Influencing Legislation and Legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ.

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.

Heroin Addicts Need Real Help, Not ‘Supervised Injection Sites’

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

In May 2018, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City would open four taxpayer-funded supervised injection sites for intravenous drug users within the next six to 12 months. Advocates of supervised injection sites contend that they serve three purposes. First, they provide users with clean needles so that they do…

Supreme Court Confirmation Hits Snag

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

Until September 13, Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared to have at least an even chance of being confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States later this month. Judge Kavanaugh had appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and had not made any major missteps. While a few moderate U.S. senators from each party remained on…

Democratic Socialism: A Shift Toward Dependency

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

After soundly defeating powerful incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens) in a Democratic primary in June, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—a self-described democratic socialist—has become something of a national political celebrity. Young, passionate, and unabashedly far-left, Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers seek to continue the efforts made by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to move the Democratic Party (and,…

Cuomo’s Taxpayer-Funded Electioneering

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

Have you received any mailings lately about state government initiatives? A postcard, for instance, about the new artificial reef that the Cuomo administration is creating off of Long Island? How about a mailing from the Department of Taxation and Finance applauding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to promote voter access? If you did, you’re not alone.…

Left Offers No Tolerance For Those Who Proclaim That Change Is Possible

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

The Left’s denial of the possibility of sexual orientation change has become so intense that Democratic candidates are now attacked for being seen in public with anyone who is known to have experienced such change. Last month, New York City Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James—who is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for New York State…

Democrats and Demonstrators Turn Kavanaugh Hearings Into Circus

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

As of September 6, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh remains in the midst of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has described the Democratic Party’s tactics at those hearings as “‘mob rule.’” The Senator was exaggerating, but not by much. Over the past several days, Senate Democrats have repeatedly…

Human Trafficking Bills Signed

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2018

Albany Update is pleased to report that two important state-level anti-human trafficking bills have been signed into law. On August 15, Bill S.5988-B-Lanza/A.6823-C-Paulin was signed. This law establishes the felony crime of sex trafficking of a child. The new law will help prosecutors and victims by making it unnecessary for minor victims to testify against…

New Study Rebuts Leftist Dogma About Sexual Orientation

By Albany Update | Aug 27, 2018

Both in New York and throughout the country, there is a determined movement to make it illegal to assist minors in overcoming unwanted same-sex (homosexual) attraction. Unfortunately, advocates have succeeded in banning this type of counseling for minor clients in Albany and Erie Counties and in New York City. The eventual goal of this movement…

Another New York Pol Arrested

By Albany Update | Aug 20, 2018

Yet another New York politician has been accused of breaking the law. On August 8, 2018, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY27) was arrested and charged with securities fraud and wire fraud. The federal government alleges that Rep. Collins received insider information about test results on a drug developed by Innate, an Australian biotech company on whose…

Despite Legislative Stall, Cuomo Considers Sports Gambling

By Albany Update | Aug 11, 2018

Following a May Supreme Court decision in which a federal ban on sports gambling was held unconstitutional, the State of New York has been under pressure from gambling advocates to legalize the practice here. Gambling advocates even invited celebrities like former New York Yankees managers Joe Torre and Joe Girardi to the Capitol to push…

Government Employees Have A Choice

By Albany Update | Aug 6, 2018

Back in June, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the case of Janus v. AFSCME. In Janus, the Court “barred public-sector labor unions from forcing non-members to pay agency fees.” The decision was a win for social conservatives because it will deprive public-sector labor unions of a significant amount of funds; given that…

New York State Health Department High On Legalizing Recreational Weed

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2018

How should marijuana be treated under New York law? Should it be completely banned? Should it be legal for medicinal purposes? Or should our state follow the example of the nine other states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use? The current legal status of marijuana in New York is a complicated matter. Under federal…

God Will Judge All People—Including Politicians

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2018

The New York City Housing Authority is a mess. The NYCHA is supposed to be in charge of New York’s public housing, but it has been doing a terrible job. Subsidized housing residents have complained of appalling conditions, and the agency can’t seem to fix the problem. As is his usual custom, Gov. Andrew Cuomo…

NYCF’s August Prayer Requests

By Albany Update | Jul 22, 2018

As a Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms recognizes the centrality of prayer. While the support of our ministry friends is key, we cannot sustain this ministry without the Lord’s leading and direction of our efforts. We appreciate all of the believers who pray for us. In the month of August, we humbly ask…

Maine Gov. LePage Protects Change Therapy, Religious Freedom with Historic Veto

By Albany Update | Jul 16, 2018

The push to ban mental health professionals from assisting minor clients in overcoming unwanted same-sex attraction is not just happening here in New York; it’s happening across the country as well. Unfortunately, 13 states have now passed laws like the Counselor Coercion Bill that New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has (successfully) opposed here in New…

Albany County Legislature Passes Change Therapy Ban

By Albany Update | Jul 16, 2018

Albany County lawmakers have jumped on the “ban change therapy” bandwagon. Last week, the Albany County Legislature passed Local Law “E”, a bill that would ban sexual orientation change efforts with minor clients. Sponsored by Legislator Bryan Clenahan (D-Guilderland), Local Law “E” would bar any person from being paid to provide “conversion therapy” to a…