New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change. New Futures envisions a State and local communities where public policies support efforts to improve the health and wellness of all Granite Staters.
When you combine the subject matter expertise of our policy staff, who have indepth knowledge of the legislative process and grass tops connections in their respective fields, with community engagement support, who connect citizens to our issues and empower them to take action, and strategic communications, ensuring unified messaging and broad identification of our issues in the press and among policymakers, you have a recipe for success.
Whether the aim is to pass or prevent passage of legislation on a particular health issue, defend against cuts to critical public programs, or educate a particular group about the impact of a law or regulation, our model ensures that we make a difference and move policy forward.
Campaign Versus Ongoing Advocacy
New Futures work centers on building advocacy capacity in the state of New Hampshire, and we recognize that coordination and partnerships with stakeholders are crucial to achieving its mission. Therefore, the organization collaborates and provides support for nonprofits with aligned missions. Further, to advance positive policies for the health and wellness of all Granite Staters, we employ both campaign and ongoing advocacy.
New Futures works on a few targeted issue-based campaigns each legislative session which push proactive policy initiatives forward in a large-scale, public facing manner. These campaigns may include in-district meetings, legislative breakfasts, frequent contact with the media, phone banks and letters to the editor campaigns, mobilizing advocates to rally or testify, providing written and oral testimony, and more.
Ongoing Advocacy Capacity
Many bills that New Futures support or oppose are critical to the health and wellness of New Hampshire's citizens, but do not require large-scale, public facing campaigns to advance or defend positive policies. New Futures follows all of these bills throughout the session and provides testimony, organizes partners, works with the media, and mobilizes advocates as necessary.
Pairing campaign and ongoing advocacy substantially increase the likelihood of achieving crucial, multi-issue policy objectives to keep New Hampshire healthy.