On September 9, 2020, President Donald Trump released a new list of 20 potential nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States. The President’s latest list includes eight federal appellate judges, two federal district court judges, two former U.S. Solicitors General, a state supreme court justice, and an ambassador. In an unusual twist, President…

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Recent developments remind Christians that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Furthermore, if we are not careful, our churches can become COVID-19 hotspots. On August 30, 2020, Spectrum News reported that the Monroe County Health Department was looking into multiple COVID-19 cases that are connected to a church in Spencerport. Spectrum News added that “five…

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As we look ahead to Election Day, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is profiling various key races throughout the Empire State. This week’s profile covers the race in New York’s 1st congressional district, located on eastern Long Island. In this race, incumbent Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) faces Democratic challenger Nancy Goroff. Rep. Zeldin is in…

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The 2020 Republican National Convention took place from Monday, August 24 to Thursday, August 27, 2020. The theme of this year’s convention was “Honoring the Great American Story,” and each day of the convention highlighted a different aspect of that theme (the Land of Promise, the Land of Opportunity, the Land of Heroes, and the…

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On August 26, 2020, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had requested COVID-19 information from the governors of four states—Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania—in which nursing homes had been ordered to admit patients who tested positive for the coronavirus. The Civil Rights Division stated that it…

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On August 20, 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed three bills that will make absentee balloting widely available in the upcoming November elections. The first new law—opposed by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms—will allow registered New York voters to request absentee ballots if they are concerned about contracting a communicable disease by voting in person. While…

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As the month of August draws to a close, parents across New York are making plans for their children to begin school this fall. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated those plans. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given the green light for schools to re-open, but has left it up to individual districts to decide whether…

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New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms covets the prayers of our friends and supporters. We ask that you remember the following petitions during the month of September: Please continue to pray for all those who have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, physically or economically; Pray for students returning to the classroom, either in-person or remote.…

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Recently, the New York State Legislature has held hearings on the impact of COVID-19 upon nursing homes in the Empire State. Other hearings have been held to discuss COVID-19 in the context of mass transit, education, and elections. Former Asm. Harvey Weisenberg believes that an additional set of hearings is needed to learn more about…

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A thought-provoking National Review op-ed by Tony Perkins and Cathy Ruse of Family Research Council (FRC) challenges Christians to take new approaches to their children’s education in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, Perkins and Ruse urge Christian parents to consider options other than traditional public schools. The two authors make a strong argument…

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