Press Releases

NYCF Hosts “Legislative Day 2021: A Digital Day of Action”

By Albany Update | Mar 16, 2021

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), New York’s statewide evangelical Christian advocacy organization, holds its first-ever Digital Day of Action today. NYCF Executive Director Jason J. McGuire made the following comments: “For decades, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has held its annual Legislative Day in Albany on the third Tuesday in March. This year, COVID-19 and social…

NYCF Calls For Truly Independent Cuomo Investigation

By Albany Update | Feb 28, 2021

Rochester, NY—Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) announcement that he would be appointing his own investigator to look at sexual harassment allegations lodged against him, saying: “Governor Andrew Cuomo has indicated that he will appoint a retired judge to serve as an independent investigator.…

‘Equality Act’ Passes House of Representatives, Moves to U.S. Senate

By Albany Update | Feb 25, 2021

Rochester, NY—The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the so-called Equality Act, today by a vote of 224-206 (unofficial). The Equality Act would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill would give biological males access to female-only spaces (including women’s shelters) across the nation, would create unfair conditions for female…

Congressional Members Urged To Course Correct In Equality Act Vote

By Albany Update | Feb 25, 2021

On Thursday, February 25, a floor vote is expected in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 5, the so-called Equality Act. Because this bill would actually create unfairness instead of correcting it, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms calls upon members of New York’s congressional delegation to vote “no.” Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of…

National Coalition Launches ‘Promise To America’s Children’

By Albany Update | Feb 24, 2021

A coalition of national-level and state-level organizations recently unveiled an important new initiative called the Promise to America’s Children. The Promise to America’s Children is a national movement encouraging lawmakers and parents to commit themselves to supporting laws that protect children’s health, children’s safety, and children’s relationships with their parents. The Promise to America’s Children…

NYCF Reacts To Revelation Of Cuomo’s Death Count Coverup

By Albany Update | Feb 12, 2021

Albany, NY—In an extraordinary turn of events, Melissa DeRosa—the highest-ranking aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo—recently apologized to Democratic members of the New York State Legislature, acknowledging that the Cuomo administration had refused to share full and complete information on COVID-19 deaths of nursing home residents. Worse yet, DeRosa reportedly admitted that the administration’s refusal to…

NYCF Offers Holocaust Remembrance Day Remarks

By Albany Update | Jan 27, 2021

Rochester, NY—January 27 marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Accordingly, the annual date is designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, offered the following remarks: “On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memory of the six million Jewish lives lost…

NYCF Sees A Nation In Need

By Albany Update | Jan 6, 2021

Rochester, NY—Following the unrest in Washington, D.C. today, Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “We have long known that there is a cancer in our culture, but today it broke out in a terrifying way.  I am troubled by the chaos at the Capitol we have…

NYCF Congratulates Amy Coney Barrett On Supreme Court Confirmation

By Albany Update | Oct 26, 2020

Rochester, NY—Today, the United States Senate voted, 52-48, to confirm the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. NYCF Executive Director Jason J. McGuire made the following comments: “Conservatives across the nation have cause for celebration tonight. Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial record, scholarly writings, reputation, and performance…

NYCF Applauds the Appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court

By Albany Update | Sep 26, 2020

Rochester, NY—Earlier today, President Donald Trump appointed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Barrett has served on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017. Before becoming a federal judge, Judge Barrett clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, practiced law in Washington, D.C., and was…

In School Choice Decision, U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Parental Rights, Religious Liberty

By Albany Update | Jun 30, 2020

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, 591 U.S. _____ (2020). In this case, the State of Montana created an education tax credit program. That program provides tax credits to persons who donate funds to organizations that give scholarships to students at nonpublic schools. The…

Supreme Court Misses Opportunity To Correct Its Abortion Jurisprudence

By Albany Update | Jun 29, 2020

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in June Medical Services L. L. C. v. Russo. This case involves a constitutional challenge to a Louisiana state law requiring any physician who performs abortions to hold admitting privileges at a hospital no more than 30 miles away from the place where he…

Governor Andrew Cuomo Relaxes Religious Gathering Restrictions

By Albany Update | Jun 6, 2020

Rochester, NY—At today’s daily news briefing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that public health restrictions on worship services will be relaxed due to the progress that New York has made in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. In regions that are in Phase Two of New York Forward, worship services will be allowed to re-open at 25% capacity.…

NYCF Thanks President Trump For Supporting Church Re-Openings

By Albany Update | May 22, 2020

Rochester, NY—Earlier today, President Donald Trump called upon state governors to re-open places of worship on Memorial Day weekend. Describing churches and other houses of worship as “essential,” the President said, “‘In America, we need more prayer, not less.’”  Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), made the following remarks: “New…

Pastors Urge Cuomo to Prioritize The Safe Re-Opening of Churches for Congregational Worship

By Albany Update | May 19, 2020

Rochester, NY—Today, 300 pastors from across New York have signed on to an open letter urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to prioritize the safe re-opening of churches for congregational worship. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), made the following remarks: “It has been nearly two months since Gov. Andrew…

State Should Stop Social Distancing From The Developmentally Disabled

By Albany Update | May 4, 2020

In recent weeks, the New York Post has reported on the unacceptable spike in COVID-19 infections and fatalities at many New York nursing homes, and on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s unwillingness to acknowledge the state’s role in the problem or fix it. Sadly, some group homes for the developmentally disabled have also become COVID-19 hotspots. Both…