For the People of New Hampshire, by the People of New Hampshire

Why Are Pro-Abortion Republicans Still on the House Judiciary Committee?

If supporters of New Hampshire’s pro-life movement do not put their foot down now, we will have sacrificed precious children and failed each other. Republican leadership must decide whether the NHGOP platform contains even a modicum of truth on the issue of life—or whether they will allow a Republican-led committee to facilitate the deaths of children in the last three months of pregnancy.  

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What is the Civil Liberties Defense Act / HB 440?

During the COVID-19 state of emergency, Governor Sununu wielded some of the broadest emergency powers of any governor in the country… For example, Sununu could have used his emergency powers to suspend free speech, suspend the right to bear arms, or even suspend free elections. As long as the Governor’s actions were related to the declared emergency, any legal challenges to these actions could have been dismissed out-of-hand.

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Our Vision

Cornerstone Action and Cornerstone Policy Research are non-partisan, non-profit organizations dedicated
 to a New Hampshire where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished.

About Us

Welcome! Cornerstone Action and Cornerstone Policy are non-partisan, non-profit organizations made up of caring, passionate people working for the people of New Hampshire. We are one of forty state organizations associated with each other. We honor God and are dedicated to serving our beautiful state and its people focusing on the following key issues:

Marriage & Family
Parental Rights
Religious Freedom

To do that, we use a three-pronged approach designed to equip the people of New Hampshire with
the information and resources they need to have a voice on the key issues that impact us all:

Policy & Legislation

Fact-based research and advocacy for our state’s people and lawmakers on vital issues.


Empowering NH’s faith leaders and people to make a difference.


Communication grounded in truth and our values.

Our Story

Cornerstone Policy Research (501c3) was founded in 2000 by Karen Testerman, who became Cornerstone’s first executive director. Active in civic life, Karen had met many New Hampshire neighbors who shared her deep faith in God and her dedication to responsible citizenship. She launched Cornerstone Policy Research to help defend, promote, and protect families, faith and freedom in New Hampshire. Five years later, Cornerstone Action (501c4)  was established as Cornerstone’s political advocacy division.

With dynamic and committed leadership from board members and directors, Cornerstone has become a respected New Hampshire resource for fact-based information on issues including the right to life, religious liberty, family life, and education. As Cornerstone prepares to enter its third decade, its mission statement stays true to its founder’s vision: Cornerstone is dedicated to a New Hampshire where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished.

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