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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.

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…

To Empower Women, We Must End Prostitution—Not Legalize It

By Albany Update | Nov 11, 2019

At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we continue to be concerned about the proposal to legalize prostitution in the Empire State. Prostitution is dangerous, unhealthy, and inherently exploitative to the person whose body is being rented for sex. Contrary to the contentions of advocates, legalizing so-called “sex work” would not eradicate sex trafficking or make…

Cuomo’s Donor Disclosure Law Struck Down

By Albany Update | Nov 11, 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2016 nonprofit donor disclosure law has been struck down in federal court. In typical Albany fashion, the law was passed at 3:00 A.M. on the final day of the 2016 legislative session. According to the Albany Times Union, the law was perceived as an attack on good-government groups that have criticized the Governor. It…

Attorney General Barr Speaks On ‘Spiritual Void’ in America

By Albany Update | Oct 20, 2019

On October 11, 2019, U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke at Notre Dame Law School. In his speech, Attorney General Barr discussed the Justice Department’s efforts to promote religious liberty. Refreshingly, the Attorney General did not just speak about the law; rather, his remarks addressed some of the core issues that plague the United States…

House Subcommittee Cites Troubled Southern Poverty Law Center List

By Albany Update | Oct 8, 2019

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a mess. Just this year, the organization founded its founder, Morris Dees, for undisclosed reasons. Later, other senior leaders stepped down, employees spoke out against harassment and discrimination within the organization, and outside consultants were brought in to evaluate the practices of the so-called civil rights watchdog. The…

Collins Resigns, Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

By Albany Update | Oct 8, 2019

On September 30, 2019, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY27) resigned his position in the U.S. House of Representatives. On October 1, he pleaded guilty to a federal charge relating to securities fraud and to another charge relating to lying to the federal government. Collins was indicted last August based on accusations that he had used insider…

Democratic Leaders May Frontload Legislative Session

By Albany Update | Oct 1, 2019

The New York State Legislature is considering a change to its legislative calendar that could have a major impact on public policy. In recent years, the state legislative session has typically run from January until mid-to-late-June. Following the passage of the annual budget at the end of March, the legislators take a break during part…

2020 Expansion Effort Expected From Gambling Industry

By Albany Update | Oct 1, 2019

The casino industry has some plans for next year that socially-conservative New Yorkers should know about and work against. The first, and most significant, push that can be expected in 2020 is the push to allow more downstate casinos to open immediately. Since the 2013 casino amendment to the Constitution of the State of New…

Regional Briefings Return

By Albany Update | Sep 16, 2019

Whether we are ready for it or not, autumn officially begins on September 23, 2019. Friends of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) and our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation (NYFRF), know that the fall is a season when NYFRF holds regional special events to connect with our supporters, inform voters about key…

State Gambling Study Is ‘Too Late’

By Albany Update | Sep 16, 2019

Earlier this year, the New York State Gaming Commission solicited proposals to conduct a study of the gambling industry in the Empire State. The proposed study would evaluate the existing casinos in New York, assess the potential consequences of issuing new casino licenses, and consider the potential market for online gambling and for expanded sports…

NYCF Submits Substantial Equivalency Comment

By Albany Update | Sep 8, 2019

Last week, Albany Update reported that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) was accepting public comments on a proposed rule relating to instruction in nonpublic schools. Specifically, the proposed rule would create an intrusive, unfair, and unnecessary mechanism allowing public school districts to evaluate the instruction provided at nonpublic schools (including Christian schools) and…

Heavy Hand Of Gillibrand Enforces Pro-Abortion Litmus Test

By Albany Update | Sep 8, 2019

In June of this year, during her short-lived presidential campaign, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) made headlines by openly calling for a pro-abortion litmus test to be used in appointing federal judges. According to Sen. Gillibrand: “‘There’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side…

Confidentiality Protections Extended To Trafficking Victims

By Albany Update | Sep 3, 2019

On August 1, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Bill S.5444-Salazar/A.7515-Cruz (now Chapter 141 of the Law of 2019). This legislation expands the state’s already-existing address confidentiality program. The program already provided a mechanism for domestic violence survivors to keep their addresses confidential. The new law expands the program, making address confidentiality available to survivors of…

Preliminary Injunctions In Vaccination Cases Denied

By Albany Update | Sep 3, 2019

In recent days, two legal challenges to New York’s new vaccine law met with major setbacks. After New York repealed the religious exemption to its child vaccination requirements this year, lawsuits were filed in state and federal court by parents’ groups. According to the Albany Times Union, six parents sued in federal court on the…

Conflicting Transgender Cases Call For Clarity

By Albany Update | Sep 3, 2019

Two recent federal court decisions regarding “transgender” issues demonstrate the great need for clarity in American public policy regarding sex and gender identity. Last month, a federal judge in Alaska ruled in favor of a Christian shelter for battered women that had been accused of discriminating against a “transgender” individual. In January 2018, Hope Center…

NYCF’s September Prayer Needs

By Albany Update | Aug 26, 2019

During the month of September, 2019, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms covets the prayers of our friends and supporters in the following areas: That the fall events held by our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, will be well-attended and edifying; That the Lord will continue to bless our efforts to renovate our ministry…

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