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Free State Project Media Advisory
Free State Project Pressroom ^ | 23 SPT 2003 | FSP Staff

Posted on 09/24/2003 10:22:42 AM PDT by archy

Free State Project Media Advisory



Elizabeth McKinstry, Media Relations
Free State Project, Inc.
Phone: (734) 904-5712


Drop by to find out:

October 1, 2003, 11:00 am.
1050 Restaurant
Skyline Hotel
10th Ave. at 50th Street
New York City

Group seeks migration of 20,000 liberty-oriented individuals to one small state.
Results of membership-wide "Which State?" vote to be announced at press conference.
Flag of winning state to be unfurled during the celebration.
The Free State Project (FSP) is a plan in which 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people will move to a single state of the U.S., where they may work within the political system to reduce the size and scope of government. The success of the FSP would likely entail reductions in burdensome taxation and regulation, reforms in state and local law, an end to federal mandates, and a restoration of constitutional federalism, demonstrating the benefits of liberty to the rest of the nation and the world.
The 5,000-plus FSP participants who have so far signed up, already one year ahead of schedule, share a desire to work toward this goal. Each has pledged to move to one small state within a five-year time frame if and when the total membership reaches 20,000. Once there, they hope to serve as humble and loyal reinforcements for the state's existing culture of liberty.

FSP participants have just completed a voting process to choose which state they will migrate to. They selected from ten candidates, all low population states and characterized by a strong culture of individual freedom.
The contenders: Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. The results of the Condorcet vote will be announced at this press conference.

Panelists will include:

Dr. Jason Sorens, President and Founder
Ms. Elizabeth McKinstry, Vice President and Director of Media Relations
Mr. Matthew Cheselka, Secretary
Mr. Tim Condon, Director of Member Services


TOPICS: Announcements; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware; US: Montana; US: New Hampshire; US: North Dakota; US: Rhode Island; US: South Dakota; US: Vermont; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: freestateproject; fsp; porcupines
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To: Consort
Well, noone is actually commited to move until within 5 years after we hit the 20,000 mark so there won't be large numbers heading there yet. If we hit 20,000 in 2005 then hopefully by 2010 we should have plenty of influence. I'd guess we have about 100-200 people supporting us in N.H. so far, but it's only been a couple weeks since N.H. was selected and many of those people were already there. An on-line poll says about half the people (that would be about 2,500 of the current 5,000) intend to move within a couple years.

The governor won in the Republican primary by 4,638 votes so 20,000 motivated citizens should be able to have a large impact.

The NY Times is going to do an article, and a reporter from somewhere else was asking on the site for volunteers to do a documentary on the move and the reception in N.H. We'll see what happens.

Here's an on-line archive of a radio broadcast:

Quite a lot of other links are on the FSP messageboard (we should have at least a couple archived TV broadcast links up too)

There have been some group excursions there (There was a Welcome to the Granite State event held and about 20-30 Freestaters met Governor Benson. He even signed up as a friend to the project ... poor Kathy Sullivan, one of the head Democratics almost exploded when she heard about it LOL - she called us "anarchists' ugghhh but most the media reception has been neutral and even positive), the Libertarian Party in NH has been very supportive and the Republicans have been accomodating. There are already 2 FSP representatives in the government there.

I've been itching to move out of CA for a long time now and this seems like the perfect plan.

Check this info out about NH:
(It was made by the Libertarian Party in NH to get us to pick NH LOL :)
21 posted on 10/16/2003 11:52:47 PM PDT by StevenA
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There are officially 219 Free Staters in N.H. now. (End of Oct., 2003)

There's a political action committee that has just been created called the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. It's non-partisan. FSP membership grew by over 700 in October and is over 5,000 (again, it dropped to around 4,300 after N.H. was selected and people opted out). There were articles in The New York Times, NewsMax and The Washington Post about the FSP recently, so the word is beginning to spread.
22 posted on 11/02/2003 3:21:00 AM PST by StevenA
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