Cornerstone Asks for Clarity Regarding UNH Conference on Prostitution

Press Release

Ashley Pratte, Executive Director, (603) 361-5057

Cornerstone Asks for Clarity Regarding UNH Conference on Prostitution
(Manchester, NH)  Cornerstone Policy Research today called on the University of New Hampshire to explain the purpose of hosting a conference on sex workers.
“Prostitution injures the dignity of the person who engages in it, it exploits women, and it reducing the person to an instrument of sexual pleasure,” said Ashley Pratte, Executive Director of Cornerstone.
“Did UNH host a conference in which it warned women of the danger, both physically and emotionally, of prostitution?  Or did the UNH conference tacitly support and attempt to normalize the prostitution lifestyle?”
“Given that the taxpayers offer significant funds to UNH, it is appropriate that we know the what our funds are being used to promote and support,” concluded Pratte.

Cornerstone-Action and Cornerstone Policy Research are non-partisan, non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving New Hampshire’s traditional values, limited government, and free markets through education, information and advocacy. Our vision is to create an environment in which strong families—the foundation of our society—can lead New Hampshire into a new era of prosperity and strength. For more information, please visit


Ashley Pratte
Executive Director
Cornerstone Policy Research & Cornerstone Action
(603) 361-5057 (c)

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at