‘Historic Investment’: California Allocates Millions To Fight Anti-Asian Hate

Publication: NBC News

California’s new $100 billion spending bill, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Monday, includes a $156 million investment in noncarceral alternatives to combatting violence against Asian Americans, who make up 16 percent of the state’s population.

While California isn’t the first or only state to pass a funding plan for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, the package is by far the largest, more than 15 times what New York allocated in its state budget.

... “This is a historic investment in the API community at an extraordinarily difficult time,” said Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat from San Francisco who worked on the budget. “These organizations have been supporting our communities up and down the state. We wanted to have an appropriate response from the state that helps build this infrastructure.”