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.

Anti-Trafficking Bills Clear Both Houses

By Albany Update | Jun 6, 2022

Earlier this year, Albany Update noted that the New York State Legislature had made progress on human trafficking legislation. By the time the 2022 state legislative session ended, a total of five bills that promote the national human trafficking hotline had passed both houses of the New York State Legislature. The five bills will provide…

Albany Advancing Racial Equity And Social Justice Agenda

By Albany Update | May 21, 2022

Bill S.3468-B-Kennedy/A.2358-B-Peoples-Stokes provides for the establishment of an Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice within the executive branch of New York government. This bill is deeply misguided and should not become law. The proposed Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice (the “Office”) would be charged with a series of far-reaching responsibilities. Among other…

Bill Bans Discrimination On Basis Of Immigration Status

By Albany Update | May 21, 2022

Bill S.6586-A-Liu/A.6328-A-Cruz would make it unlawful in the state of New York to discriminate on the basis of citizenship or immigration status in housing, employment, credit, and places of public accommodation. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms takes no position on the proposal to ban discrimination on the basis of citizenship. However, it should not be…

Equality Amendment Would Enshrine Progressive Agenda In State Constitution

By Albany Update | Apr 30, 2022

On May 10, 2022, left-wing activists intend to rally in Albany in support of a proposed constitutional amendment known as the Equality Amendment. The event website asserts that “none of us [is] equal until we are all equal – in our lives, in our institutions, and under the law,” and urges readers to “join the…

Court of Appeals Finds Redistricting Maps Unconstitutional

By Albany Update | Apr 30, 2022

On April 27, 2022, the New York Court of Appeals—the state’s highest court—issued its decision in Harkenrider v. Hochul, the legal challenge to the 2022 redistricting maps drawn by the New York State Legislature. In a rebuke to the Democrat-led legislature, the court found the maps unconstitutional. Every 10 years, after the United States census…

Hochul Budget Advances LGBT Agenda

By Albany Update | Apr 23, 2022

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!” The 2022-2023 New York State Budget is a setback for the Empire State for a number of reasons. As Albany Update has previously noted, the…

Lt. Gov. Benjamin Arrested For Bribery, Resigns From Office

By Albany Update | Apr 12, 2022

Yet another high-ranking New York politician has left office after getting in trouble with the law. On April 12, 2022, Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin was arrested in connection with a federal bribery case. Following his arrest, Lt. Gov. Benjamin resigned from office. According to NBC New York, Lt. Gov. Benjamin is charged with fraud, conspiracy,…

Unlicensed Massage Is Latest Attempt To Move Legal Prostitution

By Albany Update | Apr 11, 2022

In the game of baseball, there are many different ways to score a run. Sometimes, a team scores a run very quickly when one of its players hits a home run. At other times, a team may score as a result of some combination of base hits, walks, stolen bases, and sacrifice bunts. Scoring a…

Biden Administration Supports ‘Sex Reassignment Surgery’ For Minors

By Albany Update | Apr 11, 2022

In the 2020 presidential campaign, candidate Joe Biden portrayed himself as a non-threatening, moderate-leaning alternative to far-left figures like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Unfortunately, his rhetoric and actions on issues of gender identity are nothing if not radical. On March 31, 2022, President Biden celebrated Transgender Day of Visibility, a day…

State Launches Effort To Lower Stigma Surrounding Marijuana

By Albany Update | Apr 11, 2022

In March 2021, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), making recreational marijuana legal in New York. On April 4, 2022, the New York State Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) held its first public education event regarding legal recreational marijuana use. At Monday’s event, OCM Director Chris Alexander noted that “while…

Progress Made In Fight Against Human Trafficking

By Albany Update | Apr 5, 2022

Over the past several years, the state of New York has passed the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA) and several other laws to combat human trafficking. Nevertheless, more remains to be done to rid New York of this pernicious crime. This year, the New York State Assembly has passed three bills that would…

Top Court Narrowly Finds Fantasy Sports Gambling Constitutional

By Albany Update | Mar 27, 2022

On March 22, 2022, the New York Court of Appeals—New York’s highest state court—upheld a 2016 law allowing fantasy sports gambling. This ruling is unfortunate. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has consistently argued that the 2016 law is unconstitutional. Last year, Albany Update noted that “Article I, Section Nine of The Constitution of the State…

‘Transinsanity’ Strikes Modern America

By Albany Update | Mar 27, 2022

In recent days, it has become abundantly clear that the “transgender” deception has taken hold in American society. The notion that a person’s sex can change is, quite simply, a falsehood. The widespread embrace of that false belief is nothing short of insane. Transinsanity in sports: Women’s sports are afflicted with transinsanity. On March 17,…

Sports Betting Operators Seek State Tax Break

By Albany Update | Mar 19, 2022

Mobile sports gambling has barely been legal for two months in New York. Nevertheless, the gambling industry is already looking for a tax break on mobile sports gambling revenue. According to City & State New York, a gambling industry-supported bill would “effectively [gift] gambling companies hundreds of millions of dollars that would have gone to…

Transgender Activists Want Albany To Alter Correctional Facilities

By Albany Update | Mar 19, 2022

As New York’s statewide evangelical Christian advocacy organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) analyzes and tracks proposed state legislation that could impact human life, families, and religious liberty. In recent years, NYCF has been the leading New York voice speaking out against damaging laws and policies that are based on lies about sex and…

Comptroller Report Confirms Cuomo Concealed Nursing Home Deaths

By Albany Update | Mar 19, 2022

An audit by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has concluded that the Cuomo administration concealed the true number of COVID-19 deaths of nursing home residents. According to The New York Times, Comptroller DiNapoli concluded that the Cuomo administration “failed to publicly account for the deaths of about 4,100 nursing home residents during the pandemic.”…