Cornerstone Blog

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.

Op-Ed

Joyce Craig Weaponizes Women’s Pain for Political Gain

The below op-ed, by Cornerstone’s Shannon McGinley, was originally published in the Union Leader on July 12, 2024. “Never let a crisis go to waste.” This political adage was recently perfectly exemplified by gubernatorial candidate Joyce Craig. It’s as if she asked herself: “Why not leverage my own personal

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Op-Ed

There Are No Safe Havens Without the “Exclusionary Rule”

New Hampshire’s legislature has just passed HB 1607, a bill to restore and expand New Hampshire’s Baby Safe Haven Law—sometimes called the “baby drop-off law.” While safe havens may not seem like a hot-button issue, bills in Concord rarely carry the moral weight of HB 1607. The lives of

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Op-Ed

‘Safe haven’ law needs update to better protect infants

The below op-ed, by State Representative Glenn Cordelli (R-Tuftonboro) and State Representative Katy Peternel (R-Wolfeboro), was originally published in the Union Leader on September 28, 2023. HB 1607 has since been passed by the New Hampshire General Court and is awaiting Governor Sununu’s signature. Contact him to ask for

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State Representative Glenn Cordell
Op-Ed

Support protections for Granite State babies, support HB 1607

The below piece, by State Representative Glenn Cordelli, was originally published in the Concord Monitor on March 5, 2024. Representative Cordelli, R-Tuftonboro, represents Carroll County District 7. HB 1607 has since been passed by the New Hampshire General Court and is awaiting Governor Sununu’s signature. Contact him to ask

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Op-Ed

HB 396 Balances Equality, Privacy and Safety

The below op-ed, by State Representative Robert J. Lynn, was originally published in the Union Leader on May 29, 2024. Representative Lynn, R-Windham, is chair of the House Judiciary Committee. He is a former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. HB 396 has been passed by the

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Rep. Kristin Noble
Latest News

NH Rep. Kristin Noble Demolishes School Funding Myths

Full Floor Speech by Rep. Noble on the Students First Act; Now HB 1265 Note: This is a longer, written version of the floor speech delivered by Rep. Kristin Noble during debate on the bill. See if you can make sense of these two facts about New Hampshire’s education

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Commentary

NH Dems Voted to Stop You from Seeing these Charts

Administrator salaries for the Salem School District. If Gov. Sununu signs HB 1265, informative graphs like this will be physically posted in every school district in New Hampshire before school budget meetings. On May 2, the New Hampshire House passed “the Students First Act”: a simple but ingenious bill

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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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