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Texas announces new appointees to Holocaust Advisory Commission 

The agency’s mission is to combat and confront hatred, prejudice and indifference by educating Texans about the Holocaust and other genocides.

Texas State Capitol in Austin. Credit: LoneStarMike via Wikimedia Commons.
Texas State Capitol in Austin. Credit: LoneStarMike via Wikimedia Commons.

Two new members will join the Texas Holocaust, Genocide and Antisemitism Advisory Commission with terms to run through 2027.

The agency’s mission is to combat and confront hatred, prejudice and indifference by educating the state’s residents about the Holocaust and other genocides in an effort to dismantle antisemitism and prevent such future atrocities.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, named Cara Mendelsohn and Adam Blum to the commission on April 16.

Mendelsohn serves as a Dallas City Council member, chairing the body’s public safety committee. Other boards and organizations she contributes to include the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the Regional Transportation Council, the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition and Women in Municipal Government.

Blum, a life member of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, founded and works as a managing partner for Old Hickory Partners. He leads numerous other boards connected to the University of Texas at Austin, UT System and the American Institute’s Enterprise Club. He also served as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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