There is now a new way for New Yorkers to report bias and discrimination.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that there is now a hotline to report instances after an uptick in recent reports of bias related threats, harassment, and violence.
According to the press release, Governor Cuomo is also requesting that schools hold training to combat intolerance and safeguard students.
“New York serves as a beacon of hope and opportunity for all, and we will continue to stand up to those who seek to spread the politics of division, fear and hate,” Governor Cuomo said.
“This state celebrates our differences because we know that it is the rich fabric of cultures and customs that makes this one of the greatest, most diverse places in the world. We will continue to work with our local partners to investigate all incidents of reported bias, and ensure that New Yorkers feel safe and protected. Any acts of discrimination or intimidation will be met with the full force of the law,” added Cuomo.
The hotline to report bias and discrimination is 1-888-329-3644 the call is toll-free.
The hotline will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need to report a crime or fear for your safety call 911.