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.

NYCF Supports the Child Protection Act

By Albany Update | Jan 5, 2018

The recent exposure of sexually predatory behavior by many powerful men in government, Hollywood, and the media across the United States has led to increased calls for the State of New York to change its laws regarding child sexual abuse. As a Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms deplores child sexual abuse. Sex crimes…

Niagara Falls Pastor Seeks To “Lift The City”

By Albany Update | Jan 1, 2018

Many New Yorkers are acutely aware of the opioid crisis in our communities. For a variety of reasons, some of our friends, relatives and neighbors have become addicted to dangerous drugs that allow them to dull physical or emotional pain. The consequences of this addiction are shattering. While we know that there is a crisis,…

Casino Mogul Should Have Known Profits Would Miss Projections

By Albany Update | Jan 1, 2018

The owner of Tioga Downs—one of the three new Vegas-style casinos that have opened in upstate New York in the past two years—is claiming that if he had known how little money his upgraded casino would make, he would not have built it. Casino mogul Jeff Gural obtained a state license in 2016 to expand…

Rep. Tenney Introduces Clean Government Measure

By Albany Update | Nov 17, 2017

Rep. Claudia Tenney, a Republican member of New York’s congressional delegation, has introduced federal pension-stripping legislation. According to Syracuse.com, Rep. Tenney, R-New Hartford, said that she “introduced the ‘No Pensions for Corrupt Politicians Act’ in response to…convicted members of Congress who are allowed to keep drawing their pensions.” The bill “would immediately halt pension payments…

Eric Schneiderman Is At It Again

By Albany Update | Nov 6, 2017

Last month, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined 14 other state attorneys general in filing an amicus brief (also known as a friend-of-the-court brief) opposing President Donald Trump’s ban on “transgender” persons entering the U.S. Armed Forces. According to Attorney General Schneiderman’s website, the amicus brief “argues that banning transgender individuals serving in the…

Sessions Clears Up Obama Administration Confusion

By Albany Update | Oct 21, 2017

The Trump Administration has continued taking steps to undo the harmful legacy of President Barack Obama. Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice “will no longer interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to mean that the law’s protections extend to discrimination based on gender…

President Trump Takes New Health Care Actions

By Albany Update | Oct 21, 2017

In recent days, President Donald Trump has taken two executive actions to begin dismantling Obamacare and to provide more freedom and flexibility to health insurance consumers. On October 12, the President issued an Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States. The Order states that “[it] shall be the policy of the…

Bonacic Seeks Sports Betting In Saturated Market

By Albany Update | Oct 3, 2017

For the past several years, the gambling industry has pushed hard for more gambling in the State of New York. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the industry’s efforts have been quite successful; the State Constitution was amended in 2013 to allow for upstate casinos on non-Indian lands, and fantasy sports gambling was legalized in…

Skelos Convictions Reversed

By Albany Update | Oct 3, 2017

On Tuesday, September 26, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the corruption convictions of former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos. Last December, the Skeloses were found guilty of eight federal corruption charges; federal prosecutors argued that Dean Skelos had used his position of power to coerce employers to…

Transgender Confusion Hits Elementary Classrooms

By Albany Update | Sep 3, 2017

A California charter school made recent headlines due to two poor decisions regarding questions of gender identity. Reports indicate that a kindergarten student at Rocklin Academy, located near Sacramento, California, suffered from gender dysphoria and wished to attend school dressed as a girl. According to The Christian Post, the student’s teacher introduced the student to…

Some Corrupt Ex-Pols Just Can’t Take The Hint

By Albany Update | Aug 21, 2017

Corruption in New York politics and government is nothing new. In the 21st century alone, dozens of New York politicians have run afoul of the law or resigned in disgrace. Sadly, the presence of corruption and criminality has become so prevalent here that it has almost ceased to surprise us. What is surprising, however, is…

As Election Year Looms, Cuomo Creates Council on Women and Girls

By Albany Update | Aug 4, 2017

On August 2, 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of the New York State Council on Women and Girls. According to the Governor’s self-congratulatory press release, “‘this council sends a clear message that its mission – to take the rights of women and girls into account when drafting policy – is central to all…

NYCF Speaks Out in Support of President Trump’s Trans Military Announcement

By Albany Update | Aug 4, 2017

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms’ mission is to influence legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ. As we carry out that mission, we often share a Christian perspective on current issues with members of the media. On July 27, NYCF’s Legislative Director, Stephen Hayford, was interviewed on Spectrum News regarding President Donald Trump’s recent…

Republicans Must Find A Way Forward For Health Care Reform

By Albany Update | Aug 4, 2017

Unfortunately, the attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare has gone down in flames. While this is bad news, Christians should remember that in politics, no defeat is permanent—just as no victory is permanent. The repeal and replacement of Obamacare can still be accomplished. The question is: How? Congressional Republicans have a few options to consider.…

Obamacare Repeal Collapses

By Albany Update | Aug 4, 2017

In Washington, D.C., the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has encountered major obstacles. Since Albany Update’s last report on health insurance reform, the U.S. Senate has cast four significant votes relating to this issue. On July 25, 2017, the Senate voted to open debate on health insurance reform legislation. The Senate vote was 50-50,…

President Trump Restores Gender Sanity To America’s Armed Forces

By Albany Update | Jul 31, 2017

On Wednesday, July 26, President Donald Trump announced that he would rescind the Obama-era policy of allowing military servicemembers to identify as “transgender,” dress as members of the opposite sex, and use opposite-sex facilities. President Trump’s announcement is a victory for common sense and decency, and for military preparedness. The President’s decision to bar “transgendered”…