(Minghui.org) May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day and this year was the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction. Elected officials in southern California issued certificates or proclamations to honor Falun Dafa Day.

Certificate of recognition from Congressman Alan Lowenthal

Congressman Alan Lowenthal’s certificate reads, “In honor of the 30 th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the public. We recognize Falun Dafa for uplifting members of the community through principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.”

Special congressional recognition statement issued by Congressman Ken Calvert.

Congressman Ken Calvert from California's 42nd District issued a certificate of special congressional recognition for the outstanding and valuable services Falun Dafa practitioners have provided to the community.

Certificate of recognition from California State Senator Richard D. RothCertificate of recognition from California State Assembly Member Adrin NazarianCertificate of recognition from California State Assembly Member Cristina Garcia, Chair of the California Legislative Women’s CaucusFalun Dafa Day Proclamation from the Board of Supervisors of Riverside County

The proclamation reads, “May 13, 2022, marks the 30 th anniversary of the public introduction of Falun Dafa. This day is also the 23rd Annual World Falun Dafa Day and it celebrated by millions of people around the world.

“Individuals are fortunate to be able to practice Falun Dafa freely in America and share these important values with everyone. This recognition will give voice to those Falun Gong practitioners in China, who currently don’t have one, and demonstrate commitment to basic human rights and liberty.”

The mayor of the City of Riverside issued a proclamation for World Falun Dafa Day.

Proclamation from the Rancho Cucamonga City CouncilResolution from Supervisor Janice Rutherford of San Bernardino CountyLetter from Mayor Wes Speake of the City of Corona

Background: What Is Falun Dafa?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance—and learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.