Upstate NY Secessionists to Rally Sunday

Upstate New York-based groups in favor of seceding to join Pennsylvania or start a new state will hold a rally Sunday in Chenango County. “Why secession? Secession is about reclaiming the economic opportunities Upstate has lost and restoring the liberties Upstate residents once enjoyed,” the rally invitation reads. “Downstate has dominated Upstate for decades and Upstate has no future in a state controlled by New York City’s needs and desires.” The groups sending representatives to the rally include Americans for Restoring the Constitution, Deposit Gas Group, Landowner Advocates of New York Inc., and the Tri-County Tea Party.