(SHB) — Wisconsin Hmong Community’s general Election to elect the president to lead the Hmong 18 Council of Wisconsin (Hmong18COWI) from 2015 – 2019 was held on November 8, 2014 throughout 12 cities in the State of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Hmong Central Election Committee (WHCEC) was established by the Hmong18COWI to take responsibility to monitor and carry out the Election process to elect the next president to lead the Hmong18COWI.
Click here to watch Suab Hmong News full coverage of the final speech of the WHECE, current President of Hmong18COWI, the Presidential Candidates, and the elected President of Hmong18COWI.
Suab Hmong News has been covered the Election process from the beginning to the end. There were total of three Debates held by the WHCEC for the Presidential Candidates prior to the general election and an additional debate held by the Hmong Student Association at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
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 ritual s, 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.
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