New Hampshire

We’re Empowering Citizens of New Hampshire to Be the Voice for Kids

People in New Hampshire overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.

After years of work by advocates, supporters in New Hampshire and coalition partners, Governor Chris Sununu
signed bipartisan legislation in 2017  that ensures more kids in the Granite State will have access to day kindergarten.
We are continuing to push for full funding and increased access to high-quality early education, including full-day
kindergarten, for all children in New Hampshire.

We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.

Learn how we’re investing in New Hampshire’s future. 

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Making Full-Day Kindergarten and Early Learning a Reality in NH

In 2017, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation that provided at least $9 million in additional state funding for full-day kindergarten.

This milestone was the result of three years of work by Save the Children Action Network to implement our four-pronged approach of grassroots mobilization, media engagement, political endorsements, and legislative lobbying on behalf of kids.

Learn more. 

New Hampshire In the News

Fund services for struggling families

With our lack of affordable child care and the opioid epidemic devastating the Granite State, many families are in need of support services.However without vital state funding for our work, we cannot provide families with the support they need.

Letter: Adverse childhood

Next year brings fresh opportunities to strengthen early childhood education programs, so more kids get an empowered start in life — no matter their circumstances. I urge the New Hampshire Legislature to make the accessibility and growth of early learning programs a top budget priority.

Letter: Early learning

As a Save the Children Action Network volunteer, I’m spending this holiday season reflecting on the progress we’ve made for kids in New Hampshire. I’m proud that we’ve expanded access to early learning, like home visiting programs and full-day kindergarten, over the years, but there is still more work to be done.

State Polling Results

SCAN commissioned a bipartisan polling team to conduct survey research among general election voters
in five states to gauge their opinions about early childhood education and early intervention policies.

In addition to general election voters, SCAN conducted interviews among both Democratic and Republican primary voters.
The results showed that legislators and candidates looking for issues with broad appeal that can meaningfully
improve the lives of their constituents should invest in our youngest learners and early intervention programs. 

See what New Hampshire voters have to say about early childhood education.

State Leadership

Emily JohnsonEmily Johnson
Mobilization Manager, New Hampshire

Emily Johnson is the Manager 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.

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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.

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