(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Dafa, was made public first in Changchun, Jilin Province, China on May 13, 1992 by its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi. The practice has spread to over 100 countries since then.
May 13 was declared as “World Falun Dafa Day” in 2000. On the occasion of the 20th Falun Dafa Day and also the 68th birthday of Mr. Li, Falun Dafa practitioners around the world have held celebratory events and expressed their gratitude to Mr. Li.
Elected officials in New York, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Florida and New Jersey issue proclamations, citations, or congratulatory letters to mark World Falun Dafa Day.
Forty-three Members of the Assembly co-signed the citation.From left to right , starting in the first row: Jeffrion Aubry , Michael Blake, Karl Brabenec, Vivian E. Cook, Clifford W. Crouch, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Anthony D'Urso, Patricia A. Fahy, Charles D. Fall, Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Aileen M. Gunther, Steve M. Hawley, Andrew D. Hevesi, Pamela J. Hunter, Mark C. Johns, Latoya Joyner, Peter A. Lawrence, Joseph R. Lentol, Barbara Lifton, Brian Manktelow, John T. McDonald III, David G.McDonough, John K. Mikulin, Brian D. Miller, Angelo J. Morinello, Daniel J. O'Donnell, Felix W. Ortiz, Steven Otis, Amy R. Paulin, Stacey Pheffer Amato, Victor M. Pichardo, José Rivera, Angelo Santabarbara, Jo Anne Simon, Aravella Simotas, Doug M. Smith, Daniel G. Stec, Joe De Stefano, Fred W. Thiele, Jr.，Clyde Vanel, Mary Beth Walsh, Tremaine Wright, and Kenneth P. Zebrowski.
From left to right of the first row: Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, Governor John C. Carney of Delaware, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long of Delaware, Senator Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania, Senator Christopher Coons of Delaware, and Senator Thomas Carper of Delaware.
From left to right of the middle row: House Representative Donald Norcross of New Jersey, House Representative Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania, House Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware, Mayor James Kenney of Philadelphia, Speaker Darrell L. Clarke of Philadelphia City Council, and City Council member Mark Squilla of Philadelphia.
From left to right of the bottom row: City Council member Derek Green of Philadelphia, State Senator Lawrence Farnese and Arthur Haywood of Pennsylvania, State House Representative Mary Isaacson, Maria Donatucci, Brian Sims and Daylin Leach of Pennsylvania.
ports_06.jpgLetter from Senator Thomas Carper of Delaware
From left to right of the first row: House Representative Donald Norcross and Bonnie Watson Coleman, County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. of Essex, and Mayor Ras Barak of Newwalk.From left to right in the middle row: Mayor Alfred Anthony of Livingston, Mayor Robert Jackson of Montclair, Mayor Michael Gonnelli of Secaucus, Mayor Tony Vauss of Irvington.From left to right in the bottom row: Mayor Colleen Mahr of Fanwood, Mayor Dahlia Vertreese of Hillside, Mayor Reed Gusciora of Trenton,, and Mayor Brian P. Stack of Union.