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Executive Council Approves Bethany Contract Renewal!

Thankful this week for an early Christmas miracle: the Executive Council’s approval of the $100,000 contract renewal for Bethany Christian Services and the valuable support they provide for foster children and parents in NH. This was a hard-fought victory for our families and children against strong opposition simply because Bethany is a faith-based organization. Once again, your voice made a difference. Joseph Ribsam, Director of …

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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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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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Now is the Time! Say NOPE TO DOPE

Short 5 minute message from Cornerstone’s Director of Strategic Alliances on the hazards of Recreational Marijuana usage. CLICK HERE  to download our Church Bulletin Insert Thursday, Feb 21st the House Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee VOTED 10-9, a very close and nonpartisan vote, to move forward with legalizing recreational marijuana, HB 481. THIS Wednesday, the entire NH House of Representatives will weigh in …

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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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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 …

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