New Hampshire

After years of work by advocates, supporters in New Hampshire and coalition partners, Governor Chris Sununu signed bipartisan legislation last year that ensures more kids in the Granite State will have access to day kindergarten. We are continuing to push for full funding and increased access to high-quality early education, including full-day kindergarten, for all children in New Hampshire.

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.

Here’s what two Concord School Board members had to say about our impact:


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].

Head Start Birthday Card Delivery to Senator Shaheen

Sen. Shaheen’s Office (map) May 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am UTC-5

Friday, May 18 is Head Start’s 53rd birthday and to celebrate, Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will deliver petitions to Senator Shaheen’s Manchester office encouraging her to continue fighting for increased funding for Head Start and Early Head Start.

Friday, May 18 | 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Senator Shaheen’s office, Manchester

All volunteers will get a free SCAN t-shirt.

RSVP to let us know you’re coming!

Advocate for Kids Training in Claremont

TLC Family Resource Center (map) May 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5

On Saturday, May 19 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) and TLC Family Resource Center will host a free Advocate for Kids Training in Claremont, and you’re invited!

Saturday, May 19 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | TLC Family Resource Center in Claremont

Educate, activate and inspire yourself and others to be a voice for kids by joining us at this free advocacy training. Learn how to:

• Speak clearly and succinctly about critical kids’ issues
• Make a case for early childhood education and the survival of kids around the world
• Ask law makers questions about how they will ensure kids are a priority
• Be a powerful advocate for kids

Free breakfast and on-site child care will be provided for all attendees.

Volunteer at Lebanon Farmers Market

Colburn Park (map) May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-5

On Thursday, May 24 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will set up a booth at Lebanon Farmers Market. We need you to help talk to market-goers about critical kids issues and inspire them to take action.

Thursday, May 24 | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Colburn Park in Lebanon

All volunteers will get a free SCAN t-shirt! Sign up below.

Upper Valley Community Action Team Meeting

Revolution Cantina (map) June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5

Join Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) for our monthly Upper Valley Community Action Team meeting!

Would you like to see progress for kids in the Granite State and around the world? Join us to find out how you can use your voice to make a difference! We’ll discuss upcoming campaigns and volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday, June 13 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Revolution Cantina, Claremont

This meeting is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to SCAN or a seasoned volunteer, we want to see you there – and children are welcome, too!

Sign up below to receive more information.

Volunteer at Intown Concord’s Market Days Festival

Main Street (map) June 21 @ 10:00 am - June 23 @ 10:00 pm UTC-5

Intown Concord’s annual Market Days Festival is an exciting three-day street festival featuring games, food and music. And Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will be there! We need you to volunteer to help staff our booth for a shift during the event.

June 21 – June 23 | Three-hour shifts from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. each day | Main Street, Concord

Never staffed a booth before? That’s ok! We’ll train you. Bonus: When you volunteer you’ll get a *free* SCAN t-shirt, and a meal from one of the fantastic food vendors on SCAN!

Sign up to volunteer 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]