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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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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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