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

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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Resurrection Power

Ephesians 1:18-21 (NIV). 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised …

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Save NH’s Education Tax Credit Program!

Right now, New Hampshire’s  Education Tax Credit scholarship program does a lot of good for the children of our state. But the program is facing multiple legislative attacks this year, the first of which is House Bill 632. BILL: HB 632 Repealing of the Education Tax Credit Scholarship Program WHEN:  Public Hearing Tuesday, February 5th, starting at 11:00am WHERE: Legislative Office Building, room 202, located at …

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Legislative Update- February 3rd

Legislative Update for week of February 4th- 9th During the Legislative Session, watch your inbox every Saturday for our Legislative Update for the upcoming week, including new bills introduced, updates to legislation in commitee and how you can act!   NEW BILLS THIS WEEK: HB632, HB481 UPDATE ON BILLS: HB201, HB383, HB289 HB189 BILL: HB 632-FN Education Tax Credit RepealWHEN: Public Hearing Tuesday, February 5 11:00 a.m; Legislative …

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