Kou Lee, first Hmong candidate running for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin

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SUAB HMONG NEWS (09/17/2021) – Kou Lee is the first Hmong candidate running for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.

CLICK HERE to watch Suab Hmong News exclusive interview Kou Lee on September 17, 2021.

Kou Lee said the reason he decided to run for the U.S. Senate because he sees the U.S. government are not doing their jobs to represent the American people. Kou Lee said that we live in a democracy country, if we do not protect it, it will diminish due to the conflict we see every day.

Wisconsin primary election will be held on August 9, 2022 and the general election will be held on November 6, 2022.

Below is a story pulling from Kou Lee’s website (https://leeforwisconsin.com/kous-story/)

“All I was able to remember about that night 41 years ago was the strange feeling of cold water churning below my neck.

The rest of what I know I owe to my parents.

Dad was leading us across the Mekong River, secured together with a rope, bamboo pieces, inflated plastic bags tied to our clothes. We were fleeing the atrocities in Laos, paddling our way toward Thailand, to what Dad called the lights of freedom.

Leaving behind his land, his farm, his livestock, nearly every one of his earthly possessions, my father had led us on a 19-day journey through dense mountain jungles. We were escaping the communist revolutionaries who were executing anyone and everyone who had sided with America during the Vietnam War.

For my father, it was a choice between a perilous journey fraught with danger and certain death.
I am here today because of the choice he made when I was 2 years old.

For seven years we lived in a camp with 60,000 Hmong refugees, until my parents were finally offered the chance to come to America.

I need no help remembering my first day in the United States. First time seeing a toilet flush. First taste of Coke. First ride in an automobile. First time throwing up on mom in the back seat of a car.”

To get to know more about Kou Lee, click here to visit his website.

Kou Lee has an upcoming event which will be held in Sheboygan on September 26, 2021. See below for detail info.