The Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy - Candidate Questionnaire
Every New Hampshire family deserves a fair shot at the American dream. Rising costs, wages that haven’t keep up with inflation, and outdated workforce policies have made this dream unattainable for too many working families.
Full Name *
Your answer
District and Office *
Your answer
Address *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
Phone *
Your answer
1) 69% of New Hampshire children under the age of six have all available parents in the labor force. Working people often are balancing work while caring for children and aging parents, however 2/3 of our workforce lack paid leave to care for a family member.
Do you support creating a family and medical leave insurance program funded by employee payroll deductions to ensure all working people in New Hampshire have access to partial, temporary wage replacement when they need to take time out from work to care for themselves or a family member who is sick or recovering?
Comments
Your answer
2) 40% of New Hampshire’s workforce lack access to even a single paid sick day.
Do you support requiring employers to provide workers the ability to earn paid sick days to use for themselves or to care for a sick family member?
Comments
Your answer
3) Child care has eclipsed rent as the single biggest budget item for families with young children. The average annual cost of infant care in our state is $11,810 per year. This expense simply is unaffordable for too many parents who often feel forced to leave the work force due to the high cost of child care – further exacerbating our state’s workforce shortage. Scholarships for child care assistance are an effective way to make child care more affordable for parents who choose to work.
Do you support increased funding for child care assistance to working families?
Comments
Your answer
4) Working evenings, weekends, and variable hours is common, especially in retail, janitorial, health and food service sectors where many low-income parents find employment. Predictability of scheduling is important to workers who need to make arrangements for care of children or aging parents, as well as those who balance multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet.
Do you support requiring employers to release work schedules to hourly employees at least one week in advance?
Comments
Your answer
5) New Hampshire eliminated its minimum wage in 2011. Despite having a higher than average cost of living, workers here face the same wage floor as workers in Alabama and Mississippi, the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour. The lowest wage workers (those making less than $12/hour) are mostly adult women and nearly half work full time.
Do you support establishing a minimum wage in New Hampshire of $15/hour?
Comments
Your answer
6) The cost of higher education is leading many young professionals to start their careers deeply in debt with the average college graduate carrying $39,400 of student loan debt. Outstanding student loan debt has surpassed the amount households owe on auto loans, home equity loans and credit cards. New Hampshire is the leading exporter of high school graduates in the country and invests the least in the nation in state support for higher education.
6a. Do you support increasing state funding for New Hampshire’s public university and community college system if it means lower tuition?
Comments
Your answer
6b. Do you support increasing state scholarship dollars and implementing targeted education loan forgiveness programs to help ease the debt of working families and attract young graduates to stay and work in New Hampshire?
Comments
Your answer
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. If you are considering introducing or supporting legislation related to family friendly workplace policies or have questions about these issues, please contact Amanda Sears, Campaign Director, at 603-867-4433 or Amanda@familyfriendlyeconomy.org.


The Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy has over 26,000 NH supporters and is working for smart policies that help families thrive, build a more stable workforce and make our communities stronger.
www.FamilyFriendlyEconomy.org

Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This form was created inside of Civix Strategy Group. Report Abuse - Terms of Service - Additional Terms