Friday, May 21, 2021

Tom Tiffany is only member of Wisconsin congressional delegation to vote against COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act


Wearing a hat as hard as his head.

Tiffany, a Republican representing Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District, said his vote against the bill was because he didn't want to politicize the matter of violence against Asian Americans. 
Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District is the largest district in the state geographically, covering 20 counties spanning the north-central region. About 1.7% of the district's 714,000 population — over 12,000 people — identify as Asian American and Pacific Islander, according to 2019 U.S. Census estimates. 
There has been a documented increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (sometimes abbreviated as AAPI) in the country. Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit reporting center, received more than 6,600 reports of anti-Asian hate incidents from March 2020 to March 2021. 
Wausau and Marathon County have a higher proportion of Hmong residents than most other parts of the state. Twelve percent of the population is AAPI in Wausau, where local leaders have condemned race-based hatred in recent months.
Wausau, the county seat of Marathon County, is located in Marathon County.

GET ME REWRITE: Tom Tiffany working to yank title of Wisconsin State Embarrassment from Glenn Grothman.  (10/2)

UPDATE: Who will run in Wisconsin 7th congressional district now that Sean Duffy has announced his resignation?  (10/21)

Meet Tom "terrific for the mining industry" Tiffany.  (11/4)

The hypocrisy of Tom Tiffany and his fellow Republicans.   (3/25) 

Tom "Terrific-for-the-Frac-Sand-Mining-Industry" Tiffany
.  (12/19)
Scott Walker likely to support Tom Tiffany's new mining bill.  (2/27)

Wyoming's Republican Governor has a message for Wisconsin mining industry's "Tom Terrific".  (11/24)
The mining industry's "Tom Terrific" gets pushback from his Republican colleagues
.  (11/18)
In so many words: Dear Sen. TiffanyYour bill sucks, Sincerely, Pepin County Board.  (11/13)
Follow the Gogebic money.  (11/7)
Sen. Tom Tiffany's sand mine bill a hot potato.  (10/28) 
The Nipper Chronicles: The frac sand mining masters speak.  (10/18)

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