ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Protests over the results of the recent election continue nationwide, many of them fueled by concerns over the current political climate.
A common concern in diverse communities nationwide is the recent spate of hate-driven messages and graffiti popping up around the country.
Swastikas have been painted on walls as close to the Capital Region as SUNY Geneseo, near Rochester.
State leaders are now reaffirming New York’s commitment to protect the rights of everyone in the state.
More than 200 people are expected at a rally across from the State Education building Wednesday, organized by the Spectrum Club at Sage Colleges, a group representing the LGBTQ community.
Organizers say their goal is to reach out and show people who feel discontent that as a diverse population, Americans can be stronger together.
Governor Cuomo has also spoken out on the subject, saying that New York is no place for hate. He has also launched a hotline to report any incidents of bias and discrimination.
“This is New York. This is America. We are all immigrants, and the way this state and this country works is we are a diverse population,” said Gov. Cuomo.
The rally is scheduled to be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
The discrimination hotline can be reached at (888) 392-3644 during weekday business hours