(Minghui.org) Two senior Senators from Texas, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, sent congratulatory letters to the Southern Falun Dafa Association. They praised Falun Dafa for its contributions to the community, thanked Falun Dafa practitioners for sharing their traditions with the people of Texas, and praised practitioners for their perseverance in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution. May 13, 2023, was the 31st anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction and the 24th World Falun Dafa Day.

Senators John Cornyn and Ted CruzLetter from Senator John Cornyn

Senator John Cornyn wrote: “As World Falun Dafa Week honoring Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance begins, many Texans and Americans will continue practicing self-reflection and expression appreciation within their community.

“I want to commend the Southern USA Falun Dafa Association for their dedication to continuing to celebrate this week in our communities. I am grateful for your organization and wish you peace and prosperity during this year’s Falun Dafa celebration and in the many years to come.”

Letter from Senator Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz wrote: “It is an honor to commemorate this occasion celebrated by more than 100 million people worldwide. I applaud each of you for sharing the illustrious history and rich culture of China as well as drawing attention to the violence and persecution the country has endured. Falun Dafa practitioners have continued to demonstrate the determination and courage to stand up for Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. As we mark this period, let us always remember the challenges China has to overcome and those that remain to be faced.”