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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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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 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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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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Cornerstone Ad Spot ‘Fringe’ Highlights Maggie Hassan’s Obsession with Social Issues

October 30, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Cornerstone Action PAC launched a statewide radio ad that is airing now through Election Day to highlight Maggie Hassan’s focus on an extreme social agenda rather than the issues that matter to voters. The ad, called “Fringe” (listen to the ad on YouTube), highlights a number of extreme positions taken by Democratic gubernatorial candidate […]

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Thousands of Voters Likely to Employ Cornerstone’s General Election Voter Guide When They vote

October 29, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Thousands of copies of Cornerstone’s Families First General Election Voter Guide are presently arming New Hampshire voters with the information they’ll need to support conservative candidates who will be dedicated to protecting traditional values and the natural rights of families once they are elected into office. Cornerstone mailed and e-mailed information about its Families First General Election […]

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Speaker O’Brien Remarks: Stand Up for Religious Liberty Rally

October 22, 2012

Thank you very much for allowing me to be here to speak with all of you today on the important matter of religious freedom. European refugees seeking religious freedom laid the foundation for America.  Religious freedom was so central to the formation of our country, that this right – which is truly an inalienable right […]

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McGinley Remarks: Stand Up for Religious Liberty Rally

October 20, 2012

Thank you all for coming today to this essential assembly to preserve our religious liberty. I trust that our state and federal governments will hear our combined petition today—and not just from Concord, but from across the whole nation. This Administration has launched an all-out war on religious freedom and the dignity of women in […]

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Noon Saturday in Concord: Cornerstone Sponsors Religious Liberty Rally As Part of Nationwide Effort

October 15, 2012

CONCORD, N.H.—Just 17 days before Election Day, concerned New Hampshire citizens led by Cornerstone Action will voice public opposition to the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Mandate on the State House lawn as part of a Cornerstone-sponsored religious liberty rally on Saturday, Oct. 20. The federal HHS Mandate, championed by President Obama, forces all […]

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This Saturday: Stop the Government’s Attack On Your Religious Liberty

October 15, 2012

The nationwide Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally is less than a week away, and I thought you’d appreciate a quick reminder about our planned event in Concord so you can set aside one hour to pray with us on Saturday for the return of religious liberty in America. When you come out for the […]

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Cornerstone to Hassan: Let’s Have That Discussion About Tax Hikes Right Now

September 21, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Cornerstone Action is calling on Maggie Hassan to start the “discussion” right now about what tax hikes she’s going to impose on New Hampshire’s families to pay for her expensive spending plan. “Voters can’t afford to wait for a new governor to get elected to find out whether they’ll be able to make ends […]

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Cornerstone’s 2013-2014 Legislative Agenda Will Put Families First in N.H.

September 16, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H.—In an effort to successfully advance unfinished business and build on the successes of the past Legislative session, Cornerstone Action today is releasing its 2013-2014 Families First Legislative Agenda (PDF), which is based on the goals identified earlier this year by Cornerstone’s Families First Pledge for candidates. “Today, as the filing period for incumbent candidates […]

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Cornerstone Celebrates Primary Election Successes for Families First Candidates

September 13, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H.—With the results of New Hampshire’s primary elections essentially settled, Cornerstone is excited to report that all 24 of the candidates supported by Cornerstone PAC have advanced to the general election, and 82 percent of the candidates who signed Cornerstone Action’s Families First Pledge won their primary elections on Tuesday. “I couldn’t be happier […]

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Cornerstone Calls Foul on Gay ‘Marriage’ Backers, NH Republicans for Freedom & Equality

September 7, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Cornerstone Action filed a complaint this afternoon with the Attorney General’s Office because a group supporting candidates who voted against the repeal of gay “marriage” is illegally using money it received in a $100,000 lump sum from a donor from New York. The donor, Paul Singer of Elliot Management Corp., 40 West 57th St., […]

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Cornerstone Releases Primary Voter Guide to Help Elect Pro-Family Candidates to State House Offices

September 4, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H.—To help voters identify which candidates are most likely to defend traditional values and protect the natural rights of families, Cornerstone Action is today releasing its 2012 Families First Voter Guide, a comprehensive look at Republicans running for state representative, state senator and executive office positions across New Hampshire. Download Cornerstone’s 2012 Families First Voter […]

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Cornerstone Releases 2011-2012 Scorecard; Tracks 59 Votes That Put Families and Traditional Values First

August 6, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H.—To help identify which conservative incumbents truly defended traditional values and protected the natural rights of families during the last two years in the Legislature, Cornerstone Action is today releasing its 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard, which can be downloaded at www.nhcornerstone.org/2012scorecard. “Earlier this month, Cornerstone premiered its Families First Pledge to help distinguish which state candidates […]

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Cornerstone Note: New leadership brings bold vision to impact elections

July 25, 2012

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been so wrapped up with efforts to rally Cornerstone’s activists and prepare for the primary and general elections that I’m just now catching my breath to share important news with you. At the beginning of the month, Executive Director Wendy Warcholik informed Cornerstone’s board that she was resigning […]

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Cornerstone Sets Legislative Direction with Release of Families First Pledge

July 18, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H.—With the release today of its new Families First Pledge for State House candidates, Cornerstone Action begins its campaign to endorse, elect and educate the next group of conservative leaders for the New Hampshire Legislature who will build from the current Legislature’s momentum and help restore New Hampshire’s founding principles and prosperity. “Cornerstone has […]

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Chairman McGinley’s Remarks at ‘Conservative Women Leaders Speak Out’ Press Conference

July 17, 2012

Good Morning! I’m Shannon McGinley – Chairman of Cornerstone Policy Research and Cornerstone Action – fighting to protect the sanctity of life, marriage, liberty, religious freedom and economic prosperity so that families can thrive in New Hampshire. The Obama Administration and I have a fundamental disagreement on the definition of “The War on Women.” Support […]

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Chairman McGinley Will Explain Obama’s ‘War on Women’

July 17, 2012

For Immediate Release July 16, 2012 Conservative Women Leaders Will Speak Out Tomorrow to Expose Irony of Liberal Rhetoric MANCHESTER, N.H.—Cornerstone Action Chairman Shannon McGinley will help set the record straight and explain the irony of the Liberally-spun “War on Women” tomorrow on the State House steps as part of a Values Bus tour press […]

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Fetal Homicide Bill Falls Short of Override; Sure to Return in Future Session

June 27, 2012

For the first time, after attempts going back nearly twenty years, a New Hampshire fetal homicide bill made it to the governor’s desk this session. The House’s failure to agree with the Senate to override Governor Lynch’s veto of HB 217 is unfortunate. This year’s progress is enormously encouraging, however, and we are confident that […]

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School Choice Measures Adopted Over Governor’s Veto

June 27, 2012

HB 1607 and SB 372 were both passed in Concord today, as the House and Senate overrode Gov. Lynch’s vetoes. Cornerstone is proud to stand with the many New Hampshire parents and legislators who worked so diligently to pass these school choice bills, which will benefit students all over the state. Families meeting the guidelines […]

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NH Lawmakers Override Veto on Partial-Birth Abortion

June 27, 2012

The New Hampshire legislature’s override of Governor Lynch’s veto of HB 1679 marks a New Hampshire milestone. More than two-thirds of our lawmakers decided today that our state has no place for a gruesome abortion method that is dangerous to women, medically unnecessary, and akin to infanticide.  Whatever one thinks of Roe v. Wade, it remains  the law […]

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House & Senate to Meet 6/27 for Veto Overrides: School Choice, Partial-Birth Abortion, Fetal Homicide

June 22, 2012

Cornerstone is calling for phone calls and emails to state representatives and senators in advance of “Veto Day,” Wednesday, June 27, when the New Hampshire House and Senate will meet to consider overriding numerous vetoes from Gov. Lynch. We urge YES on these overrides: School Choice.  HB 1607 and SB 372 establish tax credits for […]

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