Proclaiming Justice and Mercy

NYCF supports educational choice, urban renewal efforts that result in empowerment rather than dependency, stronger penalties to deter crime, enhanced efforts to crack down on human trafficking, and real reform of a political process that currently enables corruption.

Birth Certificate Lawsuit Filed by ‘Transgender’ Teen

By Albany Update | Jan 21, 2020

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…

Mobile Sports Betting Bill Moving In State Senate

By Albany Update | Jan 21, 2020

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…

Cuomo Backs LGBT Amendment

By Albany Update | Jan 21, 2020

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…

Summarizing Cuomo’s 2020 State Of The State

By Albany Update | Jan 12, 2020

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…

Legislative Day 2020: Ever Upward

By Albany Update | Jan 4, 2020

Friends, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation and New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms cordially invite you to attend Ever Upward: Legislative Day 2020. This year’s Legislative Day event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Albany, New York. The title of this year’s event is drawn from New York’s official state motto: Excelsior. This Latin…

Cuomo Pushes Rent-A-Womb Proposal In 2020 Agenda

By Albany Update | Jan 4, 2020

As we ring in the New Year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is busy laying out his 2020 agenda. Unfortunately, legalizing the destructive and unnecessary practice of paid surrogacy is part of it. On December 30, Gov. Cuomo announced the 16th proposal contained in his 2020 State of the State agenda. The Governor proposes to lift New…

Citing Concerns With Trump Picks, Cuomo Vetoes Wedding Officiant Bill

By Albany Update | Dec 30, 2019

In June 2015, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing governors and former governors of New York to officiate at wedding ceremonies. Three-and-a-half years later, he signed another bill allowing state legislators to do the same. On December 20, 2019, Gov. Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have allowed federal judges to officiate at wedding ceremonies.…

An Inconsistent Andrew Cuomo Promotes Commercial Pot

By Albany Update | Dec 30, 2019

A recent proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo would crack down on stores that illegally sell untaxed cigarettes from other states. Regarding this proposal, the Governor commented: “‘Cigarettes claim thousands of lives each year, and we will not turn a blind eye to retailers who deliberately flout the law just to make an extra buck at…

NYC Dives Into ‘Non-Binary’ Death Certificates

By Albany Update | Dec 20, 2019

At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we frequently find ourselves bewildered by the priorities of government officials in our beloved state. Last year, we questioned the priorities of the New York City Council when it passed an ordinance creating a “third gender option” on birth certificates. This year, the New York City Health Department has…

Democrat Attorneys General Association Demands Abortion Litmus Test

By Albany Update | Dec 16, 2019

In her first year as New York Attorney General, Letitia James (D-Brooklyn) has developed a reputation as an activist attorney general who is not shy about going after corporations and nonprofits alike. So far, Attorney General James has launched an investigation regarding potential antitrust law violations at Facebook; an investigation into the finances of the…

Cuomo Can’t Get Off The Transgender Bandwagon

By Albany Update | Dec 5, 2019

Multiple choice question: The week before Thanksgiving, what was on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mind? (a) How to fix New York’s $6.1 billion budget deficit; (b) Whether he should have run for President in 2020; (c) What to eat for Thanksgiving dinner; or (d) How to more effectively promote a “transgender” agenda? At New Yorkers for…

State Should Ban Lottery Advertising

By Albany Update | Dec 5, 2019

Proverbs 11:1: “A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.” Over the past several years, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) has been a loud and consistent voice of opposition to New York government’s ongoing love affair with the gambling industry. We and our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s…

New York City Public Housing Nightmare Needs To End

By Albany Update | Nov 30, 2019

For some time, the condition of New York City’s public housing has been nothing short of horrendous. Issues with refuse disposal, rodent infestation, mold, lead paint, and unreliable heat and electricity are well documented, as are the amateurish efforts made by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to trick federal inspectors by hiding some…

Legislature Cedes Authority To Campaign Financing Commission

By Albany Update | Nov 30, 2019

On November 25, 2019, the Public Campaign Financing Commission voted to implement a new system of taxpayer-funded political campaigns in the State of New York. The Commission was (ill-advisedly) created by the State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo this year. Its mandate was to create rules for a new campaign finance system. According to the…

Audit Reveals Deficiencies At State Developmental Disabilities Office

By Albany Update | Nov 24, 2019

Leviticus 19:14: “Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord.” A recent audit reveals troubling conditions at state-run facilities for the disabled. On November 18, 2019, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released the results of an audit of facilities supervised…

Courts Propose Additional Gender Identities For Jury Duty

By Albany Update | Nov 16, 2019

By passing the Bathroom Law, otherwise known as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (or GENDA), in January 2019, the State of New York gave persons who are confused about their gender identities the legal right to have that confusion accommodated by others. Specifically, the Bathroom Law: Requires New York’s shopping malls, stores, universities, restaurants, and…