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 NH prohibit businesses such as restaurants and cafes from giving customers disposable plastic straws, unless a customer specifically requests one?
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... read more
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Should the state require health insurers to cover fertility treatment if it is medically necessary?
Feb 15, 2019 - Sen. Martha Hennessey is sponsoring a 2019 bill that would require health insurers to cover some fertility treatments and fertility preservation.   The bill, SB 279, specifically requires coverage for: Diagnosis of... read more
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Should primary day and Election Day be statewide holidays, with mandated time off?
Feb 12, 2019 - New Hampshire voters can have difficulty making it to the polls amid work and family obligations. Polling places tend to be heavily congested around lunchtime and 5 p.m. Rep. Ellen Read has proposed HB 506, a... read more
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Should New Hampshire repeal the law allowing public elementary school teachers to recite the Lord’s Prayer with their students?
Feb 08, 2019 - A New Hampshire law from 1975 states that school districts may authorize the recitation of the traditional Lord’s Prayer in public elementary schools. The law makes clear that saying the prayer would be voluntary for students.... read more
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Should New Hampshire require that middle and high schools offer feminine hygiene products in restrooms free of charge?
Feb 08, 2019 - After being approached by a high school student about an issue described as “period poverty,” state Sen. Martha Hennessey is sponsoring a 2019 bill that would require middle and high schools to offer feminine hygiene products in... read more
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Should some temporary residents - such as college students and military personnel - be exempt from the requirement to register their car here and get a NH driver's license but still be allowed to vote?
Feb 06, 2019 - In 2018 New Hampshire passed a law that requires all voters to be legal residents of the state.  That means voters must register any cars in New Hampshire and get New Hampshire drivers’ licenses. Sen. Melanie Levesque (D-... 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.

Property tax credit for disabled veterans?
Feb 23, 2018 - Senator Gary Daniels is sponsoring SB 341, legislation that would allow municipalities to exempt all totally and permanently disabled veterans from paying residential property taxes. Read more about this issue. 
Anonymity for lottery winners?
Feb 19, 2018 - A New Hampshire woman who won the recent $560 million Powerball game that is played in several states, including New Hampshire, has filed a lawsuit in an effort to remain anonymous. In New Hampshire, the names of lottery winners are considered... read more
Alcohol for 20-year-olds?
Feb 16, 2018 - A bill being considered by the New Hampshire Legislature, HB 1753, would allow 20-year-olds to drink on private property, but it would still be illegal to sell alcohol to anyone under age 21. Twenty year-olds would also still be prohibited from... read more
Banning sobriety checkpoints
Feb 15, 2018 - HB 1283 would ban sobriety checkpoints in New Hampshire. Sobriety checkpoints are currently legal in New Hampshire, but law enforcement agencies wishing to hold one need to get approval from a Superior Court, and have to issue a public notice... read more
Offshore drilling in NH?
Feb 12, 2018 - The administration of President Donald Trump has announced plans to open nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling. The proposal would include previously off-limits acreage in the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic oceans, including areas... read more

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