide-planning-meeting/

Louis J. Marinelli <LJMarinelli@sovereignca.org>
Thu, Jun 19, 2014, 8:30 PM
to me
That is AMAZING.
Yes, I will be there no matter what.

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans [marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 8:28 PM
To: Louis J. Marinelli
Subject: Presentation july 5 LA libertarian convention

July 5th is LA libertarian party convention…I have permission to speak for 40 minutes…we can present SovereignCA and work that conference for members.

[Raffaello Ristorante, Fourth and Pacific, San Pedro, 90731, 310–514–0900.]

Louis J. Marinelli <LJMarinelli@sovereignca.org>
Tue, Jun 17, 2014, 11:46 PM
to me

I have revamped the website. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Note: Some links are unclickable — I still have to update them but you should be able to get the idea.
I like this much more. Much more interactive.

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans [marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:47 AM
To: Louis J. Marinelli
Subject: Re: Idea — slight reformat blog = get bigger audience

Almost all of the content stays intact — some of it is just moved around a “little”

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:45 AM, Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com> wrote:

Just ideas

I was thinking about your idea on how SovereignCA sponsors a movement to elongate the time you have to college

signatures for the CA ballot. Excellent strategy.
Don’t step away from the radical idea — it is the solution…however, position ourselves more moderately, at least on the surface, to get more mainstream attention.
To that end — I have been thinking: the 4 blog news sections are the Big feature of this website. (yes the message is most important but in terms of attraction to an uninitiated person). We should push the site as a resource to the California publicproviding news and insight.
I attached a word doc — it has (ideas) on how to change the titles of the top bar options & how to redesign the main blog page (not the 4 individual pages, but the main). A little change = a different vibe. An easier vibe for us to sell to the uninitiated.

Also we still need a blog page for “California is awesome” — if we are going to enact an epiphany — Californians have to care about California — they have to “feel” it is special — so they are passionate about changing for the better. We need a California is great section for people to contribute content to
This also warms the public up to contribute content — this blog section will have less serious material than the other blog news sections — and so will be easier for people to participate in initially — they get the hang and then “move up” to contributing hard news articles.

On the petition idea to campaign to expand the days to collect signatures. We could put information on this in the California excellence section — because — most states don’t have the petition option and no state does it as much as California.

[send you email with articles on petition process in California]

Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Fri, Jun 13, 2014, 4:03 PM
to Christopher

The book “California’s Next Century 2.0” talks about how California can realistically become more independent (through Sub National Sovereignty: where the military/security establishment & dollar stay intact). Ca gets policy freedom to design its own trade laws and education standards…allowing California to grow unhindered by the Federal government overstretch and it would (I argue in book) be able to better link to the world economy and create more jobs here in California.

There is a new group, in San Diego that has really taken to the concepts — SovereignCA.org.

……………………………………………………..

Curious if you would check out the site and tell me what you think.

They are looking for people to submit content — articles or just weblinks to articles that show
- Federal interference holding back California,
- California acting like a nation even thought it is a state
- Facts that show that California is not like normal states, its something bigger.

I was wondering if you have come across any articles like this — would consider submitting them.

………….EMAIL I HAVE BEEN SENDING OUT…………………………
We talked a while back about the book I wrote “California’s Next Century 2.0”.

(- you should have a copy — if not: email me — I will send one out)
http://www.amazon.com/Californias-Next-Century-2-0-Renaissance/dp/1937981819

A way for California to become more independent (not completely) from the Federal government so that it can better link itself to the emerging world economy and make more jobs here in California.

Although 40 CA cities have heard this message — it is gaining a lot of traction in San Diego now. A new organization http://sovereignca.org/ has been created. AUGUST 1 — I will present a speech on “California’s Next Century” at Alliant International University to 200+students http://sovereignca.org/event/ …You are invited as a guest.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE SITE:
We are looking for Chapter Presidents throughout California
- Looking for — anyone — who cares about California — to submit content.

The website is largely becoming a news resource.
News updates on how:
“California, and its government, already act like a nation now”
http://sovereignca.org/category/blog/california-nation/

“California is not like other states, it acts very differently”
http://sovereignca.org/category/blog/california-excellence/

“How California is “held back” by Federal government interference”
http://sovereignca.org/category/blog/federal-overreach/

On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 4:27 PM, Louis J. Marinelli <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes,

Regarding these changes — I don’t know what happened because I already
did it. I must not have saved the page or something (there’s a two
step saving process). I thought I had already made those changes but I
just did it again.

As for coming to Fresno: I have a student activity planned on Saturday
June 14th, so I couldn’t come that weekend but I could come the
following weekend, June 21/22. Sounds like a good idea.

On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM, Marcus Ruiz Evans
<marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com> wrote:
If I paid for your transportation and lodging: Would you consider coming to

Fresno to hang out. Ill be in SD in 2 months, this would be an intro.
Great time talking on the phone, just thought we could have more quality conversation in person. Help continue partnership.

Take train out of SD on Friday evening (Leave SD in am — get here 10pm) or
Saturday morning (leave SD 7am — get here 3pm)
Leave Fresno Sun 2pm — in SD 10:30pm
I know its short notice — I am open the wknd of June 14 or June 21 Just throwing it out there. We could go to bars or I know a guy named Herb.

Slight corrections below: (I put these in a separate email). Because the
other email on the website was all about things I thought were awesome.

These are tiny changes sir.

3. Does California have economic activity and an organized economy? Will
California regulate foreign and domestic trade and issue money?
Yes and no. California does have economic activity and an organized economy.
In fact, California has the 9th largest economy in the world by GDP.
However, under sub-national sovereignty, California would not regulate
foreign trade, nor would it issue its own currency. Those powers would remain with the federal government.
[SNS means that CA does get to make its own trade deals just this state]

7. Will California be completely sovereign? Will the United States still have power over California’s territory?

As part of sub-national sovereignty, the U.S. federal government would still
exercise authority over the territory of California on a limited range of
would retain its international relations powers, as well as its powers to regulate commerce and trade, to print money and set the value thereof, and it would also certainly retain the military (and homeland security powers) vested to it by the Constitution. It are primarily the matters of domestic concern where sub-national sovereignty fundamentally changes the relationship between California and the United States.

[SNS would allow CA to regulate its own trade with foreign nations. Commerce ,between California and other states in America would still be regulated by the Federal government]

[Maybe add the line about Homeland security powers — just to let people know: all of the national security stuff ontop of the military stays intact]

8. Would California have external recognition?

Formally, no. California would not have its own delegation to the United
Nations, nor would it represent itself in other international forums, nor
would it be recognized as an independent country by other countries.
However, no one can deny that California is already internationally
recognized and for evidence of that, you should look through our blog
section entitled “California Nation”.

[CA would not be recognized as an independent nation and could not be a
“member” of the UN — but it can go to numerous international bodies and represent itself, or have a place at the table — but it can’t negotiate
anything for itself other than trade and immigration]

On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 10:10 PM, Louis J. Marinelli <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com> wrote:
OK, I think I’ve got my about me page set up. Though, I think it’s
already a little long so I didn’t include everything yet. I’m going to
try and figure out a way or a place to talk about the parts I left
out.

On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 8:15 PM, Marcus Ruiz Evans
<marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com> wrote:
I will check out the website first thing tomorrow morning and get back to you before lunch

> On Jun 3, 2014 5:02 PM, “Louis J. Marinelli” <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com>
wrote:
OK, thanks, I’m going to make those changes now. I’m also working on
something else which, if you’ve got time, maybe you can check it?

On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM, Marcus Ruiz Evans
<marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com> wrote:
Still going through — WOW really impressed.
Going to send people over tomorrow. Comments so far.

Check this out for more articles — CA different, not like other states, already a nation, Federal intrusion: Just provide a link to this page at the bottom of the article “original source material from” http://www.californiasnextcentury.com/in-depth-research.html

On the Event Page:
Can you copy the image of the book at the bottom of this page:
http://www.californiasnextcentury.com/

Can you put a link or window to the main video player window on the book site: So that it shows the picture of me speaking that is on the book front page, on the Event page.
http://www.californiasnextcentury.com/

What about this for About text:

Marcus worked as a liaison between the State of California government and the Federal government for over 10 years, forcing him to develop a
personal understanding of this federal and state relationship. During this time, he also had the opportunity to work on Goods Movement efficiency studies, looking at how the international freight system operates and especially California’s role in the World economy. He has traveled to Europe,
Canada and Mexico, observing firsthand their domestic infrastructure and,connection to the Global economy. In addition, he traveled to many states in America, comparing views on international trade, but with a California
perspective.
Ruiz Evans lived throughout California, in Los Angeles, the Inland Empire,
the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, and the Central Valley.

“California’s Next Century 2.0” was published in 2012 and presents a plan for how California can become the negotiation center for the emerging world
economy that will take shape in the next few decades. The book explains how
and why California should replace the UN and Switzerland as the main negotiation centers of the world today. In order to fulfill this role California would need to become “more independent” than it is today and
Evans elucidates how this can be done in a very practical manner through
the Specific mechanism of “Sub National Sovereignty”. The book also explains how allowing this arrangement for California to take place…would be good for America, the World, and especially California.

Liked the way you put SNS: Additional info:
“Sub-national sovereignty basically means that the uniqueness of California which is already widely-accepted, is formally established by law.
This not anything new.

Californians are geographically disconnected from the rest of United States.”

Here is a population density map of the world that show the same large gap
between the populations of America and CA — is equal to the gap between
other major different cultures.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World_population_density_1994.png
http://memolition.com/2014/01/05/map-of-world-population-density/
“The map below depicts the population distribution in the United States. As you can see, the population of the United States essentially lives east
of the I-35 running north-south between Minnesota and Texas. Then there’s link to this page — it explains it more:
http://www.californiasnextcentury.com/in-depth-research/17-how-california-is-different-from-mainland-america.html

Slight changes to SNS description: (I mean slight: you got it):
For general purposes SNS: means: military/security aparatus & dollar
stay intact, everything else open to change.
3. Does California have economic activity and an organized economy? Will
California regulate foreign and domestic trade and issue money?
Yes and no. California does have economic activity and an organized
economy.
In fact, California has the 9th largest economy in the world by GDP.
However, under sub-national sovereignty, California would not regulate
foreign trade, nor would it [remove: SNS means CA would do its own
international trade] issue its own currency. Those powers would remain
with the federal government.
4. Does California have the power of social engineering, such as
education?[PERFECT]
Under sub-national sovereignty, California would have full jurisdiction over
its education policy. What that means, for example, is that California
would be free to move away from federal Common Core standards to develop its own education policy that makes sense for Californians. Remember, California is unique — why should it be compelled to adopt education standards enacted by federal politicians 3,000 miles away?

The same thing holds true for a variety of other issues. For instance, California would be free to enact its own marijuana policy. California’s
current laws conflict with federal law. [PERFECT]

5. Does California have a transportation system for moving goods and people?
Yes, California already has a transportation system including over 16,000 miles of freeways, over 7,000 miles of rail, 9 international airports and one of the largest and most important seaports in the world.
6. Does California have a government that provides public services and
police power?

Of course, California already has a wide range of public services offered by any other country in the world. Under sub-national sovereignty, California would have more freedom to offer the public services its people want and need. For example, instead of implementing the controversial and still
unpopular Affordable Care Act, California could move on to passing
universal health care as it did one two separate occasions in the last decade.
[PERFECT]

7. Will California be completely sovereign? Will the United States still
have power over California’s territory?

As part of sub-national sovereignty, the U.S. federal government would
still exercise authority over the territory of California on a limited range
government would retain its international relations powers, as well as [REMOVE] its powers to regulate commerce between the states and trade [REMOVE], to print money and set the value thereof, and it would also certainly retain the military powers vested to it by the Constitution. It are primarily the matters of domestic concern where sub-national sovereignty fundamentally the relationship between California and the United States. [PERFECT
SENTENCE]

8. Would California have external recognition?
Formally, no. California would not have its own delegation to the United
Nations, nor would it represent itself in other international forums,
nor would it be [REMOVE] recognized as an independent country by other countries. However, no one can deny that California is already internationally recognized and for evidence of that, you should look through our blog section entitled “California Nation”.

[California would not be formally represented at the UN, but it could be an observer and be able to have its own table at the UN as well as other
international bodies. Scotland does this now — it has Observer status in
the UN and can have its own Olympics team. But it does not have the formal position of being an independent nation member of these international bodies. You can go and watch, but not technically be listed as your own nation]

On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 6:20 PM, Louis J. Marinelli
<louisjmarinelli@gmail.com> wrote:
Glad you liked the site.
I wanted to put more on the front page about what exactly sovereignty means but as I said on the phone, I’m still trying to get my head
where is the line drawn exactly?
I’m going to put something up and you tell
me if that works, according to your ideas. When I get your book and
can read through it, I can edit it a bit more.
Yes, I will add more information to the event for the students. Do you
have something specific you can send me that I can essentially copy and paste to the page or would you like me to write something up? I
Switzerland?” and it was approved today for August 1. So, maybe going off that general framework, we can both present the theory, the
campaign and your book.
Looking forward to your influx of members to start populating our site.

On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 3:37 PM, Marcus Ruiz Evans
<marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com> wrote:
http://sovereignca.org/
WOW.
The blogs on: Ca as other than a state, CA as a nation, CA being
obstructed by Federal government — WOW. Really liked the format.
Great front page — explains what is going on.

Maybe a little bit more on Sub National Sovereignty — as a reasonable way to,get past all of the crazy talk and something about how this is not a reaction to President Obama. BUt the front page is impressive — YOU,NAILED ,IT. THE WHOLE POINT. ,Great store page. For the event, Maybe a little bit more on the book, photo of book and me, link to my website www.californiasnextcentury.com

I need to look it over again to figure out what more to do — THIS IS
PERFECT TO GET STARTED REACHING OUT TO OTHER PEOPLE.
ENOUGH TO START ON STEP ONE — build a community of people who are, on their own: (a) turning articles, and (b) filling out the comment page. Build an actual community. I will start sending people over to this site now.

On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 12:20 AM, Louis J. Marinelli
<louisjmarinelli@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, it was a nice chat. Glad to move this dialogue onward and
looking forward to our future work.

On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 11:29 PM, Marcus Ruiz Evans
<marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com> wrote:
Awesome talking

Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
May 30, 2014, 10:46 AM
to Louis

“I thought the first phase could involve associating the word nation with California and instilling a sense of national pride.”
YES.
That is the first natural step.
California is a nation — Californians.
You aren’t saying what to do with that, you aren’t pushing any objective — you are just getting the truth out there.
I am a “California nationalist” — right now that term brings a look of confusion, and sometimes fear, rather than being seen as meaning “I completely recognize that California is a special place not just in comparison to the rest of America and its states, but to the rest of the World and its nations.”

“How do you like this infographic I put together.”
THis is perfect. THis is what I meant by you understand political movements. This flyer is perfect.
It looks official because of the layout, graphics.
It has statistics — which makes it feel like it is put out by an official body.
It doesnt say anything outlandish — it seems to make a “duh of course” point — which is perfect, so people accept the message.
This is perfect thinking for the style to package the message of California is a nation.

You have a natural talent for this.

From: Marcus Ruiz Evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, May 30, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: California Sub National Sovereignty
To: Louis J. Marinelli <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com>

I can do the social media and the campaign work and you’d be great at putting the information together [ideas for branding, messaging], doing the background research, etc.”

Totally agree.

I am not that great at social media networking — I don’t Facebook or Tweet (yes I know I should, I just haven’t gotten to it).

I am not good at graphics — I can design conceptually interesting graphics but not the finished products.

Your bumper stickers with the bear and “Free California”, and the page flyer about California as a nation — are better than what I can do AND MORE IMPORTANT — are already at the level of a professional organization

I love research and branding and messaging and thought experiments.

Wed, May 28, 2014 at 7:22 PM, Louis J. Marinelli <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Marcus, And I like what your vision for the site it.

Could you send me what you’ve got for articles to get those forums
opened on federal intrusion/hindrance, and special state of
California? I’ll look into forming the website in a way to be more
conducive of discussion and membership.

And I was thinking the same thing when I first e-mailed you. I can do
the social media and the campaign work and you’d be great at putting
the information together, doing the background research, etc. You also
put together an impressive and persuasive presentation, judging by
your videos. You have the right kind of charisma to travel the state

and get people to agree with you. I think its a great partnership.

Louis J. Marinelli <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com>
Attachments
Wed, May 28, 2014, 11:15 PM
to me

I thought the first phase could involve associating the word nation
with California and instilling a sense of national pride. How do you
like this infographic I put together.

marcus evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Sun, May 25, 2014, 9:30 AM
to David

Www.facebook.com/SovereignCA There’s a new Facebook page and there’s going to be a new website coming up in a week based out of San Diego for a California independence movement… I’ve been talking with the people there… it seemed organized. They are open to working with calsov

From: Louis J. Marinelli <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, May 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: California Sub National Sovereignty
To: marcus evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>

You make convincing points about sub-national sovereignty as a first
step. I have been following the Scotland example and you’re right. All
major changes take place through phases, so I’d be willing to mold the
message of the campaign

Louis J. Marinelli <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com>
May 24, 2014, 12:18 PM
to me

I thought you might look me up and read about my past. It’s a story
some take in as you have but that some interpret negatively,
depending
on their personal beliefs on the subjects, so I appreciate your kind
words on that issue.
It was indeed a difficult thing to do but I’ve
always tried to hold my beliefs based on principle and that was true
when I was against gay rights as well as now that I am for them.

As for your book: I noticed my error was going to the link for the
original 200-page copy of the book. That one is no longer for sale.
From the graphics you provided, I followed the link to the new 2.0
version and that is for sale, so I was going to order that but if
you’re still willing to send me a copy, that would be much
appreciated.

About my blog: Are you referring to my personal blog? I just haven’t
updated that in a while.

And yes, I am very libertarian-leaning. I support some tenants of the
Democratic and Republic parties but both parties have left a bad taste
in my mouth and I really don’t like to associate with either of them.
I’m socially libertarian and mostly economically conservative but
since my education is in the environmental sciences, I feel that
balances my conservative economic beliefs as I am conscience of issues
like climate change and the human impact on it, resource depletion and
environmental racism issues.

Yes, I lived in Russia for three years as a teacher. Now I am engaged
to a Russian national who I brought back to the U.S.
when I returned
from teaching. So we are a intercultural, bi-national couple. I’ve
also traveled to Finland, Ukraine, and Israel. One thing that I feel
is the most important is my experience as an ESL teacher. I have had
so many opportunities, working with students from around the world, to
learn and understand their cultures and histories in a way I could
never learn in the United States.
This is particularly true of my
students from the Middle East. Right now I am teaching a class with 9
students from the Middle East and it has been such a rewarding
experience over the past 3–4 years of teaching to be able to learn
about these different cultures and especially to see how different
they are compared to the way they are presented in the American media.

In reference to your three points for the record: Of course joining
Mexico again would not serve California or this purpose. Secondly, I
support the comprehensive immigration plan proposed by the Democratic
party including amnesty. This is one of the reasons that motivated me
to do this. A recent poll said 71% of the country support the
comprehensive plan but there is no action. The federal government is
dysfunctional and too political to do what the people want them to do.
California on the other hand has passed legislation like the DREAM
Act, SAFE Act and plans to issue driver licenses in 2015. Much more
friendly environment for immigrants and the undocumented. As for the
third point: I realize that demanding full autonomy and sovereignty
will evoke the strongest reactions. Perhaps it can be reached in a
step by step process, initiated by first obtaining, as you describe, a
sub-national sovereignty
. This reminds me of how Russia organizes
their territories: they have states like we do but call them
provinces, they have semi-autonomous regions that a foreigner even
needs a special visa to visit (mostly in northern Siberia) and they
have Republics, such as the Republic of Tatarstan (Islamic Republic)
in which I lived for a year. They have their own president, own
government, own flag but are still “part” of the Russian Federation.
I’d go for that initially but would really hope to completely
disassociate and partition eventually.
After all, could California be
considered a neutral center of negotiation if we were still
technically a part of the United States?

Yes, we should talk. I’ll be doing a student activity today with the
UFC fight but let’s pick a time and we can chat. What do you think of
coming to speak to my students? Every week on Friday we have what’s
called a culture lecture where the teachers rotate and present for 80
minutes on a topic related to culture of their choosing — or invite a
guest speaker. I usually discuss Star Wars in culture but if you’d be
willing to come down to present, I think it would be unique and the
students would enjoy listening to someone who, like myself, isn’t a
blind patriot of the U.S. or believes that the U.S. is the best thing
in the world and everyone else is below it.

Also, how do you feel about me incorporating your graphics and
material into the sovereignca.org website?
If you have wordpress
experience, I could add you as a user or I could do it. I’ve been
building it on me free time and I think its starting to make progress.
I just need to fill in pages with specific data now. You’ve got the
data. We could use your book as the core
and when we file for title
and summary and this project becomes public, you’re book would be
right there at the center for people to take and read and hopefully
join our effort. Have you seen the FB page I’ve built for the
campaign? I’ve got a little over 250 people there so far.

Another Ca Sovereignty website to launch
Inbox
x

marcus evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
May 24, 2014, 10:07 AM
to Louis

Thank you Louis… I really appreciate you emailing me Per my contract I can only sell the book through Amazon it would be best to go through one of the resellers or the Kindle version is available for 3 dollars and you can download on your smartphone.

I can send you a copy too sir if that is ok.

Really like your blog: nice format, outstanding graphics.

I saw the articles talking about how you campaign against gay marriage but meeting gay people changed your mind…that is truly a beautiful and very California story sir I loved reading that story.

You’re based out of San Diego and it appears that you are libertarian leaning… That’s excellent because libertarians have been the most supportive of the plan for California’s Next Century in comparison to any other political ideology.

You lived in Russia that’s excellent… My book talks about how Russia is a superpower and America needs to and hasn’t recognized the multipolar world that we’re going into. Russia on the other hand is absolutely aware of the fact that we’re going into a multipolar century where there will be no dominant one power America or any other nation. Plus Sergei Lavrov the foreign ambassador of Russia recognized that California has a right to become independent given how it was stolen by America in the past according to modern international law.

I would love to talk 415 595 3394.

Just get it out of the way for the record:
1. This is not a secret reconquista plan to get California reconnected to Mexico… The book talks about california recognizing its place as one of the top 10 economies in The World and acting like it… Attaching ourselves to a third world country with a totally dysfunctional government goes in the complete opposite direction of that plan and would literally destroy California being able to be a leader in the world economy.
2. This is not a plan to allow for a lot more illegal immigration. California strength is its diverse people we need to increase that diversity by shrinking the amount of Latinos who coming to California and expanding the amount of Russians Brazilians Indians Chinese and Southeast Asians and Europeans who are coming to California.
3. I really do believe that sub national sovereignty rather than full independence is the only realistic way to get california to be more independent… We can skip all of the scare tactic debate that will happen by simply saying the military and the dollar and existing corporate contracts stay connected… It moves the debate past the crazy stage and into a real discussion on policy because there’s nothing for talking heads to point to and yell up and down about.

On May 23, 2014 4:07 PM, “Louis J. Marinelli” <louisjmarinelli@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for your response,

I am just a citizen who believes in this movement and wanted to
initiate the process. I feel not only concerned about the future of
this hemisphere due to the actions of the United States but in fact
betrayed by the federal government in the United States, as a citizen.
In addition to that, I recognize that California has the means to
succeed independently and thus was motivated to do this for these
reasons.

I’ve had the chance to listen to a couple of your videos, which is
what prompted me to reach out to you
. My name is Louis Marinelli, I
live in San Diego. This project is in its infancy and although I’ve
tried to acquire a copy of your book, its only available through
resellers on Amazon and so wanted to ask you about how I could
purchase a copy directly. Very interested in the content and feel it
would serve as a great core message for the initiative campaign
(judging by what you’ve said on your website and YouTube videos.)
I
recently shared your presentation at JFK University because I thought

it was very good.

On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 3:41 PM, marcus evans
<marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com> wrote:
I saw that you are going to have a website soon.
— Do you have any details, documents, speeches, on the plan.
— where are you based out of, what part of CA?
could I have your name?

Ps. Check out my site: www.californiasnextcentury.com
These graphics explain the argument behind the book “California’s Next Century 2.0”
http://www.californiasnextcentury.com/big-changes-graphic.html
http://www.californiasnextcentury.com/component/k2/item/9-a-new-reality.html
http://www.californiasnextcentury.com/a-stately-cause-graphic.html

For the record the Plan for “California’s Next Century 2.0” proposes “Sub
National Sovereignty”: where the Dollar and the Military/National Security
all stay in tact, in addition to existing contracts between the State of
California and other States. None of that changes.
However, California gains the “policy freedom” to do everything else that a
modern nation state does — Own Education, Banking, Foreign Trade,
Immigration, Housing policy, etc — just like California has the ability to
set policies (as it were the Federal gov) for Insurance, Environmental, and Climate Change regulation already.

Scotland and Hong Kong are the two best known examples — their currency and military are linked to a host country — but in all other regards they act
like a separate nation, work out their own trade deals, meet other foreign leaders on their own, Can go to Olympics as own team, can go to UN as own observer, etc.
I like “Sub National Sovereignty” because it goes right around / out flanks the whole Civil War argument (you cant even accuse us of going there) — so it stops anyone who wants to cry/ racism/ or foul at the idea — this idea is
not that idea.

Regardless though — the point of the book/ and the plan is that Californians “wake up” and realize that they are sitting on a nation state. Whether they
like it or not or think that is good — this state is being abused by Federal
government policies and other states,
and losing out on billions of dollars
in lost opportunities because it does not think about itself as a nation
state but another state — and this creates a bumbling mess of government
bureaucracy. For example — California routinely looses out on billions in
lost trade for products it could sell abroad but the Federal government is
not willing to accept the trade terms for, so California businesses have to
wait 10 years to get approval to sell goods abroad some times — and the
California people are near totally unaware of how our economy is being held back, and therefore they aren’t upset and demanding action to fix this problem — so the holding back of California continues. Anyone who is working toward that epiphany of Californians (and who supports
peace and diversity for this state) I support.

> > On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 7:46 PM, <info@sovereignca.org> wrote:
Hello.
I would like to talk to you about making this happen. I have been putting
together a website to begin a campaign for a 2016 ballot initiative on the
issue of California sovereignty and have already begun receiving bumper
stickers and banners to hang at booths when we start collecting signatures.
Let me know if you’d be interested in getting involved and working
together.

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM, David wrote:

HI Marcus, Please review the attached summary, still being worked on, but can start citing the numbered items. There are 42 items.

Thanks,

Also, attached is the flyer and donation form for your review for the Wed talk, How did San Clemente go? The focus for money is to be clear on the point, “lets further the discussion” not to demand any change yet. I’m thinking of changing the name to Californians for Sovereignty calsov.org

Tom Elias: How would California do on its own?By THOMAS D. ELIAS

PUBLISHED: January 1, 2013 at 12:00 am
https://www.dailynews.com/2013/01/01/tom-elias-how-would-california-do-on-its-own/

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM, marcus evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com> wrote: To: David Lal <dlal@goldengatepower.com>

.I agree absolutely with everything that we have talked about.

· Forming chapters by area, taking a vote on an initiative

From: marcus evans <marcus.ruiz.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 1:23 PM
Subject: draft language for website — a draft on text
To: David

Here is a draft, for discussion to start. Maybe this could be wording for the website THE INITIATIVE An initiative that would direct the California state government to formally request a joint exploratory committee with the Federal government on the mutual benefits of sub-national sovereignty for California and America.

On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 1:58 PM, David wrote:

Hello Marcus: It was good to meet you, I hope you found our discussion helpful to your cause. Have you thought of potential names for the group? May I suggest Californians for a Better Future (CFBNOW.org) Also, I think a nonprofit 501c4 would be the entity. Lets discuss soon. David

CA Next Century
David
Dec 11, 2012, 10:24 AM
to me
Hello Mr. Evans: My name is David and I am very intrigued by your concept. I wonder if you will be presenting in San Francisco in the near future, I would love to learn more about what your ideas and plans for the future.
Regards,
David

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SPENT $156.36 & $66.29

Bank transfer advertising on Facebook for Nov 9 in Sacramento protest

ON 11.7.2016

SPENT $750

Adds to 1205.90

Need to add to 1155.90 ..WAS REIMIMBURSED LESS THAN DESERVED BY 50

Post office box at Postal Annex for address to file initiative

ON 11.14.2016

SPENT $60

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Fedex office .. Posters for Nov 9 Sacramento protest

ON 11.9.2016

SPENT $156.36 & $66.29

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November 9 protest. Sacramento capitol.

Bank transfer advertising on facebook for Nov 9 in Sacramento protest

ON 11.7.2016

SPENT $750

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Hotel Roadway Inn to attend LA protest and get in the news and pass flyers

ON 11.11.2016

SPENT $173.25

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11.18 INITIATIVE 2000 — paid for by Yes CA –general fund-

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10.4 Reimburse for advertising on facebook for international conference 350

Oct 3 2016. 9:37AM

From Louis Marinelli

To Marcus Evans

“Okay I set up the new account and I set up the advertisement it’s under review now should be approved in a few minutes and start running again”

WAS REIMIMBURSED LESS THAN DESERVED BY 50

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President Yes California/ Calexit movement. Interviewed by Politico, New York Times, FOX, WashPost, LA Times, LA Weekly, Sac Bee, Daily Show w/TN, Mother Jones

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