WDBJ7 (CBS) covered Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announcing members of the state’s newly created Commission to Combat Antisemitism, which includes B’nai B’rith Director of Legislative Affairs Eric Fusfield.
RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) – Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the members of the Commission to Combat Antisemitism.
According to the governor’s team, the commission will make recommendations to Governor Youngkin and the General Assembly about ways to combat the increasing antisemitic acts in the commonwealth.
“I promised that I would fight antisemitism in all its forms and address discrimination head-on. Hate has no place in our great Commonwealth,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “I am proud to appoint these new members to the commission. Together we will take concrete steps to help Virginia combat antisemitism.”
The Commission will study antisemitism in the Commonwealth, propose actions to combat antisemitism, reduce the number of antisemitic incidents, and compile materials and provide assistance to Virginia’s public school system and state institutions of higher education in relation to antisemitism and its connection to the Holocaust.
The new commission consists of the following members:
• Eric Fusfield of Arlington, Director of Legislative Affairs, B’nai B’rith International
• Jeffrey A. Rosen of McLean, Former Acting Attorney General of the United States, Chairman
• Samuel Asher of Richmond, Executive Director, Virginia Holocaust Museum
• Mel Chaskin of Fairfax Station, President, Vanguard Research, Inc.
• Eric Rozenman of Fairfax City, Communications Consultant, Jewish Policy Center, Washington, D.C.