ALBANY, N.Y. (Diya TV) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a series of measures aimed at fostering inclusivity and security for all New Yorkers in the wake of anti-Semitism and hate at colleges throughout New York.

Governor Hochul’s commitment begins with a state investment of $50 million, designed to empower local authorities in their efforts to combat hate crimes. The funding supports a range of initiatives, including educational programs, prevention strategies, and enhanced security measures.

“We cannot allow any New Yorker to live in fear,” said Hochul. 

The $50 million investment also extends support to bolster security measures at colleges and institutions across the state. By providing the necessary resources, the government aims to create an environment where students and community members can feel safe and secure.

Additionally, part of the funding is allocated to support community groups and cultural centers, which play a crucial role in promoting diversity and inclusivity. These organizations provide a platform for open dialogue, education, and cultural exchange, fostering mutual understanding and tolerance.

Hochul says law enforcement will play a major role to identify and prevent criminal behavior and hate crimes effectively, expecting perpetrators of such acts to be brought to justice.

An independent party will review anti-Semitism policies within the City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university system. This review will be led by former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and is expected to assess how CUNY handles anti-Semitism complaints and make recommendations to better protect Jewish students and faculty.