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Defend Public Education in New Hampshire

Stand up for New Hampshire’s public schools that are increasingly under attack!

This legislative session New Hampshire’s public schools were threatened by SB-193, which was called the most dangerous school voucher bill in the nation.  The bill would have siphoned millions of taxpayer dollars from local school districts and given to parents to pay for private and religious schools or to homeschool. A sustained, public outcry defeated this bill and protected public schools ... for now. We know the opponents of strong public schools will be back!

Volunteer with Rights & Democracy to protect and improve public education during the current midterm election season.


606 signatures


We—parents, taxpayers, and supporters of public education—urge state legislators and Gov. Chris Sununu to uphold these basic principles:

✓ Every child, regardless of their income level, zip code, race, or ability deserves a quality education, as a right not a privilege.

New Hampshire should invest in our public schools to build strong communities and our future leaders.

We will protect our public schools from being dismantled at the federal and state levels and work to provide all students with a quality public education.



Will you sign?

  • James and Jean Jackson
    signed 2018-08-31 17:31:47 -0400
    As the parent of a teacher, I am constantly amazed that this teacher has to provide supplies for his students in this underfunded school.
  • Leslie LaMois
    signed 2018-08-31 16:22:03 -0400
    I believe in Pulic Education. I do not believe Betsy DeVos!
  • Jasmine Seguin
    signed 2018-08-31 15:58:41 -0400
  • Gata Hudson
    signed 2018-08-31 15:17:30 -0400
  • Linda Garrish Thomas
    signed 2018-08-31 15:05:56 -0400
  • Anne Hunnewell
    signed 2018-08-31 14:50:33 -0400
    Our government is a democracy, and every child needs to attend public school so s/he can learn her/his role to play in a democracy!
  • Catherine McMahon
    signed 2018-08-31 14:34:02 -0400
    Catherine E. McMahon
  • Carol Wyndham
    signed 2018-08-31 12:47:48 -0400
  • Sarah Mae Brown
    @SarahBrownGA tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-31 12:40:51 -0400
  • Elizabeth Schaeffer
    signed 2018-08-31 12:40:42 -0400
  • Sarah Brown
    signed 2018-08-31 12:40:38 -0400
    Sarah Brown
  • Shir Haberman
    signed 2018-08-31 12:36:32 -0400
  • Kathleen Halverson
    signed 2018-08-31 12:34:34 -0400
  • Adam Salzer
    signed 2018-08-31 12:27:22 -0400
  • Jan Stevens
    signed 2018-08-31 12:10:20 -0400
    Jan Stevens
  • Alicia McNichols
    signed 2018-08-31 11:46:45 -0400
  • Jane Varnum
    signed 2018-08-31 11:32:14 -0400
  • Darcy Walton
    signed 2018-08-31 11:29:10 -0400
  • Janet Collett
    signed 2018-08-31 11:24:04 -0400
  • Beth Bickford
    signed 2018-08-31 10:49:10 -0400
  • Barbara Jenkinson
    signed 2018-08-31 10:46:59 -0400
  • Natalie Davis
    signed 2018-08-31 10:24:08 -0400
    I taught English in middle school and high school in Milton, Ma. When I moved to New Hampshire I taught middle school in Claremont. The students in the top two groups w ere like students in New London. The bottom three possessed some of the saddest children I ever met.Some of the students at Kearsarge Regional High School were sad, too. We need public education so young people can get to know students from different economic groups if we are to be a democracy.
  • Elizabeth Collins
    signed 2018-08-31 10:23:07 -0400
  • Denise Desrosiers
    signed 2018-08-31 10:20:10 -0400
    Denise S Desrosiers
  • Nancy Roberts
    signed 2018-08-31 10:19:51 -0400
    Nancy B Roberts . I have been a public school teacher and I know how much extra time and money most teachers invest. We need to protect education for ALL.
  • Mary Lincoln
    signed 2018-08-31 10:14:14 -0400
    Quality public education is the cornerstone of democracy.
  • William Nichols
    signed 2018-08-31 10:14:07 -0400
    We’ve were fortunate enough to send our daughters to good public schools in Ohio, where zip codes aren’t as determinative of educational opportunity as they’ve become in New Hampshire.
  • Lizabeth Buoro
    signed 2018-08-31 09:58:23 -0400
  • lee bory
    signed 2018-08-31 09:54:31 -0400
  • Arnie Alpert
    signed 2018-08-31 09:51:28 -0400
    Arnie Alpert


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