A New Hampshire lake during summer

VOTE LIKE YOUR LAKES DEPEND ON IT

New Hampshire is home to some of the cleanest and healthiest lakes in the country. But, they’re becoming sick and degraded before our eyes. They’re under serious threat from invasive species, toxic cyanobacteria blooms, polluted runoff water, failing septic systems, climate change, and more.

Our Lakes Need Your Help!

Our lakes need a group of informed and active citizens giving our lakes a voice at the state and local levels. And, we need a coalition of concerned and supportive leaders to initiate, support, and protect lake-friendly policy at the state and local levels.

You can help build a bipartisan coalition of lake-friendly legislators and municipal officials.nh lakes state legislature

All of our state legislators, our entire national congressional delegation, and many municipal officials are up for election this fall. The New Hampshire State Primary is September 13 and the General Election is November 8.

You can help educate all legislators, no matter their party, and whether or not you vote in New Hampshire, on the following issues related our lakes:
• Recreation
• Economic Impacts
• Public Health
• Natural Values

Pledge to make clean and healthy lakes a priority at the polls in November!

You can pledge to make lake-friendly policy a priority at the polls and in your conversations with candidates and get a free sticker! Planning to chat with a candidate? Get copies of our Candidate Flyer to give to candidates when you talk about how important clean and healthy lakes are to New Hampshire.

Pledge here!

Resources to help you along the way:

Candidate Questionnaire:

Leading up to the New Hampshire Primary on September 13 and the General Election on November 8, print out this questionnaire and use it as your guide when you meet with candidates. The questions will help you to gauge candidate’s interest and knowledge about the issues our lakes are facing. And, the talking points will help you tell them how important our lakes are.

Print the Candidate Questionnaire here.

How to find a Candidate:

Want to know who your candidates are? Follow the link to Citizen’s Count to discover candidate profiles, issue positions, contact information, and so much more.

Visit Citizen’s Count here.

Candidate Flyer:

Planning to chat with a candidate? Get copies of our Candidate Flyer to give to candidates when you talk about how important clean and healthy lakes are to New Hampshire.

Fill out request form here.

 

Did you have a conversation with a candidate about how important clean and healthy lakes are to New Hampshire?

Thank you! Share what you learned with NH LAKES! Your feedback will help identify potentially lake-friendly legislators committed to restoring and preserving the health of New Hampshire’s lakes. Include your mailing address at the bottom of the form (optional) and we’ll send you a NH LAKES t-shirt and a Vote Like Your Lakes Depend on It sticker!

Fill out this simple form here!

Have questions or need help along the way?

We’re here to help! Contact Michelle Davis Farnham, NH LAKES Policy and Advocacy Program Manager, at mdavis@nhlakes.org or (603) 226-0299.