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Governor Sununu Signs Parental Rights Measure (HB 103, 2017)

April 17, 2017

Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone board member, released this statement today following Governor Chris Sununu’s signing of HB 103. Today, parents in New Hampshire applaud Governor Sununu’s signing of HB 103. The law will support parental rights by requiring school districts to notify parents when the sensitive topic of sex education will be covered.  Parents all over New Hampshire overwhelmingly […]

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House tables Bathroom Bill and Post-Viability Abortion Bill; Buffer Zone Repeal Falls Short

March 12, 2017

The New Hampshire House voted 187-179 on March 9 to table HB 478, preventing the “gender identity” or Bathroom Bill from advancing for now. The vote came after intensive phone and email campaigns on both sides of the measure. Even after the tabling vote, supporters of the bill mounted an immediate email campaign to urge […]

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House Republicans have resurrected the radical Bathroom Bill. We need your help to protect the privacy and safety of NH women and girls!

February 27, 2017

Last week, LGBT activists were out in full force to support the Republican-sponsored HB 478, a bill that would radically and fundamentally change New Hampshire discrimination law to include “gender identity.” Cornerstone was there to represent the concerned citizens of New Hampshire, crafting testimony that asked serious questions in good faith about the unintended consequences […]

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Bills Regarding “Conversion Therapy” and Gender Identity Coming to House Committee

February 19, 2017

The New Hampshire House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee will hold public hearings next Tuesday, February 21, on two bills with a common theme: SOGI (sexual orientation/gender identity). 10 a.m.: HB 587, Relative to Conversion Therapy Seeking to Change an Individual’s Sexual Orientation. HB 587 would prohibit persons licensed to provide counseling services […]

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Fetal Homicide Bills Considered Again

February 9, 2017

Fetal homicide legislation is once again up for debate in Concord, and Cornerstone has once again gone on record urging legislators to pass this important measure. Most recently, Cornerstone submitted testimony to the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee in support of HB 156, whose chief sponsor is Rep. Jeanine Notter (R-Merrimack). Fetal homicide […]

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House Affirms Education Tax Credit

February 9, 2017

Students who stand to benefit from educational choice scholarships scored a double win on February 2, as the New Hampshire House gave thumbs-down to two attempts to repeal the state’s education tax credit law. Since 2012, tax credits have been available to New Hampshire businesses that donate to a scholarship organization to allow low- and […]

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Legislators Have Another Chance to Repeal Buffer Zone Law

February 2, 2017

The New Hampshire legislature has its third opportunity to repeal New Hampshire’s anti-First-Amendment “buffer zone” law. Cornerstone supports the repeal effort, offered this year as HB 589, which has eight co-sponsors led by Rep. Kurt Wuelper (R-Strafford). Cornerstone has recognized from the first introduction of the buffer zone law in 2014 that it seeks to […]

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Cornerstone Testifies in Favor of Bill to Prevent Post-Viability Abortions

February 2, 2017

Cornerstone supports HB 578, introduced by Rep. Keith Murphy (R-Bedford), to prevent abortions of viable preborn children. The bill addresses women’s safety, the autonomy of physicians, and the right of children who survive abortion to be cared for. “To tolerate the killing of such human beings, not as the unintended outcome of efforts to protect […]

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Cornerstone Applauds Nomination of Frank Edelblut to be Commissioner of Education

January 18, 2017

Cornerstone welcomes Governor Chris Sununu’s decision to nominate former state representative Frank Edelblut to be New Hampshire’s next Commissioner of Education. Cornerstone board member Shannon McGinley said,  “As a parent, public servant, and entrepreneur, Mr. Edelblut understands the importance of education for all of New Hampshire’s children. He also understands the need to allow parents […]

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#ProtestPP 2016 on October 15

October 5, 2016

A prayer march led by members of New Hampshire Right to Life and 40 Days for Life-Manchester will take place in Manchester on Saturday, October 15. A “Jericho March” will proceed seven times around the block on which Planned Parenthood office is located, at 24 Pennacook Street. The event is part of a nationwide #ProtestPP […]

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Rico McCahon: New Executive Director

May 24, 2016

Manchester, NH, Wednesday, May 24, 2016 – The flagship family-advocacy organization for New Hampshire, Cornerstone, will have a new face as of June 1.  Rico McCahon, cofounder of Liberty Harbor Academy, will take the helm.  After nearly two years as Executive Director, Bryan McCormack has accepted a position in the private sector that enables him […]

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Defund Planned Parenthood Rally

July 21, 2015

Dear Pro Life Supporters: Following the release of the undercover video that went viral this past week, and a second undercover video released today, showing horrific revelations regarding Planned Parenthood and the sale of aborted baby body parts and organs, a desire within many has been stirred to do something. Already, several states have called for investigations, […]

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SCOTUS Ruling On Same Sex Marriage

June 26, 2015

Issue: 1) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? The first question presented to the Supreme Court was whether or not the constitution requires a state to license same-sex marriage.  The Constitution in no way requires states and their citizens to license same sex […]

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Governor Hassan Opposes Parental Choice

June 12, 2015

Parents have the right to direct the education of their children.  The US Supreme Court has upheld this right on numerous occasions when under assault. This right includes the ability of parents to REFUSE to allow their own child to participate in testing which they feel is inappropriate. Governor Hassan’s VETO House Bill 603, acknowledging […]

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Announcement: 15th Anniversary Cornerstone Dinner Speaker!

April 22, 2015

Senator Rick Santorum to Keynote Cornerstone’s May 12th Dinner! As we have mentioned, our dinner is coming up on May 12th. What has not been announced is who will be speaking at the return of Cornerstone’s annual dinner! Well, the wait is over! We are pleased to announce that Senator Rick Santorum (PA) will be our keynote […]

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Cornerstone Files Right-to-Know Request to NH DOE

March 20, 2015

On behalf of Cornerstone Policy Research, Education Liaison Ann Marie Banfield recently sent a request to the New Hampshire Department of Education under the state’s right-to-know law, seeking information about New Hampshire participation in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Cornerstone has been contacted by many parents with concerns about the educational standards to be […]

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Sarah Koski hired as political director

February 9, 2015

Sarah Koski has joined Cornerstone Policy Research and Cornerstone Action as Political Director, in charge of legislative advocacy. She previously served as field director for the Unlocking Potential Project. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to serve New Hampshire families through Cornerstone’s family first platform and legislative priorities,” she says. “I look forward to encouraging […]

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Cornerstone supporting five 2015 NH pro-life bills at hearings this week

February 8, 2015

Representatives of Cornerstone Action will be in Concord in the coming days to support five much-needed measures relating to the life issues. We encourage the House to pass each of these bills. Repeal of the “buffer zone” law (HB 403). This blatantly unconstitutional law is already tied up in federal court. The law makes all […]

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Cornerstone Announces 2015 Legislative Priorities

January 13, 2015

For the 2015 legislative session, Cornerstone Action will work with concerned citizens and policymakers to advance four legislative priorities. More information about these policy goals is at this link. 1) Protect religious liberty for all people of faith in New Hampshire. This includes working for repeal of the ill-advised “buffer zone” law, which if enforced would […]

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Cornerstone notes Massachusetts buffer zone settlement

December 24, 2014

A settlement in federal court this month has proven that the Massachusetts “buffer zone” law was not only unconstitutional but is also bad news for taxpayers. The state of Massachusetts has agreed to pay $1.2 million to attorneys for the plaintiffs in theMcCullen v. Coakley case. We trust that New Hampshire legislators will take the […]

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2014 Voter Guide Available; please read this first

November 3, 2014

Cornerstone is pleased to present its 2014 Voter Guide for the general election, covering candidates for U.S. Senate, Congress, Governor, and New Hampshire Senate and House. The guide includes information on which candidates signed the Families First Pledge. The Pledge itself is included in the guide, along with a list of House and Senate districts. There is […]

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“A Plea to Brittany Maynard” – from Family Institute of Connecticut Blog

October 30, 2014

Cornerstone is pleased to share this important post by Peter Wolfgang of the Family Institute of Connecticut. Connecticut was one of three New England states, along with New Hampshire and Massachusetts, to reject assisted suicide legislation this year. Peter was in the thick of that effort.  Brittany Maynard is the young woman with glioblastoma who’s […]

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New Hampshire Republicans affirm pro-life, pro-marriage platform

September 26, 2014

The New Hampshire Republican Party held its convention last weekend with more than 400 delegates in attendance. The delegates voted to strengthen the already-good pro-life language in the platform. On marriage, an effort to remove reference to one-man-one-woman marriage failed. Here are a few highlights: The delegates adopted this courageous, positive statement about marriage: “Recognize […]

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2014 Voter Guide

September 9, 2014

Cornerstone Action’s 2014 voter guide is available through this link and can be downloaded in PDF form.

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New Hampshire’s Education Tax credit law remains in effect, helping New Hampshire students

August 28, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court today left the education tax credit law in place, in the case of Duncan et al. v. State of New Hampshire et al. Cornerstone’s Executive Director Bryan McCormack had this to say about the decision.“Every New Hampshire child has won today. In upholding the Education Tax Credit law, the New […]

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The “buffer” is on hold

August 7, 2014

New Hampshire’s “buffer zone” law is on hold, keeping peaceful pro-life witness outside abortion facilities legal for now. Senate Bill 319, signed in June by Governor Maggie Hassan, would have allowed abortion facility managers to impose anti-speech zones of up to 25 feet outside the facilities.  Seven New Hampshire residents have filed suit against the […]

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Assisted Suicide: Wrong for New Hampshire

February 20, 2014

The New Hampshire House will vote early March, on HB 1325, a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Cornerstone opposes the bill for several reasons. While the bill supposedly would allow assisted suicide only for patients in a “terminal condition,” that term is defined as “an irreversible condition … that will result in premature death.” Does that […]

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Griffin’s Law: Why New Hampshire Needs It, and Why Cornerstone Supports It

February 13, 2014

A New Hampshire House committee will soon cast the first crucial vote on a bill that will mean justice for some grieving New Hampshire families. It’s a bill that responds to a concern expressed five years ago by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.  HB 1503 is a fetal homicide bill, similar to a bill that […]

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Education Commissioner Insults Parents

February 11, 2014

Below is the link to testimony that was given by Virginia Barry, Commissioner of Education in NH. Thursday, Feb 6th the Commissioner went beyond defending Common Core and descended to insulting concerned parents who disagree with her. Watch this video to see what happens to a government employee who’s driven to fear and anger in […]

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Cornerstone Announces New Executive Director

December 17, 2013

MANCHESTER, N.H.— Cornerstone Policy Research announced today that Bryan McCormack will serve as new Executive Director beginning January 2014.  A New Hampshire native, Bryan is a graduate of Saint Anselm College and worked as a field representative for the Romney/Victory campaign in 2012. McCormack brings political savvy as well as experience in marketing, fundraising, and […]

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