New Hampshire Activism
Already highly liberty-oriented before the Free State Project was formed, New Hampshire is a great place to defend and regain freedom. Watch for yourself how FSP early-movers are Finding Life and Liberty in the Free State Project.
Observation suggests that inside New Hampshire pro-liberty activists pursue reform in five general areas, which you can remember as the five P's: philanthropy, proselytizing, prepping, protesting, and politics. You can easily get involved in most of them today.
New Hampshire has many charitable organizations, and volunteering with or contributing to one is the best way to strengthen the institutions of civil society. It is also a great way to make friends and show that you are a positive contributor. It will even benefit you as well as others: research shows that being generous and sociable can boost the brain and reduce the risk of depression! New Englanders frequently volunteer, and the growing free-stater community in New Hampshire continues that tradition, whether preparing food baskets for the needy or rallying to help a victim of misfortune. The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance (NHLA), has a Civic Action department that facilitates philanthropic involvement.
Proselytizing (Education and Outreach)
Numerous opportunities exist to spread the philosophy of liberty, like citizen journalism, writing letters to the editor, speaking, distributing flyers, or donating books to libraries. New Hampshire has its own free-market think tank--the non-partisan, independent Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy focusing on state and local public policy issues from a free-market perspective.
They go by many names and share many overlapping interests--self-sufficiency, survivalism, system D, agorism, hard currencies, off-the-grid living, do-it-yourselfism, localism, scouting ("Be prepared!")--but through it all runs a common thread of independence. In good times and bad, you will be glad to have neighbors like them--ants, not grasshoppers. These are the people to work with if you want to actually build a better society today.
Some work within the system, some ignore it, and some take a more confrontational approach. There is no single organization for those with a preference towards protesting and civil disobedience, but you can find links at the voluntaryist Shire Society community.
General Pro-Liberty Organizations
The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, a non-partisan coalition working broadly to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire, encourages private charity, helps build the institutions of civil society, and increases citizen involvement. The NHLA's separate political action committee supports pro-liberty candidates and causes with money and volunteers. Founded by a group of New Hampshire freedom activists and office holders, the NHLA produces an annual Liberty Rating, a report card on all NH Representatives. They also aim to screen every new bill before legislature for its stance and impact on freedom, something not done in any other legislative body in the world.
The Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, like the national Libertarian Party, seeks to restore governance of our nation to the people. They promote freedom and independence, American's heritage of liberty and personal responsibility, "live and let live" personal tolerance, and an approach to politics that is principled, people-centered, caring, logical, and consistent.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire (RLCNH) works to advance the principles of limited government, individual liberty and free markets within the Republican Party and throughout America. Its focus is on a broad range of issues, including education, taxation, property rights, gun rights, free speech, federalism and the proper role of government. The RLCNH works to elect pro-liberty Republicans to offices at all levels, partisan and non-partisan, in both primary and general elections.
The Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers (CNHT) is the largest (and only) statewide taxpayer organization in New Hampshire. CNHT monitors activities in New Hampshire's towns and cities as well as the capitol and keeping Granite State citizen's informed and advised is a big part of what they do. One major component of their communication network is the New Hampshire Taxpayer Radio, a weekly two-hour non-commercial radio show. The program is broadcast every Thursday except holidays from 5-8pm on WLMW 90.7FM. Additionally CNHT produces eBlasts which are infrequent but meaty summations of all that is going on around the state of New Hampshire with lots of insider buzz. Also, twice yearly, the CNHT produces a newspaper called The Taxing Times! Their chairman writes a column at http://www.nhinsider.com. Their webmaster also maintains the NH Liberty Calendar, a public calendar where all groups CNHT works with can come together to post social events, moving parties, or political meetings. Sign up to received this ongoing information on the Granite State!
Pro-Gun New Hampshire is a statewide organization of legislators, other public officials, and private citizens pledged to support and defend Second Amendment and sportsmen's rights within the state of New Hampshire.
Gun Owners of New Hampshire (GO-NH) is the state NRA affiliate organization.
Second Amendment Sisters is a women’s advocacy group dedicated to promoting the basic human right to self-defense, as recognized by the Second Amendment.
New Hampshire Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy (NH Common Sense) is an organized hub of information and activism, a vehicle by which New Hampshire citizens can communicate their desire for an end to Marijuana Prohibition.