Bob Banta, California Attorney General. Working Together To Fight Hate.
Posted on May 21, 2022
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In recent days, we’ve witnessed a solemn string of unspeakable events — from a horrific mass shooting at a church in Laguna Woods to a murderous, racist rampage in Buffalo, New York. At the California Department of Justice, our hearts ache for the victims of these heinous tragedies, and we hold their families and communities in our prayers.Senseless violence must not only be condemned — it must be prevented. We must find the resolve as an American people to stand up to the forces of hate and division that too often sow violence. We must build bridges of understanding between our diverse communities.This is work that requires all of us. And as your Attorney General, I’m committed to doing my part — from leading public safety efforts aimed at reducing gun violence to launching our Racial Justice Bureau. Because at DOJ, we will always fight for what matters most: the safety, health, and well-being of the nearly 40 million people of California. Sincerely,Rob Bonta California Attorney General
Working Together to Fight Hate At the California DOJ, we are working to combat hate and working with partners across the state to build stronger, safer communities. Issuing critical guidance to help law enforcement, prosecutors, and members of the public work together to strengthen responses to hate crime;Responding to the needs of historically marginalized and underrepresented communities and those confronting hate by launching a new Racial Justice Bureau and the Office of Community Awareness, Response, and Engagement (CARE), as well as working within DOJ to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion; Convening leaders across California to tackle the challenge of hate and highlight the efforts of California’s diverse communities through roundtables in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, Riverside, Long Beach, Santa Ana, and San Jose; andProtecting civil rights of all, including people with disabilities, LGBTQ Americans, immigrants, and tribal communities.Learn More →