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Regional Briefings Return

Whether we are ready for it or not, autumn officially begins on September 23, 2019. Friends of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) and our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation (NYFRF), know that the fall is a season when NYFRF holds regional special events to connect with our supporters, inform voters about key…

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Buffalo Clergy Unite Against Abortion

On September 10, 2019, an estimated 100 clergy and other Christian leaders attended a pro-life forum at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Buffalo, New York. Under the leadership of Rev. William Gillison, this event brought together pastors from various denominations and of diverse ethnicities to stand for the rights and dignity of the unborn. The…

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Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Embrace Equality Act

On October 10, 2019, Democratic presidential hopefuls will hold a town hall meeting on LGBT issues. In discussing the upcoming town hall, USA Today revealed that many Democratic candidates have come out in favor of the so-called Equality Act (H.R. 5 – Cicilline). Under the Equality Act, so-called “discrimination” on the basis of sexual orientation…

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State Gambling Study Is ‘Too Late’

Earlier this year, the New York State Gaming Commission solicited proposals to conduct a study of the gambling industry in the Empire State. The proposed study would evaluate the existing casinos in New York, assess the potential consequences of issuing new casino licenses, and consider the potential market for online gambling and for expanded sports…

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NYCF Submits Substantial Equivalency Comment

Last week, Albany Update reported that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) was accepting public comments on a proposed rule relating to instruction in nonpublic schools. Specifically, the proposed rule would create an intrusive, unfair, and unnecessary mechanism allowing public school districts to evaluate the instruction provided at nonpublic schools (including Christian schools) and…

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When The State Incentivizes Suicide

One of the many serious concerns about the potential legalization of physician-assisted suicide is that by covering lethal drugs but refusing to cover expensive treatments, insurance companies could indirectly steer terminally-ill patients toward suicide. Sadly, that is exactly what happened to a 41-year-old Canadian named Sean Tagert. According to the Christian Post, Tagert—who took his…

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Heavy Hand Of Gillibrand Enforces Pro-Abortion Litmus Test

In June of this year, during her short-lived presidential campaign, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) made headlines by openly calling for a pro-abortion litmus test to be used in appointing federal judges. According to Sen. Gillibrand: “‘There’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side…

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Two Upcoming Student-Led Events Focus On Faith

Two upcoming events give Christian students an opportunity to be public witnesses for Christ. On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, students will observe See You at the Pole day by gathering at their schools’ flagpoles for prayer. According to SYATP.com, See You at the Pole™ “began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students…

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Biaggi Checkoff Would Benefit Big Abortion

Radical leftist Sen. Alessandra Biaggi has been hard at work this summer on the issues that matter most to her. On July 15, 2019, Sen. Biaggi introduced Bill S.6632-Biaggi, which would create a state abortion access fund and allow New Yorkers to make optional gifts to that fund on their tax returns. Under the Senator’s…

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