Become a New Futures Advocate!
04/01/15: More than 400 advocates laid in front of the State House to represent hundreds lost to drug-related deaths
Every single New Hampshire resident has been impacted by our state’s drug and alcohol epidemic. There have been almost 1,000 drug-related deaths in New Hampshire since 2013 and a local economist estimated that this crisis costs our economy at least $1.84 billion each year. These difficult times have sent us some of the bravest and most inspiring volunteers we could ever hope to represent. Our advocates share journeys of hardship and recovery that carry a message of optimism for the future in our state. The voice for reducing drug and alcohol problems in our state has never been stronger.
Since 1997, New Futures has trained over 1,000 people to effectively advocate for public policies aimed at reducing alcohol and other drug problems in our state, and increasing resources for prevention, treatment and recovery services. If you're looking for a way to get involved in the community and advocate for social change in New Hampshire, let us train you to be an advocacy voice for change in our state. Sign up today!
WAYS A NEW FUTURES ADVOCATE CAN GET INVOLVED
- ATTEND AN ADVOCACY TRAINING
- Write a letter to their local newspaper
- Organize round-table events with leaders in their community
- Call state representatives and express the importance of progressive policies
- Organize local meetings with lawmakers and constituents
- Host a documentary screening of The Anonymous People in their commmunity
- Testify before committees in support of key legislation
- Invite groups and local stakeholders to demonstrations
- Share stories with local and national media outlets
- Take pride in their recovery or the recovery of a loved one
- Crush stereotypes and stigma surrounding addiction
- Coordinate events and remote presentations with New Futures
- Serve on a New Futures committee and share your ideas
- Join our dialogue on Facebook and Twitter!
- Share relevant information with social networks
- Start discussions in your social circles
We'll e-mail you updates on our next Advocacy Training!