Debate of Vice Presidential Candidates for Hmong 18 Council of Wisconsin October 19, 2014


For Immediate Release                                                   

Contact:  Thai Vue, Co-Chairman
Thursday, October 16, 2014                                           
Phone: (608) 518-8536
Vice Presidential Candidates Debate  
The 2015-19 Central Election Committee of the Hmong 18 Council of Wisconsin, Inc. is pleased to announce the Hmong 18 Council of Wisconsin, Inc., Vice Presidential Debate.  The debate is set for:
Sunday, October 19, 2014
12:00 pm – 2 pm
Hmong American Partnership of Fox Valley, Inc.
2198 S. Memorial Drive
Appleton, WI
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The public is invited to join this forum; the forum will be conducted in the Hmong Language. English accommodation will be provided to non-Hmong speakers as needed basis.

Wisconsin is home to approximately 50,000 Hmong and the Hmong 18 Council of Wisconsin, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 under chapter 181 of the Wisconsin Statutes to advocate and promote cultural programs of the Hmong in Wisconsin. The Hmong have unique cultural practices such as:  weddings, funerals, New Year celebrations, ceremonial rituals, etc. that requires community support to ensure uniformity and improvement, so the Hmong culture can be a part of the mainstream community and not separate from it.  Hmong society normally consists of 18 Clans and this organization is mostly represented by the 18 Clans of the Hmong here in Wisconsin. Each Clan is entitled to two representatives, one man and one woman elected by each of the 18 Clans.
The election for the Hmong 18 Council of Wisconsin, Inc.’s President Position is set for Saturday, November 8, 2014.  The polling stations will be located where there are sizable Hmong populations.  The Hmong population is generally spread out around 13 cities: Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Appleton-Fox cities, Oshkosh, Fond Du Lac, Green Bay, Wausau, Stevens Point, Madison, La Crosse, Eau Claire, and Menomonie.

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