City of Lakes

Office of the Mayor
R.T. Rybak

May 4, 2007

Dear Friends,

As Mayor of Minneapolis, I am pleased to extend warm greetings on behalf of our citizens to those gathered today for World Falun Dafa Day.

I know many residents of Minneapolis and the surrounding area are enjoying practicing Falun Dafa, an ancient form of exercise and meditation. I hope that the events you have planned for today are a success and that your goals for celebrating and sharing the principles of Falun Dafa are achieved.

I join many elected leaders across the country in opposing the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in China. I hope that 2007 World Falun Dafa Day brings heightened awareness to the peaceful appeals of practitioners around the world to end the illegal detainment to practitioners in China.

Congratulations again as you gather to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day at the State Capitol.


Mayor R.T. Rybak

City of Minneapolis