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Evangelical Organization Expects 1,200 For Annual Lobby Day

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Albany, NY – New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), the statewide organization that educates and activates evangelical Christians regarding matters of public policy, will hold its annual Legislative Day on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Legislative Day 2019 will take place at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event…

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Legal Prostitution Promotes Human Trafficking

Multiple Members of the New York State Legislature have publicly stated their support for the legalization of prostitution. This degrading and anti-woman proposal should be rejected. Prostitution is a dangerous activity, and many who engage in that activity do not do so by choice. Research shows that globally, prostitutes have a 45% to 75% chance…

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In Vitro Mandate Moving In State Assembly

Bill S.719-Savino/A.2817-Simotas would require large group insurance policies that cover hospital, surgical, or medical care to include coverage for in vitro fertilization. In vitro fertilization disrespects women’s health. In many instances, in vitro fertilization involves placing women on high doses of hormones designed to stimulate egg production and using a painful and potentially dangerous procedure…

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Albany’s Annual Budget Slog Underway

In Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature are in the midst of the budget process for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The target deadline for budget passage in New York is March 31, and the weeks leading up to that date are likely to be frantic in Albany. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms would…

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Trump Administration Sets Standards For Transgender Military Service

The Trump administration is making progress in its effort to undo the damage done to the U.S. Armed Forces by President Barack Obama’s left-wing social experimentation. On March 13, 2019, the Pentagon released a new directive relating to military servicemembers with gender dysphoria. The directive does two things. First, it states that persons who join…

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Dees Let Go From Left-Wing Law Center He Founded

On March 14, 2019, the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced that it had fired its co-founder, Morris Dees. An internal e-mail to SPLC staff referred to “inappropriate conduct” by Dees. Dees had been with the organization since its formation in 1971. According to the Los Angeles Times, SPLC employees recently wrote to management…

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Legislative Day 2019 Is Almost Here!

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On Tuesday, March 19, Christians from all across New York will converge on the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for the annual Legislative Day sponsored by New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation and New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. Legislative Day is a truly unique event in New York. Attendees will hear from speakers on a broad…

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Don’t Forget About Physician-Assisted Suicide

So far this year, a great deal of pro-life attention in New York has necessarily been focused on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s assault on the lives of unborn children. However, it is important that New York Christians and other pro-life allies remain vigilant and engaged on the issue of physician-assisted suicide as well. Bill S.3947-Savino/A.2694-Paulin would…

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Assembly Judiciary Approves Military Marriage Bill

Given the onslaught of truly atrocious legislation that is being inflicted upon the State of New York this year, it is encouraging to see a good piece of legislation moving in Albany. Bill S.3756-Mayer/A.55-Buchwald would waive the state’s portion of the marriage license fee for members of the United States Armed Forces that are on…

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Senator Gallivan Sticks Up for Students

Since entering office in 2011, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a wide range of executive orders. In many instances, the Governor’s executive orders have pushed left-wing agenda items on social issues like abortion, sexuality, and gender identity that he had difficulty getting Senate Republicans to agree to. Some of these orders amounted to little more…

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