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

Legislative Update

Legislative Update March 25

Week of March 25th – March 29th Executive Session: Committee VoteWednesday, March 27 10:00am BILL: HB 481, Legalizing and Regulating Recreational Marijuana STATUS: House Ways and Means Committee will vote Wednesday,

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Why the Facts Don’t Matter

Following Cornerstone Op-Ed was printed in NH Journal March 18th, 2019  As the head of a nonprofit known for taking principled stands, I believe the truth is important. Foundational to

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Gambling with Our People

The New Hampshire legislature is contemplating HB 480 which would legalize sports betting in the Granite State. Why shouldn’t we just legalize and regulate expanded gambling? After all, New Hampshire

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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

 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 affiliated with the Family Policy Alliance (FPA). We honor God and are dedicated to serving our beautiful state and its people using a three-pronged approach:

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, a member of the Family Policy Alliance, 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 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.