(Minghui.org) May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day and this year is the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction. Minnesota State Senator Torry Westrom, Minnesota State Representative John Heinrich, and several local people sent letters or messages to celebrate Falun Dafa Day.

Letter from Minnesota State Senator Torry Westrom

Senator Torry Westrom stated in the letter, “It is great to address another year of Falun Dafa. It is urgent to make aware of the atrocities going on around the world, and we must continue the fight for freedom of self-expression because everyone should be allowed to speak freely.”

Letter from Minnesota State Representative John Heinrich

Representative John Heinrich stated in his letter, “I hope that all of you will have a wonderful Falun Dafa day! This marks the 30th anniversary of the appearance of Falun Dafa on the world stage. Three decades of perseverance is marked by this occasion. As we celebrate this event, we must continue to affirm that the struggle for freedom and human rights is a global endeavor. The many abuses that Falun Dafa practitioners continue to endure at the hands of the Chinese Communist regime cannot be ignored by people of good conscience. Today is a time to both celebrate what has been accomplished and reflect on how we can craft a better tomorrow.”

Dr. Kirk Allison of San Scholastica College stated, “Despite nearly 23 years of persecution, from incarceration to live organ harvesting, totalitarianism showed panic in face of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”

Forrest Parker, a literature teacher at St. Paul Public School, wished Master Li a happy birthday. “Friends in Minnesota extended their blessings to the Falun Gong community. We want justice to bloom like spring flowers, and we know you are on the right path.”

Dakota County Public Service Assistant Richard Simmons stated his support to Falun Gong practitioners around the world. He wrote that he stood with the practitioners against the Chinese Communist Party’s despicable atrocities. “The global community needs to know more about the persecution and genocide being carried out by the CCP.”

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.