WHEREAS, Falun Dafa practitioners observe the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance in their daily lives, striving to become better people in all environments and situations; and

WHEREAS, Falun Dafa has its roots in ancient Chinese practices of mind and body that promote the cultivation of body, mind, and spirit, inspiring millions of people through gentle exercise and efforts to develop their moral standards; and

WHEREAS, The practice of Falun Dafa should be allowed in all countries, and those countries that persecute against its practice are denying their people their basic human rights; and

WHEREAS, Practitioners are joyously celebrating the anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public on May 13, 1992; and

WHEREAS, On May 23, 2004, a regional conference will be held in Chicago for Practitioners from around the world; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that the week of May 23-May 29, 2004 is designated as Falun Dafa Week; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to Falun Dafa Practitioner, Hao Feng, as a token of our respect.