Wisconsin Lawmaker Finally Cuts His Hair After Bill to Protect the Deaf Passes the State Legislature

Wisconsin Lawmaker Finally Cuts His Hair After Bill to Protect the Deaf Passes the State Legislature

His protest was a “visual cue” to the deaf community.

Rep. Jonathan Brostoff is finally able to cut off his long locks, News 3 Now reports.

“I’m thrilled,” Brostoff said. “It’s a big step forward for deaf access in Wisconsin.”

The bipartisan measure provides more protections for the deaf community and addresses Wisconsin’s shortage of sign language interpreters.

The Democratic representative from Milwaukee had an unusual way of drawing attention to the cause, promising not to cut his hair until both houses of the Wisconsin state Legislature passed the bill. He said he wanted to show members of the deaf community they had an ally at the state Capitol by using a “visual cue.”

Both houses passed the bill last week.

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