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The need to unite communities and organize resources against violence and discrimination has never been more evident. BiasHELP develops, supports and strengthens community voices to ensure a public response to discrimination, harassment, violence and technobullying/cyberbullying that is swift, forceful and consistent.

BiasHELP, Inc. serves as a trusted resource for local, regional and national media outlets, providing current, factual and persuasive information about hate crimes, discrimination, bullying, technobullying/cyberbullying and youth violence. Our appearances in print publications, on television and radio, and online help spread our educational messages to tens of thousands of men, women and children.

Government plays an important role in reducing discrimination, harassment and violence and BiasHELP is committed to advocating for proactive, fair and effective public policy in this area. BiasHELP works at local, state and federal levels to amplify the voices of those populations most often victimized by bigotry and to ensure that government policies, programs and funding levels adequately meet community needs.

We conduct rigorous, thoughtful and data-driven public policy analysis.

We create and distribute an annual public policy agenda.

We build strategic partnerships with other organizations, bias crime survivors and community members in order to effectively build momentum around key issues and messages.

We write letters, make phone calls and e-mail policy-makers to ensure that the community’s voice is heard. We also sponsor non-partisan community events and educational forums designed to strengthen community advocacy efforts and encourage dialogue.

BiasHELP has a phenomenal track record in the public policy arena. We worked in coalition with organizations statewide to win passage of landmark legislation in New York to increase the penalties for hate crimes and pushed hard to secure passage of SONDA – the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act. In 2008, following a nationwide surge in reported displays of hangman’s nooses - symbols historically associated with the lynching of blacks - BiasHELP supported and helped pass legislation to make such displays a felony.

Government Officials

U.S. Senators of NYU.S. Members of Congress of NY

New York State OfficialsNew York State SenateNew York State Assembly

Nassau County Legislature

Suffolk County Legislature

HELPFUL LINKS

GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO RELEASES MARRIAGE EQUALITY MESSAGE
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released a new video message about the need to extend marriage equality to all New Yorkers.
Watch the video message from Governor Cuomo

Age Discrimination / Seniors / Youth Anti-Hate Bullying / Cyberbullying Diversity Faith-Based Gender Issues GLBTQ / Sexuality HIV / AIDS Individuals with Disabilities Media & Political Minority Populations / Civil Rights

Diversity Training

Dignity for All Students Act

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Long IslandOlweus
Bullying Prevention Program
The The World's foremost Bullying Prevention Program proven to reduce bullying behavior.

Mirror Images logoMirror Images DVDThe DVD series geared towards helping people understand the challenges and promise of diversity in America.

Diversity Done Right logoDiversity Done RightDiversity Done Right with the ground-breaking Mirror Images series as its centerpiece, are participant centered, unifying, experiential and designed for maximum impact with measurable results.

Event Calendar

Memoirs of Motherhood: Connecting Through Our Stories
Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm
Call 631.627.8686 for more information
Bridges to Justice: Connecting through Our Stories
Every other Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm
Call 631.627.8686 for more information

Mark your calendar for a food and beverage celebration of the highest caliber as several top chefs prepare their award-winning signature dishes right in front of your eyes. This open-style presentation will feature a sumptuous array of tasting stations with suggested Thanksgiving appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts with an ethnic flair. Best of all, these culinary artists will divulge their secrets for serving up fine cuisine celebrated with a sense of occasion.
Free Citizenship Classes: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 631-654-4700 ext 248
Patchogue-Medford Library
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