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

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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Should NH make coverage for essential health benefits and pre-existing conditions part of state law?
Apr 12, 2019 - New Hampshire has taken a step closer to passing an Affordable Care Act “backstop” law, which would write certain provisions of the ACA into state law. This would keep those provisions in effect if the ACA is repealed or revised at the... read more
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Should NH allow swimming at some non-motorized boat launches?
Apr 11, 2019 - On Tuesday, April 16 the New Hampshire House will hold a hearing on a bill aimed at allowing swimming at non-motorized boat launches in the state.  As introduced, the bill would have allowed swimming at all non-motorized “car... read more
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Should NH increase how much mental health providers are paid for services to Medicaid patients?
Feb 28, 2019 - New Hampshire’s Medicaid program sets the rates for how much it will reimburse providers for a service, which is like the way insurance companies negotiate prices with health care providers. Some lawmakers believe New Hampshire needs to... read more
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Have you or a loved one sought out treatment for opioid addiction in New Hampshire? What was your experience like?
Feb 27, 2019 - In 2018, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services won a $45 million grant to help fund a new statewide system for curbing opioid addiction. The new “hub and spoke” program, which kicked off on January 1, creates an... 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.

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
Higher registration fee for hybrid and electric cars?
Feb 27, 2018 - HB 1541, currently under consideration by the state Legislature, would apply a sliding registration fee to hybrid and electric vehicles. The bill is intended to make up for lost gas tax revenue from these vehicles. Read more about this issue.... read more

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