On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) will present the "Restore New York" Legislative Day conference at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Convention Hall in Albany, NY. An anticipated 1500 Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians from all over the State of New York will be in attendance, including hundreds of vocational pastors and nearly 300 high-school students.
Attendees will hear from several elected officials including: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, Senators Ruben Diaz, John DeFrancisco and George Maziarz, as well as Members of Assembly Nicole Malliotakis, Don Miller and Dean Murray.
Additionally, participants will hear from:
David Barton, Founder and President of Wallbuilders.David Barton is founder and president of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization focused on America's rich Christian and Constitutional heritage. David has authored numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library-museum of tens of thousands of original writings, documents, and artifacts from early America. He addresses well over 400 groups each year.
Barton's research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues. He serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, has been involved in the development of social studies standards for numerous states, and has helped produce some popular history textbooks being used in schools across the nation.A national news organization has described him as "America's historian," and Time Magazine called him "a hero to millions - including some powerful politicians." In fact, Time Magazine named him as one of America's 25 most influential evangelicals.
Additionally Leslie Diaz, Spokesperson, Democrats for Life will be speaking. Leslie Diaz is an outspoken prolife advocate. She serves as spokerperson for Democrats for Life. Mrs. Diaz is also concerned with the erosion of parental rights and speaks on behalf of New Yorkers for Parental Rights.
For three decades she has worked in the Christian Community in Action Home Care Program. The program was founded by Mrs. Diaz and her husband, State Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx).
Additionally, Leslie Diaz serves alongside her husband at the Christian Community Neighborhood Church in Bronx County.
Mrs. Diaz's Legislative Day address is timely in light of recent statistics that show nearly one out of every two Bronx pregnancies end in abortion, and current New York City legislation that would negatively impact the City's pro-life pregnancy centers.
Legislative Day attendees will be advocating for a state Defense of Marriage Act and lobbying against the Reproductive Health Act and Medicaid funding of abortion. A host of other issues including parental rights protections, the importance of educational choice, and religious freedoms will be emphasized with legislators.
For more information on the Restore New York Legislative Day event, please visit http://www.nyfrf.org/content/view/297/.