West Allis adopts resolution condemning anti-AAPI violence
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) – On Tuesday, April 20, the West Allis Common Council adopted a resolution condemning violence against Asian American Pacific Islander communities.
“After weeks of contentious debate, I’m so happy that we finally passed this resolution to recognize and support the AAPI community. This resolution is so important because we need to call out and condemn the scapegoating and violence against AAPI folks across our country,” Alderman Angelito Tenorio said in a statement. “Although I wish we would’ve passed it unanimously, I am so proud and deeply grateful for all the people who came to City Hall to speak in favor of the resolution.”
The resolution passed with a vote of 7-1-2. This comes after the resolution was initially introduced on April 7 and met with resistance.