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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Should the state pay for towns to upgrade water treatment systems after the state implements stricter standards for PFAS contamination?
Jul 19, 2019 - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services recently passed stricter rules for the amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that can be in public water. The rules are scheduled to go into effect this October.... read more
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Should local schools be required to give academic credit for learning programs outside the classroom?
Jul 16, 2019 - New Hampshire is in the process of developing a system that will allow educational programs outside schools to give students credit for graduation.  The initiative is called “Learn Everywhere.”  How it works ... read more
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Should New Hampshire raise the age to buy tobacco products to twenty-one?
Jun 25, 2019 - On Thursday the New Hampshire House and Senate will vote on a state budget that includes a new law raising the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old.  That restriction covers e-... 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.

Ban conversion therapy for minors?
May 25, 2018 - The New Hampshire House and Senate have passed HB 587, which bans conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen. Conversion therapy seeks to change sexual orientation. Bill supporters argue that gay conversion therapy is tantamount to mental... read more
Should NH have a helmet law?
May 18, 2018 - New Hampshire is only 1 of 3 states without a motorcycle helmet law. Bills mandating helmet use have repeatedly failed to pass the Legislature. The last attempt was in 2010. Opponents believe adults should have the choice to wear a helmet and those... read more
Concealed carry anywhere in US with NH permit?
May 16, 2018 - Legislation in Congress proposes to amend federal law to allow an individual who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in one state to carry that handgun in other states. Currently, individual states decide which permits they’ll recognize. For... read more
School choice the right choice for NH?
May 11, 2018 - SB 193 would allow some students, such as those with special needs or lower-income families, to receive their per-pupil share of state education funding as a scholarship for private school or homeschool expenses. Read more about education... read more
Banning abortion after twenty weeks?
May 10, 2018 - Pro-life advocates believe that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks. The youngest reported baby to survive outside the womb was in gestation just under 22 weeks. Pro-choice advocates point to evidence that survival is almost impossible before 24 weeks... read more

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