After Donald Trump victory, Oregonians submit ballot proposal to secede from the union

Oregon Live

Two days after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, two Portlanders have submitted a petition for a 2018 ballot initiative to have Oregon secede from the United States.

On Thursday morning, Jennifer Rollins, a lawyer, and Christian Trejbal, a writer, filed the Oregon Secession Act.  

“Oregonian values are no longer the values held by the rest of the United States,” Trejbal said over the phone Thursday.

Those values? “Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness,” Trejbal said, “plus equality.”

“Obviously,” he said, the ballot proposal “came about partially in response to the election results on Tuesday.”

“But,” he added, “it’s been developing over time.”

Trejbal said that he and Rollins are hoping to start a serious conversation in Oregon about what it would mean to peacefully leave the United States. They opted for 2018 to give Oregonians some time to really think about what seceding from the union would mean.

Some Californians have already expressed interest in seceding and the language of the Oregon proposal includes the option to bring other states into a “Constitutional Convention.”

Trejbal said that joining forces with other states like Washington, California and Nevada is “a viable way to go forward.”

These states, he said, “could all get together and form a nation that uphold the values that we share.”

To start the ballot title drafting process, the Oregon Secession Act must receive 1,000 signatures. Trejbal said he and Rollins would be at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland on Thursday night to begin the process of getting those signatures.

You can read the Oregon Secession Act here.

— Lizzy Acker

5 thoughts on “After Donald Trump victory, Oregonians submit ballot proposal to secede from the union

    1. You may as well add: NY, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Illinois, and smaller commie states in the North East. They are too far left to ever be salvaged.

  1. Two Portlanders?

    How many people live in Oregon? Why does “Oregon Live” think it’s necessary to tell us about two lunatics who so far have no support from anyone else?

    I’m willing to bet there are at least six Portlanders who regularly have sex with their pet monkeys, and we don’t need to hear about them, either.

  2. Are they going to force the eastern Oregonians, who mostly still believe in freedom, liberty and the Constitution to join them in their communism? Is California going to “allow” northern California to break off from the communists infesting that State from the gay bay south? These loons are completely insane and have the maturity level of 6th graders.

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