Thursday, February 04, 2016
The Free State Project announced Wednesday that it reached its goal of recruiting 20,000 Libertarians who say they’ll move to New Hampshire.
An online pledge had signers commit to relocating to the Granite State within five years of “triggering the move” with the 20,000th signature, which was announced Wednesday.
Once here, the signers pledged to “exert their fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of individuals’ rights to life, liberty and property.”
Officials with the Free State Project have estimated that roughly one-third will follow through in the five-year time frame. The group began collecting signatures nearly 15 years ago.
In a press release issued Wednesday, the Free State Project called itself “the most successful intentional migration movement in American history.” About 1,900 people have already moved to the state as part of the project, according to its figures.