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Governor Sununu Signs Bathroom Bill and Therapy Ban

The following statement may be attributed to Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action Executive Director. Today, a Republican governor goes down in history as the man who signed the Bathroom Bill, endangering women and girls all across the state and giving unfair advantages to men posing as women in various competitive environments. Sadly, Gov. Chris Sununu’s decision to sign the Bathroom Bill, HB 1319, and the …

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Senate Passes Gender Identity Bill

Following the 14-10 passage of HB 1319 by the New Hampshire Senate on May 2, 2018, Cornerstone released the following statement from Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action Executive Director (cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org, 603-228-4794). The Senate’s decision to pass HB 1319 undermines privacy rights and equitable treatment for all Granite Staters. The bill will impact businesses, camps, dorms, schools, sports, scholarships, bathrooms, and locker rooms. Unfortunately, the politicians …

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Cornerstone Forum on Gender Identity 11/30/17

Cornerstone will host a candid forum on gender identity on Thursday, November 30, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Executive Court, 1199 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, New Hampshire. As the New Hampshire legislature prepares to vote on several gender-identity related bills in 2018, Cornerstone welcomes three experts with valuable experience and insights. Stephanie Curry, attorney, Family Policy Alliance David Pickup, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist …

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Education Choice Bill Advances on Bipartisan Vote

New Hampshire families just got a vote of confidence, as the House Education Committee narrowly recommended “ought to pass as amended” on SB 193. This important school-choice measure will go to the full House in January. The bipartisan vote was 10-9. Cornerstone commends the legislators who put kids first with this vote.  Of special note are Reps. Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill, 603-989-3268, ladd.nhhouse@charter.net) and Glenn …

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The Council Can and Should Handle “Policy”

“We don’t do policy.” Cornerstone heard from supporters who got that reply from an Executive Councilor who was explaining how he simply couldn’t deny state funds to abortion providers for non-abortion work. All he could do, he asserted, was approve what had been negotiated between the bidders and the state Department of Health and Human Services. Guess again, Councilor – and pay attention, voters. New Hampshire …

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Abortion Providers in Line for Family Planning Contracts

The Executive Council is expected to vote Wednesday, November 8, on a series of family planning contracts. Three of them are with known abortion providers: Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the Joan Lovering Health Center, and the Equality Center. ACTION ITEM: Call your Executive Councilor (contact information here), and tell him you do not want your tax dollars going to abortion providers, even for non-abortion …

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Special Elections November 7 in Manchester and Sullivan County

On Tuesday, November 7, Manchester voters will elect a mayor, and two state representative seats will be filled. Incumbent Manchester mayor Ted Gatsas is being challenged by Joyce Craig, whom he narrowly defeated in 2015. Craig has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, a national PAC supporting pro-abortion Democratic women, and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s Action Fund. Residents of Manchester ward 8 (Hillsborough County …

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DHHS Reschedules Hearing on Medicaid Rule Change to Allow Coverage for “Gender Reassignment”

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold a public hearing September 13 (originally scheduled for August 24) on a proposed rule change that would permit Medicaid to cover “gender reassignment” surgery. This would include surgery for children covered under the N.H. Healthy Families program. The hearing will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Howard Recreation Assembly Room at the …

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Common Core Standards: New Hampshire Students Deserve Better

Testimony regarding Concerns regarding NH State Academic Standards in Math & English, presented to New Hampshire Board of Education 5/11/2017 by Ann Marie Banfield, Education Liaison, Cornerstone Action. I come here today to speak on the review of the State academic standards in Math and English, which are also known as the Common Core State Standards. I initially wanted to speak on the vote to …

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Prohibit Implementation of Common Core (HB 207, 2017)

Testimony by Ann Marie Banfield, Cornerstone’s Education Liaison My focus is on parental rights, academic excellence and literacy. I come here in support of HB 207 but with changes to the proposed language. This bill modifies RSA 193-E (Adequate Public Education), however I believe the reference to RSA 193-C (State Ed Improvement and Assessment Program) since that is what is driving the implementation of …

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