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At Cornerstone, our heart is to educate and speak out on critical issues impacting the lives of families in the Granite State. Here’s the latest Cornerstone commentary. We hope you’ll take a few minutes and read what we have to say.

Commentary

Poll: Democrat and NH DOJ Views on Gender Have Only 10% Support

On Wednesday, the New Hampshire Senate bravely passed HB 396, “State Recognition of Biological Sex,” in a 14-10 party-line vote. This bill, sponsored by Rep. Jim Kofalt, clarifies that New Hampshire law does not ban separation based on biological sex in athletics, locker rooms, restrooms, and jails. The same

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Commentary

Why We Need HB 396, State Recognition of Biological Sex

HB 396, dealing with the ability to distinguish based on biological sex, is up for a Senate vote this week. Why is the bill important? Given its potential reach and impact, HB 396 plays a crucial role in the future trajectory of policies across the board that impact biological

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update: Week of May 6, 2024

Ask Senate Committee to Vote for the Safety of Women and Girls  HB 396 is needed to clarify that nothing in New Hampshire law prevents public facilities from differentiating between the biological sexes in athletic competitions, prisons, locker rooms, restrooms, or places of intimate privacy.  Other similar legislation is limited by

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update: Week of April 29, 2024

Hearing on Safe Haven Expansion This Week Recently, the House passed HB 1607, relative to expanded safe haven protections, but missed a critical opportunity to position New Hampshire as the leader in child protections among our New England neighbors. The most important part of the bill was removed on the House floor:

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Op-Ed

Curating a Culture of Life

The below op-ed, by former  Cornerstone intern Charlie Taylor, was originally published in the Union Leader on May 1, 2024. Charlie is a high-school senior living in Manchester, NH. The State House continues to debate policy that would legalize suicide in New Hampshire. Our lawmakers should not be promoting

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update: Week of April 22, 2024

Stand Up for The Safety of Women and Girls HB 396 is needed to clarify that nothing in New Hampshire law prevents public facilities from differentiating between the biological sexes in athletic competitions, prisons, locker rooms, restrooms, or places of intimate privacy.  While other similar legislation focuses on sporting events alone,

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Commentary

The Sad Truth Behind Declining NH Schools Is In the Numbers

SB 219, The Students First Act, passed the Senate unanimously on March 21 and will be considered in an executive session of the House Education Committee on Monday, April 22. You may or may not have heard of this modest bill designed to increase expense reporting transparency by NH

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Commentary

We’re Not in a Battle; We’re in a War

For those of you on our mailing list, it may feel like every other day is bringing yet another urgent call to action from Cornerstone. And, as amazing and patient as our supporters are, we have heard from some of you that you just can’t keep up with it

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update: Week of April 15, 2024

Tell Your Representatives to Prioritize Students over Harmful DEI Initiatives  SB 219 – Act now to: 1. Sign in in support of the bill, next scheduled for a hearing in the House Education Committee Tuesday, 4/16/24. 2. Consider attending the committee hearing to testify in support of the bill, 4/16/24, at 9:30am in the

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Op-Ed

Young People Need Suicide Prevention, not Promotion

This op-ed originally appeared in the Union Leader on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 As the NH legislature is on the verge of passing a bill that would support state-sanctioned suicide, I would like to emphasize the danger that HB 1283 poses to NH young people, a concern important to

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update: Week of April 8, 2024

Safe Haven Expansion Advances to the Senate Recently, the House passed HB 1607, relative to expanded safe haven protections, but missed a critical opportunity to position New Hampshire as the leader in child protections among our New England neighbors. The most important part of the bill was removed on the House

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