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Cornerstone In the News: Young Opponents of Gay Marriage Undaunted by Battle Ahead

by Ashley Parker, New York Times March 20, 2013 WASHINGTON — They hear that their cause is lost, that demographics and the march of history have doomed their campaign to keep marriage only between a man and a woman. But the young conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage — unlike most of their generation — remain …

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Statement on Gov. Hassan’s 2013 budget proposal

Cornerstone calls on Governor Hassan to preserve rights of low-income families CONCORD- Cornerstone Policy Research today responded to Governor Maggie Hassan’s proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, claiming that it places priorities in the wrong place. “I agree with Governor Hassan that education should be a priority in next year’s budget,” said Cornerstone Executive …

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Cornerstone Calls for NH to Adopt Right to Work Legislation

January 30, 2013 CONCORD— On Wednesday, January 30, HB 323 will come before the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee for a hearing.  This bill which was introduced by Rep. Bill O’Brien would prohibit collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union. “Cornerstone supports this Right to Work legislation knowing that it would …

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Despite Popular Spin, Family Values Had Positive Effect on Tuesday’s Election

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Cornerstone’s Families First Pledge signers did better than Republicans as a group in Tuesday’s election, proving that voters did not reject the ideas Cornerstone is advancing and instead reacted to the Democrats’ successful effort to mislead voters and the Republicans’ failure to define how they would pursue pro-family issues in office. “Cornerstone was acting in near …

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Cornerstone: Support Constitutional Questions on the Ballot

Cornerstone recommends support for ballot Questions 1 & 2, which are constitutional amendment proposals that the outgoing Legislature passed on for your approval. Cornerstone is urging you to use your conscience on Question 3. Amending the Constitution in New Hampshire is difficult, so your attention to these questions is paramount. According to Part 2, Article 100 of …

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Cornerstone Ad Spot ‘Fringe’ Highlights Maggie Hassan’s Obsession with Social Issues

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Cornerstone Action PAC launched a statewide radio ad that is airing now through Election Day to highlight Maggie Hassan’s focus on an extreme social agenda rather than the issues that matter to voters. The ad, called “Fringe” (listen to the ad on YouTube), highlights a number of extreme positions taken by Democratic gubernatorial candidate …

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Thousands of Voters Likely to Employ Cornerstone’s General Election Voter Guide When They vote

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Thousands of copies of Cornerstone’s Families First General Election Voter Guide are presently arming New Hampshire voters with the information they’ll need to support conservative candidates who will be dedicated to protecting traditional values and the natural rights of families once they are elected into office. Cornerstone mailed and e-mailed information about its Families First General Election …

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Speaker O’Brien Remarks: Stand Up for Religious Liberty Rally

Thank you very much for allowing me to be here to speak with all of you today on the important matter of religious freedom. European refugees seeking religious freedom laid the foundation for America.  Religious freedom was so central to the formation of our country, that this right – which is truly an inalienable right …

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Noon Saturday in Concord: Cornerstone Sponsors Religious Liberty Rally As Part of Nationwide Effort

CONCORD, N.H.—Just 17 days before Election Day, concerned New Hampshire citizens led by Cornerstone Action will voice public opposition to the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Mandate on the State House lawn as part of a Cornerstone-sponsored religious liberty rally on Saturday, Oct. 20. The federal HHS Mandate, championed by President Obama, forces all …

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Cornerstone to Hassan: Let’s Have That Discussion About Tax Hikes Right Now

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Cornerstone Action is calling on Maggie Hassan to start the “discussion” right now about what tax hikes she’s going to impose on New Hampshire’s families to pay for her expensive spending plan. “Voters can’t afford to wait for a new governor to get elected to find out whether they’ll be able to make ends …

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Cornerstone’s 2013-2014 Legislative Agenda Will Put Families First in N.H.

MANCHESTER, N.H.—In an effort to successfully advance unfinished business and build on the successes of the past Legislative session, Cornerstone Action today is releasing its 2013-2014 Families First Legislative Agenda (PDF), which is based on the goals identified earlier this year by Cornerstone’s Families First Pledge for candidates. “Today, as the filing period for incumbent candidates …

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Cornerstone Celebrates Primary Election Successes for Families First Candidates

MANCHESTER, N.H.—With the results of New Hampshire’s primary elections essentially settled, Cornerstone is excited to report that all 24 of the candidates supported by Cornerstone PAC have advanced to the general election, and 82 percent of the candidates who signed Cornerstone Action’s Families First Pledge won their primary elections on Tuesday. “I couldn’t be happier …

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Cornerstone Calls Foul on Gay ‘Marriage’ Backers, NH Republicans for Freedom & Equality

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Cornerstone Action filed a complaint this afternoon with the Attorney General’s Office because a group supporting candidates who voted against the repeal of gay “marriage” is illegally using money it received in a $100,000 lump sum from a donor from New York. The donor, Paul Singer of Elliot Management Corp., 40 West 57th St., …

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Cornerstone Releases Primary Voter Guide to Help Elect Pro-Family Candidates to State House Offices

MANCHESTER, N.H.—To help voters identify which candidates are most likely to defend traditional values and protect the natural rights of families, Cornerstone Action is today releasing its 2012 Families First Voter Guide, a comprehensive look at Republicans running for state representative, state senator and executive office positions across New Hampshire. Download Cornerstone’s 2012 Families First Voter …

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Cornerstone Releases 2011-2012 Scorecard; Tracks 59 Votes That Put Families and Traditional Values First

MANCHESTER, N.H.—To help identify which conservative incumbents truly defended traditional values and protected the natural rights of families during the last two years in the Legislature, Cornerstone Action is today releasing its 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard, which can be downloaded at www.nhcornerstone.org/2012scorecard. “Earlier this month, Cornerstone premiered its Families First Pledge to help distinguish which state candidates …

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Cornerstone Note: New leadership brings bold vision to impact elections

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been so wrapped up with efforts to rally Cornerstone’s activists and prepare for the primary and general elections that I’m just now catching my breath to share important news with you. At the beginning of the month, Executive Director Wendy Warcholik informed Cornerstone’s board that she was resigning …

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Cornerstone Sets Legislative Direction with Release of Families First Pledge

MANCHESTER, N.H.—With the release today of its new Families First Pledge for State House candidates, Cornerstone Action begins its campaign to endorse, elect and educate the next group of conservative leaders for the New Hampshire Legislature who will build from the current Legislature’s momentum and help restore New Hampshire’s founding principles and prosperity. “Cornerstone has …

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Chairman McGinley’s Remarks at ‘Conservative Women Leaders Speak Out’ Press Conference

Good Morning! I’m Shannon McGinley – Chairman of Cornerstone Policy Research and Cornerstone Action – fighting to protect the sanctity of life, marriage, liberty, religious freedom and economic prosperity so that families can thrive in New Hampshire. The Obama Administration and I have a fundamental disagreement on the definition of “The War on Women.” Support …

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Chairman McGinley Will Explain Obama’s ‘War on Women’

For Immediate Release July 16, 2012 Conservative Women Leaders Will Speak Out Tomorrow to Expose Irony of Liberal Rhetoric MANCHESTER, N.H.—Cornerstone Action Chairman Shannon McGinley will help set the record straight and explain the irony of the Liberally-spun “War on Women” tomorrow on the State House steps as part of a Values Bus tour press …

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Fetal Homicide Bill Falls Short of Override; Sure to Return in Future Session

For the first time, after attempts going back nearly twenty years, a New Hampshire fetal homicide bill made it to the governor’s desk this session. The House’s failure to agree with the Senate to override Governor Lynch’s veto of HB 217 is unfortunate. This year’s progress is enormously encouraging, however, and we are confident that …

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NH Lawmakers Override Veto on Partial-Birth Abortion

The New Hampshire legislature’s override of Governor Lynch’s veto of HB 1679 marks a New Hampshire milestone. More than two-thirds of our lawmakers decided today that our state has no place for a gruesome abortion method that is dangerous to women, medically unnecessary, and akin to infanticide.  Whatever one thinks of Roe v. Wade, it remains  the law …

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House & Senate to Meet 6/27 for Veto Overrides: School Choice, Partial-Birth Abortion, Fetal Homicide

Cornerstone is calling for phone calls and emails to state representatives and senators in advance of “Veto Day,” Wednesday, June 27, when the New Hampshire House and Senate will meet to consider overriding numerous vetoes from Gov. Lynch. We urge YES on these overrides: School Choice.  HB 1607 and SB 372 establish tax credits for …

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The Fiscal Costs of Demographic Winter

As we blogged recently, New Hampshire’s age pyramid is inverting such that the composition of the population under the age of 18 is shrinking while those over the age of 65 is increasing. This shift will also have significant fiscal impacts at the federal, state and local levels. In a recent study –by Ronald Lee and Ryan …

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Governor Lynch Vetoes Partial-Birth Ban; Reps to Vote on Override June 27

Late Friday afternoon, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch announced his veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortion. The House and Senate will consider overrides to this and other vetoes on June 27. Calls and emails to state representatives and senators are in order. The message: override the veto of HB 1679. While beginning his veto …

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Cornerstone supports bills on fetal homicide, school choice, and a ban on partial-birth abortion

(CONTACT: Ellen Kolb, Cornerstone Vice-President for Government Affairs, 603-321-2703, ekolb@nhcornerstone.org) Governor John Lynch should be seeing some important bills on his desk soon, after votes Wednesday morning in the New Hampshire House. Pro-choice and pro-life New Hampshire residents can agree that a woman who chooses to carry her child should have that choice respected. Governor …

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