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“One of New York City's greatest strengths is its diversity. In the last year and nine months that I have led the Commission, I have been privileged to work with many of the City's diverse communities throughout the five boroughs with the goal of making sure all New Yorkers and visitors to New York City are treated with dignity and respect. No one in New York City should feel unsafe or threatened because of their religion, race, cultural identity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, immigration status, disability, country of origin, among other categories. The NYC Commission on Human Rights enforces one of the strongest human rights laws in the country and fights every day to protect all New Yorkers from discrimination and harassment. Acts of hate, intimidation and humiliation are not welcome in New York City, and the Commission will use all the resources at its disposal to champion victims of such acts and prosecute violations of the City Human Rights Law. If anyone believes they have been the victim of discrimination and harassment, we urge them to call the 311 and ask for the Commission on Human Rights or the Commission’s Infoline at (212) 416-0197.”