Written Testimony

Women’s Right to Know: HB 1659 (2012)

January 24, 2012

Cornerstone Action offers our strong support for HB 1659, the Women’s Right to Know Act. The thirteen co-sponsors have our thanks for proposing this comprehensive act. Informed consent is essential to good health care. In order for women to be in control of their own health, they need full and accurate information about any proposed […]

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Addressing NCLB: HB 1413 & HB 1517 (2012)

January 18, 2012

Cornerstone Action supports HB 1413 and HB 1517. While both bills address the federal No Child Left Behind program, we’d like to encourage the Committee to consider the following testimony when determining the merits of each bill submitted. No Child Left Behind was another federal program that attempted to improve public education through a top -down […]

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Legislative Oversight of BOE Rules: HB 1360 (2012)

January 16, 2012

Cornerstone supports HB 1360 which requires the approval from elected Representatives and Senators on rules proposed by the Board of Education. Many School Board members have become frustrated at the amount of local control that is eroded when rules are imposed on their local school districts. Parents will question and even challenge some of the proposals […]

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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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Cornerstone Urges Legislators to Reject Assisted Suicide, HB 513 (2011)

February 28, 2011

Cornerstone Action is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy organization of 6,000 New Hampshire residents. We oppose HB 513 just as we opposed a similar bill in 2009. This is poor public policy, whether it’s called “death with dignity” (in 2009’s HB 304), “aid in dying” (HB 513), or what we believe is the more apt […]

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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: Common Core Standards Not Good for NH

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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Respect the Choice Not to Fund Abortion Providers: HB 486 (2009)

February 4, 2009

Cornerstone Policy Research supports House Bill 486. We commend Rep. Nancy Elliott and the bill’s co-sponsors for respecting the consciences of their neighbors and fellow citizens, to whom abortions are deplorable, and choose not to fund them either privately or through taxation. The fiscal note prepared for the bill correctly states that pursuant to current […]

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