Two days after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, two Portlanders have submitted a petition for a 2018 ballot initiative to have Oregon secede from the United States. On Thursday morning, Jennifer Rollins, a lawyer, and Christian Trejbal, a writer, filed the Oregon Secession Act.

“Oregonian values are no longer the values held by the rest of the United States,” Trejbal said over the phone Thursday. Those values? “Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness,” Trejbal said, “plus equality.” “Obviously,” he said, the ballot proposal “came about partially in response to the election results on Tuesday.” READ MORE