Voting rights are at risk in New Hampshire

read more…: Voting rights are at risk in New Hampshire

As stated in the NH Center for Justice & Equity Policy Platform, “Policy happens for people who participate,” so making it as easy as possible for people to exercise their voting rights is critical. Making voting more accessible, whether through automatic voter registration, no-exception mail-in ballots, or language accessibility, are our policy priorities to strengthen voting rights in New Hampshire. However, the state seems to be moving in the opposite direction as a bill tightening voter identification requirements is headed to the Governor’s desk.

Closing of Title 1 preschool leaves children without a place to go and families feeling unsupported 

read more…: Closing of Title 1 preschool leaves children without a place to go and families feeling unsupported 

While Andrade informed the community that every family enrolled in the Title 1 preschool would  “…have the opportunity for a preschool experience next year,” and that “…all the administrators were cognizant of making sure that all the families are going to be supported during this transition,” several families say this is not the case. 

Addressing the heightened urgency of New Hampshire’s homelessness crisis

read more…: Addressing the heightened urgency of New Hampshire’s homelessness crisis

The median cost for a two-bedroom apartment in New Hampshire is about $1,584. To afford it, someone would have to earn about $31 an hour. With the minimum wage at  $7.25 an hour, someone working 168 hours a week — every hour of every day — could not afford the rent. To kick off an occasional series on homelessness, Melanie Plenda talks with Jennifer Chisholm, executive director of the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness, about the problems and solutions related to homelessness in New Hampshire.