Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State Address has been scheduled for Monday, January 11. Due to the coronavirus, the address will be delivered in a virtual setting. On January 6, the Governor offered a preview of some of the proposals he intends to unveil during his address. Gov. Cuomo noted that state government…

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On January 5, 2021, the Senate Democratic Conference released their list of committee chairs for the 2021 legislative session. One selection, in particular, is cause for concern. Sen. Jabari Brisport, 33, is a first-term legislator from Brooklyn. A teacher by profession, Sen. Brisport campaigned on an aggressively left-wing agenda that included calls for single-payer health…

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On January 5, 2021, two runoff elections for U.S. Senate were held in the state of Georgia. One race pitted Republican Sen. David Perdue against Democrat Jon Ossoff, while the other pitted Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler against Democrat Raphael Warnock. These runoff elections took place because no candidate in either race received more than 50%…

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Rochester, NY—Following the unrest in Washington, D.C. today, Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “We have long known that there is a cancer in our culture, but today it broke out in a terrifying way.  I am troubled by the chaos at the Capitol we have…

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In recent days, controversy has arisen over a bill introduced in the New York State Assembly that would, during certain public health emergencies, give the governor of New York the authority to detain persons believed to be carriers of an infectious disease. The bill is known as Assembly Bill 416, and it is sponsored by…

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New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms invites our brothers and sisters in Christ to lift the following New Year’s prayer requests to the Lord: That the COVID-19 pandemic would, at long last, come to an end; That the Lord would protect New York from COVID-19 and from overreaching COVID-19 government mandates; That the Lord would prevent…

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Since its founding in 1982, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) has lobbied the New York State Legislature in support of Christian principles. Throughout that time, we have sought to fulfill our mission: To influence legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ. While our mission is unchanged in 2021, our methods will be much…

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Last July, both houses of the New York State Legislature passed the Jonah Bichotte Cowan Law to protect pregnant mothers who experience pre-term labor. The Jonah Bichotte Cowan Law (Bill S.8525-Montgomery/A.2770-C-Bichotte) was introduced by Asm. Rodneyse Bichotte (D-Brooklyn). The bill is named for the Assemblywoman’s deceased son. Asm. Bichotte recently shared her personal experience with…

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In preparation for the 2021 legislative session, Republican and Democratic members of the New York State Senate have chosen their respective leaders. On December 15, 2020, the 20-member Senate Republican Conference unanimously elected Sen. Rob Ortt (R-North Tonawanda) to continue in the role of Senate Minority Leader. Sen. Ortt first assumed this leadership role in…

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On December 6, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced that he intends to appoint California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). For two reasons, the HHS post is an important one. First, the HHS secretary will likely be a point person for the incoming administration’s efforts to combat the…

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