New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms invites our friends and supporters across the State of New York to remember us and our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, in your prayers during the month of February. Please pray for the following: That the Lord would give Christian New Yorkers a passion to influence legislation and…

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A new federal lawsuit challenging a New York policy on constitutional grounds has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. The lawsuit contends that this policy violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. At…

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A bill to allow sports betting on cell phones, laptops, and other mobile devices is on the move in the New York State Senate. On January 13, 2020, Bill S.17-D-Addabbo/A.6113-C-Pretlow was unanimously approved by the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee and referred to the Senate Finance Committee for further consideration. Pro-gambling lawmakers also intend…

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During the course of his nine years in office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it his business to do a good deal of damage in regard to issues of gender and sexuality. In 2011, he spearheaded the passage of the so-called “Marriage Equality Act.” Last year, he signed both the Bathroom Law (banning discrimination based…

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Another veteran member of the New York State Senate will not seek re-election this fall. On January 11, 2020, State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) announced that she would retire at the end of this year. Sen. Montgomery, who represents Senate District 25 in northern Brooklyn, has served in the State Senate since 1985. She is…

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New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) is New York’s evangelical Christian lobbying organization. We exist to influence legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ. While some readers have been involved with our organization for many years and are familiar with our efforts, others may not be familiar with the specifics of how we carry…

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Asm. Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan) is among the most determined pro-abortion voices in the New York State Legislature. Last year, Asm. Glick sponsored Bill S.2264-Hoylman/A.2352-Glick, which would compel pro-life pregnancy centers to make certain disclosures to women who reach out to them for help. The Assemblymember is still pushing that bill in 2020, and she has…

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On November 8, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Boss Bill into law. As many New York Christians will recall, the Boss Law: Bars employers from “accessing an employee’s personal information regarding the employee’s or the employee’s dependent’s reproductive health decision making”; Bans employment discrimination based on “reproductive health decision making, including, but not limited…

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On January 8, 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered this year’s State of the State Address. The speech consisted of a warmed-over smorgasbord of largely uninspiring policy proposals coupled with a few very bad ideas (paid surrogacy and recreational pot, to name two) and the usual empty, hypocritical calls for unity from the same governor who…

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The New York State Assembly Republican Conference has a new leader this year. On January 7, 2020, Asm. Will Barclay (R-Pulaski) was unanimously elected by his 42 Republican colleagues to the position of Assembly Minority Leader. According to Syracuse.com, Asm. Barclay is the first Central New York assemblymember to hold this leadership position in at…

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