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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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The Fiscal Costs of Demographic Winter

June 21, 2012

As we blogged recently, New Hampshire’s age pyramid is inverting such that the composition of the population under the age of 18 is shrinking while those over the age of 65 is increasing. This shift will also have significant fiscal impacts at the federal, state and local levels. In a recent study –by Ronald Lee and Ryan […]

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Governor Lynch Vetoes Partial-Birth Ban; Reps to Vote on Override June 27

June 15, 2012

Late Friday afternoon, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch announced his veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortion. The House and Senate will consider overrides to this and other vetoes on June 27. Calls and emails to state representatives and senators are in order. The message: override the veto of HB 1679. While beginning his veto […]

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Rally Tomorrow In Concord – Pass It On!

June 7, 2012

Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally, Concord NH, Federal Courthouse at the corner of Pleasant & South Streets, tomorrow, Friday 6/8, at noon. Please tell your friends & neighbors and – this is important – your pastors & your elected representatives. The event will last one hour. Signs will be available there. Bring your kids, […]

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Cornerstone supports bills on fetal homicide, school choice, and a ban on partial-birth abortion

May 30, 2012

(CONTACT: Ellen Kolb, Cornerstone Vice-President for Government Affairs, 603-321-2703, ekolb@nhcornerstone.org) Governor John Lynch should be seeing some important bills on his desk soon, after votes Wednesday morning in the New Hampshire House. Pro-choice and pro-life New Hampshire residents can agree that a woman who chooses to carry her child should have that choice respected. Governor […]

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New Hampshire’s Inverting Age Pyramid

May 24, 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new data showing state and county population by major age groups as of July 1, 2011. This new data shows another slice of “Demographic Winter” in New Hampshire by looking at the overall age pyramid of the state. A healthy age pyramid, as the name suggests, is one where young […]

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One Step Closer To a NH Fetal Homicide Law

May 17, 2012

contact: Ellen Kolb, Cornerstone Vice-President for Government Affairs, 603-321-2703, ekolb@nhcornerstone.org Cornerstone commends the New Hampshire Senate for its passage this morning of HB 217, regarding fetal homicide. We recognize that the House and Senate versions differ and will need to be reconciled. We are confident that this can be done so that this long-awaited law […]

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NH Falls in Chief Executive Magazine’s “Best States for Business 2012” Thanks to Lack of Right-to-Work

May 8, 2012

Recently, Chief Executive Magazine released their “Best States for Business 2012” which is based on a survey of 650 business leaders on questions such as tax and regulation, quality of workforce, and living environment. Unfortunately, New Hampshire’s sterling reputation among the nation’s top business leaders is beginning to tarnish. In 2012, New Hampshire fell by […]

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Tax Policy and The Family

May 3, 2012

Recently we came across this article by Robert Stein, former deputy assistant secretary for macroeconomic analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department, on “Taxes and the Family.” The whole article is worth a read, albeit slow-going at times, because he makes a compelling argument that the federal tax code should be more friendly to families with children. Why? […]

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The HHS Committee of the New Hampshire Senate Needs to Say NO to Obamacare and Pass the Health Care Compact

April 30, 2012

This Thursday the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will be voting on HB 1560, the Health Care Compact, in committee. Cornerstone strongly supports this bill for reasons listed below. Cornerstone urges Senators Bradley and Lambert (both on the HHS Committee) to reject Obamacare and pass the Health Care Compact which is the first step […]

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Cornerstone Applauds the Senate’s Abhorrence of the Gruesome Practice of Partial-Birth Abortion and Embrace of Transparency

April 25, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ellen Kolb, VP Government Affairs, Cornerstone Action, 603-321-2703 The passage of a ban on partial-birth abortion opens a new chapter in advancing the life issues in New Hampshire. Despite Senator Kelly’s claim that the abortion-related debate was “resolved a long time ago”, thousands of New Hampshire residents know better. HB 1679 […]

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Why New Hampshire Needs Right-to-Work

April 24, 2012

Cornerstone Policy Research, recently gave this presentation on why New Hampshire needs to enact Right-to-Work (Powerpoint). Check it out!

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Where Have New Hampshire’s Young, Single, and College-Educated Population Gone?

April 24, 2012

Anecdotally, it is a well-worn verse in New Hampshire that the state has been losing its young people. A new study from the U.S. Census Bureau confirms this. The study titled “Historical Migration of the Young, Single, and College-Educated: 1965 to 2000,” (pdf) examined the past four decennial censuses to determine the net migration of […]

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Demographic Winter and Taxes

April 17, 2012

Wendy Warcholik, Executive Director of Cornerstone, had the honor of speaking at the Tea Party Rally in Manchester on Sunday.  It was a beautiful day, the crowd was enthusiastic, and the line-up of speakers was incredible. Wendy’s talk was titled “Demographic Winter and Taxes” from which the following is excerpted: The sad reality is that […]

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Cornerstone Supports HB 228; Urges State Senators to Distinguish Abortion from Health Care

April 5, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/5/12 CONTACT: Ellen Kolb, Legislative Affairs Director  603-321-2703 Cornerstone Supports HB 228;UrgesStateSenators to Distinguish Abortion from Health Care In days when insurance co-pays and insistence on religious freedom are called elements of “a war on women” by some of our fellow citizens, we need to set the record straight. Women do indeed […]

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Cornerstone Applauds the Defeat of Expanded Gambling in New Hampshire–HB 593 Fails with 226 Against to 118 in Favor

March 28, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEToday the House of Representatives voted on HB 593 which, in its original form, would have permitted two casinos in New Hampshire.  Thankfully, New Hampshire’s family-friendly and business-friendly brand was preserved with the defeat of HB 593 (226 against to 118 in favor). Cornerstone stood with New Hampshire’s families in declaring that the economic costs […]

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Cornerstone Statement on the Economic and Tax Distortions Associated With HB 593

March 26, 2012

Proponents of the current gambling bill (HB 593) seek to broaden support by using some of the new gambling revenue to offset existing business taxes such as the Business Enterprise Tax and Business Profits Tax. However, this is bad tax policy because gambling revenue is more volatile than the taxes it would lower.  For instance, […]

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Did Your Representative Block or Endorse Traditional Marriage March 21st ?

March 25, 2012

Following is the record of votes for HB 437 as its various amendments were voted on over a two hour span of time Wednesday, March 21.  The bill was ultimately defeated.  You can see how your Representative voted on the various versions of the bill below. These representatives had excused absences for the day, according […]

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Cornerstone is Disappointed in Failure to Restore Traditional Marriage

March 21, 2012

HB 437 was an honest, honorable attempt to recognize one man/one woman marriage as a necessary relationship in society.  Proponents of genderless marriage point to polls, but today they rejected an attempt to get the only poll that counts: a question on November’s ballot so that all voters can decide. Ultimately, it will be our […]

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Cornerstone Applauds House Members Who Voted on the Side of Life Yesterday

March 15, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ellen Kolb, Legislative Affairs Director, Cornerstone Action, 603-321-2703 Cornerstone applauds House Members who voted on the side of life yesterday: The inhuman practice of late-term abortion and the Women’s right-to-know bill will move on to the Senate. Informed medical consent is every woman’s right – unless, in New Hampshire, she is […]

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