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Fact-based commentary on the numerous issues facing New Hampshire’s families

Why do Sununu and MacDonald Need to Suspend Constitutional Rights?

The following article was originally posted in the NH Journal, January 14, 2021 At least on paper, Governor Chris Sununu is currently one of the most powerful executives in the United States. In litigation against the Governor’s COVID-19 orders, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has successfully argued that—in a time of emergency—Sununu has the power to suspend civil liberties, including fundamental constitutional rights. …

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Education Freedom Accounts: A Bright Future for NH Children

An EFA program would require cooperation between the state and an agency to administer the grants. It would require carefully-drafted legislation. But most of all, EFAs require a commitment to putting children first in any discussion of education.

The Election Was Not The Finish Line

Now, the real work begins. It won’t be easy, after such intense effort during the recent campaign marathon. We know how hard everyone worked to connect with the constituents in their respective towns. How successful our newly-elected state level candidates are will depend on their own commitment, hard work, as well as continued support from pro-family voters. What you do today will set the tone for the next two years in Concord. Here are some things for the Christian citizen to consider as we move forward.

Granite State Home Educators Helps NH Parents Navigate School Questions

We recently sat down with Michelle Levell, founder of Granite State Home Educators (GSHE), a NH nonprofit dedicated to supporting homeschooling NH families with practical information and curricular and extracurricular educational and enrichment resources. Since children were sent home this spring in the wake of COVID-19 and families have been faced with unexpected remote learning challenges, GSHE has reached out to help meet their urgent informational and support needs. We talked about their core mission and the support they’ve extended to all families during this challenging time.

Bundled Bills = Bad Policy

The New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee voted on June 9 to bundle twelve bills into one. Any of the bills the committee bundled could be re-introduced in 2021. Each could get a fair and thoughtful Senate hearing at that time, instead of the one-hour twelve-bill-in-one hearing that took place.

Adopted Children Deserve Better: A CASA’s View (HB 1162)

As a former New Hampshire CASA who has represented children through the adoption process, I am concerned about the provisions of HB 1162, especially as they have been amended. By opening adoption to any “two adults” together, the law as proposed does not seem to be in the best interests of the adopted child.

Why It’s Time to Support SB 480

Cornerstone has strongly supported the passage of SB 480, a bill that would save women’s sports for biological women. Despite the mounting evidence that biological males who compete as women have an unfair advantage, the Senate Workforce and Education Committee voted 4-1 “inexpedient to legislate.” There has been an important development since that time.  On May 15th, the U.S. Department of Education Office for …

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Why SB 480 Is Good for Women and Sports

SB 480 is the Senate version of HB 1251. If passed, it would provide that participation in women’s sports in NH will be preserved for biological women. Cornerstone strongly supports SB 480.

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Caring, Not Killing: No to Assisted Suicide

Once again, an assisted suicide bill is being introduced in Concord. Cornerstone Action will be there to say that New Hampshire can do better. Caring, not killing, is the right approach when we’re faced with terminal illness. Unlike last year’s “study” bill, this year’s HB 1659-FN would directly legalize assisted suicide. The sponsors of the bill use all kinds of words to avoid saying …

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Constitutional Amendment on Abortion Meets Strong Opposition

(Photo Credit: Beth Scaer) UPDATE 2/5/20 : The House Judiciary Committee voted on CACR 14 in executive session on February 5. By a margin of 18-2, the committee voted “inexpedient to legislate,” and we are overjoyed. Your overwhelming turnout opposing this poorly-crafted and objectionable amendment made a clear, compelling case and was effective beyond our expectations. Reported by Ellen Kolb after attending House Judiciary Committee hearing 1/22/2020 on …

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