NH: Beleaguered radio hosts offer to underwrite secession drive

This nascant independence drive has now generated publicity in the form of a mention in this Verge article:

Other publicity…

Manch radio station discusses tentative NH independence drive , starting around 1:15, 1 hour 15 mintes

My call to Manch radio station about Porcfest and NH secession , at 17 minutes

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Connarton is a good guy.

FYI, I was able to reach the rep in question and he says he’s going to a FL convention with other NH reps and is planning to talk to them as they have more experience in these things.

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Looks like I’ve accidentally gone overboard and contacted 19 reps … listed below. The ones I called are noted as such, otherwise I sent emails. I know most of them. So far no one has given a firm yes…most apparently did not reply or return my calls. Probably some of the addies or phone numbers were wrong. Aldrich and Craig I just now left phone messages with today.

Erica Layon
Gary Hopper
leah cushman
kevin craig
blasek melissa
lex berezhny.com
glen aldrich i left voice msg
dennis acton

Mike Sylvia
garry hopper i left voice msg
tony lekas I called
jenine notter
jason osborne
tom ploszaj
john burt
Matthew Santonastaso
mark warden
melissa blasek
carol mcguire

I’m now ceasing to make new contacts but if any of the rest of you would like to call some reps, that would be great and if you get a yes then let me know!

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Looks like the NH independence drive is back in motion and no longer tentative. On Aug 12 we had a conference call with state reps Matthew Santonastaso and Mike Sylvia who are apparently both up for it; the only real debate was over details. There were 7 people on the call and all agreed to have it recorded for broadcast! Here is the call; what are your thoughts?


Someone has reached out to me tentatively volunteering to make a promotional video about this, complete with beautiful presenter!


I listened to the podcast version of the conference call to hear all the details I missed.
It is fun being the conservative one and Ian and Aria can be the radicals. :slight_smile:

Aria and I will be meeting with our IT guy about the website today.

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The most recent wording, a group effort, is:

"Are you in favor of amending the first part of the New Hampshire Constitution by inserting, after article 7, a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 7-a. [Independent Nation.] New Hampshire declares independence from the United States and immediately proceeds as a sovereign nation. The legislature, governor, and all other branches of the state government shall make all appropriate arrangements in accordance with being a self-governing nation before January 1 of 2023. All other references to the United States in this constitution and state statutes and regulations are nullified. "

I’d like it if there were a we could make it sound more conciliatory and less “Slovenija 1991” without compromising the substance… but for the moment I’ve reached the limits of my capability on on wording. can any of you suggest improvements along these lines? Or any lines for that matter.

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This was the other floated option:

Are you in favor of amending the first part of the constitution by inserting after article 7 a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 7-a. [Independent Nation.] New Hampshire declares itself an independent nation. All provisions of this Constitution, and all New Hampshire statutes empowering the United States’ rule over New Hampshire, are nullified.


Flurry of discussion is happening but mostly on email and calls. 8 people on the conference call today. there was discussion regarding the possibility that Jan 1 2023 may be too soon for them to have their “appropriate arrangements” made and that thus it should read something more like Dec 31 2023. I forget the exact date floated. Someone requested I post my updated schedule and contact information for radio shows we can call and get on the air… planning to do that shortly.

Apparently there will be a brief and important period of time in September, after the CACR is presumably submitted …the rep has to sign off on it and presumably correct any “this wasn’t what I wanted!” type wording that might be put in by state workers who ultimately word the proposals at Legislative Services.

Planning to post the call here later, participants agreed to have it recorded and public.

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yea I would guess that now that we have decided the instrument (amendment) then the person or people who will sponsor it comes next
then getting it set up by september

then we can just be pushing it everywhere

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I’ve now started an “executive summary” thread since, as Irving points out, this one is getting too long to follow. For now I’ll be directing newcomers here: NH Free 2023 - Independence drive begins! Exec summary here

I’ve also invited about 9 reps to the next conference call.

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