FSP President Amanda Phillips resigns; Varrin Swearingen to be new President
March 7, 2006
Dear FSP Board of Directors,
Please accept my resignation as President and Director, effective immediately. Working closely with the Free State Project, and especially with our remarkable participants, has been a great joy for me. However, the time has come for me to focus more on law school and to spend more time with my daughter. I'm happy to leave the future of the project in your capable hands.
I am happy to continue to work on publicity and media relations, and remain your faithful spokesperson. I remain committed to the Free State Project, and I joined the First 1000 today.
March 11, 2006
Thank you for your service to the Free State Project and to the future of individual freedom. In your twenty-five month tenure as President of the FSP, approximately 1,800 new participants signed on, and the FSP was featured in Reader's Digest, New England ABC's Chronicle program, Liberty magazine, American Handgunner, and Reason magazine, to name just a few. The Porcupine Freedom Festival has grown to the largest libertarian event in the world, an achievement we mean to defend this year!
While it will be impossible to replace you with someone who has all your unique attributes, we will do our best to continue your legacy with a chief executive of whom we can all be proud. We appreciate your willingness to stay on as media representative and wish you the best in your studies at Harvard Law School.
Jason Sorens, Chair
For the FSP Board of Directors
March 13, 2006
The board has accepted Amanda's resignation with gratitude for her sincere efforts towards freedom in the last several years. We are also pleased to have achieved consensus on a new president, Varrin Swearingen, who will be officially voted in at our next board meeting on 3/19. Varrin, who has worked tirelessly above and beyond the call of duty in several FSP roles including VP of Operations, last year's Porc Fest Czar, and in numerous other ways, has the respect and admiration of the Board and volunteers. We look forward to working with him, to reaching our signup goals for the First 1000 Pledge and the FSP Statement of Intent, and to ultimately achieving liberty in our lifetime in the Granite State. Varrin, a current resident of New Hampshire, is willing to accept this role, and the Board appreciates his commitment.
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