(Clearwisdom.net) On April 30, 2010, US Congressman John Lewis wrote a letter to Georgia Falun Gong practitioners in recognition of World Falun Dafa Day.

Congressman Lewis said in the letter:

"I write to send my regards as Georgia Falun Gong practitioners recognize Falun Dafa Week and World Falun Dafa Day.

"Throughout my life, I have been committed to the cause of peace and nonviolence both in the United States and around the world; it is a constant effort that requires the commitment of one's thoughts, words, and actions. I cosponsored H. Res. 605, a resolution recognizing the continued persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. This resolution also urged an immediate end to any persecution, intimidation, forced imprisonment, and torture of Falun Gong practitioners. The resolution passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 16, 2010 by a vote 412-1.

"I have also cosponsored H. Res. 416, the U.S. recommitment to international civil and human rights resolution. This resolution calls for the U.S. to ratify key, core United Nations and International Labour Organization conventions concerning discrimination, xenophobia, slavery, torture, racism, and human and civil rights abuses.

"I congratulate you on the successful celebration of Falun Dafa Week in Georgia and wish you continued success as you prepare to commemorate World Falun Dafa Day."