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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Live discussions: make your voice heard

Right now, parents must sign a permission slip allowing a student to participate in a non-academic survey. Should this be changed back to an “opt-out” system?
May 21, 2019 - On Thursday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on SB 196, a bill that would make it easier for schools to give non-academic surveys to students.  In 2017, Gov. Sununu signed a bill that... read more
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Should New Hampshire make it illegal to use a fake caller ID number for telemarketing purposes?
May 15, 2019 - Have you ever received a call from a local telephone number, only to pick up the phone and realize it was an automated telemarketer? Right now, the Senate is considering HB 577, a bill that would make it illegal to “spoof” a phone... read more
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Would you support giving students a non-voting seat on your local school board?
May 10, 2019 - This fall, Manchester will ask voters whether they support the idea of creating a seat on the school board for a student. The student would have the right to participate in all school board deliberations and discussions. However, they... read more
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Do you think it is unconstitutional to display a Bible at the POW/MIA table at the VA Medical Center in Manchester?
May 09, 2019 - U.S. Air Force veteran James Chamberlain, with the help of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, is suing the Manchester VA Medical Center over the display of a Bible at a POW/MIA table. About the POW/MIA table The POW/MIA table... read more
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How do you think New Hampshire schools can fight the high rate of teen suicide?
Apr 16, 2019 - According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), suicide is the leading cause of death for New Hampshire residents age 15 through 19.  Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that 16% of... read more
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Browse the archive: see where citizens stand

Explore our archive of over 300 past Citizen Voices reports by choosing an issue category, or search for specific keywords (e.g. "guns", "animals") to find related reports.

Annulling records of marijuana offenses
Jan 17, 2018 - A bill being considered by the Legislature this year would make it easier for adults to have arrests and convictions for possession of small amounts of marijuana removed from their criminal records. The bill would do away with the waiting... read more
Boat fees for search and rescue
Jan 16, 2018 - HB 1794, proposed by Rep. Jonathan Manley, would implement a $1 fee on rentals of canoes, kayaks, jet skis and other small watercraft, with proceeds going to the state’s search and rescue fund. It is one of several proposals for increasing cash... read more
Raising the minimum age to marry?
Jan 15, 2018 - Today, New Hampshire law allows boys as young as 14 and girls as young as 13 to enter into a marriage contract, with parental permission and approval from a court. Representative Jacalyn Cilley (D-Strafford) has introduced HB 1587... read more
Guns on campus?
Jan 10, 2018 - A bill sponsored by state Rep. Brian Stone (R-Northwood) would prevent public colleges and universities in New Hampshire from passing restrictions on carrying firearms outdoors on campus grounds. According to Rep. Stone, the bill is... read more
Fund body cameras with vanity plates?
Jan 09, 2018 - HB 1730 creates a new “public safety enhancement” fund to pay for police body cameras for local, county and state police. The fund would include money from federal grants and private donations, as well as proceeds from “prestige number” vanity... read more

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