December 7, 2000

Dear Mr. [Li]:

I would like to extend my best wishes and congratulations to all those participating in "Falun Dafa Week." I am confident that this will be the beginning of a wonderful tradition, and I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts with you.

It is well known that the practice of Falun Dafa has a positive effect on the lives of those who follow its prescriptions. Practitioners of Falun Dafa strive to live their lives by the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. These are honorable qualities, and represent characteristics that reflect the best in what we as a society can hope for in our citizens.

Once again, I hope you have a positive and constructive week. I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.



United States Senator