An organization wanting to change Illinois and split the state will hold a meeting Saturday, November 16th, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the White County Fairgrounds in Carmi. New Illinois is a nonprofit organization with the mission of educating Illinoisans about their rights, under the U.S. Constitution to representative government and to pursue a state split. New Illinois envisions a NEW State free from a tyrannical form of government, where residents will be able to experience a government representing their Constitutional Rights.
Speakers at the meeting will include Illinois State Representative Darren Bailey, co-sponsor of the resolution to create the 51st state, G. H. Merritt, co-founder and chairman of New Illinois, and Paul Preston, president of New California, who will be joining the discussion via Skype to talk about the history and progress of the state split movement in California. Preston will be sharing ideas and strategies with supporters of a state split in Illinois.
Paul Durr, Chairman of New Illinois St. Clair County Committee and Josh West, New Illinois White County Committee will also be speaking.
There is no cost to attend and no reservations are required. Seating will be on a first come basis. RSVPs do help the organization to plan and can be sent via [email protected], the New Illinois Facebook page, or by calling 847-845-9293.
G. H. Merritt, co-founder and chairman of New Illinois will be a guest on WROY’s Open Line program, Thursday, November 7th.