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

Press Release: Cornerstone Files Free Speech Suit Against Exeter School District On Behalf of Student

Exeter, NH – A freshman student at Exeter High School, named in court documents as “M. P.,” has filed a complaint against SAU 16 and the school’s Vice Principal, Marcy Dovholuk, after they punished him with an athletic suspension for expressing his opinions on a cultural issue. The student’s suit was filed in Rockingham Superior Court on Thursday, November 4, through his attorney, Ian Huyett of Cornerstone. 

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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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FAQ on Late-Term Abortion Ban

On June 24, 2021, New Hampshire lawmakers passed the state budget, HB 2. Sections 37-40 of the budget enact the Fetal Life Protection Act, or FLPA—New Hampshire’s first ban on late-term abortion. The FLPA has been signed into law and will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

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Our Vision

Cornerstone Action and Cornerstone Policy Research are non-partisan, non-profit Christian advocacy 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 Christian advocacy 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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