Cornerstone-Action and Cornerstone Policy Research are non-partisan, non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving New Hampshire’s traditional values, limited government, and free markets through education, information, and advocacy. Our vision is to create an environment in which strong families—the foundation of our society—can lead New Hampshire into a new era of prosperity and strength.
Our mission is to:
- Influence Policy: Cornerstone influences decision makers across the state by providing factual research, credible testimony, and grassroots advocacy on vital issues impacting the family. Enacting legislation consistent with Cornerstone’s mission strengthens families and promotes a more vibrant government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Cornerstone-Action reviews and monitors every piece of state legislation, analyzing its potential impact on your family.
- Communicate Truth: Cornerstone communicates with a reasonable, persuasive, and compelling voice on family issues in the media and in the halls of Concord. We believe the origins of our culture were purposely rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and thus advocate for the traditional New Hampshire values of personal responsibility, strong families, limited government and free enterprise. Specifically, this includes advocating for: responsible spending and low taxation, respect for life in all stages of development, parental rights in matters of education and health care, preserving and strengthening traditional marriage, and government adherence to constitutional law.
- Empower Families: Cornerstone empowers concerned families and faith-based institutions to be persuasive advocates for timeless principles and make a difference within their circles of influence. Cornerstone-Action’s e-Action Alerts equips Granite Stators to not only have a voice on issues affecting their family, but to actually influence public policy by putting them in direct contact with their elected officials.
In addition to this, Cornerstone is committed to living out its core beliefs by promoting and sponsoring community events throughout the State, that aim to foster a spirit of collaboration and involvement, awareness through education, and strengthen the bonds of family togetherness.
We believe that one person can make a difference in his or her community. In our democratic-republic form of government, public policies essentially stem from the values, attitudes, and behavior of people and institutions. Therefore, changing laws without changing the hearts, minds and lives of people proves futile. We believe that influence over hearts and minds are earned by compassion in service, wisdom in relationships, and intellectual excellence in persuasion.