Sign the Pledge!
New Hampshire is joining Americans across the nation to come together and stand up to big money and say the decisions that matter in our states and our lives should be up to us. Join us today by signing the pledge.
In 2020 more than $14B was spent on elections, the vast majority of it from a very small percentage of ultra-wealthy donors. To protect the right of New Hampshire voters to make our own decisions and our way of life, we must stand together to end the flood of money drowning out our voices in our own elections.
"Public service should be about serving the public, not catering to outside interests just to be able to mount a viable campaign. Eighty percent of our state’s citizens believe that ‘Big Money’ is a problem in New Hampshire elections. Nationally, 84% of people believe that money has too much influence on elections."
REP. JOSEPH GUTHRIE, (R-Hampstead)
What’s Happening in
- In 2019, New Hampshire legislature called for the amendment
- NH Voters Restoring Democracy volunteer network
- Support of 80% of New Hampshire voters
NH Voters Restoring Democracy is an active, grassroots, volunteer-led effort that has kept the issue of big money in politics at the forefront of the political conversation through media outreach, petition signing events and much more.
"Don’t give up hope because of the dire situation in which we see our governance and our democracy today. Don’t listen to people who tell you that we as citizens are helpless against a political system that does the bidding of the powerful elite."
CORINNE DODGE, retired teacher, Derry, NH
Under the Avalanche
“We were 20 feet under snow in an avalanche, and no one could hear us.”
–DAVID TRAHAN, former Republican State Senator and Executive Director of the Maine Sportsman’s Alliance
This report into Maine's recent $200 million senate race provides insights into the ways the infiltration of outside money in our election systems undermines the foundations of self-governance in all 50 states.
"We know Granite Staters care deeply about this problem: 82 towns passed local resolutions calling for this. Eight in ten of us think special interests have more influence than voters in New Hampshire politics."
OLIVIA ZINK, Open Democracy NH Executive Director