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.

Court’s Spotty Performance Fuels Talk About Supreme Court Nominees

By Albany Update | Aug 3, 2020

The Supreme Court of the United States has been maddeningly unpredictable in 2020. Ever since the 2017 confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch and the 2018 confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Court has consisted of five Republican appointees and four Democratic appointees. The addition of the two new justices, coupled with the 2018 retirement of…

Bostock Bears Bad Fruit

By Albany Update | Aug 3, 2020

Since the 1970s, LGBT activists have attempted to pass a federal law that would treat sexual orientation as a protected civil rights category. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which passed the House of Representatives in 2007, would have made it unlawful for employers with 15 or more employees to discriminate based upon sexual orientation. More…

Left Intensifies Efforts to Cancel Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

By Albany Update | Aug 3, 2020

For years, LGBT activists have worked to marginalize, silence, and punish anyone who dares to suggest that sexual orientation change is possible. Recently, their efforts have succeeded in one forum and have failed miserably in another. On July 10, 2020, Facebook and Instagram announced that they would “ban any content that promotes conversion therapy.” While…

Strong, Principled Local Leadership Needed to Quell Civil Unrest

By Albany Update | Aug 3, 2020

The summer of 2020 has been a summer of discontent in many American cities. Since the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd at the hands of then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, civil unrest has roiled urban areas across the nation. While many Americans have engaged in lawful, peaceful protests condemning police abuse and racial…

State Legislature Launches Nursing Home Hearings

By Albany Update | Aug 3, 2020

On July 11, 2020, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms joined a chorus of voices in calling for hearings and an investigation on the impact of the Cuomo administration’s disastrous nursing home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. It appears that the chorus of voices has been heard. A group of six state legislative committees has scheduled…

State Releases New Guidance for Group Homes

By Albany Update | Jul 28, 2020

On July 10, 2020, the State of New York’s Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) released new guidance for group homes for the disabled. According to CBS 6 News, home visits and community outings had been banned since March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidelines, which went into effect on July…

Resignation Letter Describes Cancel Culture, Leftist Groupthink

By Albany Update | Jul 20, 2020

On July 14, 2020, opinion editor and writer Bari Weiss resigned her position at The New York Times. Weiss’s scathing resignation letter asserted that she was mistreated by coworkers due to her moderate political leanings and her commitment to ideological diversity. Worse yet, Weiss claimed that an enforced left-wing ideological orthodoxy contaminated the Times’s opinion…

State Releases School Re-Opening Guidelines

By Albany Update | Jul 20, 2020

A recent blog post on AlbanyUpdate.com indicated that the State of New York was in the process of making decisions on fall school re-opening. Last week, there was more news. On July 13, 2020, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) made a presentation to the Board of Regents entitled “Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: the…

Under New Rules, Nursing Home Visits Allowed Again

By Albany Update | Jul 20, 2020

On July 10, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced that nursing home residents would once again be allowed to receive visits. According to WRGZ.com, New York nursing homes had been forbidden from allowing visitors since the commencement of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new DOH rules, nursing homes that have been…

State Set To Release School Re-Opening Guidelines

By Albany Update | Jul 11, 2020

Government officials, school administrators, and parents across New York are wondering whether—and how—schools will re-open this fall. On July 8, 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a timeline for plans and decisions regarding school re-opening. The Governor stated that his administration was in the process of finalizing guidance on school re-opening, adding that the guidance…

Cuomo’s Nursing Home Scandal Must Be Independently Investigated

By Albany Update | Jul 11, 2020

For the past several months, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been dogged by repeated questions about the March 25, 2020 directive from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) that required nursing homes to admit patients with COVID-19. Despite intense media scrutiny, this DOH directive remained in effect for 46 days; during that time, New…

LGBT Activists Pushing The Envelope Again

By Albany Update | Jul 5, 2020

At both the state and federal levels, advocates for homosexual behavior and gender confusion have been stunningly successful at implementing their policy proposals over the past decade. In New York, the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)—an anti-bullying law that forces public schools to accommodate homosexuality and transgenderism—was passed in 2010. With the enthusiastic support…

Planned Parenthood Of Greater New York Fires CEO

By Albany Update | Jul 5, 2020

On June 23, 2020, The New York Times reported that the leader of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, Laura McQuade, had been fired following “mounting complaints about abusive behavior and unfair treatment of black staff members.” According to the Times, hundreds of current and former Planned Parenthood employees signed letters laying out various allegations…

Hoylman Outraged That Social Conservatives Have Representation In Albany

By Albany Update | Jun 25, 2020

Following the announcement that State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-North Tonawanda) had been named Senate Minority Leader, liberal voices wasted no time pressuring Leader Ortt to distance himself from social conservatives. On June 23, 2020, the Niagara Gazette reported that Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) had criticized Leader Ortt for having attended an event held by a…

Justice Gorsuch Disappoints in Transgender Decision

By Albany Update | Jun 16, 2020

This article has been edited as of July 31, 2020. On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. In that decision, the Court held that the ban on sex discrimination in employment contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act also…

Civil Unrest Roils The Nation

By Albany Update | Jun 5, 2020

In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a vast wave of protest against police abuse has swept across America. While many recent protests have been peaceful events that affirm the civil rights of African-Americans, there has also been a great deal of violence, theft and…