Citizen Voices®

Citizen Voices makes it possible for people to take part in how policies are made in New Hampshire in an easy and convenient way: online.

We post clear ‘yes or no’ questions about hot issues facing the Granite State, inviting citizens to share their opinions. We analyze the discussion, summarizing the results in an easy-to-read report which we then deliver to elected officials at key points in the policy-making process, often including in-person presentation at a public hearing or emailing the New Hampshire House or Senate ahead of votes on related bills. Click here to learn more about how it's done.

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Abortion ban after fetal heartbeat detected?
May 08, 2019 - Earlier this month, Ohio passed a bill banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected. Mississippi recently passed a similar bill. Both laws go into effect July 1, 2019. Courts have blocked similar laws in Kentucky and North Dakota.... read more
Base NH electoral college votes on national popular vote?
Mar 27, 2019 - Rep. Ellen Read has proposed a bill that would allocate New Hampshire’s electoral votes to whichever candidate won the national popular vote. So far 12 states and the District of Colombia have passed similar bills.   If passed... read more
NH considers capital gains tax for education funding
Mar 08, 2019 - The NH Legislature is currently debating a bill that would create a 5% tax on capital gains, lower the state education property tax, and increase funding to public schools.   The problem of property-poor towns  The... read more
NH considers plastic straw ban
Feb 15, 2019 - California recently became the first state to ban single-use plastic straws in many food service businesses, unless a customer specifically requests one.   Rep. Judith Spang would like to see a similar policy put into place statewide in... read more
Citizenship indication on driver’s license?
Feb 04, 2019 - State Rep. Betty Irene Gay (R-Salem) has advanced HB 471 that requires all drivers’ licenses and nondrivers’ identification cards indicate whether the holder is a “US Citizen” or “Non-US Citizen.” The legislation states: “Before the... read more

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