New Hampshire

Research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development. However, New Hampshire is the only state in New England without state-funded preschool.

We are working to elect candidates who are committed to expanding access to high-quality early learning programs 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. Plus, joining in our work will positively impact your life as well as the lives of children in New Hampshire and beyond.

Upcoming Events

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

Reach Every Mother and Child at Red River Theatres

Red River Theatres (map) August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) needs your support to ensure the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (S. 1730) is passed into law. 

Please join us on Tuesday, August 29 at Red River Theatres in Concord for a documentary screening of “Shout Gladi Gladi”. Following a clip from the film, we will have panel discussion on maternal and infant mortality and the newly-introduced Reach Every Mother and Child Act. Join us to hear from local experts and discuss the different ways we all can help save the lives of moms and kids. 

Tuesday, August 297:00 – 8:30 p.m.Red River Theatres, Concord

No mother or child deserves to die from a preventable cause. Join the conversation and help us inspire social change to help vulnerable families survive and thrive internationally.

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited so please RSVP below.


Volunteer at Manchester Farmers Market

Next to Victory Park (map) September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On Thursday, September 7 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will set up a booth at the Manchester Farmers Market. Please volunteer to staff our booth and help us collect petitions supporting the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (S. 1730)!

Thursday, September 7 — 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — Next to Victory Park, Manchester

I hope you can join us! Sign up below.



Volunteer at Hooksett Old Home Day

Donati Memorial Field (map) September 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

On Saturday, September 16 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will set up a booth at Hooksett Old Home Day! We’ll be playing games, coloring cards, and talking to festival-goers about maternal and infant survival.

Saturday, September 1610:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Donati Memorial Field, Hooksett

Please help us to spread the word that Congress could help save 15 million kids’ lives by passing the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (S. 1730).

Bonus: all new volunteers will get a *free* SCAN t-shirt!

Please sign up for a volunteer shift below.

  • Availability
  • T-shirt size

Say “Thank You” to Senator Jeanne Shaheen

2 Wall Street (map) October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

On Wednesday, October 18 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will visit Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) Manchester office to say “thank you” for cosponsoring the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (S. 1730). We will deliver hundreds of “thank you” cards signed by caring Granite Staters encouraging Senator Shaheen to keep fighting to stop unnecessary, tragic deaths, and you’re invited to join us!

Wednesday, October 18 — 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.2 Wall Street, Manchester

The Reach Act would save millions of lives by scaling-up U.S. leadership and efficiency of interventions that help stop preventable deaths. Help us to ensure its passage by lifting up champions in Congress like Senator Shaheen.

Volunteers will get a *free* SCAN t-shirt! Please sign up below. 


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.

[email protected]


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.

[email protected]