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NH Children Don’t Need SB 700

A committee hearing for Senate Bill 700 was held on January 22nd. As part of the overall effort to expand marijuana use in our state, Senate Bill 700 would include autism as a qualified condition for medical marijuana, treatment not backed by solid research. Moreover, the Surgeon General recently issued an advisory against marijuana use in children and young adults up to the age …

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Action Alert: Public Hearing on Abortion Amendment Jan. 22

Seven New Hampshire House members are co-sponsoring a measure that would create a right to abortion protected under the New Hampshire Constitution. The House Judiciary Committee will have a public hearing on CACR 14 at 1 p.m. on January 22 in room 208 of the Legislative Office Building (Update: Because of the large number of attendees, this has been changed to Reps Hall in the …

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Important State Funding Update and What’s Next for Bethany Christian Services

The Legislative Fiscal Committee was in action December 13, and we were there. Here’s a summary. Abortion Providers Benefit from Committee Vote The Fiscal Committee voted 7-3 along party lines to approve the bookkeeping change that will put into effect a dramatic increase in the amount of state general funds going to abortion providers by way of family planning programs. CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone was opposed to the …

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Update on HB 481: Thank you for making a difference!

Your voice matters! On Tuesday, December 3rd, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-0 to recommend an interim study for HB 481, essentially refusing to endorse the commercialization of marijuana in NH. We have come a long way in six months thanks to your voice and speaking up for the people of New Hampshire!  This is also an opportunity to call and thank the committee …

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“TAKE 2!”

Take two minutes to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY   On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will revisit HB 481 on the legalization and commercialization of recreational marijuana. In the spring of this year, with a coalition that included Communities for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth (CADY), the Diocese of Manchester, New Futures, and Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM-NH), Cornerstone fought against HB 481, which would have commercialized recreational marijuana and made it very difficult for cities & …

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Thankful for the Support of the Governor and Executive Council for NH Children

Yesterday, the Governor and Executive Council members took the next step to preserve needed funding for Bethany Christian Services. IN THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING, PLEASE THANK THEM AND VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES!! The Governor and two Executive Council members took action today to ensure a vote on December 18 for a contract extension with Bethany Christian Services. …

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In Support of Bethany Christian Services

ACT NOW to protect foster children in NH!  For the past 14 years, Bethany Christian Services has supported foster and adoptive families in New Hampshire through the Community and Faith Based Initiative Grant. Non-discrimination language was added to the amendment they submitted to the grant in November 2018 to confirm that BCS  followed the law and did not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, but 3 of the 5 executive …

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HB 446: Senate to Vote on “Neither Male nor Female” Option on Birth Certificates

The New Hampshire Senate is expected to vote on May 15, 2019 on HB 446, relative to initiating amendments and corrections to birth records. The bill would allow a vital record, namely a birth certificate, to be changed to reflect a person’s adopted “gender identity,” whether male, female, or “neither male nor female.” A Senate committee has proposed an amendment the House version of …

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Gender Politics Go To School

SB 263, which is supposedly “relative to anti-discrimination protection for students in public schools,” has passed the New Hampshire House (roll call here)  upon the recommendation of the House Education Committee. Does opposing SB 263 mean Cornerstone favors discrimination? Never. What we see in SB 263 is a nice title on a bill that raises more questions than it answers. The bill would allow …

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