New Hampshire

Research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development. However, New Hampshire is the only state in New England without state-funded preschool.

We are working to elect candidates who are committed to expanding access to high-quality early learning programs in the Granite State.

New Hampshire activists use their voices in a number of ways! Our activists post information and actions to their social media pages, staff booths at community events, meet with elected officials and even ask presidential candidates questions about how they would work to help children.

There are countless ways you can use your voice to advocate for children. Plus, joining in our work will positively impact your life as well as the lives of children in New Hampshire and beyond.

Upcoming Events

To learn more about an upcoming event or to volunteer, please contact Emily Johnson at

Meet with Senator Maggie Hassan’s Staff

1589 Elm Street (map) October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

On Tuesday, October 17 Save the Children Action Network will meet with a member of Senator Maggie Hassan’s (D-NH) Manchester staff to discuss the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (S. 1730). Senator Hassan’s team wants to hear from Granite Staters like you why she should strongly support this legislation. I hope you’ll join us!

Tuesday, October 17 — 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — 1589 Elm Street, Manchester

Volunteers will get a *free* SCAN t-shirt! Please sign up below.


Say “Thank You” to Senator Jeanne Shaheen

2 Wall Street (map) October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

On Wednesday, October 18 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will visit Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) Manchester office to say “thank you” for cosponsoring the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (S. 1730). We will deliver hundreds of “thank you” cards signed by caring Granite Staters encouraging Senator Shaheen to keep fighting to stop unnecessary, tragic deaths, and you’re invited to join us!

Wednesday, October 18 — 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.2 Wall Street, Manchester

The Reach Act would save millions of lives by scaling-up U.S. leadership and efficiency of interventions that help stop preventable deaths. Help us to ensure its passage by lifting up champions in Congress like Senator Shaheen.

Volunteers will get a *free* SCAN t-shirt! Please sign up below. 


Call Concord Voters for Liza Poinier & Chuck Crush

Louis Karno & Company, LLC (map) October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On Monday, October 23 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will be calling Concord voters urging them to vote for Liza Poinier (District B) and Chuck Crush (District C). Liza and Chuck are leaders that the Concord School Board needs to advance an agenda that benefits students and the greater community, including adopting full-day kindergarten. We need your help to reach as many voters as possible!

Monday, October 235:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.31 Warren Street, Concord

With the recent passage of increased state funding for full-day kindergarten, it is time for Concord to equalize opportunity for the city’s youngest learners. Liza and Chuck will fight to expand early education; please help elect them by making calls.

SCAN will provide call lists, scripts, and training – but we ask that you please bring your phone. Free refreshments will also be available.

Sign up to volunteer below!

Campaign Materials

We want to help you be an effective voice for kids. Below are resources to help you take action in your community.

Join Us

Contact your local Save the Children Action Network staff member to learn how you can be a voice for kids.

Emily Johnson
Mobilization Coordinator, New Hampshire

Emily Johnson is the Coordinator of Mobilization in New Hampshire. She joined SCAN in June of 2016 after beginning her organizing career at the New Hampshire Sierra Club. Her interest in advocacy began at Colby-Sawyer College, where she studied public health and volunteered on a variety of social justice campaigns. 

A New Hampshire native, Emily grew up in Freedom and currently resides in Concord with her Australian Cattle Dog, Plum.


Lindsay Hanson
Government Relations Manager, New Hampshire

Lindsay Hanson is the Government Relations Manager in New Hampshire. She comes to SCAN after leading the state-wide advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire. Prior to that, Lindsay spent nearly five years as Vice President of the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire. Additionally, she was the NH Women’s Vote Director for Obama for America and ran Governor Maggie Hassan’s successful run for State Senate.

Lindsay has more than 10 years of leadership experience in philanthropy, political and nonprofit management, including expertise in grant-making, fundraising and long-range strategic planning.

Lindsay is a life-long resident of New Hampshire and currently lives in Concord with her three Great Danes.