Citizens Count in New Hampshire
Citizens Count is a nonpartisan nonprofit that provides the people of New Hampshire with the tools and information they need to make a difference.
Citizens Count provides in-depth profiles of candidates, tracks and explains key issues, and builds connections between people and their elected officials. Historically, the organization has focused on adult voters, but now is looking towards the future, and helping to educate future voters – students.
Citizens Count is undertaking a project to rewrite their core website content to a lower reading level to make it accessible to more adult voters and enable students in high school as well as middle school to more easily use the website as a resource.
The Lewis Family Foundation has been a donor to Citizens Count for many years, and is proud to support this initiative to help make information available to a wider range of voters and future decision makers.
Citizens Count is also reaching out to other nonprofits in New Hampshire that are working on civics education initiatives to identify opportunities to collaborate, recognizing that some teachers are already using the Citizens Count website for students to learn about New Hampshire issues and candidates. Citizens Count will partner with the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education to offer training to teachers on how to use the Citizens Count website in the classroom, particularly leading up to the New Hampshire presidential primary.
Citizens Count is also working on a new tool that will make it easier for Granite Staters to instantly contact all of their elected officials, for all issues, including to advocate for more state-level support for civics education.
If you are interested in learning more about Citizens Count or want to learn more about how you can make a difference in New Hampshire government, visit their website at https://www.citizenscount.org/.