BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 'No Hate in Our State' is a new campaign being launched by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. It's a series of proposals in the 2021 budget designed to combat hate, division and anti-Semitism in New York.
The campaign includes a first-in-the-nation domestic terrorism law, a $25 million investment to help protect not-for-profit religious organizations, creating an education curriculum on diversity and tolerance, and investing $2 million to support the Hate Crimes Task Force.
"The rash of anti-Semitism and hate crimes that has been spreading across our State and the country is a virus. I thought that New York would be immune from it, but I was wrong," Governor Cuomo said. "I want to make it clear that anti-Semitism has no place in New York, and this year we are going to fight this rising tide of hate with bold legislative action to deter violence, protect our citizens and educate our people about the causes and terrible consequences of hate."
The governor also launched a new website with more information on these proposals. New Yorkers are being encouraged to sign the online petition if they want to show support.