- Founder Louis J. Marinelli
- Founded in August 2015
The Independent Republic of California, referred to as ‘Calexit’, is a proposal by the Yes California Independence Campaign. The political action committee promotes the secession of the state of California from the United States. Even though it is far from becoming a reality, it has a ‘people’s embassy’ in Moscow. The campaign became controversial in 2017 when its president, Louis Marinelli, was reported to have received significant assistance from Russia to promote his efforts.