NY Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled comprehensive state antisemitic prevention measures on Tuesday.
New York State became the first state to respond to President Biden’s national policy to combat antisemitism after Governor Hochul made the announcement at the Center for Jewish History.
The Governor also disclosed the founding of the New York State Anti-Hate Education Center and Annual Convening, which will work to eradicate antisemitism, fight hatred, and foster a secure and welcoming atmosphere.
The Division of Human Rights has also made plans to enhance the data collection on hate and bias incidents and introduce the agency’s first-ever modest grant program for local anti-bias initiatives.
By streamlining the Victim Compensation Application, the Office of Victim Services hopes to increase support for antisemitic victims and give them access to compensation.
The New York State Police will also restart its hate crime investigative seminars with a focus on law enforcement.
The Spotlight on Jewish Campaign was established by the New York State Office of Mental Health to draw attention to the particular problems affecting Jewish Americans’ mental health.
Governor Hochul stated, “I have a solemn responsibility to safeguard and enhance New York’s dynamic, diversified Jewish communities.
as governor of the state with the biggest Jewish population outside of the State of Israel. Nobody should ever be concerned about their safety while traversing the streets, going to work, or attending school.
Keeping the citizens of New York safe has always been my first concern. We will continue fighting antisemitism and using all of the resources at our disposal to eradicate prejudice in our communities.
According to Lieutenant Governor Delgado, “New York has long been a leader when it comes to diversity, inclusion, and tolerance.”
We are honored to carry on that tradition by being the first state in the union to support President Biden’s national anti-hatred and anti-antisemitism plan.
We are going to lead with love and create stronger, safer, and more welcoming communities as a result.