Now with fewer than 150 signers to go, the Free State Project is nearly to its goal of 20,000 people who have pledged to uproot themselves and move, in some cases around the world, to New Hampshire. The project is geared towards libertarians and voluntarists who see value in concentrating themselves in the same geographic area. Once 20,000 signers have been reached, they have five years in which to make the move to NH.
Founded in 2001 by Jason Sorens, New Hampshire was chosen in 2003 by a vote of the FSP participants at that time and people have been moving here as "early movers" for the FSP ever since. In fact, there are more than 1,600 early movers at this time who have laid the groundwork for those who have yet to arrive. FSP early movers have created activist groups and organizations around the state and have had such an impact that in 2012 Keene state representative Cynthia Chase said, “Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today.”
Early movers to Keene have dominated the headlines generated by FSP participants statewide. Our activism has put Keene on the map as a destination for future movers for the FSP. If you want to talk to any Keene-area FSPers, we're available for interview on the completion of the Free State Project (or any other subject).