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State of Jefferson supporters: movement isn't going away

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:23:44 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 08 2013 11:05:23 AM CST

 Shasta County State of Jefferson supporters held a town hall meeting at Black Butte Junior High School, Thursday night.

A passionate crowd of more than 100 packed into the campus gym to hear a panel talk about separating from the state of California.

Among the speakers were Redding City Council members, Patrick Jones and Gary Cadd. The two were the only council members to vote in favor of supporting a State of Jefferson movement when the council turned down support (3-2) at a meeting last month.

Also on the panel was a 23-year-old named Kayla Brown.

Brown told attendees the first course of action to secede is to get support from the Shasta County Board of Supervisors.

"We've actually been talking with Shasta Supervisors and we have two in our corner right now. We're still talking to the other three, but really right now we just need to show that we have the support of people from Shasta County as well as business support. This isn't a sprint. This is a marathon. We need to show we have support of everyone here and that's what we're doing," said Brown.