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

Right now, parents must sign a permission slip allowing a student to participate in a non-academic survey. Should this be changed back to an “opt-out” system?
May 21, 2019 - On Thursday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on SB 196, a bill that would make it easier for schools to give non-academic surveys to students.  In 2017, Gov. Sununu signed a bill that... read more
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Should New Hampshire make it illegal to use a fake caller ID number for telemarketing purposes?
May 15, 2019 - Have you ever received a call from a local telephone number, only to pick up the phone and realize it was an automated telemarketer? Right now, the Senate is considering HB 577, a bill that would make it illegal to “spoof” a phone... read more
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Would you support giving students a non-voting seat on your local school board?
May 10, 2019 - This fall, Manchester will ask voters whether they support the idea of creating a seat on the school board for a student. The student would have the right to participate in all school board deliberations and discussions. However, they... read more
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Do you think it is unconstitutional to display a Bible at the POW/MIA table at the VA Medical Center in Manchester?
May 09, 2019 - U.S. Air Force veteran James Chamberlain, with the help of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, is suing the Manchester VA Medical Center over the display of a Bible at a POW/MIA table. About the POW/MIA table The POW/MIA table... read more
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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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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.

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
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

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