Influencing Legislation and Legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Promoting Strong Families

Marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman, and each child should–
whenever wise and possible–be raised in a stable family unit by his or her own mother and father.

President Trump Increases Abstinence Education Funding

By Albany Update | Oct 10, 2018

A recently-signed federal funding bill contains a welcome funding increase for sexual risk avoidance education (SRAE), also known as abstinence-based education. According to Ascend (a pro-abstinence organizations), President Donald Trump signed legislation on September 28, 2018 that contains $10 million in additional abstinence-based education funding. The signed bill reportedly increased SRAE funding from $25 million…

Pediatric Policy Promotes Transgender Agenda

By Albany Update | Oct 2, 2018

Much of the legislative work done by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms centers on telling the truth. When Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his fellow travelers push for abortion expansion, we speak out about the fact that a fetus is a living human being whose life has value and worth. When LGBT activists demand the passage…

Federal Cuts Affect NYC ‘Free’ Condom Distribution

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is upset with the federal government. Why, you ask? Because the Department claims that the feds didn’t give them enough money to hand out as many free condoms as they wanted to last year. According to the New York Post, the Department “distributed 20,917,000 male…

NYC Council Has A Bad Case of Misplaced Priorities

By Albany Update | Sep 18, 2018

If you were a Member of the New York City Council, what would your priorities be? Where would you focus your attention? At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we can think of several matters that a Member of the City Council could prioritize. One is the shameful condition of New York City’s public housing projects.…

Left Offers No Tolerance For Those Who Proclaim That Change Is Possible

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

The Left’s denial of the possibility of sexual orientation change has become so intense that Democratic candidates are now attacked for being seen in public with anyone who is known to have experienced such change. Last month, New York City Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James—who is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for New York State…

Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Shuts Down Some Adoption and Foster Care Services

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2018

For nearly 95 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Buffalo has provided adoption and foster care services in western New York. On August 23, 2018, those services were discontinued when Catholic Charities announced that it could not, in good conscience, abide by a state requirement that “contracting agencies [allow] same-sex couples to foster and…

California Same-Sex Counseling Bill Surprisingly Pulled

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2018

Friends of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) know that we have been fighting the Counselor Coercion Bill for several years. The bill (Bill S.263-Hoylman/A.3977-Glick) would bar licensed mental health professionals from assisting minor clients in resolving unwanted same-sex (homosexual) attraction. On April 30, 2018, the Assembly passed the Counselor Coercion Bill for the fifth…

Storytellers Should Tell the Truth

By Albany Update | Aug 20, 2018

Isaiah 5:20: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” As a pro-family organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) supports wholesome community events geared toward families with young children. We also support kids’ events…

Assembly Fails To Act On Education Savings Plans

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2018

Last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included a little-known but important provision relating to Internal Revenue Code 529 plans. These plans—known as 529 plans—can be described as tax-advantaged plans that encourages parents to save money for their children’s future higher education costs. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provided that funds from 529 plans…

NYCF’s August Prayer Requests

By Albany Update | Jul 22, 2018

As a Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms recognizes the centrality of prayer. While the support of our ministry friends is key, we cannot sustain this ministry without the Lord’s leading and direction of our efforts. We appreciate all of the believers who pray for us. In the month of August, we humbly ask…

Maine Gov. LePage Protects Change Therapy, Religious Freedom with Historic Veto

By Albany Update | Jul 16, 2018

The push to ban mental health professionals from assisting minor clients in overcoming unwanted same-sex attraction is not just happening here in New York; it’s happening across the country as well. Unfortunately, 13 states have now passed laws like the Counselor Coercion Bill that New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has (successfully) opposed here in New…

Albany County Legislature Passes Change Therapy Ban

By Albany Update | Jul 16, 2018

Albany County lawmakers have jumped on the “ban change therapy” bandwagon. Last week, the Albany County Legislature passed Local Law “E”, a bill that would ban sexual orientation change efforts with minor clients. Sponsored by Legislator Bryan Clenahan (D-Guilderland), Local Law “E” would bar any person from being paid to provide “conversion therapy” to a…

Governor Cuomo Takes Transgender Action

By Albany Update | Jun 28, 2018

On June 24, 2018, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he would take executive action to protect “transgender” persons from discrimination by health care providers and insurers. According to the Governor, “‘New York was founded upon the principles of fairness and equality and we won’t stand idly by while Washington seeks to claw back hard-earned rights…

Cuomo Orders Landmarks To Light It Up For LGBT

By Albany Update | Jun 22, 2018

On June 20—the final scheduled day of a legislative session in which Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) accused him of having “‘[thrown] in the towel’” following the passage of the state budget—Gov. Andrew Cuomo proclaimed June 20 to be Edie Windsor Day. The late Ms. Windsor, who passed away in 2017, was a…

The State Legislative Session Is Over—For Now

By Albany Update | Jun 22, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, in the wee hours of the morning, the New York State Senate adjourned. That adjournment marked the end of the 2018 legislative session in Albany, although Gov. Andrew Cuomo may call the Legislature back to Albany later this year to handle some unfinished business. Thankfully, Senate Republicans were able to hold…

Senate Passes Homeschool Sports Bill

By Albany Update | Jun 15, 2018

On June 13, 2018, the New York State Senate passed Bill S.465-A-Robach/A.445-A-Stirpe by a vote of 59-1. This bill provides that homeschooled students may participate in interscholastic sports if they meet school district requirements regarding age, physical examinations, immunizations, behavior, and performance. The bill further provides that to be academically eligible for sports participation, a…