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 [email protected].

Volunteer at the We Are One Festival

Veteran’s Memorial Park (map) August 19 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

On Saturday, August 19 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will set up a booth at the We Are One Festival. SCAN is excited to have a presence at the largest ethnic cultural festival in New Hampshire, and I hope you’ll join us there!

Please volunteer to help gather petitions and discuss with festival-goers how they can make a difference in the lives of moms and kids around the world.

Saturday, August 1911:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Veteran’s Memorial Park, Manchester

Together, we can help other Granite Staters raise their voices for children and be a force for change.

All volunteers will get a *free* SCAN t-shirt! Sign up below.

Reach Every Mother and Child at Red River Theatres

Red River Theatres (map) August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) needs your support to ensure the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (S. 1730) is passed into law. 

Please join us on Tuesday, August 29 at Red River Theatres in Concord for a documentary screening of “Shout Gladi Gladi”. Following a clip from the film, we will have panel discussion on maternal and infant mortality and the newly-introduced Reach Every Mother and Child Act. Join us to hear from local experts and discuss the different ways we all can help save the lives of moms and kids. 

Tuesday, August 297:00 – 8:30 p.m.Red River Theatres, Concord

No mother or child deserves to die from a preventable cause. Join the conversation and help us inspire social change to help vulnerable families survive and thrive internationally.

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited so please RSVP 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.

[email protected]


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.

[email protected]