Support for Sponsor-A-Highway program saves taxpayer dollars and keeps New Hampshire’s roadways clean
MANCHESTER, N.H.―To demonstrate a spirit of voluntary cooperation, the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance has joined the state Department of Transportation’s Sponsor-A-Highway program for a two-mile section of roadway between Lee and Durham.
The Liberty Alliance, a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire, will be responsible for cleaning both sides of the roadway for two-miles along Rte. 4 between Lee and Durham at least four times a year for the next two years. For the first outing of the commitment on Sunday, June 13, 12 members of the alliance came out in the rain and spent more than two hours picking up 36 bags of debris, which included trash cans, hub caps, old license plates and empty soda bottles.
“It was nice to see people come out on a day with bad weather to rally behind this important voluntary effort and show their support for the Liberty Alliance,” said Mark Warden, chairman of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. “One of the guiding principles of the NHLA is that voluntary community action is preferable to government regulation, and this is one way we can lead by example.”
The Liberty Alliance joined the Sponsor-A-Highway program to support the Department of Transportation’s effort to save taxpayers’ money and to encourage a civil society that treasures its natural resources. Through the program, the Liberty Alliance will now have its name displayed on the side of Rte. 4, which will help promote the organization and its other volunteer efforts.
The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance also produces a Gold Standard liberty-voting guide for members of the New Hampshire House and Senate during each legislative session. The Liberty Alliance will be releasing its annual Liberty Rating Report Card in July to give voters a sense of which incumbent lawmakers best represent a pro-liberty ideology through their votes.
Since Sponsor-A-Highway began in 1994, thousands of volunteers representing more than 700 groups have maintained more than 1,500 miles of New Hampshire roadside by filling about 130,000 bags with litter, according to the Department of Transportation Web site.
About the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire by monitoring bills under consideration in the state legislature and analyzing them according to their impact on liberty. The NHLA also encourages private charity, a civil society and citizen involvement. If you'd like more information about the NHLA, please call Mark Warden at 603-391-2888 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.