Press Releases

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…

NYCF Says Assure Continuity of Government Without Compromising Safety Or Convictions

By Albany Update | Mar 30, 2020

As the New York State Legislature prepares to hold critical budget votes during the coronavirus outbreak, it is entering uncharted waters. Today, the State Assembly is poised to pass Assembly Resolution No. 854 (Peoples-Stokes). The proposed Resolution indicates that during a state of emergency, the Speaker of the Assembly may “allow for members to be…

NYCF Denounces Senator Schumer’s Dangerous Rhetoric

By Albany Update | Mar 5, 2020

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo (previously known as June Medical Services v. Gee), a constitutional challenge to a Louisiana statute that requires abortion practitioners to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of the clinic in which they perform abortions. In addition, a pro-abortion rally was…

NYCF Reacts To Cuomo Adoption Comments

By Albany Update | Dec 19, 2019

The Cuomo administration has submitted public comments in opposition to a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would protect faith-based child welfare organizations from unfair discrimination based upon their beliefs about marriage and family. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), made the…

Appeals Court Lets New Hope Family Services Keep Serving Families—For Now

By Albany Update | Nov 5, 2019

Albany, NY—Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a temporary injunction allowing New Hope Family Services to continue providing various adoption-related services. New Hope is a Christian charity that the State of New York is attempting to close because of its unwillingness to place children in households headed by same-sex couples.…

Andrew Cuomo Can’t Put Politics Aside—Even For Kids In Need

By Albany Update | Nov 4, 2019

Albany, NY—Yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened legal action against a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would protect faith-based child welfare organizations from unfair discrimination based upon their beliefs about marriage and family. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), made the following…