My looks are important to me, but this is a priority and I’m not stopping this until we get it done.

Jonathan Brostoff, A Wisconsin State Assembly Representative political journey began as an intern for senator Tom Harkin where he learned sign language and grew close with two fellow interns, who both were deaf. This is where he saw first hand just how difficult it is for the hearing impaired community to access reliable interpreters.

Once elected into the state legislature, he co-authored a bill to help make high-quality sign language interpreters more accessible and crack down on interpreters practicing illegally that, unfortunately the bill never made it out committee. Since then, it has been his mission to get the bill passed and make a difference in the deaf community.

Over the last year Brostoff has refused to get a haircut while working to reintroduce this bill that would make high-quality sign language interpreters more accessible in all settings and crack down on interpreters practicing illegally. This is his pledge to the deaf community and his hair is a reminder, that he will keep working until its passed.

Abbie Leazes