FSP News - February 2012
Over 1000 movers in New Hampshire
Over 1000 adults have already moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. These movers have started businesses, been elected to office, formed advocacy organizations, created pro-liberty media, met their spouses and/or raised their families, and helped make New Hampshire the best state to live for pro-liberty enthusiasts and activists. Read what Seacoastonline.com had to say about this wonderful milestone.
The Free State Project Money Bomb!
Supporters of the FSP are organizing another money bomb fundraiser for March 1st, 2012! The last FSP Money Bomb was held October 1st, 2009, and can only be described as a resounding success as it met and exceeded the goal of $20,000 raised in one day! This time the goal is the same (as you can see the FSP is VERY good at stretching a dollar) and we're hoping 1,000 people will donate at least $20 each to help us reach that goal. Help us raise $20,000 so we can reach our goal of 20,000 participants... SOONER rather than later! There is no minimum amount to donate and the FSP accepts checks, money orders, credit card, paypal and now BITCOINS! (heck, you can send em some gold/silver, too!) If you're on facebook rsvp to the FSP Money Bomb event here. Its all happening March 1st, and all you need to do is head over to http://freestateproject.org/donate and make your most generous contribution! Remember the FSP runs on volunteers and voluntary donations!
Don't want to wait? Don't! We could use your most generous donation NOW! Got some room in the budget? Consider a recurring donation of even just five dollars! Recurring donations are incredibly helpful when it comes to planning out expenditures. And with our VASTLY expanded promotional effort we need all the financial help we can get!
Liberty Forum is just a week away!
Lots of buzz this year with NO repeat speakers and Peter Schiff and Joel Salatin as the keynote speakers!
Deadline for tickets for meals is Sunday the 19th. Non meal tickets can still be purchased up to and including the day of the events.
We also have shooting events, movies, panels and more.
We just added a special fundraising meal on Saturday night with Joel Salatin. We also are giving you a chance to sit with the speakers of YOUR choice during Friday night's dinner.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We have just a few vendor spaces left if you are interested. www.freestateproject.org/libertyforum for details.
Libertopia now available on Amazon
Libertopia, the first feature film about the Free State Project, is now available on Amazon for rent and purchase! If you haven't seen the film yet, this is an easy way. For those who are already fans, filmmaker Christina Heller urges you to write a favorite review on Amazon. Just type "Libertopia Amazon" into google and it pops up. Good reviews go a long way on Amazon. Let's get Libertopia viral!
FreeStateNow.com added big numbers to the Free State Project counter
FreeStateNow.com is a dynamic campaign to complete the Free State Project's 20,000 signer goal. Recently, over 250 signers were added to the rolls. FreeStateNow.com uses phone and direct contact to introduce potential signers to the concept of the Free State Project and present them with the opportunity to sign-up. If you are excited by this great news, please consider donating at http://www.freestatenow.com/
Look out for action opportunities
Did you know that FSPers were in Maine handing out FSP brochures at the Ron Paul events in Maine? Lots of questions about the FSP were answered. You, too, could be handing out flyers at target rich environments. With the FSP hitting 1000 participants now in NH... interest in the FSP is at an all time high. We have over 11,000 pledged to come to NH.... if each person reached out in these target rich environments would could reach the 20,000 participant count in no time.... All we need is YOU to reach out.
Ron Paul and New Hampshire
Ron Paul did very well in New Hampshire. For example, 4.3% of the entire population voted for Ron Paul in NH, the next highest states were SC where 1.7% and IA where 0.9% of the population voted for Ron Paul. Ron Paul received 17% more votes in NH than Obama. In fact, Ron Paul's very strong showing in the New Hampshire Primaries gave Ron Paul a 70% boost in the South Carolina Republican Primary polls and a 25% boost nationally. There is a great Ron Paul intro page on the FSP website. There is also a great resource page with a large variety of articles detailing how very well Ron Paul did in NH on the FSP Forum. Feel free to share both the Ron Paul intro page and the great resource page with all of the Ron Paul supporters you know.
The FSP Hits The Road!
FSP participants will be at numerous upcoming liberty events, to promote the project and recruit new participants and movers! With just over 1,000 Porcupines residing in New Hampshire, creating tangible results, the time is now to do what we can to reach the 20k participant goal and start the great migration!
- 5th Annual International Students for Liberty Conference in DC (2/17-2/19)
- FSP participant and New Hampshire resident Tom Ploszaj will be manning an exhibitor booth and is looking for some energetic and enthusiastic assistance! Are you already planning to attend the conference? If so, email Tom (email@example.com) and/or RSVP to this Facebook event to volunteer some of your time!
- Ron Paul is the Choice of the Troops - March on Washington, DC (2/20)
- FSP participants will be attending the 'Ron Paul March' in our nation's capital to support the choice of active duty and retired military, while conducting outreach to potential FSP participants! This event is expected to be BIG, and it will be followed by an after-party headlined by Adam Kokesh and Jordan Page! If you're in the area get on out there and start talking to the crowd! This is a prime FSP recruitment opportunity!
- Nullify Now! Philadelphia (3/31)
FSP participant and recent mover to the Seacoast, Mike Finger will be speaking at the Nullify Now conference in Philadelphia! Mike is a marketing communications professional and native of Manhattan, NY. He graduated with honors from Tulane University with a BA in Philosophy. He has worked in real estate development and on Wall Street, through which he gained a thorough understanding of both marketing and economics. He is now the principal of Centinel Consulting, an independent marketing agency in Portsmouth. Mike's media credits include Al Jazeera English, the Portsmouth Herald, LewRockwell.com, and the Tulane Hullabaloo.He is joining a stellar line-up of speakers including nullification historian Tom Woods! Tom will be giving a speech entitled "Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century!" Also speaking will be James Babb of We Won’t Fly, Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center, and a morning keynote speech by Robert Scott Bell.If you're in the area, be sure to stop by at this terrific event and hear all the wonderful speakers, including our very own! You can find more info at http://www.nullifynow.com/philadelphia/
- You can help the FSP reach its participant goal by identifying liberty events
- and trying to secure us a speaking position and/or exhibitor booth! Be a DOer! Show some initiative and make it happen! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or join the Facebook Porcupine Promotion Team to coordinate your activity and report your success!
Action of the Month
The action of the month was pretty easy to come up with this month. The New Hampshire Liberty Forum happens from February 23-26, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua, NH. Please attend Liberty Forum, for even a day, if possible. If you cannot attend, don't worry. You can still spread the word far and wide on social media and in other ways.
Feel free to make suggestions or comments on the FSP Forum.
Website of the Month
http://www.nhliberty.org - The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire. It does so by monitoring bills in the legislative sessions and encouraging private charity, a civil society, and citizen involvement. The NHLA rates all of the NH bills, issues recommendations on bills, makes sure State Representatives are given the recommendations, rates legislators based on how they vote, holds a variety of meetings, encourages its members to get involved with issues and helps elect pro-liberty individuals, among other things. It's truly a one of a kind organization which no other non-profit, non-partisan organization in the US can hold a candle to.
Facebook Page of the Month
New Hampshire Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy - It is another year which means that the grassroots activists at the New Hampshire Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy are working to bring common sense into the marijuana policy debate again. There are several bills circulating this year including a decriminalization bill and a legalization and tax bill. The group's page is an excellent way to learn what the organization is up to.
Huge, Huge Thanks to Sakal CAI
Let's have a round of applause for the only platinum-level sponsor of the upcoming the Liberty Forum:
We at Sakal/CAI are pleased to be continuing supporters of the Free State Project and to announce our newest office located in Manchester, NH. We look forward to being a full-time presence in the community and bringing employment opportunities into the local economy.
Big Thanks to the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
NHLA works tirelessly for smaller, more accountable government and to protect civil liberties. Through its Civic Action branch, NHLA encourages and supports private charity, a civil society, and citizen involvement in the community. www.nhliberty.org
Big Thanks to Harmon Real Estate
Harman Real Estate LLC is a family owned, real estate business, dedicated to working with motivated real estate consumers throughout NH. Whether you are a first time buyer or seasoned investor, as a client, Harman Real Estate LLC, gives you the edge to receive the best real estate outcome through market awareness and superior negotiating strategies.
Thanks to the Second Amendment Sisters
Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. is a women’s advocacy group dedicated to promoting the basic human right to self-defense, as recognized by the Second Amendment. We believe in personal responsibility, education, and enforcement of laws against violent criminals.
Thanks to Libertarian Party New Hampshire
The LPNH has been in the fight for liberty for 40 years. We run candidates and testify before the legislature every year. LPNH activists lead the charge for New Hampshire to be the choice of the Free State Project.
Thanks to Szabo for Sheriff
If you like Sheriff Richard Mack, you’ll want to support Frank Szabo for Sheriff of Hillsborough County. Help your fellow Patriot defend The Constitution in New Hampshire! SzaboForSheriff.com
Thanks to Fr33 Aid
Fr33 Aid (Fr33Aid.com) is an all-volunteer organization that was created to help liberty activists organize projects that educate people about the value of mutual aid and lessen the burdens of government. Fr33 Aid's current focus is on supporting medically skilled volunteers who provide first aid at events, and promoting awareness about CPR and defibrillation.
Thanks to Freedom's Phoenix
The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are looking for neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from all walks of life, of all ages, creeds, and colors who agree to the political philosophy expressed in our Statement of Intent, that government exists at most to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else. freestateproject.org
In New Hampshire
Free State Blogs
What's happening in New Hampshire with the Free State Project? Free State Blogs attempts to answer that question.
Check the NH Calendars
The NH Liberty Calendar tracks lots of NH events. The NH Underground Calendar lists some liberty-oriented New Hampshire events. For Keene specific events, check out the Free Keene Calendar. Check the calendars before a visit or a move - you are welcome to attend NH events!
FSP News Thanks & Statistics
FSP Participants - here are some quick links:
- If you've moved to NH or otherwise changed your info, please update your contact info or send a message to Moved@FreeStateProject.org to let us know.
- Check out NH housing and other community & logistical information at NH Info
Are you ready to join the FSP, move to New Hampshire and work with us towards Liberty in Our Lifetime? Join here!
The Free State Project (FSP) is an effort to recruit 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty and property. The work of creating and sustaining such a society in New Hampshire is the job of residents, including project participants, not the Free State Project itself.
The FSP does not endorse any specific changes to government or strategies to achieve them. The FSP does not take positions on issues, candidates, legislation, places to move within New Hampshire, tactics or methods of action. The one stipulation the FSP does make is that people who promote violence, racial hatred, or bigotry are not welcome.
Reporting by the FSP on participant activity or NH events on the website, in the newsletter, or in any other place does not represent support or endorsement and may not portray the diversity of opinions and activities that exists among participants.