Street harassment is a serious problem.

Whether it happens in the street, at the store, or on public transit, street harassment - or unwelcome comments, gestures, or other contact from strangers - is a serious problem for marginalized groups – including women and girls, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ communities.

No Place For Hate California is a statewide campaign to shift the burden of confronting hate and harassment away from victims and survivors and toward public agencies. Since 2022, we've passed three state laws to keep people safer on public transit and at businesses. Now, we’re hoping to bring this legislation to all 50 states.

Download the model legislation below for more on how to confront transit harassment in your home state.

Here’s what we’ve achieved.

Improving transit safety

Through this campaign, we’ve passed two transit safety bills: SB 1161 in 2022 and SB 434 in 2023. 

SB 1161 directs the creation of a community survey tool to help transit agencies and the public understand how hate and harassment affect transit riders. You can find the tool here in English, Spanish, and 13 Asian and Pacific Islander languages.

SB 434 requires California’s top ten transit agencies to collect data on hate and harassment — through the community survey tool or other means of data collection. This information can be used as a foundation for developing solutions to make transit safer and increase ridership.

Protecting customers

In 2022, we also passed AB 2448. This law directs the California Civil Rights Department to create a pilot program to motivate businesses to build a harassment-free environment for customers. 

The program will launch by January 1, 2025.



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The following organizations have supported at least one bill under the No Place For Hate California campaign.

AAPI Equity Alliance

AAPIs For Civic Empowerment Education Fund

ACLU California Action

African Advocacy Network

Alliance for Girls

Anti-Defamation League

Apex Express

API Council of San Francisco

API Equality-LA

Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition of the North Bay

Asian Americans in Action

Asian Health Services

Asian Law Alliance

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC)

Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance

Asian Pacific Community Fund

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Asian Solidarity Collective

Asian Youth Center (AYC)

AYPAL:Building API Community Power

Bay Area Council

The Betti Ono Foundation

Black Women for Wellness

CA Domestic Workers Coalition

CAIR California

California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus

California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO)

California Chamber of Commerce (Cal Chamber)

California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs

California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

California Transit Association

Cambodia Town, Inc.

Center for Asian Americans in Action

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE)

Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR)

Center for the Pacific Asian Family

Chinatown Service Center

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

Chinese for Affirmative Action

Chinese Progressive Association

City & County of San Francisco Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault, Response and Prevention

City and County of San Francisco

City and County of San Francisco, Department on the Status of Women

City and County of San Francisco, Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention

City of Los Angeles

Clean Water Action

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety

Contigo Communications

Costa Mesa Alliance for Better Streets

Council on American-Islamic Relations, California Chapter

County of Los Angeles

Disability Rights California

East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association

Educating Marissa, LLC

El/La Para TransLatinas

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)

Environmental & Economic Rights

Equal Justice Society

Equality California

Ethnic Media Services

Food Empowerment Project

Food for People

Gender Justice LA

Heart of Los Angeles

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

Hmong Innovating Politics

Hope Community Services

Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective

Islander American Affairs

Japantown Task Force

Japantown Task Force, Inc. (San Francisco)

Justice in Aging

Khmer Girls in Action

Korean American Center

Korean American Coalition

Korean American Coalition - Los Angeles

Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco

Korean American Family Services, Inc.

Korean American Federation of Los Angeles

Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB)

Korean Community Services

LA Metro

La Raza Community Resource Center

Little Tokyo Service Center

LL's Private Practice

MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse

National Pacific Islander Education Network

NICOS Chinese Health Coalition

North East Medical Services

North East Medical Services (NEMS)

Oakland Lacrosse Club

OCA - Sacramento Chapter

Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)

Pacific Asian Counseling Services

People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights (PODER)

Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles

Reinvent Stockton Foundation/Stockton Scholars

Saahas for Cause

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

San Francisco Senior & Disability Action

San Francisco Transit Riders

Santa Monica Democratic Club

Self-Help for the Elderly

Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club


SOMA Pilipinas - SF Filipino Cultural Heritage District

South Asian Network

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

Southeast Asian Community Center

Southeast Asian Development Center

Special Service for Groups/API Forward Movement

Stop AAPI Hate

Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE)

Streets For All

Thai Community Development Center

The Cambodian Family Community Center

The Unity Council

The Women's Building



UC Student Association

United Steelworkers District 12

University of California Student Association

Visual Communications Media

Women's Voices for the Earth

Women's Foundation of California

Wu Yee Children's Services

Youth Against Hate

YWCA Berkeley Oakland