Written Testimony

Religious Liberty Is Literally Under Attack

August 21, 2012

When President Obama visited Rochester, N.H., last week, Sister Mary Agnes of the St. Charles Children Home covered the organization’s sign with a new message: “Pray for Religious Freedom.” As I join the Sisters in prayer for our inalienable natural right to religious liberty, which is protected by both our state and federal constitutions, I thought [...]

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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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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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HB 329 relative to parental notification for minors’ abortion procedures

March 14, 2011

TO: Members of the House Judiciary Committee FROM: Ellen Kolb, Legislative Affairs Director, Cornerstone Action; cell # 321-2703 RE: HB 329, relative to parental notification for minors’ abortion procedures DATE: 2/18/11 Cornerstone Action is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy organization of 6,000 New Hampshire residents. We support HB 329, granting parents a qualified right to [...]

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Our letter to Congressman Frank Guinta on his vote to defund PP

March 7, 2011

Dear Congressman Guinta, On behalf of Cornerstone Action’s 6,000 members throughout New Hampshire, we thank you for your recent vote to support the Pence Amendment to the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1). Standing up to Planned Parenthood is an act of courage and we commend you for it. The paid attacks on you that followed your [...]

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HB 217-FN: Protecting the life of an unborn child

February 20, 2011

Cornerstone Action represents approximately 6000 members in New Hampshire. On their behalf, I am here today to support HB 217-FN and to express my thanks to the bill’s sponsors. New Hampshire is overdue for a law that treats as homicide the killing of an unborn child against the mother’s wishes. In the course of your [...]

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HB 340: Affirming School Choice

February 20, 2011

Good morning, my name is Ann Marie Banfield, I am the Education Liaison and I am here representing Cornerstone Action.  Cornerstone Actions represents roughly 6,000 NH residents. I am here in full support of HB 340. It is crucial that New Hampshire start the process of school choice.  At Cornerstone we look at ways to [...]

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HB164: In Support of Common Core Standards

January 31, 2011

Good Morning. My name is Ann Marie Banfield and I am here representing Cornerstone Action. Cornerstone Action represents approximately 6,000 New Hampshire residents. I am here in support of HB 164 in addition I would like to address the Common Core Standards and why I do not believe their adoption is a good decision for [...]

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HB 89: Requiring AG to sign onto pending federal lawsuit against ObamaCare

January 31, 2011

Concord, NH – Today, the House committee on State and Federal Relations held a public hearing on HB89, which would require the state’s Attorney General to sign onto the pending federal lawsuit again the congressionally passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Testifying in support of the bill was Cornerstone Action Executive Director, Kevin Smith: [...]

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