“We are going to rely on the deep hatred for California that exists in red America,” Louis Marinelli, a founder of Yes California, the Calexit campaign, told the Washington Times.
Marinelli said the "consent to secede" resolutions will let Calexit campaign to “come back to California and tell the people: we have the constitutionally required consent to secede, all we have to do now is vote yes.”
- Louis Marinelli, a founder of Yes California, the Calexit campaign
But it remained unclear whether Calexit campaigners will be able to convince lawmakers from the red states -- and whether such an approach is even constitutional.
Every secessionist movement faces questions of legitimacy after the California Supreme Court blocked a separate proposal – called Cal 3, which would have split the state into three but remain in the union -- from the November ballot.