Cornerstone Announces 2015 Legislative Priorities

For the 2015 legislative session, Cornerstone Action will work with concerned citizens and policymakers to advance four legislative priorities. More information about these policy goals is at this link.
1) Protect religious liberty for all people of faith in New Hampshire. This includes working for repeal of the ill-advised “buffer zone” law, which if enforced would make silent prayer on certain public sidewalks illegal. Enforced or not, the law is a fiscal disaster waiting to happen, as it is currently being challenged in court. A similar law in Massachusetts was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and a subsequent settlement made Massachusetts taxpayers responsible for paying the plaintiffs’ legal expenses.

2) Protect and respect innocent human life from conception to natural death.Cornerstone supports legislation this term that would for the first time authorize collection of abortion statistics from providers statewide. We are also dedicated to supporting the passage of a fetal homicide law. Such laws are already in effect in more than three dozen states.
3) Protect the rights of parents to determine the best educational setting for their children, and prevent state imposition of Common Core standards on local districts and homeschooled students. We also support legislative efforts to protect privacy of student data, and to require greater accountability regarding student assessments.
4) Support fiscal policies that strengthen New Hampshire families and respect the needs of small business owners. We support right-to-work legislation. We will also continue to work with a broad coalition of New Hampshire groups to keep the Granite State casino-free.
Cornerstone Action is a non-profit, non-partisan New Hampshire organization dedicated to legislative action promoting public policy that respects life and strengthens families. 
For more information, contact Bryan McCormack, Executive Director, cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org