'Triggering the Move': What's Next for N.H.'s Free State Project

May 11, 2016

Recently, this movement announced success in its plan to encourage twenty-thousand libertarian-minded people from around the country to move to New Hampshire.  And already, Free Staters have had an influence on Granite State politics, although it's not always been welcome.  We'll check in on this project and its impact.

Read a summary of the hour-long conversation here.

GUESTS:

  • Carla Gericke, former president of the Free State Project as of March, and a current board member. She moved to N.H. in 2008 as part of the project.
  • Drew Cline, communications consultant in Bedford and the former editorial page editor of the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Dan Eaton, 13-term Democratic Representative from Stoddard. He's also Stoddard's Town Moderator.

We'll also hear from Jason Sorens, founder of Free State Project and lecturer at the Department of Government at Dartmouth College.

Read more:

  • Seacoast Online - Free State Project Reaches Milestone: "The Free State Project, the political migration organization that seeks liberty-minded people to relocate to New Hampshire, reached its goal Tuesday of gathering 20,000 signers who pledge to move to the state within five years of reaching the 20,000 milestone."
  • NHPR - Libertarians Move In To Make A Small N.H. Town Even Smaller: "But behind the beautiful view, locals are dividing into opposing camps. About 50 Libertarians have moved into Grafton from around the country, splitting the town over their push to shrink its government."

Free State Project's press conference marking the milestone: