(Minghui.org) The annual rally on the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington, DC has become a symbol of Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful resistance to the brutal persecution in China.

The event enjoys support from many non-government organizations and political leaders in the country. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is one of the federal legislators who sent a support letter to the rally being held on July 17.

Expressing her appreciation to Connecticut practitioners' efforts to “simultaneously educate and enrich our communities while drawing attention to the human rights travesty occurring in China,” she affirms her solidarity in the support letter:

“I write to wholeheartedly support this rally signifying fifteen years since the Chinese Communist party began an unforgiving and groundless attack on the peaceful and spiritual practice of Falun Gong... I want to join you in condemning the attempted eradication of the spiritual practice of Falun Gong and persecution of innocent people.”