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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.

‘Equality For All’ Amendment Is A Misleading Endeavor

By Albany Update | Apr 7, 2017

For Americans, the principle of equality is embedded in our national identity. Our Declaration of Independence asserts that “all men are created equal, [and] that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…” The notion of equality under the law took on added resonance in 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S.…

Bathroom Bill Sees Tenth Vote In State Assembly, Set To Fail In State Senate

By Albany Update | Mar 25, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, the New York State Assembly passed the Bathroom Bill (Bill S.502-Squadron/A.3358-Gottfried) for the tenth time in as many years. Friends of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms will recall that the Bathroom Bill—sometimes referred to as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)—would make “gender identity or expression” a protected civil rights category…

Bill Offers Homeschool And Private School Students Equal Access To Higher Ed

By Albany Update | Mar 25, 2017

Bill S.5131-Robach/A.1196-Simanowitz, the Equal Access Bill, would require fair practices by colleges and universities in regard to the admission of homeschooled high school graduates and graduates of non-public schools. The bill provides, in pertinent part, as follows: The commissioner [of education] shall not require a pupil who has completed the requirements of a home instruction…

Schumer Attempts to Scuttle Gorsuch Confirmation

By Albany Update | Mar 25, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch—President Donald Trump’s eminently qualified nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court—has completed four days of hearings before Members of the U.S. Senate. On Thursday, March 24, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) confirmed his opposition to the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch and called upon his Democratic colleagues to filibuster the nomination. Under Senate…

Assembly Queues Up Bathroom Bill Again

By Albany Update | Mar 12, 2017

For each of the past nine (9) years, the New York State Assembly has displayed its devotion to “transgender” ideology by passing the notorious Bathroom Bill. It appears that the Assembly will soon pass it for a tenth time. The Bathroom Bill would ban discrimination based on “gender identity” in employment, housing, and places of…

Streamlining Church Real Estate Transactions Is A NYCF Priority

By Albany Update | Mar 12, 2017

In 2017, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has made it a priority to advance legislation that would make it easier for churches and other religious organizations seeking to sell property. That legislation, Bill S.2935-Gallivan/A.3765-Dinowitz, would allow religious corporations to utilize an expedited process when selling real property valued at less than $200,000. Currently, the Religious…

Supreme Court Returns Transgender Case To Lower Court

By Albany Update | Mar 12, 2017

On Monday, March 6, the Supreme Court of the United States cancelled oral arguments in the case of Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. Albany Update has previously reported on this case, which arises out of a Virginia school board’s refusal to allow a female student who identifies as male to use opposite-sex facilities. Following…

Bathroom Bullies Double Down With Transgender Directive

By Albany Update | Mar 4, 2017

President Donald Trump’s reversal of President Barack Obama’s transgender school bathroom edict was welcome news to much of the country. Here in New York, however, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have doubled down on their support for opposite-sex school locker room use by “transgender” students. On February 23, 2017, Gov. Cuomo wrote…

President Trump Rescinds Obama School Bathroom Edict

By Albany Update | Feb 24, 2017

President Barack Obama’s May 2016 transgender school bathroom edict has been relegated to the dustbin of history where it belongs. On Wednesday, February 22, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that the transgender edict had been rescinded. Spicer added that the edict “was confusing and hard to implement,” and added, “‘The president has made…

Gambling Continues To Grow Amidst Concerns

By Albany Update | Feb 24, 2017

Back in 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told voters that casino expansion would help to relieve the economic woes faced by residents of upstate New York. The Governor proposed an amendment to the New York State Constitution to allow upstate casinos on non-Indian lands. With the help of some shady shenanigans—specifically, the placement of blatantly slanted…

Obamacare Repeal Proving Tricky For Republicans

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

Imagine that you are in a time machine. That time machine takes you back to February 2011…or February 2012…or even February of last year. Once you are back in the past, someone asks you, “Wouldn’t it be great if Republicans took control of both Houses of Congress and the White House in 2016, and had…

Sessions Takes Important Step Toward Restoring Gender Sanity

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

Last year, the Obama Administration rocked the nation when the Education Department and the Justice Department issued a “guidance” document relating to transgender issues. In that document, the federal government made a thinly-veiled attempt to strong-arm public schools across the United States into allowing students confused about their gender identities to use opposite-sex facilities in…

‘Sanctuary State’ Bill Passes Assembly

By NYCF | Feb 12, 2017

Illegal immigration was a major issue in the 2016 presidential primaries and in the 2016 general election. Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump made it a priority to lay out his concerns about illegal immigration and border enforcement, and to discuss measures he might take to address those concerns. Now that President Trump has entered…

President Donald Trump Appoints Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

By NYCF | Feb 6, 2017

On January 31, President Donald J. Trump appointed Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the existing vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. With a resumé that includes a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, a law degree from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from Oxford University, clerkships with two Supreme Court justices, and more than…

AG Schneiderman Offers Legal Advice To Sanctuary Cities

By NYCF | Jan 29, 2017

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ought to have better things to do than to provide legal and political cover for cities that flout federal immigration laws. In reaction to the very real possibility that President Donald Trump will crack down on immigration enforcement matters, Attorney General Schneiderman has released “legal advice to local governments…

President Trump’s Pen Put To Good Use

By NYCF | Jan 29, 2017

Since being inaugurated President of the United States on Friday, January 20, President Donald Trump has hit the ground running. From a Christian conservative perspective, early signs are encouraging. On Inauguration Day, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal.” The President’s…