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.

NYC Dives Into ‘Non-Binary’ Death Certificates

By Albany Update | Dec 20, 2019

At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we frequently find ourselves bewildered by the priorities of government officials in our beloved state. Last year, we questioned the priorities of the New York City Council when it passed an ordinance creating a “third gender option” on birth certificates. This year, the New York City Health Department has…

Democrat Attorneys General Association Demands Abortion Litmus Test

By Albany Update | Dec 16, 2019

In her first year as New York Attorney General, Letitia James (D-Brooklyn) has developed a reputation as an activist attorney general who is not shy about going after corporations and nonprofits alike. So far, Attorney General James has launched an investigation regarding potential antitrust law violations at Facebook; an investigation into the finances of the…

Cuomo Can’t Get Off The Transgender Bandwagon

By Albany Update | Dec 5, 2019

Multiple choice question: The week before Thanksgiving, what was on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mind? (a) How to fix New York’s $6.1 billion budget deficit; (b) Whether he should have run for President in 2020; (c) What to eat for Thanksgiving dinner; or (d) How to more effectively promote a “transgender” agenda? At New Yorkers for…

State Should Ban Lottery Advertising

By Albany Update | Dec 5, 2019

Proverbs 11:1: “A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.” Over the past several years, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) has been a loud and consistent voice of opposition to New York government’s ongoing love affair with the gambling industry. We and our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s…

New York City Public Housing Nightmare Needs To End

By Albany Update | Nov 30, 2019

For some time, the condition of New York City’s public housing has been nothing short of horrendous. Issues with refuse disposal, rodent infestation, mold, lead paint, and unreliable heat and electricity are well documented, as are the amateurish efforts made by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to trick federal inspectors by hiding some…

Legislature Cedes Authority To Campaign Financing Commission

By Albany Update | Nov 30, 2019

On November 25, 2019, the Public Campaign Financing Commission voted to implement a new system of taxpayer-funded political campaigns in the State of New York. The Commission was (ill-advisedly) created by the State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo this year. Its mandate was to create rules for a new campaign finance system. According to the…

Audit Reveals Deficiencies At State Developmental Disabilities Office

By Albany Update | Nov 24, 2019

Leviticus 19:14: “Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord.” A recent audit reveals troubling conditions at state-run facilities for the disabled. On November 18, 2019, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released the results of an audit of facilities supervised…

Courts Propose Additional Gender Identities For Jury Duty

By Albany Update | Nov 16, 2019

By passing the Bathroom Law, otherwise known as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (or GENDA), in January 2019, the State of New York gave persons who are confused about their gender identities the legal right to have that confusion accommodated by others. Specifically, the Bathroom Law: Requires New York’s shopping malls, stores, universities, restaurants, and…

To Empower Women, We Must End Prostitution—Not Legalize It

By Albany Update | Nov 11, 2019

At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we continue to be concerned about the proposal to legalize prostitution in the Empire State. Prostitution is dangerous, unhealthy, and inherently exploitative to the person whose body is being rented for sex. Contrary to the contentions of advocates, legalizing so-called “sex work” would not eradicate sex trafficking or make…

Cuomo’s Donor Disclosure Law Struck Down

By Albany Update | Nov 11, 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2016 nonprofit donor disclosure law has been struck down in federal court. In typical Albany fashion, the law was passed at 3:00 A.M. on the final day of the 2016 legislative session. According to the Albany Times Union, the law was perceived as an attack on good-government groups that have criticized the Governor. It…

Attorney General Barr Speaks On ‘Spiritual Void’ in America

By Albany Update | Oct 20, 2019

On October 11, 2019, U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke at Notre Dame Law School. In his speech, Attorney General Barr discussed the Justice Department’s efforts to promote religious liberty. Refreshingly, the Attorney General did not just speak about the law; rather, his remarks addressed some of the core issues that plague the United States…

House Subcommittee Cites Troubled Southern Poverty Law Center List

By Albany Update | Oct 8, 2019

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a mess. Just this year, the organization founded its founder, Morris Dees, for undisclosed reasons. Later, other senior leaders stepped down, employees spoke out against harassment and discrimination within the organization, and outside consultants were brought in to evaluate the practices of the so-called civil rights watchdog. The…

Collins Resigns, Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

By Albany Update | Oct 8, 2019

On September 30, 2019, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY27) resigned his position in the U.S. House of Representatives. On October 1, he pleaded guilty to a federal charge relating to securities fraud and to another charge relating to lying to the federal government. Collins was indicted last August based on accusations that he had used insider…

Democratic Leaders May Frontload Legislative Session

By Albany Update | Oct 1, 2019

The New York State Legislature is considering a change to its legislative calendar that could have a major impact on public policy. In recent years, the state legislative session has typically run from January until mid-to-late-June. Following the passage of the annual budget at the end of March, the legislators take a break during part…

2020 Expansion Effort Expected From Gambling Industry

By Albany Update | Oct 1, 2019

The casino industry has some plans for next year that socially-conservative New Yorkers should know about and work against. The first, and most significant, push that can be expected in 2020 is the push to allow more downstate casinos to open immediately. Since the 2013 casino amendment to the Constitution of the State of New…

Regional Briefings Return

By Albany Update | Sep 16, 2019

Whether we are ready for it or not, autumn officially begins on September 23, 2019. Friends of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) and our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation (NYFRF), know that the fall is a season when NYFRF holds regional special events to connect with our supporters, inform voters about key…