California announces multilingual ‘CA vs Hate’ campaign, $91 million fund to support victims

California announces multilingual ‘CA vs Hate’ campaign, $91 million fund to support victimsCalifornia announces multilingual ‘CA vs Hate’ campaign, $91 million fund to support victims
via Gavin Newsom
California is making new efforts to combat hate within its borders, including a $91 million fund to support victims and prevent further incidents.
New actions: While hate crimes against Asian Americans in California dropped by 43.3% in 2022, overall figures increased by 20.2%. Just last week, a Lake Arrowhead business owner was fatally shot for having a Pride flag on display at her store.
To help curb these attacks, California on Wednesday announced the following:
  • A $91 million fund that will be distributed to 173 local organizations to support victims, provide resources and facilitate anti-hate prevention measures.
  • A statewide “CA vs Hate” campaign that will feature print, radio and digital ads that will run in English, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Mixtec, Tagalog, Tongan, Spanish and Vietnamese.
  • A letter for public school leaders that will highlight legal responsibilities to ensure ethnic studies curricula are appropriate and do not reflect or promote bias, bigotry or discrimination.
AAPI groups set to receive at least $500,000 include:
  • AAPI Equity Alliance (Los Angeles County)
  • AAPIs for Civic Empowerment Education Fund (Northern California/San Joaquin Valley)
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center Inc. DBA San Francisco Community Health Center (Bay Area/South Bay/Central Coast)
  • Asian American Liberation Network (Northern California/San Joaquin Valley)
  • Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center (Orange County/Inland Empire)
  • Asian Health Services (Bay Area/South Bay/Central Coast)
  • Asian INC. (Bay Area/South Bay/Central Coast)
  • Asian Youth Center (Los Angeles County)
  • California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative (Bay Area/South Bay/Central Coast)
  • Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (Los Angeles County)
  • Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
  • Chinese Progressive Association (Bay Area/South Bay/Central Coast)
  • Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (Los Angeles County)
  • Filipino Advocate for Justice (Bay Area/South Bay/Central Coast)
  • Filipino Migrant Center (Los Angeles County)
  • Hlub Hmong Center (Northern California/San Joaquin Valley)
  • Hmong Youth and Parents United (Northern California/San Joaquin Valley)
  • Jakarta Movement (Northern California/San Joaquin Valley)
  • Khmer Girls in Action (Los Angeles County)
  • Korean Community Center of the East Bay
  • Korean Community Services Inc. (Orange County/Inland Empire)
  • Little Manila Rising (Northern California/San Joaquin Valley)
  • Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities
  • Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Inc.
  • Pacific Arts Movement (Border Region)
  • Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (Los Angeles County)
  • Pacific Asian Counseling Services (Los Angeles County)
  • Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California (Los Angeles County)
  • Saahas for Cause (Los Angeles County)
  • Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (Los Angeles County)
  • South Asian Network (Los Angeles County)
  • Southeast Asian Development Center (Bay Area/South Bay/Central Coast)
  • The Cambodian Family (Orange County/Inland Empire)
  • Union of Pan Asian Communities (Border Region)
  • United Cambodian Community (Los Angeles County)
The big picture: The new actions follow the state’s previous funding of $44.6 million for anti-hate programs through Stop the Hate, the “CA vs Hate” hotline, the Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education and grants for nonprofits to strengthen security. From 2021 to 2022, organizations helped 14,000 people through individual direct services and 2 million more through prevention and intervention services.
Gov. Gavin Newsom, who signed the Commission on the State of Hate into law in 2021, said of the state’s latest efforts:

An attack on any of our communities is an attack on everything we stand for as Californians. As hate-fueled rhetoric drives increasing acts of bigotry and violence, California is taking action to protect those who are targeted just for being who they are. We’re bolstering our support for victims and anti-hate programs and tackling ignorance and intolerance through education to prevent hate from taking hold in our communities.”

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