For example: CA Fwd’s 50 State Solution

We don’t believe it is up to Californians to fix the United States.

Every American institution except the House of Representatives gives disproportionate power voters in small states, including the process for amending the Constitution itself. The primary reason Americans have lost faith in the federal government is abuse of this power, both in the U.S. Senate and in the Electoral College.

In short, small states broke America, and only small states can fix it. Let’s not kid ourselves; short of getting involved in other states’ elections, all Californians can do is sue in court and yell from the sidelines.

We also don’t see improving California as simply an intermediate step to the “bigger prize” of changing things at the federal level. That’s not how the federal government works, and a better California is a big enough prize already.