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Advocacy Toolkit

Start making a difference on the issues that matter to you with these tools. More coming soon!

Click here to find out who represents you in the New Hampshire House and the New Hampshire Senate. Find your town on the dropdown menu, and click GO!

Find your legislators’ names and contact information. Find your town on the dropdown menu, and click GO!

When you reach out to your legislator, remember:

  1. Email is fine – but telephone calls and snail mail are better.
  2. Most legislators provide their home telephone numbers and welcome calls at home. If your legislator has listed a home phone number, you can use it.
  3. It’s fine to call during the evening or on the weekend, but be respectful – don’t call too late or too early!
  4. Start by introducing yourself with your full name and where you live in their district, for example: “My name is Jane Doe and I live on Main Street in Concord.”
  5. Tell your legislator why you’re calling. Make a specific request, for example: “I want you to vote for the budget because it includes important investments in child care” or “I’d like you to support legislation to raise the minimum wage.” Explain why this issue is important to you, and what you know about it.
  6. Always thank your legislator for talking with you and for serving in the Legislature.
  7. If you get voicemail or an answering machine, leave a message and make sure to ask for a call back.

Click here to find a NH bill by number or title.

Letters to the editor are a great way to raise awareness about and build support for the issues that matter to you! Reach out to your local paper.

How to submit letters to the editor:

  1. Union Leader
    You may email a letter to letters@unionleader.com. Please do not send separate attachments, but include your message in the body of the e-mail window. They ask letter writers to observe these rules:

    Letters should be no longer than 250 words and addressed to the Publisher or Editor. Longer letters will be edited or rejected.

    Anonymous letters are not accepted.

    For verification, letters must include the writer’s name, full address and daytime phone number. Names and home towns will always be printed. Published letters from Manchester and Nashua will include street addresses.

    Form letters or post cards will not be accepted. We are interested in your opinion, not that of another.

    Letters critical of another’s religion, blasphemous, obscene, legally objectionable or commercial in nature will not be published. Religious letters will be used occasionally. Due to space restrictions, we cannot publish all letters.

    Mailing address: The Union Leader, Attn.: Letters Editor, P.O. Box 9555, Manchester, NH 03108-9555.

  2. Concord Monitor
    Use their online form to submit.
    The Monitor welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. The length limit is 250 words, and all letters are subject to editing and condensation. Letters must include an address and phone number.
  3. Nashua Telegraph
    Use their online submission form for letters to the editor. Choose the Letter to the Editor option from the pull-down list.
  4. Fosters/Portsmouth Herald/Seacoast Media Group
    Letters to all of these publications can be submitted online.
    Letters should be 300 words or less. Longer submissions require pre-approval from the editor.

    You must include your name, address and telephone number for verification. Indicate which publication(s) to which you are submitting your letter.

  5. Keene Sentinel
    Letters are limited to 400 words. You can use their online form or email news@keenesentinel.com.
  6. Laconia Daily Sun
    Send your submission to news@laconiadailysun.com. Include your name, hometown and phone number just in case they need to get a question answered quickly.
  7. Conway Daily Sun
    Letters can be a maximum of 250 words and should be submitted through their online form.
  8. Valley News
    You can submit your letter through their online form or send to
    The Forum Valley News P.O. Box 877 White River Junction, VT 05001 FAX: 603-298-0212

    They publish virtually all letters, regardless of their politics, providing they are in good taste, are signed by the author, and address a subject of broad concern. They request you keep letters to 350 words, and that you write no more often than once every two weeks. Submissions must include a daytime phone number for verification.

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