Update From Cornerstone Action

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Good News! HB 103 Passed In Senate; Next Stop: Governor Sununu!

House Bill 103 is on its way to the Governor’s desk. The measure calls on school districts to develop policies to give parents advance notice of course material concerning human sexuality. You can call the Governor’s office at (603) 271-2121 and urge him to sign HB 103 when it gets to his desk!

Tuesday, April 4: Hearing on Education Savings Accounts
Action Item: Attend Hearing on SB 193; Contact House Education Committee Members and Urge “Ought to Pass”

The House Education Committee will hold a hearing on SB 193 on Tuesday, April 4, at 10:00 a.m. in room 207 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord. The Senate passed this bill on March 16 to allow Education Savings Accounts, which would help families exercise school choice. Now, House Education Committee members are under pressure from a teacher’s union to oppose the bill.

Cornerstone supports SB 193 as a tool parents can use to help provide the education best suited to their children. Please encourage committee members to trust parents and give parents the tools to select the best options for their children.

House Education Committee members:
Rick Ladd (R), Chairman ladd.nhhouse@charter.net (603) 989-3268
Terry Wolf (R), Vice Chairman terry.wolf@leg.state.nh.us (603) 471-0240
Barbara Shaw (D) beshaw3@comcast.net (603) 626-4681
Glenn Cordelli (R) glenn.cordelli@leg.state.nh.us (603) 515-0008
Robert Elliott (R) bob.elliott@leg.state.nh.us (603) 893-0402
Carolyn Halstead (R) carolyn.halstead@leg.state.nh.us (603) 672-7141
Mel Myler (D) Mel.Myler@leg.state.nh.us (603) 746-5294
Patricia Cornell (D) patricia.cornell@leg.state.nh.us (603) 644-5480
Tamara Le (D) (603) 964-6403
James Grenier (R) jimgreniersullivan7@gmail.com (603) 863-5681
Josh Moore (R) josh.moore@leg.state.nh.us (603) 361-0955
Michael Moffett (R) (603) 491-0553
Mary Heath (D) Mary.Heath@leg.state.nh.us (603) 622-0895
David Doherty (D) David.Doherty@leg.state.nh.us (603 )485-2788
Joseph Pitre (R) joe@joepitre.com (603) 755-2447
Victoria Sullivan (R) patchessul@comcast.net (603) 232-4382
Dan Wolf (R) (603) 763-5176
Wayne Burton (D) Wayne.Burton@leg.state.nh.us (603) 868-5037
Linda Tanner (D) linda.tanner@leg.state.nh.us (603) 763-4471

Also in House Education on the same day, the committee will hold a work session on SB 43, relative to non-academic surveys administered to students. Cornerstone supports SB 43 and will continue to monitor its progress.

Other Pending Legislation
The House is shifting its attention to the state budget. Cornerstone will be listening to the debates.

The House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs committee has voted to retain SB 224, a ban on so-called “conversion therapy.” That means that the bill will not come up for a full House vote until next year. Cornerstone opposed SB 224 and its companion bill, HB 587, which was also retained in committee.

SB 66, fetal homicide, has not yet seen further action by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. Cornerstone supports the bill.

SB 154, making oral contraceptives available without prescription, has been re-referred to committee (retained) by the Senate. Cornerstone has the same religious-liberty concern about this bill as we did about its House counterpart: no over-the-counter (OTC) oral contraceptive provision is acceptable if it forces taxpayers with religious objections to contraceptives (including abortion-inducing drugs) to pay for or subsidize the drugs in any way for any user.

Special Elections Tuesday, April 4 in Manchester/Litchfield and Wolfeboro

Voters in two New Hampshire House districts will see primary elections next Tuesday, April 4, to fill two House vacancies. Watch for another Cornerstone email about these candidates before Election Day. These are primaries; the general election to fill these seats is scheduled for May 23.

Hillsborough County district 44 (Litchfield, and Manchester wards 8 and 9)
Republicans: Mark McLean (Manchester) vs. George Lambert (Litchfield)
Democrats: James R. Morin vs. Ryan Curran (both from Manchester)
Carroll County district 6 (Wolfeboro)
Republicans Seamus Oscalaidhe vs. Matthew J. Plache
Democrat Edith DesMarais

From 40 Days for Life, Concord: Rachel Mass, Friday, March 31, 7 P.M.
Rachel Mass
Sunday, April 9: Several pro-life events are taking place on this date. We hope you’ll plan to attend one!

  • Knights of Columbus annual pro-life seminar, noon-4:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral parish hall in Manchester. Special guest speaker: Ovide Lamontagne. See nhrtl.org for more information.
  • 40 Days for Life in both Concord and Greenland will be having events to mark the end of the Spring 2017 campaign. Use this contact form to request more information about the Greenland event, and email concord40dfl@gmail.com for information on the Concord event.