Research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critical to their development.
After years of work by advocates, supporters in New Hampshire and coalition partners, Governor Chris Sununu recently passed bipartisan legislation which ensures more kids in the Granite State will have access to a high-quality full-day kindergarten program.
Despite this success, New Hampshire remains the only state in New England without state-funded preschool. We are continuing to push for full funding and increased access to high-quality early education, including full-day kindergarten, for all children in the Granite State.
To learn more about an upcoming event or to volunteer, please contact Emily Johnson at [email protected].
We want to help you be an effective voice for kids. Below are resources to help you take action in your community.
Contact your local Save the Children Action Network staff member to learn how you can be a voice for kids.
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.
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.