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.

Luxury hotel on Mt. Washington?
Mar 15, 2018 - Cog Railway owner Wayne Presby intends to build a 35-room hotel 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Washington. Presby faces zoning challenges and opposition from conservation groups. Proponents argue that that entrepreneurs like Presby have the... read more
Punish students for walkout protests?
Mar 12, 2018 - Following a school shooting in Florida, students in New Hampshire and across the United States announced they would organize walk-out protests to call for legislative action on guns, such as a ban on assault weapons. School responses to these... read more
Replace death penalty with life imprisonment?
Mar 09, 2018 - A bill from Sen. Kevin Avard, SB 593, would eliminate New Hampshire’s death penalty, replacing it with life imprisonment with no chance of parole. As the law currently stands, not all murders are eligible for a death sentence in New... read more
Drug searches at border checkpoints?
Mar 07, 2018 - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging drug-related arrests made at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint near Woodstock, NH. They argue that searches of citizens’ cars were a violation of rights guaranteed by... read more
Replace food stamps with food boxes?
Mar 01, 2018 - As part of its federal budget, the Trump administration proposed giving the majority of food stamp recipients about half of their benefits in what it calls an “America’s Harvest Box”—a container of nonperishable food items such as milk, juice,... read more

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