Porcupine Day is the day the Free State Project reached its goal of 20,000 signers of their pledge to migrate to New Hampshire as a liberty activist.
The original Porcupine Day was in February 2016, which marked the beginning of the FSP’s five-year-long moving window. February 2021 marks the close of that window. However, the Free State Project will not be shutting down and is instead going to continue recruiting more liberty-minded people to make the move to the Shire.
I attended the event and recorded the various speakers. Four full speeches appear below.
First up, Jeremy Kauffman, the founder of LBRY and current member of the Free State Project’s board of directors made a couple of proposals to those watching.
1. That “Free Stater” should be redefined to mean any libertarians in New Hampshire
2. The FSP should return to being a member-voted board of directors.
Reopen NH founder Andrew Manuse discussed organizing Reopen NH and encouraged more libertarians to follow the tremendously successful example he’s set. Reopen NH – now Rebuild NH – was originally built by a petition and has morphed into an organization that endorses candidates and has organized multiple successful rallies in favor of freedom:
Free State Project Executive Director Vince Perfetto showed the record-setting progress that the FSP made in 2020 and set some more lofty goals for 2021. It’s more important than ever to encourage liberty-loving activists to migrate to New Hampshire:
Carla Gericke, the former president of the Free State Project and current president of the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence, wrapped up the event and talked about the upcoming Porcupine Freedom Festival and welcoming new movers to a migration that is no longer in the theoretical stage – we’re doing things and making an impact here: