US Politicians Congratulate World Falun Dafa Day and Thank Mr. Li Hongzhi
(Minghui.org) May 13, 2020, was the 28th anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public, the 21st World Falun Dafa Day, as well as the 69th birthday of Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of the mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
Mr. Sam Brownback, the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, and several congressmen in the Washington D.C. area wrote to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day. Baltimore County executive and mayor of City of Frederick issued proclamations to designate May 13, 2020, as their local “Falun Dafa Day.”
(Left to right, top row): Ambassador Sam Brownback, Maryland Rep. David Trone, and Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes(Left to right, bottom row): Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly, Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski Jr., and City of Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor
Tweet from Ambassador Brownback
Above was a tweet posted by Mr. Sam Brownback, the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, on May 13, World Falun Dafa Day.
Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Rep. David Trone
In the above certificate, Maryland Representative David Trone praised Mr. Li Hongzhi for promoting the betterment of humanity and bringing Falun Dafa to Maryland and all people around the world.
Letter from Rep. John Sarbanes
Another Congressman from Maryland, Rep. John Sarbanes, also extended warm greetings to practitioners. In the above letter, he noted that Mr. Li Hongzhi has been nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and has received many awards and proclamations.
Letter from Rep. Gerald Connolly
In the above letter, Virginia Representative Gerry Connolly expressed his unwavering support for Falun Dafa practitioners and thanked them for advocating the universal values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance.
Proclamation from Baltimore County, Maryland
Baltimore County Executive, John A. Olszewski Jr., issued the above proclamation to designate May 13, 2020, as World Falun Dafa Day. He recognized Falun Dafa practitioners' peaceful, yet courageous and resilient protest against the Chinese communist regime's persecution.
Proclamation from City of Frederick, Maryland
Mayor Michael O’Connor issued the above proclamation to “celebrate the benefits of Falun Dafa in the lives of practitioners, to introduce Falun Dafa to more people and to raise awareness about the persecution faced by practitioners in China.”