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.

State Reports Regarding Deaths Of Over 700 Children Withheld

By Albany Update | Oct 17, 2020

On October 13, 2020, the Albany Times Union reported that the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has declined to release reports on the deaths of 725 children over the past 10 years. According to the Times Union, when a child who is under the supervision of the Child Protective Services…

With Hearings Behind Her, Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Appears Clear

By Albany Update | Oct 17, 2020

Last week, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for nearly 20 hours. The relatively low-key proceedings before the Committee contrasted starkly with the sensationalism and drama that surrounded the nomination of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speculated that Democrats may “believe they’re in good…

In Debate, Vice Presidential Candidates See New Scrutiny

By Albany Update | Oct 10, 2020

On October 7, 2020, the two major party nominees for Vice President of the United States—Vice President Mike Pence (R-IN) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)—squared off in their one and only televised debate. Conventional wisdom holds that running mates usually have a negligible impact upon presidential election results. However, some pundits have speculated that because…

Schumer And Gillibrand Refuse To Meet With Supreme Court Nominee

By Albany Update | Oct 7, 2020

Following President Donald Trump’s appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States, Democratic members of the U.S. Senate have spoken out against the nomination. Senate Democrats take issue with Senate Republicans’ willingness to consider an appointee to the high court this close to Election Day when the Senate GOP…

Allowing Big Pot To Market Its Wares Won’t Solve The State’s Fiscal Woes

By Albany Update | Oct 7, 2020

In the midst of our state’s fiscal challenges, there is continued speculation that lawmakers could turn to recreational marijuana as a revenue source. At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we’re not high on this idea. According to Spectrum News, the state’s current budget deficit is in the neighborhood of $14 billion. The COVID-19 pandemic, together…

NYFRF Releases Nonpartisan Voter Guide

By Albany Update | Oct 6, 2020

On Tuesday, November 3, voters across the nation will cast their ballots for President of the United States. Here in New York, voters will also cast ballots for U.S. House of Representatives, New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, and various local offices. New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, NYCF’s educational arm, is committed to…

President Plans To Create Pro-America Educational Curriculum

By Albany Update | Sep 27, 2020

On September 17, 2020, President Donald Trump announced that the National Endowment for the Humanities had awarded a grant to pay for the creation of a pro-American educational curriculum. In a speech at the National Archives, President Trump made a blistering and well-deserved attack on the forces that have eroded Americans’ understanding and appreciation of…

FRC Falls Victim To Corporate Cancel Culture

By Albany Update | Sep 13, 2020

Cancel culture—the practice of silencing, demonizing, and punishing one’s ideological opponents—is alive and well in the United States. Recently, Family Research Council (FRC), one of the largest Christian public policy organizations in America, became a cancel culture victim. In this instance, the cancellation was literal. Last week, FRC held one of its biggest events of…

Weisenberg Urges COVID Hearings For Developmentally Disabled

By Albany Update | Aug 24, 2020

Recently, the New York State Legislature has held hearings on the impact of COVID-19 upon nursing homes in the Empire State. Other hearings have been held to discuss COVID-19 in the context of mass transit, education, and elections. Former Asm. Harvey Weisenberg believes that an additional set of hearings is needed to learn more about…

Christian Parents Challenged To Rethink Role Of Public Education

By Albany Update | Aug 24, 2020

A thought-provoking National Review op-ed by Tony Perkins and Cathy Ruse of Family Research Council (FRC) challenges Christians to take new approaches to their children’s education in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, Perkins and Ruse urge Christian parents to consider options other than traditional public schools. The two authors make a strong argument…

Nursing Home Hearings Leave Unanswered Questions

By Albany Update | Aug 16, 2020

Committees of the New York State Legislature have held two hearings in the month of August in regard to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nursing homes and hospitals. While the hearings were a step in the right direction, they left many questions unanswered. One key question that remains unanswered is: How many New…

Legislators Wrongly Look To Weed And Winnings To Fix Fiscal Woes

By Albany Update | Aug 10, 2020

Due to fiscal mismanagement and a worldwide pandemic, New York government faces a staggering $13 billion budget shortfall this year. There is talk that the Legislature may return to session sometime in August to address these major budgetary issues. Various solutions to the state’s budget woes have been suggested. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly called…

Mail-In Voting Measure Should Be Met With Veto

By Albany Update | Aug 10, 2020

The June 23, 2020 primary elections in New York were a mess. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made mail-in voting available to all eligible voters. As a result, voters submitted more than 10 times as many mail-in ballots as usual. Boards of elections—particularly in New York City—were not ready for this change.…

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…