News from Family Friendly New Hampshire

  • Advocates speak out for support for higher wages, workers rights ahead of Labor Day

    New Hampshire continues to lag behind other New England states and fell two spots in an annual ranking of best states to work, advocates for higher wages and worker protection said Thursday. Gathered outside the State House ahead of Labor Day, the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy addressed the state’s minimum wage, labor shortages […]

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  • Opinion: Time to deliver on paid family leave

    Amanda Sears of Deerfield is director of NH Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy. The campaign ad launched by Gov. Chris Sununu last week reminds me of President Bush’s infamous “Mission Accomplished” banner. In the new commercial the governor claims, with a big grin, that he has “delivered paid family leave.” Granite Staters who are […]

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  • New Hampshire Ranks Lowest In New England On New Best States To Work Index

    CONCORD, NH – Ahead of Labor Day, anti-poverty organization Oxfam America has released its annual Best States to Work Index (BSWI), a robust database and interactive map that measures policies supporting working families in all 50 states (plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico). New Hampshire has fallen in the rankings, and is ranked lowest in […]

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  • Family Friendly Action PAC New Hampshire Celebrates President Biden Signing Inflation Reduction Act

    CONCORD, NH. – Today, Family Friendly Action PAC New Hampshire released the following statement, applauding President Joe Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act into law. Amanda Sears, Family Friendly Action PAC New Hampshire State Director: “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a historic bill that will bring critical relief to families by lowering […]

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  • Family Friendly Action Fund Plays Pivotal Role Reaching New Hampshire Voters

    Family Friendly Action Fund Launches Grassroots Campaign in Support of New Hampshire Candidates Who Will Put Families First Nonpartisan Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy Has Already Knocked on the Doors of Over 20,000 Voters In New Hampshire This Cycle Manchester, NH. – Today the Family Friendly Action Fund announced a grassroots campaign to reach […]

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  • Family Friendly Action PAC Plays Pivotal Role Reaching Voters in Battleground Senate States

    Family Friendly Action PAC Launches $23 Million Grassroots Campaign in Support of Senate Candidates Who Will Put Families First Nonpartisan Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy Has Already Knocked 125,000 Doors This Cycle Washington, DC. – Today, as reported by Politico, the Family Friendly Action PAC announced it is launching a $23 million grassroots campaign […]

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  • The high cost of a child care crisis: ‘It’s like we are paying our mortgage three times over’

    “Vishal Komal and Pooja Attri of Concord did a lot of math after their baby, Vihaan, arrived nearly two years ago. Child care would cost them $400 to $500 a week, about 60 percent of Komal’s salary working in a school cafeteria. It was beyond their reach. Instead, they work opposite shifts, six days a […]

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  • Granite Staters Speak Out

    We’re out in communities across the state talking to folks about how paid leave, affordable child care and other family friendly policies could help them, check out our latest storybook.

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  • Opt-In Paid Leave Takes Shape Amid Skepticism in New Hampshire

    “The design of Sununu’s program looks unlikely to help those workers who are least likely to have paid parental, medical, or family caregiving leave already available through their employers,” said Amanda Sears, New Hampshire Director of the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy.

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  • Amanda Sears: NH families should take advantage of ARP tax cuts this year

    “It’s no secret that the past few years have been tough on working families. From school and child care closures due to COVID to the soaring cost of everyday goods like groceries and gas, families have been hit hard. Thankfully, lawmakers in D.C. passed some new tax cuts as part of the American Rescue Plan, […]

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