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Advocacy Updates

advocacy (noun) – public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy

Impact Monadnock recognizes the importance of advocacy for our region’s youngest citizens and their families. That is why we’ve been working behind the scenes with some of New Hampshire’s strongest advocacy organizations to push for policies that will make a difference in the lives of children ages zero to 5. Here are some updates on our latest advocacy efforts:

  • In early January, Impact Monadnock’s Project Director, Dr. Marj Droppa, was selected to Co-Chair the Spark NH Policy Committee alongside Lara Quiroga of Project Launch. The committee meets monthly and coordinates the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for early childhood (birth through 3rd grade) in NH. The committee collaborates with state agency and policy leaders in NH to identify and support changes in policy for the state’s youngest citizens.

Local Candidates Speak to the Issues at Legislative Forum

On Monday, October 10th, Impact Monadnock and The American Democracy Project at Keene State College hosted a successful Legislative Forum on Children & Families in the Monadnock Region in the Mabel Brown Room of Keene State College.  Six legislative candidates from both sides of the aisle shared the stage to discuss their thoughts and propose solutions on how to improve the well-being of our region’s children & families. The candidates on stage that evening were as follows:

 

House of Representatives

  • Anne Cartwright (R, Cheshire District 2)
  • Laura Lynch (D, Hillsboro District 25)
  • Richard Ames (D, Cheshire District 9)
  • Lisa Beaudoin (D, Hillsboro District 25)

Senate

  • Jay Kahn (D, District 10)
  • Chester Lapointe (R, District 10)

Legislative Forum on Children and Families in the Monadnock Region

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On October 10th from 6-8 PM at Keene State College, Impact Monadnock, in partnership with the American Democracy Project of Keene State College, will host a Legislative Forum on Children and Families in the Monadnock Region.

All are welcome to attend this free, public event to talk to local decision-makers about issues affecting children and families in the Monadnock Region. Guest speaker MaryLou Beaver of Every Child Matters will share information about the “Opportunity Gap” and children’s issues at the state level.

Click on the flyer for a downloadable PDF version. For more information, please contact Marj Droppa at 603-352-4209 or marj@muw.org.

Save the Date: Legislative Forum on October 10th

Impact Monadnock, in partnership with the American Democracy Project of Keene State College, will host a Legislative Forum on Children and Families in the Monadnock Region on October 10, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Keene State College. Save the date and spread the word about this upcoming opportunity for civic engagement!

Please click on “Continue Reading” to see the full “Save the Date” flyer. A downloadable PDF version of the flyer can be accessed here.