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.

Human Trafficking Bill Passes Assembly

By NYCF | Apr 18, 2016

On Tuesday, April 12, the New York State Assembly passed a NYCF-supported human trafficking bill.

New York Needs Message of Necessity Reform

By NYCF | Apr 11, 2016

New Yorkers are still reeling following the rushed passage of the New York State Budget, which included Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job-killing minimum wage increase. It is disgraceful that the New York State Senate voted 61-1 in favor of this disastrous legislation.

JCOPE Hire Raises Questions of Cuomo Control

By NYCF | Apr 1, 2016

On Tuesday, March 22, the State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) hired Seth Agata as its new Executive Director. The hire was made following a closed-door discussion and vote.

Assembly Workgroup Proposes Long-Overdue Rules Changes

By NYCF | Mar 28, 2016

During the long reign of disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the New York State Assembly developed a well-deserved reputation for secrecy, favoritism, and corruption. A new report offers hope that the Assembly may finally be moving in a new direction.

A Conservative Approach to Good Government

By NYCF | Mar 19, 2016

Because of the recent spate of corruption scandals in Albany, there is recurrent talk about passing good-government legislation. Typically, when this talk begins to circulate, Albany pols respond either by ignoring the problem or by passing measures that fall far short of the level of change that is needed in Albany.

President Puts Forth Garland For High Court

By NYCF | Mar 19, 2016

As promised, President Barack Obama has nominated someone to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the sudden death of the great Justice Antonin Scalia. That someone is Judge Merrick Garland, Chief Justice of the prestigious U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Minimum Wage: Rhetoric and Reality

By NYCF | Mar 13, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing hard for a $15-per-hour minimum wage in 2016. While it is possible that the minimum wage could be increased through stand-alone legislation, it is likely that this issue will be resolved within the context of the state budget. By the end of this month, New Yorkers will likely find out…

Let’s Make An Education Tax Credit Law Happen

By NYCF | Mar 6, 2016

Educational choice and educational opportunity are key issues here in New York.

Assembly Bill Would Help Trafficking Victims

By NYCF | Mar 6, 2016

As a Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms holds firmly to the belief that every person is created in the image of God. Because of this fundamental belief, we advocate for policies that protect life and liberty. Our agenda includes support for proposals that combat the sordid practice of human trafficking. While NYCF is…

Clueless In Seattle

By NYCF | Feb 26, 2016

Earlier this year, at the behest of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Division of Human Rights adopted a regulation pertaining to gender identity issues. It is a near-certainty that the new regulation will be interpreted to require that “transgender” persons be admitted to opposite-sex restrooms, changing areas, and locker rooms in places of…

Cuomo Cares About The Constitution, OK?

By NYCF | Feb 22, 2016

On February 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo published an op-ed in the New York Daily News addressing the Supreme Court nomination controversy. According to the Governor, “to allow [Washington gridlock] to now paralyze the judicial branch, in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, would be a disservice to both parties and to Justice Scalia’s legacy.” The Governor…

The Supreme Court Conundrum

By NYCF | Feb 22, 2016

Following the sudden death of renowned Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the media—along with various elected officials—launched into an immediate barrage of speculation about what would happen to Justice Scalia’s vacated seat on the Court.

Cuomo's Minimum Wage Mirage

By NYCF | Jan 24, 2016

The centerpiece of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legislative agenda for 2016 is his proposal to increase the minimum wage in New York to $15 per hour. While NYCF empathizes with our neighbors who struggle to support their families due to low wages, we oppose the Governor’s proposal. NYCF believes that a $15-per-hour minimum wage would hurt…

Saeed Is Freed

By NYCF | Jan 24, 2016

Friends, the prayers of believers across the United States and around the world have been heard and answered.

Cuomo's Transgender Reg Finalized

By NYCF | Jan 21, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has imposed substantial portions of the Bathroom Bill upon the State of New York by fiat.

The Renewed Call For Clean Government

By NYCF | Jan 17, 2016

Last year was not a banner year for Albany politicians. In fact, it would be fair to describe 2015 as the Year of the Convictions. In 2015, former Senate Majority Leaders John Sampson (D-Brooklyn), Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), and Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre); former Senate Deputy Majority Leader Tom Libous (R-Binghamton); and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon…