Policy Partners

Policy Partners

Our powerful legislative advocacy program is developing the next generation of leaders and partnering families and individuals so together we can craft a better future for people who experience disability!

Have you ever wanted to participate in the legislative process and help sway opinions and votes on bills that will affect you & your family? Have you ever wanted to tell your Representatives how pending legislation will affect your family for better or worse and elicit their support? Is the New Hampshire legislative process a mystery to you?

Pictured Above:
Top Row (L to R)-  Jennifer Bertrand, Program Director & Cathy Spinney, Mentor
2nd Row (L to R)-  Mick Natoli, Mentor & Regan Burke, Mentor
3rd Row (L to R)- Samantha Baskin, Mentor & Amy Girouard, UNH LEND Trainee & Mentee
Bottom Row (L to R)-  Danielle Karcz, Mentee, Gina Cox, Mentee, Debbie Conlon, Mentee & Janemarie Tolson, Mentee

Policy Partners is a leadership course that spans over 7 months (September – March). Each participant is paired with an experienced leader/advocate and also benefits from targeted training sessions led by highly experienced local and national presenters on topics related to relationship building, community organizing, communication, persuasion, issue framing, etc.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 session of Policy Partners.  Email nominations to Jennifer Bertrand, Program Director and provide the following information for each nominee: first and last name, email, address, & phone number.  Please also explain why you believe each nominee is a good candidate for this program.

For questions call (603) 893-1299 X358 or email Jennifer Bertrand for more information.


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“Policy Partners encourages participants to remember that they are the disability experts & teaches them how to share their knowledge & experiences with policy makers.”
– Cathy Spinney, Program Creator & Mentor