Upstate secession movment to host rally at General Clinton Sunday

BAINBRIDGE – A group of several area groups who have organized an informative event focused on discussing the idea of an upstate New York succession will be meeting this Sunday at General Clinton Park in State Highway 7, just north of the Village of Bainbridge



The Secession Movement ­Rally will begin starting 1 p.m. and will take place rain or shine, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs to the event sponsored by several groups to discuss “where we are and where we need to be” as upstate New Yorkers.

“Secession is about reclaiming the economic opportunities that upstate has lost; and restoring the liberties that upstate residents once enjoyed,” read a release. “Downstate has dominated Upstate for decades and upstate has no future in a state controlled by New York City’s needs and desires.”

By all accounts, the primary focus of organizational meeting will be explanation of the two hypothetical options for upstate succession; in a nutshell: should upstate N.Y. Become part of Pennsylvania or form its own sovereign state.


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