New Hampshire

Research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critical to their development.

After years of work by advocates, supporters in New Hampshire and coalition partners, Governor Chris Sununu recently passed bipartisan legislation which ensures more kids in the Granite State will have access to a high-quality full-day kindergarten program.

Despite this success, New Hampshire remains the only state in New England without state-funded preschool. We are continuing to push for full funding and increased access to high-quality early education, including full-day kindergarten, for all children in the Granite State.

New Hampshire activists use their voices in a number of ways! Our activists post information and actions to their social media pages, staff booths at community events, meet with elected officials and even ask presidential candidates questions about how they would work to help children.

There are countless ways you can use your voice to advocate for children. Joining our work will positively impact the lives of kids in New Hampshire and beyond.

Upcoming Events

To learn more about an upcoming event or to volunteer, please contact Emily Johnson at [email protected].

Deliver Valentines to Senator Shaheen in Manchester

2 Wall Street (map) February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5

On Friday, February 16 Save the Children Action Network will deliver Valentine’s Day cards to Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office in Manchester. Please volunteer to show our senator’s local staff that we appreciate her advocacy for investments in early childhood. Our loving message will inspire her to keep fighting for kids’ programs during FY19 appropriations!

Friday, February 16 — 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — 2 Wall Street, Manchester

Campaign Materials

We want to help you be an effective voice for kids. Below are resources to help you take action in your community.

Join Us

Contact your local Save the Children Action Network staff member to learn how you can be a voice for kids.

Emily Johnson
Mobilization Coordinator, New Hampshire

Emily Johnson is the Coordinator of Mobilization in New Hampshire. She joined SCAN in June of 2016 after beginning her organizing career at the New Hampshire Sierra Club. Her interest in advocacy began at Colby-Sawyer College, where she studied public health and volunteered on a variety of social justice campaigns. 

A New Hampshire native, Emily grew up in Freedom and currently resides in Concord with her Australian Cattle Dog, Plum.

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Lindsay Hanson
Government Relations Manager, New Hampshire

Lindsay Hanson is the Government Relations Manager in New Hampshire. She comes to SCAN after leading the state-wide advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire. Prior to that, Lindsay spent nearly five years as Vice President of the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire. Additionally, she was the NH Women’s Vote Director for Obama for America and ran Governor Maggie Hassan’s successful run for State Senate.

Lindsay has more than 10 years of leadership experience in philanthropy, political and nonprofit management, including expertise in grant-making, fundraising and long-range strategic planning.

Lindsay is a life-long resident of New Hampshire and currently lives in Concord with her three Great Danes.

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