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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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Pratte to step down as Cornerstone Executive Director

November 14, 2013

(MANCHESTER)- Cornerstone’s Executive Director, Ashley Pratte, has accepted the lead public relation’s position at the Young America’s Foundation in the Greater Washington, DC area.  She formally announced her resignation yesterday in a conversation with the Chairman of the Board.  Pratte will continue to represent Cornerstone at upcoming hearings on Medicaid expansion and will work closely with the Cornerstone […]

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Cornerstone to Host Common Core Forum

September 5, 2013

What: Common Core Forum When: Tuesday, September 17th @ 7:00pm Where: New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College (100 Saint Anselm Drive Manchester, NH) What are Common Core Standards? How do the Common Core Standards impact public education? Why are so many parents, teachers and legislators now questioning and opposing Common Core Standards? […]

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Cornerstone seeks info on recent DHHS hire

July 10, 2013

MANCHESTER-  Cornerstone is requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) release all public documents and records related to the hiring of Dawn Touzin as an attorney at DHHS. Ms. Touzin recently served as Vice President of Policy and Government at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and Cornerstone is concerned that she is […]

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Cornerstone In the News: Young Opponents of Gay Marriage Undaunted by Battle Ahead

March 20, 2013

by Ashley Parker, New York Times March 20, 2013 WASHINGTON — They hear that their cause is lost, that demographics and the march of history have doomed their campaign to keep marriage only between a man and a woman. But the young conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage — unlike most of their generation — remain […]

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Statement on Gov. Hassan’s 2013 budget proposal

February 14, 2013

Cornerstone calls on Governor Hassan to preserve rights of low-income families CONCORD- Cornerstone Policy Research today responded to Governor Maggie Hassan’s proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, claiming that it places priorities in the wrong place. “I agree with Governor Hassan that education should be a priority in next year’s budget,” said Cornerstone Executive […]

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Cornerstone Calls for NH to Adopt Right to Work Legislation

January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013 CONCORD— On Wednesday, January 30, HB 323 will come before the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee for a hearing.  This bill which was introduced by Rep. Bill O’Brien would prohibit collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union. “Cornerstone supports this Right to Work legislation knowing that it would […]

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Despite Popular Spin, Family Values Had Positive Affect on Tuesday’s Election

November 9, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Cornerstone’s Families First Pledge signers did better than Republicans as a group in Tuesday’s election, proving that voters did not reject the ideas Cornerstone is advancing and instead reacted to the Democrats’ successful effort to mislead voters and the Republicans’ failure to define how they would pursue pro-family issues in office. “Cornerstone was acting in near […]

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Cornerstone: Support Constitutional Questions on the Ballot

November 5, 2012

Cornerstone recommends support for ballot Questions 1 & 2, which are constitutional amendment proposals that the outgoing Legislature passed on for your approval. Cornerstone is urging you to use your conscience on Question 3. Amending the Constitution in New Hampshire is difficult, so your attention to these questions is paramount. According to Part 2, Article 100 of […]

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