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

NH Budget Hearing and New Manager Meet-and-Greet

New Hampshire State House (map) March 13 @ 2:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Please volunteer!

SCAN has an exciting after noon planned for Monday, March 13! 

Please join us at a public hearing of the proposed state budget, which includes increased funding for full-day kindergarten! We will be at the State House in SCAN t-shirts to show our support of Governor Sununu’s plan to invest in New Hampshire’s kids by including targeted grants for full-day kindergarten expansion in his budget.

Around 4:00 p.m., we will convene back at our office for a meet-and-greet with Ian Ceraolo, our new Mobilization Manager. Ian looks forward to meeting New Hampshire’s strongest kids’ advocates, so we hope you will join us! Refreshments will be served.


Monday, March 13  2:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  Concord State House, SCAN Office 

We will meet on the State House lawn at 2:45 p.m. to gather before the hearing, and afterward, we will come together again at our office space just down the street. All volunteers will get a free SCAN t-shirt to wear!

Sign-up to join us below, and we will follow up with more details and directions!

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Make Calls for Full-Day Kindergarten!

SCAN Office (map) March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please volunteer!

On Thursday, March 16, SCAN will be calling supporters and encouraging them to get active for Full-Day K! In the coming weeks, Concord’s School District will decide whether or not all kindergarten students in the capitol city deserve access to a full day of learning. Join us on Thursday, along with special guest Hon. Colin Van Ostern, to help get our message out to the Concord School Board that a vote for Full-Day K is a vote for Concord families, and an investment in the future of our state. 


Thursday, March 165:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.SCAN Office in Concord

Pizza and beverages will be available for volunteers who come out to make calls.

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Join us at Concord School Board’s Public Hearing on Budget

Mill Brook School (map) March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us!

On Monday, March 20 SCAN staff and volunteers will wear our red t-shirts to the Concord School Board’s budget hearing. Please come join us at the meeting and get your free SCAN t-shirt and “I Support Full-Day K” sticker. Together, we can encourage the school board to support full-day kindergarten for all of Concord’s kids.


Monday, March 207:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.Mill Brook School in Concord

Sign-up to volunteer below!

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Volunteer at Concord School Board’s Public Hearing

Rundlett Middle School (map) March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us!

On Wednesday, March 22 SCAN staff and volunteers will wear our red t-shirts to the Concord School Board’s budget hearing. Please come join us at the meeting and get your free SCAN t-shirt and “I Support Full-Day K” sticker. Together, we can encourage the school board to support full-day kindergarten for all of Concord’s kids.


Wednesday, March 22 — 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.Rundlett Middle School in Concord

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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.

Lindsay Hanson
Government Relations Manager, New Hampshire

Lindsay Hanson is the Mobilization 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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