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.

Senate Committee Votes To Draft America’s Daughters

By Albany Update | Aug 7, 2021

On July 21, 2021, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to advance a military policy bill that would require women to register for the Selective Service System. Under current law, American men ages 18 to 25 are required to register for the Selective Service. While the U.S. has not instituted a military draft since the…

Less Enforcement Means More Prostitution

By Albany Update | Jul 30, 2021

Earlier this year, the State of New York repealed a law that banned loitering for purposes of prostitution. Some left-wing advocates celebrated this repeal as a matter of equality and justice that protected persons identifying as “transgender” from unfair targeting by police. While prostitution remains illegal in New York, the repeal of this law removed…

DOJ Drops Investigation Of Cuomo’s COVID Directive

By Albany Update | Jul 30, 2021

This article was updated on August 8, 2021 On July 23, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would not investigate any publicly-run nursing homes in New York for allegedly violating the civil rights of nursing home residents by following the March 2020 New York State Department of Health directive that required certain…

Cuomo Questioned By Investigators

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legal and ethical woes may have quieted down in recent weeks, but they haven’t gone away. On July 17, 2021, Gov. Cuomo was reportedly questioned by attorneys hired by New York Attorney General Letitia James in connection with her sexual harassment investigation. In a clear effort to avoid talking with the media…

What Do Democratic Socialists Want?

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2021

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY14) defeated then-Rep. Joe Crowley in a Democratic congressional primary in 2018, her victory sent shock waves through the political landscape. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s ability to topple a powerful and experienced member of Congress made members of both parties sit up and take notice, and her newfound status as a political celebrity…

Democratic Socialists Decry Status Quo; Different Path Proposed

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2021

At a recent virtual meeting, several relatively new members of the New York State Legislature expressed their displeasure with the status quo in Albany. According to the New York Post, these lawmakers took issue with “phony legislators” who pretend to support certain bills just to make themselves popular; they also criticized the secrecy that characterizes…

NYCF Asks Prayer For August Requests

By Albany Update | Jul 17, 2021

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) invites our brothers and sisters in Christ to remember the following prayer requests during the month of August: We pray against any further outbreaks of COVID-19; We pray against efforts to force American taxpayers to subsidize elective abortions; We pray that the abortion, gay, and “transgender” movements would be…

Politicians Ponder Post-Pandemic Procedures

By Albany Update | Jul 17, 2021

More than a year ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that state of emergency, government bodies developed procedures for holding public meetings online. Because the state of emergency is now over, the provisions of the state’s open meetings law are now in effect once again. According…

Documentary Takes Critical Look at Transgenderism

By Albany Update | Jul 17, 2021

The ongoing push to normalize transgenderism has had disturbing consequences in the lives of young people with gender dysphoria. The use of hormones and other medical treatments on minors is a matter of particular concern, as such treatments can have irreversible consequences. A recently-released documentary made by the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network offers…

Legislators Suggest Softer Stance On Psychedelics and Syringes

By Albany Update | Jul 12, 2021

The Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 31, 2021, legalized the commercial sale of marijuana in the State of New York. Now that marijuana advocates have accomplished their goal, the push is on to further liberalize New York’s drug laws. Over the years, marijuana…

Analyzing Fulton And Considering A Future Abortion Decision

By Albany Update | Jun 28, 2021

The recent Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, 593 U.S. ___ (2021), was a win for religious freedom. However, given the Court’s current composition of six Republican appointees and three Democratic appointees, the Fulton decision fell short of expectations. In Fulton, the Court ruled unanimously that the city of Philadelphia had violated…

Bar Association Dings Cuomo On COVID Nursing Home Directive

By Albany Update | Jun 28, 2021

A recent report from the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) concludes that the Cuomo administration’s directive that was used to pressure nursing homes to accept COVID-19-positive patients added to the death totals amongst nursing home residents. The report criticized the Governor for the length of time it took him to rescind the order.  The…

Cuomo Commemorates Tenth Anniversary Of Gay “Marriage” By Signing LGBT Bill

By Albany Update | Jun 24, 2021

On June 24, 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo held an event celebrating the tenth anniversary of the enactment of same-sex “marriage” legislation in New York. The event doubled as a signing ceremony for the so-called Gender Recognition Act, which will make it easier for persons identifying as “transgender” to change their names and their sex designations…

‘Clean Slate’ Bill Blocked By Bi-Partisan Opposition

By Albany Update | Jun 17, 2021

Toward the end of the 2021 legislative session, there was a good deal of talk in Albany about criminal justice legislation. While the Legislature’s Democratic majority has made significant changes to the justice system over the past two-and-a-half years (notably including the controversial 2019 bail reform law), some members believe that additional reforms are needed.…

The 2021 State Legislative Session Is A Wrap

By Albany Update | Jun 17, 2021

At 4:42 AM on Friday, June 11, the New York State Assembly adjourned. This adjournment marked the end of the 2021 regular legislative session. The State Senate had already adjourned late the night before. Given the plethora of ill-advised bills being considered by progressive majorities in the State Senate and the State Assembly, the session…

Nourish-NY Receives Legislative Approval

By Albany Update | Jun 15, 2021

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is pleased to report that the Nourish New York Bill has passed both houses of the New York State Legislature. Bill S.4892-A-Hinchey/A.5781-A-Cruz would make the Nourish New York program permanent. Created on a temporary basis in response to COVID-19, the program provides food banks and emergency shelters with state funding…