(Clearwisdom.net) On May 5, 2004, New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery wrote to Falun Dafa practitioners of Brooklyn in honor of Falun Dafa and the Founder Mr. Li Hongzhi. Below is the letter.

May 5, 2004

Dear Practitioners of Brooklyn:

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a meditation practice based on the principles "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance".

Mr. Li HongZhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, first introduced Falun Dafa to the public in China in May, 1992 since then, Falun Dafa has been spread to over 60 countries and areas, the main book <> has been translated into over 20 languages.

Falun Dafa first came to New York in 1996, and deeply rooted in Brooklyn. Falun Dafa practitioners in Brooklyn come from all walks of life with all kinds of culture background.

Falun Dafa practitioners in Brooklyn have obtained tremendous benefits from practicing Falun Dafa both physically and spiritually, and practitioners in Brooklyn have held numerous activities to introduce Falun Dafa to the community, such as free teaching practice, free seminar, attending street fair, etc., share the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" to the whole community.

Falun Dafa Practitioners celebrate the 5th anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day in Brooklyn, and call for all the Help to stop the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

I honor the World Falun Dafa Day Celebration and its founder Li HongZhi for their courage and perseverance.


Senator Velmanette Montgomery

18th Senate District