For Immediate Release Contact: Thai Vue, Co-Chairman
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Phone: (608) 518-8536
FINAL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DEBATE
The 2015-19 Central Election Committee of the Hmong 18 Council of Wisconsin, Inc. is pleased to announce its final Presidential Debate. The debate is set for:
Sunday, November 2, 2014
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Hmong American Center, Inc.
1109 North 6th Street
Wausau, WI 54403
The public is invited . The forum will be conducted in the Hmong Language; accommodation will be made for those who do not speak Hmong on the needy basis.
Wisconsin is home to approximately 50,000 Hmong. 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 require community support. That support ensures 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.