Here's a condensed list of mostly free things *you* can do from nearly any location to help liberty in New Hampshire. Here are also resources to get you started. Locals like me are already doing many of these action items, but it would be even better if we had more "Foreign Legion" helping us too!
) The best thing you can do is probably the peaceful act that is in your heart and fun for you. But don't forget to tell people about it...as a rule, broadcast your accomplishments on this thread!
) Post or discuss NH liberty news on social media and web forums. Here's a list of NH forums and also many outside:http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=2613.0
) Post or promote NH liberty-related events on FaceBook or other calendars. The person who started the event can only invite so many folks. One thing I like to do, if I can't be at a good event, is decline then click invite. I invite pretty much all the folks who are in listed as "Manchester" friends.
) *Phone* in NH liberty news to hundreds of free staters via 603-413-0411 - http://Porcupine411.com
Sort of like the calendar above except you just use the phone to alert us. Your news could be anything from an upcoming event to a police raid in progress. It should be NH related.
) Call Free Talk Live with NH news or dicussion: 1-855-450-FREE
On average you'll be on hold about 30 minutes and reach hundreds of thousands of listeners.
) Peaceably protest crackdowns on NH liberty activists. If outside NH you could be in front of your nearest Federal building or U.S. embassy. This is a case where your distance from New Hampshire can be a magnifier. For instance, say Lauren Canario from New Hampshire gets arrested again for protesting in an IRS office, but you live in Geneva. If you show up outside the U.S. embassy in Switzerland with a sign, the effect could be significant. If you videotape it, and post the vid to YouTube, or bring friends, or get a local reporter to cover it the effect could be outright electric. I'd probably cover any such protest on RidleyReport.com. Its results would be completely out of proportion to the effort expended. This is becoming more dangerous than it used to be....so be cautious but not too afraid. I did something not so different *inside* the Bulgarian embassy *while* the Iron Curtain was still up.
) You could protest instead at a busy street corner...probably safer and more will see you. Make sure there's a short URL on your sign, preferably FreeStateProject.org. Again...organizing even the most innocuous sign wave can occasionally get you arrested. And you don't want that to happen before you make the move, it could tie you to your local tyranny. So here are items that are even safer:
) Attend NH liberty related events if/when you're in state. All the calendars I know of are listed at http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=20407.msg320242#msg320242
) Read and review bills for the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance:http://NHLiberty.org
) Make your own YouTube channel (or use a different hosting service) aim a camera at yourself, talk about NH liberty news. Be sure to put good keywords in your video descrip and tag section or the video will be seen by very few.
) Write a letter-to-the-editor discussing some liberty issue and mentioning FreeStateProject.org. Send it to a liberty-leaning newspaper, or any paper in your area. It works best if you respond to something the newspaper itself reported on. Anyone want to post a list of liberty-leaning national papers which run LTEs?
) Build news releases and send them to appropriate media outlets:
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How to get media coverage: http://freestateproject.org/about/essay_archive/mediarelations.php
) Call radio talk shows and discuss interesting liberty events which have happened in NH.
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) Make a list of good talk shows to call and post it on this thread...the most valuable type of show for this purpose is one where you can call in and change the topic. The national one I know of like this is http://FreeTalkLive.com
) Contribute money to effective pro-liberty institutions or candidates here. Here's a partial list:http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=17485.0
) Post FSP-related flyers in hi-traffic areas. Here are some off the shelf....you might need to modify them so they have tear-offs:http://www.freestateproject.org/volunteer/downloads
) Start a cable access show in your area, using it to promote the Free State Project. Feel free to run the RidleyReport on it until you hear otherwise. You probably will never hear otherwise.
) Have your local cable access station run the Ridley Report outright...no need to do your own show that way!
) Buy from NH liberty activists and their advertisers. There are plenty of things you were already going to buy this month...why not buy them from NH liberty folk:http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=17484.0http://RidleyReport.com/Trade
) Write NH prisoners
Sometimes NH liberty activists end up in jail for victimless crimes. Also there are some Brown supporters who received unspeakable sentences for assisting an elderly New Hampshire couple during their standoff with U.S. Marshals. Writing any of the above would be constructive. The Browns and their backers are probably the most in need. Here are some ways to contact NH political prisoners....often without even leaving your computer:http://PorcMail.comhttp://Mail-To-Jail.com
- This last will get you to the Brown supporters themselves
) Vacation here instead of the "nanny states." NH is fun year round. But there are four great liberty events that happen annually:http://FreeStateProject.org/LibertyForum
- big, indoors, usually around February, convention-style + wild partieshttp://PorcFest.com
- biggest event, in summerhttp://LiveFreeOrDieRally.com
- Live Free or Die Festival - Annually in Jaffrey, NH...usually late August. Big Rev War re-enactment.http://KeeneFreedomFest.com
- Smallest event but is sometimes in fall...the prettiest season. It's also illegal or at least used to be.
) Join these NH liberty-related forums or websites as a member/subscriber:http://NHLiberty.org
- Political organizers in New Hampshire, tolerant but not very active.http://Forum.NHFree.com http://Forum.FreeKeene.comhttp://bbs.FreeTalkLive.comhttp://Forum.FreeStateProject.org
- Folks around the country planning to move to NH for more freedomhttp://YouTube.com/RidleyReport
- Poor man's TV newsroom featuring NH liberty news
) Shoot and upload some video. Or better yet a re-enactment of some NH liberty event (usually an arrest) that was not successfully recorded. E-mail me thru RidleyReport.com if you want specific ideas and details for events that would lend themselves to re-enactment. In terms of simple video, here is an explanation of the types of vid I'm usually low on:
) Contact media outlets in your area to see if you can talk them into doing a story about us. This will probably only work if you give them something "local" to photograph: A protest, a publicity stunt or better yet a shot of you packing your U-Haul on the way out of their Nanny State! Here are some tips on interacting with the media:http://freestateproject.org/about/essay_archive/mediarelations.php
) Subscribe to http://Porcupine411.com
When messages come in detailing the locations of checkpoints or speed traps...maybe post them to Trapster.com or other sites that track predators.
) Help me improve this list by replying with other suggestions for activism.
) Attend liberty or civic events in NH: http://RidleyReport.com/Calendars
) Whatever you do, share it with us! Don't be too humble; brag about your activities and accomplishments on our behalf! It's good for our morale! This thread is as good a place as any.
) Direct people to this list of action items.
Long before I moved here, I found the activism I did for NH from afar was safer and more rewarding than what I did for my old location. Don't waste your activism trying to save New York or something...use it efficiently. Aim it at your future home, where it counts.
Also here's a list of action items and resources that are more for people inside NH:http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=24051.0