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

Do support or oppose police cameras on Elm Street in Manchester?
Jun 14, 2019 - The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire has filed a lawsuit against the City of Manchester over plans to install surveillance cameras downtown. About the cameras According to reporting from the Union Leader, the... read more
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Would you support allowing tiny houses in your community?
Jun 13, 2019 - Tiny houses, defined as very small, minimalistic homes (sometimes on wheels), are becoming a popular alternative to more traditional types of housing. The issue with these houses isn’t their size, but where they can be ... read more
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Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage for tipped employees?
Jun 07, 2019 - On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House voted to raise the minimum wage for tipped employees, from 45% to 50% of the regular minimum wage.  The vote was part of SB 10, a bill to raise the regular minimum wage.  Under the... 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.

Do armed citizens prevent mass shootings?
Jun 13, 2018 - A gunman in Oklahoma City recently shot and wounded 3 people at a restaurant before being killed by two armed civilian bystanders. Some have pointed to this incident as proof that armed citizens can be part of the solution to gun violence. Others... read more
Extend student work hour limits?
Jun 08, 2018 - Current law limits teens to 48 hours of work while they're on vacation and 30 hours during a five-day school week. A recent effort to increase the limit to 56 hours over vacation weeks failed. Proponents say the change would help combat the state's... read more
No Title X funding for facilities offering or referring abortions?
Jun 07, 2018 - New Hampshire’s U.S. senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan both oppose President Trump’s proposal to end federal Title X funding for any family planning facility that offers abortions on-site, or that refers patients for abortions. Title X... read more
Remove Manchester homeless camps?
Jun 04, 2018 - This month, the city of Manchester and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation evicted the residents of homeless camps along the Merrimack River. The inhabitants say it is public property and they have a right to be there. Others say the... read more
Allow 16-year-olds to vote?
May 29, 2018 - The 26th Amendment says that states cannot set a voting age higher than 18, though they can set a lower voting age. Supporters of lowering it say young people are becoming more involved in politics and are anxious to help choose candidates who... read more

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