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March Prayer Requests

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms covets the prayers of our brothers and sisters in Christ as we influence legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ here in New York. During the month of March, we humbly ask that you remember the following requests in your prayers: Our largest event of the year, Legislative Day,…

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NYCF Previews The Fall Elections

This fall, New York voters will have important choices to make at the polls. Voters will elect candidates to the four statewide elected offices: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller. Candidates are elected to these offices for four-year terms, and elections are held in even-numbered years that are not presidential election years. Also, voters…

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Patriotism Shouldn’t Require A Permit

On February 6, the New York State Senate passed the National Anthem Bill (Bill S.3241-Felder/A.3108-Colton). The National Anthem Bill would bar cities from requiring a permit for individuals and groups to recite the Pledge of Allegiance or sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” This bill would explicitly protect Americans who wish to exercise their First Amendment rights…

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Cuomo Checks Another Box Off The LGBT Wishlist

It seems that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wishes to check every possible box on the wish list of LGBT activists. Same-sex “marriage?” Check. Gov. Cuomo pushed a marriage redefinition bill through the State Legislature in 2011, four years before the Supreme Court issued its constitutionally and morally baseless decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. “Transgender” use of…

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State Senate Opioid Task Force Meets in Binghamton

In recent years, there has been an alarming increase in the abuse of the class of drugs known as opioids. Opioids are highly addictive pain-relieving drugs that include heroin and various prescription medications like hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl. The opioid crisis has affected the State of New York and the entire nation; according…

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Catskills Casino Officially Opens

In 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed to amend the State Constitution and state laws to allow four Vegas-style casinos to open on non-Indian lands in upstate New York. According to the Governor, new casinos were a key mechanism for stimulating upstate economic growth. Unfortunately, elected officials and voters followed the Governor’s lead. Last week, the…

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Cuomo Aide Faces Corruption Charges

Joe Percoco, who once served as a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is being tried in federal court (along with other defendants) for allegedly accepting over $300,000 in bribes and pressuring a person with business before the state to give his wife a lucrative “low-show” job. Percoco has been described as the Governor’s close…

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Proposed Transgender Court Rules Should Be Rejected

For many years, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has fought on the front lines against efforts by LGBT advocates to redefine gender in the State of New York. The New York Unified Court System is the latest battleground in this conflict. The Administrative Board of the Courts is considering a proposal to add “gender identity”…

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U.S. Senate Fails to Ban Late-Term Abortion

The State of New York is represented in the United States Senate by Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Both senators have long, odious histories of enthusiastic support for abortion. Sen. Schumer—who served as Senate Minority Leader—is an outspoken defender of Planned Parenthood who attracted media attention last year after inaccurately stating that the…

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Supreme Court To Hear Pregnancy Center Case

On March 20, the Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear a case that has major implications for pro-life pregnancy centers and free speech. The case, NIFLA v. Becerra, deals with California’s Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act, also known as the FACT Act. According to Fox News, this law requires…

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