LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, acting as a surrogate for wife and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, will address thousands of Asian-American and Pacific Islander voters at a forum in Las Vegas.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will also speak at the gathering Friday at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Billed as the 2016 Presidential Election Forum, the event is being mounted by the Asian American Journalists Association and the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote.

Organizers say they are in the final stages of discussions with Republican nominee Donald Trump’s camp.

The forum will mark the first time major presidential campaigns speak directly to the AAPI community at the same event.

Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus also plan to talk about the importance of voting.

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