Gov. Hochul announces statewide task force to combat antisemitism

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday the launch of a statewide task force against antisemitism that will be part of the Department of Human Rights.
She said the goal of the task force is to curb the 125% surge in antisemitic crimes in New York City just last month. The governor called fighting hate a “moral obligation for all New Yorkers.”
According to Hochul, 10 regional councils across the state will convene and provide a place for community members to share concerns, organize educational programming, host hate crime prevention and community healing events and conduct trainings in conflict resolution.
The new unit will also work with the New York State Police to educate New Yorkers on the state's hate crimes laws.